When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him, you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead (Colossians 2:11-12 NLT).
There's a lot more to salvation than just making Jesus Christ the Lord of your life. Our theme verse bears witness to this, highlighting the extraordinary events that take place when one becomes born again.
Firstly, when a man receives salvation, he comes into a place called Christ. Yes, Christ is a person but He's also an environment, and in Him is where the Christian lives, moves and has his being (Acts 11:28).
Secondly, when a man receives salvation, a “circumcision” takes place, but not by a physical procedure. It is a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of the sinful nature..." This is what we call the "Nature Transplant." The old sinful (human) nature is completely removed, and a new nature (the life and nature of God) is imparted into his spirit.
Furthermore, our theme scripture also reveals: "...with him you were raised to new life..." This is sin-free life. The life that is immune to (and repels) all manner of sickness and disease, Hallelujah.
"For if by the one man’s offence death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ... (Romans 5:17 NKJV). No wonder it's so easy for us to live right... to live holy, pure, excellent and supernatural lives; for by virtue of Jesus Christ's vicarious sacrifice on the cross, we have become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). In God's eyes we are perfectly holy for "...he decided then to make us holy in his eyes, without a single fault..." (Ephesians 1:4 TLB), Praise God!
Having come to Christ, the life we've received is not normal. We've become partakers of God's divine nature (2 Peter 1:4 NKJV); this means that we're filled with and live in the fruits of God's divine nature (Philippians 1:11).
Nonetheless, it is crucial to constantly strive towards the absolute knowledge and understanding of the doctrine of righteousness so you don't live as mere men (Psalm 82:5-6). For it is written: "...everyone who continues to feed on milk is obviously inexperienced and unskilled in the doctrine of righteousness..." (Hebrews 5:13 AMPC). Therefore, feed on the Word of God. Study and meditate on it for your own personal growth, and as you do, you'll enjoy walking in your predestined path of righteousness in perpetual victory, success and dominion.
I walk in newness of life, enjoying life everyday as a victor in Christ Jesus. I'm a partaker of God's divine nature, His righteousness is in my Spirit and His Word produces in me all that it talks about, Glory to God.
Galatians 5:24 AMPC
Romans 6:6 NLT, TLB
Romans 6:4 NKJV, TLB
Romans 5:1 NKJV, AMPC
Romans 4:25 KJV, TLB
2 Peter 1:2-4 NKJV
Hebrews 5:11-14 NIV