On that dark Good Friday afternoon, Jesus was literally dead, he was limp lifeless from bearing the penalty for our sins. Then on the third day, the Holy Spirit raised Jesus to life. He did not resuscitate Jesus, He raised Jesus to new life. To a glorified eternal life. So following Paul is saying here, He's saying to the same Holy Spirit who raised Jesus from the dead, that that same Holy Spirit is living in you, to give you new life, to give you new power.

Now, if we miss this here in Romans 8:11, we would see the same spirit powered life in Ephesians 1:18 through 20, where Paul writes, "The immeasurable greatness of His power for us who believe is according to the working of His great power when He raised Christ from the dead and seated him at God's right hand in the heavenly places." So we see the Holy Spirit that lives in you is your power source. The Christian life is not a do-it-yourself project.

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