Much of mankind would never think of defeating sin in their own heart. Their rationale argues for its impossibility, sin powers its way. They feel, “God could never hold us responsible for our capitulations to such a force as sin.” In failing often, their heart hardens to the fight, then gives way to justifying their actions. As many join them in their new justifications, the lobby grows strong. The kingdom of darkness joins them, providing carefully constructed rational statements, (lies) to enable the downward spiral. With doctrines of demons, the need for God and Church dissipate. Christ and His glorious triumph over sin finds no consideration amongst those embracing the attractive suicide-bent. Their lives may experience some repercussion, but they press forward. Their martyrs carry the torch, as the masses blindly follow, hoping it all to be true.
Friends, let us never forget that our old selves died with Him. Tyranny is broken in our experience — as we remember this. We remember by believing. First we believe the accomplished fact; then we believe the pending life on a new plane. Then the going forward:
Our past action: All that were baptized into Jesus Christ, were, by that very action, sharing in His death. We were dead and buried with Him in baptism.
Our present standing: We, …have died to sin — how could we live in sin a moment longer?
Going forward: Shall we sin to our heart’s content and see how far we can exploit the grace of God? God forbid — Just as He was raised from the dead by that splendid revelation of the Father’s power so we too might rise to life on a new plane altogether.
(If we have shared His death, we shall also share His resurrection.)
(Let us never forget that our old selves died with Him on the cross that the tyranny of sin over us might be broken.)
for a dead man can safely be said to be free from the power of sin.) JB Phillips trans. Romans 6:1-4
Can it be reversed?
No. “We can be sure that the risen Christ never dies again; death’s power to master Him is finished.” “He died because of sin once; He lives for God forever.” In the same way see yourselves
Our victory, spelt out clearly, in Romans 6:1-11 becomes the frame of reference for living victoriously. Do not allow sin to establish any power over your mortal bodies in making you give way to it’s lusts. Nor hand over your body parts to be, as it were, weapons of evil for the devil’s purposes. JB Phillips
“Thanks be to God who leads us, wherever we are, on Christ’s triumphant way and makes our knowledge of Him spread throughout the world like a lovely perfume.” 2 Corinthians 2:14
“…for you are dead, and your lives are hid with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3
But, like Men rescued from certain death, put yourselves in God’s hands as weapons of good for His own purposes.. For sin can never be your master–you are no longer living under the law, but under grace. JB P
“released from the service of sin, you became the servants of righteousness.” “the gift of God is eternal life.”
But in the midst, He cannot deny Himself. Yes, Jesus stands in victory regardless the hyped up fabrications. (as if pushing forward a lying agenda can make it suddenly true.)
Friends, sheep without a shepherd roam scattered. Jesus had compassion on these. We can too. Love ya