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Luke 15:24, Luke 15:32 (b) The word as used here indicates that the life of this wayward, prodigal was again what it should be. While he was in the far country living for himself and completely out of touch with his father, his condition was described as being "dead." There was no communion with his father, no contact with his home, no fellowship with his brother. He was still the child of his father. The relationship was not broken, but only the fellowship. When he ceased the life of disobedience and came back to his father, then his condition is described as being "alive." Now his life was as it once was, and as it should be.

Romans 6:11 (a) Here the word "alive" refers to the presence of the new eternal life in the soul which is given to any person when he trusts JESUS CHRIST. It is the presence of this new nature that enables the believer to live for GOD and to understand the things of GOD.

1 Corinthians 15:22 (a) The resurrection is in view in this passage. All who belong to Adam are dead in trespasses and sins. When these have CHRIST revealed to their souls by the Holy Spirit through the Word of GOD they are said to be made "alive" because they belong to CHRIST. In the resurrection we shall have a physical body which will never die.

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Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Alive'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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