Wednesday, April 13 2022
THE NEW MAN
Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Romans 6:6,7
Jesus paid the price and suffered the penalty for our sins! He took the judgment for our sins that was due to us in order for us to be freed from sin and enslaved to righteousness. For the wages of sin is death, both physical and eternal for those who refuse to repent and die!
As Jesus was crucified on the cross and so are we, those of us who submit to His Lordship and die to the lusts of the flesh. The crucified life is one of death to self and the lusts and pleasures of the world, laying down one's life to follow Jesus, led by His Spirit!
One day Jesus was approached by a rich boy who asked Him, "Good Master what shall I do to inherit eternal life?" Jesus told him that neither goodness nor keeping the commandments would save him but letting go of his riches that had his heart and submitting his life to follow Jesus! This is our new life as New Men, totally sold out to follow Jesus!
"I have been crucified with Christ, it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." Galatians 2:20