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Rev. Marilyn J. Hart

Third Day of creation


    The Third Day of Creation-

    A Picture of Resurrection Life


    On the third day of creation dry land appeared, bringing forth living plants.  Jesus once likened Himself to the seed of a living plant.  “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain” (John 12:24b).  Jesus was saying that He had to die so that He could bring new life to many.  Death had to come before life.  However, a dead Savior could not save anybody, so on the third day He rose again, “according to the Scriptures”- all in God’s plan (1 Corinthians 15:4).


    Jesus is alive!  He says, “Because I live, you will also” (John 14:19b).  Not only will we live again in that last day (our bodies will be resurrected), but we are to live now in newness of life-as those who are dead to sin, but “alive to God” (Romans 6:11).  He is able “to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25b).


    To follow Jesus, we need to follow Him in death-death to our sinful nature, which was accomplished by Jesus on the cross-so that we might live new, powerful lives of righteousness as we follow Him in resurrection.  We do not have to live in our old ways; we can be raised up with Christ to a new life.  (Study Romans chapter 6).  We need to daily reckon this to be so.  Are there some areas in your life where God wants you to put away the old ways and, through His Spirit, put on some new ways of acting and thinking?