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.
Romans 10:9 thru 13.
Call on Jesus today,He wants to hear from You.
By Sammy Smith