But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.
Good Friday, speaks of His death--But Easter, speaks of His Resurrection. It is a shame that most Christians relate to Christ's death, but say very little about His resurrection. Without His resurrection we have no hope at all. The resurrection is everything! This isn't just important because of our Salvation, but the proof of our belief in Christ's Resurrection should be in the life that we now live.
Romans 6:4 says, "Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life." When we truly believe in the Resurrection of Christ... we will walk in newness of life now... in this life... not just in the life after.
Let's remember what His death did for us, but also rejoice in celebration of His Resurrection. Because He was raised up, so can we walk in this newness of life. We shouldn't be 'sin conscience' any more. (Hebrews 10:2) Yet, most of us are so sin conscience that we think the Bible tells us we must confess our sins to be saved--That is not scriptural and you will not find that in the Bible. What you will find is that we must confess His Resurrection. Romans 10:9 says, "That if though shalt confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved." The Gospel teaches victory in the Cross.
Besides, it would be impossible for us to confess all our sin... there are times we have sinned and not even been aware of it. But praise be to God, we do not have to be concerned with what we do... but only in what God did through His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, if you have confessed Him as such, you are in good hands. And when we are focused on Him, we won't fulfill those evil desires.
Notice that our verse says, the Spirit which dwells in us, quickens (makes alive) our "mortal" bodies--We should be shouting for joy in that. That Life which is in us holds every gift He has given to us. We should draw from it, and allow it to flow out from within us, to heal our whole body. Not keep it locked up for the future, when God's provisions were provided for us for this age... in this life.
Father, may we meditate more on the victory that came from the cross and not staying at the cross mourning for someone who is no longer there. May we not forget His Resurrection, that He was victorious in His mission. Thank you Father for raising Him up from the dead. Thank you for making me right with you, and thank you for all you have provided for us. Amen