Crucified

Romans 6:6—”We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.”

What does it mean that we were crucified with Him?

The last blog talked about our new DNA, being born again, holy and acceptable to Him.    

Romans 6:7—”For one who has died has been set free from sin.”

We are not able to defeat sin through or by keeping the law.  In fact, the law revealed how weak we are regarding sin.  We inherit a sin nature from Adam.  There is only one way to gain freedom from this sin nature—death.

It is difficult to comprehend our death on the cross with Jesus since He died 2,000 years ago.  Were we freed from sin 2,000 years ago or are we set free when we accept Him as our savior?  Yes to both.

Romans 6:6—”We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.”

Our sin nature was enslaved to sin.  Somehow God allowed our sin nature or old man, to be crucified with His Son.  He knew this was the only way to deliver us from sin.  

Romans 6:5—”For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.”

We were one in death with Him on the cross and one with Him in His resurrection.  

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

Romans 6:11—”So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.”

Consider—To reckon, take into account, This word deals with reality.  If I reckon my bank account has $25 in it, it has $25 in it.  Reckon refers to a fact not supposition.  

The fact is we are dead to sin and alive to God in Christ.

Romans 6:14—”For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”

The enemy wants to hide the entire chapter of Romans 6 from us.  He wants to lure us into a cage fight with sin so that we fall back into dealing with sin through laws, religion and legalism as the Galatians did.

Galatians 3:1—”O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? It was before your eyes that Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified. Galatians 2:21—”I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.”

Lord, thank you for freeing us from our old sin nature through Your grace.

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