July 8, 2018
6 Could it be any clearer[b] that our former identity[c] is now and forever deprived of its power? For we were co-crucified with him to dismantle the stronghold of sin within us,[d] so that we would not continue to live one moment longer submitted to sin’s power.[e] 7 Obviously, a dead person is incapable of sinning. 8 And if we were co-crucified with the Anointed One, we know that we will also share in the fullness of his life. 9 And we know that since the Anointed One has been raised from the dead to die no more, his resurrection life has vanquished death and its power over him is finished. 10 For by his sacrifice he died to sin’s power once and for all,[f] but he now lives continuously for the Father’s pleasure. 11 So let it be the same way with you! Since you are now joined with him, you must continually view yourselves as dead and unresponsive to sin’s appeal while living daily for God’s pleasure in union with Jesus, the Anointed One.
We cannot enjoy our new life unless we affirm that the old is dead and gone. Our confession and declaration needs to be – I am dead to the old, and I am alive to the new man In Christ.
This is the beginning of FREEDOM!
What do you find yourself focusing on more?
The old dead you or the new you made alive in Jesus?
Our focus will determine what we give life to. We often find ourselves trying to fix the old, even though Jesus has already taken care of him. We can’t keep on fighting the old and hoping to live in the new. There is no need to look back to our life before Christ; this only stunts our growth in Him.
Our focus is to solely be on who we are becoming in Him. This is essence to a life of freedom in Jesus.