Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Path of Progress: Reckoning

“Likewise reckon ye also to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God 
through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:11
As I look at this verse I see that it is written in the present tense. I looked
at other versions and most use the word “consider” instead of reckon, but
reckon is a strong word.
Reckon: To reason from the facts and draw conclusions
“Romans 6:6 says that our old man was crucified with Him.
It is final and can’t be undone. Our old man has been crucified once
and for ever, and he can never be uncrucified. (This is fact.) This is
what we need to know. The sequence is most important. Our reckoning 
must be based on knowledge of a divinely revealed fact, for otherwise
faith has no foundation on which to rest. When we know we reckon 
spontaneously...So it comes to this, that unless we know for a fact 
that we are dead with Christ, the more we reckon, the more intense 
will the struggle become,and the issue will be sure defeat.” 
 Watchman Nee
More tomorrow. It unfolds slowly. 
Having difficulty? Ask God to give you revelation.

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