We Have the Power to Overcome 5/13

Romans 6:14

"For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace”

Many people feel frustrated, disappointed, and upset in their Christian walk due to sin or bad habits that dominate them and hinder them from maturing in their spiritual lives. The weight on their shoulders is strong and the guilt tortures them. They feel overcome in their struggle and discouraged after having fallen again.  The enemy fools Christians into thinking that their sin is too big or too powerful to conquer. In reality, we are incapable of overcoming temptations in our own strength, but not incapable of conquering them with God. The resurrection power that is in us is greater than all of the power of sin. James 1:14 states: “ but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own  evil  desire and enticed.” Evil desires include addictions, incontinence, lust, and libertinage. All of these are fruits of the old self, the fruits of the flesh that used to rule our lives before we knew Christ. Paul states in Romans 6:12-13: “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.”

When we are being tempted to sin, we are being seduced by the fleshly desire that used to live in us before, like an old habit. However, we cannot allow this desire to seduce us in such a way to lead us into a life of sin. The Apostle writes in Romans 6:16: “ Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?”

Christ has already liberated us from the power of sin through his great sacrifice on the cross for us. We are free! Therefore, we do not have to submit to the dominion of sin once again. If we have died with Christ, then let us allow our earthly desires to die as well in our lives.

What allows us to lead a life full of victory against sin is to know this great truth. Christ is the Lord of our life, therefore sin is not our master anymore and it cannot enslave us and keep us in the same condition that we were before we knew Christ. Jesus paid a great price to give us liberty. You have the power in the name of Jesus Christ to say no to sin and to live a victorious life. Remember that the Bible says in Romans 6:14: “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.”


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