Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Good News about defeating sin

To us, Sin feels good...To God, He hates it.
Its something we do all the time, continually. We try to to make excuses for sin, thinking to ourselves that it was only small. We also try and hide sin from others because we then feel embarrassed about what we have said or done.
A typical "SIN" life cycle.

God is not evil and He doesn't 'do' evil.He hates it. We, on the other hand, are attracted to evil. It forms a part of our lives, daily.

But you must bear this in mind. Sin will NEVER halt or effect our relationship with God. Our relationship with God was set in stone when we received Christ, its everlasting and it never changes because that's a promise that God gave us in His Word.

John 10:27-29 - My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

However, our fellowship with God is effected when we sin. When we sin, we grieve His Spirit within us,,,Because we have then chosen to turn away from His spirit and do things on our own. Our fellowship with God is maintained by us and it can change when we sin.

Sin does not effect our total relationship with God, because Jesus has already died for our sins, they have already been forgiven.
What it does do though, is it effects they way God and us communicate, or the way God communicates to us. It effects how useful and effective we are on earth, doing what God wants us to do and how He wants us to serve...

What we cannot do is preoccupy ourselves with sin. Yes, we sin, but get over it!
Open your heart to God, agree with God (confessing) and then repent (turn away from that sin). It doesn't mean that you wont commit it again, but what it does mean is that you are acknowledging to God that you need His hand in your life to turn away from sin.

But often after confessing our sin, we still feel guilt? Again, as I said above, try not preoccupy yourself in sin as this will cause you to re-commit the same sin. You need to get the sin out of your mind. God promised us in Hebrews that He will overlook our sin and remember them no more (This because of what Jesus did for us on the cross).

Remember, temptation is not sin. Jesus was tempted. The action you take after the temptation is the problem. If you choose to action the idea put in your head, that means you are allowing Satan to win in your mind.
Turn to God...He is the only way..

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