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No Longer A Slave To Sin

 

(Romans 7:15) “I don’t understand what I am doing. For I don’t practice what I want to do, but instead do what I hate.”

(vs 18-19) “For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but I cannot carry it out. For I don’t do the good I want to do, but instead do the evil that I don’t want to do.”

(vs 22-24) “For I delight in the Law of God in my inner being, but I see in my body a different principle waging war with the Law in my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin that exists in my body. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is infected by death?”

(Romans 8:1-2) “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in union with the Messiah Jesus. For the Spirit’s law of life in the Messiah Jesus has set me free from the Law of sin and death.”

 

 


Do you continue to do what is wrong, knowing it was wrong for you to do? Do you continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, even if you know better? Do you continue to get fooled and cheated even though you have the wisdom to avoid those situations? If you do, then don’t worry. This only means that you are alive, human, and aware of your weakness. However, there is good news. God has given you the power through Jesus Christ to overcome every temptation, to say no when you are about to go against God’s will and to say yes when God will be pleased by your words and actions.

The real danger would be if you continued to sin and were not aware of it, thinking it was fine to continue living this way. One of the lies Satan uses to control and oppress us is to make us believe that we are weak and cannot defeat the sin our body desires. Sure our minds might be in the right place, but our bodies, impulses, and emotions sometimes take over. Apostle Paul battles with this situation and admits that only death will set him free from this feeling of failure.

That is why he comes to the conclusion that we cannot condemn ourselves if we sin, and that Sin has no power over us anymore. We are free to live in victory, without condemnation, and do all that is right in God’s eyes. It’s a simple choice we have to make by accepting the power Christ gives us through the cross over sin and over temptation. It’s not an overnight process, but if you understand that you are no longer a slave to sin, you will soon stop being tempted by it or even desire it.

(“So the answer is – die! Die to self-centered living and do it daily! That’s the tough part, for just when you think you’re dead, someone steps on your toes, and your ‘old man’ has a resurrection. Right?” – Bob Gass)

 

 

Most of us continue to fail because we forget that Sin no longer has any power or dominion over us once we have accepted Christ in our hearts.

 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are the resurrected Christ, The resurrection and the life, The way, the truth, and the life.
• Thank You that we have been set free from the law of Sin and death.
• We declare that by the blood of Jesus shed on the Cross, spiritual death has no power over us.
• We cancel every accusation and thought of condemnation from Satan.
• We declare that we are loved, forgiven, and accepted by God into His kingdom.
• Help us, Father, to live in the victory over sin that You have given us.
• From this day forth we will resist all temptation and call upon Your strength to do what is right in Your eyes.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

1 Comment

  1. Deepa Daryanani
    30 August 2023 @ 12:56

    AMEN AMEN !! HOW TRUE GODS WORD IS .!! IT IS A BLESSING TO OUR SOULS .!! 😊🙏👍💯

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