What does it mean to be saved from sin?

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So someone preached to you, or someone spoke to you about the gospel.

Or maybe you heard it from somewhere, and you believed what you heard about Christ.

Now you are saved.

What exactly does salvation from sin mean? What does it imply for you?

In this article, we will be looking at what exactly salvation from sin means.

What exactly did we do that required salvation?

Salvation generally means that we were under some sort of bondage that someone had to set us free from.

How then did we enter into bondage and how did God save us?

Ephesians 2:1 -2 explains that we were dead in sins and trespasses. That means it was our choices in the direction of the lusts of the flesh that made us sinners.

Ephesians 2:1 -2 And you he made alive, who was once dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.

As human beings that are subject to the influences of men around us, we became sinners because we chose to succumb to the influence around us which vs 3 calls the Spirit at work in the children of disobedience.

Now does this mean that sin was ever a problem with God?

Psalms 103:10 lets us know God never dealt with us according to our sins. Psalms 130:4 tells us that the only thing that we find with God is forgiveness.

Psalms 103:10: He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities.

Psalms 130: 4: But there is forgiveness with you, That you may be feared.

How come sin was a problem for us?

Sin was a problem for us because it was done through unbelief. It was unbelief that separated us from God. Disobedience which is evil is defined by unbelief.

That is the reason why Christ came, so we could believe in him and be reconciled to God.

 By hearing and receiving the gospel, we have been set free from the power that sin had to separate us from God.

To God, obedience means believing the gospel (Romans 10:16). The obedience of faith is believing.

We were saved from the consequences of sin which is spiritual death (Romans 6:23), the condemnation that the consciousness of sin brought, and the bondage we were in because we didn’t see that God is forgiving and compassionate.

Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus has come to give us an understanding of the one true God (1 Jn 5:20), and so we see God clearly as Father and Savior.

In receiving the life of Christ, we have been made alive in Christ Jesus, and we have received forgiveness of sins.

The believer is no longer a slave to sin but to righteousness. The believer is entirely purged from sin by the death and resurrection of Christ (Hebrews 1:3) and he did it once and for all time.

Hebrews 1′:3: who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when He had by himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high...

Jesus is seated when it comes to our sins, and in the actions of Christ we see the actions of God because God was in Christ reconciling us (2 Corinthians 5:19).

You are completely, utterly saved and cleansed from sins. You have been set free from sin and the power of sin.

You no longer are under the influence of sin and the flesh because you have received the Spirit. You have redemption which is forgiveness in Christ. There is no condemnation for you (Romans 8:1).

Romans 8:1: There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh but according to the Spirit..

The devil cannot accuse you before God because God himself is the God that justifies sinners.

What should you do with this?

Study about it. Speak it over yourself. Believe it. That is all God has ever required from us, to believe. Walk in the consciousness of this every day.

Whether you feel like it or not, you are free from sin and the power of sin.

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