total dominion


Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under the law but under grace.


People who have repeatedly fallen into sin often come to believe that they are helpless in the war against it. They resign themselves to reduce the number of defeats that they experience as the goal they decide to live with; however, God commands us to fight sin (resist) wholeheartedly. He doesn’t permit us to settle for anything less than an all out victory over sin. It is not “win a few” and “lose a few.”


Why? Because Jesus paid the total price to deliver us from every aspect of sin: sin’s penalty, sin’s power, sin’s presence (future). Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under the law but under grace.” Grace that is available to us in Christ makes total victory over any sin possible. By the grace of God we’ve also have a new spiritual nature that our mind needs renewed to and we are to live by, “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness Ephesians 4:23-24.” First Corinthian 15:34 tells us to, “Awake unto righteousness and sin not …” or become conscious of the righteousness within our new nature with the result that we will sin not.


We do have to resist temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13) and eliminate the things that sow to the flesh (Galatians 6:8) but the beginning of experiencing victory over sin is the hope that it can happen and that it is possible. Our hope lies in the fact that our holiness is a Person, Christ Jesus, and by the grace of God when you are in Christ, Christ is in you. First Corinthians 1:30, 31 says, “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification (holiness), and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” It is grace (Christ in you and you in Christ) that makes this holiness possible.


Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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