“We are buried with Him by baptism into death” (Rom. 6.4).
Our Lord prophesied three things by His baptism in Rom. 6, baptism speaks of death, burial and resurrection; a three-fold inward change which is expressed outwardly in baptism. ln many cases it is only a ritual or ceremony. That is why there is so much barrenness in many who are called Christians; Baptism is a testimony and not a ceremony. Unless we are taught this we live very poor Christian lives. Unless our sins are buried and forgotten we cannot have real peace. Otherwise we are going to be haunted by the memory of sins committed. Today you can be freed from every memory of sin. He died to take away our condemnation. He died that we may die to our sinful nature.
Just as cancer has to be removed with all the surrounding tissues and muscles, so also by faith we have to take into us the power of death to die to our desires and thoughts. We do not die by saying so. I may say in the morning, ‘I will not do it; l will not do it.’ But the brain starts working: it says, ‘It does not matter; it does not matter!’ We go ahead and fall again. We cannot gain victory in our own power. As we receive into us the power of death so also we receive into us a new life called the power of His resurrection, which gives us a hunger and thirst for the things of eternity. In due course we are given ears to hear the voice of God.
Meditation by Bakht Singh