Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Complete and Effective Dominion

Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead
indeed to sin, but alive to God. Romans 6:11

Eternal life is not a gift from God; eternal life is the 
gift of God. The energy and the power which was so 
very evident in Jesus will be exhibited in us by an 
act of the absolute sovereign grace of God, once we 
have made that complete and effective decision 
about sin. If it is difficult to get right with God, it is 
because we refuse to make this definite decision 
about sin. (Oswald Chambers)

Part of 'watching' is growing in our understanding of sin.
In Romans five, six and seven, Paul mentions the word
'sin' 41 times but only once is it a verb. The other forty
times it is a noun. We are to reckon ourselves dead to
the power of sin, a noun, an entity. The eternal life of
Jesus within gives us the power to overcome sin so that
we will not fall into a pattern of sinning. 

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