Brethren, what sin does, is takes the God given appetites of the body and turns them into deceitful desires. When sin seeks to reign it takes the desires you have and turns them against you and against God. How? By turning them into deceitful liars, which tell you, “This sin will make you feel happy, and really good.” The desires of the body get captured by sin and they are turned to make us serve anti-God purposes. They promise everything, but at the end they give death.
The Christian’s Self Cleansing, part 6. The first one we did an overview of 2 Corinthians 7:1, where it says very plainly, “Beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement… of body and of spirit…” We looked at that the first time.
In the second message we dealt with the fact that it is essential that you be one of the beloved. That you be truly converted, if indeed you are going to cleanse yourself.
In the third message we looked at the fact that we are dead to sin, from Romans 6. And that you have to consider yourselves dead to sin if you’re going to fight this battle. You have to think right.
In the fourth message we looked at 2 Corinthians 3:18, the fact that beholding the Lord is critical to the Spirit of God transforming us from one degree of glory to the next.
In part five we looked at the fear of God, because we are told to, “work out our salvation with fear and trembling.” (Php. 2:12) We looked at that.
Today, part six. I want us to look at something else. Brethren I want us to look today at what is called in Scripture, “the law of the Spirit of life.” If you don’t know what that is – if you have some vague notion, “Well I’ve seen that somewhere before, but I’m not sure where or even what it is” – I want us to look at that today. Because it has everything to do with your freedom as a Christian. And as Christians we are free. Free to do good. Free to live righteously. So, turn in your Bible’s to Romans Chapter 7.
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