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Under New Management

That is a good description of what it is to become a Christian.

Romans 5:21: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

Before we received Christ, sin was our manager. When we receive Him, righteousness should become our manager.

Romans 6:16: Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

Before we received Jesus we were obedient to sin. After we receive Him we ought to obey righteousness. This matter is complicated by our flesh. Our flesh does not want to be under new management.

Romans 8:7: Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

While it does not want to be under new management, with God*s help it can be kept under and forced into subjection.

1 Corinthians 9:27a: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: . . .

Romans 8:1, 4: There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Galatians 5:16: This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

If we don*t want God to be the manager of our lives, it would be out of character and very strange to want Him to be the manager of our eternities. Our lives are just a little here and now part of eternity.

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