The Elephant keeper ties the elephant with a chain when it is young. The baby elephant tries to break the chain but it cannot. It tries again and again, but fails and finally gives up.
When the elephant grows up it doesn’t know that it can break the chains as it failed many time before. Even though it has the required strength to break the chains now it still remains as a slave to the keeper and he uses it for his benefits.
Similarly, we were under the bondage of sin before we got saved. We didn’t have the power to break the chains of sin.
All under the power of sin.Romans 3:9(NIV)
After we accept Christ, we receive the power to break the chains of sin. But we still have problems with our same old sins because we don’t know that we have the power to overcome. If we don’t experience the freedom of sin, satan will have access to our life like the elephant keeper.
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.Romans 6:18(NIV)
At the Cross:
Jesus didn’t just cancel the penalty of sin on the cross; He also cancelled the power of sin. Jesus didn’t just purchase your forgiveness; He also purchased your freedom. We have the power to break the chains of sin through the work of Jesus on the cross.
We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin. For when we died with Christ we were set free from the power of sin.Romans 6:6,7(NLT)
“It doesn’t matter how big your sins is “or” how strong your addiction is, Jesus broke the power of every kind of sin on the cross. Believe and Be Free!! “