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178. No Longer a Sinner // Dead to Sin, Alive to Righteousness

178. No Longer a Sinner // Dead to Sin, Alive to Righteousness

Have you believed the lie that you are “just a sinner.” There are many Christians who believe they are sinners, but God’s Word tells us that our sin has been completely removed and deprived of all power! Tune into this episode so you can hear the good news that you are no longer a sinner but instead you are righteous in the eyes of Christ!

Show Notes:

Bible Verses:

Ephesians 2:1-6: “Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature. By our very nature we were subject to God’s anger, just like everyone else. But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.”

Romans 6:1-23: “Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. We know that 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. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin. And since we died with Christ, we know we will also live with him. We are sure of this because Christ was raised from the dead, and he will never die again. Death no longer has any power over him.  When he died, he died once to break the power of sin. But now that he lives, he lives for the glory of God.  So, you also should consider yourselves to be dead to the power of sin and alive to God through Christ Jesus. Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So, use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God. Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not!  Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life.  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!”

Ephesians 1:3-11 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves. In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.

Ephesians 1:19-23 “and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.  And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”

Ephesians 2:19 “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.”

Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 8:17 “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.”

1 Peter 1:1 “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ. To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia,”

Colossians 1:2 “To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters[a] in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father.”

1 John 3:2 “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.”

1 Peter 2:9 “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

2 Corinthians 5:21 “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Hosea 4:6 “my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”

Topics Discussed:

Sin’s Power is Broken

  • You are not just a sinner.
  • Romans 6:6 says that we are no longer slaves to sin.
  • We are dead to the power of sin and alive to the power of God through Christ Jesus!
  • The power of sin over your life has been defeated!
  • Jesus died on the cross so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.

A New Identity

  • When you accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, our old nature completely dies, and you become a whole new creation.
  • You are blessed with every spiritual blessing.
  • You are co-heirs with Christ.
  • You are holy.
  • You are without fault. You are blameless.
  • You are adopted into the kingdom of God as God’s child.
  • You have received redemption through the blood of Jesus.
  • You have been forgiven.
  • You have been given an inheritance.
  • You have been given the same power that raised Christ from the dead.
  • You have been made a fellow citizen with the saints.
  • You are chosen.
  • Your identity is righteousness!

Renewing Your Mind

  • We must renew our mind so that our mind and heart can catch up with the spirit.
  • The truth is you are a saint. You might not feel it yet, which is why renewing your mind is so important!
  • You have a soul, a spirit and a body.
  • Sinner is no longer your identity! Your identity is righteous!
  • We do not walk in identity based on how we feel or think.
  • We live by the Word of God.
  • We have to be men and women who renew our minds with the Word of God because it does have the final authority.

Powerful Quotes:

“You are not just a sinner!” – Caroline Harries

“The power of sin over your life has been defeated.” – Caroline

“There was purpose to the death of Jesus Christ, and yet, how many of us are not living in that full purpose?” – Caroline

“Living in the identity that Jesus paid for is important!” – Caroline

“You are no longer bound to sin!” – Caroline

“In God’s eyes your identity is blameless.” – Caroline

“Your identity is saint!” – Caroline

“We are completely united with Jesus!” – Caroline

“The same identity Christ has is the same identity you have been given!” – Caroline Harries

“We get to receive, like children, the gift of this beautiful identity.” – Caroline

“How can we not be the most thankful people on Earth when we have a revelation of what happened on the cross?” – Caroline Harries


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