“14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under Grace? God forbid.” Romans 6:14-15
We either believe the Word of God to be true or we believe It to be a lie. If we believe that by Grace through faith we are given dominion over sin, we believe the Word of God to be true. Many are walking on the sidelines of Christiandom because sin, whatever that sin may be, has dominion over them. In their hearts they feel inferior to the self righteous because whose sin they cannot see because it is, well…self righteousness. Let me be clear, self righteousness and condemnation by a professing Christian will not lead the sinner or the bound to repentance.
Simply stated, if the Believer does not believe the redeeming work of Jesus Christ on Calvary’s Cross (Grace) broke the power of sin in their hearts and lives, they believe the Word of God to be a lie.
“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the Gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the Cross of Christ should be made of none effect.” 1 Corinthians 1:17
Man made laws from humanistic psychology are nothing more than wisdom of words that make the Cross of Christ of no effect. 12 steps of celebrating recovery, 40 days of purpose or 100 days of favor will not give the Believer dominion over sin. If we believe this, we believe the Word of God to be a lie and the Cross of Christ was in vain.
On Calvary’s Cross Jesus Christ redeemed man to God. His redeeming work IS the power of God to Save the sinner and Sanctify the Saint. Before our Salvation, when we were still a sinner, we did not have the power within ourselves to willingly yield ourselves unto God. The lost are spiritually dead and not alive (spiritually) unto God. They are not lost because they reject Jesus but reject Jesus because they are lost.
However, for the Child of God who remains in bondage, sin has dominion over them in some way, the condemnation from the religious and self righteous too often keep the bound from yielding themselves unto God as servants of obedience unto righteousness. They feel like they must perfect themselves before yielding unto God. Friend, Brother, Sister – you can’t. Sin will continue it’s dominion until we yield unto God.
“Know you not, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16
Please allow me to repeat this simple yet powerful Truth. Before Salvation, we are not able to willingly yield unto God as servants of obedience unto righteousness. If such were so, the Cross of Christ was in vain. Through His Work on the Cross, Jesus Christ made a way for us to yield unto God…to partake in HIS Divine Nature and allow us to be His servants of obedience unto righteousness.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4
It is time for many to jump into the River of Life. The devil has tried his best to kill, steal and destroy you. He has whispered lies of condemnation and death in your ear but God is calling you out. The Lord has not left you there to die. He has made a way to follow Him…to follow Him as a servant of obedience unto righteousness and it is truly not by might, nor by power but by His Spirit alone that you will be delivered.
The Cross of Christ has not lost it’s power but we have made it of no effect through our unbelief. The methods freely provided through the various and vain programs and groups at the modern church plainly shows our unbelief in the power of God.
“And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain.” 1 Kings 18:41
I hear a sound of abundance of rain raining down on the discontented, the disheartened and the bound. The prodigals who have been discarded and dismissed by the self appointed “King Sauls” whose heart is truly set to destroy God’s Work.
Pray Church. Pray for the harvest. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fsonlifebroadcastingnetwork%2Fvideos%2F1727671560584843%2F&show_text=0&width=560“>Pray Now!
-Donna Clark Warren