Pearls of the Word

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But Christ lives in me

by Jean-Louis Coraboeuf

"I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives 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" (Galatians 2:20 Interlinear).

The apostle Peter explains that Christ bore our sins in His body on the cross so that we might live a righteous life and that by the stripes of His body we are healed (1 Peter 2:24). He asserts that by His death on the cross Jesus obtained theses two things for us.

We accept relatively easily being justified by the faith of Christ who died on the cross for us. Then we can overcome sin because Christ lives in us. But it is more difficult for us to believe in being healed by the faith of Christ who was bruised in His body for us. However, this is the same process for justification and healing: we overcome sin and we are healed because it is Christ the winner who lives in us!