Romans 6:8-11(TMB) If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection.
Omeiza: Pastor, I have been struggling to live a Holy life. After I try so hard, I will later stumble and fall all over again.
Pastor John: Jesus did not call you to struggle; He called you to rest (see Mat 11:28). I need to explain something to you:
Do you remember that no one needed to teach you how to be a sinner?
OM: Yes, it was in my nature since I was a child.
PJ: True, we were all born with a sinful nature. The only way to be free from this nature is by dying (see Rom 6:7). Jesus has died this death for you. You were included in Him when He died for you, and you were in Him when He resurrected (see Rom 6:3-6). You now live a new life and this life is the life of Christ. Understanding this and living the life of Christ is the secret to living above sin.
OM: I don’t understand. But I was not yet born when Christ died.
PJ: Yes, but God knew everything about you before Christ died. Remember that God is the eternal ‘I am’; He exists in the past, present, and future all at the same time. To be continued…
Go into today knowing that God does not expect you to live by your own strength, He wants you to live by faith in Christ Jesus through His Spirit (see Zac 4:6).
Prayer confession: I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which 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 (NKJV).