Ephesians 2:1-5 (NIV) – As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 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. 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. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.
Physical death is one that we can easily recognize – there is no pulse, no more air in the lungs, no movement, no response, etc. But what about spiritual death?
God’s word tells us that when we are dead, we follow the ways of this world, gratifying the cravings of the flesh and following its desires and thoughts. We may think we are in control, but the truth is, we actually cannot live any other way. We can’t live with God or live the way God has created us to live.
We need His rescue! God’s answer to death is resurrection. He makes us alive with Christ even when we were dead in sin!