April 20, 2014

The Best Out of Body Experience Ever!

Passage: Matthew 28:1-10; Colossians 3:1-4

In our text in Colossians, Paul invites believers to so identity with Christ that it is as if the believer died. We so identify with Jesus that when He is raised, so are we. When He is “above”, so are we. We are challenged to have an out-of-body- experience (OBE) and lose ourselves in Christ. We drop the earthly perspective (Col. 3:2) and adopt the new perspective of the risen Christ. We died and our lives are now hidden, redefined and reconfigured. It is as if we were on an operating table and had an OBE. We see ourselves, standing apart from ourselves. This is not only a present possibility, but we shall also be different in the future, when Christ appears. (Col. 3:4)