Apostle Grace Lubega
Romans 6:11(AMP); Even so consider yourselves also dead to sin and your relation to it broken, but alive to God [living in unbroken fellowship with Him] in Christ Jesus.
Sin is not a problem for the new creature. Sin is only a problem for those in the old adamic nature, which nature died when you received Christ Jesus.
Like our theme scripture says, consider yourself DEAD TO SIN and YOUR RELATION TO IT BROKEN. The Message version of the same scripture says, “…sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you…”
So you may ask the question, how come some Born Again Christians are still struggling with sin? Why do we see its evidence in the Church of Christ?
The answer is the lack of knowledge. The Lord says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” (Hosea 4:6).
Those who are under the dominion of sin and its consequences do so because they do not fully know and understand what Jesus Christ did through His death and resurrection.
They have not appreciated the fact that His death destroyed the power and authority of sin over their lives.
They have not understood what it means to be truly dead to sin and alive unto God; that they are new creatures in Christ Jesus; that the old man is no more and their new man is renewed in knowledge after the image of He that created him.
Beloved saint, sin is not your problem; it speaks a dead language to you. When it presents itself in any form, you cannot understand it because it is foreign.
Rather, you speak the language of God; of righteousness, of holiness, of purity, of love, of mercy, of forgiveness and of victory. That is the language you understand. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: Romans 6:14, Colossians 3:10
Sin is not your problem; it speaks a dead language to you. When it presents itself in any form, you cannot understand it because it is foreign. Rather, you speak the language of God; of righteousness, of holiness, of purity, of love, of mercy, of forgiveness and of victory. That is the language you understand.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for the gift of Christ and what He accomplished at Calvary. For He was the Lamb of God that took away the sins of the world. He was the God that saved us to the uttermost and purchased our eternal salvation. By His sacrifice my old self died and now I exist in the newness of the God-life. Sin has no dominion over me and its language is barbaric to me. I understand the God language of righteousness and holiness. In Jesus’ name. Amen.