For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord...Romans 6:23
God's original plan for man right from creation was for man to live for ever, every other creation of God were created in their own image, But man was made in the image and the likeness of God, with this image man was supposed to live for ever because there is no death in God.
Man consciously decided to quit that realms the day he disobeyed God instructions in the garden of eden, the disobedience of man introduced sin to the world and death started to reign.
The arrival of sin was the departure of God's glory,and the source of death is sin, death is the penalty for sin, God said to Adam in the garden, eat of all the tree in the garden but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shall not eat for the day you eat of this tree thou shall surely die.
The whole universe is twisted and frustrated because of sin, everywhere in world people are recording death both young and old, and most of this death are untimely, this is what the disobedience of one man has brought to the world.
Death is the separation from the light and life of God, whenever you are separated from the life of God, you will become a victim in life, before the fall of Adam, he was a member of God's class of life until he was separated.
HOW TO OVERCOME SIN AND DEATH
- According to our text today, for the wages of sin is death, but the gift God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord..(Romans 6:23)*
The first and only way to get rid of death is to receive the free gift of God which is Jesus Christ, because life is in Jesus.
To have Jesus you must believe, believed system is a righteous system, righteousness is believed not acting, your reigning in life is the function of what you believed.
To have Christ is to have life, and to have Adam is to have death.
After the fall of Adam,he was no longer in the likeness of God, a careful check at the scripture you discover that Adam began to produce children after his own likeness and no longer in the likeness of God.
So it is only at new birth, that is to be born again that you can have back the image and the likeness of God, because Jesus obeyed God to the last point, sin was not found in him, He was hundred percent righteous, but He decided to took upon Himself our sins both past,present, and the future that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
Jesus took our place in death by taking the appointment in our place, the cross is the symbol of authority, Jesus paid the price for sin and ended sin problem, Jesus wipe out,cancel and remove sin.
Jesus removed sin by the sacrifice of His own life.(John 1:29)
Death has been dethrone, Jesus came to undid what Adam did.
Whenever we receive Christ, we received His dead, burial, and resurrection, (Romans 6:10-11)
Born again is a death experience to sin and alive unto God.
- The reign of dead is over*
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