Declare your independence from sin! Many countries in the world celebrate an independence day, when their country became independent from a country that used to rule over them.
As Christians, we can celebrate a different kind of independence freedom from sin. Before we accepted Christ, we were ruled by our sins. The Bible says we were dead in our sins — but now we are alive in Christ. Just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Sin is no longer master over you if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. We have a new ruler who is Jesus Christ the King of kings and the Lord of lords. Jesus Christ is greater than all the rulers of this earth, and He is greater than your sin and my sin. Sin is to choose to disobey the law of God and to do what is wrong. You no longer need to be the slave to sin; God give you victory in Jesus Christ.
So declare and proclaim that sin no longer is master over you. If you are tempted to sin, ask God to help you turn away from that temptation by the power of Gods Holy Spirit. Greater is Christ who is in you than all the powers of this world. You and I have victory in Jesus Christ.
So, this week, let us pray that God will
- Help you resist temptation to sin
- Protect and care for the staff and volunteers of you organizations
- Cause people from every nation on earth to declare their independence from the reign of sin and to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ
THANK YOU so much for your prayers. God loves you so very, very much. He knows every hair on your head and He has loved you from the beginning of time.
May God bless you.