The present reality of your resurrection

by libr8tr

John 5:

19Therefore Jesus answered and was saying to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. 20“For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel. 21“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. 22“For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, 23so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.

24“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.

Paul taught that belief comes by hearing in Romans 10:17 (it’s a good idea to read from verse 14 – on).  This passive reception (hearing) produces resurrection.  It is a past-tense event. This means that we are simultaneously resurrected in a temporal life.

Certainly, the resurrection will happen at Christ’s coming, but, our spiritual rebirth has already happened in the hearing of the good news.