Dead People Don't Sin
A Corpse Can’t Sin
Our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ, so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. When we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.
A corpse can’t sin! So if we died when Christ died, sin no longer has power over us - we were set free from slavery to sin. ROMANS 6:6-7
The Problem: How Do I Overcome The Old Sinful Nature?
QUESTION: How can I overcome my sinful nature?
ANSWER: Through the power of the Holy Spirit of the Risen Christ.
Consider Yourselves Dead To Sin & Alive To God in the power of the Holy Spirit of Christ Jesus.
QUESTION: But that sounds like religious schizophrenia.
ANSWER: No! Crucify (ie put to death each day) the flesh life by treating it as dead like a corpse and live in the Spirit’s power
Getting Lift-off By The Holy Spirit & Overcoming The Law of Gravity
QUESTION: How do I overcome the fleshly lusts?
ANSWER: By refusing to allow any part of your body to be a slave to them.
Ask the Holy Spirit each day to enable you to avoid giving in to them
(the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes & the natural human tendency to pride and going its own way instead of God’s.)
Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to its lustful desires.
Do not let any part of your body become a tool of wickedness, to be used for sinning.
Instead, give yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life. And use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God. ROMANS 6:12-13