Rom 6; Gal 2:20; Eph 4:20-24; Eph 1:3-14; 3:14-21; 1Jo 1:5-2:2
HSCH-20-130515 - length: 60:14 - taught on May, 15 2013
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
In order for someone to worship God in spirit and truth, there must be the presence of the Holy Spirit, and the liberty to go beyond ritual and the letter to get at the truth, the ultimate meaning of things.
So God has done EVERYTHING HE CAN
to rescue His children from SIN…
…so that we can get on with becoming His adult sons and daughters.
His method is substitution - substituting the New Man, Jesus Christ, for the old man, and substituting the new life in the Spirit for the old life of sin and death.
Our active concentration should not be on ourselves and our sin.
It should be on Christ and His accomplishments.
The whole purpose and goal behind that work is to GET RID OF IT.
To have it stop.
To free the child of God from sin.
Romans 6 is a mixture of commands and statements, but mostly it consists of statements of facts about us in relation to the cross and resurrection & session of Jesus Christ.
You have been identified with the death of Christ. You have been placed in the death of Christ. You are included in that.
This is not redemption, the payment for our sins. This is not even justification, although it depends on that as well.
We died with Him.
So that our body as a manufacturing plant for sin might be put out of that business.
That power is the cross of Christ.