October 6th, 2019
Dead to This World
Galatians 6:14 (KJB) But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
Paul is speaking about the pinnacle of Christianity, or the crux of faith, which is the miraculous cross of Jesus Christ on Calvary over 2,000 years ago. A child of God can only glory in the finished spiritual work of Jesus Christ. No authentic believer can find glory in his or her own action and accomplishments.
Yes, only Jesus Christ’s shed blood on Calvary was able to remove the bite out of sin and death and through faith and grace permitting every blood-bought sincere child of God to be set aside for Christ and dead to the evil at work in this world.
What exactly does be dead to this world mean? Dead to sin means that even though there is evil, wickedness, and temptation at work in this world it has no hold or lasting effect upon any sincerely sanctified hearts of every sincere child of God. Though sin is present on this earth and rampant among lost hearts, every genuine professing Christian has been supernaturally revived in his or her heart and made spiritually alive unto Christ and dead unto the presence and power of sin. Sin no longer has a death grip on any renewed heart spiritually rejuvenated and made perpetually alive in Christ.
The eternal presence and power of God gives all mankind the potential for being made alive unto Christ and dead unto sin possible through a new spiritual birth in Christ. Yes, the finished work of Jesus Christ provides every child of God with the “spiritual oomph” to live for God and separate away from the god of this world.