When He rose, You rose

 You are not going to rise up some day in the future. 

You already rose when He rose.  

I am going to shout it from the rooftop but it only works if you do it for yourself.
Not by yourself, for yourself. 
1 Corinthians 15:13  If our co-resurrection is not proclaimed then the resurrection of Jesus from the dead is no longer relevant. 15:14  If Christ is not raised from the dead there is nothing left for us to preach and nothing left for you to believe. (Mirror bible)
Ephesians 2:5  This is how grace rescued us: sin left us dead towards God, like spiritual corpses; yet in that state of deadness and indifference, God co-quickened us together with Christ. Sin proved how dead we were (the law confirmed it!) Grace reveals how alive we now are (the gospel announces it!) Before anyone but God believed it, he made us alive together with him and raised us up together with him. (We had no contribution to our salvation! God’s master-plan unfolded in the mystery of the gospel declaring our joint inclusion in Christ’s death and resurrection; God found us in Christ before he lost us in Adam! [Eph 1:4] In the economy of God, when Jesus died we died. God saw us in Christ, in his death and resurrection before we saw ourselves there! He declared our co-resurrection with Christ 800 BC [Hos 6:2]!) 2:6  (As much as we were co-included in his death,) we are co-included in his resurrection. We are also elevated in his ascension to be equally present in the throne room of the heavenly realm where we are co-seated with him in hisexecutive authority. We are fully represented in Christ Jesus. Mirror Bible. 
From the Messge Bible:
 1Co 15:12-14  Now, let me ask you something profound yet troubling. If you became believers because you trusted the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead, how can you let people say that there is no such thing as a resurrection?If there’s no resurrection, there’s no living Christ.And face it—if there’s no resurrection for Christ, everything we’ve told you is smoke and mirrors, and everything you’ve staked your life on is smoke and mirrors.

You were raised up and seated in the Right-hand position IN HIM!

The Best Invitation You Ever Received

You're invited

 

Every thing that goes into a life of pleasing God has been miraculously given to us by getting to know, personally and intimately, the One who invited us to God.
The best invitation we ever received!
2 Peter 1:3 Message translation
I would venture to say there are a few invitations that would  make you call your mamma.  A letter that invites you to an awards banquet in your honor.  A note that asks you to join the board of your favorite organization.  Another could be a formal invitation to eat dinner with the President. (of your choice, of course!).  Any of these invitations would be posted on your Facebook wall with hundreds of comments following.
Can you see it? “You are cordially invited to a dinner as the honoree for this year’s best…”

You might receive a real invitation like this someday.  The truth is that it will not be the first or the best one you have gotten.  It will be a distant second in comparison to the original one that has been in your mailbox for a long time.

That invitation was dated 2000 years ago.  What does the letter say?

I am inviting you to know your Creator, Our Dad.  We will be getting to know each other, personally, and intimately.  I Am the only One, who can make this introduction.  What is the purpose of this meeting?  To show you your real origin. To learn what We have known about you all along. You were made for fellowship with Us. You were never designed to be separated from Our Love.  That is why I had to come as a man so that could put you back into your rightful position in the family. Our relationship is the main point.  Heaven already came to you with this invite.  I’m not willing to wait until your body dies so that we can have these talks.  Eternity has started, and heaven is now.  The added bonus of getting to know Me is finding out that you  have been given everything you need. The KJV says, “According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:”
Before you opened My note, I’m sure that you have heard well-meaning religious people try to tell you what it says.  Most are wrong and simply have not opened their own invite.  They have passed down what they thought would get them in good with Dad.  Party crashers are trying to skip the best part which is Intimacy.  The relationship with me  is the gift that has given you all things you need for this life and life eternal.

My invite does not say to strive to be good enough your whole life on this earth and hope for a spot to audition to be my next angel.  There is nothing in it about grudges, guilt, shame, and nakedness.  There is no list of all the filth you must clean up yourself before we talk.  I spent my Life writing it, and I even sealed in in my blood so you could have its authenticity checked.  You will find it is a match.  -Jesus

By his divine engineering he gifted us with all that it takes to live life to the full, where our ordinary day to day lives mirror our devotion and romance with our Maker. His intimate knowledge of us introduces us to ourselves again and elevates us to a position where his original intention is clearly perceived! The Mirror Bible 2 Peter 1:3

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