Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Die to Sin, Live for God!

Die to Sin, Live for God!



As surely as we died with Christ, we believe we will also live with Him.  We know that death no longer has any power over Christ. He died and was raised to life, never again to die.  When Christ died, He died for sin once and for all.  But now He is alive, and He lives for God.  In the same way, you must think of yourselves as dead to the power of sin.  But Christ Jesus has given life to you, and you live for God.--------Romans 6:8-11



The act of SALVATION on our part can be seen this way:  When we come to Christ, we come with a SURRENDERED heart.  When we then follow Him in believer’s baptism, we come to the baptismal pool with an OBEDIENT heart. 


Baptism is a picture of us sharing in His DEATH and RESURRECTION. We died to our SINFUL life and are BURIED with Christ, and then we are RAISED to live a new life in Christ Jesus, all for the glory of God the Father.


We do this, as a symbolic act of our wretched, old sinful bodies being nailed to the cross with Christ and BURIED and RESURRECTED to a NEW life for the glory of God, knowing that our old sinful bodies would no longer be SLAVES of SIN, knowing that sin doesn’t have power over dead bodies.


Christ, died FOR our sins once and for ALL, but He is NOW ALIVE, and He lives for God.  We too must think of ourselves being DEAD to the POWER of sin and through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we too can live for God, and we don’t have to strive to live a GODLY, RIGHTEOUS life on our own while on this SIN-LADEN earth.  But we have the gift of God, His Holy Spirit to help us LIVE for Him.


If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are STILL in that wretched, sinful, body headed for heartache, misery, pain, torment and torture in a place called Hell.  Where life is an ETERNITY of agonizing, torture on the soul of lost mankind.  But you have the opportunity NOW, to come to Christ, and to nail your wretched, sinful body to His old rugged cross and to follow Him in believer’s baptism.  Showing your personal DEATH, BURIAL, and RESURRECTION of a NEW life that will be lived for the glory of God.  You can start the SALVATION process NOW by:  CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and start living for the glory of God.  Do it NOW, while you STILL can.  He’s waiting!!!

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