Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.Romans 6:11
The Gospel has come proclaiming release to captives, sight for the blind, and offers a soothing balm for those who are hurting. There is no message like it in all of the world.
Jesus, the Son of God, leapt off His throne, gave Himself over to death, and defeated death and the grave through the glory of the Father. Driven by holy love, He rescued His lost and dying children and has brought us back to Himself through His blood.
Sin Made Powerless
The death that He died, He died once to defeat the power of death, therefore disarming sin and rendering it powerless. You see, the outcome or the “fruit” of sin is death…everyone who sins dies. However, Jesus became sin on the cross for us and destroyed death from the inside out! By entering into death, Jesus ravaged Hell and took the keys (authority, power) to death and declared Himself Victor over all things.
Want to know something truly amazing? Jesus has invited His people into Himself. Look at Romans 6:8 – “Now if we have died with Him, we believe that we shall also live with Him.” In the Greek, this “living with Him” is not speaking of dwelling in the same place as Jesus or living alongside of Him for eternity…nope. It is way better than that.
The Greek in this passage speaks of two people coming together to “co-live.” Said differently, one party (Jesus) has opened Himself so that another party (us) might join Him on the nature/essence level and “co-live” with Him. In essence, when Jesus breaths, we breath. When Jesus speaks, we speak…get the picture?
Well now, think this through – If Jesus is no longer subjected to death (He overcame death through death, remember?) and is not bound by the authority and power of sin (Rom. 6:10)…neither are we!
Jesus has freed us from the domain and authority of sin! Every past failure, every current hardship, and every future pressure has been covered over by the blood of Jesus! With confidence we can boldly declare, “I am the Lord’s and He is mine, I have nothing to fear!”
You can have a full and rich relationship with the Creator of all things – Jesus has paid the way! You can walk in the joy and wisdom of the Almighty God today – Jesus has paid the way! There is nothing that can separate us from the Love of God today!
Give it all
Together, let’s answer the call…let’s consider ourselves dead to sin and alive to God. Together, let’s surrender our whole lives at the feet of Jesus and offer Him what He spilled His blood for – all that we are. This is your moment, your time, your calling forth – answer the King and give all that you are to Him. Give it all.
Love you all!