And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
Through the ministry of the Spirit, Christ is actually in the believer. It is amazing to think of the Lord of life and glory indwelling our bodies, especially when we remember that these bodies are subject to death because of sin. In contrast to the body, the spirit is life because of righteousness. Though once dead toward God, it has been made alive through the righteous work of the Lord Jesus in His death and resurrection, and because the righteousness of God has been credited to our account.