For most people when they hear the word “Death,” they immediately think about physical death. The Bible, however, speaks of three additional types of death, namely, Eternal death (Revelation 20:12-15), Death IN sin (Romans 5:12), and finally, Death TO sin (Romans 6:4 and 6:11).
I would like to offer the Bible’s perspective on Death TO sin.
The Bible says in Romans 6: 1-13
“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. 5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with,[a] that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin. 8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God. 11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
As Christians, the death process is something we experience on a daily basis. It is “dying” to our way of thinking, acting, and speaking and allowing this “new” life of Christ to completely transform us to Christ thinking, Christ acting, and Christ speaking!
Jesus said in John 14:9, “if you have seen Him, you have seen the Father God. In other words, Jesus was so in tune with His father, every thought, action, and word He spoke, was as if the Father God had been present.
Allowing ourselves to experience this daily death process will cause us to speak what Jesus spoke when He walked the earth; “If you have seen me, you have seen the father.
This is Leslie Eaddy Brooks, Think About It.