GOD DESTROYED THE BODY OF SIN
October 7, 2001 am
Genesis 1:1-5 In the beginning
God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and
void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and
there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided
the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the
darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded
the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give
the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:16 For which cause we faint
not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day
The Earth represents man.
The 4th chapter of 2 Cor. holds words that refer back to Genesis' first
day making the world, and speaks of the light.
You were made from the dust of the earth that experienced all these various
changes in those seven days.
You, too will go through changes.
As God's word was spoken to the earth as God's Spirit moved over it, and
was changed more and more, you are intended to receive God's word.
It will be spoken to you.
And you must respond to it and allow it to do its work in you, too.
God has a goal in mind in speaking step by step, day by day, so to speak.
And then another thought from Genesis is given in the idea of DAY AFTER
DAY in verse 16.
In the same way that God shone light forth out of the midst of nothing
but darkness, He speaks words of knowledge that are light.
Truth is light, and we see the light when we understand truth.
The more truths you receive and understand, the more you are changed.
The daystar will arise in your heart.
After light shone forth, days began.
And similarly, day after day, the inward man, the new creation, is renewed.
Something will finally result when the renewal is fulfilled.
2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure
word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light
that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise
in your hearts:
Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine
angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and
the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Jesus wants to see you complete.
This is to occur until the DAYSTAR rises and shines away all the darkness
in each particular area of your life that needs light.
You're intended to be conformed to the image of the Son of God.
And His experiences and characteristics are reproduced in your life.
Its actually Him coming forth through your life making His experiences
into your own.
You join to the Lord.
You share what He experienced.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow,
he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that
he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open
face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the
same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Jesus is the daystar.
When the daystar has finally arisen fully, you can say that you have been
conformed into the image of the Son of God.
Light needs to shine in our hearts until the day dawns.
Light shines upon us as we are in a dark place, and Jesus arises in us
like a daystar.
We're in darkness about several things the Lord wants to shed light
The first word God spoke in Genesis 1 caused the first day to be brought
Genesis 1 shows us how there were seven days until all was finished and
a man in God's image rested with God.
Seven different evenings were replaced with seven different days.
Each time a word of God went forth, an evening was replaced by a day.
Our new man is Jesus in us.
And that new man is renewed day by day, and made to come forth in our lives
more and more until He comes forth in His fullness in all our lives.
The sixth day was when man was made in God's image.
And God is taking this old earth which we were made from, and is speaking
words of truth and as we receive them, we are getting closer to that seventh
Light suddenly came.
LET THERE BE LIGHT.
The world was only darkness...
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without
form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep...
One day all anybody knew was the darkness of sin.
God separated the darkness that was in me from me, and by the time the
day was over there was a period of evening and then morning that turned
But God spoke a word one day.
And when I received that word, light came to my life for the first time.
Colossians 1:13 Who hath delivered us
from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of
his dear Son:
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew
forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous
As a preacher, I cannot directly give you revelation.
Everytime God speaks to you, something in your life that was in darkness
suddenly sees the morning sun for the first time.
And that particular evening's darkness is gone forever.
That particular evening will never come again.
And a day shines forth in your heart.
You heard a word from God about a certain thing and something happened
inside of you and you really and truly experienced something spiritual
You received revelation.
People cannot give this to you.
It can only come from God.
Like a sun rising in your heart deep inside you, and burning its heat through
your spirit, you have been changed somewhat by a word from God!
The first word God speaks is always something that divides darkness in
your life from God's light.
It was the first New Testament preacher's words, being JOHN THE BAPTIST.
But if I can preach in God's anointing empowerment, and God speaks the
words from my mouth into your soul and you catch hold of it in a special
act of faith, you will see the glorious light of God's truth.
No other experience in this world can compare with what I am speaking about.
That WORD is like a SEED.
It was Jesus first words as He preached too.
TURN AWAY FROM SIN.
Ask God to forgive you of sinning.
And your faith kicks in and accepts that word of God, and you repent and
dedicate your entire life from that point on to serving God.
Its not joining a congregation, but a LIFESTYLE change so thorough, that
you walk away from anything and everything to do with sinful living, and
serve God, making Him number one.
WASTED lives are lives who've been exposed to these eternal words of God,
but lives that did not bother to BELIEVE in those words until these seeds
germinated and brought forth JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF IN THEM.
It is planted in your heart.
And you were made from the dust of the ground.
You are soil for the seed of God's word.
And just as God made soil to be able to germinate seeds, there is something
God put within your heart that causes the seed of His word to germinate.
Unless you put that special something from your heart into the seed of
the word, the word will do nothing but lay there dormant.
That something is called FAITH.
But we don't have to waste God's time and our own.
The way darkness is separated from light on this first day revelation,
When the spirit leaves the body, the body is dead.
The Gospel begins with the truth of CHRIST'S DEATH ON THE CROSS FOR YOU.
Death is a separation of two things.
James 2:26 For as the body without the
spirit is dead, ...
So note that a spirit leaves a body and renders the body dead.
When Jesus died, His spirit left His body.
Luke 23:46 And when Jesus had cried
with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit:
and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
With that in mind, read Paul's words.
The cross damaged the body of Jesus until the Spirit in Him had to leave
The body cannot hold the spirit at such a point.
Ephesians 2:1-2 And you hath he
quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; Wherein in time past ye
walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of
the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
We were dead in sins.
And when we hear the first word from God to save us, it will be that Christ's
death on the cross was a death we can share.
Christians used to walk according to the "spirit" that still works in the
unsaved children of disobedience.
Its a spirit.
That spirit was in our bodies.
Not a ghost or a demon, but a force or a nature called sin.
And that spirit made us sinners.
We were born with that force inside us.
Why would we want to share that death?
Its there for anyone to share whenever they choose to do so.
I chose to share that death 24 years ago.
Notice the phrase, "that the body of sin might be destroyed."
Because the spirit of disobedience was running my life, and the only way
to get free of that miserable force was to die, because death causes the
spirit to leave the body.
Somehow, my faith in Jesus' death as me caused me to die with Jesus Christ.
All I know is that when I really believed I died with Jesus, that death
of Jesus became my death and the spirit of disobedience had to leave my
I was crucified with Christ.
And as far as the spirit of sin was concerned, its body (my body) was destroyed,
and it could not stay in me any longer.
He that is dead is freed from sin!
Romans 6:6-7 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. For he that is dead is freed from
My body was a body of sin because sin was in me ever since I was born.
Are you getting this revelation?
We're all born in sin.
And sin is uses our bodies like an automobile and drives us towards this
sinful act and that sinful act.
But the cross devastated this vehicle and as far as sin is concerned, my
life was demolished and "totaled".
My sinful life became a write-off.
Sin had to get out of this vehicle, and I became free from sin.
He that is dead is freed from sin.
The BODY of sin was destroyed.
Its not a matter of making yourself decide to live a moral life and become
Our spiritual deaths with Christ are so real and genuine, that sin actually
leaves our bodies as our human spirits must leave them when our bodies
are so destroyed that we cannot stay in them any longer.
Your body is vacated by your spirit when you die, people.
But our spiritual death occurs when we BELIEVE Jesus died as us, and the
spiritual life force of SIN leaves us and cannot use our bodies any more.
One man said that he read in the Bible where we died with Jesus, if we
can only believe it.
You need to receive an actual word from God by a preacher or from reading
the Bible, to so strike you down in your heart, and shine powerful revelation
in your spirit until you actually experience a supernatural touch from
God on the inside.
And when you exert faith and see this happen, you will know just what I
cam talking about.
And you won't be fooled by counterfeit religious "decisions" that are only
energized by your will power and human efforts to look good, and half-baked
denominationalism, where its members continue cursing all week and lying
to one another and lusting after each other's spouses.
Think of it -- the first time you contacted God!
He wanted to believe it.
So he got it into his head, and he understood it.
He even spoke it, saying, "I am dead with Christ."
And he kept meditating and thinking about it, and suddenly faith took hold
of it in his heart.
Then he hollered, "Yes, I am dead with Christ! Yes, I am! I
am!! I am!!"
He SAW it.
He GOT it.
It hit Him that he died with Jesus.
The truth came alive and he allowed God to have His way in his heart and
God shone light into his heart and that word of revelation separated the
darkness from his life.
A real work of God occurred in him.
He contacted God for the first time.
And then the darkness became an evening.
We'll continue in some other days later.
For, evenings are shot down by a rising sun.
And when the morning comes, the darkness of night flees away.
And you have LIGHT and REVELATION in that area of your life.
Oh, there's more areas of your life that require light to arise and shine.
More of these DAYS will come when evenings are replaced by DAYS of light