2Co 12:2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago–whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows–such a one was caught up to the third heaven.
Romans 6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
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 is the freest person on earth.
Rule of engagement!
The devil does not mess around with a corpse for too long, does he?
Have you ever had an enemy?
God gave me a vision of Jesus dying on the cross.
Surrounding Him were hundreds of Roman soldiers with menacing spears in their hands.
Sometime during my vision Jesus dies.
A little while later, the soldiers begin to realize that the Lord had deceased.
One by one they left the scene of the crucifixion, their threatening spears no more.
Jesus is dead. Let’s go home!
As long as one is alive, the enemy feels threatened and might attack.
Once the person dies, the enemy has nothing that threatens him and departs.
He gets bored with a corpse.
So what about you and me?
The Bible says that the Christian died with Christ on His cross. She is not dying, she is dead. If you are still dying, the devil and sickness will attack you. If you are dead they will leave you. You must know that you are dead with and in Christ!
The genius of God’s plan through Christ is that true freedom comes through death and not by trying be good. Only a corpse is truly free. Christ is the only so called religious leader who offers freedom through death.
Tell me, which other religion offers you this? But many get offended with Christ, because in reality they don’t want to pay the price of absolute freedom which can only come through death.
The biggest problem that Christians have is that we think that we are alive, when we are dead.