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Romans 6:8-14 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. 10 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. 11 Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. 13 And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

How do you receive this power of God?  If we look at the resurrection of Christ, there are two things happened, He died for sin and rose again for righteousness through the Power of the Holy Spirit to live for God. Likewise, when we are born of God, we die for sin and live for God through Christ.  We die for sin or the redemption from slavery of sin is a process of dying to sin and redeemed to be slaves of righteousness is a process living for God through Christ. Both of this takes place at the same time but with a process to undergo.  What is this process? It is the work of the Holy Spirit. The first work that Jesus mentioned about the work of the Holy Spirit is the conviction of sin (John 16:8). Anyone who is going through this process will undergo a deep conviction of sins they have committed.  When the convictions fall, the blood of Jesus Christ is there for the atonement of ALL sins that a man or woman committed until that date of repentance. This process could come with restoration and or restitution (Like Zacchaeus). Once this process is done then the next stage is the conviction of righteousness. This is where the resurrection or live again in the newness of life begins that is becoming slaves of righteousness to live for God through Christ.  This is the born again process in our life is through the Holy Spirit in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and according to the will of God.  Contd…

 

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