The Gospel is real because it started with God. It didn't come by man, didn't come by the will of man, didn't come by the blood of man.
The Gospel is:
- Superior to the law
- Superior to the flesh
- Superior to the devil
We need to sign a spiritual death warrant to our tendency and inclination to sin. We need to have a funeral for you. I must give up my right to me. I need to die to what was and live in what is.
We try hard to be Christians. Stop trying - train wisely!
I am identified with Christ, I am crucified with Christ. What He did at Calvary, He works into the fabric of my life.
He puts the God-quality of life in me, and it's up to me to work it out of me. But you have to make that come out. He worked it in, now you work it out.
Romans 6:4-5, Eph 4:4-10. Verse 9 has 3 views:
- Incarnation of Christ (Jesus came and lived.)
- He descended into Hades (death and resurrection)
- Death and burial (in a tomb)
(Note: "I am" = God)