BAPTISM 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:4 NET” Therefore we have been buried with him through baptism into death, in order that just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too may live a new life”.

In our previous study, we learnt that our baptism into Christ places us in Him and it identifies us with everything our lord Jesus went through. God’s intention is that through this identification with Christ, we would become one with Him.

Romans 6:3 says “Or do you not know that as many as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?” This verse simply means, those who have been immersed into Christ were immersed into His death. What does His death signify?

 The death of Jesus meant the crucifixion and burial of the sinful nature. Rom 6:6 NET” We know that our old man was crucified with him so that the body of sin would no longer dominate us, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin”. This nature of sin is the power of failure or principle that produces sin and works death. It is also called the law of sin and death. Rom 8:2. Now let’s consider another verse that clarifies this point Col 2:11 NET “In him you also were circumcised – not, however, with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal of the fleshly body, that is, through the circumcision done by Christ”. Circumcision means cutting off and throwing away the old body. This is exactly what happened. That old body had the rule of Satan in it. This old man is characterized by sin, sicknesses, and every satanic influence.

When the Lord resurrected, we also resurrected with Him.

Rom 6:5 NET” For if we have become united with him in the likeness of his death, we will certainly also be united in the likeness of his resurrection”. Our resurrection with Him through baptism has given as the same power that   resurrected him. (Eph 1:19,20).

In the Lord’s resurrection sin had no power over Him. Sicknesses cannot come to Him. The scripture says our baptism has identified us with Him in this glorious resurrection. The scripture then admonishes us to acknowledge this new state and actually walk in this new nature. This resurrected power is superior to the devil’s power. IT THEREFORE TAKES YOUR PERMISSION FOR SATAN TO CONTROL YOU. Whether it be sin, sickness or satanic rule of any kind, it fully depends on your permission. Your new state is completely free of his dominion. Colossians 1:13. Decide that you are not going to give any place to the devil.

CONFESSION

I have been immersed into Jesus Christ. I am identified with His death. This has freed me from the sinful nature. I resurrected with Him. I have the same resurrection life with which he rose up with. Satan cannot under any condition control and mess my life. I am in charge in Jesus name.

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 8:2 NET” For the law of the life-giving Spirit in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death”.

Colossians 1:13 NET “He delivered us from the power of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of the Son he loves,”

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