“Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)
To be dead to something is to be unresponsive to it. When it calls, you don’t pick up. When it solicits your attention, you refuse to buy what it sells. You are dead to it and it is dead to you. On the contrary, to be alive to something is to be responsive to it, alert and engaged, ready to do whatever it needs you to do. You are alive to it and it is alive to you. As born again believers, we are to be dead to sin and alive to righteousness. We are to be responsive to the Holy Spirit and ready to do whatever the Lord instructs us to do. If we are trying to be alive both to the things of God and the things of our flesh, we will quickly discover that it is impossible. Sin is like a powerful vacuum. If we get close enough to it, it will suck us all the way in. It doesn’t take sides, it comes to take over. We must make a conscience decision to believe what the word of God says. Even when we have those sinful areas that seem to be alive in our lives, we must still declare by faith, “Lord You said in Your word that Jesus bore my sins in His own body on the tree. I do not have to live another day responding to whatever my flesh wants to do. I am Your daughter and You said that I am dead to sin and alive to righteousness! I thank You that no matter how I feel, no matter how it looks, no matter what I have done in the past, I choose to believe Your word. I am alive to You.”
It will take your declaration of faith and your commitment to walk each day as though God’s word is your reality, and you will gradually see that those sins that you were alive to before, you are alive to no more. Be alive to things of God. Respond to His Holy Spirit. Do what He is beckoning you to do. Obey His Word. Take the plunge into a life of faith. Stay ready for His soon return!
Prayer: Father God, thank You for Your mercy and compassion. Thank You for Your truth. Forgive me if I have lived alive to sin and unresponsive to You. I respond to You now and I receive Your truth in my heart. I declare by faith that because of the sacrifice of Jesus, I am dead to sin and alive to righteousness. Cause me to grow in grace and in the knowledge of You Lord. In Jesus Name, Amen.
15 thoughts on “Dead to Sin and Alive to God”
Thank father God for your love and compassion I’m very greatful to know that You take away my sins i don’t have to be a slave of my sins anymore,i know that I’m dead to sin alive with righteousness sin don’t have no power over us, all glory belong to Jesus.Amen
In Jesus Name Amen!
Thank you Father God for all the good and bad things that’s happening in my life that’s going to change me… Thanks for waking me my children and families and friends up this beautiful morning.Amen
Hallelujah Thank you God for delivering your devotion and words growing and grace of God and Jesus name Amen
Yes i am redeemed by the blood of Jesus. I am healed my mind my body. Praise Jesus. I am a child of the most high my lord my savior
To me it was kind of scary on the thought of dying to sin you have made it so clear to me,thank you DOTK Ministry. You make it so clear to me every thing i read from the devotionals gives me a new outlook spiritually.I thank God for you,i pray for your furtherance in JESUS NAME💃💃
If it wasn’t for what Jesus did on the cross we would all be bound for he’ll. I thank God for his son and for DOTK. #thecrossthecrossthecross
Another verse came to mind as I was mediating on this devotional.. Romans 7:15-20. God knows that we are sinful but he gave us his son to cleanse us of all unrighteousness.
Thank you God!
Holy Spirit have your way in me. I’m not where I should be, but thank you Lord that I’m not where I used to be..I love you Jesus ♡
Amen Lynne! Thank you Holy Spirit for the continuing work you do in us, moulding and refining us to become the women you have mad us to be Lord. We are works in progress and may your hand forever guide us on the path you have set out for each of us. I love you too Jesus, thank you for sisters in Christ, in your merciful name, Amen 🙌🏼
Thank you Good Good Father. You pour out a measure of faith in us. May my Sisters in Christ have faith to please you and that our Faith shine in this world and it be declared of us, too:
Romans 1:8 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
Thank you Lord for this wonderful message. Bless each reader of this message with Faith that’s pleasing in your sight. IJN
Hallelujah ❗💃🙌🎁🎉💝In YOUR BLOOD I am PROUD to say ALL my sins and guilty stains are COMPETELY WASHED AWAY ❗🆓🎈💯THANK YOU SWEET 😘JESUS🏆DOTK👑📝🌷🌹💐I LOVE Y’ALL ❗😘🌞🌞†📖💡🏃🏃🏃WE CALL to dead hearts COME ALIVE ❗🌟👏🙏🙏🙏IN the MIGHTY NAME,of JESUS💪💜💪AMEN..and AMEN❗💥🔥🙋🙌🙌🙌🙏🙏🙏💕💓💖
Thank you Lord that I am the righteousness of God , through Christ Jesus which enables me to be dead to sin and alive to your rightness . Through the Holy Spirit in me I will be obedient to God’s word and live a life acceptable to him. Amen…
Thank You, are heavenly Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.