You Are His Servant.
“As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16 KJV
When you surrender to Christ, you become His Servant — you belong to Him. When you surrender to God, you do not have to bow to the power and entanglement of sin — you are His. When you are in Christ, the power of sin no longer has authority over any area of your life.
When you are in Christ, your members belong to Him. Every part of your body belongs to Him. When you are in Christ, you are no longer a slave to sin, but a slave to Christ. When you choose to surrender to Christ, you have the choice to either serve sin or be set free through the shed Blood of Jesus Christ. You choose — freedom is a choice.
When you were in the world, sin had a stronghold on every part of your heart. Now, when you are in Christ, you wear the cloak of His Liberty — you are completely free from the bondage of sin. You were bought with the Blood of Christ. You were bought with a price. You were bought from the bondage of sin and brought into the freedom of Christ. Choose to live free in Christ.
1 Peter 2:16 AMPC declares, “[Live] as free people, [yet] without employing your freedom as a pretext for wickedness; but [live at all times] as servants of God.” When you are in Christ, live as a free man and do not employ your freedom as an excuse to sin. When Christ frees you from the past, it no longer has the authority to rule over you. When you were in world, your members had another lord. Sin has another master — Satan.
When you were in the world, you were bound to the entanglements and chains of sin. Now that you‘re in Christ, you have the authority to command sin to leave. When Christ lives in you, sin and every aspect of it is trespassing. When you are in Christ, sin has no authority to rule in any area of your life. When Christ is your Lord, you do not have to bow to sin.
Christ overcame the bondage of sin so that you might be free — forever. Choose to submit to Christ. Pattern yourself after His Word and redirect others to back to Christ. There is a better Way. There is One who came that is stronger than the bondage of your sin. 1 Peter 2:16 NLT declares, “For you are free, yet you are God’s slaves, so don’t use your freedom as an excuse to do evil.” When Christ lives in you — you have the power to resist Satan. Resist the enemy and he will flee. When you are in Christ, He has given you the authority to tread on Satan’s head and all the power of the enemy. Sin has no authority to rule over you. Choose to surrender to Christ.
1 Peter 2:16 MSG declares, “Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules.” Exercise your freedom by leading a life that reflects Christ. Choose to lead others back to God. Let your life reflect God’s Way of doing things. Choose not to be held captive by the bondage of the past. When you belong to Christ — sin has no power. Choose to be set free. Choose to lead others to the Bondage Breaker. Choose to lead others to the Yoke Destroyer. Choose to lead others back to the only One who can set the captives free — Jesus Christ. You are no longer held captive by the grip of sin — you are a Servant of God.