Rom. 6:6-13 “Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with him, in order that the body of sin might be done away with… Even so, reckon yourselves dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus…Present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead.”
The order is Know, Reckon, and Present. First, we need to know that our old self was already crucified with our Lord. So we must reckon and consider that we are dead to our old self from now on! Stop corresponding with him and present yourself solely to God because he has freed us from the enemy’s power.
The above is easy to put into three nice points but hard to put into practice. Despite of these, we need to learn. Our old man does not matter anymore once you are alive in Christ. Doesn’t matter if we think we have enough ability to do something, or moan that we have no gifting and ability. Our focus should be in our Lord. Even hating ourselves is the flip side of pride and shows that we are still very interested in self!. The bible teaches us to present ourselves to God on a new principle: “AS THOSE ALIVE FROM THE DEAD!” This is on resurrection ground where “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me” and has nothing at all to do with our natural strength.
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