There are two kinds of servants

God’s word says that we are either one kind or the other.

Romans the sixth chapter, talks about being a servant of righteousness or a servant of sin.
The King James version uses the word “servant”. A word study reveals the meaning as, “a slave”, “being in subjection or subservience”, “bond (man)”, “to enslave”, “bring into (be under) bondage”, “given, become (make) servant.”

We do have a choice as to which “servant” we will yield ourselves to.
“Don’t you know, that to whom you yield yourselves servants to obey; whether you choose sin, to be a servant of sin, or to be obedient, to choose to be a servant of righteousness.” (6:16)

“But God be praised, you were the servant of sin,… (vs.17)
“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness” (vs.18)

A daily yielding must take place. A daily choice.
“even now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness” (vs.19)
“you were slaves to sin” (vs.20) Did you get that, “you were”.
“But now you are free from sin (being made free) and are servants to God,”…. (vs.22)

We as believers need to be reminded that, “the wages of sin is death;” (6:23) When we are temped with sin, we must see it as death to us. We must run from death! Run for our lives! By His grace.

If there is any known sin in our lives that has yet to be confessed and forsaken, a form of death is taken place in us. Sin equals death, it’s just that simple! All sin must be confessed and forsaken, if we are to walk in the Spirit and live in the Spirit.

The Spirit of God does not flow through us when there is sin. It blocks the flow. God’s anointing, God’s power does not flow if there is unconfessed sin in our lives.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (it does say “all”) (1Jn.1:9)

We must yield ourselves to His righteousness, His grace, and be obedient to His word, which tells us how we should live in this present world.
Amen

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26 Responses to “There are two kinds of servants”

  1. Tim Kurek Says:

    Great blog! What a joy it is to be a slave to God as opposed to being a slave to ourselves and our flesh!

    http://UriahMinistries.wordpress.com

    tim kurek

  2. rjperalta Says:

    Tim,
    It is JOY!
    We trust you were blessed. Thanks for stopping by.
    Grace to you as you go,
    Richard

  3. arm5 Says:

    As I have heard it pearched we should become his love slave.

  4. Tim A. Blankenship Says:

    RJ.
    It is a joy in the Lord to know that we have been given the power of the Holy Spirit to say no to sin, and yes to Jesus.
    In Christ we are no longer a slave to unrighteousness, but a willing servant, bondslave to Jesus Christ and His righteousness.
    You said it really well.
    God bless you.
    T.A.

  5. Morse Says:

    I don’t mean to be mean, but this read as very sad. You shouldn’t want to be the slave or servant of anyone or anything. Be it a god or a sin.

    Why would you reject free will and want to become a slave?

  6. rjperalta Says:

    Arm5,
    A love slave, that’s sounds good to me.
    Thanks for stopping by,
    Much grace to you,
    Richard

  7. rjperalta Says:

    Tim,
    All Praise to Him! We are bond slaves to Jesus Christ!
    No longer slaves to sin.
    God is worthy,
    Richard

  8. rjperalta Says:

    Morse,
    You are missing it. It is sure joy to become His servant. After all He did for us?
    We have our free will to choose Christ and no longer be a slave to sin, but to righteousness.
    Serve God not sin.
    Thanks for stopping by,
    May His Holy Spirit make it plain to you,
    Richard

  9. Morse Says:

    So those are the only options? Become a slave to a historical figure or a slave to sin?

    Wow…not terribly good options.

  10. rjperalta Says:

    Brother,
    You must be born of the Spirit of God to be able to understand the things of God. I hope and pray that you will come to The Saviour and let Him be Lord of your life.
    Have you ever heard The Gospel of Jesus Christ?
    May His love come to you,
    Richard

  11. Morse Says:

    I was a Roman Catholic for 18 years, and now I’m an atheist.

    Sorry to disappoint!

    -Morse

  12. rjperalta Says:

    Morse,
    I understand, I also was raised a Roman Catholic.
    When a finally came to Christ and developed a relationship with God, it was and is, the real deal. To be able to walk with Him and talk with Him, is like no other.
    Like I have said many times, “It’s not about church and it’s not about religion.”
    It’s about a relationship with The Creator, The God.
    You also can have it too. It’s a choice.

    May The Creator continue to draw you by His Spirit,
    He loves you, and so do I,
    Richard

  13. timbob Says:

    Greetings. II Corinthians comes to mind so often as of late. “Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” True liberty and the peace of God that passes all understanding.

    I’m keeping you all in prayer as you move across the river.

    Have a blessed day in Christ.

    timbob

  14. rjperalta Says:

    timbob,
    Yes, Praise God for His Spirit which brings liberty!
    Thanks for you prayers,
    You also, be blessed this day,
    Richard

  15. brotherjohnny Says:

    You ain’t kiddin’.

    He set us free for FREEDOMS sake!!
    And TRUE freedom at that!

    Bless you all!

    Morse,
    The One Good and Gracious, Lord of All extends His Love to you.
    He IS mercy…
    And He was embodied in the Person of Jesus the Christ…

    May the Lord impress this upon your heart.
    ~Johnny

  16. Morse Says:

    He set us free just to make us servants? Something very oxymoronic about that.

  17. rjperalta Says:

    Brother Johnny,
    Amen! True freedom in Christ, the bondage breaker!
    Bless you brother,
    Richard

  18. rjperalta Says:

    Morse,
    Once again brother, you must have The Spirit of God to understand.
    May The Father draw you to himself. When He does, don’t refuse him just because you can’t see or understand Him. It’s spiritual.
    God be with you,
    Richard

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  20. JC Smith Says:

    Good word, brother.
    How about a ministry update? How are you guys doing?

  21. rjperalta Says:

    JC,
    We are doing fine, praise God. We just finished another grueling move. We are settled in now and back out on the streets. God is really moving upon hearts, they are being born of His Spirit daily. Most are guys in their twenties. It is so awesome to behold His Spirit drawing them into the Kingdom. It is powerful to watch the transformation take place. Praise Him! It a privilege to be used of God! There is no price tag that can be put upon it!
    Blessings of God upon you and your family,
    Richard

  22. JC Smith Says:

    What are you doing with them after they get saved? Are you working with local ministries or are you starting a discipling process or church group on your own?
    Are you all praying everything in or working? How can we help?

  23. rjperalta Says:

    JC,
    Good questions. They are always asked, and rightfully so.

    God is allowing us to get their phone numbers and I am calling them. Some are already involved with local ministries. Disciplining is taking place and our desire is to get them grouped together, and that is what we are currently trying to do with God’s help (the vision that God has given me is contained, in the tract, “The Army of God”).

    We really need your prayers concerning this, as the enemy is fighting big time. He knows that when this takes place, his kingdom is going to suffer damage. Now that the weather is changing, we are seeking God as to where this all might take place. Please pray.
    Both Susan and I are still praying everything in. He has brought us thus far by faith in Him. It has not been easy, as you well know. Both of us are willing to work a secular job, if that be God’s will. I have told Him many times that I am willing to work a swing shift job and do ministry during the time that leads up to going off to work. We are still holding on by faith today.
    How can you help? Please pray.
    Love you brother,
    Richard

  24. Daniel Chapman Says:

    Wow, thanks a lot for this Post. Nathan did a post on this concept on the 12th of Oct. I think it was a coincidence, he had not read your post here as he is just new to the blogosphere.

    http://evangelismaction.wordpress.com/2007/10/12/what-is-sin/

    We are currently thinking how we could formulate a simple set of questions to guide someone to see their absolute lack of freedom. You may be familiar to Ray Comfort’s good test. We are considering a ‘freedom test’ and how that might be useful in walk-up evangelism.

    By examining our slavery to sin we are getting towards the big picture our true hopeless condition apart from God’s grace.

  25. rjperalta Says:

    Daniel,
    Yes, I read his post the other night. It was good.
    May God bless you on your “freedom test”.
    Amen on your last part of your comment, “By examining our slavery”…….
    Grace to you,
    Richard

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