The Road to Union

#31 Counting is Possessing

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
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The new creation exists in union with Jesus and the Father—a fact. Yet the road to union isn't based on attainment, but revelation and realization.

Devotional

Romans 6:11 NIV
COUNT yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

The word translated as “COUNT, CONSIDER and RECKON” is a mathematical word. The NIV translates it accurately as ‘count.’

The only exact science – the only unchangeable, knowable science – is math. Math is factual. In any language, 2 plus 2 is 4…and so on.

When you have 5 apples, it is absolutely 5. In the same way, you can COUNT on the unchangeable FACT that you (the sinner) are dead in Christ. It is the only remedy for the ‘old self.’

Unless you believe it is done, finished and total, you will not be free. You don’t believe your way into it. You believe it is past fact. And as a fact, you can COUNT on it.

Counting is possessing, and the only way to deal with the ‘old sinning identity.’ Scripture offers no other remedy for the sinner but the grave of Jesus Christ—and that remedy is absolute and sufficient.

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