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.
Our lesson study makes a profound statement regarding all believers fait as it relates to being alive in Christ as He paid the penalty of our sin-debt. This was a one-time atonement that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ performed unlike those of the Old Testament priests, and all who believe in Jesus died once to sin with Him and rose once to a life of righteousness with Christ. This life is lived unto God our Father through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This was all made possible through Christ's suffering and undergirded by love of the Father and the Son. All believers are kept alive by the indwelling Holy Spirit who is God. This is to restore a broken fellowship that was destroyed in the Garden of Eden and with this restored fellowship believers can now live in harmony with God a life of righteousness. What a blessing!
Let's close today's discussion by posing these thought provoking questions, Is there any other God that would give His best to reconcile man back to Himself just so that His prize creation can live in harmony with Him and possess the righteous nature as He does? Is there any other God who would impart His Spirit in us so that we will know Him and love Him? Only the God of creation would do so.
Yes, I am alive through Jesus Christ.
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