I have discovered a promise! Sin will not be master over me! “You have
been set free from sin,” I read this morning, “and have become slaves to
righteousness. No longer slaves to sin, but to slaves to his holiness”
(Romans 6:18). It is true that where sin increases, grace increases
The only true freedom I can ever know will be found in
Him. “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”
(John 8:36, KJV). I love the King James Version that says “free
indeed”. Other versions say “through and through”. If He has freed me
from sin, then I am FREED from sin. It is a complete work....not
partial, but a finished work, but His work in me will always be one of
obedience and perseverance. “Let perseverance finish its work so that
you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:4, NASV).
Continually growing in His grace, I will not lack. What has been true
in the spiritual realm is now true in the physical.
My deliverance has been appropriated by faith in Him who saved me from
myself! I have discovered the depth, and every day shall continue to
discover, the depth and power of His grace!
“Sin didn’t, and
doesn’t, have a chance in competition with the aggressive forgiveness we
call grace. When it’s sin versus grace, grace wins hands down. All sin
can do is threaten us with death, and that’s the end of it. Grace,
because God is putting everything together again through the Messiah,
invites us into life—a life that goes on and on and on, world without
end” (Romans 5:20b-21 MSG),
My deliverance is found in the
redemptive work of His grace, and that grace is discovered through
obedience, His Word-studied and applied, prayer, and the power of His
indwelling Spirit. These shall always prevail through ANY battle so I
might stand strong in Him against any threat... in order that I may be a
minister of His grace to others. “He has made us competent as ministers
of a new covenant—not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter
kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6, NIV).
Lord, I can't impart your life, if I don't have your life. I shall
desire your grace more than my own life. Make each day an obedient
journey into your heart and into your Word. Help me, Lord, to make
prayerful lifestyle choices that will always keep and help me stand
strong in the miracle of your grace. Amen.