Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection.
Romans 6 describes our new position as a Christian and identifies our new power and its’ source. Because of Christ resurrection, the scripture tells us that “we must not give sin a vote in the way you conduct your lives. Don’t give it the time of day. Don’t even run little errands that are connected with that old way of life. Throw yourselves wholeheartedly and full-time—remember, you’ve been raised from the dead!—into God’s way of doing things. Sin can’t tell you how to live. After all, you’re not living under that old tyranny any longer. You’re living in the freedom of God (Romans 6:12-14).”
Do you believe that?
Sometimes, we don’t believe that we have that kind of power because we try to include our crucified self in His life-saving resurrection power. We want the old man from Adam to obey God. The old man will never obey God. Given any opportunity, it will sin. Remember the old Adam is included in “Christ’s sin-conquering death”. It is dead and does not speak God’s language. The flesh is hostile to God (Romans 8:7)
We are a new creation in Christ, and our renewed spirit is in communion with His life-giving resurrection. Although we have victory over the power of sin, the presence of sin is still around us with its’ temptation and false promises. Upon His return, we will never have to live in the presence of sin again.. What a wonderful day that will be!
Here’s the question for today. Do you have any “sin” that so easily entangles you? It may be hard to believe, BUT You have victory over that sin. Let us encourage you to read Romans 6 in faith and see God’s faithfulness as He watches over His word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12) Remember you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13)