And what is the exceeding greatness of his power . . . Which he wrought in Christ, WHEN HE RAISED HIM from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. . . . AND YOU hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. — EPHESIANS 1:19,20; 2:1
If you were to open your Bibles to Ephesians 2:1, a King James Version would look something like this:
AND you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. When a word is italicized in the King James Version, that means the word is not in the original manuscripts; the translators have added it. So the original reads, “And you who were dead in trespasses and sins.”
I wanted you to see that the verb which controls Ephesians 2:1 is back in Ephesians 1:20! (Paul didn’t write in chapter and verse; men divided Paul’s writings later for easy reference.) Our text today makes it clearer for you. Notice the capitalized words: “. . . WHEN HE [GOD] RAISED HIM [Christ] from the dead. . . . AND [raised] YOU . . . who were dead in trespasses and sins.” The same verb that expresses the reviving of Christ also expresses the reviving of Christ’s people! So the mighty act of God which raised Christ from the dead also raised His Body!
Confession: The same mighty Power that raised Jesus from the dead also raised me!
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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