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1116 – No Longer Slaves 不再是奴仆

Romans 8:2 (NKJV) the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

We were under the slavery of sin and tormented by the devil just like the Israelites were under physical slavery and the torment of the Pharaoh. Similarly, just like the Israelites were unable to free themselves from the Pharaoh, we were unable to free ourselves from the slavery of sin because of the sin nature.

Because the sin nature held us in slavery to sin before we accepted Christ into our lives, there are habitual sins that held us captive such as hatred, unforgiveness, bitterness, rage, addiction and substance abuse. It is the law of sin and death operating in the life of an unbeliever.

Just like the law of gravity applies to everyone and keeps all of us grounded on earth, sin reigns in the lives of all people. Nobody is able to break free from gravity unless we apply the law of aerodynamics, which is what makes an airplane take off. Likewise, when we walk in the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus, we can break free from the domination and slavery of the law of sin and death!

God sent His only Son to be the ultimate sacrifice for sin. Jesus dealt with the sin issue by becoming sin for us on the cross and delivered us from sin by the power of His blood. Therefore, we are a new creation once we have accepted Christ into our lives. While the law of sin and death is dominated by the sin nature, the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus is a life that is empowered by the Holy Spirit.

Although our lives changed for the better the moment we accepted Jesus Christ into our lives, we can either choose to allow our flesh to continue to dominate us because we are so used to the habits of the sinful nature, or we can choose to empower the law of the Spirit in Christ Jesus that has set us free from the domination of the flesh! This is possible because our spirit man is a new creation, it has the nature of God and the Holy Spirit residing in us, and the same resurrection power enables us to have victory over temptation.

As Christians, we need to be decisive to leave the slavery from sin since we have been set free, be eager to pursue it and walk out the newness of life by faith. By faith, we are to stand on this truth that we have been set free from sin and the chains are broken, so we can walk in righteousness!

Romans 6:18 (NKJV) And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.

Sermon Series: You Are in the Hall of Faith! (Part 4)


不再是奴仆

罗马书8:2 因为赐生命圣灵的律,在基督耶稣里释放了我,使我脱离罪和死的律了。

我们都曾经是罪的奴仆,被仇敌压制,如同以色列人被法老所奴役折磨。同样的,如同以色列人无法靠自己摆脱法老的压制,我们也曾因着罪性,无法靠自己脱离罪的奴役。

在接受耶稣成为我们生命的救主之前,我们被罪的本性所压制和奴役,习惯性的罪性辖制住我们,如仇恨、不饶恕、苦毒、愤怒、习瘾、滥用药物等,这是罪和死亡的律在非信徒生命中的操控。

如同地心引力的原理让我们每一个人得以站立在土地上,罪也是如此辖制我们。没有人可以脱离地心引力除非使用空气动力,就是可以让飞机起飞的动力。同样的,当我们在基督耶稣的生命中按照圣灵的律法行事时,我们就可以摆脱罪与死的辖制而获得自由。!

神差派独生爱子作为罪的终极献祭。耶稣在十字架上为我们成为了罪,以祂的宝血洗净了我们,了结了罪的问题,因此,当我们接受耶稣为生命的救主,我们就成为新造的人。罪与死的律是受罪性的支配,而耶稣基督里生命之灵的律却是圣灵所授权的生命。

在我们接受耶稣基督进入我们生命的那一刻,我们的生命就获得了更新,我们要么选择听任自己继续受血气的支配,因为我们习惯了罪性的陋习,要么选择顺从耶稣基督里的灵之律,这律已使我们摆脱了血气的支配!这事成为可能是因为我们的灵人如今已经是一个新造之物,具备上帝的本性,并且圣灵进驻我们里面,于是那同样的复活的大能使我们有能力胜过试探。

作为已得救的基督徒,我们必须当机立断脱离罪的奴役,渴慕并凭着信心活出新生命。我们凭着信心站立在这个真理之上,就是:我们已脱离罪的捆绑,故而我们能够行走在义中!

罗马书6:18 你们既从罪里得了释放,就作了义的奴仆。

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