Crooked Finger (crookedfingers) wrote,
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from slaves of Sin to Slaves of God

I was thinking that in writing about being awakened by the Holy Spirit one not only is awaken to see his or her sinfulness, but also the reality that the Lord Jesus died for ones sins. We are awakened by the Holy Spirit so that we will come to the Lord Jesus in repentance and a determination to no longer walk in the ways of sin, but to walk in obedience to the Lord. We are not awaken to Reality or Reality has awaken us, but we have come under conviction of sin and now in the power of the Holy Spirit we turn away from a life of sin to now seek to walk in holiness.

We read in the Epistle to the Romans (New Testament) "But God be thanked that through you were slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine to which you were delivered. And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness. For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life, in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:17-23

Come, Holy Ghost, all-quickening fire,
Come, and in my delight to rest;
Drawn by the lure of strong desire,
O come and consecrate my breast;
The temple of my soul prepare,
And fix Thy sacred presence there.

If now Thy influence I feel,
If now in Thee begin to live,
Still to my heart Thyself reveal,
Give me Thyself, for ever give;
A point my god, a drop my store,
Eager I ask, I pant for more.

My peace, my life, my comfort Thou,
My treasure and my all Thou art;
True witness of my sonship, now
Engraving pardon on my heart,
Seal of my sin in Christ forgiven,
Earnest of love, and pledge of Heaven.

Come, then, my God, mark out Thine heir;
Of Heaven a larger earnest give;
With clearer light Thy witness bear,
More sensibly within me live;
Let all my powers Thine entrance feel
And deeper stamp Thyself the seal.

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/c/o/m/h/comhogho.htm

"But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you" Romans 8:11
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