Our Position IN Christ
Wade E Taylor
"Much more then, being now justified by
His blood, we shall be saved from wrath
through Him. For if, when we were enemies,
we were reconciled to God by the death of
His Son, much more, being reconciled, we
shall be saved by His life" Rom 5:9-10.
We were reconciled - It was fully accomplished by Jesus
upon the Cross.
We are now justified - Through the regeneration of the Holy
Spirit, we have become a new creation.
We shall be saved - Each day, as we reckon ourselves to
be dead to the Adamic, and alive to
the Christ, His anointing and power
within, we are becoming more like Him.
"Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the
world, and death by sin; and so death passed
upon all men, for that all have sinned" Rom 5:12.
"That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so
might grace reign through righteousness unto
eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord" Rom 5:21.
We live, either "in Adam" or, "in Christ."
There is no middle ground.
For us to live "IN Christ" requires our identification
with Him in death, that we might in resurrection, through
the regeneration of the Holy Spirit, become a new creation,
that His life might be lived through us.
"Know ye not, that so many of us as were
baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized
into his death? Therefore we are buried
with him by baptism into death: that like
as Christ was raised up from the dead by
the glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life" Rom 6:3-4.
The Word tells us that "we shall be saved by His life."
This means that we must personally, actively, daily, place
our life in His life in order to partake of life from Him.
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a
new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new" II Cor 5:17.
This is the foundation upon which we are to stand. We are
to believe that we indeed are a new creation, and that the
Adamic is dead and no longer has a claim upon us. We do this
by daily placing our life in His life.
"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead
indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through
Jesus Christ our Lord" Rom 6:11.
We begin this spiritual journey as a spiritual baby, and
grow into spiritual maturity.
"As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the
Word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have
tasted that the Lord is gracious ... Ye also, as
lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an
holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices,
acceptable to God by Jesus Christ" I Peter 2:2-5.