“Our Old Man Is Crucified”
Romans 6:6, “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.”
When a person is saved the old man is crucified with him. The old man is your old nature. When a person is saved that person gains new life in Christ instead of being dead in sin.
Galatians 2:20,”I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Because the body of sin is destroyed, we should not serve sin. Those that are dead in sin serve sin. A Christian is freed from sin. Therefore, we should not serve sin or live in sin. The key to not living in sin is keeping your sins confessed to Jesus.
Romans 6:7-8, “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.” We know that we are dead to sin but we also need to know that we shall live with him.
Roman 6:9, “knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.”
Christ rose from the grave. He only died once for your sins.
Romans 6:10, “For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.”
Therefore, we should live for God. Pick up your cross daily and follow Christ.
Romans 6:11, “likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” You should think of yourself as dead to sin. If you think right, it will keep you from sinning. Paul said, with my mind I serve the law of Christ.
Romans 6:12, “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.”
The decisions you make in life are very important. You can choose to sin or choose not too. You should choose to not sin because you are dead to sin and alive unto God.
Romans 6:13, “Neither yield ye yourselves 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.”
God loves those who submit to him. By submitting to what God wants, you do not yield to sin. Every day we need to learn to submit to God; that is why we should pick up our cross daily and follow him.
Romans 6:14, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”
Sin shall not have dominion over you, the Bible says. If you are under law, sin has dominion over you because you cannot fulfill the law; only Jesus fulfilled the law.
Be thankful that we are under grace. We are saved by grace; we live in the age of grace. It is important to remember that you are under grace and not law.
Romans 6:15, “What then? Shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.”
Grace is not a reason to sin. such a thought is illogical. Being freed from the law does not result in sin. Don’t think that your own actions please God; your faith does.
Romans 6:16, “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servant to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”
Do you want to be a servant of sin or of God? If you do what is right, then you are a servant of obedience.
Romans 6:17, “But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.”
Obedience comes from the heart. God loves an obedient Christian. What we obey is the doctrine or the teachings. When we remember the teachings of Christ, what we should remember is love. God wants us to love him, love the brethren and care for sinners.
Romans 6:18, “being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.”
We can do what is right because the power of God has freed us from sin. What a wonderful thing it is to be freed from sin. This is called redemption.
Romans 6:19, “I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”
The flesh is weak. The flesh has an infirmity. It is good to remember how Jesus has forgiven our sins. If we remember how we were freed from sin then it will help us to be willing to submit unto God and yield yourselves as servants to righteousness unto holiness.
Romans 6:20, “For when ye were servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness.” It is not good to be free from righteousness. It is interesting to notice how the Bible speaks of freedom from righteousness. We are not freed from righteousness if we are saved.
Romans 6:21, “What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death.” Why does Paul talk about and remind us of how we were slaves to sin? So that we will know and remember there is no fruit in unrighteousness but the end of sin is death.
God wants Christians to bear fruits. Jesus taught us something very important about bearing fruit in the parable of the sower. Matthew 13:3-8, “…A sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stoney places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: but other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundred fold, some sixty-fold, some thirtyfold.”
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. The Word of God is sown in the heart and helps us to understand how to follow the leading of the Spirit. Do not misunderstand the Power of the Word of God. If we want to bear fruit, we need to rely upon the Word of God.
Romans 6:22, “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life.”
Thank God we are freed from sin. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. To be free from sin is to be a servant of God. A true servant of God, a true Christian will bare at least some fruit.
The end result of being freed from sin is everlasting life. Romans 6:22 is a good verse to apply to eternal security.
Romans 3:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life
There are consequences for actions. Sin destroys and results in death. Salvation is a gift; the free gift of God. Jesus died on the cross and rose from the grave. We know that salvation is eternal and that a person cannot lose their salvation once they are saved. If you have never repented of your sins then you can do so now and be freed from sin to have eternal life in Christ.
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