Tag: Romans 6:12-14

Sin will have no dominion over me!

Scripture reading for May 29th:  1st Kings 1, 1st Chronicles 26-28, Romans 6

Key Scriptures:  Romans 6:12-14 “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey it passions.  Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.  For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under the law but under grace.” 

Paul taught identification with Christ to new believers.  We identify with Christ in His death and our old nature is crucified with Him on the cross.  We also identify with Christ in His resurrection from the grave and death, in that we are raised with Him in newness of life.  In light of this, we present our bodies and our minds to Christ Jesus to be used for His purposes. We seek to do His will alone.   Sin no longer has dominion over us because we are now under grace and live by faith.

1st Chronicles 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve Him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought.  If you seek Him, He will be found by you, but if your forsake Him, He will cast you off forever.”  

Faith confession and prayer:  Lord Jesus, I identify with Jesus Christ in His death and in His resurrection to life.  I declare that sin shall have no dominion over me and I present my body and mind to the Lord for His use.  May God be glorified in me!

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Sin’s power broken under Grace!

Scripture reading for June 20th:  Romans 6, Psalm 123, Proverbs 30

Key Scriptures: Romans 6:12-14 “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.  Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.  For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” 

Paul instructed the Romans in simple truth.  Living under the Law stirs up desires to break it.  In giving ourselves to Jesus Christ, who perfectly kept God’s Law, we receive forgiveness of sins by His Grace.  We are free then to present ourselves and the members of our body to God to be used by Him for righteous purposes.  Sin loses its power over us because we have received grace.   Sin’s power through the law is broken and we are free to serve God!

Faith Confession:  Sin’s power over me is broken through faith in Jesus Christ and receiving grace as a gift.  I serve God in freedom and freely offer my body to Him as a living sacrifice.  (Faith action:  Apply this truth to any besetting sin in your life today, declaring sin’s power broken!)

Proverbs 30:5 “Every Word of God proves true’ He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.”  

 

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