Life After Death

June 8, 2021

2 because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:2

Written by Shelia Painter from the Brentwood Campus

I implore you to reflect and remember when you asked Jesus to save you from your sins and cleanse you, which enabled you to be reconciled to God for all eternity through Him.

As I was remembering my own salvation experience, I began to reflect on my life before Christ and then after I accepted Him. Even though I attended church off and on as a child and young adult, I had never heard the gospel message. After my mother had a heart attack at the age of fifty, I made a bargain with God to attend church if He would spare her life. My mother survived and lived for many years after that.

I wanted to live up to my end of the bargain with God. One particular Sunday morning, I had an overwhelming and compelling desire to attend a particular church near my home. That morning in that church I obeyed the Holy Spirit. I got up from my seat and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. That Sunday morning Jesus saved me from a certain death sentence. The change in me was obvious to all my friends and family. We are in actuality reborn with a clean slate. As an extra blessing, many years later I was able to walk my mother down the aisle when she also accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

We are no longer under a death sentence, because we are no longer under the law of the flesh. We are no longer condemned. We have been set free from the law of sin and death because God allowed Christ’s body to receive our punishment for sin. Our condemnation died on the cross.

With the indwelling of the Spirit of Life we are redeemed. God will not condemn us to death. We, through Jesus, have everlasting life.

Questions to Ask Yourself

  1. Have you reflected on your own salvation experience?
  2. Can you remember your life before Jesus saved you?

Missions Prayer
Pray for frontier missions work around the world. Frontier peoples in missions are those in which there are no Christians, and no way for them to be discipled unless someone from somewhere else crosses the cultural barrier to tell them about Jesus. Some of our global workers make digital resources that are shared in frontier settings.