Monday, September 25, 2006

Achilles Watch Your Heel

…in order that,…we too might walk in newness of life.
(Romans 6:4 – ESV)

I would like to follow up and to continue the discussion we began in this post with some further thoughts and articulation. Perhaps it may serve to enlighten your understanding; at least I hope so.

In a post at Buggy’s site, Daniel, in talking about sanctification, said this:

we would be just as happy if we were told that this wasn't sin and we could keep doing it - that God was okay with it. That would please us even more, because we don't really want to be free from sin - we want to be free from sin's stigma.

He was speaking of not taking our lives to the cross, and not walking in newness of life.

To which I, in agreement with the whole post, replied:

I am free from sin's power. When God, through life's circumstances, presents sin in my life, I have a choice, do I believe or not...

I liken the process to being an unbeatable, un-killable warrior. Let’s call him (you) Achilles. When someone says you will always have sin, well yes, because you haven’t gotten round to that one yet, but not the same old sins, these are killed as soon as Achilles finds them. You are never done with the process, there will always be some “sin” that God hasn’t revealed to you yet, but still, when He does reveal sin, it is wiped out completely. Achilles goes about, day after day, proving that God is right, killing off all the old man. It is just that there are 6 billion people on earth, and he can only get to so many each day. He wipes out a whole country, and it seems like the work is done, but God moves him on to the next country, and he flawlessly begins to wipe out all these people (sin) too.

It is a process, but it can be flawless, you CAN be making ongoing progress in the process. Achilles cannot be killed; his only problem is his heel, which is like you not advancing to meet the next set of people (sin). God gives Achilles marching orders (where sin is at). Achilles then simply marches into battle and realizes that God has given him the power to destroy the enemy effortlessly; it is automatic. If he will but approach the enemy, the real enemy, then Achilles realizes the enemy is already dead, killed by the hand of God. Achilles looks not at the wounds but at who caused them, he looks not for the bullets but for the gun, and who is firing it. But in order to realize this, Achilles must “go there and see it for himself”. The enemy is dead, and all Achilles must do is plant the flag for His king.

Does this make sense to you?


Anonymous said...

It's me...Negative Nellie. Yeah, it makes sense but.....just seems like there are soooo many orders (sins)to deal with.....I get weary (which I guess is a sin in itself). I want the "fast" food / "drive through" version, OK??

Anonymous said...

Does this make sense to you?


Daniel said...

The most important posts never seem to be discussed enough.