Monday, March 22, 2010

126) Death with Christ

Romans 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him.

Those that God redeems and regenerates by crucifying the old self will also live in a manner consistent with his new self. Believers will follow the lead of the indwelling Spirit and walk in a new direction. The old self [wretched man] was powerless to keep from sinning. The new man still sins, but lives a life that has been empowered to follow Christ and be conformed to his image [Romans 8:29]. The power of sin has been broken in all who are in Christ, and through the Holy Spirit the power has been given to not sin and live with Christ.

Focus on Christ #126

1 comment:

mark pierson said...

Sound theology. I agree with this whole post.