Death to Sin #2
If you are a Christian, you are dead; dead to sin. Already. It is a fact established in the courts of heaven. You died with Jesus at Calvary. Sin’s power over you has been broken. You are just like a dead man when it comes to sin; you feel nothing and do nothing in response.
Romans 6:11, “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.“
That may be true in heaven, but what about here on earth? How can you really live like that? Paul adds this in Romans 6:12-13, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. 13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.“
Your death to sin becomes true in your life when you act on it; when you believe it enough to refuse to yield to temptation and actively yield yourself to God for His purposes. You do not have to give in to your temptations, because in Jesus Christ you have the power to refuse sin. And the only way you can begin to experience spiritual victory is to begin to do this.
Act like the dead man you are when it comes to sin, and yield yourself to God as the living man you are in Jesus Christ.