8th December 2022
Grace for you today !
Christ in me, The Glorious Hope !
“We know that our old (unrenewed) self was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [our] body [which is the instrument] of sin might be made ineffective and inactive for evil, that we might no longer be the slaves of sin. For when a man dies, he is freed (loosed, delivered) from [the power of] sin [among men]. Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 6:6-7, 11 AMPC
2. Deliverance from the power of sin:
For every fruit there is a root, so also all our actions have a root cause. Many times we focus on our actions rather than the root cause that is behind these actions. What we cannot see are the roots under the soil.
David discovered this and with tears spoke to God that he was conceived in sin in his mother’s womb ( Psalms 51:5). We are sinners not because we committed sins ( doing), we are sinners by conception ( being). Unless we deal with the root ( being) , we will continue in our doing (fruit). We not only need forgiveness of our sins ( doing ) but also deliverance from our very sinful being. This being (nature) of ours ( inherited at conception) is what the author calls as the “old man”.
My beloved, the Good news is that Jesus not only died “for our sins “( actions/ doing) but also “as us” ( our very essence / DNA). For God made Jesus who knew no sin ( in Him was no sin) to become sin in our stead so that we might become righteous with His righteousness ( righteousness in essence / being ) – 2 Corinthians 5:21. This is what the author writes as the “new creation” – 2 Corinthians 5:17.
My beloved disown your old identity by declaring that your old was crucified with Christ at the Cross and embrace your new identity. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus is your new identity. You are a new creation, old things have passed away and all things have become new is your present stand.
This confession breaks the power of sin and you will emerge invincible through the progressive revelation of Jesus the Machiach! Amen 🙏
Praise Jesus Mashiach!
Grace Revolution Gospel Church