Colossians 2:13-14

And you, who were dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made alive together with him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

Scripture says we have been provided the same energizing, resurrection life that is in Christ: “If the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11). He infuses our mortal bodies with physical strength through the very energy of God.

Our faith simply has to go beyond the point of death. We must look into the very face of all that is dead and proclaim, “Jesus never gives up on that which appears to be dead.” We need a faith that refuses to give up on anyone or anything, no matter how hopeless the situation seems.

Christ will astonish us by His power. Indeed, if you hold on in unswerving faith, you are in for a glorious manifestation of His resurrection life. Only you and the Lord will know all the intimate workings of His miracle, but He will astonish and thrill you as He shows you His great glory.

“You, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him” (Colossians 2:13).

“But God … because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses made us alive together with Christ” (Ephesians 2:4–5).

“It is the Spirit who gives life” (John 6:63). “The last Adam became a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45).

How clear is His message to us! The Holy Spirit dwells in us to bring forth His constant life. That is Christ’s present greatness.