Three Times Dead = Life. Two Times Dead = Death.

If we die with Christ, we shall live with Him. 3 Types of Death.
Those who die twice are condemned.

Those who die thrice are saved.

You see, there are three ways a man can be dead:

1. Dead in sin – we’re born in this condition (Ephesians 2:1-2).

2. Dead in body – we’re destined for this condition (Hebrews 9:27).(1)

3. Dead to sin – we’re saved into this condition. Christians are all in the process of killing our old man and giving life to our new man (Romans 6:1-14).

When we stand before the final judgement seat, only those who died with Christ will be raised with Him (Romans 6:8).

Furthermore, the more thoroughly we experience Christ’s death on this earth, the more thoroughly we’ll experience His life on this earth...and greater will be our heavenly rewards.(2)

In truth, all genuine believers are “learning to die” (Luke 9:23-24).

Let’s eagerly pursue death to the old self by forgiving more completely, loving more sacrificially, walking more humbly, obeying more devotedly, studying God’s Word more deliberately, and fulfilling God’s purposes more faithfully (Ephesians 4:22-24).

Death in Christ brings Life! (Philippians 3:10)
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Footnotes:
(1) Unless we’re alive for Christ’s second coming.
(2) See “A Trophy For Everyone?

1 comment:

  1. Good point! Also liked your Footnote #2 article.

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