The first step to experiencing resurrection life is dying. Romans 7:5 says this, “For while we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death. But now we are leased from the law, having died to that which held us captive.” Have you died to your sin and are you experiencing the joy of eternal life? Have you experienced resurrection life? Today can be the day that you can experience resurrection life instead of death from sin. Turn from your sin and turn to Jesus. This is the gospel and this is the reality of the Christian life. Romans 8:12 says this, “If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
This passage makes it clear who are children of God; it is those who are led by the spirit. Who are those who are led by the spirit? It is those who “put to death the deeds of the body by the holy Spirit”. As the church, we continually partake in the joy of dying to sin and living for Christ. This is a foretaste of our resurrection where sin will be finally defeated and we will be with Christ.