"Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?"
Romans 6:16 NKJV
There is only one way to remain free: rebellion against tyranny. Rebellion sounds like a word Christians should not encourage each other to practice but it's the only operative word when dealing with sin and death. Rebel against the dominion of sin and its effects. If you yield yourselves in obedience to sin, it will dominate you. You have power to resist, rebel and reign over it.
Have you thought about why people end up as drug or alcohol addicts? They yielded themselves to the drug or the alcohol until they lost control over when and where they should take it. No one was born an addict. All addicts made the choice to give their power to the things they are addicted to. Some people are addicted to food. They can't stop eating. They gave their appetite too much power until they were left with no control whatsoever other than choosing between plus size cuts in clothing retails. Don't give up your power. Resist anything that tries to control you.
Apostle Paul modelled a life of moderation. He understood the power of grace and was able to say no to most of his whims by the grace of God. Imagine this, you are allowed to do absolutely anything you choose, what are those things that you will not do, not because somebody says do not do it but because you don't want to for yours and everyone's good? "Someone may say, “I’m allowed to do anything,” but not everything is helpful. I’m allowed to do anything, but I won’t allow anything to gain control over my life." (1 Corinthians 6:12 GW).
Sin shall not have dominion over you. The effects of sin therefore shall not lord it over you. The effects of sin include sickness, poverty, pain and death. No disease has power to lord it over you when you refuse to give it your power through your words and action. Poverty has no power to continue to hold your life at ransom when you decide to rebel from it's tyranny. Death is impossible when you reject and resist it's reign over your life. If you receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness you will reign in life by Jesus Christ.
I refuse to let sin and it's effects lord it over me today and always.
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