WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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90 Day Challenge Series: Breaking Barriers
“A Time To Remove The Limits In Our Lives”
Day 65: Monday, December 6
Slave Is To Sin
Topic: In This 90 Day Challenge The Chains Of Sin Will Be Broken.
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.
John 8:34 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
2 Corinthians 5-9
John 8:34 (NIV) – 34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
John 8:34 (MSG) – 34 Jesus said, “I tell you most solemnly that anyone who chooses a life of sin is trapped in a dead-end life
John 8:34 (NLT) – 34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin.
Thoughts of Devotion:
Slavery to sin is one of the saddest conditions in which human beings can find themselves. Many people today are bound by strong spiritual bonds without being able to free themselves from their chains. They end up being slaves to their own sins! In Romans 6:16 he declares this truth to us, “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?” These bonds of sin sadly drive a person to obey his own lusts and lusts with a very sad end.
The force of sin when it is released without restraint is dangerous. It is a future of suffering and regret! The end of those who are bound by it is certain death. I wonder, what way out will there be for the one who is bound by it? In Romans 6:23 he gives us a word of warning, but at the same time encouraging, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” The consequence of being enslaved to sin is serious, but there is a way out! Jesus has given us an open door to step out of the clutches of sin and experience true freedom in Him.
There is only one hope of getting out of the slavery of sin, Jesus Christ! He alone has the power to break all ties with the enemy and make us completely free in Him. To be free from all sin, whatever it may be, is a unique experience! As believers in this 90 Day Challenge we do not have to live enslaved by any chain of the enemy. We have the One who has promised us freedom from the empire of sin. Today we just have to cry out to Him and implore His power to maintain victory in our lives. Let us remember that the slavery of sin only has a place in our past, since we are free in Christ today!
Romans 6:16 (NKJV) – Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
2 Peter 2:19 (NKJV) – 19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of [a]corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.
Romans 6:17 (NKJV) – 17 17 But God be thanked that though you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered.
Romans 6:19 (NKJV) – 19 I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
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