THE BENEFITS OF DEATH 4: THE DEATH OF SIN

In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ

Col 2:11 KJV

In Romans 7, Paul described a struggle. The struggle between man and an unseen force that exists within his framework. He identified that spirit as sin. Sin is Satan In Nature. It is the active force or spirit of the devil by which he controls everyone that is under his dominion (Eph 2:2). This is the main problem of man. With this nature in man, we were doomed for destruction. Because the spirit (sin) is an enemy of God who is condemned already. Furthermore, being present in man, he made men children of disobedience. and enemies of God (See Eph 2:2-3 Rom 8:7). Moreover, he ensures that men don’t obey God. Even if they seem to do, it is only for self aggrandizement. (See Romans 7:2, 8, 11, 15 and 23).

God knew that there’s nothing man can do about it. When he sent the law, he didn’t intend to use the law to make us stop sinning. He knew the law could not do that (Rom 8:3). Even when some men wanted to obey the law, Satan used that spirit called sin which is a weakness in the flesh to make men break the kaw. (Rom 7:8, Rom 8:7). The reason why he sent the law as it refers to sin is to highlight sin and make man know that sin dwells within him. See Rom 7:5 & 20). Anybody that is truly taught of the law would come to the same conclusion as Paul 

For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Rom 7:22-24 KJV 

Jesus is the only answer to that question. He solved the problem by dying. He was made sin for our sakes (2Cor 5:22)  and in His body, God condemned the sin in the flesh (Rom 8:3). When Jesus’ body was nailed to the cross, sin was nailed with him. The body of sin that Paul complained of was removed from us at the death of Jesus (Col 2:11) So when you believe in Jesus, sin is dead in your life

The consequence of the death of sin is that sin can no longer have dominion over you. You can refuse to yield your body to sin by yielding it to the Spirit of God. Furthermore and more importantly, the person that God had issues with is sin. If it remained in you, you’d have been destroyed together as coaccomplice. But just at the right time, Jesus separated him from you. He judge him in the flesh of Jesus by nailing it to the cross. You’re free from judgment. We rejoice in the death of Jesus for His death is the death of sin

PRAYER

Father thank you for the death of our Lord Jesus

I declare that the body of sin of death is removed from me

I have passed from judgement to life

There’s no condemnation for me

We declare victory over Corona virus in Jesus Name

FURTHER STUDIES

Romans 7 and 8

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