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June 12, 2020 2:00 am
As appealing as sin might be, it can destroy lives. In the message "Don't Look Back!" Nate talks about how you can live in the freedom and victory of Christ.
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Out of the muck and mire the newness of life and never go back because you're no longer a slave to sin.
And when the slaves been freed. The last thing the slave wants to do is go back to evil around your free never go back soon might be a few, but it has the power to destroy our lives. Jesus offers us an abundant life of freedom and joy today on connect with skip-Skip Sunday-shares what it looks like to live in freedom because of your victory in Jesus want to let you know about a resource that will help the kids basil the Bible is the most important information you can pass along to the next generation in your family and that can be a challenge right in this book, this Bible there are 66 separate some long some very long. Some very, very short 31,173 versus sound like a big book it is as if my success by looking really seem overwhelming during your kids and grandchildren. That's why you want a copy of this resource.
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You can also give a light securely skip.com/offer Romans chapter 6 is knee-high to get into today's message that many people claim to be Christians really are old Kent judgments are right but again through there's no crew there is an issue. Perhaps they maybe never really heard the true gospel to begin with. Or maybe they just accepted part of it, but not all of it. Remember Paul when he was describing salvation to Agrippa said that salvation was to have their eyes open that his belief to accept factually things your hearing and to turn from darkness to light and the power of Satan to God, see many may have had their eyes open. They believe conceptually after I believe Jesus was a real person. Sure I believe he died and rose from the dead. Sure, I believe all that but they haven't turned from darkness to light, they haven't turned from the power of Satan to God. John MacArthur said it is true that no believer will be sinless until he goes to be with the Lord by death or by rapture, but a professed Christian who persistently disregards Christ's Lordship and his standards of righteousness by disobedience has no claim on Christ's Savior, Donald Ray Barnhouse another incredible commentator said holiness starts where justification finishes and of holiness does not start we have the right to suspect that justification never started either. First John 39 sums it up this way no one who is born of God practices sin, because his seed abides in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. I want to point out it doesn't say the one who sins is born of God, because we all says no one who practices sin. Every parent who's ever had kids in sports understands this analogy right.
This practice makes perfect" sports. The amount of practices kids have my club soccer and baseball and football. It's crazy. They're practicing for hours every single day learning the plays memorizing them doing drills make it part of who they are, so that when they get on the field, it naturally comes out as a practicing sin means letting sin become so the way of your life the way of your thinking the way that you operate. Putting these in a practice so that in real day real life scenarios sin just becomes your natural response, because it's what you practiced doing that's what John is talking about their the repetition of the word now in verses 169 indicates that Paul wants us to know something right. He wants to understand something in a very basic doctrine that is this Christian living. Living the right way depends on Christian learning duty is always founded on doctrine and if Satan can keep a Christian ignorant he can keep a Christian, impotent see is time for us to stop practicing sin. Start practicing righteousness. Start learning God's word, understanding his words putting his playbook into practice putting his playbook as part of our lives so that we will naturally when the time comes. Respond righteously rather than sinfully. It's not enough to just get up and get out of the filth and mire of sin. We need to go forward in the newness of life found in God's word that leads us to our second point, go forward with the verse three through four or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death. Therefore, we were buried with him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. This passage talks a lot about baptism. What Paul is telling us here is now. We left our old way of life we gotten up and out the muck and mire of sin, but now were going to go forward based on a new life based on a new relationship to God in a new relationship to sin. And this is what baptism is all about water baptism is an outward showing of an inward doing.
It's a public declaration of an inward decision baptism doesn't wash away someone sins, but rather baptism is a symbol of identifying with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, one translation puts it this way. That's what baptism into the life of Jesus means we are lowered into the water is like the burial of Jesus we are raised up out of the water is like the resurrection of Jesus the baptism is appropriating the divine provision that God has for you is finding the ammo and using it to justification by faith isn't just a legal matter between us and God open to this point in Romans.
The explanation of justification it be easy for a religious person to say okay so justification is just a legal matter, just a business matter between me and God. Once I signed the paperwork and my life is God I can just go back and live my life and share my life. Once the goddess done paid what Paul is saying is that justification isn't just a legal matter.
It's a living relationship. It is according to Romans 518 justification that brings life to that power isn't the result of imitation.
Understand this, you can't avoid sin's power by merely imitating Christ anymore. You can avoid falling off the building by simply imitating Superman imitation is where the power is found. There is no power in repeating phrases, even prayer itself isn't all that's required because it's not imitation were powers found its impartation. The powers found impartation. That's what baptism is. I am in Christ. I am identified with him.
Therefore, whatever happened to Christ happen to me when he died I died. When he rose, I rose when he conquered sin. Sin was conquered in my life, and according to Ephesians 21 through 10. I am now seated in the heavenly's with him as well. Impartation becoming like him and because of this living union with Jesus. This new relationship with Jesus. I also have a new relationship with sin see in the context of what Paul is saying we have made a break with the past. We are dead and buried in our identification with the death and burial of Jesus Christ.
We are also risen with him in new life newness of life. So let's accept that fact as true and begin to appropriated into our lives.
Let's experience the impartation of the grace of Jesus within our lives begin to identify our lives by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. Then and only then can make a break with our past.
In verse 11) to get into next time Paul tells us to reckon ourselves dead to sin's word, reckon somebody good Southern term. Biblically it means to count as true. So Paul is saying count as true, and stop feeling like you're destined to constantly stay under the power of sin. God has opened the prison door and I have to walk through it to there certain things and only God can do, and under certain things that only I can do.
Only God can justify only God can forgive but on the other hand, only I can repent.
Only I can appropriate and count these things as true, and start possessing my possession that these us to the end of verse four read with me says. Even so, we should walk in newness of life. I told you to underline this. This is the same word used in second Corinthians 5 verse 17 where it says if anyone is in Christ is a new creation old things have passed away. Behold all things have become new to the Scriptures, full of descriptions of the believers new spiritual life of what it means to walk in newness of life. These are possessions that have been will see you by God, your father is a child or son of the most high.
You either need to choose to possess them, or to reject them. He promises a new heart. Ezekiel 3626 and I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. He promises a new song in Psalm 40 verse three is put a new song in my mouth. Praise to our God he's promised a new self. Ephesians 422 to 24. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires to be made new in the attitude of your minds put on the new self again.
It's all about possessing your possessions. They've been given to you. God has offered them to you. You need to choose to possess them again you take your broken iPhone the Apple Store they can choose to give you a new iPhone you have to choose to take it or you can say not good with the old broken iPhone. I'll just stick with that old seriously. We were to give you a brand-new iPhone, it's yours. Just take it.
None. I'm good. I'll stick with the Apple logo in the spinning wheel best all choose that life is important understand that even though God's given this to us. We still have the capacity to sin. The point is, were no longer under the jurisdiction of it. John MacArthur says the tyranny and penalty of sin, both in and over the Christian's life is been broken, but since potential for expression in his life has not been fully removed his human weaknesses and instincts make them capable of giving in to Satan's temptations when he lives apart from the Spirit's power in God's word. See its discipline need to discipline ourselves to live in the Spirit's power and according to God's word and as we do that break with sin will happen.
Olympic athlete Elliott Smashed the World Marathon Record in Berlin Finishing a Marathon in Two Hours One Minute and 39 Seconds Which for a Little Bit of Context Is a Pace of Four Minutes and 38 Seconds for 26 Miles Straight. I Doubt Anyone in This Room Could Finish a Mile in Four Minutes and 30 Seconds for 1 Mile Let Alone 26 Straight Boxes Incredible Fee. He Said Only the Disciplined Ones in Life Are Truly Free.
If You Are Undisciplined You Are a Slave to Your Moods and Your Passions See Many of Us Are Slaves to Our Moods and Our Passions Were Often Defeated in Day-To-Day Living. Because Once Again We Don't Fully Realize How Much God Has Placed into Our Account. It Would Be like Trying to Hold Back the Enemy in a Battle with No Ammunition While All the While You Had More Ammunition Than You Could Ever Use in a Thousand Battles in Your Storehouses like Fighting with Swords and Stones When You Have Guns and Tanks in the Garage.
Remember First Samuel 1745 Says You Come to Me with a Sword, a Spear and a Javelin.
But I Come to You in the Name of the Lord of Hosts, the God of the Armies of Israel, Whom You Have Defied Our Defeat Christian Lies Largely in Our Ignorance of the Facts. We Have a Greater Defense and Offense. We Could Ever Imagine. There Is in Jesus Christ the Power to No Longer Be under Sin's Control, but to Live in Newness of Life.
We Have Been Stolen from Our Graves through Baptism Not Because We Are Worth Something, or Because We Are Famous, but We Have Been Stolen from Our Graves of Sin, Because the Grave Could Not Hold Jesus Christ.
We Are Saved from Death Because Death Could Hold Jesus Christ. We All Live in Newness of Life, yet Sadly Many Spiritual People.
Many Believers Are Living like Spiritual Corpses, Not Realizing All That God Is Done for and Given to God Is the Ultimate Grave Robber Walk in Newness of Life, but Also Recognize the Battle Lines Are Drawn, and You Must Also Choose to Go Forward in Newness of Life. And Then Never Go Back. Now These Us to Our Last Point.
Again Paul Is up to This Point Said Don't Look Back Did Not Get Out Of the Muck in the Mire of Sin Go Forward Walk in Newness of Life.
And Then Now Paul's Final Call Is Never Go Back. Look at Verse Six through Seven Old Man Was Crucified with Him That the Body of Sin Might Be Done Away with a Told You to Write That down to Underline It That We Should No Longer Be Slaves of Sin, for He Who Has Died Has Been Freed from Sin and Important Doctrinal Truth Emerges Here That Is This the Old Man Self Was Crucified with Christ to the Body Need Not Be Controlled by Sin. The Phrase Here Done Away with What You're Told to Underline. It Doesn't Mean Annihilated or Destroyed. Some People Think That That Means It Is Destroyed It's Annihilated It's Gone. It's Not Gone What It Means Is Rendered Inactive, Made of No Effect or Simply Put out of Business Put out of Business That Is to Say When Something Is Put Out Of Business.
You Can Never Go Back to That Thing for the Same Fulfillment That Once Gave You If a Restaurant Goes Out Of Business. You Can Go Back to the Restaurant You Can Knock on the Window You Can Ask for Food, but It Was Baby Food Is Out Of Business. It Can No Longer Give You the Thing That Used To Give You It Can No Longer Give You the Fulfillment That It Once Did Sin in Your Life Has Been Put Out Of Business As a Believer Which Means You Can Try to Go Back to It but Is Not to Give the Same Fulfillment Once Did. It Started to Give You the Same Joy. Second Give You the Same Satisfaction.
The Same Pleasure That It Once Did Is out of Business and You Should Never Go Back. We Need to Make a Conscious Decision Each and Every Day to Never Go Back to Our Lives of Sin.
Don't Look Back. Don't Go Back in Lord of the Rings. There's a Scene One Night When Gollum Has a Conversation with Himself. So My Favorite Scenes in All the Movies and Gollum without the Power of the Ring Weighing on Him Is Beginning to Transition from Bad to Good Is Beginning to No Longer Be Gollum but Become Spiegel and Gollum Tries to Convince Legal That's a Bad Idea and so Gollum Comes and Says You Don't Have Any Friends. Nobody Likes You. Gollum Says You're a Liar and a Thief.
You're a Murderer Withdraw This Whole Conversation Spiegel Continually Respond by Saying Go Away I Hate You Go Away I Hate You. Finally, Gollum Says You Hates Me. Where Would You Be without Me. I Saved Us. We Survived Because of Me, to Which Legal Replies. And I Might Try to Do in His Voice. See, It Was Not Good Enough/Actually Is Is Very Simply Will Go Replies. He Says Not Anymore. Not Anymore. Leave Now and Never Come Back. See You Have Waged within Your Soul a Gollum in the Spiegel, the Flesh and the Spirit Right and Wrong, Sin Wants to Be Our Master Sin Wants to Have a Controlling Share Info in Your Life and Prior Salvation. It Did, but When You Truly Accepted Jesus into Your Heart. Sin Is Put Out Of Business. But Sin Won't Stop Just Because It's Defeated. Sin Will Come and Whisper to You Late at Night, You Don't Have Any Friends. Nobody Likes You Know, One of the Church Understands You Don't Know Who You Really Are in the World You Had Friends and People You Partied with. They Care about You.
They like You. They Know Who You Are. They Accept You Still Try to Throw Your past in Your Face and Say You're a Liar You're a Thief You're a Murderer You're in Adulterer God Can't Forgive You. God Doesn't Want You Sin Will Tell You Where Would You Be without Me I Was the One Who Got Us Here You're Here Because of Me Christian. We Need to Rise up under the Power of Jesus and Respond by Saying with Boldness, Not Anymore Sin Leave Now and Never Come Back Never Come Back. Get up Out Of the Muck and Mire Go Forward in Newness of Life and Never Go Back Because You're No Longer a Slave to Sin. And When a Slave Is Been Freed. The Last Thing the Slave Wants to Do Is Go Back to Its Evil and Tyrannical Master.
You're Free Never Go Back. This Is Why Many Times As Believers Are Praying for Victory. They're Missing an Essential Truth That Could Revolutionize Their Spiritual Lives Not Is This When You're Praying for Victory You've Already Won.
We Don't Fight for Victory. We Fight from Victory. We Don't Fight the Devil We Stand in the Lord and the Power of His Might We Share in What He Has Done on Our Behalf, and Is Already Defeated. We Just Need to Start Acting like Start Acting like a Victor If You Thought I Was Weird. A Second Ago I Told You about Spiegel and That Voice You Really Think I'm Strange Now Used a Pet Snake and My Pet Snake I Would Feed Mice to Because That's What Snakes Eat. One Day the Snake Went to Attack the Mouse That I Put in His Cage and the Mouse Attacked the Snake in the Mouse Actually Scratch the Snake on the Eyes. So Much so That the Snake Got Scared Now. The Snake Still Killed the Mouse, but the Snake Was so Frightened by the Scratch He Actually Refused to Eat the Mouse He Had Already Won the Mouse Was Dead but He Let That Mouse Sit in His Cage for Five Days without Touching It to the Point of the Mouse Started to Panic, Decay and Rot.
I Finally Had to Take It out and Throw It Away. That's Gross. We Do the Same Thing. Sin Is Already Defeated.
You're Already a Victor but Often Because of What Sin Is Done to Us Because of the Scars That Is Left upon Our Lives. The Pain That It's Brought We Let It Sit in Our Lives and Fester and Decay Destroy Not Just Our Lives, the Lives of Those around Us.
Sin Is a Horrible Master, but Finds a Willing Servant in the Human Body. The Body Is Not Sinful. The Bodies Neutral to Either Be Controlled by Sin or It Can Be Controlled by God, the Old Nature Simply Gives Sin. A Beachhead from Which You Can Attack and Then Control Everyone.
Nothing Else in Our Studies. The Romans We Learn That We Are All Sinners in Our Own Strength. We Are Unable to Change. Paul Remarked on This Dilemma in Romans 718 When He Said, for I Know That in Me, That Is, in My Flesh. Nothing Good Dwells Were to Will Is Present with Me. But How to Perform What Is Good.
I Can't Find the Power of Sin so Devastating, so Destructive, so Degenerative. We All Know It's Allure and the Resulting Devastation That It Brings in the Life of a Person Who Gives into It like a Venom, a Plague of Virus, It Ruins Everything It Comes into Contact with. This Is Why Scripture Warns Us of the Elusive Glamour and Trickery of Sin Because It Is Not Only Evil and Destructive. It's Also Very Appeal Promises Freedom to Bring Slavery. John 830 Forces Most Sure They Say to You, Whoever Commits Sin Is the Slave of Sin Promises Success, but It Brings Failure to Promises Life of the Wages of Sin Is Death. That Promises Pleasure, but It Ultimately Brings Misery and Is Much As We Hate It. We All Know What It's like to Be Caught in Its Web Close by Reading the Story of a Cambodian Woman That I Read about in Both Both Was so Badly in Debt That She Ended up Losing Everything. She Lost Her House. She Lost All of Her Possessions. She Was in Complete Desperation and so the Only Thing She Knew to Do to Provide for Her and Her Family Was to Turn to Prostitution. So She Did in 2014. An Anonymous Donor Heard about Her Story and the Side of the He Was in a Pay All of Her Debts Every Outstanding Bill Every Single Place That She Was in Default within Her Life He Paid for It All.
He Bought Her House Back. Not Only That, He Gave Her Enough Money to Start a Sewing Machine Business with in Her House As You Have an Alternate Means of Providing Funds for Her and Her Family.
Upon Hearing of This Incredible Act of Generosity. This Is What She Said I Feel like I've Been Reborn through Their Generosity.
I Can Now Remote Rebuild My Life Christian the Gift of God Is Given You Is That You Been Reborn and He's Giving You the Tools Newness of Life to Begin to Rebuild Your Life into Something Truly Fantastic and Great and to Go Back to Your Life of Sin Would Be like Both the Going Back to Her Life of Prostitution after She Had Been Freed after She Had Been Reborn after Her Life Had Been Made New Daughters Done His Part. The Prison Doors Open Your Debts Have Been Paid.
Do You Want to Be Free As Jesus Said to the One Man, Do You Want to Be Made Whole. Many People Don't. There's God's Part in All This. And Then There Is Ours. If You're Christian Understand That You Are No Longer the Slave of Sin Realize You Don't Have To Ask God to Give You the Victory. Don't Ask for Something That You Already Have. Instead, Build up Your New Nature and the Old Will Automatically Be Walk in the Spirit You Will Fulfill the Lust of the Flesh.
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