Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Bible instructs us to reckon ourselves as dead unto sin but alive unto God. When you are dead to something it has no more power or influence in your life. So then how do we do this reckoning thing?
To reckon means to consider, take into account, meditate on and it means to determine, purpose and decide. The same word is used in Romans 3:28, “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” We conclude or we reckon, it is the same word from the Greek in both verses. So when we reckon something we conclude something. I have reckoned, concluded and decided I am dead to sin and alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We all, no matter who we are and no matter how great a spiritual show we may put on before the church, have that one thing in our life that seems to continually knock us down, steal our joy and peace and leaves us wondering if we will ever get the victory over that particular issue. I can testify to you today, based on personal experience that we can get the victory over that thing and move past it into the resurrection life available to us in Jesus Christ our Lord. It isn’t always easy but as we remember the price Jesus Christ paid for us on Calvary’s cross and as we meditate upon His death and His love for us we will most assuredly conclude and we will determine and decide that His death was sufficient to pay the price for my problem. Does Jesus need to die some more to deliver me? If Jesus suffers just a little more pain than He already has will that be enough to set me free? No! It is already enough. Reckon yourself dead unto sin and alive unto God.
Meditate on and then determine, purpose and decide Jesus’ death was enough. We are dead unto sin and alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.