Stand Fast In The Liberty Of Christ.

The bible tells us to stand fast in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. We who have come to faith in Christ have been set free from sin. We become dead to sin by the body of Christ. We that are dead to sin can live not longer therein. However, Christians face the temptation of sin daily. We are to hold fast to our freedom in Christ through faith.

We were born into this world in the nature of the flesh. It is the nature of the flesh to live in sin. Those who live in sin remain in bondage to the law. However, the law of the spirit of life in Christ has set us free from the law of sin and death. Sin, by nature, dwells in the flesh of humankind. However, when we come to faith in Christ, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new. We are born of the spirit of God when we come to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Once we are born of the spirit, we have a new nature. We should no longer be in bondage to sin. Who the son has set free is free indeed.

When we were in the flesh, the motions of sin, which were by the law, worked in our flesh. However, when we come to faith in Christ, we are dead in the flesh, but alive unto God in the spirit. We become a new creation in Christ Jesus. The book of 1 John tells us, he that is born of God cannot sin. When we are born of God, born of the spirit of God, we take on the nature of God. If his seed remains in us, we should sin no more. Many, today, teach that man will never get the victory over sin in this world. However, the bible tells us differently. The bible tells us he that sinneth is of the devil. Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? God forbid. If we are truly dead to sin, we can live no longer therein.

The bible tells us faith without works is dead. Yes, we are saved by grace through faith, and not of works. However, if we are saved, good works are a product of that salvation. If a man continues in the sin of the flesh, he has not truly been converted, according to the scripture. The sins of the flesh include fornication, adultery, hatred, variance, wrath, strife, seditions, envyings, murders, drunkenness, and such the like. If a man continues in such things, he has not been set a liberty in Christ Jesus. He has not yet been set free from sin. They that do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God, according to the scripture. Even the devils believe and tremble. However, faith without works is dead.

We, as Christians, must take up our cross and deny our flesh daily to follow Jesus. However, one cannot do this without the spirit of God dwelling in them. Man cannot change his nature by himself. The nature of man must be changed by the spirit of God. Those who receive the spirit of God receive the power to become the sons of God. Man cannot be freed from sin through his own power. Freedom from sin requires the power of the Holy Spirit of God. The spirit of God sets us free from the power of sin. When we receive the spirit of God, we are raised to walk in the newness of life.

Christ has set us free from the bondage of sin. We must stand fast in that liberty, and not be again entangled in the yoke of bondage. By whom a man is overcome, by the same is he brought into bondage. If after a man has escaped the pollutions of this world through lust, he again is entangled therein and overcome, the latter end of that man is worse than the beginning. It is better for a man not to know the way of righteousness than to know it and turn again to his own way. This is as the proverb, the dog is turned again to his own vomit, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. Stand fast in our freedom from sin through faith in Christ Jesus. Sin has no power over a true child of God. God bless.

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