“Against You (GOD), You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Your sight: that You might be justified when You speak, and be clear when You judge.” Psalms 51:4
Sin, what ever sin it may be, is perfected and authored by satan and directed against God. Sin is designed by satan to contradict God. Sadly, the devil uses God’s highest creation, mankind, to violate and desecrate that which God’s Glory demands which is Righteousness by faith through Grace.
“I do not frustrate the Grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.” Galatians 2:21
Grace is afforded to whosoever will believe Jesus Christ paid the penalty of sin to God on Calvary’s Cross. Knowing this, Who Jesus is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross, we have no doubt as to Jesus’ Resurrection. Jesus Christ is now sitting at the Right Hand of the Throne of God making intercession through His atoning work for whosoever will believe.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
Grace is not a license to sin. God forbid no! Jesus Christ did not die on Calvary’s Cross to save us in our sin. Jesus does not save us in the miry clay just to leave us in the mire. Jesus saves us FROM sin; His Grace gives us dominion over sin. The Cross of Christ broke the power of sin and utterly made a show of every demon in hell. There was no fight in hell for dominion. That is utter nonsense and blasphemy. The devil wants no part of Jesus Christ and neither can he touch those who are covered in the Blood of Jesus unless he is being used as a tool to chastise and test our faith. This test of faith is not for God’s knowledge, He is all knowing, but for our understanding. We can easily say we believe but when our boat begins to rock, how often do we start shoveling the water overboard before we realize our faith is in our ability to save ourselves from that sinking boat? Friend, we must realize we are ALL sinking boats and it is the Hand of God Who is keeping us afloat.
Our faith in the Cross of Christ gives the Holy Spirit latitude to superintend the work of God in our hearts and lives and give us dominion over sin. With the power of sin broken in our life by faith in the Cross of Christ, we are no longer instruments of unrighteousness used by satan to defile that which is righteous but are now able to willingly yield ourselves unto God. Before we are born again, we are not able to willingly yield ourselves unto God. The lost are spiritually dead unto God therefore they cannot willingly yield to the Lord.
“Neither yield you 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.” Romans 6:13
Those that are alive unto God, the born again Believer, can now partake in God’s Divine Nature and are no longer under sin’s dominion irregardless of what the devil says; he’s a liar and the father of lies. The sin satan is authoring and perfecting in the Believer’s life is too often a result of deceit which has corrupted the understanding of the Cross of Christ by either adding to or taking away from His finished work and directing our faith to that which was added or removed. Remember, righteousness does not cleanse evil but expels it. On the other hand, evil can defile righteousness through corruption.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of God’s Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4
Sin is in direct contradiction to God and is against God in every way. Partake of God’s Divine Nature. Taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusts in Him (Psalms 34:8).
-Donna Clark Warren