Inherit Life

John 3:6 English Standard Version (ESV) That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

Romans 5:17 English Standard Version (ESV) For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:2 English Standard Version (ESV) For the law of the Spirit of life has set you[a] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

Romans 8:10 English Standard Version (ESV) But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:17 English Standard Version (ESV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

I hope these passages are enough to remind everyone that when we are born again we inherit life in Christ. If not there are many more passages that speak to this new life.

When we come up out of the water into this new birth we all feel like we haven’t changed and for the most part we have not. God did not destroy us but rather entered into a new covenant with us by which He will transform us.

The first thing that happens is that the Holy Spirit is given to us as a guide in this new life. At first, like any new born, the eyes of awareness only see shapes and nothing comes into focus. The Holy Spirit, who is God in the third person, is gentle and kind. It is His job to bring us along the path in this life in Christ. His job is to be gentle and not scare us away from the blessing that is this renewed relationship with the Father.

While scriptures speak about adoption so that we might understand in earthly terms, the truth is we were always His but just had no way to commune with Him. Now we do.


1 Corinthians 9:18, 26 English Standard Version (ESV) What then is my reward? That in my preaching I may present the gospel free of charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air.

Ephesians 6:12 English Standard Version (ESV) For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Our struggles are in the flesh but the real battle is above our ability to inflict any real wounds. Thanks be to God that Jesus Christ has already won the war. Our enemy is a defeated foe.

War and rebellion in heaven is over and the enemy has been cast down. Unfortunately the enemy is eternal, an angel that cannot die. He can only be cast out. As an archangel he had great powers, the same as Michael and Gabriel. When Satan was cast out of heaven for rebellion he lost power and was relegated to the kingdom of dust, dead things, and all he can do is kick up the dust.

Sadly we live on dust, we were made from dust and we will return to dust. We can think in terms that Satan is kicking dust in our face because he lost and he is a sore loser. He has been given the title, Prince of the Power of the Air. 

Look to scripture to understand how this angel has any effect in our lives. The things connected to his realm are dead things. 

Deuteronomy 24:16 English Standard Version (ESV) Fathers shall not be put to death because of their children, nor shall children be put to death because of their fathers. Each one shall be put to death for his own sin.

1 Corinthians 15:56 English Standard Version (ESV) The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.

Psalm 51:5 English Standard Version (ESV) Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

We inherited a life in sin and the only cure is to inherit life.

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