~ The Three Walks of the Christian ~
Our Old Walk (past) ~ “You He [Jesus Christ] made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others” (Ephesians 2:1-3).
Our New Walk (present) ~ “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:1-4).
Our Future Walk (prospective) ~ Jesus said, “They shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy” (Revelation 3:4b). Christians are “worthy” only because they have accepted the free gift of salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ—and are now seen by God as cloaked in the righteousness of Christ.
~ Robert Lloyd Russell, ABUNDANT LIFE NOW
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