Colossians 2: 12, 13
12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Raised unto newness of Life! Glory to God!
This highlights the sublime realities unveiled in the sixth chapter of the book of Romans.
I died in Christ; the sin nature of Adam destroyed.
I was buried with Him in death and descended into hell in Him…and defeated the devil and his hordes in Him! And when he was raised up from the dead by the power of the Holy Ghost, I too was raised up from the dead….unto newness of life! Glory to God! This is the spiritual reality baptism in water symbolizes. This is the truth we must all apprehend by faith if we are to walk in the power of the risen Lord and the new life we have in Him. This is the truth that truly makes us free!
Now I am alive unto God because I am born again! I have come alive to His person – the majesty and power of His Glory; I have come alive to His Kingdom; I have come alive to His plans and purposes for me! Glory to God!
I realise that many Christians fail to apprehend the realities of the new birth partly because of the “blunting effect” of the timeframes. Many subconsciously wonder how His death, burial and resurrection over two thousand years ago could have such an impact on them personally today.
Beloved, rest in the Wisdom and power of God! The reach of His Grace is not limited by time. The power of salvation is not subject to the ravages of time. Study these verses again. Look at the sixth chapter of the book of Romans again and awaken to these eternal truths today!
Then see the flames of His Life burn eternal in you…unquenchable!
Never to be put out!