But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:22-23
Today, we celebrate the birthday of America, and her INDEPENDENCE, or the FREEDOM from the control of another. We, as a nation received with that freedom, the right to form our own government and laws, and to WORK, FIGHT and STRIVE to become a GREAT NATION, the MOST FREE of ALL the nations on earth, which we ARE today. And for that I am FOREVER GREATFUL.
In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the TRUE BELIEVERS in Rome, he tells them that they were once SLAVES to SIN, and FREE from the control of RIGHTEOUSNESS. Then he asks: “What benefit did you reap at that time from the things that you are NOW ashamed of? Those things result in DEATH!” (Rom. 6:20-21) Paul was referring to a SPIRITUAL DEATH, which leads to an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. Are you still a SLAVE to SIN? Are you facing a SPIRITUAL DEATH with an ETERNITY in HELL?
Paul tells the TRUE BELIEVERS that they have been SET FREE from their sins, and have become ENSLAVED to God and HOLINESS and RIGHTEOUSNESS, which leads to an ETERNAL LIFE in HEAVEN, with ALL its BLESSINGS. Remember, being a SLAVE to SIN brings DEATH, but being a SLAVE to GOD, brings LIFE. For the wages, what you will reap, of sin is DEATH, but the GIFT of God is ETERNAL LIFE in JESUS CHRIST our LORD!
So, if you are still a SLAVE to SIN, and headed for a SPIRITUAL DEATH, which will lead you to an ETERNITY in HELL, with ALL its HORRORS, you NEED to KNOW that GOD has a plan for SETTING YOU FREE. And that is for YOU to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. You MUST BELIEVE with ALL your HEART, that Jesus DIED for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then CONFESS your sins to Him and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. And then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and be SET FREE from your SINS, and spend your ETERNITY in HEAVEN. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!