This is one (1) of seven (7) things we will explore that Jesus accomplished on the cross.
Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Because of the death and resurrection of Jesus we are now no longer slaves to sin. Prior to that we were under the power and control of sin. As a result, Paul said in Romans 7:21: “when I would do good, evil is present with me.” What Paul experienced as a slave to sin was that he had good or righteous intentions, but ended up doing what was against the will of God. If you have lived a life of sin for a while you should be able to relate with what Paul was saying. I was there too. That happened because we were under the power of sin and the reason why sin had dominion over us, according to Ephesians 2:3 is because the spirit or nature of the prince of the power of the air (Satan) worketh in us. However, when Jesus died and was resurrected He made provision for every person who receives him as their Lord and Saviour to be no longer a slave to sin. That is something to be excited about.
To be no longer slaves to sin we have to be transported from the Kingdom of Darkness into the Kingdom of God and that requires us to be born again. John 3:5 says “except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” When we are born again, God gives us His nature or spirit, which gives us power over sin. The main take away from that is that Jesus Christ made provision for you to be no more a slave to sin. If you are a Christian, you do not have to sin. If you are an unsaved person who is regretful of your life of sin, you do not have to live that way anymore. Jesus made the difference.
Life Application: Exercise power over sin by being born again and live life according to the direction of the Spirit of the Living God.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for dying on the cross and for forgiving me of my sins. Thank you for sending Jesus so I do not have to live a life of sin. In Jesus name, amen.