Stay in the Death of Christ, Walk in Newness of Life

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Romans 6:2-5 speaks abut our being baptized into the death of Christ, remaining there, and also entering into newness of life in His resurrection. This prepares us for New Jerusalem.

The reality of the death of Jesus Christ is the Spirit. He “through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God” (Heb. 9:14). The reality of His resurrection life is also the Spirit (Rom. 8:2).

New JerusalemYou may have been a Christian for many years, and yet you have never been told that you need to remain in the death of Christ. You may have been remaining in your kind of endeavor to behave properly. This means that you have been a wanderer. You have been homeless with no place to stay. However, if you stay in the death of Christ, you do not need to try to be nice. Not many of us realize that the Lord’s all-inclusive death should be our residence, our home, in which we must stay.*

We need to take Paul’s course of action to count all things loss to know Christ and His excellency and to be found in Him having His righteousness (Phil. 3:7-9) in order to “know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death” (3:10).

To attain to New Jerusalem we definitely need the experience portrayed by the oyster—abiding in the death of Christ while His life secretion brings us fully into the newness of His life.

* From chapter 33, Witness LeeGod’s New Testament Economy, published by Living Stream Ministry, © Witness Lee, 1986.

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Posted by Don on January 27, 2023

Stay in the Death of Christ, Walk in Newness of Life

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