Standing in your place
Apr 16, 2017
The Resurrection was required for eternal life
Apr 16, 2017
The greatest victory in life is the victory over self
2 Peter 2:19 states, " While they (false teachers) promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage." Then in 1 Corinthians 6:12 we see, " All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any." Since he is speaking of "things " we know that he means that he is determined not to be brought under the power or dominion of any"thing". Romans 6:14 tells us "sin shall not have dominion over you", speaking of course of a believer that has been freed from the power of sin.
Romans 8:14 — 15 tells us "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear: but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father." The spirit of bondage is what all mankind is held in until salvation! "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)
Look at Galatians 5:1 which states, "Stand fast therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage."
Romans 8:21 states, "Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God."
Friends, it is not right for Gods people, those who have been truly Born again through faith in the shed Blood of Jesus Christ, to be in bondage! We have been delivered from the bondage of sin, the bondage of drugs and alcohol, the bondage of fear, the bondage of doubt, the bondage of Satan, the bondage of false ideas, the bondage of immorality, the bondage of bitterness and unforgiveness, the bondage of iniquity, the bondage of greed, the bondage of selfishness, the bondage of pride and jealousy, the bondage of lust, the bondage of money, and whatever else Satan may use to control and drive our loves.
Romans 6:16 "Know we not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey: whether of sin onto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"