Our judgment must reign through death unto Eternal Life. We live with a false balance in our mental attitude until the weight of the Cross bears upon the situation. The outward man in the pressure of time may appear to be perishing, while the inward man is being quickened with the character of God. Steps in time are insignificant to the one step Christ took at Calvary. Moments spent justifying a man's failure or acting as a judge of condemnation are time slots that are void of eternal value.
True value is found in the riches of His grace. Corruptible thoughts are passed down by man, while that which is incorruptible is raised up by God.
If we have passed through the Red Sea, let us pass clean over Jordan. First, Christ died for us, giving us hope for eternity. Then, Christ died as us, giving us faith for life in time. We experience the fellowship of the Son in time, yet time does not limit fellowship in our experience. If failure knocks at our door and is given reception into our home, must we wait for the arrangements of death to be executed? Is there a temporal waiting period of burial before we are raised to Eternal Life? No, for mercy rejoices against judgment. When we were dead in sin, through mercy He loved us. Being no longer aliens but sons of God, we live in the mercy that endures forever to give us strength over the law of sin and the power to reign by the Spirit of Life.