Monday, October 6, 2014

We are Freed From all Sin -- Even in Our Flesh

"For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:" (Romans 8: 3)

This revelation is just too wonderful not to share, and certainly cannot be missed.

We who live in Christ, whom we know that Christ lives in us, did not just die for our sins, but died as us, in that we are sinners, more specifically that sin still resides in our fallen flesh.

For this reason, Paul would later write:

"That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts" (Ephesians 4: 22)

and also:

"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them." (Colossians 3: 5-7)

How else do we put off anything old but by identifying with the new, and more specifically with the newness of the Spirit:

"A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36: 26)

This New Covenant we receive through the Holy Spirit, through the New Testament of Christ's blood, which is forever forgiving us (1 John 1: 7)

"Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." (2 Corinthians 3: 6)

We are freed from all sin, beloved, even the sin in our flesh which still lusts to do wrong! Jesus Christ has indeed made us more than conquerors in Himself (Romans 8: 37)

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