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40 Days of Renewal 2019

Jan 20, 2019 | Randy Gunter

40 Days of Renewal: Having Victory Over Sin

40 Days of Renewal: Having Victory Over Sin

11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. 13 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.(Romans 6:11-14 ESV)

Would you like to have victory over sin? The Bible is clear; there is no one who is sinless (1 John 1:8), but everyone who is in Christ Jesus can sin less.

Where it begins: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.(2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV) “Has come” means that our new creation has been completed and the results of the action are continuing on.

God has provided for our sin debt and is giving every provision necessary for us to live righteously and free from sin and the debt of our sin.

We all stumble in many ways….(James 3:2a ESV) We struggle with sin because it dwells in our flesh (Romans 7). However, let’s talk about God’s provision for our freedom from those sins that control our lives.

Think about God’s provision that is already given for your freedom from sin. 11 So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.(Romans 6:11ESV)

“Consider yourself” – make a mental note that you are dead to sin and alive to God. God took our sin and charged it to Jesus, and he took Jesus’ righteousness and credited it to us. Therefore, we are dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.Walking in victory over sin begins with believing this truth.

We are empowered by God to have victory over sin. The power of God, that broke death’s hold on Jesus, breaks sin’s hold on us.

  1. Be intentional not to let the sinful desires of your body reign over you (Romans 6:12).
  2. Be determined not to use any part of your body (eyes, ears, mouth, tongue, hands, feet, mind or any of the parts that are covered with clothing) for the purpose of sin.
    17 For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do.
    (Galatians 5:17 ESV)
  3. Be purposeful to give yourself to God and use your body as an instrument for righteousness and his glory.


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