KEY SCRIPTURE: John 5:14 KJV “Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.”
The Lord asked the man, healed of paralysis not to go and sin any longer. How can one stay and not be sinning? Please note; any instruction from the master has a divine enabling ability within that word. It is up to you to decide to accept God’s instruction and then you will see yourself acting in line. When Jesus asked the man to take his mat and go, he did not question, he acted on the word. If he says sin no more, act on that word too.
Is it possible to live above sin? The scripture reveals that sin shall not have the dominion over you. Romans 6:14. Sin in any man has two sources. These are the flesh and demonic sources. The main area to control the flesh, is to feed the mind with the truth, that is, certain verses of Scripture that shows our victory over sin. Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against you Ps 119:11.
The following passages will help a lot in dealing with the power of sin over the child of God. These passages are Romans 6:1-23, Romans 7:1-25, Romans 8:1-39. If the cause of sin comes from demonic sources, then you may need the assistance of another individual who can counsel and pray with you. You can also pray and resist those evil influences and it will depart from you (James 4:7). Understand that actions do not start in the flesh, they begin in the mind. Feed your mind with the truth, and the truth will make you free. (John 8:32) As you work on yourself, beware of external influences. Check the influence of bad friends, wrong films on television or your mobile devices. Delete numbers of people who will cause your love for Christ to reduce.
Now you must understand that sins of the flesh also proceed from
the longings of the flesh (wrong appetite) as well as the fears of the flesh. It is the fears of the flesh that gives birth to pride, lies, and basically secret sins in the heart.
You need to understand your place in Jesus. You died with Him and resurrected with Him. It is Christ Who is alive in you. Galatians 2:20. You no longer live for yourself.
No longer any sense of self praise, self-worth or self-esteem. It is now Christ praise, Christ esteem and Christ worth.
Phil 1:20. You now live to magnify Jesus and not yourself. It is all about Jesus and nothing about self or you. If you would understand these things and commit yourself to live by them, sin would have no place in you.
(Pray these things into your life. Tell yourself, it is not about you, it is all about Jesus)
THOUGHT: VICTORY IN LIFE IS TO LIVE FOR CHRIST, AND NOT FOR SELF
Phi 1:20,21 KJV” According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”
Rom 6:14 KJV “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”