Jesus was dead – buried – raised to life – ascended to heaven and sat down at the right hand of the Father. How does this relate to the Christian – when Paul is praying that our eyes might be opened to know this power?
Ephesians 2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions.
Sinners Prayer – I realise that I am spiritually dead and I need you. I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life, please forgive me. I now turn from everything I know to be wrong. Thank You that You died on the cross for me so that I can be forgiven and set free. Thank You that You offer me forgiveness and the gift of Your Holy spirit. I now receive that gift. Please come into my life by Your Holy Spirit to be with me forever. Thank you Lord Jesus.