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Sin Shall Not Have Dominion

Matthew 1:21: And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

Saving His people from their sins means much more than simply saving them from the penalty of sin and taking them to heaven some day. It means saving them from many things even in this life.

He saves us from who we were.
He forgives our sin and replaces it with Jesus* righteousness.
He wants us to stop sinning and helps us do that.
He gives us a way to drive the tempter away.
He gives us things to do instead of sinning.
He gives us a hatred for sin in others and ourselves and gives us a desire to stop sinning.
He shows us that our flesh is wretched, gives us an aversion to sin and provides the Saviour.
He makes it possible for us to keep our sinful flesh under control.
He commands us not to let sin reign in our mortal bodies and promises that it shall not have dominion over us.
He provides a way to forgiveness when our sin keeps us from a holy walk with Him.
He tells us to reckon ourselves dead unto sin but alive unto God.
He wants us to forget our sin and lay it aside.

He saves us from who we were

2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

He forgives our sin and replaces it with Jesus* righteousness

Colossians 1:14: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Jeremiah 31:34: And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

Psalms 103:12: As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

Isaiah 38:17: Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

2 Corinthians 5:21: For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

He wants us to stop sinning and helps us do that

John 8:11: She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

Romans 6:6: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

Romans 6:13: Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

1 Corinthians 10:13: There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

He gives us a way to drive the tempter away

James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

He gives us things to do instead of sinning

Ephesians 2:10: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Titus 2:14: Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Psalms 40:2: He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

He gives us a hatred for sin in others and ourselves and gives us a desire to stop sinning

Psalm 119:53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake Thy law.

Romans 7:15: For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.

He shows us that our flesh is wretched, gives us an aversion to sin and provides the Saviour

Romans 7:18-19, 24-25: For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. . . . 24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

He makes it possible for us to keep our sinful flesh under control

Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

1 Corinthians 9:27: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

He commands us not to let sin reign in our mortal bodies and promises that it shall not have dominion over us

Romans 6:12, 14: Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. . . . 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

He provides a way to forgiveness when our sin keeps us from a holy walk with Him

Isaiah 59:2: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

1 John 1:6-9: If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

He tells us to reckon ourselves dead unto sin but alive unto God

Romans 6:11: Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

He wants us to forget our sin and lay it aside.

Philippians 3:13: Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:1: Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

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