Saturday, January 9th .
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4). More after the cut...
There're many who think that all Jesus came to do was to save us from sin; but that's just one side of the story. Yes, He saved us from our sins, but He did that for a purpose: so He could make us sons of God. His ultimate aim was to give us a new life, the God-life! It wasn't just to save us from our sins. Saving us from our sins was a means to an end.
Understand this: When He hung on the cross, and was crucified, you were in Him, because He did it for all men; 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. Our sin was buried with Him.
However, that wasn't the end of His substitutionary work. On the third day, God raised Him from the dead. And when He raised Jesus from the dead, we were also raised together with Him into a newness of life.
Remember, our sins were buried with Him. Our past with all the failures, weaknesses, and defeat were 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.
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.
Further Study: || 2 Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. ||
|| Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. ||
|| Romans 6:5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Matthew 7:7-29,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: Acts 7:54-60,
EXTRACT FROM: Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional