Abiding Above - December 6, 2013

How To Overcome Destructive Habits-Part 3

December 6, 2013

To overcome a destructive habit my friend, I want to encourage you to engraft from the Bible, Romans chapters 6 & 8. You need to memorize and meditate on God’s Holy Word. What does engraft mean? It means to make God’s Word a living extension of your life so it can produce spiritual fruit.

For example Romans 6:11  – says, “Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

My friend, if you are a child of God, a Christian, the Apostle Paul is saying for you to consider and to picture yourself dead to sin!

You might ask, “When did I die to sin?” When you became a Christian. You see, you shared in Christ’s past achievements. We see this clearly in the Bible. Notice the word “with” in these verses.

Galatians 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”

Romans 6:4 “Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.”

Colossians 3:1 – “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.”

My friend, right now, look at your destructive habit and say, I am dead to that. That was crucified on the cross with Christ.

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