Monday, June 22, 2009

"The Strength of Sin Was Crucified with Jesus"

"The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law" (1 Cor. 15:56).

Rejoice, O Christian, when our Lord was nailed to the Cross, you and I were crucified with Him.

When He was crucified, nailed to the Cross, the law, "the handwriting of requirements that was against us," was nailed to the Cross with Him, breaking the power and guilt of sin in the lives of all believers.

When He was raised from the dead, you and I were raised with Him.When He ascended to be with the Father, you and I ascended with Him.

Our lives, our real lives are now hidden with Christ in God and when He returns we will finally and eternally possess our true lives.

Colossians (read the entire letter).