March 31, 2019
…Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3b-4
One of the grandest blessings in the entire Bible is often missed by believers. It is the burial of Jesus Christ. That’s right—the burial of Jesus is a blessing to you, because not only have we died with Him, we have been buried with Him.
When Jewish people died in Bible times, they were immediately embalmed with special oils and spices, and wrapped in linen. The body was hidden and buried in a tomb. That is what Jesus has done with our old body of sin.
Paul wrote to the Galatians, “I am crucified with Christ. Nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me. And the life which I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.”
Not only have we been crucified with Christ, we have been buried with Christ. Why the emphasis? So that you will not be haunted by the ghost of guilt. Your old life, your past, is not just dead, it’s buried!
The devil will try to remind you what you were. Don’t let him. Don’t go prowling around in the dead bones of your old life. It is gone by the grace of God!