You are What the Word Says
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:11).
The word “reckon” as used above originates from the Greek word “logizomai” which is actually an accounting term. It means to take inventory or stock of something such that there are no assumptions. In Accounting, you deal with specific figures and data, not assumptions.
When the Word urges you to “reckon yourself to be dead to sin, but alive unto God,” it means you should “account yourself” to be ungoverned or undominated by sin. You must take whatever God says about you as absolute truth. His Word says you’re dead to sin, therefore refuse to let sin dominate you:
“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).
Romans 8:37 says you’re more than a conqueror, therefore reckon yourself as such and begin to live as a victor, and not a victim. This is how to relate with the Word; you reckon (account) it to be absolute reality.
However, for you to account yourself to be what the Word says, you must first know it. You must study the Word and keep getting it into your spirit; take it as the truth to live by, for it is. Reckon yourself to be exactly what the Word says.
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