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October 11, 2021 8:00 am
There are three keywords to remember the one living Victor.
Here's Adrian Rogers, Malibu three basic words that I want you to see the Bay of God's word and if you get these three words down in your heart you will learn how to walk in victory and subtle message are you ready no reckoned you that if you will get these three words in your heart and your mind you're going to learn the secret of living in the Wilkins who love words by the grace of God enables us to live godly lives in Christ Jesus and empowers us to live in victory, pastor, teacher and author Adrian Rogers explains when Jesus came out of the grave. We came out with him and we've been raised to walk in a new life. Romans chapter 6 reveals how to live in victory, beginning with three simple words, no reckoned and yield.
If you have your Bible turn their analysis Adrian Rogers shows us how to live in victory. We are saved by grace that made absolutely nothing that we do in order to earn our salvation as a matter fact we are saved by the sheer grace of God. But let me say this. Folks because salvation is a gift and it routes not in the merit of man, but in the mercy of God, not in the goodness of man, but in the grace of God, does that mean therefore it doesn't make any difference how we live well.
Paul puts the death of that lie look in chapter 6, verse one what shall we say then shall we continue in sin that grace may abound. Paul says God for that is any Christian who is saved by grace, who continues to live a life of sin is a disgrace to grace. Now we are saved by the grace of God that were saved by the grace of God we need to learn to live in victory.
So the grace of God is an inducement to live a godly life and it also supplies the power to live a godly life.
Now we're talking to you today about victory constant victory conscious victory conspicuous victory. Are you ready for now. There are three basic words that I want you to see today in God's word in the passage that we have before us and if you get these three words down in your heart you will learn how to walk in victory.
Subtle message are you ready look, if you will in in chapter 6, verse six knowing this_the phrase knowing I have a circle grown around it in my Bible and also have it highlighted in yellow. Knowing this, and then skip on down to verse 11.
Likewise, correct and also yourselves to be dead indeed. On December the live of the God_the word reckoned. First of all, the word knowing. Secondly, the word reckoned and then finally, I want you to look them over to verse 13. If you will, and_the word yield neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness on the sin but yield yourselves under God, no reckoned yield not just write that on your heart to get that in your mind, don't check me out. Don't say that doesn't make sense to me. Well, it may not now, but now you listen no reckoned he no reckoned yield that if you will get these three words in your heart and your mind you're going to learn the secret of living in victory and as grace abounds.
Righteousness will also abound and that imputed righteousness will become imparted and practical righteousness in your life and you will live day by day, week by week year-by-year in victory, the kind of life that you really want to live, and perhaps have not yet found the secret to living. Now I was pastoring a church before I discovered this truth be very honest.
I love the Lord and I wasn't living what you would call a a bad life, but I am not really learn how to walk in victory.
So I want to share these three words.
Now let's take the first one you ready for. Look at the word no now that word no deals with your identification with Jesus who gave himself for you because you see when Jesus came to this earth suffered bled and died.
We suffered bled and died with him because Jesus died for us that you got to know that answer.
What's the first thing knowing knowing that our old man is crucified with him that we were buried with him.
We were raised with him. That is an ACT you got to know that you got to know that that's the first thing that's not victory it, but first of all, you know this, you know, and I hope you know it now. I hope you believe it is a precious doctrine of identification that Jesus Christ gave himself for us and his dad had our name on it. His burial had our name on it is resurrection had our name on it when he died, we died with him when he was married. We were buried with him when he rose we rose with him, that is the doctrine of identification. The second word is reckoned.
Let's look at that second word now and if knowing deals with identification with Jesus reckoned deals with our appropriation of Jesus.
Now you have to know your identification before you can make that appropriation. This follows 123 now look, if you will, at the Scripture here and he says this in verse 11. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed on the sin but alive unto God. Now the word reckoned here is a book keeping term what it literally means is that you count on it. Not because you feel it because you guess about it, not because you desire it, because you imagine it you reckoned only because it is true. This word reckoned means count on this word reckoned means calculate upon reckoning is not just closing your eyes and pretending it to be true, it is acting by faith acting on what you know to be true, it is appropriating what you know to be true. Now if you have some money in the bank you get your bank statement and it says you have X number of dollars in the bank that it doesn't matter if you feel you have more or if you don't think you have anything you just look at the bank statement and you reckon on that not a matter of feeling.
So many of us want to say what what I feel victorious and not hey folks, your feelings all the shallowest part of your nature.
Salvation is the deepest work of God. He doesn't do the deepest work in the shallowest part.
He doesn't say feel it. He says calculated reckon it to be true. Remember now this is a book keeping tire and your feelings. No matter a woman woke up one morning the alarm clock went off and they seem like she just going to sleep dear Matt well is nice just passage just like that and that you sleep especially sounded like you close your eyes and the alarm clock goes up. She says it could not be 6 o'clock in the morning, but she looked at the alarm clock it said six. She turned on the radio. The 6 o'clock programs were playing. She opened the window looked out and the sun was coming to the radio said it was six.
The clocks said it was six the sun in these said it was 6 o'clock in the morning methods I submit to you. It really didn't matter how she felt.
All of these facts were something she just had to reckon, no I it's it's a fact.
No matter how you feel about it now we need to get our salvation out of the realm of fickle emotions and begin to reckon and count on God's fact. You see, the fact of the matter is you have been dead for 2000 years, don't you think it's time you had to feel now and I look if you will, in verse six look at it. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him now that and I don't get too technical, but that is in the Greek tents. The terrorist tends what is that mean what it means it is done is once for all, never to be repeated.
That happened that is a fact that is done, it is finished, but now notice as we continue to read here reckon the word reckoned is in the present tense. I want to set me. Well, that means that day by day you count on what happened 2000 years ago, day by day. Every morning you wake up when you say hey I am dead to sin. I'm alive in Christ. I notice a fact he died for me.
Now I reckon it not only by my identification with Christ.
But now, just by my appropriation of the Lord Jesus Christ not only gave himself for me. But Jesus now has given himself to me and the life I now live. I live by the faith of the son of God. Now I must count on the life of Christ in me daily.
Are you with me so far.
Now let's move on to third word because here is where the rubber meets the road. This is where most of us fail most of us get two thirds of the way there and we never ever live in victory, the first word is knowing, and that deals with our identification with Christ who gave himself for us. The second word is the word reckoned that deals with our appropriation of Christ gave himself to his using he gave himself for us that he might give himself to us. He lives in us. Now we are alive in him and he in us now. The third word is yield and that word deals with our emancipation through Christ who lives his life in its he gave himself for us that he might give himself to us, that he might live his life through us. Now how does this become real in our hearts because you say pastor Rogers if I am dead if I've been crucified with Christ and I have been buried with him. How come that old man will lie down me.
How come the old Adrian or the Old Bailey or the old Susie the old Bob Bill, Jim, how come he keeps coming up. I thought he was dead. Why am I having so much difficulty. I I know it is a fact that I died with Christ, I reckon it to be true. But why is it that I do not have victory day by day is because you not learn to yield and be emancipated when you yield them. Your M computed righteousness becomes imparted righteousness. Now, the victorious life is this. It is God's work. You cannot do it without him. He will not do it without you country preacher prayed one time Lord help me to cooperate with you so you won't have to operate only value you need to learn to cooperate with God. You do this by yielding a how do you yield well let me mention three things.
First of all, there is the Dietz moment of sin likely will, in verses 12 and 13 now of the same chapter. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body. Look at the first two words, let not see that. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that is, you don't have to.
You don't have to that. That means that there is a way for you. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body. Why can't send rain because when you die, your old master lost all control over you and you have to be thrown sin, you must choose against your old master yet to say Satan no longer will these guys be your to no longer will these ears beer instruments. No longer will these hands do your bidding. I am not going to let you have your way in me now Satan and what you learn what I'm teaching today and Satan will say in all Esther's preacher called in life to pay attention to that Rogers is just going through the book of Romans, and this is all just religious obligate you listen to me. You don't have to let Satan have his way in your life now before Calvert before you identification with the Lord Jesus and before your preparation of the Lord Jesus. There is no possible way that you could live a victorious life even if he wanted to. Now you don't have to let sin rule in your body. You just don't have to. You have within you all it takes. It is there but you're going to have to use your power, authority, you're going to have to know it and you have to reckon it.
And you have to yield to Satan will come in your life you say Satan. I don't have to Baileys. Oh yes you do you know who you are, you know how weak you are, you know my power you my control over you, you invite Emilio life and I've been friends for a long time. You know what we've done in the past and are not moving you say Satan, please be don't they said no I'm not going to listen folks, you take the power of attorney you take the word of God you say here is something that I know to be true and then you say here is something that I reckon I count upon what I know, I calculate upon what I know, I know my identification with Christ. I reckon my appropriation with Christ.
And so now I be thrown sin in my life.
Satan I don't have to let you rule my life. I just don't have to do it and you are not going to say and ruin my life not only the Dietz moment of sin, but there's the enthronement of the Savior look Matthew in verse 13 neither UG your members as instruments of unrighteousness on the sin but yield yourselves under God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness under God not is not just enough to say Satan be gone. Not only do you be thrown sin, you enthrone the Savior you say Lord Jesus right now.
This will I enthrone you I put you up on the throne of my life. Now this ordeal is an interesting word that a fact over and in Romans chapter 12 verse one it will get to later present your bodies in the God a living sacrifice.
The word present there in Romans 12 one in the word yield here in Romans six is the same word you just come to the Lord, and you say Lord here I am. I just present myself to you Satan. I will not obey you. I don't have to obey you the world I don't have to obey you the flesh that will have to obey you. I am dead in your hold on me has been gone. I was crucified with Christ. Your old servant is dead and buried at all the charges against me are gone because Jesus died for my sins and I died with him and the law cannot bring me the double jeopardy and it is gone and I don't have to obey you and I Lord Jesus, I present myself to you, I yield my self to you. Now here's the third thing.
First of all would be enthronement of sin, number two, the enthronement of the Savior, and number three the enslavement. I listen carefully the enslavement of the St. the enslavement of the St. now looking for if you will, in verses 17 and 18 of the same chapter but God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin and the word serve as a means bondslave of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered unto you, being then made free from sin, he became the slaves of righteousness.
Now there is that the enthronement of sin, the enthronement of the Savior and the enslavement of the St. you become Jesus slain. Yes, I will pastor I I don't think I want to be a slave when you go to slave of Jesus or slave of Satan. Everybody is a slave to something everybody is either in in the Adam are in Christ. But when you say Lord Jesus, I view myself you I become your bondslave. You have a right to tell me what to do that right. Tell me when wake up when you go to bed. What eat what not to eat, what to wear, what not to wear you right to tell me anything you want to ever write all of my possessions. I am a bondslave. Remember Paul begin this epistle by calling himself a bondslave of the Lord Jesus Christ, that it is that enslavement listen carefully, that brings perfect liberty. What you get when you enslave yourself to Lord Jesus.
Well, you get a new freedom because look in verse 18. Being then made free from sin. Sin that having more dominion over you as you get a new faithfulness looking at will. In verse 19 he says.
Even so, now you do. Member service to righteousness and holiness. The Avenue fruitfulness look in verse 21 what fruit had you then. And those things where you are now ashamed for the end of those things is dead, but now being made free from sin and become servants to God. You have your fruit unto holiness. So when you become a slave to the Lord to get a new freedom you get a new faithfulness to get a new fruitfulness. Now three words you know that is your identification with Christ gave himself for you. Number two, you reckon it, that is your appropriation of Christ gave himself for you and then number three you yield that is your emancipation through Christ who lives his life in you. You know what I do a lot of mornings when I wake up I kind of feel silly telling you this, but I've told my folks now just let the cat out of bed, let limitation something to do in the mornings and it deals with these three words, when you wake up in the morning.
I mean, when you get out of bed on your way into the bathroom or wherever.
Just lift your hands to go and poison.
I mean, first thing, just just praising as a Lord I praise you that you gave yourself for me.
Okay that's knowing and then take those same hands and turn them up and say Lord not only did you get to sell for me but you gave yourself to me Lord, this morning I receive of your fullness.
If you got I just I just received your fullness. You see, identification is Lord, I praise you gave yourself for me but appropriation is Lord you gave yourself to add more of what I know now I reckon I just I just received Lord in your fullness. Thank you Lord your pouring your life into me and then do this then put your hands up like somebody put a gun on you bow your head in surrender and say now, Lord, I yield to you live your life through me say he gave himself for you that he might give himself to you that he might live his life through you to say I'm yours.
I live your life through me today and we have found that just spread out your hand and say it's gonna be a great day it's gonna be a great day. There is something to know there is something to reckon and then you must yield to what you know you must dethrone a sand. You must say say God will let you do that trespassing on my father's property in the name of Jesus and the authority of the word of God leave me alone when you say Lord Jesus, I put you on the throne of my life today I Lord I am your slave, I'm here to do your will and you will find out friend that God will begin to live… Me healing into live his life in you in ways that you have and it will be supernatural all the way. He didn't save you and say now go out there and do the best you can. There's something to know identification. There is something to reckon appropriation there something to you. Emancipation. God help you to understand this. Would you say Lord, teach me these lessons. Lord help me to understand my identification with you and your death, burial and resurrection.
Lord help me to count on. Help me to know that he goes far beyond my feelings that I can reckon it to be true no matter how I feel now, Lord, help me to you what I know the dethrone sin in throne the Savior and enslave myself. I am now your slave orgies ready to do your will.
Would you do that father I pray in the name of Jesus to make this real in our lives. In your holy name.
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