Free from Sin
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. – Psalm 51: 12 (KJV) This request of David comes at the tail end of a major mistake in his
He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. –
But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.” – Luke 13: 12 In the crowd of those at the synagogue who were
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8: 2
Sin is what separates us from oneness and likeness with God. That’s why being saved from sin is so huge. When we are saved and set free from sin through the death of Jesus, we can then be reconciled and restored to God. At this point, we become sons and daughters instead of sinners and debtors.
What, then, does it mean to be saved from sin, especially since those of us who have been saved from sin continue to commit sin? A saved person is one who has been delivered or rescued from the: (1) Position of sin. A saved person no longer has the status of sinner before God. (John 1: 12; Romans 8: 1); (2) Practice of sin. A saved person is one who may actually commit sin, but is not in the practice of sin. (1 John 3: 9-10); (3) Penalty of sin. A saved person will not experience eternal death which is the penalty of sin. Instead, they will spend eternity with Christ in heaven. (John 3: 16); and (4) Power of sin. A saved person is tempted just as others are. However, when they stand behind the cross and plead the blood of Jesus, sin loses its power over them. (1 Corinthians 10: 13)
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we’re free at last!