TO THE BIBLE: Romans 6:4
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”
Some people think all Jesus came to do was save us from sin; but that’s just one side of the story. He saved us from our sins alright, but He did that for a purpose—to make us sons of God! His ultimate aim was to give us a new life, the God-life! Saving us from our sins was only a means to an end. When He hung on the cross, we were all in Him, because He did it for all people. He was made sin for us; He took our place.
That’s the legality of redemption. Even though you hadn’t been born at the time He died, you were in Him. The same goes for all those who were born before He came—He was the representative of all men. When He died and was buried, in the mind of God, we all died and were buried in Him. And that was the end of sin; it was buried with Him.
However, that wasn’t the end of Jesus’ substitutionary work. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead. And when He rose from the dead, we also rose together with Him into a newness of life. Remember, our sins were buried with Him. Your past, with all its failures, weaknesses, and defeats, was buried with Him. Now, you have a new life in Christ Jesus; not a continuation of your old life. You’re a new creation now, superior to the devil, the world, and its systems. Hallelujah!
Dear Father, thank you for separating me from the destruction that ruins men’s lives and the judgment that works in the lives of men, having been identified with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. Now I walk in the newness of life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 13, Proverbs 1-2
Luke 19:28-40, 1 Samuel 17
Walk with the consciousness that you’re now a child of God—free of all sin—living the divine life in Christ.