Go and Sin NO MORE
Feb 29, 2020
GO AND SIN NO MORE
One of the major words that many Christians twist is the word “repentance”. I have encountered many who try to downplay the meaning of that word. It is as if they don’t want the word to have nothing to do with sin and stopping sin. Some say it means “to change your mind” or to “repent from UNBELIEF to BELIEVE”.
I want to go the extra mile here and suppose that they are right. Let’s say the word “repentance” means ONLY to change our mind, the next question then should be: “change our mind about WHAT?”. If we have to change our mind about unbelief in Jesus to BELIEF in Jesus, what does that mean? What has to change in our lives?
Dear brothers and sisters, if we want to say that we changed our mind, we have to PROVE by our lives, by our actions and fruits that we have. If we keep going and living like the rest of the world, if we keep doing the same things, if we keep LIVING IN DELIBERATE SIN, then that PROVES we HAVEN’T changed our mind about anything. We are just deluding ourselves.
I agree that not all really WANT TO SIN. Some Christians are GENUINELY struggling with it, they don’t WANT to sin but then they always go back to it. To these Christians, I say to you that YOU STILL NEED TO BE DELIVERED, TO BE FREED from the dominion of sin. If we are going to say that we cannot GET FREE from sin, that means Jesus LIED.
This is what Jesus says:
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who PRACTICES sin is a SLAVE to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be ((((((( FREE INDEED ))))))).
There is no way to go around these words dear friends. Either we are slaves to sin or slaves to righteousness. Paul says sin will have NO DOMINION over us because we are UNDER GRACE.
Being saved and UNDER THE GRACE OF GOD, means that the flesh is dying everyday, it is being crucified, it is dead. The Law has NOTHING TO WORK WITH because the flesh is dead. We are FREE TO WALK IN NEWNESS OF LIFE. Sure we will have temptations, the flesh will always try to revive itself and the devil is there to make us fall BUT we have to MORTIFY that flesh.
I pray today brothers and sisters that we face the facts about repentance. I pray that any Christian out there struggling with deliberate sin gets to that godly sorrow that leads to TRUE GENUINE REPENTANCE. I pray that you get FREE from sin so that you go to Christ as a FREE SON OF GOD.
Please share with anyone struggling with sin.
May God bless you