Being alive is defined as full of energy and vigor, and with a zest for an interest in life; or in short, not dead. All of us physically share this quality. We get up every day, go to work or play, do our jobs, go to school, enjoy leisure activities and the process starts over again. However, there is more to the human being than physicality. There is also the spiritual aspect to every human being, yet all of us are not alive spiritually, but many of us are dead.
God is the God of the living. So let me first explain what I mean by living. I don’t mean physically as I hopefully and clearly expounded in the first paragraph. Living is a spiritual life that comes from God living in us by a new birth. Forgive me for using “christianese” (a form of language that Christians use to define their salvation). This new birth is called saved or surrendering your life to Jesus. It is only then that one lives spiritually and God beings to be God in your life.
Now before proceeding it must be explained that God loves you. I will not leave you believing that He hates you—far from it. When God sent Christ (or should I write) when Jesus willingly gave his life, it was not an act of malice, but of the highest form of love one can imagine. Nonetheless I pray that my words are kind and truthful when I write that until you come to a place of repenting of your sins (telling God you were wrong for your way of living) and confessing that Christ is everything He is (Son of God, redeemer of man, His blood as remission of sins, and His work of righteousness to trust in completely), God is not your God.
Have I angered some? Assuredly. However with the possibility of helping some the writing will continue. So the question may be (or not) if I haven’t repented or trusted in Jesus where does that leave me? There is a state of humans called spiritual death. Sin causes this: it’s similar to a man that has a disease that controls his thinking, his speech, and every action he makes against God. No matter what he says or how he feels this disease is in control until he is shown his state and relinquishes to something greater than himself—that something is God.
Some of you many not believe or will never believe that you’re dead spiritually; and of course that the whole point in it all, for the devil to keep you in the dark until you’re in eternal darkness. I may not be able to convince you of your separation from God or the fact that until you live by the new birth God is not your God, but maybe my persuasion will have a greater affect in this: God is willing to be your God. He will make you alive from the deathly oppression of sin to live a new life. Will troubles disappear? No. Will suffering vanish into thin air? Far from it. Will life be easy afterwards? You know just as much as I that it will not. But read this carefully and take it to heart: There is Heaven and there is hell. The living, by the righteousness of Jesus Christ, goes to Heaven. The dead, by their own way of life, go to Hell. God is the God of the living not of the dead. Choose today: will you live or will you remain dead?
All people like to live. We enjoy the zest of life, the energy that it brings with the vigor of interest in new things. Jesus Christ is the only one to give you life spiritually—and technically physically too, but without Jesus spiritual death reigns. God is the God of the living not of the dead.