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Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

Coffee Time with Jesus

  • Jesus: The Firstborn From the Dead
    And from Jesus Christ,
    …the firstborn from the dead.
    Revelation 1:5
    Jesus was the Firstborn from the Dead, which means He was the first to be generated—or given life—from the dead, to never see death again and to live eternally. Jesus was a dead corpse in the tomb but was given life by the Father; His body lived again and will never die. Also, Jesus was the Firstborn from the Dead in the Resurrection. He was taken from among the dead, or from the location where the dead existed, and was taken to Heaven. Jesus can make life real to you today because He lives in you. Do you want it?
    Lord Jesus, You arose from the dead so that You can come into my heart with eternal life. Now You abide in me. I praise You for giving life to me. Strengthen me for today’s tasks. I worship You as the Firstborn from the Dead.
    Jesus was the Firstborn from the Dead and first in importance, because He became “a life-giving spirit” (1 Corinthians 15:45). This means that Jesus gave life to all. But Jesus was also the first in sequence; no one was raised from the dead before Him to never die again. Adam, Moses, David—all the Old Testament saints—He led into heaven (Ephesians 4:8). Jesus was the Firstborn from the Dead so that now all who believe in Him are “born again” from their spiritual death. All who believe in Him have His new life; they have eternal life. Why don’t you thank Him.
    Lord, You arose from the dead to fill my empty life with Your presence. Give me happiness and meaning for life. Amen.
    Go Deeper: Matthew 28:1-10
    Jesus can give you life because He was raised from the dead.