“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be rendered powerless, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For He that hath died is freed from sin.”
“Know ye not, that so many of us as were dipped into Yeshua ha Mashiach, were dipped into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by dipping into death.”
“Like as the Mashiach was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we should walk in newness of life.”
“For if we have been planted together into the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection.”
These verses are from Romans chapter 6. God choses us in the Mashiach. By the work of God in Christ we are made. We are crucified with Him. We are buried with Him. We are raied up together with Him, and made to sit together in heavenly places in Mashiach, Yeshua. We should walk in newness of life by His resurrection. Our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be rendered powerless. The KJV of the verse says “the body of sin be destroyed”. Many have stumbled at this passage, groping at spiritual words with carnal understanding. The body of sin is not destroyed in the days of the flesh. The saints of the most high God will put off the body of sin: “to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.” They will not taste death, for Yeshua tasted death for all, especially those who believe. The false doctrine of entire sanctification, the second act of grace, and the Lordship doctrine all come from this passage. For in Romans 7: 21 Paul writes, “I find then a law, that when I desire to do good, evil is present with me.” This is a law of God to a believer in the days of his flesh, a desiring to do good, and also a evil present. This is the work of God that a man can desire to good. Before grace no matter how our desires seem honorable, our greatest love, is contrary to Yeshua. We cannot desire to good as it relates to Yeshua before grace. Before grace there is only the desiring of evil. When grace is given to a man there is the desire to do good, and the evil present. This is a law of God. Unbreakable!
And where does this understanding come from? All understanding comes from the scriptures of the prophets in light of the ha Mashiach’s death for our sins, His burial and His resurrection the third day. Does Paul quote from the scriptures of the prophets in this passage? Yes, he does! From Exodus he quotes, “Thou shalt not covet”. The word of the Lord says, “thou shalt not covet”, “thou shalt not lust”, “thou shalt not desire”, “thou shalt not be a man”. For what man in the flesh cannot desire, lust or covet. By the letter of the Law God makes all people guilty. And how excellent we see this as we look upon Yeshua ha Mashiach. For the Law made no exception to Him who all things belonged to, God in the flesh. But the Law condemned the Righteous One. The condemning of a Righteous One is witnessed to in another place in the Law, “cursed in the man that hangeth on a tree.” Can you not see there are no exceptions to the word of the Lord, for all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God-all have sinned by the letter of the Law. And this is the way that a righteous judgment fell upon Yeshua of Nazareth. This is the way Yeshua cried out in spirit and in truth, “forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” And this is how we can imitate Yeshua and cry out in our generation, “We have sinned greatly against you, O God, against you only have we sinned. And apart from your grace and mercy we shall most certainly perish. But you will save us, O God, not by any work we have done, but by your grace, and your righteousness, and your good name alone.”
“He who knew no sin, became sin, that we might be the righteousness of God in Him.”
He who has ears, let him hear what the Spirit says to the assembly of God!