I heard “All Things Are Made Ready For You”

God’s Grace in Romans

We from our last discussion that we are crucified with Christ and the body of sin destroyed, therefore we are no longer to serve sin.
Then the apostle continues;

For he that is dead is freed from sin. Romans 6:7

Since our old man or rather our sinful nature died at new birth, we are indeed freed from sin right from the root. “We are freed from sin, and not free to sin.”

Because not many have the revelation that we are freed from sin they still serve sin. There is a big discrepancy between being “freed” and being “free.”

One time a man put a horse in a hedge where the entrance was often closed. Now the horse grew so used to being shut that one time he traveled for two weeks and left the door open, but the horse did not come out for it still thought it was shut in.

This is the same with many of us, we have being freed from sin but we have not realized that we now have mastery over sin, therefore, Satan still put many of us under the bondage of sin. Enjoying our freedom in Christ is not automatic but through faith and knowledge.

Until we see our death and resurrection with Christ as being effectual right now we will not enjoy our freedom.

Then the apostle continues;

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 For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.. Romans 6:8-10

He says the same thing over and over to help us come to cognizance with the reality of our new life in Christ. In our spirits these truths are a reality but until we renew our minds to our spiritual state.

You see, Christ died once and was raised to life; sin and death no longer have dominion over him, even so it is with the Christian.

We died once to sin and are raised together with him into the newness of life. When we have not understood this, we think we are dieing to the old self daily. We think every day we are to die to the old self.

The old self is dead and gone (Romans 6:6), we only appropriate what has already happened to us in the spirit through daily renewing our minds to who we are in Christ. As long as we have not recognized these truths we will forever be subject to sin, hence, the apostle emphasizes;

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:11

Observe carefully the statement “reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin.” This is how the power of sin is destroyed in our lives. Through accepting and seeing ourselves delivered from the nature of sin and alive to God and not through condemnation.

We reckon ourselves dead and see ourselves alive with the life and nature of Christ as our own. When we know who we are in Christ, we walk in what we already have.


Gracious father, I thank you for liberating me from sin. I am indeed freed from sin and alive to God. I see myself raised from the dead with Christ and alive to righteousness.

Sin and death no longer have dominion over me. I died once with Christ, therefore, I refuse to be weak and I refuse to die. The life of Christ has energized my body; therefore I continually walk in divine health by the power of the Spirit. hallelujah!

Prophetic Insight

In an Encounter with the Lord, I heard “enter into rest dear child. What I have laid on your heart to do I have already done. I have laboured, and have only called you to the harvest. My works are finished from the foundation of the world.

Fret not yourself dear child, all things are made ready for you. Believe, come along and enter into your long-awaited rest.

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Hebrews 4:3

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church

I heard “The Blessing is Just beyond What You See”

God’s Grace in Romans

We saw from our last discussion that we have been cut off from the old man, and now we have a new life in Christ and ought to walk in this newness of life.

Then the apostle continues;

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Romans 6:5

As already explained in the previous verse, if we have died with him, then there is no denying that we are already in the likeness of his resurrection

“…because as he is, so are we in this world.” 1 John 4:17

The apostle restates this truth in this manner because even though these truths are already a reality in our born again spirits, we must have to know them before we can walk in the reality of our now spiritual states.

So he begins the following verse with;

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. Romans 6:6

Observe the statement “knowing this.” without knowing that we are delivered from the old man or rather the “sin nature” we cannot resist the temptation to sin caused by the body of sin or rather the residue of sin.

You see, even though the old man is crucified and gone, it left behind a programmed way of thinking which produces actions (Prov. 23:7).

Just as our spirits and souls leave the body behind at death, even so the old man left behind a body called “the body of sin” which is nothing but our old habits. Until the mind is renewed, until we see that the old self is destroyed we will still respond to issues after our former way of life.

The sin nature that produced sin in us is gone, this is why a man can be born again who was bound in a dirty habit and then he turns around and hates that very habit to the core. If we have two natures in us then this won’t be possible.

We could fight the actions but enjoy the sin right in the core of our hearts. We would be a people with dual personalities.

However, if it is just a way of thinking, we can only renew our minds through the word of God and those habits loose power and are gone (Romans 12:1-2).

This is pivotal as many teach that the believer has dual natures on his inside, the sin nature and the nature of Christ, making the Christian schizophrenic.

If our thought life is continually entertaining sickness, poverty, failure, and death; all we need do is to go to the word and get a word from the Lord which speaks of life, sow it and be transformed by the renewing of our minds.


Father, I thank you for cutting off the Adamic nature from me. I know that the old man is crucified and yanked out, and by my knowledge and response to your word, I crucify the body of sin. As I receive your word daily, my mind is changed continually.

I know that the Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in me; therefore he quickens and quickens my body, hence, I cannot by sick. I am under the law of the Spirit of life; therefore I confess that sickness, poverty, failure, and death are abolished in my life in the name of Jesus! Amen.

Prophetic Insight;

In an encounter with the Lord, I heard “Dear Child, I have drawn you to come forth with me on this prosperous journey. Can’t you see that I have been holding your hand all along? What you don’t know is that, beyond what you can now see, I have already reserved the blessed promise.

Do not ignore my urgings and promptings of love. I have laid off the yoke from you and have rather laid for you the bountiful blessing just ahead of what you see.”

“I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but they knew not that I healed them. I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.” Hosea 11:3-4

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.