Rom 6:1 What, then, shall we declare? That we may be persisting in sin that grace should be increasing?
Shall we park our cars in the lot of sin?
Rom 6:2 May it not be coming to that! We, who died to sin, how shall we still be living in it?
May this not be your reality.
How can anyone who died in his relationship to sin remain in an active relationship of being influenced by it?
Or how can you be influenced by something when you are dead. In Christ, you are a corpse as to who you were.
So can a corpse be enticed?
Sin is not dead. But our relationship to it is!
Rom 6:3 Or are you ignorant that whoever are baptized into Christ Jesus, are baptized into His death?
If you were baptized into Chris you were baptized into the entire death process which He suffered.
Rom 6:4 We, then, were entombed together with Him through baptism into death, that, even as Christ was roused from among the dead through the glory of the Father, thus we also should be walking in newness of life.”
Only the dead person entombed can enjoy the privilege of being raised up.
Rom 6:5 For if we have become planted together in the likeness of His death, nevertheless we shall be of the resurrection also,
When we you experienced becoming planted and grown together in His death process, then we can you experience the process of being grown together in His upstanding or resurrection. Have you experienced it?
Rom 6:6 knowing this, that our old humanity (decrepit, cane walking, toothless, nursing home humanity) was crucified together with Him, that the body of Sin may be nullified, for us by no means to be still slaving for Sin,
Our” old in age and decrepit humanity” was co crucified with Him on the so that the body or engine which generates sin became nonfunctional and non-operational
This decaying, ancient, cane walking, toothless, nursing home, humanity in Romans is called the sinful nature.
Every person has this crumbling and run-down humanity intact within them.
When the sperm and the egg unite, they automatically form this 120 year old man deep inside the embryo.
This humanity is also called “the engine which creates and produces nonstop sin.”
This is why the world is so messed up. It’s full of billions of people who can do nothing else but sin, because of the engine which they possess, which generates sin in them.
The cross which the person becomes co crucified on, is the monkey wrench thrown into this engine which breaks it down, and causes it to immediately stop working.
No other “so called” religion can do that.
Has your sin producing engine been destroyed?
At the moment that a person becomes born again, the sin producing motor suspends its operations, and the person becomes free from being coerced by it.
At that instant that this engine stops, a new one automatically becomes formed.
it’s a brand spanking new motor outfitted to produce a type of life which is eternal in nature.
This is truly what the forgiveness of sin means.
To have your sins forgiven, means that this once active sin producing device has been destroyed and that a new one which can generate eternal life has been positioned in you.
Now you are ready to live forever because of your eternal life generating appliance.
This device is called Christ Jesus.
Has your old engine been destroyed? Or is it busily humming away?
Have you purchased your monkey wrench today? You can find it in a store called “The Cross of Christ.” Don’t go home without it.
If you die today, unexpectedly, will you find yourself with a sin producing or an eternal life producing engine?
What is under your hood?
Rom 6:10 for in that He died, He died to Sin once (epaphax) for all time, yet in that He is living, He is living to God.”
Epaphax. Done at once, only one time needed, all that is needed to pay for sin is done one time and at one instance, with no need to ever repeat it.
Rom 6:11 Thus you also, be reckoning yourselves to be dead, indeed, to Sin, yet living to God in Christ Jesus, our Lord.”
As to your reality then account yourself to be totally and completely freed from sin, but living moreover to God at this very instant.