“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” (Romans 8:11, NLT).
The Apostle Paul describes Christians as people presently living in bodies that will die and be resurrected and then live forever.
It’s like we are the walking dead!
Because, when we experience new life in Christ, the Spirit of God gives immortal life to our mortal bodies.
When the Spirit of God is alive in us, then the Holy Spirit will resurrect our physical bodies to eternal life in the same way that Jesus was raised from the dead.
The work of the Holy Spirit is to bring eternal life into this present age—to bring God’s future Kingdom into our present reality.
The presence of God lives in us and through us by the Holy Spirit in this present world in anticipation of what will be our future–eternal life with God.
When God’s Holy Spirit lives in us, we begin to participate in eternal life. And, the Holy Spirit enables us to live according to God’s will in our present life and in preparation for our eternal life.
“We have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory.” (Romans 8:23, NLT).