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.
Earlier I spoke of how the Holy Spirit saves us from the pleasure of sin. If you have accepted Jesus into your broken heart to be transformed, then this second P is in effect. You have been saved from the penalty of sin, your place in eternity is secured. You will not be touched by the second death.
Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
Today we will speak to the third P in relationship to sin. You have been saved from the power of sin over your life. Before you were born again and the Spirit of Truth given, you had no help from God in resisting sin. You were on your own and powerless. Now, having the power of God in the form of the abiding Holy Spirit, you have God’s help, truth, to combat the lies, to see truth, and to resist sin and Satan.
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:
Once again, this Word, take heed, to heed the truth, was shown to us by Jesus in how to overcome temptation and resist the devil and his lies. The Holy Spirit will reveal truth, we must recognize this comes from God, then we must accept it as true, and finally once again we must choose. This same formula occurs over and over again in this new life in Christ. The right choice has a particular name which replaces obeying the law, religious ritual, and self-rule. It is called obedience of faith.