Jesus came to Earth to sacrifice His life so that we could be free from sin and its generational effects. We were all born sinners (because of Adam’s sin). However, when we made Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, we switched families. We are no longer children of the devil.

  1. When we become born again, we become alive in Him. In other words, we are no longer dead to God (Ephesians 2:1-3, AMP).
    1. People who are not born-again Christians obey demonic influences instead of God.
    2. All of us, at one time, lived sinful lifestyles because we were born with a sinful nature (Psalm 51:5, AMP, Romans 5:12, Romans 3:21-23).
    3. Sin tendencies can last throughout generations. However, God shows mercy on those who love Him and keep His commandments (Exodus 20:5-6, AMP).
    4. Even though we were born into sin, God showed us mercy by giving us Jesus Christ.
      1. Now we can be born again (spiritually).
      2. Because of His mercy, we are now saved by grace. We no longer have to be dominated by iniquity.
      3. We can be completely free of iniquity by aligning our lives with God’s Word (Psalm 119:133, Proverbs 16:6).
  2. Jesus freed us from the dominion of sin and iniquity.
    1. Before He liberated us, sin controlled us, much like lasciviousness can be a stronghold in someone’s life.
    2. The beatings Jesus received left stripes on His back. Those stripes poured out His blood (Isaiah 53:5).
      1. Jesus’ stripes represent healing for our lives.
      2. His bruises represent freedom from sin’s control.
    3. In fact, every place He was injured represents something of significance concerning our deliverance.

Scripture References:

  • Ephesians 2:1-3, AMP
  • Psalm 51:5, AMP
  • Romans 5:12
  • Romans 3:21-23
  • Exodus 20:5-6, AMP
  • Psalm 119:133
  • Proverbs 16:6
  • Isaiah 53:5

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church