When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (John 19:30)
That’s not my Jesus! That Jesus was slandered, spit upon, beaten, and crucified. That Jesus died and I no longer belong to him!
When that Jesus was crucified, I was crucified: I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20).When that Jesus died, I died: Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him (Romans 6:8).
When that Jesus was buried, I was buried: We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4).
I no longer belong to that Jesus because I have been joined to another: Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you may be joined to another – to Him who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God (Romans 7:4).