The Miracle of His Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-6): Victory over Sin
It is true that anyone who is a true child of God cannot continue to live in sin. But because we have a war constantly raging in our minds—the spirit against the flesh—we sometimes find the flesh overtaking us through our own lust (James 1:14). This war is a fight for superiority (Galatians 5:17); a war that would last until “this corruptible [imperfection] has put on incorruption [perfection], and this mortal has put on immortality,” 1 Corinthians 15:54, KJV. It was this heated, constant battle that made the apostle Paul to cry out, “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24). The answer follows immediately in the next verse, which he also repeated in 1 Corinthians 15:57: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” The death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, has given us the audacity to challenge sin in our body and have victory over it.
One of the purposes of Jesus coming to this earth was to grant us victory over sin (Romans 6:14; 8:3) so that we would be able to resist temptations when they come. His death and resurrection announced the total defeat of the devil who was controlling humans through their natural desires/inclinations like a puppeteer does his puppets (1 John 3:8). So, when you accept the Lord Jesus into your life and you get baptized into His death, you will also share in His resurrection (see Romans 6:4-14) and victory.
Romans 6 is explicit in the explanation of this:
4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— 7 because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.
8 Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9 For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him. 10 The death he died, he died to sin once for all; but the life he lives, he lives to God.
11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness. 14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
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I was around 5 when, I am strongly convinced, I first heard the distinct voice of God. But, not until I was 11 (2002) did I have a personal encounter with Him. I was in my room that night, about to pray before bed, when I saw a revelation of how filthy my heart was. I didn't argue with God that I was too young to have such amount of filth ('cause I believed I was a 'good boy,' by human standards, at least). I simply cried uncontrollably in brokenness of heart - "The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God" (Psalm 51:17) - and He didn't.
Still crying uncontrollably, I left my room and went to the living room, where my parents were watching the nightly news on TV. After I managed to tell them about the revelation I saw, my sweet mum took me to her room and led me to Christ. I got saved that night. And 6 years later, I discovered my purpose and assignment on earth, which is raising up men and women to be godly, and teaching them the simplicity of Christianity. More than a decade later, I am still fulfilling that purpose to His glory. Hallelujah!