Colossians 3:3, “For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.”
The moment you accepted Jesus into your life two things instantly occurred, first a funeral and then a rebirth. The funeral was for the death of your old life and the sinful nature that resided in your earthly body (flesh). And the rebirth was for your soul (mind, will, and emotions) and your spirit.
Then from that moment on your old life has been dead and your new life is with Christ. Therefore, you are to no longer live according to your old sinful ways, but according to the new ways of the Spirit, Galatians 5:24-25. Some Christians have been wrongly taught to believe they are “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” on the inside. One person is evil and the other good- thus daily they have to fight the evil side of their personality and let the good side win.
Not only is this weird and basically schizophrenic to believe, but it’s totally unbiblical. When Jesus said through Paul you “died” and “your life is now hidden with Christ,” He meant it! Therefore, decide today to stop living the old life and hanging around the dead sinful nature and choose to live with Christ in righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Some might think, “what does it matter how I view myself?” It matters very much because if you believe you’re still a dirty rotten stinky sinner- you’re going to keep living like a dirty rotten stinky sinner. However, if you believe what God says is true and that you’re old life is dead and your new life is with Christ then you’re going to live a new clean pure abundant life!
- Take any thought or wrong teaching captive that has given you permission to live less than how God commanded you.
- Believe you are who Jesus said you are.
- Live like your old sinful life is dead and your brand new life is with Christ- because it is!