Wednesday, May 1, 2013

When Christ died, I Died

How in the world is this possible? Christ died over
2,000 years ago. Paul nails it in Romans 6:2,6

"Do you not know that all of us who were baptized
into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?...
For if we have been united with him in a death like
his, we shall also certainly be united with him in a
resurrection like his. Knowing this, that our old 
man was crucified with Him, that our body of 
sin might be done away with, that we should no 
longer be slaves to sin."

I understood this better when it was explained to
me that Jesus not only died in time but He also
died outside of time because He is eternal, and
dwells in eternity. As a Believer, I dwell in Him
which means that I dwell in the eternals as well
as in time:

When Christ Died, I died.
When Christ was buried, I was buried.
When Christ arose, I arose.

If I grasp the truth of this, my behavior changes
and I find myself living out of His grace instead
of law. This sounds so cut and dried but, really,
it is a game changer in the Christian life.

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