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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dead to Sin

Dead to Sin....Past, Present & Future

It's crucial for our faith, to understand that we have (past-tense) died to sin and we're told to reckon it so. (ref. Rom. 6:11, 18 & 22) This happened the moment we became born-again. 

Once... we were dead in Adam, dead in sin, but now we are alive in Jesus, alive in righteousness and indwelled by the Holy Spirit with a righteousness "right-standing with God," which is apart from our works or performance. (ref. 1 Cor. 12:13 and Rom. 3:20-21)

If a born-again Christian is struggling with a behavior and falsely thinks or believes 'I must stop this one thing, or die to this one thing - and then I'll be in right-standing with God...'

He has put the cart before the horse.

We are by faith to stand in the victory consummated at the cross. We are planted with him (Jesus) in death, we have received eternal life and we are now seated with Christ in the heavenlies. This is why the Apostle Paul is basically saying, 'You're dead to sin, and alive in Christ; therefore it's impossible for you to be dead in sin and alive in Christ at the same time. (ref. Rom. 6:2)

Rom. 6:11 KJV
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Heb. 10:2 KJV
For then would they not have ceased to be offered? Because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 

2 Pet. 1:9 KJV
But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged of his old sins.

1 Pet. 2:24 KJV
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. 

Heb. 1:3 KJV
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the majesty on high.;

Gal. 5:19-24 KJV
Now, the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  

Col. 3:3 KJV
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. 

James 1:23-25 KJV
For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and  straightway forgeteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 

1 Cor. 6: 9-12 KJV
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.

1 comment:

I appreciate your comments. God bless you!
Thanks, David