GRACE FOR UPRIGHTNESS 2

KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 6:2 KJV “God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?”

Now grace is defined as an unmerited favor. In our key scripture we are described as dead to sin and therefore we are not supposed to live any longer in sin. How did we die to sin? This is an act of God’s grace when the Lord Jesus was crucified for us. The scripture said he became sin for us. He had no sin nature by virtue of the fact that he had no human father. That sin nature he took on was our nature. When He was killed, it was our sin nature that was judged. The Bible said He condemned sin in the flesh. (Rom 8:3). All these were done for us. This is why it is unmerited favor

We played no part carrying away all those sins, rather it was men who tormented and killed Him. All He went through and did has been credited to our account. We have become the righteousness of God. We have all died to sin. It is up to every child of God to acknowledge that he or she is indeed dead to sin. Rom 6:7 reads, for he that is dead is freed from sin. By the grace of God, you are dead to sin. You are also freed from every sin. Accept it by faith, confess that you are free from every sin. God’s power is always released when his children acknowledge by faith what he has made available for them.

The scriptures say further that the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us who believe in what Jesus did for us. (Rom 8:4) By God’s grace the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in us. You are not going to struggle to do what the word says but rather, you have become the very manifestation of the righteousness of the law. In 2 Corinth 3:2, we are described as epistles or letters known and read of all men. This specifically referred to the brethren in Corinth, yet it is applicable to all of us. All these are just a minute aspect of God’s grace. Change that wrong view you have held about yourself all these years and accept what the grace of God has made you.

CONFESSION

I thank God for His amazing grace. By grace I am dead to sins, the righteousness of the law is fulfilled in me. I am even a living letter of the good life, read by all men. Thank you, Lord, for your grace.

FURTHER STUDIES

Rom 5:8 KJV “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”.

Romans 5:17 KJV “For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)”

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