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I once had the perfect body, now it's like high school all over again trying to solve this word problem.
Its Miss Givehand's birthday today. She will be 96 years old when we arrive at 4PM. There will be cake 🎂 and fried chicken 🍗 . How many pieces will Fred eat?
I bet Christ was pretty fit especially since he was a carpenter. He had the perfect body. What was so special about his daily regimen?
👉Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, so 👉that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.
Look at the underlined words in the verse above. This seems to be a desirable thing that we can experience through Christ if we choose.
What does Christ's body do to make me dead to the law?
According to the verse, Jesus's body died. That's the same thing my body is going to do 💀. The only difference is that His body came back to life. A feat that all of our scientific artificial intelligence could never replicate.
The act of dying and coming back to life is pretty impressive all by itself 😳. At some point we need to discuss how He pulled that off. Or how he even became a human being in the first place.
The verse implies that Christ's death removed him from the jurisdiction of the law. That makes sense for anybody, if I died today would I still need to pay taxes? Maybe 😂.
Once I'm dead 💀 , would I be responsible for crimes 🔪 I committed while I was alive?
It makes me think of the death penalty, that once my heart stops no more payment💰 is required.
My death would somehow be the payment of my previous crimes. I also would not be able to commit any more crimes in the future
With our fallen nature, we have a perpetual affinity for law violation. Death death seems to be the only way to keep from breaking the law.
So let's say I'm dead on the table, my death was the payment method for my crime. What happens if I came back alive at the morgue?
I think the mortician her would be extremely alarmed call the police 👮, they would arrest me, detain me, investigate and probably try again. So it looks like to me that my death and resurrection does not pay for my crime.
What is it about Christ's death that removes sin?
Adam sinned for all humanity. Any descendant born into the world will bear his mark of sin. No one from within the race can redeem humanity.
After sin entered the 🌎 in the Garden of Eden, God entered into a covenant with man that at the right time he would give his son to redeem humanity. Jesus enters humanity, being grafted in by the Holy Spirit. Rather than having Adam and Eve parents, He is the new Adam.
What was so special about Jesus life?
It is almost like Jesus continued where Adam left off. His obedience to the Father out of love and relationship made him capable of keeping the law. This proves that in all things are possible.
Death is the payment method for law breaking
Death of law giver is the result of law breaking
What all of this means is that Christ paid the price of a lawbreaker having never broken the laws of heaven or on earth.
Jesus is raised from the dead, and having paid the price for sin and death, He now has jurisdiction over all.
Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to 👉die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might bear fruit for God.”
Would you like the perfect body? You can have it today. His perfect obedience to the law as a human being makes perfection possible for us through Him.