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2 Timothy 2:11

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 11 This is a faithful saying: If we have died with him, we will also live with him. [To have died with the Lord is to have had your sinful nature mortified and crucified on the inward cross of self-denial, and to have undergone the baptism of death: Therefore we were buried with him by baptism into death, Rom 6:4; and being buried with him in the true baptism, you also rise with him. Col 2:12. Like the resurrection of Lazarus, after you undergo the baptism of death, the Lord calls you by name to "come forth." This is not to be presumed; it must be experienced.]

Mark 10:38-39

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 38 But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you ask; can you drink the cup that I drink? And be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?"

 39 And they said to him, "We can." And Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; [The cup of which Jesus shall drink is to suffer crucifixion, and the baptism is his death in the flesh.]

Romans 6:4

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 4 Therefore we were buried with him by baptism into death; so as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. [Like the resurrection of Lazarus, after you undergo the baptism of death, the Lord calls you by name to "come forth" and be raised with Him into a newness of life. Burial, baptism into death, being raised with Him, and newness of life are not to be imagined, assumed, or presumed: Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Cor 5:17. From the Word of the Lord within: "You are raised to a new life, not just an imitation; He is one with us and ever-present. The new life is as radically different as a man who has lived underground his whole life, suddenly coming above ground to see the sun, the sky, the plants, the animals, the wind, the stars. "]

Colossians 2:12

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 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 [Like the resurrection of Lazarus, after you undergo the baptism of death, the Lord calls you by name to "come forth." From the Word of the Lord within: "Christ is actually resurrected in every person that comes to Him and obeys Him repetitively. You have not experienced grace until you have been raised with Him. You are raised to a new life, not just an imitation; He is one with us and ever-present. With persistent and faithful obedience, you too will be raised."]

Philippians 3:10

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 10 That I may know him, to experience the power of his resurrection, to share in his sufferings, and even be conformed to him in his death; [Because of Adam, we all are dead in our sins, dead to the life of God, Gen 2:17,3:24, having been cut off from the tree of life. Paul writes of experiencing the power of His resurrection. 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, Eph 2:6.]

Romans 16:20

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 20 And the God of peace shall crush Satan under your feet shortly.1 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

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