And you were dead in your trespasses and sins– Ephesians 2:1(NASB)
“Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected.”- Jonathan Edwards
Sin had us in a state of deadness. Our trespasses and iniquities held us captive. As Paul wrote in the New Testament, we were “slaves to sin.” Sin prohibited any ability to truly live. We could see any way out of the grasp of sin. Its stronghold had us blinded. It blocked any sign of light from penetrating into our dark dwelling place.
God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins
– Colossians 2:13 (NIV)
God set us free. He freed us from guilt by grace. He freed us from shame with salvation. He freed us from pressure with perfection.
He set us free.
He set us free without condemnation. He set us free with forgiveness. He set us free through the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God.
No Longer Dead But Alive with Christ
By freeing us from sin, He made us “alive with Christ” (Col. 2:13). He took us from one state of being (dead) and led us to another state of being (alive). He freed us that we might have life and life more abundantly (John 10:10). We have that abundant life in and with Christ Jesus. He’s the reason we are free, but He’s also our Redeemer.
Suffer No More
He freed us, but He wants us to live like Christ. He saved us, but He desires us to follow the example of His Son. He set us free so that we might not suffer any longer.
Live today fully liberated by the might work of the Lord’s saving power.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. – Romans 6:11 (ESV)