Raising is God’s work. We see the Lord Jesus Himself acknowledge that in the verses below. Being united to Him, we will joyfully echo this declaration of our Father’s power when we are changed “in the twinkling of an eye.”
“Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper” (Jeremiah 23:5). “The Lord God of Israel . . . hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David” (Luke 1:68–69). “God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham” (Matthew 3:9). “But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you” (Romans 8:11). “Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you” (2 Corinthians 4:14). God “hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: He that raised up Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (August 31 reading).]