Christ not only died for our sins – to pay the price for our sin, but He died to sin – so that the power of sin might be broken in the lives of all who believe in Christ. Just as Adam was the federal head of all his physical seed (i.e. all humanity), so Christ is the federal head of all His spiritual seed (i.e. all Church-age believers). Just as all who are physical descendants of Adam are imputed with Adam’s fallen sin nature – so all who are Christ’s spiritual children are imputed with Christ’s perfect righteousness: for as in Adam all die.. even so in Christ shall all be made alive. As in Adam all are condemned, so in Christ there is no condemnation. As in Adam we are all sinners, so in Christ we are all saints. As in Adam we are under the curse of the law and the wages of sin, so in Christ we are not under the curse of the law but under grace. The wages of sin have been paid in full and we have received the free gift of eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Christ identified with our sinfulness so that.. as the federal Head of God’s new creation, believers are identified with His righteousness: (for you have been made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus: Rom.3:22). But we are also identified with His death: (you died with Christ: Rom.6:8). We are identified with His burial: (you were buried with Christ: Col.2:12). We are identified with His resurrection: (you have been raised with Christ: Col 3:1).. and because we are positioned IN Christ, we are seated together with Him in heavenly places: Eph.2:6.
God’s word is not telling us some airy-fairy, unable to comprehend fantastic fantasy. This is truth, but many Christians do not take to heart the truth of Scripture and live a defeated life, through unbelief. But God wants us to believe His word.. to trust His word.. to reckon His word as fact and then to act upon His word.
And we pray:
Heavenly Father, thank You that You identified with my sinfulness so that I might be identified with Your righteousness. Thank You that You not only died for my sin but You died unto sin – so that I might be empowered to live my life in spirit and truth.. as I abide in Christ and He in me. I pray that I would not only hear this truth but act upon it and reckon my old sinful self to be dead to sin and my new life in Christ to be alive in Your Essence through Jesus Christ my Lord. AMEN.