Body of Christ: Identified with Him

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We are joined not only to the Person of Christ but also to the event of His death.

We are not wedded to rules, but to Christ! Identification with Christ means that we are not given rules to rule our life. Instead we are given a living relationship to God through Christ.

Paul the apostle is very clear about this:

Or do you not know, brethren (for I am speaking to those who know the law), that the law has jurisdiction over a person as long as he lives? For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then if, while her husband is living, she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress, though she is joined to another man. Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to die to the Law through the body of Christ, that you might be joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, that we might bear fruit for God (Rom 7:1-4).

Fruit does not come from a fruitless attempt to keep the rules of the law. Instead fruitfulness comes from living out our identification with Christ in a vital relationship with God the Father. We are joined to Christ, not only to his Person but also to the event of his death so that we are free from the law so that we might live to God.

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