1 Corinthians 15:20-22 says:
“But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.”
As I was meditating on this scripture. . .I felt the Lord leading me to write on this passage. At first, I wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted me to write about.
Did He want me to write about how Resurrection Sunday should be celebrated 52 weeks a year?
Did God want me to remind everyone that He is the greatest giver? That He gave us His only begotten Son that we might have eternal life?
Did He want me to remind everyone that He allowed the birth, life, death, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus because “. . . He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died”as it says in 1 Corinthians 15:20 (NLT).
But then, at His urging, I looked up the words “. . .in Christ shall all be made alive”in the Strong’s Concordance.
What does it mean to be alive? Is it just the opposite of being dead? Absolutely not, it’s so much more.
According to the Random House Dictionary the primary definition for alive is: