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Once Dead

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I want to talk about simplicity.  We tend to want to complicate things when it comes to our faith and our salvation.  Sometimes, however, the simplest things are the truth. 

We were once dead. Now, physical death is always present, and that is not the death I’m talking about.  Due to sin, we are destined for eternal death. Now, we know Christ died for us.  The question now is, what do you do with it?

For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5‬:‭14-15‬ KJV)

Here we see the logic of the cross.  If Christ died for all, then all were destined for death.  Now, because Christ rose again, we have life everlasting.  

This is the critical point here: if Christ died for us, we should no longer be living for ourselves.  Think of it like this: Christ died a physical death to prevent our spiritual death.  In turn, we are to live our physical lives for Christ, no longer for ourselves.  The options are simple: living for ourselves with eternal death, or living for Christ with eternal life.

Consider who you living for in your prayers.

God Bless

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