Posted by: Larry Hoekman | November 30, 2018

In Christ — Crucified with Christ!

Day 3225: TGIF: Thank God I‘m Forgiven!!! Every Friday and every day!!!

Scripture: For if I have been united with Christ in His death, I will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection.  My old sinful self was crucified with Christ, so that my body of sin might be done away with, and I am no longer to be a slave to sin. Because I died, I have been freed from sin! Romans 6:6,7

Thoughts/questions: So what? Often not said in a very polite fashion, but it is a really valid way to analyze and apply Scripture. So, let’s do a so what in terms of today’s verses.

One of our positions in Christ is that of being crucified with Christ. As inconceivable as that seems, on a practical level what does this mean in our daily walk with Jesus? Although we didn’t go thru the pain and suffering Jesus experienced, our spirits united with Him in His death.

His physical crucifixion parallels our spiritual crucifixion. We are to acknowledge our position of being alive physically, yet being spiritually dead to the power of sin in our lives. Positionally, we are freed from sin; however, we daily resurrect that death and become alive to the desires of the flesh and self.

But we aren’t a slave to that process. We can have victory over sin in our lives. We won’t be sinless, but we WILL sin less! Sin’s control is gone! We are like a tennis player who can lose many points, but still win the match. Be encouraged! Daily we are to become more alive to God and increasingly dead to sin!

Suggested Prayer: Dear Jesus, I belong to You. Help me to die to self and let You live thru me . . .


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  1. This is good stuff….die to self…that is what I need to do each day..thank you for your kindness to me the last few days…I was gone in the ocean storm….underwater……..but someone brought me hot chocolate and made me a fire……wow xoxoxo

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