Our Buddy The Cadaver Is One Of Humanity’s Best Teachers


Romans 6:1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue ( epimeno ) ( present active subjunctive)  in sin, that grace may abound?

The word epimeno is the preposition “epi”, attached to the word meno; abide.

Epi, is defined as placing or putting something on top of something else.

Epi, gives an intensive and emphatic feel to the word which it modifies.

Paul is asking the Christian, will you be glued or fixated to sin so that God’s grace may abound and continue to forgive you, in your fixation?

2  God forbid! How shall we, who are dead ( died off/aorist active indicative) to sin, live ( aorist/ active)  any longer ( still yet) therein?

Paul categorically denies it, “ May that reality never become!”

You Christian,  have died off to sin, that is your sin producing nature.

The aorist tense, the active voice and the indicative mood are the strongest combination of what is fact and reality in the Greek.

The aorist verb tense is similar to our past tense, but actually weightier.

It does not so much focus on what has occurred in the past, as it does on the occurrence as a completed event.

The aorist tense is titled the photographic tense, because it captures a snapshot of a completed event on history’s time line.

So that we died with Christ, is a once and for all finalized event.

The active voice as opposed to the passive voice demonstrates action achieved by the subject, versus action achieved upon the subject, which would be the passive.

The indicate mood describes guaranteed certainty and fact.

2  God forbid! How shall we, who are dead ( died off/aorist active indicative) to sin, live ( aorist/ active)  any longer ( still yet) therein?

To the Christian, the death of her sinful nature, the old man, whom she was before she came to Christ, was photographed as a finalized incident on the  time line of history.

As a matter of fact, at the very instance that Christ expired on the cross, so did the Christian.

This is so hugely vital.

If the person’s old nature, the old man, the sinful nature died with Christ, then she is freed from sin, by reason that she is dead.

A cadaver cannot have sin.

The Christian as to her pre Christian life became a cadaver with Christ, when He did, by giving up His spirit on the cross.

If the Christian is still dying with Christ, she is not free. The sinful nature is alive and well  in any living person.

2  God forbid! How shall we, who are dead ( died off/aorist active indicative) to sin, live ( aorist/ active)  any longer ( still yet) therein?

Paul asks then, can a corpse still live in sin? Of course not.

Why do so so many Christians live in bondage to the sinful nature. Why do they live in bondage to something which is already dead?

Such is the importance of knowing what the Word says.

So much instantaneous deliverance would occur if Christians would have a revelation of this.

Our prayer lines, counseling and deliverance sessions would be cut in half

6  knowing (ginosko/ present active) this: that our old man is crucified  (sunstauroo/ aorist passive indicative) with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed ( katargeomai/ aorist passive subjunctive), that henceforth ( meeketi) we should not serve ( enslaved/ present active) sin.

Paul assumes that the Christian knows that their old man is crucified.

He uses the word ginosko, which for a Latin American is “ conosco”. This type of knowledge is progressive knowledge.

Paul uses the present tense  to tell us that what she should know from moment to moment that our old man is crucified and thus died with Christ.

The old man is the body of sin or the inward sinful nature which enslaves the non-Christian.  He who does not have Christ, can only but sin.

This is why it’s almost pointless to legislate Biblical morality to someone who is very much alive in enslaving sin generating nature.

6  knowing (ginosko/ present active) this: that our old man is crucified  (sunstauroo/ aorist passive indicative) with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed ( katargeomai/ aorist passive subjunctive), that henceforth ( meeketi) we should not serve ( enslaved/ present active) sin.

“Crucified with him”. Paul is very keen in his use of the preposition “sun” with crucify.

The preposition “sun”, means together with.

For the Christian she is together or “sun” with Christ in all that Christ historically went through.

When Christ was crucified on the cross, the Christian was together crucified with Christ, because she was In Him.

When Christ was raised from the dead, she together was raised up with Him because she is In Christ.

When Christ sat down at the right hand of the Father, the believer sat down together with Him, because she is In Him.

This is what it means to be a Christian!

6  knowing (ginosko/ present active) this: that our old man is crucified  (sunstauroo/ aorist passive indicative) with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed ( katargeomai/ aorist passive subjunctive), that henceforth ( meeketi) we should not serve ( enslaved/ present active) sin.

We are to know that we were historically together present with Christ at His crucifixion. We were historically with Him and as manifest as He was upon Golgotha’s cross.

At the moment that He died, we died.

When He was pulled down from the cross, so were we.

When He was entombed, so were we.

Christian, right after your last breath on the cross, you suddenly became free from sin, by fact that you suddenly became a cadaver.

A cadaver can’t hold on to anything. He can only release. He can only shed.

All sickness, sin and pain are shed by a cadaver.

It’s impossible for him to hold on to anything.

7  For he that is dead ( died off/ has become a cadaver)  is freed ( justified/ perfect passive indicative)  from sin.

The word justified is to pronounce one  innocent.

The most innocent person apart from Christ in is a cadaver. She has no sin and cannot sin.

God pronounces a Christian totally innocent because she is a cadaver. She who is a cadaver is freed from  sin. She is innocent from it.

She now has the right to assume the glorious nature of Christ.

She cannot hold on to sin. She can only shed and let go.

1Jo 1:8  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

Well, then how can John say that we have sin?

Ro 8:13  For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds ( praxis) of the body, ye shall live.

Though as to our old sinful nature we are a cadaver, the praxis, the practices, or sinful habits, remain. Those are put to death daily, by the renewing of the mind and the sanctification of the Holy Spirit.

This is why John says, if we do not struggle with sinful habits or practices we lie.

But at the same time John says.

1Jo 3:9  Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

The sin producing engine expired with the cadaver in Christ.

The seed of God in the Christian is now God’s sinless nature which cannot produce sin. So the sin producing engine is gone , but the remaining sinful practices are put to death daily by the Holy Spirit’s sanctifying work.

We need to learn then to let go and shed.

Let go of sickness. Shed it from you. A corpse gladly lets go of all sickness.

Let go of unforgivness, shake it off and shed it from you.

A cadaver has no bitterness and has forgiven everything and everybody.

Let go of the past. Shake it off and shed it from you.

The cadaver has no memory of it.

Col 2:15  And having spoiled ( shed) principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Shed off demons. It tells us that when Christ went up to heaven He shed off principalities and powers and triumphed over them.

Learn from your buddy  the cadaver who does nothing else but release, let go, shake off, and shed.

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