In continuation of the last post. I was at a point of actually emphasizing what happens when one is born again. The jist of the last post entitled COMPLETE is that I had gone from actually not having understood what it really meant to be born again. The second jist being that even after I was born again, I didn’t quiet walk freely in the redemption.
So picking it from where I left of. Romans 6, 1: What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? Paul asked this question as a form of a rhetorical question. I will personally take this as a conversation between Paul and I. Well, I definitely do not think we should continue in sin just because grace abounds where sin abounds. But then again, I would have to ask Paul this question basing my reference on this scripture. Colossians 2, 11 “In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ.” How is it possible that we continue in sin even when we are born again, yet the scripture clearly says that our body of sin has been rid off by the death of Jesus?
Romans 6, 2 “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?” Paul starts of by saying this. So this constitutes that though we have been born again and that our spirit has been born again, we should not continue in sin. I believe that we can not be perfect morally but our spirit has been perfected. Romans 6, 5 “For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.” This passage of scripture just amplifies the truth that we have been converted from having a sin nature to nature of purity and magnificence.
1 Peter 1, 3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” How lovely is this, because of His resurrection, we have been given a new life, hence being born again.
Yes morally and practically we may not be perfect but by just knowing in our minds that our spirit is just as perfect as Jesus is, we ought to change our mindset and begin to firmly transfix our entire imagination on the reality that we are as Jesus is. Paul says it this way, Romans 12, 2 “ And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”. It is all in the mind, for us to be even morally like Jesus, all we have to do is to rest in His finished work and consider ourselves according to what has happened in our Spirit..
The finished work of Jesus is a magnificent deal in itself. So let’s embrace the reality that Jesus planned such a beautiful transformation for us,not just by singing about it that our spirit is perfected but also that our works can glorify Him. That can be done by really purposely putting a focus on the mind and renewing it. The mind is a powerful tool.