Father, we give You thanks for being our God, and we are grateful that we are not, because if it were left up to us, we would come down with the hammer and pronounce everyone guilty of trespassing before proven innocent.
Father, Your Word tells us in Psalm 103:3 that You were to keep a record of our sins, who among us would stand. Help us Father to not judge by the sight of our eyes nor by the sound of our hearing, but to do as Jesus told us to do which is to judge righteousness (John 7:24).
Father, it is written in Your Word that we too were once slaves to sin, for we obeyed that form of doctrine which enslaved us, but now, Father, in our deepest gratitude, we thank You, because we have been set free from sin and have now become slaves to righteousness.
Yes, Father, we admit that until we were set free from that form of doctrine which enslaved us as sinners, we were free in regards to that which was righteous in Your sight.
Father, sin is a reproach to all nations, and when the craving for sin has been satisfied, it will only lead to death.
Father, we thank You, for through the blood atonement of Jesus Christ we have been set free from being slaves to sin, and we have now becomes slaves to You who is our God, for we have the fruit of holiness, and everlasting life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Father, help us to die daily to ‘self’, and to the law which kept us in bondage, for under the law, sin is sin, and if we broke one law, then we broke every law there was to break as far as Your court is concerned.
Father, help us to understand that since we became dead to the law through the blood atonement of Your Son, Jesus Christ, we have now become co-joined with Him (Christ) as co-equal heirs together by Your grace through faith in Christ Jesus.
Father, we confess that when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which came under the curse of the law produced death, but because we have now been delivered from the law, having died to the passions of the flesh which kept us in bondage, we should, therefore, serve in the newness of the Spirit, and not the oldness of the letter of the law.
Father, the law cannot save us from sin, for we find ourselves doing things that we ought not be doing in thought, word, and deed, and Father, the is written in Your Word that our spirit wars against the flesh and the flesh is warring against the spirit day and night and will not let up until we have reached our final destination which to be eternally in Your presence.
Father, save us from ourselves, help us not to judge others, but to discern the evil from the good. Help us to serve You with all our hearts, souls, minds, wills, and emotions, both in the spiritual and natural realms so that souls who need to come to know Jesus will be added to Your Kingdom, for Your eternal glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
The above message was adapted from Romans Chapters 6 – 7 in conjunction with the New King James Version of the Bible.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.