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Liberated Living | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers
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April 8, 2022 8:00 am

Liberated Living | Part 2

Love Worth Finding / Adrian Rogers

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Mimi and Roger said Calvary not only deals with the sin Calvary deals with center. Now here's the question that you're asking if you're thinking okay okay I know that when he $20. 20. I wrote the past, I will ask your question. If I have been crucified with Christ. Why am I having source trouble with ill person I used to be live.

I have been crucified with Christ, if I've been buried with Christ, raised with Christ. Why tell me one is my old man giving me so much from both Go to the welcome to love worth finding the profound truth of the gospel stated in the messages of Pastor Adrian Rogers part one of today's message. We learned of our identification with Jesus who gave himself for us. Jesus has acted on our behalf. When he died for us.

We died with him. And now we have that same power that raised Jesus from the dead in us the grace of God enables us to live godly lives in Christ Jesus and empowers us to live in the liberation.

If you have your Bible turn to Romans chapter 6 is Adrian Rogers shares three basic principles for liberated living in the sixth chapter of Romans.

There are three key words I want to rip them into your heart.

I want to end delicately by the grace of God stamp them upon your consciousness that you will never look at Romans chapter 6 not have these three words become your mind. The first word is the word no. K and O. W. Look, if you will, in verse six. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, did you hear that crucified with him, that when Jesus died, I die with him. Your old man is crucified with him that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve slaves as for he that is dead is freed from sin that we be dead with Christ. We believe that we shall also live with him, knowing that Christ being raised from the dead, dies normal over him and that he died. He died on the sin once and that he lived with the live God. Now what is the doctrine of identification. Know your identification with Jesus who gave himself for you. That means that when Jesus was crucified when Jesus had that agony that passion upon the cross was Christ on the cross. But since he was your substitute.

You will micro Calvary deals with the same Calvary deals with this. Not only did we die with him. But I listen.

We were also buried with him now in verses three and full you not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his dad. Therefore we are buried with him.

You see, my funeral was my baptism. I hope you have. I hope you have been baptized by immersion dead and buried.

We are buried with him by baptism on the day. Now folks remember that the Lord's supper speaks about Jesus death, Boris. Baptism speaks of our with him. Those are two very vital things that God has put in to the church.

Now here's the question that you're asking if you're thinking person. Okay Pastor, okay theologically. I know that I know that when he died died when he was very I was very I wrote past, I will ask you questions if I have been crucified with Christ.

Why won't my old man lie down. Why won't he be still.

Why am I having so much trouble with ill person I used to be. If I have been crucified with Christ, if I've been buried with Christ, five been raised with Christ. Why tell me why is my old man giving me so much trouble because him go to the extent first of all there's something to know that you don't know you can go any further. You got to know it is an ACT. Not only is there something to know. Secondly, there is something to reckon I want you to know is your identification with Christ.

What you reckon is your appropriation not only your identification, but your appropriation of Jesus, who gave himself for you now folks you can know it and know it and know it and you need to know, but you must appropriated look now and Romans six verse 11 likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed under sin. I said no but now reckon reckon ye also yourselves to be dead in the sin but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Remember all words, first word, no. The second word is reckon let's talk about that word. Reckon reckon is a bookkeeping term, it does not mean to think are to feel on to gas but it speaks of something that you can count on something that is not a matter of feeling but a matter of fact it is something you can calculate on it is not a matter of closing your eyes and pretending it is not a matter of clenching your fists and trying to do better.

It is now listen carefully reckoning is acting on faith, what you know to be fact versus back in and fate. Faith must always be in fact, the fact is that Christ died for you and you died with him. Now you must reckon on you.

So what does that mean the reckon with your saved you already know how to reckon that's how you got say you put your faith. We got put your sins on Jesus is Lord Jesus you died for me and you, God forgive me. I trust you.

Thank you. Say thank you. I'm saying were you there when it happened.

Did you see with your eyes, no, but you know to be true and you reckon known salvation now in the same way you reckon sanctification the same way as you receive the Lord Jesus so balky in him there told to feel it don't really do understand you are told to reckon on I read woman one day not done the same thing.

Sometimes when you sleep is especially sweet because your eyes and you wake up and hold. I was going through. Just like that you think it could be morning. I just lay down goes all she said can be six in the morning just when she got up and looked at the clock is at 6 AM. She looked at her mother thought is at 6 AM. She opened the window and the sun was coming up. She said okay. It sinks that she would have been quite foolish to go is never clock in the house and the sun, moon and stars right ask how she felt what she thought when she says it doesn't feel like that has nothing to do with it. Reckoning does not deal with feeling. It deals with FACT that you were crucified with Christ that you were buried with Christ is that you been raised with Christ and then reckon on.

Remember, that's a bookkeeping term that means the count on this back by faith. I must reckon that the old Adrian is dead, dead to his plans to his own wishes and to his own will and I was daily. Reckon that Jesus Christ is alive and well and me, but these verses down ancillary versus Colossians 3 verses three through five or ye are dead natives that you could be. Might be you want it, that is your person, your dad and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

When Christ was alive, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Nine bed right right that's what he says what it's worth mortified.

Therefore your members which are upon their enemies put them to bed.

While I thought I was dead.

You see what he's talking about here now is not double tall. He is talking about reckoning what you know to be true is talking about appropriating what is already a fact now reckon it appropriated mortified. Therefore your members which are upon their talk about your members, your eyes your hands your feet your tongue mortify therefore your members which are upon their fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, even going to persons and covetousness which is idolatry. Put these things to that you will have to obey the world. The old man because that'll man is dead bird bird were always something to this is theological fact. Secondly, there's something to reckon now.

Thirdly there's something to you, yielding deals not with identification or appropriation.

But now, thank God. It deals with emancipation being set for something to yield that is your emancipation through Jesus who lives his life in you ballast looking verses 12 through 13 let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye, there's our word.

Your members as instruments of unrighteousness under sin but yield there's our word again, yourselves under God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as the instruments of righteousness unto God yield yourself to God. You look in verse 16 million that to whom ye yield yourselves. There's a word service to obey his servants ye are to whom ye obey whether Sen. dead or obedience unrighteousness outlook in verse 19 I speak after the manner of man because of the infirmity of your flank for as ye have yielded your member service to uncleanness and do iniquity on tunic with and do iniquity unto iniquity. Even so, now here's the word yield your member service to righteousness. On the whole, now here's the thing.

When he died for you that is imputed righteousness when you yield to him that is imparted and practical righteousness. It cannot be done without him. He will not do it without you.

Now were told you how to reckon. Now how do you what does it mean that you first of all, there must be the throne of sin you're making notes right down the dethroned mother sin look now in verses 12 and 13 let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body. You don't have to let sin have its way. You don't don't let it do it.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body.

Don't let sin be on the throne dethroned. There is the deed from the sand that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness under sin but yield yourself to God as those who are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God what is this me. Let not simmering is something you you have the right you have the authority to impeach the authority to dethrone said you have the authority to evict sin. You can chew. You can say Satan you are alive. I don't belong to you. I'm no longer your slave. The person I used to be is dead and buried with Christ and I have resurrection life. Therefore, Satan you are an imposter. You have no right authority in my life and I will no longer allow these members of mine to be your two you have authority there must be the home of the sand. That's not there must be the Roman of the Savior remembers 13.

Neither yield you your members as instruments of unrighteousness understand what you enjoy yourselves under God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as the instruments of righteousness under God. That is, you yield to God what is it mean to you. It may interest you to know that in Romans chapter 12 in verse one. This same word is used as translate their present I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice wholly acceptable under God which is your reasonable service word present is the same word.

The breakers were new enemies to turn something over to another. You present yourself to God.

Now when you kick Satan out your dethroned sin, then you end throne. Jesus nature and was a vacuum and you simply enthrone the Lord Jesus Christ. Now when self and Satan is on the throne. Christ is on the cross. But when self is on the cross, Christ is on the throne you need to enthrone Christ, you need to yield to him. It may just turn it over to him that consciously yield to the Lord Jesus Christ. No, there must be with him that yielding must be the dethroned sin must be the enthronement of the Savior and then you may not like this, but the enslavement of the site. I use the word enslavement purposefully listen to this now looking verses 17 and 18, but God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin and the word here for service glutamine slave you were the slaves of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to you and I hope you're listening and will be from your heart being then made free from sin usually became the servants of righteousness.

And that word servant literally means bobsledding you became a bondslave is out.

Thought I was going to be free. No, you become a slave to Jesus Christ, your God with annual buried with him euros with him. Your life is with him and you are forever bound to him as a bondslave of the Lord Jesus Christ is out on enslavement friend. This enslavement brings liberty, let me tell you what you get when you become a slave of Jesus. I'll be finished. First of all you get a new freedom look in verse 18. Being then made free from sin, free from sin became the slaves of righteousness set free from the devil will be set free. I can help with. You say I would like to live in victory.

If there's something you will know reckon you then you will see a new freedom and not only will there be a new freedom. It will show up as a new faithfulness notice verse 19 for as you have yielded your member service to uncleanness and do iniquity unto iniquity.

Even now you your member service to righteousness on the holiness. I would like to be righteous and holy in a practical way to freedom there be a new faithfulness and it follows as night follows day. If there's a new freedom and a new faithfulness. There will be a new fruitfulness like in verse 22 now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit on the holiness you like to have a fruitful life which could you like to Satan, God the things of God go when temptation comes is only one thing to and it is to yield not the sin but Jesus the present yourself to say here I am something to know something to reckon in something to you that you know they you recommend you you function that way.

And as you yield yourself to him now. The fact that Jesus Christ died you on the cross.

What good is that to you so far is your daily walk is concerned, if you don't bring it into practice.

This, he thanked God for his passion, but what about our purpose. How do we react to what he did on the cross.

How does that apply to us.

Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and that freed the slaves and I'm grateful for you know that historians tell us there were some slaves who continue to live in slavery.

They stay on the plantation.

You know why some of them never even heard about the Emancipation Proclamation.

Others of them heard it but them heard it intellectually. They couldn't reckon it to be true. They couldn't believe that it was possible sadly and tragic. They continue because it could not get into the consciousness that they were indeed free and others heard it and knew to be true still fail to act upon the dethroned wheel master sound no longer belong.

You have no part in my life I'm telling you, the devil does not want you to hear what I preach tonight US God the Holy Spirit terrific this truth in your heart.

God wants you to live blessed friend in victory in God's people said in you, pray for moment and ask God to teach you this is I'm praying because friend I am a fellow pilgrim and I am still after all these years still learning fully to prove that I'm preaching tonight mom in this building has arrived.

Ultimately, something to know something to reckon in something to yield to the beach Roman of Satan.

The enthronement of the Savior and the enslavement of the St. Lord Jesus, I belong to you. Now I have a new freedom, new faithfulness and a new fruitfulness. Just pray for moment of father. What these are praying for themselves. Doubtless, I'm praying for my own heart bid Lord that I should break something. I do not believe will be unwilling to practice Lord as a church. Help us to Lord practice practical holiness because of our identification with you. Thank you Lord Jesus that you gave yourself for that, you might give yourself to us, that you might live your life's your holy name on it if you prayed to receive Christ. Today we would love to celebrate with you glorifying God's love page on the website to find answers, you may need about your newfound faith. Simply go to LWF.org/radio and click the tab that says find God's love. Welcome to his forever family. We can't wait to hear from you today. Now if you like to order a copy of today's message.

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