Death and Life

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:  Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.  For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Romans 6:6-10

These verses continue with the theme of Romans chapter 6, which is the relationship of our new life in Christ and our old life in the flesh.  The two could not be farther apart.

This passage tells us that “…if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.”  Because we live with Him and in Him, we have “newness of life.”  This passage also tells us that “…death hath no more dominion over him.”  Jesus Christ conquered death and the grave on the cross.  Death has no more power over Him.  The grave has no power over Him.  In the same way, as we live in Him and walk in our newness of life, sin has no more power over us.  Sin has no more dominion over us.  Jesus conquered our sin for us.  We no longer have to serve it.

Our old man “is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed.”  Our old man is dead.  The new man is alive, but, as the Bible says “…in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”  Our new life is in Christ.  Our new life is lived “unto God.”

God is everything to us.  Jesus is everything to us.  And, as long as we keep it that way, we will have a wonderful Christian life.  We will avoid sin and we will serve the Saviour.  We have passed from death unto life.  We should live like it!

 

3 responses to this post.

  1. Amen! And so may we live like it daily being filled with the Spirit and walking in His power so that we will no longer gratify the desires of the flesh!

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