Rom 6:5 For if we have been united together (conjoined) in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection;
Greek: If we were a conjoined twin with Jesus in His death and burial we are a conjoined twin with Him in His resurrection.
I’ll take it further.
But to experience what it is to a be a conjoined twin with Jesus in the likeness of His resurrection, we must have experienced first what it was to be a conjoined twin with Jesus in the likeness of His death and burial.
What does a dead person do?
He is free from sin.
He is delivered
He is free from sickness.
He is free from his past.
He is free from his old identity.
He is not susceptible to rejection.
The corpse in fact is the freest person in the earth.
When brought back to life as a conjoined twin with Jesus in His resurrection, he is raised into something he never was.
He is raised, free from sin into a life that is solely energized by and is just like God’s.
He is raised with a brand new identity.
The biggest problem that Christians have is that they are way too alive.
The living have problems, but that dead don’t.
The hardest part in the renewal of the mind is to have the notion deeply ingrained and settled once and for all that you are a corpse to who you were BC Christ, and fully alive in God, AD Christ.
The Easter message is one of conjoined twins.