July 1, 2018
20 “My old identity has been co-crucified with Messiah and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Anointed One lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine![a]
Our Father is in the exchange business –
You get my point. God is in the exchange business!
Rom. 6.4 (NKJV) Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
We cannot enjoy our new life unless we affirm that the old is dead and gone. Our confession and declaration needs to be – I am dead to the old, and I am alive to the new one In Christ.