Since we are risen with him . . .

“But now Christ is risen from the dead.” And since we are risen with Him, we are not dead in our sins. In his renewal from the dead, we are lifted forever from dark enfolding condemnation. They cannot bind a single fetter on us now. . . . Because the God of Peace has brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Shepherd of the Sheep, all the flock folded in Him by faith, are safe. “They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of his hands.”

Adoniram Judson Gordon, In Christ, Or the Believer’s Union With His Lord (New York: Revell, 1880), 54.

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