Machaira with Apostle Bennie

EPISODE 92 – DEAD TO SIN

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The Love-Life Agency

By Benjamin Nana Amissah Ansah

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Sunday 24th April, 2023
 

DEAD TO SIN

 
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Romans 6:1 (NKJV)
 
The question in the opening verse, is one of the most asked questions concerning the gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Most people ask this question because they doubt the power of the gospel.
 
Some also ask such questions because they think people will take advantage of the goodness of the gospel to sin.
 
This is it, anyone who decides to use the liberty of the gospel as an occasion to sin did not truly hear the gospel neither did such person receive the love of Christ.
 
The gospel of our Lord Jesus is the revelation of the love of God.
 
Sin is influenced by selfishness.
 
Sin is anything that is not of faith.
 
“But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.” Romans 14:23 (NKJV)
 
And faith works in love.
 
“For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love.” Galatians 5:6 (NLT).
 
Nowhere did the gospel suggest that we shall continue to sin because of the grace of God.
 
We see Paul the apostle, instructing the brethren in Galatia not to use their liberty to do whatever they want.
 
Look at it:
 
 ” It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows.” Galatians 5:13 (MSG)
 
I hope you got the message clear?
 
In Paul’s epistle to the Romans, he took his time to explain the glorious work of the grace of God in us. He revealed how the grace of our Lord Jesus, is superior to the law of sin and death. (Romans 5).
 
After establishing this reality of grace, he made a rhetoric statement:
 
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?” (Romans 6:1)
 
From verses 2 – 4 of Romans 6, He provided a clear answer with no ambiguity.
 
Certainly not! (verse 1)
 
The apostle Paul, didn’t end there, he explained further by asking more rhetoric questions:
 
How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? (verse 2)
 
Do you get it?
 
Okay, just relax he makes it more clearer:
 
” Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:3-4).
 
This is amazing.
 
You don’t continue to sin, not because of the rules and regulations you disobey.
 
Neither do you refuse to continue in sin because of the rules and regulations you obey.
 
You don’t continue in sin because YOU ARE DEAD TO SIN.
 
When Jesus died, He died as the lamb of God for the whole world. Therefore as many that accept Jesus as the lamb of God (who died for them) and believe in Him; they become partakers of His death through the baptism of the spirit.
 
For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and have all been made to drink into one Spirit” 1 Corinthians 12:13 (NKJV)
 
So then, when you came into Christ, your testimony wasn’t only that Jesus died for you.
 
Your testimony now is, you died with Christ.
 
Now because you died with Christ (who became sin), you are DEAD TO SIN.
 
“Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:11 (NKJV).
 
Instead of asking, “shall I continue in sin that grace may abound?”
 
Or telling yourself, “I will continue in sin because grace may abound.”
 
Say to yourself:
 
I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.
 
Hallelujah!
DIG DEEPER:
(Galatians 5:1; Romans 7:8; Romans 8:2; Romans 6:15; Galatians 2:19-21)
 
BIBLE READING
Day 82: Judges 16-18
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
 
– I am crucified with Christ.
 
– The life of Christ is at work in me.
 
– I am dead to sin and its power.
 
– I can’t continue in sin because I am dead to sin and alive to God in Christ.
 
OH Hallelujah, GLORY TO GOD!!!  

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GMAJOMBANE EMMANUEL
GMAJOMBANE EMMANUEL
1 year ago

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

Thank you Lord Jesus.

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
1 year ago

The Gospel of Jesus is the revelation of the Love of God.
Sin is anything not if faith. Galatians 5:6, I get to know that faith is expressed in love. Where there’s no love , Faith can’t be expressed. I refuse to be selfish.
I am dead to sin. I died with Christ on the cross. I am alive in Christ. This life I live is a live of faith. The just shall live by faith. By the Resurrection power of Christ I am justified so I live by faith.
Glory to God.
I am a free man. I am free and dead to sin.
Thank You Jesus
Glorrereyy

Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
1 year ago

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

Gbadegbe Mary Bumbede
Gbadegbe Mary Bumbede
1 year ago

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

Addenilla Ennin
Addenilla Ennin
1 year ago

Kabayabaya !! Hey I am dead to sin! I died in my sin when Christ died ayayaya shababa!! Hey Gloreeyy I’m freeeee from sin haha!

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
1 year ago

Hallelujah!

I am crucified with Christ. I live unto righteousness..

Thank you Jesus

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
1 year ago

I’m dead to sin and Alive in Christ. The life of God is at work in my body.
I Can’t continue in sin.
Sin has lost it’s holds on me. Sin has lost it’s power on me.

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
1 year ago

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

Gloreey

Nuel
Nuel
1 year ago

Glory to God

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO IT AND ALIVE UNTO GOD.

Thank You Apostle Sir.

This is rich

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
1 year ago

Thank you Lord Jesus
Thank you Father for your word
Thank You sweet holy spirit

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS

Benjamin Okyere
Benjamin Okyere
1 year ago

The life I live is for Jesus for I am crucified with him

Esther
Esther
1 year ago

Hey I’m crucified with Christ.
The life of Christ is at work in me.

I’m dead to sin and it power.
I’m alive to God in Christ.
Gloreeeey!!!!!!!!!

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
1 year ago

The gospel is God’s love made manifest.

Anything that is contrary to faith is a sin.

I have been called by Jesus to a life of liberty.

Christ Jesus’ liberation does not give me permission to sin.

I am no longer a slave to sin, so I won’t do it anymore. 

I have been raised to righteousness in God via Jesus.

I too perished with Christ at His death. We entered into life with Him when He rose again.

I was received into the body of Christ by baptism.

SIMON DOTSE
SIMON DOTSE
1 year ago

I refuse to live a life of selfishness. My life is a life of FAITH……………….. Glory to Jesus

Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
1 year ago

Ha….I can’t continue in sin because I am dead to sin and alive unto God.

Felix Nii Noi Addy
Felix Nii Noi Addy
1 year ago

I live no longer in sin, am dead to sin. By the Grace and the love of Christ in my heart I live and walk in righteousness.

Because I’ve been made righteous I live a righteous life.
Thank you apostle to reminding us of our present state in Christ .

Glory to God

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

I CAN’T CONTINUE IN SIN BECAUSE I AM DEAD TO SIN AND ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS.

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

I am crucified with Christ.

The life of Christ is at work in me.

I am dead to sin and its power.

Glorryyy to GOD

Addo Florence
Addo Florence
1 year ago

God has called me to a free life and I don’t use this freedom as excuse to do whatever I want to destroy this freedom.
I don’t decide to use the liberty of the gospel as an occasion to sin because I truly heard the gospel and I truly received the love of Christ
Oh glory be to God!!!
I can’t continue in sin because am dead to sin and alive to God in Christ
Hallelujah…

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
11 months ago

I can’t continue in sin because I’m dead to sin and live to God in Christ

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
4 months ago

I can’t continue in sin because I am dead to sin and alive to God in Christ.

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