*DAILY DEW 21ST/JULY/2021* *The Fundamentals of the Faith* (V) _Key Bible Text:_ *Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and OF RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD, and of eternal judgment.* (Hebrews 6:2 (KJV)) _Bible Insight:_ This is a past reality, a present reality and a future reality: the resurrection of the dead. Jesus is described as the first born of the dead in Colossians 1:18 (KJV)-- *"And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, THE FIRSTBORN FROM THE DEAD; that in all things he might have the preeminence."* This points to the fact that he is the first to have victory over death, a permanent resurrection from the dead without ever dying again. The doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is one of the fundamental teachings of Jesus. Most anti christ religions always make this subject their greatest concern. They don't like to accept this truth so they fight it with everything they have. Paul further argued extensively that if there is no resurrection of the dead, then christianity is a hoax, a religious scam to keep men under control. He didn't use these words but that's effectively what he means: *For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised: And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.* (1 Corinthians 15:16-19 (KJV)) It is the power of resurrection that guarantees our victory over sin. The transforming power of God is continually working out itself in us, giving us newness of life, salvation from sin, salvation from sicknesses and diseases, etc. All of these flows from the power of the Holy Spirit which is able to make alive, to quicken and to restore. *MEDITATION:* *But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.* (1 Corinthians 15:20-22 (KJV)) *#David_Joshua_Egbochuo* *#Wednesday_wisdomforliving* *#Becoming_More_Like_Jesus* *#Daily_Dew_Devotional* *#Undeniable_lifting* *#Hello_July* ❤ Links To Visit: *Podcast:* anchor.fm/daily-dew-devotional/episodes/TROUBLED-elli7h *FB Pages* www.facebook.com/DavidJoshuaEgbochuo/ www.facebook.com/thedavidgen/ www.facebook.com/THEREVIVALCORPS/ *DDDblog* dailydewdevotion.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-fundamentals-of-faith-v.html *Telegram Group:* t.me/joinchat/NzXQlVc9Hx7LfaRSnh9fHg Feel Free to Share with Friends. God bless you.