What Does Ephesians 2:5 Mean?

Verse Thoughts

Every man and woman that has ever drawn breath is born dead in trespasses and sins and at enmity with God. Sinful humanity is separated from our holy God by an unbridgeable sin barrier. But because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, those who have trusted Him by faith have been quickened by God, and made alive in Him, despite being spiritually dead in our sins. It is by grace that we are saved - not because of our merit but because in His mercy and love - so that by His death and resurrection we too might be made alive together with Christ

We have been made spiritually alive and have been born into a new creation in Christ and by virtue of His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection we too have been imputed with His resurrected life and clothed in the righteousness of Christ forever - and it is by grace we are saved not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Although we were spiritually dead in our trespasses and sin we have been made spiritually alive by faith in Christ’s work on the cross. By virtue of our spiritual resurrection, which is ours by faith in Him, we have been placed eternally into a spiritual union with Christ and have been made part of His spiritual body, which is the Church. As members of that spiritual body we are positioned in Him and spiritually seated with Him in heavenly places.

The inexhaustible wisdom and love of God is reflected in these blessed words: God has made us alive together with Christ, (by grace you are saved). From the irreversible state of sin and death, which is the fixed and final state of all mankind - the divine nature of our merciful God has reached down to men in a providential display of His abundant supply, through His unconditional covenant of grace --- for even when we were dead in sins, God made us alive together with Christ, by grace through faith.

The imputing of Christ's righteousness on sinful man is the result of the incomparable mission of the Redeemer, Who through His saving blood, which was shed on a wooden tree, lifted those who believe on His name out of the miry clay and into the heights of God's holy place - those of us who were spiritually dead and eternally separated from our heavenly Creator have been quickened from the dead - and made alive in Christ, by grace through faith.

By His redemptive work, we are made a new creation in Christ, fully pardoned from sin, endowed with eternal salvation, permanently in-dwelt with His holy Spirit and forever accepted in the Beloved, by the Father.

Even when we were dead in sins, God in His grace made us alive together with Christ, and He is fully satisfied with the price that was paid for our sins. There is not one thing we can ever do to repay God - for it is by grace alone that we have been saved. Today we are being sanctified by grace alone and one day we will be in His presence and glorified by grace alone.  Praise God for His goodness and grace towards the children of men.

My Prayer

Loving Father I scarce can take in the enormity and wisdom of Your plan for my salvation and the mercy and grace that has made me free from the power of sin and death and imputed to me the righteousness of Your Beloved Son. There is nothing I can do except to thank You dear Father and pray that with my whole body, soul and spirit, I may glorify You in all I am and all I do, through the power of the Holy Spirit and to the praise of Your holy name. AMEN.

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