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The Law of Sin and Death

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March 5, 2022 12:00 am

The Law of Sin and Death

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Let them this weekend. Intensified Catholic child Stanley Wunderlich happening when people seem to get away with doing wrong. Let's continue the theory on the life that when an explanation of the law of sin and turn please. The Romans chapter 7 title of this message, the law of sin and Romans chapter 7. So beginning in verse 23 Paul is been talking about in this chapter how defeated he submitted his life and why. And so he promises in verse 23, but I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. All wretched man that I am who shall deliver me from the body of this there. I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. Chapter 8 verse one there is therefore now no condemnation to them who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh but after the spirit of the law of the Spirit of life in Christ as one law.

The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, that is has made me free from the law of sin and death. So there is the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus. Then there's the law of sin and their mother see me when he talks about the law of sin and death.

Most Christians are very honest will have to admit that their life is like a seesaw alike roller coaster today and down tomorrow and the many people who have to admit that there are times in your life when you run the rationalize sin by saying that, after all, I can't be perfect in anointing. Secondly, there's no such thing as sinless perfection. That's true. And so what we do is we very carefully rationalize and this will be we say will.

After all, the Bible teaches, once saved always saved. That is a very poor expression of God's divine plan for eternal security. We really saying is because of our position in Christ Jesus. We have been made eternally secure, not giving me a license to disobey God and equipping me to obey him, not the freedom to disobey. But the power to obey and so oftentimes our life is sort of rationalize that we explain our sin away and only daily basis, we can rationalize and camouflage all kinds of disability are here is the law of sin and death. The law of sin and death says I get this down the law of sin and death says that when I choose to disobey God. When I choose to disobey God.

The principal of death begins in my life. Let me show you to three things here. Let's look at some scriptures let me show you how many times the Lord warns us of this and somehow we forget in the sixth chapter of Romans turned back to the six chapters you will notice what he says. He says no you not there to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey his servant. You are to whom you obey, whether of sin under one of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness. Look, if you will, in verse 21. The same What crew had you then. And those things where you are now ashamed of the end of those things is what there is a problem we have. We look at somebody else's life we say will see sin in their life and they shall not die and what we have to ask is first of all, what is in the dials Amanda has in his mind, a man dies, and emotions in a man dies and oftentimes he's dying. He does not even realize that he is. There are certain sins.

A person can commit and immediately physically something happens but most of the time. It begins in the mind, a lack of sensitivity and many of God's people who cannot figure out what the Lord is a blessing.

Why doesn't answer their prayers and why things aren't the way they ought to be is simply because my friend you continually seek to destroy yourself by disobeying God. So that many people are dying where it hurts the most in their emotions and in their mind.

So when he says the law of sin and death. That's what he's talking about a law that is in process, not just in the life of the lost member.

Likewise, in the life of the Christian.

Now let's discuss for a moment how this law of sin that expresses itself and what I want to do for just a moment, is to clarify some terms that you read in the Bible many times and probably cancel read over some of them are not quite understood was very important we understand what these terms means of you turn the Romans chapter 6 and let's begin in verse six, Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones it was for many many years. The pastor, the Westminster Church in London, follow G. Campbell Morgan, who was considered the greatest expositor of his day in after he'd been the many many years, people asking Mesa.

Dr. Jones, why don't you preach to the book of Romans. He said well when I understand the meaning of Romans 66 I will preach the book of Romans and until I do I will not and it was very, very late in his ministry before ever preach the book of Romans.

When he got to Romans six, he preach the whole series of big thick book of sermons just on this chapter. Romans six verse six is the key to the lightning wins but listen I want to notice two phrases in this particular passage he says in verse six.

Knowing this is that our old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin that when he says. Knowing this, that our old man.

What is he talking about mark this down our old man is your all unredeemed cells before he was able to grace of God. If you are unsaved at this very hour, then your old self is your old Adamic nature. That is, he said that we were in Christ. We were, in whom Indiana all right we came in this world with a bent toward sin a sin principle at work in our lives, seeking to destroy ours, which is always with us and wants to do what he says.

Knowing this, that our old man is once and for all. Harris has been in the past crucified, crucified with him.

What is he mean he means that when you and I receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior also help the old BC before Christ self was crucified with the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross in the eyes of God. Something happened to the old you. He says therefore if any man be in Christ he is a what new creature so we not talk about being in Oak Ridge and a new creature. He says therefore been a man be in Christ. He's become a new creature.

He's not all creature new creature the same time he's become a new creature. He says the old BC before Christ self has been nailed to the tree with Jesus Christ. He took care of that. It's gonna terms about you so I know what a minute.

I still have a problem. I'm going to get to the problem. But the Bible says your old man was crucified each day Islam still wait a minute. The Bible says that your old man was crucified so I want you to see here is that the old man is the self that you were your old sinful, wicked, vile, unregenerate cell before you say second term. He says that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. What is the name of the body of sin. He means this listener watch this. There is nothing wrong with the physical body is nothing evil about the body but when he says this body of sin, who shall deliver me from this body of their what is referring to is the physical body when it is dominated by sin and that's the whole thrust of the world.

What is the world that it was management taste right. If it feels right.

Doing the whole concept of the world system is is a world based on the senses and that's what Satan does.

He uses our five senses to get to when it comes into your mind the battleground of Satan we choose all obedience or disobedience to the power sin broken the Holy Spirit living within us.

We all equipped and able to say no no no no no is a man I wanted to say nobody could say no I tried to say nobody can say no and will say to you, it is not in our strength that we are able to say no is in the strength of the one who enables us to use the when you say minority others get saved its name written in the Lamb's book of life of these days you're going to heaven that's only the first step, we want a life that wins the life of Victor the life of peace, the life of contentment the life of absolute confidence and assurance in him is a life provided by the father through Jesus at the cross, by the indwelling Spirit of God who is there to combat and to give us victory over sin principle which will always be the servicing principle is operative in our life.

Let's go back to what we said about the body soul and spirit, we have a will. Each time you not tempted. We choose to obey or disobey use of an ornament. Suppose, for example, that what about those times when I just before I think I responded with you how you got that way.

Let's think for just a moment how this sin expresses itself the sin principle expresses itself example Bob taken you and you disobey God. The second time and you may be greatly convicted deep conviction of the sin. The second time deeply convicted the third town they begin regular full-time diva convicted five times the convicted the six time diva convicted several time deeply that the eighth time. The ninth time. You know what happened your sensitivity to the things of God have become so Dan as a result of violating the same law on the same principle over and over again is it not true that may have been times in your life when you said that use the bothersome others about the minimal that can be one of the most dangerous signs in your life that you can keep on disobeying God in a given area, and it doesn't make you feel as guilty as it used to go you doing the same thing and you know that's wrong what you've done is you have killed by an act of continuous violation of the principle you have seared your conscience that you no longer feel that striking blow of conviction over sin begin example for our just to show you the product of someone like him home plenty of money plenty of popularity.

Everything only little by little he destroyed himself his own sense of self-esteem his own self-image, his own mind his own physical body. Gary was slopping hogs in the pan and sing, but my father has servants to a much better off than myself. You see, we destroy ourselves willingly and knowingly and we cannot logically cover it up and sink is not going to hurt me is what happened. We keep looking over our shoulder to see if we see in evidence that guards on the track going to catch up with some of the life that wins we have to deal with the problem here of sin and the sin principle of the nose has one thing in mind destruction and death, destruction and death and destruction in depth what you and I have to ask is this how can I have Victor in my life on an ongoing day-to-day basis that I don't have to yield the things in my life are habits in my life are attitudes in my life.

How can I have victory day by day.

He said in Romans chapter 6 verse six he says knowingness that our old man that is your old self was crucified with Jesus was crucified and he says that the body of sin might be destroyed, rendered inoperative that henceforth we should not serve sin now in several passages here.

For example, look, if you will in chapter 6 and look in verse 13 of verse 11, he says likewise reckon ye yourselves indeed to be dead to sin. That is dead to sin principle but alive to God through Jesus Christ the Lord so however we are able to help. Victor has something to do with our relationship to Jesus Christ. Verse 12 says start letting sin therefore reign in your mortal body, and your senses that you should obey the laws thereof. You don't have to stop doing neither yield you your members. Your physical members as instruments of unrighteousness on the sin but yield yourselves on the God which have the capacity to do as those that are allowed from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness under God for sin shall not have dominion over you. He says that we who are believers don't have to yield to sin.

So the question is how do we receive that victory in the resentencing. This that victory in the Christian life is always listen is always not sometimes not. Most the time, not 99% of the time is not human effort is always 1000% of the time. Pure pure pure faith not works but vague. Not if I do this this this this this this I'm have victory, but only if I'm willing to accept by faith. A major premise of the word of God only been in my going to be able have victory. He speaks, for example about how being clueless about price when the world is he mean by being crucified with Christ. He talks about being buried with him in rising to walk in newness of life.

Whatever the secret is one of the key is to a life of continues.

Victor has something to do with what happened to Jesus 2000 years ago and what happened to me potentially at the same time it happened to him. But in essence it all boils down to this that victory in this life has to do with our faith in what Jesus Christ has provided is providing and is doing on a moment by moment, day by day basis in your life and mama is what we gonna do what we got the promise had good legal debate has nothing to do with it is a relationship of faith in the work of Jesus Christ is the problem. The problem is that most of us see Christ work on the cross is taken care about salvation Christ work on the cross took care of my salvation, but also to Caremark present life, not just my sins to get me to have in my present life here and now I was close by saying the simple thing. One of the most difficult problems in my own life personally is being able to accept Romans 66 is an actual fact, I read that in ready and I started not already in the Greek island everywhere possibly could and I said, Lord, I know it's true, but I don't feel that I don't see that. I'll tell you what God had to do to. He had to bring me to the point of accepting it back to her neck and faith without understanding it and then when I did that all of a sudden got begin to free me and liberate me and then I began to understand and the more I read the more I do understand it is difficult because everything it lashes out in opposition to the back there when Christ died, we do that we can have victory over sin and the only thing I can do is say here's what the word of God says, but you gotta have a hunger for God you got among the best in your life. You gotta have a hunger for righteousness.

You gotta be willing to read the word of God to listen to what is being taught and preached and then ask about how you want me to apply that to my life.

But if you have no hunger for God. My first prayer view is that God would make you actually miserably wretched and dissatisfied yourself so that what you will about everything else in life is a you want. That's the God's guts and I will tell you my friend. People free you and liberate you to become something and the person that God wants you to be that you never dreamed that you can, and more than that, he will give you a continuing victory in your life. Once again, that is made sinless perfection but a continuing victory and you see what happens is when you now learn the principal So Great Is a Regular Having but It Means That You Know It Will Be like There's a Big Plunge of the Big Had a Big Plunge in a Big Time Great Witness up Here Poor Testimony That God's Got Something Better in Store for His Believers on the Table. I Believe There's More I Believe That When God's People Begin to See Their Possessions in Christ Jesus.

When They Began to See Their Position and Heal When They Began to Exercise the Power That He's Able to Release through Them.

I Believe There Be a Spiritual Awakening This Country. Like Most Folks Have Never Dreamed of. And Every Time There Has Ever Been What It Has Always Centered on the Work of the Holy Spirit in Some Form or Fashion. And I Believe This Is the Truth That God Wants to Get in the Hearts and Minds the Spirit and Soul the Body the Whole Be of Discharge and Once He Begins the Little Bit Here Little Bit There and He's No Good in a Way That Nobody Gets Credit. No Particular Denominational Anybody Even Resurrected Here and Here and Here and Here. If Somebody's Got to Get This under Somebody Concede That Some Us about Going Straight to the Sun. It Is a Relationship with Jesus Christ Whereby We Accept by Pure -8 When He Provided 2000 Years Ago Taking a Position in Opposition and the Power of God within Our Lives, and You Will Never Be the Same Again.

Heavenly Father, We Thank You for Loving Us That so What You Have Followers That We Have Never Even Begun the Process for Ourselves. We Act like Paupers When the Carton You Use That We've Artie Been Stated in the Heaven Is in Christ Jesus Our Lord.

Everything Will Ever Need Our Depository Account Not Just Material Things, but More Important Than All That the Spiritual Blessings That You Have Followers, and I Pray Today for Somebody Who's Listening Who's Lost Sin Is Destroying Their Life There Excusing and Rationalizing and Admitting It, but Not Dealing with It Not Confronting It, Not Repenting of It, Not Giving It up Not Surrendering It, Not Yielding but Covering It Making Provision for Hiding It All Kinds of Excuses, but Not Being the Father in the Name of Jesus Christ I Pray Today the Spirit of the Living God Would Bring about Such Deep-Seated Conviction This Very Moment, Every Single Person out There Would Be Smitten in the Hearts of Conviction over Their Sin and Be Willing to Can Use to Repent of It to Deal with the Surrendering Father I Pray That You Give Many People the Courage to and We Pray That in Jesus Name and Pregnancy.

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