CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST
I have been crucified with Christ. Now it is not my old self, but Christ Himself who lives in me. (Galatians 2:20 | Noli)
” Little “I” moved out and big Christ moved in.” -T.L. Osborn
What does Paul mean, “I was crucified with Christ. It is no longer I that live but Christ lives in me”? You could say it this way: “Weak ‘I’ moved out, and strong Christ moved in. Defeated ‘I’ moved out, and victorious Christ moved in. Sick ‘I’ moved out, and healed Christ moved in. Poor ‘I’ moved out, and rich Christ moved in. Cursed ‘I’ moved out, and blessed Christ moved in.” That is our identification with Christ!
How could you ever identify with defeat again when you are identified with Christ? You cannot identify with defeat because of the triumph of Christ. You are a thoroughbred — it is born into you. You are a brand-new breed, a new creation in Christ. Victory is in your genes.
God did not do one thing in Christ and do something of a lower quality in you. He put the same righteousness, life, victory, blessing, and other qualities that are in Christ into your spirit. God “cloned” you with Christ and made you identical to Him.
Confession: I consider myself as having died and now enjoying a second existence, which is simply Jesus using my body. (Galatians 2:20 | DistilledBible)