2:14 ".....redeem us from all iniquity and purify.(original
is 'has purified'---it's
done, once for all time---).unto
himself a peculiar.(original
"Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet.(or
the inheritance of the saints
in light...Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated
into the kingdom of his dear Son...In whom
we have redemption through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins."
10:2 "Because that the worshippers once
purged should have had no more conscience of sins."-But
1:10 "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus
Christ, who hath abolished
death and hath brought life and immortality.(original
– 'incorruption, sincerity, purity').to
light through the gospel."
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." Romans
6:7 For he that is dead is freed from sin."-A
dead man can't sin. But you still do! So, read on and understand.
How did He bring this purity, this
sincerity, this incorruption to our lives? That's what we'll see as we
go through this subject.
To abolish death, sin has to be
gone too -Romans
1:29 "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him and saith, Behold
the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.(Acts
may be aware of your faults. You are aware of them. But when it comes to
how God sees you, well that's another story entirely!
If you live
by your thoughts and feelings.(Proverbs
3:5), so long programmed
by externals you've always encountered as you lived your life, you
think that's the real you. We are what we have accepted from outward information.
Once God gets
ahold of you, you are in union with Christ.(1Corinthians
you begin to now respond to information from within. But not fully being
aware of this yet, you conclude that there must still be something wrong
with you, and you may feel as Paul, the great apostle did -Romans
Accept as true
what God says about you and you move into the reality of who you now are
in Christ. Stop this stuff about "that can't be me, I'm not perfect, I
am flawed to the core, I'm so weak, I fall down all the time, etc.", and
now think as God does regarding you, yes you! You are who God says you
are, not who you think you are! The job of the evil one is to keep your
attention glued to how you act, so you identify yourself with your behavior
and not identify yourself with the
source of all blessings now and forever for you.
Doing good doesn't
make you righteous, and doing bad doesn't make you sinful. Birth
and not performance determines identity.
There are no failures in Christ as it's His
righteousness that counts and not yours.
Sin still has dominion over some,
because they are into various rules and regulations to keep themselves
'right' with God.(Romans
may use their own personal 'laws' to keep themselves right with others,
which may include keeping apart from others and living selfishly.
Problems occur anytime anything
rules in you to regulate behavior apart from living with a heart, an
attitude that has decided to love in all it does.
There is no other way than love.(1John
4:8,16; John 14:6).to
progress in the spirit. Any other way causes
Christ to become ineffective in one's heart and thus, one's life.
People hold onto their laws, a checkpoint for conduct
as they still see things in them needing regulation -Romans
Such persons do not realize that in
Christ they are indeed dead to sin.(original
Greek meaning for 'sin' is 'missing the mark'), dead to missing
the mark of love, God's highest form of expression through us:
this, that our old man is.is
effective as Jesus' being crucified was for His death, so is our severance
from sin, as far as God is concerned),
that the body of sin might be destroyed.(by
Him -Hebrews 1:3),
that henceforth we should.('should',
not in original).not.(or,
'can't' or 'no longer', as the original is a primary particle of qualified
negation, not absolute negation. In other words, once one is qualified
by belief in Christ, he is out of sin as far as God is concerned, even
though he still may sin).serve
keep missing the mark, which is what the word sin means).
For he that is dead.(Romans
freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe 'that we shall
also live with Him'.(original
has it: 'that we are united
with Him'); knowing that
Christ being raised from the dead dies no more. Death has no more dominion
over Him. For in that He died, He died unto sin once, but in that He lives,
He lives unto God. Likewise reckon.(recognize,
be aware, have it in your mind).you
also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin.(missing
the mark of love, so necessary to have a relationship with God).therefore
reigns when you hold in your mind as true, a standard that tells you that
you are a sinner, instead of a standard that tells you that you are righteous
– Christ in you).in
your mortal body, that you should
obey it in the lusts thereof.(lust
is excessive desire; desire that alters one's life's purpose away from
God, or, consumed by desires; that is, one's desires become the 'be all,
end all', the purpose for existing as compared to loving and caring for
others needing it)."
How can there be any sin.(missing
the mark in things relating to God).if
you are His, if you have accepted Him and He now lodges in your heart?
In Christ we are one with God -Philippians
2:5,6; Ephesians 2:14. God
never coexists with anything not as pure, as holy, as righteous, as
perfect as He is.
Sin reigns in you when you believe
that you have to relate to God by means of something apart from Jesus Christ,
laws, rules and regulations as were part and parcel of the old
The subject of sin becomes easier
to understand once one understands what
it means in the original.
Once one awakens
to the fact that they are righteous, thanks to Christ's gift of righteousness.(Romans
them, sin is null and void.(1Corinthians
15:34), he no longer misses the mark with God or man