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Date: Sunday, 29th December 2019

Topic: Walking in Victory 1

Text: Romans 6:1-23

Key verse: “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servant ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death , or of obedience unto righteousness?”

Romans 6:16

As we are rounding up the year I want to share with you the principle to walk in victory.

Romans 6 tells us how to access, or experience, the power, favor, and blessings of God, which are freely available to us because of what Jesus did on the cross. It is the most practical chapter in the Bible on walking in victory over sin. Transformation in our life begins by knowing who we are in Christ—seeing ourselves the way God sees us in Christ. God has abundant grace to pour out on our lives, but He requires us to cooperate with His grace. He will not do our part, and we cannot do His part.

I want to share three principles that Paul lays out concerning walking in victory over sin. The first principle is what I call the “knowing principle” (Rom. 6:11). We must know who we are in Christ and what we have received in Him. We reckon, or see, ourselves as alive to God—alive to the realm of God—which includes seeing that we are fully accepted and enjoyed by God, empowered to use Jesus’ authority, and indwelt by the Spirit. The Spirit’s peace resides in our spirit from the very day that we are born again (Gal. 5:22). We access His peace by acknowledging it and thanking Him for it. The simple act of thanking the Spirit for His peace in our spirit releases it to our soul and our emotions.

Prayer: Holy Spirit help to walk in victory over sin in Jesus name.


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