Faith in Christ Jesus is about being united with Him.
Ultimately we will be One with Him as He and the Father are One.
When He appears, we will be like Him as we will see Him as He is.
(1 John 3:2-3)
However, to be united with Christ we must be united with Him in His death;
He died for the sins of the whole world
To bring forgiveness for those who believe.
This world is a fallen, sinful, wicked place;
Hopeless, helpless and condemned apart from Faith in Christ.
Christ came to offer forgiveness
For those who will put their Faith, Hope, and Trust in Him.
No one can put their Faith, Hope, and Trust in Christ
Without dying to this world; dying to the heart-set and mind-set of this world.
The world murdered Christ because He told the world of his day
That what they did was evil.
Today, Christ tells the whole world that what they do is evil.
Realize that everything apart from Christ is evil.
There is only One who is good, God, and Christ is God. (Matthew 19:17)
From the fall of Adam and Eve,
This world has been an evil place, ruled by Satan and the enemy of God.
The apostle Paul says:
What shall we say, then?
Shall be go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means!
We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
Or don't you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus
Were baptized into His death?
We were therefore buried with Him through baptism into death
In order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
Through the glory of the Father, we too may live a New LIFE.
IF we have been united with Him in His death
We will certainly also be united with Him in His resurrection.
For we know that our old self was crucified with Him
So that the body of sin might be rendered powerless,
That we should no longer be slaves to sin--
Because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
Now IF we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again;
Death no longer has mastery over Him.
The death He died, He died to sin once for ALL;
But the LIFE He lives, He lives to God.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin
[And therefore to this sinful world]
But ALIVE to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body
So that you obey its evil desires.
Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness,
But rather offer yourselves to God,
As those who have been brought from death to LIFE;
And offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.
For sin shall not be your master,
Because you are not under law, but under grace. (Romans 6:1-14)
We are under GRACE, but let us understand GRACE.
GRACE brought us forgiveness
And GRACE brought Christ in us our hope of glory;
The Spirit of God in us, Who enables us to OVERCOME this world.
That is the magnificent GRACE of God.
We have become dead to the world and slaves to righteousness.
For the wages of sin is death,
But the Gift of God is Eternal LIFE in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:23)
We have been united with Christ in His death,
Through our death to sin and the world.
Now we allow Him to live in and through us until we see Him face to face,
When we will be like Him because we will see Him as He is.
Today, the world is raging against God, rushing toward oblivion. (Psalm 2)
America is being ground to powder because of her SIN against God.
Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation! (Acts 2:40)
As God has written, so shall it be! Hallelujah! Maranatha!
Father, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as in Heaven!