“Crucified with Christ!”
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20
What does it mean to be “CRUCIFIED with CHRIST?” The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Believers in Galatia gives us the answer. He states that he no longer lives, but Christ lives in him. Yesterday’s devotion was concerning living either by the FLESH or by the SPIRIT. When we come to Christ for the SALVATION of our soul, if we are sincere, then we are CRUCIFYING the life we lived by the FLESH and then we will be living by the SPIRIT, because the SPIRIT of the LIVING Christ lives in us.
The NEW LIFE that we will be living will be lived by FAITH in the SON of GOD, the very one who suffered, bled and died for OUR sins. Therefore, LIVING by the SPIRIT is ONLY possible through the act of CRUCIFYING the FLESH, because of our FAITH in the SON of GOD. We then have a NEW LIFE, and will obtain RIGHTEOUSNESS before the Holy God.
Paul states in his letter that: “The RIGHTEOUS will LIVE by FAITH.” (Gal. 3:11) In order to live by the Spirit you must be made RIGHTEOUS, which comes through the SALVATION process, and is accomplished through FAITH in the SON of GOD, who WILLINGLY gave HIMSELF for the REDEMPTION of mankind.
In order for you to live such a life, you must come to God seeking FORGIVENESS of your sins. Living a “GOOD” life won’t make you RIGHTEOUS nor will it give you ETERNAL LIFE in Heaven. You MUST come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and CRUCIFY your sinful lifestyle, and receive a NEW LIFE, lived by the SPIRIT, through FAITH in the SON of GOD, and be made RIGHTEOUS before the LIVING GOD. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!