“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? — For he who died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord”. ROMANS 6:1-2, 7-11
As Christians we must consider ourselves dead to sin, not to be control by the love of sin, and its ruling power. We must not allow sin to reign in our mortal body, we must put to death; fornication, uncleanness’, passion, evil desires, hatred, anger, wrath, covetousness and corruption, and put on Christ Jesus. “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God” 1 John3:9
If indeed you have given your life to Christ, you will hate sin, because God hate sin. If you do not hate sin you have not genuinely given your heart to Jesus. You still love the world; the love of the Father is not in you. “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world- the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life- is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever” 1 John2:15-17
Its time you rise up and live who you are as a Christian- you are recreated in righteousness and in holiness. You are made in God’s image.” for sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace”. But as many as received Him to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1: 12, 13
You are the light of the world, the salt of the earth, a city that is set on a hill that cannot be hidden. You are born from above, therefore you are above all.
”If then you were raised with Christ seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth” Col 3:1-2
Live this Christian life. Be an example of a believer.
If you have not giving your life to Christ Jesus, sin will continue to dominate over you and with sin comes death. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”.
If you want to be free from sin and death, just pray this prayer, believe it in your heart and confess with your month you shall be saved (Rom 10-9-10).
LORD JESUS CHRIST, I CONFESS YOU AS MY LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOUR.
I BELIEVE YOU DIED AND ROSE AGAIN FOR MY SALVATION.
LORD JESUS, COME INTO MY HEART, FORGIVE ME MY SINS AND CLEANSE ME WITH YOUR BLOOD. I RECEIVE ETERNAL LIFE INTO MY SPIRIT
THANK YOU JESUS FOR SAVING ME. AM NOW A CITIZEN OF HEAVEN (AMEN)