Ephesians 2:1 tells us "we were dead in our trespasses and sins". When we were living for this flesh, this life, and only our existence, we were dead to righteousness, holiness, and salvation.
1st Peter 2:24 reminds us "that being dead to sins, we should live unto righteousness". The Spirit of God drew us to repentance and we died to the flesh and began to seek after the things of God.
Then Paul tells us in Galatians 2:20 "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me".
We may have lived in a moment where we were ignorant of God and his sacrifice for us. We were unaware of all that he did to set us free from the scourge of sin in our lives. We were dead! But, we must thank God that those moments are gone and we have accepted the perfect sacrifice of the cross of Calvary into our lives. We are not living for self anymore, but striving towards the righteousness and holiness of our God.
I once was dead, but now I am alive and because He lives, I can face whatever the life, this world, or the enemy of my soul can throw at me.
Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Pastor, First Pentecostal Church