Sin is not part of our new nature in Christ. It is a useless branch attached to us from the past fleshly passions in our body and soul (Romans 7:15-20).
God wants to prune these useless branches from our life, because they will suck the life right out of our new divine nature (2 Peter 1:4).
The law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus sets us free from the law of sin and death that formerly reigned over us (Romans 8:1-2). The law of sin and death was defeated by Christ on Calvary's cross (Isaiah 14:12-14; Romans 7:17-20).
Once we come to Jesus through Salvation, the life we now live on this earth is not performed by our human talents, but through the Trinity who now abides within us (Galatians 2:20).
Thankfully, the Holy Spirit within reveals to our human heart the truth about our need for a complete manifestation of Christ in us. His presence fills us body, soul and spirit and we make a difference for Him in our world.
Jesus enables us to live as our spiritual self, free from the encumbrances of sin and the flesh. We are now eternally begotten by the Father, grafted into the Vine of Christ and adopted into God's family.
This spiritual mystery is worth searching for, finding and walking in (Matthew 13:44-46). We are now dead to sin and its allurements, and free in Christ to live as Spirit-led Saints (Galatians 5:15-25); Christ in now our whole life (Colossians 3:3-4).
Father God, we so look forward to dwelling with You in Your glory for eternity. Thank You for allowing us to experience this glory now, while we continue to live in this sin-cursed world. Your Spirit and Your Word make our existence here bearable. Thank You for not leaving us here without Your life available to all who will believe (John 3:16-18).
We want to enjoy Your presence and Your Spirit in us now and to share Your life, Your living water, Your peace and Your joy with anyone who will listen to us testify about the gospel of Christ. He died so that we might live. Now we live so that we may serve You all of our days.
Thought for the Day:
Until the light, life and word of Christ dwell richly in our heart, we are bound by the world, the flesh and the devil to this sin-cursed world in which we must dwell for our whole lifetime. - Colossians 3:16