The Power of the Cross

5  For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 
6  We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 
7  For one who has died has been set free from sin. 
8  Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 
9  We know that Christ, being raised from the dead, will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 
10  For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 
11  So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:5-11 (ESV)

The cross that took the life of our Savior now distributes that divine life to all who believe and are baptized! Indeed, Christ’s life was not taken but broken willingly and distributed equally to whosoever will come to Him! Because of that gift we become “partakers of the divine nature” and “empowered to bear witness”. We are no longer bound to the old life of our sinful selves, rather we are filled with divinely empowered life. Death itself has no dominion any longer over our spirits, all fear of death has been removed. Our thinking has changed, we are dead to sin but alive to God in Christ.

Because of Christ’s cross we have access into the heavenly places, we have every spiritual blessing in Christ. We have been forgiven, our sins justified, and our redemption secured! We have become his children, his workmanship, his property! We are overcomers in Jesus, because of the Cross!

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