Romans 6:6-7 ( posted 10-1-13 )

  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.

 

Let's continue.

 

 

  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.

 

The Greek word “dedikaiotai “ translated “ is freed “ means to render innocent, justified, free.

 

What was crucified when we put our faith in Jesus is our old nature of sin – that is, the inherited nature of willingness to be a slave to sin and the love, lust and desire to commit sin and to disobey God, which was the inherited result of the disobedience of Adam and Eve. Not only were we formerly slaves to sin we were loving and enjoying it.

It was not until the Holy Spirit convicted us of our enjoyment in disobeying God that we realized what we were doing and started to feel guilt and shame. We repented of our sin and asked God to forgive us.

When this moment came in a sense we were crucified with Jesus Christ and became literally justified.

As far as the eternal consequences of God's wrath in hell we were declared too holy for hell, based on the holiness and righteousness of His Son Jesus Christ our Savior.

Praise the Lord! We are now no longer subject to God's wrath.

Now we are an adopted spiritual son and daughter of God our Creator through God's Holy Spirit because of our faith in God's Son Jesus.

And not only this, we are righteous enough now to enter Heaven being clothed in the righteousness of God's Son Jesus.

This is what gets us to Heaven...Jesus' righteousness.

We cannot earn Heaven.

 

Therefore, again, what has been crucified is the old nature of love, lust and willingness to sin and the love, lust and willingness to be a slave to sin.

Now, we are a different kind of slave.

We are now slaves to righteousness – that is, if we continue wanting to please God, abstaining from sin and resisting satan.

 

I have an incredible amount of verses to show you and things to say about this.

 

I will continue with verses 6-7 in my next study.

 

Wayne Brown