SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Scripture: Romans 5:12-14
In Romans 5:12-14 our condition is described as , “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—For until the law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come.” The process of salvation is a process whereby we first identify our condition as prisoners of sin. We are born in sin and sin rules. That is where the five giants come from found in Numbers 13 and Isaiah 14. That describes the fall of our enemy, the former worship leader of heaven. The five ‘I wills’ are the five giants that rule our life until we say ‘yes’ to Jesus Christ. The reason af-es-is and har-mar-tia are joined together 12 times in the New Testament is that these two words describe the process of how we were incarcerated by sin and then move into freedom. Only the death of Christ and His resurrection could break the bondage of sin and erase all record it. We learn that we were in prison through the sin of Adam but in Christ the prison doors are open. Christ creates a new nature in us and promptly erase all record of failure fostering fearlessness and confidence as sons and daughters of the King!