Gal 2:19-21; Col 3:5-11; Rom 1:28-32; Col 2:6-7; Heb 11:1.
ROMANS-340-120201 - length: 61:14 - taught on Feb, 1 2012
For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;
In Christ, I have satisfied the Law, and am therefore now released from it - from its accusations, its penalty, and also from its claim on me.
Here in GAL 2:20 “have been crucified with” is in the perfect passive indicative.
Perfect tense means action completed in the past [at the cross] with results that keep on continuing forever. A past completed action having present finished results.\
Perfect tense means action completed in the past [at the cross] with results that keep on continuing forever.
It is the self-righteous, self-centered, self-absorbed, self-seeking ego. It was the rebellious unbelieving self. The religious you.
All the action,
all the focus,
all the concern is CENTERED on self.
The old man is an entity who thinks and behaves a certain way.
The new life that we receive at the moment of our rebirth is a life that has Christ as its center.
All the action flows from Christ the fountain.
All the focus is on the person and work of Christ.
All the energy comes from the Holy Spirit whom Christ sent and who is here to glorify Christ.
Because we are still capable of forgetting and wandering off into the old ways that lead to death.
We are to give our sin nature the same rights as a corpse.
A crucified man is no trouble to anyone anymore.
Faith means turning to Christ and saying, “I turn this completely over to You”.