Romans 6:22-23 ( posted 3-11-14 )

But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

Let's continue.

 

But now being made free from sin, “

 

Paul said not only are we free from being dominated and controlled by sin and could never overcome the temptation to sin nor overcome our own desire and lust for sin, we are also free from the wages of sin, which is death.

and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

When we sin now, if we confess our sin to the Lord, Jesus will forgive us and wash us with His blood. We are no longer subject to eternal hell because of our faith in Jesus.

 

As we end our study of Romans chapter 6, I want to say a few things.

 

Throughout society on this planet there are many beliefs, opinions and ideas on how a human being can get to Heaven and even then, most people believe no matter what, because God is so good, He will eventually allow all people into Heaven, even if they go to hell to pay for their sins for a while.

Jesus is the only one who claimed hell is eternal, not temporary. Everyone else thinks hell is only temporary...if it even exists at all.

 

According to the verses of our study in the book of Romans, the only way to Heaven and to be forgiven is by resting our inner faith in Jesus Christ.

This is why Jesus said;

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.“   John 3:16-18

 

Most people think they are children of God because God created them and therefore that automatically makes them a child of God.

However, Jesus claimed to be the only child of God.

If we believe in Jesus then the Holy Spirit adopts our spirit into God's family and then and only then does anyone become a child of God. This is spiritual and not physical. Our bodies will decay into the ground.

Jesus is the only child of God physically.

Always remember and believe these Biblical truths until your physical death or until Jesus returns for you, whichever comes first.

God the Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus are all one in the same God.

God became a human being and called Himself Jesus.

Just as the Bible teaches that a man and wife are one flesh, so God the Father, the Holy Spirit and Jesus are one God.

This is why God wants our inner faith directed toward Jesus. Not only is Jesus God's only begotten Son but is also God's only chosen way for any of us to make it to Heaven.

When we make the decision to believe in Jesus, God redeems us back to Himself with even a better relationship than Adam and Eve had before they disobeyed God.

Because of Jesus and our faith in Him, we are no longer subject to eternal hell when we sin and we now have the right to claim any blessing and favor God has for us.

It is God's nature to bless and reward and all we have to do is ask, because we believe in God's only Son, Jesus.

My friend, it is Jesus who will get us to Heaven...nothing else and no one else.

God created us with the right to choose who or what we want to believe.

Every religion that exists claims to be the only way to Heaven.

Jesus was not the only one to make this claim.

So, what will our choice be before we die...Jesus or someone or something else which also claims to be the only way to Heaven?

According to Jesus, outside of Him, all other ground is sinking sand.

There are many ways presented in society on how to make it to Heaven, some initiated by human beings and some initiated by satan.

This is why the Bible warns;

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 16:25

The choice is ours.

Since Jesus is real, if we choose Him, He responds with blessed assurance that we will be okay after we physically die.

The other ways provide no assurance. This is why people are afraid to die. People do not really know where they will be or what will happen to them after they draw that last breath in this life.

 

The Lord bless you.

 

I will continue with Romans chapter 7 in the next study.

 

Wayne Brown