The Fall of Adam is the original sin. All who are born of water (natural child birth) are born under this original sin. The corresponding result of Adam’s original sin is sickness, physical death and all manner of wickedness which can overtake mankind. This is the sin nature born in us because of Adam’s Fall. From Adam’s children to now, all who were born of man are born with a sin nature.
To be sure, Jesus Christ was not born of man but of the Spirit of God. He was and is God manifest in the flesh Who came to die to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner AND break the power of sin for the believing Saint. The problem today is that not too many Saints choose to believe upon Him for dominion over their sin nature which continues to dwell in all who are born of water and their sin nature continues to have dominion over their lives.
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the Law, but under Grace.” Romans 6:14
The vain philosophies of man taught as Biblical doctrine have left so many in the church spiritually defeated. Tired and desperate, they continue in the only thing they know to depend upon in this hour of darkness….their willpower, abilities, intellect, etc.. Living under law, any law for deliverance of the sin nature’s dominion, they continue fighting. Refusing to fight the good fight of faith in the Cross of Christ, they keep fighting to gain dominion over sin.
There is but one answer to sin and that is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. It is there that whosoever will believe is freely given freedom from the sin nature and it’s corresponding results (sickness, wickedness, etc.). We cannot earn this victory for the victory belongs to Jesus…not us. Looking unto Him to author and finish our faith, evil must flee under the power of God. The Righteousness of God expels wickedness while the self righteousness of man is the result of wickedness.
The dominion over our sin nature is witnessed by it’s corresponding results, the Fruit of the Spirit. One whose faith is in the vain philosophies of man cannot produce fruit unto God but only unto death. You will know them by their fruit…especially their out of season fruit. When it seems they should be shaken they are praising. When it seems they should be fearful they are rejoicing. When they should be mad they have peace. When they should be fighting, they have rest. Their out of season fruit sets them apart. They don’t have to fake it until they make it because they have made it. They are DETERMINED to know nothing else among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. They have witnessed the power of the Holy Ghost and cannot be dismayed.
This that “they” have is for ALL if we will simply choose this day in whom we are going to believe and recognize that His Work on Calvary’s Cross is sufficient for the day. His Grace which flows uninterrupted as we look unto Him chases us down and overtakes us when the storm clouds appear. We are indeed a peculiar people amongst the world but as scroll through my Facebook feed and look to my family and friends, I am indeed thankful that I am surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses unto Jesus Christ.
Sin shall NOT have dominion over me because I am under Grace. Today, His Grace will be sufficient just as it has every other day. He has not changed.
“1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the Right Hand of the Throne of God.” Hebrews 12:1-2