|Colossians 2:11-12 |
11 In whom you are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision performed by Christ.2 [Christ is the anointing, which teaches you all things and which circumcises your heart, cutting off the foreskin of sin and selfishness to become an inward Jew, inwardly circumcised.]
12 Buried with him in baptism, in which also you are risen with him through faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead.3
3 Buried with him in baptism, in which also you are risen with him through faith of the operation of God, who has raised him from the dead. When your selfish nature dies, on the Day of the Lord, when the Lord slays the son of perdition in you with the brightness of his coming, when the Lord crushes the head of Satan under you heel; then you die, and you share in Christ's death, you then share in his burial, and then share in his resurrection in you — to become your true Lord and Master. As George Fox so well describes:
You must have fellowship with Christ in his sufferings; 1 Pet 4:12-13.
if you will reign with him, you must suffer with him; 2 Tim 2:12.
if you will live with him, you must die with him; 2 Tim 2:11.
and if you die with him, you must be buried with him, Rom 6:4.
and being buried with him in the true baptism, you also rise with him. Col 2:12.