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“Together” With Christ

What comes to your minds when you imagine about being, or doing something “together” with someone else?” Being together, could be, that both of you share in the same events and partake in its same outcomes and destinies.  It could also mean that both of you have a relationship with each other which is united in some way.  Finally, you can both partake in certain events simultaneously.

Let us now look at the six scriptures below.  These verses define six specific events that every ‘born again” believer shared in common “TOGETHER” with the Lord Jesus Christ.  Every Christian believer partook in these six occurrences simultaneously with the Lord Jesus. These historical incidents therefore have exerted an identical influence, and produced matching outcomes for us as it did for the Lord Jesus. We are absolutely one with the Lord in the course and development that these six events took Him through.

Rom 6:6  Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Rom 6:8  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Rom 6:4  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

Ephesians 2:5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;-) {by…: or, by whose grace}

Ephesians 2:6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

Let us briefly sum up these six historical events which all occurred about two thousand years ago.

  • When Christ was CRUCIFIED, we were CRUCIFIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
  • When Christ DIED on the cross, we DIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
  • When Christ was BURIED in the tomb, we were BURIED “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
  • When Christ was BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE, we were BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.
  • When Christ ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN, we ASCENDED UP TO HEAVEN “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.”
  • When Christ SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO RULE AND REIGN, we SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO RULE AND REIGN “TOGETHER” WITH HIM.

As I have taught before, the great Chinese man of God Watchman Nee has the most magnificent explanation of what it means to be IN CHRIST.  This is what he said.  Envision for a moment that Christ Jesus is “a book.” You, and I, and every believer that has and will pass through the pages of global history, is a piece of paper.

We open the book, slip the piece of paper deep within its pages, and close the book.  The piece of paper is now IN THE BOOK!   Hence every born again believer is IN CHRIST! Every person, at the moment of his or her conversion, automatically becomes IN CHRIST.

Whatever happened to the book or wherever the book went, will also be the paper’s destiny because it is forevermore in the book.  So it is with us, and the Lord Jesus.

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