Embracing the Simplicity
that Is in Christ
THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
DEALT WITH THE POWER OF SIN
WITH WHICH WE ARE ALL INFECTED.
He did this
to make us acceptable for Gods kingdom.
DAY 1Christ Jesus became sin for us.
II Corinthians 5:21 For He hath
made Him to be sin for us, Who knew no sin; that we might be made the
righteousness of God in Him.
Isaiah 53:6b . . .and the LORD hath
laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
· LORD, it is beyond my understanding how You did it,
or why. But my heart knows that You did bear my sin. Help me not to
take sin lightly. Cause me to feel toward it like You do, and to love
DAY 2Jesus Christ took the penalty of our sin.
Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being
made a curse for us...
I John 2:2 And He is the propitiation for
our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole
· LORD JESUS, what grace You have shown us! I receive
it. There is no condemnation upon me now. Im free! Please help
me live like a person free from sins stronghold. Oh, how I praise
DAY 3Jesus Christ suffered for our sin.
Isaiah 53:5a But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised
for our iniquities...
I Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered
for sins, the .just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God...
· LORD, impress it upon me that You suffered for my
redemption. Forgive me for ever taking it lightly. I want this to never
happen again. Today I give myself over to loving You. How I praise You!
And LORD, help me love all these others that You love.
DAY 4Christ set us free from the power of sin.
Romans 5:6 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ
died for the ungodly.
Ezekial 16:6 And when I passed by thee, and
saw thee polluted in thine own blood, I said unto thee when thou wast
in thy blood, Live; yea, I said unto thee when thou wast in thy blood,
· LORD, my weakness is great. I have little ability
to withstand temptation or resist evil. Therefore, I need Your help
every day. As I present myself before Your Throne, please strengthen
me against inner sin.
DAY 5The Lord Jesus took our sin to the Cross.
I Peter 2:24 Who His Own self bare our sins in His Own body on the
John 19:17,18a And He bearing His cross went
forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the
Hebrew Golgotha: where they crucified Him...
LORD, keep it vivid to me how You died for me. Help
me remember You hanged there as a sinner in my place. All Your modesty
and rights were taken from Youfor me. As I live today, help me
do it as a redeemed one, belonging to You.
IN THE MID PART OF
ROMANS PAUL SET FORTH CLEARLY THAT OUR SALVATION IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
He set us free from sins power and penalty.
DAY 6By breaking sins power for us, Jesus has reconciled
us with His Father.
Romans 5:10 For if when we
were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much
more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
Colossians 1:21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by
wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.
LORD, Im listening. I hear Your pardoning voice.
I draw close to You. Help me feel the beat of Your heart. Help me feel
Your love to me. Help me become an instrument for this love to spread
DAY 7The grace of God revealed in Jesus is the power that continues
to free us from sin.
Romans 5:21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through
righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus
Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:2 What shall we say then? Shall
we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we,
that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
· FATHER, please show me if Ive taken Your grace
and, in any way, made it a vain thing. I want to see the full release
of Your grace. I want to be a redeemed person in whom You can rejoice.
LORD, make me a trophy of Your grace.
DAY 8Baptism is my confession that I stand with Jesus in His
death and resurrection.
Romans 6:3,4 Know ye not,
that so many of us as were baptized
into Jesus Christ were baptized into
His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism
into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory
of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
· LORD JESUS, thank You for the privilege of being identified
with You in Your death, burial, and resurrection. I did this to confess
that my old man was put to death when I accepted You as my Savior. Today,
help me walk as a continuing testimony that you are alive in me.
DAY 9Receiving His death and resurrection as my own sets me
free from sins bondage.
Romans 6:5,6 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of
His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection: knowing
this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin might
be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
· FATHER, help me know what Romans 6 is all about. I
receive it as true that my old man was crucified with the Lord Jesus.
My mind has trouble knowing this, but my heart follows Your Word and
helps me believe it. Please release its reality in me.
DAY 10Identifying with Jesus in His
death has set me free from the fear of death.
Romans 6:7-9 For he that is
dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that
we shall also live with Him: knowing that Christ being raised from the
dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over Him.
· FATHER, I am ready to know that I not only died with
the Lord Jesus, but now I live with Him. Draw me into believing this
completely, and to know it as a continuing reality. Manifest it through
me toward those with whom I have contact today.
DAY 11Reckoning upon it is
the key that releases me to share in the death and resurrection of the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 6:10-11 For in that
He died, He died unto sin once: but in that He liveth, He liveth unto
God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin,
but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
· FATHER, I put it down to my account that when Christ
Jesus died, I died. When He was buried, I was buried. When He arose,
I arose. When He ascended to Your right hand, I ascended there also.
Now, please help me live in this understanding.
DAY 12I am now ready to yield myself to God as one who is alive
from the dead.
Romans 6:12,13 Let not sin
therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts
thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness
unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from
the dead, and your members as instruments or righteousness unto God.
· FATHER, I yield myself to You today as one that is
alive from the dead. What a miracle You are working in me because of
this! Now use me today as an instrument in Your hand to bring healing
to some struggling soul.
DAY 13In Christ my life is no longer under the control of sin,
but the control of grace.
Romans 6:14 For sin shall not
have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free you shall be
· FATHER, I rejoice in the liberation that is now mine
because of Your grace. Show me all the areas of my life where this amazing
grace will reach. Help me yield more and more to its power. Today, let
me become a light of grace to someone walking in condemnation and fear.
DAY 14Has grace freed me to continue in sin?
Romans 6:15,16 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the
law, but under grace? God forbid. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield
yourselves servants to obey his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether
of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness?
· LORD, my hatred for sin is increasing. I see what
it has done in my life and in the lives of those I love. Now let this
hatred come under the control of Your Spirit as I yield my all to You.
Make me an instrument of healing and deliverance for these who are
still bound in sin.
DAY 15Thanks be to God! The answer is no!
Romans 6:17,18 But God be thanked that ye were the servants of sin,
but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered
you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
· O LORD, truly I am Your servant. You have loosed my
bondage to sin so I can now be in bondage to You. I rejoice in this.
Let my bonds to You be manifest to all.
DAY 16In Christ we become servants of righteousness and holiness.
Romans 6:19 I speak after the
manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have
yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity;
even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
· LORD, I want my life to be pure for You. You redeemed
me from all iniquity. Let this take effect in my relationships with
others. Let it have an effect on the way I conduct business. Let holiness
enter the deepest parts of my soul.
DAY 17In Christ I can bear fruit unto holiness.
Romans 6:20-22 For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from
righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are
now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made
free from sin, and become servants to God, you have your fruit unto
holiness and the end everlasting life.
· LORD, thank You for bearing long with me in my sin.
Thank You for dealing with me even when I was stubborn and holding on
to sin. Now I long for holiness. Let its mark be upon all the fruit
of my life.
DAY 18In Christ I am set free from the wages of sin to receive
the gift of God.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of
sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ
John 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to
condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
· LORD, I love You. Simply stated, I love You with all
my heart. Please keep a watch over my spirit so that no other thing
can enter to steal my affection from You. If there is anything standing
close to take away that love I now feel, make me aware so I can turn
it over to You.
ROMANS 8 IS A GREAT
STATEMENT FOR THE SOUL LIBERATED IN CHRIST JESUS. Its Words are so powerful
we should dwell in them for many days till they have laid hold on us.
DAY 19In Christ Jesus we come under the Law of the Spirit of
Romans 8:1,2 There is therefore
now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not
after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the Law of the Spirit of
Life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
· FATHER, today I take my new liberty in Christ Jesus
as an occasion for celebration. I celebrate Your mercy. I celebrate
Your longsuffering. I celebrate Your amazing grace. Let everyone around
me join in this celebration.
DAY 20The Lord Jesus did for me what the Law could not do.
Romans 8:3,4 For what the law
could not do in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his
own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin
in the flesh: that the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in
us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
· LORD, please work in me the righteousness to which
You called me. What I could not do before, do it through me now. Love
others through me. Reach out through me. Heal through me. Draw others
to Yourself through me.
DAY 21In Christ I have a new way of thinking.
Romans 8:5,6 For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of
the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is
life and peace.
· LORD, I am more than ready for a new way of thinking.
Ive had enough bitterness, resentment, and complaining. I renounce
it all. Release in my mind a new way of thinking that rejoices in helping
others and that finds new ways of communicating life instead of death.
DAY 22I reject my old way of thinking because it cannot please
Romans 8:7-9 Because the carnal
mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the Law of God,
neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please
God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit or God,
he is none of His.
· LORD, I want to think in line with Your Kingdom. Work
today in my mind. Cause me to think, react, and respond in a way that
glorifies You and that causes others to want to know You.
DAY 23In Christ I have a new way of living.
Romans 8:10,11 And if Christ be in you the body is dead because of sin;
but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of
Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you. He that raised
up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His
Spirit that dwelleth in you.
· LORD, I am ready for You to bring me forward in the
new way of life the Lord Jesus is making possible. I renounce my old
tired way. I renounce complaining. I put away grumbling. I open myself
to the peace and joy Your Spirit brings. Let it spread through me to
DAY 24In Christ Im set free from the rule of flesh to
be governed by the Holy Spirit.
Romans 8:12-14 Therefore brethren
we are debtors, not to the flesh to live after the flesh. For if ye
live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do
mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led
by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
· LORD, I thank You that I cannot find my own way through
this day. Its difficulties call for more strength and wisdom than I
by nature have. I wait on You now for the guidance I believe You are
ready to give me.
DAY 25In Christ I have become an heir in the household of God.
Romans 8:15 For ye have not
received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the
Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Galatians 4:6,7 And
because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into
your hearts crying. Abba, Father, Wherefore thou art no more a servant,
but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
· FATHER, help me know and understand my place in Your
household. With humility, I wait before You. Thank You for receiving
me to so high a place.
DAY 26In Christ I suffer but I also share His glory.
Romans 8:16,17 The Spirit itself
beareth witness with our spirit that we are the children of God: and
if children then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if
so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together.
· FATHER, help me grasp what it means to be an heir
in the family. Even more, help me know what it means to be a joint-heir
with Christ and suffer with Him. Give me the grace and the wisdom to
walk in this high place.
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