Emanna for 07/30/2019
Freed from Sin
Romans 8:1 There is now then no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. (2) For the law of the Spirit of life has freed me in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and of death. Words of Ministry
After believing in the Lord, many people fall back into sin instead of being freed from sin. It is true that they are saved. They belong to the Lord and possess eternal life. However, they are still troubled by sin and are unable to serve the Lord as they wish. A person who has been enlightened by God has a sensitive conscience. He is sensitive toward sin and has a life that condemns sin. However, he may still be bothered by sin. This results in much frustration and even discouragement. It is indeed a very painful experience. Many Christians try to overcome sin. Some think that if they try hard enough to renounce sin, they will eventually be free from sin. As a result, they try their best to reject the temptations of sin. Some realize that sin should be overcome, and they continually wrestle with sin in the hope of overcoming it. Others think that sin has made them a captive and that they must strive hard to free themselves from its bondage. However, all these are man's thoughts; they are not God's word or teaching. None of these methods lead to victory. God's Word does not tell us to struggle with sin by our own efforts. It says that we should be delivered from sin, that is, be released or freed from sin. Sin is a power which enslaves man. The way to deal with this power is not by destroying it ourselves but by allowing the Lord to free us from it. The Lord's way is saving us from sin's power by moving us away from it. There is no need to travel a long and tortuous path to find deliverance from sin. We can take the way of freedom as soon as we believe.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers,pp. 381-382. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA Visit us at www.emanna.com