"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him" (II Cor. 5:21).
Sin separates us from
an intimate fellowship with God. God is light and infinite purity and
holiness. If we are Spiritually birthed of God and His offspring, then
His light, purity, and holiness should be expressed by His Son in and
through us. If we are walking in sin
and darkening impurity, we are not walking by His Spirit and resisting His
divine nature within us. John declares that if we "walk in
darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth" (I John 1:6).
Sin has pleasure, but it is only for a
season (Hebr. 11:25).
Sin eventually ensnares, robs, and is what so easily besets us in the
race of life (Hebr. 12:1).
At our Spirit rebirthing, we have instantaneously received eradication of the penalty of sin that was against us. Christ's 100% finished work on the cross was appropriated to us at salvation. With the Holy Spirit renewed mind, we progressively receive freedom from the power of sin. One of these days, either at the rapture (I Thess. 4:17) or our immediate resurrection following death (II Cor. 5:1-8), we will in a new glorified body be freed from the presence of sin. What marvelous grace! What marvelous love! We should fall in love with our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and make no decisions or choices of sin! V
Written by Dwight Davis
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