“Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:6-11.
A believer does not have to obey their sin nature. Many believe in Jesus Christ for our Salvation but fail to believe or to accept that the Lord’s Sacrifice was for our dominion over our sin nature as well. Jesus died to save us from sin, not in sin. For some, Salvation is to save them from hell but not from sin. Their sin seems to be more sacred then their Salvation.
“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:3. Isn’t the very term “born again” referring to the Believer being “dead unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” There is but one way to be alive unto God and that is through faith in Jesus and His finished work. Faith that the Lord Jesus Christ paid our sin debt, which was eternal death and afforded us dominion over our sin nature (Romans 6:11). When we know His finished work, understand His finished work and most importantly, have faith in HIS finished work – not our fasting (which is completely scriptural but with the wrong motivation can be turned into works), not our rituals and feasts (Hebraic Roots, soul tie/family curse deliverance sessions, etc.) nor anything else “we” can do, just simple faith in Jesus’ finished work, we are given dominion over sin.
“For the Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2. The Law of the Spirit requires faith in Jesus and Him crucified to give us dominion over our sin nature. Without proper faith, we have no dominion over sin. Such is why you will know them by their fruit. Do they, whom ever they may be, have dominion over their sin nature or does their sin nature have dominion over them? If they are a Believer in Christ Jesus and their sin nature has dominion over them, they may be trying to live unto God by their own strength and not His because their faith, as sincere as it may be, has been unknowingly placed on their works, what they must do and not what He has done. They hate their sin as much as they hate others sin but just don’t know how to gain victory over their sin. The Law of the Spirit requires faith in Jesus to operate and give us freedom from sin. The Holy Spirit cannot operate with our faith in shemitahs, harbingers plus Jesus but in Jesus and Jesus alone. Our faith in anything other is spiritual adultery.
Then of course there are those who are ruled by their sin nature, who don’t hate their sin nor any other’s sin for that matter; yet claim to be a Believer…to them I say, “You believe that there is one God; you do well: the Devils also believe, and tremble.” James 2:19. Do you believe or are you born again? All the sinner has to do is believe in Jesus and Him Crucified but the Saint must be born again. – Donna Clark Warren