Dead Men Walking

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20

I am a dead man.  We are all dead men.  The question is this- what are we dead to?  There are only two options.  We are either:

1. Dead to Christ- Man in his natural state is dead to righteousness.  He is spiritually dead.  Ephesians 2:1 says “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins”.  Without Christ, we are dead to everything good, servants of sin and children of the Devil.  Fortunately, that is not the only option. We can also be…

2. Dead to sin and the world– When we receive Christ, we become alive in Him.   We are supposed to be dead to our sin and our flesh.  “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 6:11)  Paul says in Galatians that he is crucified with Christ, and any life he has is only in and through Christ.  I am dead- Christ and Christ alone is my life.  This is a powerful truth- my body is not mine, it is Christ’s; my mouth is not mine, it is Christ’s; my eyes are not mine, they are Christ’s; everything is His and nothing is mine. 

You can really never take this truth too far.  A dead man has no possessions.  My money is not mine- it’s Christ’s.  My house is not mine- it’s Christ’s.  My time is not mine- it’s Christ’s.  It will be a wonderful day when we even begin scratch the surface of living this truth!

5 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, Great post about a wonderful truth! The part that hit me the most was that “My time is not mine – it’s Christ’s.” This relates to what I will be writing when I post later today. Peace, Linda

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  2. Thanks, Linda. I’ve really been thinking a lot lately about how everything I have and everything I am is Christ’s. But I have found that it’s one thing to know that as a fact, but it is entirely another thing to live out that truth. I’ll look forward to reading your post.
    Ben

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  3. […] one of my fellow bloggers pointed out that “My time is not mine – it’s Christ’s.” That really spoke to me […]

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  4. Love this Ben! And want to live it more and more too. It helps me when I get concerned about money , then to realize it’s not mine anyway, well, it takes a load off! 🙂 He’ll give me what I need to do what He wants me to do with it, right? 🙂 Thanks for encouraging us to be alive to Him and in Him today! deb

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    • Thanks, Deb. I know I don’t have much money, but what I do have, He gave to me. It belongs to Him. That thought does take a load off! Now I just need to start living that truth more.

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