Monday, 19 December 2011

Today Reminder - 19 December 2011

My prayer for you for today is that you will know you are free form sin. In Jesus Name.

Romans 6:1-14

SIN'S POWER IS BROKEN
Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined Him in His death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
Since we have been united with Him in His death, we will also be raised to life as He was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with Him. We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and He will never die again. Death no longer has any power over Him. When He died, He died once to break the power of sin. But now that He lives, He lives for the glory of God. So you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus.
Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God.

Sin is no longer your master. Have you ever felt that you keep fighting the good fight but you always seem to lose? You wake up with good intentions only to find that they were a nice thought. This chapter in Romans is so powerful where Paul writes about sin and its power over our lives. Sin only has a place if we allow it to. If we allow sin to have a value, and we continue to feed it, it will continue to destroy us. Paul makes it very clear and I can’t put it in better words: “Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined Him in His death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.” Jesus took away the power of sin over our lives, He took away all sin in His death. This is a mind shift you will have to make. By allowing Jesus in your life, you have kicked sin in the teeth and out by the door. Do not allow sin a value in your life, because it does not exist. Let Jesus fill that void and be your master. Take some time and read Romans 4 again, Jesus wants you to remember His death, and to remember and believe it had value in your life. Jesus died for you, He gave up His life so that you can be free. Live today as a free person and rejoice in the fact that sin can never control you anymore – ever! You remain in my prayers!

I am free, and will never quit the fight.

Have a great day, friend of Jesus.

Cheers