I came across a passage that I hadn’t read in a long time. Romans 6:1-14 speak of how we are now able to be dead to sin and alive for God.
But the verses that stood out for me was verse 7-9 “For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more, Death no longer has dominion over Him.”
I started to think, then realized why I, before my true conversion & many that are in the church or proclaim to be a Christian or Believer of God have such a hard time living the life God wants us to.
It’s simple; they are a slave to sin.
What is a slave? A person who is the property of and wholly subject to another
I remembered the times before my conversion when sinning was so normal, it was like I was born to sin. Not to sin was very unusual and against my natural nature.
Then every now and again after hearing a message in a church meeting or just using my common sense I would have a desire not to do the sin e.g. not to lie, not to watch the porn, not to disrespect my mum but I had no strength to resist, even though I had free will, it was almost like I was being controlled.
My dear friend, from the time Adam & Eve disobeyed God, they automatically gave the devil dominion over our will & life. The devil became our master, therefore we became his slaves, destined to be controlled, abused, mistreated & eventually die and burn in the lake of fire with him.
But the Lord Jesus came to die on our behalf, to pay the ultimate price of our sin (the Wrath of God), break the chains of sin & to take back the authority over our life.
“David My servant shall be king over them…” Ezekiel 27:24
“Moses My servant is dead…” Joshua 1:2
“But My servant Caleb…” Numbers 14:24
“If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you, to heed the words of My servants the prophets whom I sent to you…” Jeremiah 26:4-5
The death that Apostle Paul is talking about in this verse is repentance; symbolized by baptism in water. If we decide to kill off the flesh, to be rid of its wicked ways & desire, and accept the invitation to be a servant of God, we will no longer be slaves of sin & ultimately no longer be destined to spend eternity with the creator of sin, the devil.
It’s so deep that I believe that through our free will, we are either doing the will of either God or the devil.
For the flesh lusts against the Spirit and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. Galatians 5:17 NKJV
Think about it now, who are you a child of, God or satan?
That’s enough of my opinion for now…
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