Dead, Buried, And A New Life In Christ
  "The victories in Christ we are to experience are
to be walked out every day in our Christian life. We walk out in faith
in the new life of the resurrection of Jesus alive in us. Jesus can
then live the life of God through us."

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Dead, Buried, And A New Life In Christ

Do you want to experience fulfilling joy with life?  Do you desire to live in total peace above your adversities?  If you answered Yes, then this book is for you. It is a book from the very source of life - God.

For man was created in such a way that for him to function normally, he needs the presence of his creator within him.  Since the fall of Adam, man has been living with a large, empty vacuum in his heart.  Stained by sin, man is searching for meaning and purpose and unconditional love and acceptance. 

Unaware that these are spiritual needs, man attempts to fulfill them through worldly pleasures and ungodly spiritual experiences.  Soon, though, he realizes these pleasures and experiences are only temporary.  The deep needs of his heart arise again crying out for fulfillment. 

If he realizes he is born spiritually dead, man will cry out to his creator for what a spiritually dead person needs SPIRITUAL LIFE.  God delightfully steps forward and begins the restoration. 

This is the story unfolding in this book. It is the story of God restoring the relationship with mankind He always intended to have with us.  Get it; it’s for you.

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If God only sees your live nature, should not you?  God only sees your old Adamic nature as dead.  Jesus only sees it nailed to His cross on Calvary and buried in His tomb.  What is keeping you from seeing the same? 

This may even be the very first time you are ever hearing this.  I can understand because it took a very long time for me to understand, even after many years of Bible reading.  But now, I confidently assure you that this new way of thinking will give you victory over everything. 

God will move in quickly to control your thoughts because you permit Him to.  He trains your mind to live above them.  Think about it.  If your old Adamic nature is dead, then everything related to it is dead. Dead according to God.  This includes your sins, hurts, depression, and successes. 

Read again Romans 6:3-11 with specific emphasis on how convincing Paul makes the point that Jesus crucified and buried your flesh.  "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death?  Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: 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.  For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if  we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.  For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God.  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." 

Therefore, the most obvious solution is to leave it dead and see life as your new nature.  Yes, leave it all dead because it is all in the past.  (Why leave your flesh dead?  Because that is what it is.)  Remember that God’s grace is only effective for the present moment. 

Paul amplifies it further in Romans 6:11-14 "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace."

This is God’s viewpoint of your life in His Son Jesus. You must meditate OFTEN on your new life/new identity in Jesus.  God truly loves you so much.  Continue to absorb His love, brethren, so you can begin living as His child.

The majority of victories do not occur right away.  It is a growth period through maturity.  You have been very hurt by life; thorns press your heart often.  Horrendous pricks of your heart are a normal experience.  You are very hurt each time these pricks press harder into you.  You are even experiencing them right now. 

This is why Jesus wants to begin to heal you in His love.  This is why it takes time, God’s time.  Jesus wants to gently remove those thorns one at a time.  It must only be done one at a time.  When Jesus removes one at a time, a deep scar remains on your heart.  Jesus then gently begins healing that scar by rooting His love deeper into your heart and then covering it. 

As you grow in God’s love, you will begin to live as though the hurts never existed.  (You are being desensitized to the pain.  This is indeed a dying daily to flesh.)  You may pull on the scab at times and reopen old wounds when depression knocks on your door.  But your recovery will be much faster.  His love just overwhelms you more and more. 

Do you now see why you must not rush your healing?  Let Jesus gently heal your deep hurts one at a time.  He must do it this way.  It is His way the way of the cross.  This increases your healing recovery.  Just keep remembering Jesus’ deep love for you as you heal. 

Again I state: keep meditating often on your new identity.  This keeps Jesus as your new nature in the forefront of your mind.  Colossians 3:1-4 "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.  Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.  For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with Him in glory." 

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