Unlimited: Sin Does Not Rule In Your Life
Feb 5, 2017 961
For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14).
The Christian sees in every transgression the nail and the spear that pierced Christ. Indeed, nothing less than the revelation of the wickedness of the human heart and the love of the divine One as given by the Cross could break the fascination of evil for depraved humanity. The gospel certainly does not make light of sin.
But the way of conquest over sin is the way of indirection. The power of sin is annulled in experience as its guilt is taken away by faith in Christ’s atonement. The Christian sees that his sins were crucified with the Saviour and nailed to his Cross. As we see our complete identity with our Representative, sin ceases to reign in us. But no sin is ever crucified either in heart or life until it is first pardoned in conscience. Here are the words of Paul:
We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? … For we know that our old self was crucified with Him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin… count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. (Romans 6:2,6,11). – Des Ford
Eli’s Reflection: Think for a moment about a sin that you commit. Think of it as “the nail and the spear which crucified Christ.” How painful is that thought to you? If you want the hold of that sin over you life to be taken away, then you first need its guilt removed from your life. I encourage you to kneel down where you are to confess that sin before the Lord; repent, and receive Christ’s forgiveness.