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Embracing the Cross-Dynamic Leads to Life in the Resurrection Realm
June 24, 2018      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons


The ordained way to resurrection life for all of creation is through the cross of Christ.  Sam shares how death in Christ leads to life in Christ.

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Notes

Romans 8:1-2
1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 

Ephesians 2:1-5
1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 
2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 
3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us,
5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ

Genesis 1:1-2
1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Darkness and decay entered the creation realm through Satan's rebellion. 

Genesis 2:15-17
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 
17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.

Death entered the creation realm through man's rebellion.

Genesis 2:21-22
21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.
22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.

Psalm 16:10
10 For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption (decay).

Life, and everything, in this dark age is dying or decaying.

The second law of thermodynamics basically says that “entropy" happens in all energy forms, i.e. stuff gets old and breaks.

Resurrection life is the life that manifests through Jesus which transcends, overcomes, and even rises out of death in the body and soul realm.

Our body (bios) and soul (psuche') life in this fallen age are physically and morally producing death.

The resurrection life (Zoe) of Jesus is now available thorough the gospel by the Holy Spirit in our soul and eventually body.

John 12:24
24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.

Genesis 1:9-13
9 And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so.
10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.

The ordained way to resurrection life for all of creation is through the cross of Christ.

Death in Christ leads to life in Christ.

The Old Creation is transformed to the New Creation through the Cross-Dynamic.

Embracing the Cross-Dynamic leads to life in the Resurrection-Realm.

This is true in:
1) supernatural finances through sacrificial giving
2) multiplied time through sabbath rest
3) spiritual strength through fasting and prayer
4) increased blessing through sacrificial obedience

Embracing the Cross-Dynamic leads to life in the Resurrection-Realm.

Philippians 3:18 (ESV)
18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ.


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