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November 2, 2020
You are Dead to Sin, But Alive in Christ
Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Dead in Sin
Paul tells us to remember and count it as fact that we are dead to sin and alive to Christ.
Before you came to Christ, you were a slave to your sin. Sin had complete control over you. You were in bondage to your own passions and desires.
When you came to Christ in faith, you died to your old life. The power of sin was broken, and you were freed from its penalty and control.
Free From Sin
Dead people have no issues with sin. Dead people don’t have to deal with pride, gossip, lust, or fear. They are literally dead to all these things.
Paul is not suggesting you act like you are dead, or commanding you feel like you are dead, or even to become dead. Paul is reminding you of the fact that you are dead. Your old life has died, and your past makes no difference.
This is such a fundamental truth. Until you see with your spiritual eyes that you are dead to sin, you will always struggle with sin.
Alive in Christ
You are not only dead to sin, but you are alive to Christ. When Christ rose from the dead, you rose to new life with Him. You are not who you used to be. Now you are a child of the Living God. A citizen in the Kingdom of God, and you live in the power of Christ in you.
You have been raised into a new life of fellowship with Christ. Your eternal life began the moment you placed your faith in Christ. You are living the eternal life now. When you go to heaven, it’s just a location change.
Because you are alive in Christ, the Holy Spirit empowers you to live the resurrected life. You live above the dead and dying world around you. As one living among the dead, you bring life and light to the world.
Sin once enslaved you, but now you live in the new life Christ has given you. Free from the power and penalty of sin, and alive to the God who loves you so much.
Look at that promise again.
Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:11
Make these confessions.
- I am dead to my sin and my sin nature.
- As a dead person, sin no longer has power over me.
- I am not the old person I used to be.
- I am alive in Christ and walk as a new person in Him.
In Jesus name,
God says you are dead to your sin and your old life. The good news is you are also alive to God in Christ.
Tomorrow will be one of the most important days in our nation’s history. Take a few moments today and pray for our nation, the election, and for God’s guidance and blessing.
Our country is in desperate need of revival and a turning to God. Join me in praying for God’s will to be done in the election and for peace across our country as results are announced.
If you are praying for the election, give me an “I’m Praying” in the comments below.