Monday, 11 December 2017

'HOW TO BE FREE FROM SIN'

"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts therefore" - Romans 6:12
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The root cause of sin is in desire. Anyone that's not born again or walking in the Spirit will have a desire to sin. 
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Many people commit sin because they yield their bodies as an instrument of unrighteousness to sin (Rom. 6:13). If you allow your eyes to look at a woman to lust, then you have yielded your body as an instrument of unrighteousness to sin.
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You will commit sin when you satisfy its desire (Rom. 6:16). That your boyfriend or girlfriend demanded sex from you is not yet a sin, it's a suggestion but when you allow him or her to engage in indecent touches or erotic conversations which leads into premarital sex, then you have satisfy the sinful desire in you. However, frequent gratifying of your sinful desire makes you a servant of sin.
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If you will not commit sin, you must be dead to sin. A man that's dead (insensitive) to stealing can't be tempted to steal even when you lock him up in a room full with foreign cash. A man that's dead to fighting will never fight when he's provoked but would walk away.
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How can I be free from sin?
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BE BORN AGAIN. Going to church doesn't make you born again or that you're born into a Christian family. Being born again is being born with the nature of God and it's through water and spirit baptism.
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Water baptism makes you buried with Him into His death so that you can be raised into the newness of life. Spirit baptism empowers you to become the son and daughter of God.
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CRUCIFY THE FLESH. The best way to be dead to sin is to crucify your flesh, that is, put it to death. Sin is strengthened by the flesh. You can crucify your flesh by faith in the son of God (Gal. 2:20). Don't just confess it but pray it into actualization.
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WALK IN THE SPIRIT. To walk in the spirit is to obey the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is always saying something to prevent you from sinning but if you do not obey Him, you'll fall into sin. When you walk in the Spirit always, you will never fulfill the lust of the flesh which is sin (Gal. 5:16).
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Prayer: Father, make me dead to sin and empower me to walk in the Spirit always in the name of Jesus.




By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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