Free from Sin

Free from Sin

But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Romans 6:17-18

What does it mean to be free from sin?

After being saved are We really free from sin ?This does not need to be confusing,but many do not understand the concept of being free from sin.I hope to clear up any confusion,and hopefully some can grasp the real meaning of being free from sin.
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Romans 6:6-8 
When I got saved,I became a child of God,instantly,and without question.Many do not understand that only the soul is saved,and not the flesh(body).In the flesh Our righteousness is filthy rags in the sight of God.
But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6 
After receiving salvation,My sinful habits did not disappear instantly,It took prayer and study of Gods word for Me to give up those habits.Mind You I was still saved,I just needed to get rid of some things,to shake off the practice of sin.
God does not instantly take things away,He expects Us to do some things on Our own.
For instance,I had a potty mouth,But I realized that it wasn’t a habit that a Christian should practice.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2nd. Cor 5:17 
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicator, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor reviler’s, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1st.Cor 6:9-11
We must crucify the old man of our flesh,and live a life that becomes a follower of Jesus Christ.It takes meditation and practice to be a Christian.
I was saved in 1977,and it hasn’t been easy being Christian,I still have My faults,and have had some failures,but never have I given up,because I know Jesus takes care of Me.
There is a saying”I’m not perfect,I’m forgiven”,and this is very true.Be made free from sin.
If You have experienced failures in Your Christian walk,don’t lose faith,Jesus is still with You.Don’t let Your failures define who You are,You are a Christian,shake off the old man,and continue walking with Christ.
If You are not born again,You need to be.Here are a few scriptures that will show how to be saved.
John 3:16
Ephesians 2:8&9.
Romans 10:9 thru 13.
Call on Jesus today,He wants to hear from You.

By Sammy Smith

Nothing but the blood !

Nothing but the blood !

 What can wash away My sins ? Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

Much more than, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life .Romans 5:9-10

Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.  For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifying to the purifying of the flesh:  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?Heb 9:12-14
It took a blood sacrifice to save us from our sin.Contrary to some beliefs there are not many ways to God.Only the belief that Jesus Christ shed His blood,hanging on the cross,arose the third day,as He said He would.It is through His blood,and only through His blood can Man escape from a literal place called Hell.
If one tries any other way,He will miss the mark,and spend eternity in burning torment of Hell.
There will be many ,on the Day of Judgment,disappointed because they tried another way.He will say to them,depart from Me ,I never knew You.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matt 7:21-23
Please don’t be caught off guard,call on Jesus today,the only way to God.
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

It is through belief,repentance,and calling upon the name of Jesus that saves from Hell.

 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9-13.

Remember nothing but the blood,of Jesus can cover all sin !

 

by Sammy Smith