Saturday, April 10, 2010


Quickening is an old-fashioned obstetric term. It is used to denote the first time a

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mother feels her baby move and is a sign that the baby is alive. Pregnant women wait anxiously for this moment and thrill to feel those first flutters deep within themselves that signal the life that has been there growing for weeks.

The Scriptures tell us that if we know the Lord Jesus, we too, have been "quickened".

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; (Ephesians 2:1)

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; (Colossians 2:13,14)

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2: 4-7)

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:11)

We have been made alive in and unto God and our enlivening is no less thrilling to the Lord than it is to that new mother. He has purchased us as His own at the cost of His dear beloved Son, and yet He did not consider the price too great.

May our lives here be such that we birth forth a life rich in obedience and love to the One who has made us "accepted in the Beloved" and will be "preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. "

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