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Daily Devotional

From your Pastor;

 

                              “For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”           Colossians 3:3

 

        In order for God to hide us in Christ. He does not begin by putting the life of Christ in us. He first puts us in the life of Christ.  Why does God want to put us in Christ?  He must do this to deal with our sin. If we received what we deserved, death would await all of us. When we believe and surrender to Him; God must now deal with our new life and the old life. We still possess the old nature, (Adam) but now also our new nature (Christ). So, in turn God must deal with us now on the basis of His Son. Therefore, He must put us in Christ to have anything to do with us.

         Were we not in Christ, we would not be able to be crucified with Him. If not in the Lord, then not with the Lord. 

 

“But by God’s doing, you are in Christ Jesus.”

                                                        1 Corinthians 1:30

 

      This is why we are baptized.  “...or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?”

     Since God has put us in Christ, we should so act as people who are in Him. In baptism we are buried and resurrected. Buried into His death, and resurrected into His life!!!

       So when one is baptized they are simply acting out what God has done within. Their death to sin, and their resurrection to new life.  Hallelujah!!!

   Just as we were born through Adam, it is only by death that we are delivered from Adam. This is why God must put you in Christ.    Are you in...?

                                                         Bro. Clay