April 19, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD!

April 19, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD!


THE DAILY FOUNTAIN
DAILY DEVOTIONAL OF THE
CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION)

DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 2019
(Good Friday) 

TOPIC - DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD!

READ: ROMANS 6:1-14
1. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
2. Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?
3. Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
4. Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
6. knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.
7. For he who has died has been freed from sin.
8. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him,
9. knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.
10. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
11. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
12. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
13. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.
14. For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

THE MESSAGE:
Paul's main point in today's passage is: Consider yourselves to be dead to sin but alive to God through Christ Jesus” (verse 11). When Jesus died to sin on the cross, we died to sin too! His death on the cross paid and atoned for our sins. The old, fallen, wicked and sinful nature was put to death on the cross and rendered ineffective. The flesh, the world and the devil have no control over the children of God. Sin's penalty is cancelled and its dominion and power broken. When Jesus arose in victory, we also arose in victory - alive to God! The resurrection power makes it possible to live outside sin's dominion.
Many Christians live in a state of defeat and misery. But this does not have to be true in your life! A man who has received the forgiveness of sins on account of Christ's crucifixion but who goes back to sin is crucifying Christ all over again. You have been set free by the Lord Jesus Christ and eternally liberated from the power of sin! Do not present your body to be used in any way by the enemy of your soul. To do so is spiritual treason! Instead, yield your life to the Lord Jesus (verses 12-13), as an instrument of glory in His hands today.

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, help me to reckon myself dead to sin and to live a victorious life by the power of Your resurrection.
April 19, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD! April 19, 2019 Anglican Daily Fountain Devotional : TOPIC - DEAD TO SIN BUT ALIVE TO GOD! Reviewed by Abodunrin Muyiwa (Muyilight) on April 19, 2019 Rating: 5

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.