The Eternal Trophy

16 Sep

I want to say it in such a way that no one will be able to lead you to an inferior conclusion (that distracts again from the revelation of the mystery of Christ in you) by bending your mind with clever words… Your daily walk is no different from that initial embrace when you first understood your Divine association in Him… He remains the exclusive measure of your own completeness. He heads up the authentic authority of the legality of your identity. You are in Christ which means that His death represents your true circumcision. Sin’s authority associated with every carnal sin in the human body was stripped off you (like filthy garments). In the same parallel (as circumcision) your co-burial and joint-resurrection is now demonstrated in baptism; your co-inclusion in Christ is what God’s faith knew when He powerfully raised Him from the dead.

You were once spiritually dead, as demonstrated in your constant failure and being bound to a lifestyle ruled by the corrupt desires of the flesh, but now God has made you alive together with Him, having forgiven you all your failures. His body nailed to the cross hung there as the documented receipt testifying as proof that He deleted the detailed record of mankind’s guilt. Suddenly satanic powers and principalities lost all ground to continue to blackmail the human race. His brilliant victory made a public spectacle of them. The horror of the cross is now the eternal trophy of His triumph!

Paul of Tarsus

Colossians 2:4-15, Mirror Translation

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