Four IdentificationsPosted: Sat. Jan, 11 2014
Circumcised in Him - cutting off the flesh (OSN).
COL 2:11and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
Alive in Him - figurative baptism - identified with Christ.
COL 2:12having been buried with Him in baptism, in which you were also raised up with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Free from the Law in Him - Law nailed to Cross.
COL 2:13And when you were dead in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh [unbeliever], He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, COL 2:14having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us and which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Victorious in Him - disarmed, displayed, triumphed enemy.
COL 2:15When He had disarmed [war word] the rulers and authorities, He made a public display of them, having triumphed over them through Him.
From bible class taught on 01/09/2014