Romans 6: 14 ——– For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
When God created Adam, he was perfect as he had the nature of God in him. The moment he disobeyed, he became a sinner and through him we are made sinners. We were born sinners because of Adam’s disobedience. The factor that causes us to sin is very prevalent in our lives, so God send His Son Jesus to die for us.
Why did Jesus have to die? Could not God save us without the death of Jesus? The wages of sin is death, but Jesus committed no sin. But Jesus died our death. With Jesus we died as well, and when God raised Jesus from the dead we too were raised. When we are raised from the dead we are born again through Christ Jesus.
For a person to be a sinner all one has to do is to be born into this world. However if a person wants to be righteous, all they have to do is be born again. Then they have the nature of God.
According to Verse 14 sin cannot have dominion over us because by accepting Jesus as our Saviour, we are under grace not the law.
Under law we will find ourselves failing because no human can keep the law. Jesus keeps the law on our behalf and because of which we are no longer under the law but under grace.
Romans 6:16 ———- Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?
When we are born into this world we have two choices – we are born in sin and have a choice to continue this way with Satan as our master or we can believe that Jesus died for us on the cross and live with Jesus as our master obeying His Word.
If we choose to obey the old master Satan, we go back to the sinful life and we are servants of sin. If we are born again, with obedience to Jesus we become the servant of righteousness.
The choice is ours to make – Whoever you are, whatever your struggles and temptations may be; sweet victory is yours for the taking.
All you need do is appreciate, appropriate and act upon what already belongs to you in the person of Jesus Christ. You are guaranteed success in whatever battle you may be fighting, not because you are sufficient for the battle—you are not!—but because there are massively powerful provisions at your fingertips, in Christ.