For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Romans 5:10 NIV

“‘Because he lives’ [1971] was written in the midst of social upheaval, threats of war, and betrayals of national and personal trust. It was into this world at such a time that we were bringing our third little baby. The background history of the song by Bill and Gloria Gaither, Carlton Young.

Romans 5:8 shares about being free from God’s coming wrath. Romans 5:9 shouts that we experience the abundant life right now. His death brought us into relationship. His LIFE guarantees joy in the here and now.

Because He lives…Jesus is interceding right NOW in the throne room of God on your behalf. He is pleading for your strength and endurance that the Father’s plan will be effective in you.

Because He lives…the resurrection power that was used to bring Jesus to life resides in you through the Holy Spirit. This power is not just a “tingling emotional feeling”.  Rather, it is like the force of Niagara Falls to accomplish everything pertaining to life and godliness for His Kingdom purposes.

Because He lives…the fear of the sting of death is gone. Death still hurts, but Jesus life removes the stinger so healing can begin.

How much more is available in your life right now…Because He LIVES?

Blessings. Love y’all.

Pam and I are in worship on Friday night in South Korea with Namhun leading worship. What a wonderful day this has been.