Rom 6:6 Knowing this, that our old man (palaios) is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Palaios “an old man according to age,” is defined as a toothless, 150 year old, cane walking, IV sucking, dying and decrepit nursing home man.
He is also the cruelest of beings. He is a slave trader, and a fierce slave master.
His slaves are all the men and women of this world, no matter what religion, color or age.
This old man is the sinful nature, or as Paul calls it, the body of sin which every person is born with.
Adam and Eve did not have this sinful nature until they sinned. The seeds of disobedience permeated them and quickly sprouted this body of sin, the old man, which is passed down to every person.
The old man is a sin producing engine.
He keeps humans captured and blinded by releasing continual sin into them.
People cannot do anything else, but sin!
When they try to stop, the engine runs all the harder.
The old man knows that the only one who can kill him is Christ and His cross.
Thus he deceives people into hating Christ.
He encourages them to live independently from God, making them believe that independence from God is a virtue, when utter dependency is the only way.
His only purpose was to be killed by the cross.
Yet people would rather reject Christ and continue to keep this dude alive.
They will perfume, cosmeticize, idolize and pamper him.
Humanity rejects the gloriously beautiful Christ Jesus, to lie in bed and make love to this dilapidated man in his nursing home!
Ah, the price of loving sin is trillions of dollars!
Most of the American debt is created by the administration of sin.
The only way to cut the debt is to acknowledge the only one who can destroy sin and by that diminish the expenses of administering it.
The only way out of the financial mess is repentance back to Jesus Christ.
Yet the IV of dollar bills is fed into the veins of this man as he mocks humanity through his toothless mouth.
“Oh my little darlings,” the man taunts, “thank ya for keepin me alive!”
“I am so glad you hate Jesus and love me”, he bellows in laughter.
“You’re a just a bunch of fools!” he shakes his head in gleeful disbelief.
America does everything that does not work and refuses to do the one thing which does. Such is politics and politicians. Many will get a rude surprise, though!
Arrogance and pride is not only the downfall of man, but the greatest agent to create spiritual blindness.
But for those who want to get rid of this decrepit and evil man, Christ is always available.
But for many others, the love of this decrepit and evil dude will take them to the wrong side of the grave, and when they end up in not so nice a place, their eyes will finally be opened to this old nursing home man.
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