Do You Really Believe You Are Dead Too Sin?

We are saved by grace through faith alone. Our salvation is totally made possible by God and God alone. Jesus died on the cross so that we could be saved from our sins and have our sins forgiven by His blood. It was God who turned our heart towards Him, and it is God who gives us our faith to be saved. The more I know and understand God’s grace; the core of my being is just rocked. It blows my mind to know that God in His love and mercy not only choose me to be one of His children, forgave me of all my sins, (past, present, future) stripped my sinfully unrighteousness off of me and placed Christ’s full righteousness on me. He forgets my sins when I sin and confess those sins, He sees me as holy and clean. He loves me unconditionally, despite my brokenness. His grace also frees us from our sins. Do you believe that? Just yesterday God challenged me with this question. To be honest with you, I could not answer yes. There are times, more than I would like to admit that I don’t feel free from my sin, I feel enslaved. Romans 6: 6-7 says, “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be salves to sin, because anyone who has died has been freed from sin.” We have died with Christ, when we give our lives over to Him. Romans 6 speaks clearly too this. This is where we have to lean on our faith. Our faith is our hope in God and in Him alone. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1. We are dead to sin even if we don’t feel like we are. We have to allow our minds to be renewed by God (see Romans 12:1-2) We have to stop believing the lies from the enemy that we are still enslaved and that God didn’t really free us. I read a blog yesterday by John Piper and the title was satan’s Candy Store. We don’t have to be in satan’s candy store anymore, we don’t have to partake of porn, sex, drugs, drinking or what every candy he is tempting you with. That candy is deadly! God’s salvation frees us from the bondage of sin; it frees us from being salves. We just have to believe it!

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