Sin cannot find any expression in a corpse.

I have been reading over this for several days.  Ever since my friend sent it to me.  This morning however it really spoke to me.
Romans 8:10 the revelation of Christ in you declares that your body is as good as dead to sins demands.  Sin cannot find any expression in a corpse.  You co-died together with Him. Yet your spirit is alive because of what righteousness reveals. TMB   Romans 8:10 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is [a]alive because of righteousness.  NASB   Sin cannot find any expression in a corpse.    How much more dead can you get?  I guess that means that all people in a cemetery are dead to sin.  I have to admit that is a very good example.    Galatians 2:20 the terms co-crucified and co-alive define me now.  Christ in me and I in Him!  His sacrificial love is evidence of his persuasion of my righteousness!  TMB
As I prepare for another quest where the (we have been in prep over one week) I feel a huge burden to die to myself today.  I see that sin cannot express itself in me if I am the walking dead.  Today I am free
Today my wife is on heart quest so today not only do I die to myself but I must die for her and go to battle for her.
For me ….. I need to start living out the scriptures that I speak about.  Not just speak them to other people but believe them for myself.    Romans 12:1-2 were the 2nd and 3rdscriptures I ever memorized and I quote them a lot but have often wondered if I truly live by them.

12:1 Live consistent with who you really are, inspired by the loving kindness of God.   My brothers, the most practical expression of worship is to make your bodies available to him as a living sacrifice; this pleases him more than any religious routine.   He desires to find visible, individual expression in your person.(The word, 1parakaleo, comes from para, a preposition indicating close proximity, a thing proceeding from a sphere of influence, with a suggestion of union of place of residence, to have sprung from its author and giver, originating from, denoting the point from which an action originates, intimate connection; and kaleo, meaning to identify by name, to surname. Jesus introduces the Holy Spirit in the same capacity: parakletos, meaning close companion, kinsman [John 14:16]. The word, 2adelphos, comes from a, as a connective particle, and delphos, meaning womb. Commonly translated as brother. [See Heb 2:11] The word, 3paristemi, means to exhibit, to present. In the context of the New Testament, the sacrificial system no longer involves dead animals, but living people. “You died in his death and are now alive unto God” [Rom 6:11].)
12:2 do not allow current religious tradition to mold you into its pattern of reasoning. Like an inspired artist, give attention to the detail of God’s desire to find expression in you. Become acquainted with perfection. To accommodate yourself to the delight and good pleasure of him will transform your thoughts afresh from within. (The word, aion, is traditionally translated as “do not be conformed to this world.” Actually aion points to a period of time of specific influence. In the context of this writing, Paul refers to the religious traditional influence of his day as euarestos, which is eu, praiseworthy, well done + arestos, meaning to accommodate one’s self to the opinions, desires, and interests of others.) The mirror bible

14 thoughts on “Sin cannot find any expression in a corpse.

  1. Good stuff Kevin! You are in His lap today where ever you go! There’s a depth there if you ponder what that entitles you too…

    Joe B

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  2. Kevin,

    I know that God has prepared you for this upcoming Quest as he prepared you to be such a blessing to me on my Quest. Your e-mails are always an encouragement.
    David, 

    Sent from my private jet. 

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  3. I like it. The difference between transgression and iniquity is the former implies sin we commit in the body and iniquity is sin committed in our mind or heart. He died for it ALL. He was pierced for our transgression and bruised for our iniquity.

    Charlie Quinonez

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  4. Hey Kee, what's up brother? Great message as I've been going over a particular scripture myself. Check out what it means to, “pick up your Cross and follow after Jesus”, this my bring a revelation to what you're dealing with also.

    Love you brother……

    Fred

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  5. Kevin,
    I was able to spend some time reading your message during my lunch break today and I was floored. Dying to self has been heavy on my heart this week. I have really been struggling with getting my quiet time back on track so during my serving at the Gateway Conference Sunday, I visited the bookstore. I found a book titled “Secrets of the Secret Place” which I think will help me, but I was led to check out the Freedom Ministry CDs and Bob Hamp's “Dying to Self” caught my eye and tugged at my heart. I began listening to it Monday morning and since then, “dying to self” has been referenced in two Reminders from God emails, a Bible Gateway verse of the Day, and then today – your email. I don't think that I need any further confirmations and am going to get closer to Him to see where He is leading me. Thank you again for sharing your heart in these emails and I pray that God will richly bless your wife on her HeartQuest and that you will be fully prepared for what He wants you to accomplish on yours.

    Blessings,
    Chris

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  6. I was just reading Ephesians and made me think of this email.

    But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), (Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭4-5‬)

    Eric Olson

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