Philippians 3 ” 3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.”
No matter how good a person is, they are still in the flesh.
No flesh can attain salvation because they fall short of God’s glory in Jesus Christ.
Jesus is the only man who never sinned when He came in the flesh.
So then what hope does man have? There is nothing good in our flesh!
John 6 “63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life”
The only way to be saved is to not trust in our flesh but believe in Jesus!
He is the only one who has the words of Eternal life!
Everyone who believes in Jesus will receive the Holy Spirit.
When we receive the Holy Spirit, something amazing happens.
We are included in Christ!
Our flesh died with Christ on the cross, and we are raised with Christ and seated with Him in heavenly places!
Ephesians 2 “4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus”
We were crucified with Christ and it is Him who lives in us!
Our flesh died on the cross! We do not live anymore! Our imperfections and sins were forgiven and not counted by God anymore! He sees only Christ in us!
Galatians 2 “19 “For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
We are completely hidden in Christ.
A believer is not in the flesh but in the Spirit!
A believer does not trust in his own flesh but lives by faith in Jesus who loved us and gave His life for us!
Colossians 2 “9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, 10 and in Christ you have been brought to fullness. He is the head over every power and authority. 11 In him you were also circumcised with a circumcision not performed by human hands. Your whole self ruled by the flesh was put off when you were circumcised by Christ, 12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through your faith in the working of God, who raised him from the dead. 13 When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, 14 having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.”
The believer is forgiven all sin and made alive in Christ.
It is not we who live but it is Christ in us!
Christ alone is our Righteousness, our Holiness, our Wisdom and our Redemption.
So then we have nothing to boast in the flesh which died
but we boast only in JESUS our LORD !!
1 Corinthians 1 “8 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him. 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.””