THE CHRISTIAN’S VICTORY OVER SIN
Jesse M. Hendley
Turn with me, please, to the 6th chapter of Romans,
and we are studying together this tremendous epistle
and one of the most glorious chapters in the Bible.
The Christian's victory over sin!
We found out that the body of sin has been PARALYZED.
We are no longer slaves to sin. We have been justified
from sin, which means that God has legally declared us
righteous and not guilty, and sin has no claims
against us, and we are completely free from sin.
But is death to sin all? No, there is a positive side,
Now verse 8 says? "Now if we be dead with Christ, we
believe that we shall also live with Him: knowing that
Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death
hath no more dominion over him. For in that He died He
died unto sin once and for all; but in that He liveth,
He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves
to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through
Jesus Christ our Lord." Now we just read, up there in
verse 6, that the body of sin was paralyzed, and in
verse 7, that we are freed from sin and we do not have
to serve sin.
Now what is our attitude? Are we to "struggle" against
sin? God's Word says in verse 11, "RECKON yourselves
to be DEAD INDEED." God SAYS you are; now RECKON on
it, count on it, believe it, act on it, appropriate
what the Lord has for you! That is what that word
You remember that when God gave Israel the Promised
Land, He told Joshua and all of them to go and walk
throughout the land, and every place that the sole of
their feet trod upon was THEIRS. Isn't that great?
That is the law of APPROPRIATION.
But how many of us fall short of what God has for us!
Not because we do not KNOW about it, but because we do
not APPROPRIATE it.
Now let's look at verse 8. Death to sin is not all;
there is a positive side. If when we became Christians
we died with Christ, we ...
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