Class #49: In Galatians 2:20, it say, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.” My conversion (at a point in the past) is solely the work of God and it is completed. But now that I am converted, Christ presently lives in me. That work continues. In Romans 6:6, it says, “…our old man was crucified with Him…that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” Now that I am converted, I presently live differently–in service to my new master, Christ. In Galatians 5:24, it speaks of the believer’s completed action in the past. “And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Once converted by Christ, believers are not unwilling. They, too, have kicked the flesh off the throne.
Having been converted by God(Gal 2:2, Rom 6:6), so that I, too, crucified the flesh(Gal 5:24) in the past, I now presently continue to put to death the sinful nature within me(Rom 8:13). In Romans 8:13, it says, “For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” I walk by the Spirit, who brings forth the fruit of the Spirit within me. Either I deny my sinful nature and do good works, or I confess, when I fall into temptation, and receive forgiveness.
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