Week 1 Day 2 Salvation from the power of sin
I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.(NLT: Romans 7: 19)
Paul says that he wants to do good things but he doesn’t, and even though he wants to do the right thing, he ends up failing to be good anyway. This is the same for everyone, we have a daily struggle between good and evil. We continually have to fight the voices of sin while trying to obey God. When we receive the gift of God through salvation, we receive the power over sin, which manifests in three ways. We are freed from the presence of sin (purification), the power of sin (sanctification) and we are freed from the penalty of sin (justification). Your victory over sin is immediate, but it is a journey. You instantly receive the nature of Christ which gives you complete and total victory over sin, however the transformation is a journey.
You are made as if you are new, where before you were a slave to sin, with no control over your impulses and desires. Sin was your master and you were a slave to it, you had no choice but to obey your primitive and sinful nature. As you have received the Holy Spirit in you, he is at work within you daily to help you walk into a journey of freedom. You receive this freedom by simply surrendering your desires and inclinations to Him. You make a daily commitment to surrender to God all your inhibitions, your thoughts, your intentions and motives. You surrender your will, your plans, your addictions, and everything to God and he begins to walk a journey with you into total freedom.
Titus 3: 5 – 7
Romans 8: 6 – 10)
- I have power over sin, the shackles of sin over my life are broken
- I am the righteousness of Christ Jesus
- I am liberated from the presence of sin, the power of sin and the penalty of sin. My sins have been wiped away and forgiven. God remembers my sin no more (Hebrews 8:12)
- I am purified, sanctified and justified by the blood of Jesus
- Holy Spirit, teach me to walk with you today, teach me to surrender my desires, my will and my impulses to you. Take my emotions, motives and my thoughts and lead me to Godly thinking.
- I declare mind transformation through the renewal of my mind daily (Romans 12:2)