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Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Since we have been united with him in his death, we will also be raised to life as he was. We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.
¿O no sabéis que todos los que hemos sido bautizados en Cristo Jesús, hemos sido bautizados en su muerte? Por tanto, hemos sido sepultados con El por medio del bautismo para muerte, a fin de que como Cristo resucitó de entre los muertos por la gloria del Padre, así también nosotros andemos en novedad de vida. Porque si hemos sido unidos a El en la semejanza de su muerte, ciertamente lo seremos también en la semejanza de su resurrección, sabiendo esto, que nuestro viejo hombre fue crucificado con El , para que nuestro cuerpo de pecado fuera destruido, a fin de que ya no seamos esclavos del pecado;
We are not dead…we are alive because Jesus is alive. So why do some of us live as though we are dead? Sin doesn’t live with or in us, and sin is death. Be renewed today. Ask Jesus for that renewal and be prepared to live.
I apologize that I have not been posting daily. First, I must ask your prayers in that we are in stress on how to go about adopting my Grandson Elijah. It is looking as if I may have to travel back to Missouri for some time. I need God’s affirmation and I know with your prayers, He will answer.
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Now on with this blog post:
When you were slaves to sin, you were free from doing what God approves of. What did you gain by doing those things? You’re ashamed of what you used to do because it ended in death. Now you have been freed from sin and have become God’s slaves. This results in a holy life and, finally, in everlasting life. The payment for sin is death, but the gift that God freely gives is everlasting life found in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Porque cuando erais esclavos del pecado, libres erais de la justicia. ¿Qué fruto teníais entonces en aquellas cosas de las que ahora os avergonzáis? Porque el fin de ellas es muerte. Mas ahora, libertados del pecado, y hechos siervos de Dios, tenéis por vuestro fruto la santidad, y por fin la vida eterna. Porque la paga del pecado es muerte; mas el don de Dios es vida eterna en Cristo Jesús Señor nuestro
No matter what, we are slaves to something. Are you a slave to sin or God? By being a slave to God, He gives us freedom. This may sound like a contradiction, but God’s ways are way beyond ours. Are you saved from that sinful past? Have you recognized that God loves you and wants you in His arms? If the answer is no, now is the time. Just ask and He will give; just knock and he will open. Death does not have to be a fear or reign anymore–Jesus Christ defeated it!