Romans 6:8, 9
Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.
Death is a horrible situation for those stranded without a loved one. Regardless of how prepared you may have been, death will always takes you by surprise. It’s final. This law of nature is what makes Christ’s death on the cross so important. Ushered in by Jesus’ physical and spiritual resurrection came the end of death and sin’s power over humanity.
Humanity’s spiritual death is no longer a finality. Rather, death itself has now been put to rest. 1 Corinthians 15:55 echoes this truth: “O Death, where is your victory? O Death, where is your sting?” It’s gone. When the Son of God stepped out of His tomb, only the sting of death was left in His place.
It’s imperative that you and I recognize and understand this truth. Without it, Paul’s command in Romans 6:12 would be impossible: “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey its lusts.” If you are in Christ and He is in you, sin is no longer a master over you. Jesus, by defeating sin with His resurrection, defeated it once and for all, “never to die again.”
To this, the Christian in sin can only respond by admitting his free decision to obey what is no longer master of his life. The Christian who yields to sin is no different than the rescued harlot who returns to her master.