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Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Deliverance

Freedom :The breath of life ....what this word means to you?

This blog is based on Romans 6 that is read in accordance with the Revived by His Word initiative of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


"And,having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness." Rom. 6: 18


I've always seen a link between Deuteronomy 5: 15 and Romans 6 as both deal with the issue of deliverance, and that deliverance being the basis of our allegiance to God. "And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day," (Deut. 5: 15). This was the deliverance from Egypt. Romans 6: 18 deals with the real issue - deliverance from sin!




Note also that whereas Deut. 5: 15 has been used to suggest that the Sabbath is exclusively for the Jews, Romans 6 tells why that isn't so. Instead, we have an even bigger reason to give God our allegiance. Hallelujah!


Captured below is the general sense of Romans 6 that I have been impressed. Be blessed:


So we're not refused because we sin, but we're neither kept in it;
SIN MUST CEASE without and within, and before we die in it
But praise the Lord, it's not all up to us; we don't each must find our way
Why, Jesus came to deliver us and with His life our ransom He did pay
And now we're freed we'll no longer live as those once bound by sin
No, Jesus died the best gift to give, and now He lives within


Amen.


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