Every Christian should know their sins are forgiven, but the root of our ‘sins’ is fallen Adamic ‘Sin-nature’ in our flesh. Every person born can’t help but sin, it’s our nature. This is because we are born in bondage to the ‘power of Sin.’ “Sin” in the singular is the ‘Sin nature,’ from which all acts of sin are produced. This is the very nature of the Serpent whose words were received by Adam and Eve rejecting God and believing him. ‘Sin’ has passed onto Adam’s lineage, making us ‘Slaves’ to the Serpentine ‘Sin nature.’
20When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the control of righteousness. (Rom 6:20 (NIV)
1 … you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to ‘the prince of the power of the air (Satan),’ of the (Sin) spirit that is now working IN the sons of disobedience. 3Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts (desires) of our flesh, indulging the desires of The Flesh and of the Mind, and were By Nature Children of Wrath, even as the rest. (Eph 2:1-3 (NASB)
3God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh… condemned SIN IN THE FLESH (Rom 8:3, see Jn 3:14).
17Now then it is no more I that do it, but Sin that Dwelleth IN Me. 23… I see another law In My Members (my body)… bringing me into captivity to the Law (operative nature) of Sin Which Is IN My Members (Rom 7:17, 23).
So, “Sin” dwells “IN the Flesh” of all men, including believers until their body dies or is exchanged at their Rapture to heaven. Jesus said, “Whosoever committeth sin is the servant (Gk., doulos, slave) of sin. (Jn 8:34) All of mankind needed to be freed the dominion of the Satanic Sin-Nature, so the Lord ‘Redeemed’ us.
1) He Redeemed us from the dominion of “Sin in the flesh,” and from Sin’s result, the required death payment.
2) He Redeemed us from “the curse of ‘the Law,” which is “the power Sin,” even in Christians (1Cor 15:56).
Biblical “Redemption” involves deliverance from ‘bondage to Sin,’ as its ‘slaves.’ Our Redemption is from the dominion and ‘the power of Sin,” and also from the death penalty that was due us for our acts of sinning. Our Redemption is based upon Christ’s ‘payment of the price… as our ‘Redeemer.’ The “redeemed” believer has freedom, ‘purchased liberty’ (i.e., the Greek, exagorazo), through Christ’s shed blood.
18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: (1 Peter 1:18-19) 9… Thou (Jesus) Wast Slain, And Hast Redeemed Us To God… (Rev 5:9). 20 You were Bought With a Price [purchased with a preciousness and paid for…… (1Cor 6:20 (AMP)
There is a persistent dilemma for Christians who still try to live… “Under the Law.”
Paul writes of its danger for Christians: 56b…the strength (Gk., dunamis, power) of Sin is The Law. (1Cor 15:56b)
10For as many as are of The Works Of The Law are Under the Curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in ALL Things which are written in the book of ‘The Law’ to DO Them… (Galatians 3:10).
The good news of Paul’s “gospel of the grace of God” is that; 13Christ purchased our freedom [redeeming us] from ‘the curse of The Law’… (Gal 3:13 (AMP), thus, 14Sin shall not have dominion over you: for (because) Ye Are NOT Under The Law, but under GRACE. (Rom 6:14). We are “Redeemed from The Curse of The Law” (Gal. 3:13) by Christ’s death of the cross 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and (He) took it (the Law) out of the way, nailing it to his cross (Col 2:14).
As believers in Christ’s cross have been “redeemed” from “the Law” that gives power to the ‘Sin-nature’ that had “dominion” over us (Rom 5:20a). Believers during today’s “dispensation of the grace of God” are free from all external “Laws.” 14…Ye Are Not Under The Law… (Rom 6:14). 13(For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed (counted) when there is no law. (Rom 5:13) NOW… 15…where no law is, there is no transgression. (Rom 4:15)
We are “crucified with Christ.” Being dead, we are free from the Power & Dominion of Sin (yet) IN our flesh.
20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I (as a self) live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me… (Gal 2:20)
3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were Baptized (put) Into His Death? (Rom 6:3)
6We know that our Old Man (our sin-infected soul) was nailed to the cross with Him in order that [Our] Body (Which Is The Instrument] of Sin) might be Made Ineffective and inactive for evil, (so) that we might NO Longer Be The SLAVES of SIN. 7 For when a man dies, He Is Freed (delivered) From [The Power of] Sin. (Rom 6:6-7 (AMP)
4 Wherefore, my brethren, Ye Also Are Become Dead To The Law By The (crucified) Body of Christ … (Rom 7:4)
We’ve been REDEEMED, Purchased out of the Slave Market of ‘Sin,’ and set free from ‘the Law’ with its death penalty. God’s grace and love toward us has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. “To the praise of the glory of His Grace… He (The Father) Hath Made US Accepted [hath engraced us] IN The Beloved One (Christ), 7IN whom We Have, ‘Redemption’ and the ‘Forgiveness of Sins’ according to the riches of His Grace, (Eph 1:6-7 AMP).