Romans 6:8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.
It is impossible for the natural man to have the church life. Among us we have many different kinds of brothers and sisters. Humanly speaking, it is impossible for us to be one. Nevertheless, in the church we are truly one by the crucified and resurrected Christ. We are so one in Him that even the devil has to admit that we are one. Our old man was terminated in Christ’s crucifixion. Whenever my terminated old man comes out of the grave, I immediately rebuke him, saying, “What are you doing here? You have been terminated already. It is wrong for you to come here.” We all have been terminated in Christ’s crucifixion and germinated in His resurrection. In His resurrection we all are living, not living by ourselves but by the resurrected Christ who lives within us and who enables us to have the church life. (Life-Study of Genesis, ch. 45; cf. Romans 6:8)