Healing Deliverance Articles
“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. For he that is dead is freed from sin.”
The word for the hour is “free”. This week we have another scripture that talks about free… “he that is dead is freed from sin.” This doesn’t mean we have to wait until we are dead to be able to not sin any more. This is talking about right now, while we are still alive.
We are to allow ourselves to be crucified with Jesus… as in killed… as in die…. No, not as in have a funeral and allow your body to be buried kind of dying. This is the dying-to-self kind of dying.
If you pay attention to the times you sin you will find that almost all the time the sin has to do with something that benefits your self. Sometimes we lie to make ourselves look better. Sometimes we put someone else down because we decide that we know better than they.
We can’t help but sin if we are living in our self. We are like a one-man army. We have to defend ourselves because nobody else will, or so we think.
In order to be used by God we must let go of our “self” and allow God to defend us. We have to decide that He is more important than we are. We have to trust Him to take care of our needs. Then, we have to choose to not sin. We can then be truly freed from sin.
1John 1:8 states simply, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” People who are oblivious to the fact that they still have sin do not have the Spirit of truth within them. There is no light shining to expose the darkness of their souls.
If we cannot be perfect, then what does God expect? He knew none could not be sinless except Christ; that is why he sent his Son because he knew we would at times miss the mark and as a child “slip and fall.” What the Lord is looking for are hearts like David. It was said that David had a heart after God. How! He murdered and was an adulterer. Why! Any time a prophet showed him his sin, he was fast to repent; that made him a man after God’s heart.
The Lord is looking for children willing to take responsibility (part of the 8rs) when we do fall short (SIN); not be like Adam and Eve and hide from our sin; when we do sin, be fast to come to the Father and repent to him our shortcomings.
Remember, you are His precious little child who loves you with an everlasting love.
by: Traci Morin
Ordained Minister of the Gospel
Touch of God Healing Ministries (a healing and deliverance ministry located in Dallas, Texas). If you live in the Dallas area, come to Set Free Bible Study and start your journey of healing!
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