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Our theme for the next couple weeks is “The Seven Deadly Sins.”
These seven sins are inward attitudes that affect character as well as conduct.
Through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be delivered from the seven deadly sins.
Today we are talking about The Deliverer from Sin.
Romans 7 pictures the tragic failure and disappointment of a believer who tries to find peace of heart through human effort to keep the holy law of God.
Paul would declare that he who seeks to overcome the seven deadly sins in willpower and human effort alone will experience the despair of one who finds a fatal flaw within that produces repeated failure.
There are two powers that would claim the right to rule in the heart of man.
Paul described these as “flesh” and “spirit.”
By the term flesh he was referring to our human nature, which is defiled by sin.
It is that portion of ourselves that remains unregenerate and does not experience the new birth.
It is part of our human nature that provides a bridgehead for sin.
It is the inward tendency that we all have to drift downward rather than to move upward.
When Paul spoke of the Spirit, he was speaking of the indwelling Holy Spirit, who comes to live within the believer at the moment of conversion and makes it possible for the child of God to grow in Christlikeness.
Romans 7 describes the pain and disappointment, the failure and despair of one who tries to live a Christian life without a conscious dependence on Christ and the filling of the Holy Spirit.
Yielding to the unregenerate nature described as “flesh” is the road to ruin.
Recognising and responding to “the Spirit” is the road to life and peace.
Romans 8 begins with “no condemnation” and closes with “no separation.”
The contents of Romans 8 declare that there need be no defeat in the Christian life.
However, it should be recognised that Christian victory over the seven deadly sins is not automatic and inevitable.
We must accept responsibility for our spiritual response to the indwelling Spirit.
Romans 8 contains twenty references to the person and work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.
It is through this living, present power of the Holy Spirit that we are to be delivered from the tyranny of sin.
From Romans 7 into Romans 8 we move from the prostration of defeat to the promise of victory.
We move from spiritual depression to spiritual delight.
We move from a sigh to a song.
The indwelling Holy Spirit makes possible spiritual victory and high ethical conduct that reflects the grace and the glory of God.
Until next time
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