August 9th


"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).

Adam first believed Satan's deceptive temporal word of disobedience against God. When Adam believed Satan and received Satan's deceptive spirit and nature and committed the first sin; this original spirit, nature, and sin was passed on to all men (Rom. 5:12). We were slaves of sin (Rom. 6:17).  We were sons of disobedience with this spirit, nature and sin in our lives (Eph. 2:1-3).  The law was given man to bring the knowledge of sin (Rom. 3:20).  The Holy Spirit was sent to convict us of sin and the eternal wages of our sin, which is eternal separation from God (John 16:8; Rom. 6:23). The Holy Spirit spoke the Word of Christ to us to bring faith (Rom. 10:17).  By simply believing in our heart and confessing with our mouth that the Lord Jesus Christ was raised for our justification and life by the Father, we are Spiritually rebirthed (Rom. 10:9-10; 4:24-25).  We are passed from death unto eternal life (John 5:24).  Now Christ is our eternal life living on the inside of us, for fellowship with our Father.  As we walk in fellowship with our Father and the Son, his blood cleanses us from all sin (I John 1:7).

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 sinOne 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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