Roms 6: 1-2 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
A few days ago I heard a very interesting perspective of Scripture. The person said that the Scriptures are full of integrity. Simply put, I can trust what it says; one hundred percent. Have you ever felt like this one test/ situation/ person has the ability to get you to fail every time? You may have gotten what we call “victory” in all other 99 tests.... but this one.... In our desperation, we may have tried praying, fasting, confessing to other saints; seeking for what we call deliverance.
But if we are going to honor, the integrity of Scripture we have to agree that we are DEAD to sin. Sin has NO power over the Sons of God. If that is true, and it is, the “struggle” highlighted in the first paragraph has one word- CHOICE. It sounds so blatant and raw but it’s the truth.
Consider that every single person born of a woman is either male or female. At birth, a mother is shown her baby’s genitalia and asked, “What kind of baby did you have Mommy?” Boys are easily identified. As children grow the difference becomes more marked. Boys don’t sit when they pass urine. Girls do that. That’s not something we think about.
So when God says I am dead to sin, it’s a matter-of-fact as saying, “You are a girl”. In another passage, He says that I have been chosen to be holy and blameless before Him in Love. That’s God’s reality, just like being a girl is my reality. To be anything other than holy and blameless, anything other than dead to sin, is to identify with a reality that God doesn’t identify with. I want to be something He didn’t create. That’s an alternative lifestyle.
So if you are blessed to have the Holy Ghost today, relax. Just be who you are. Holy, blameless and dead to sin.