I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
We (born-again believers) were once sin. Jesus became sin for us and crucified sin on the cross. We (the real us) were crucified-we died with Him-and when Christ rose up, He rose up with us. He rose up and gave us the same Spirit that rose Him up form the grave-everlasting life.
11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. (Romans 8:11)
That\’s the Spirit we are born again with (1 Peter 1:23). We are born again with the Word of God, the creator of the universe. That\’s the new Spirit we receive after we are born again and that\’s what makes us children of God.
Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint- heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:12-17)
With our new Spirit, we have a right to be seated up in heavenly place because the true vine (the Word of God or Jesus) is there. He paid the price for us, so that we would reign with Him in glory.
But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. (Luke 24:37-39)
After we born again and baptized in His Spirit, we become the Jesus who rose up from the dead. He is the first born from the dead, the head, the Son of God and we who are baptized in His Spirit share in His death and resurrection-that\’s why John the baptist said I baptize you with water but He who come would baptize you with fire. That fire came to makes us one with Christ. We are baptized into one Spirit. The Spirit that rose up Christ from the dead is now in us to quicken our mortal bodies.
He said you will receive power: all power in Heaven and on earth. A Child of God is one with power. A Child of God has fellowship with the Holy Ghost. A Child of God is God.
In the beginning we were created in the image and likeness of God. Jesus is the express image of God: not the body of Jesus but the Spirit of Jesus. We and not our bodies but our spirits were created in His image and likeness and people would only see the God in us when we walk by the Spirit: when we bear the fruit of the Spirit as evidence that we are of God, and when we walk in God\’s power.
We can only Walk by the Spirit when we are in sync with God (having fellowship with His Holy Spirit; and when the Grace of our Lord Jesus and the Love of God are with us). When we are in sync with Him, we no longer walk as mere men but as God in a human body fulfilling His purpose. When we are in sync with Him, He talks and works through. We don\’t have to think or act, all we have to do is to let God do everything for and through us.
\”It is no longer I who live but Christ that liveth in me.\” Christ is the one who lives in us and we are to allow the Word of God or the Christ in this temple to have fellowship with the Holy Ghost. There is so much work to do, work that can only be done when we are in sync with God.
We get out if sync when we walk by the flesh. When we feed our minds with the things of this world also become carnal and in this state the things of God don\’t make sense or become foolishness to us (1 Corinthians 2:14). That\’s why we are told to think on \”these\” spiritual things (Philippians 4:8 ) and to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. Our mind makes the difference and thats why we are told to renew it everyday as the Holy Ghost leads us.
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Philippians 4:8)