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Colossians 2:13



13 And [kai] you, [humas] being [on] dead [nekros] in [en] your sins [paraptoma] and [kai] the uncircumcision [akrobustia] of your [humon] flesh, [sarx] hath he quickened together [suzoopoieo] with [sun] him, [autos] having forgiven [charizomai] you [humin] all [pas] trespasses; [paraptoma] KJV-Interlinear



13 And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, NASB



Death is a separation from something. Physical death is a separation from physical life.Spiritual death is a separation from God, who is life. Sexual death is a separation from the functioning sexual aspects of ones life.An out of fellowship state is a form of death in that it is a separation from your functioning spiritual or fellowship state.


In every aspect of death, life always exists in some form.


At birth, you are born physically alive, but spiritually dead. This is the first aspect of your life.


When you hear the gospel, and believe in Christ, then you are reborn, or regenerated.


A human spirit, which you did not have before you believed in Christ, is formed in you, by God, and He imputes eternal life into that human spirit. This makes you trichotomous body (with its biological life), soul (with its human life), and spirit (with its eternal life).


Prior to being saved, prior to believing in Christ, you were only body and soul, as you were originally formed from the day of your birth.


Prior to the moment of your salvation, the moment when you believed in Christ, you were dead because of the sin nature resident inside of you, as well as from the transgressions of your sins, which you pursued habitually, on a daily basis, during your life.


You were also dead because of the uncircumcision state of your life. Remember that circumcision is the symbolism of the cutting away of sin from your life, which cutting away Christ accomplished on the Cross.


The moment you believed in Christ, that act was your spiritual circumcision, wherein through Christ s work, the sins in your life were forgiven. Forgiven here means to be expunged as though they (your sins prior to your salvation) never ever happened.


To quicken means to reanimate, to bring back to life.


Where you once were spiritually dead, even though physically alive, Christ through His work on the Cross, paid the price for sin, making it possible for you to believe in that which He did, and therefore be brought out of your spiritual death state, into a spiritually alive state.


So, when you are initially saved, from the moment when you initially believed in Christ, all of your sins are forgiven and you begin your new life in fellowship with God.


Note that sins were not forgiven by means of the Cross.The Cross only accomplished the payment of the debt for sin. However, when you believe in Christ, that is a form of acknowledgement of your sins, and the need for salvation, because of your sins, and that acknowledgement allows God to forgive you.


Once you have been saved, then a whole new aspect of your life begins. The moment of your salvation, you are physically alive, spiritually alive and in fellowship.The best of all worlds.


But then given a few minutes or hours, you will commit a sin, which separates you from your functioning spiritual life.You are still physically alive, still spiritually alive, but out of fellowship, and that is when the function of confession begins.


Through confession (of ones sins to God the Father), He again forgives you and restores you back into fellowship.That study may be found in 1 Jn.


This verse does not get into the after salvation what, but the moment of salvation activity.


Just as Christ arose from the dead, then through your faith, through that initial moment of your faith, you now possess the promise of a resurrection with Christ.


Salvation is a once in a lifetime event.Once born, you do not have to be born again and again.You were born once physically, and once was enough. You were once born spiritually (when you believed in Christ), and once was sufficient.


You cannot undo your birth. You cannot cancel out your birth. You cannot go back to the moment prior to your birth as though it never occurred.Just ask your momma, and if she doesn t slap the stupid out of you, then she should. And by the way, once born, you do not have to be born over and over, again and again, in order to live.


Once born, always born.Once born again, always born again.You cannot lose your birth. You cannot lose your spiritual birth.


Once you have believed in Christ, you cannot lose your salvation. It is permanent, and to think otherwise is the quintessence of arrogance, to think that there is something that you could do, that God somehow overlooked.

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