“13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses,” Colossians 2:13 KJV
“6Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. 7For he that is dead is freed from sin.” Romans 6:6-7 KJV
“10For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.” Romans 6:10 KJV
“18Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” Romans 6:18 KJV
“22But not being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.” Romans 6:22 KJV
“13Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear son (or Son of His love).” Colossians 1:13 KJV
I have chosen to include these verses from Romans along with the two in Colossians because they are all talking about the same death our Lord Jesus died, and we with Him. He accomplished all that needed to be accomplished and has set us free from the dominion of sin.
One of the biggest problems we face as believers is to really believe the Word. These words about what the Lord has accomplished are echoed throughout the books of the New Testament Letters. It seemed to be a problem with the first-century church as well. Receiving sinlessness in the face of blatant “I am not that, Lord knows!” sounds like embracing a lie. It is instead, embracing His truth.
We tend to live now like we lived before, only cleaned up a bit. Our prayers still overwhelmingly occupied with our shortcomings. How different our lives would be if we would believe what He said, embrace it as truth, and live in that light. Our entire life in Him will change and will be released into that place we already have as an inheritance in Him. His sinlessness for our obvious lack as a daily exchange, then realizing its truth and being released into living in Him in power and in Spirit.
He really did say, “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:17 KJV. Truth!
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for all you have accomplished for and in us, and thank you for turning our attention to its reality. May our today be spent in thanksgiving and praise – You have done it all! It really is true!