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Alive to God under grace!

Scripture reading for June 21st:  Romans 6

Key Scriptures for over-comers:  Romans 6:11-14  “In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.  Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.  Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.  For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.”

As believers in Jesus Christ, we must count ourselves dead to sin through Christ’s death on the cross.  We then recon ourselves alive to God through Christ’s resurrection from death after He paid the penalty for our sins.  Faith in Christ’s sacrifice alone is the grace gift from God that brings us God’s eternal life.  But after receiving the gift of eternal life by faith, we must then purposely present our body and its members to God to be used as instruments of righteousness.  Sin is no longer our master, but Jesus Christ is our Lord!  We are not under the Law, which can only reveal sin, but we are under grace which has dealt permanently with our sin!

Observations for over-comers:  We over-come evil desires of the flesh through faith in the death of our Lord Jesus on the cross.  We recon our mortal body as dead to sin through identification with Christ.  We thank God for Christ’s resurrection to eternal life, for He is our new life through the Spirit!  “So He said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:  ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”  (Zechariah 4:6)

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