And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins…Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. (Ephesians 2:1,5)
“The same spirit of faith, the same life, the same Holy Spirit, and the same power that quickened Christ also quickens us.” – Mark Hankins
God has quickened us with Christ. What does the word, “quickened,” mean? The word “quicken” means He made us alive together with Christ.
The Gospel is not the good news that God wants to help you; it is the good news that God has already helped you! God gave us the very life of Christ Himself: the same new life with which He quickened Him. Whatever that life did in Christ, it does in you.
Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:13, “We having the same spirit of faith.” The same spirit of faith, the same life, the same Holy Spirit, and the same power that quickened Christ also quickens us. When you discover that you have the same life in you that is in Jesus, the devil becomes very afraid of you! You really cannot be defeated in life when you understand the same, identical life that raised Christ from the dead dwells in you!
Confession: The same life, the same spirit, and the same power that quickened Christ dwells in me!