CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST
MAIN TEXT – GALATIANS 2:20 – I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live: yet not I but Christ liveth in me…
Romans 6:6 – Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed that henceforth we should not serve sin
Beloved a crucified life is one that is wholly given over to God in absolute humility and obedience. It is a life of sacrifice that is pleasing to the Lord and has its root in Christ’s atoning work on the cross. Living a crucified life implies being dead to sin and being alive to God in holiness and righteousness. There is the evidence in the transformation of the person’s character and the fruit of the Spirit becomes his behavioral pattern – Galatians 5
Subjection of our flesh to the power of the cross of Jesus Christ is not negotiable for us as Christians. To be born again means to put our old way of life in the flesh to death on the cross and to receive a new kind of life which is yielded to God in humility and holiness, made available through the power of the Holy Spirit. It is our decision to enforce the crucified life in us and daily subdue the manifestation of the old sinful life in us.
The crucified life is simply Christ expressed because the crucified life is committed to following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit in us helps and guides us to live daily for Christ if we obey. He continues to minister to us the mind of Christ for our good.
LET THE LIFE OF THE RESURRECTED CHRIST SHOW FORTH IN YOU
PRAYER : O Heavenly Father, let the weakness in me be strengthened and I put to death every lust of my flesh daily in Jesus name.BY BISHOP NGOZI DURUEKE (HE REIGNS CHAPEL INTERNATIONAL) To send your testimony, write us: firstname.lastname@example.org.