Are You Spiritually Stuck?
Are You Looking for Victory in Your Life?
Are You Truly Living a Life of Faith?
I was given this suggested topic and title one of our members so I thought I would give it a shot. My answer to this question is “No” and “in a way”. No referring to the first half of the question and in a way to the second half. I think I will address the second half first.
I can say that sin is definitely killing you if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! It does not make any difference if you are the best person in the world. Best or being good is just not enough to outweigh the Sin of not accepting Jesus for who He is, the Son of God. After His ascension, Christianity became all faith based. You must be a believer. Next, and probably as bad as not being a believer at all is developing the “I’, “Me”, “We”, and “Us” syndrome. Especially here in America there seems to be an innate belief that our achievements were accomplished solely on our own abilities. In reality we can do Nothing on our own. Everything we achieve we can do only through the talents given us individually and corporately by God Himself. By not giving The Father all the praise and glory for what we accomplish, big or small, is a very deadly sin. Finally, on, is sin killing you (me), we are descendants of the original sinner, Adam, therefore we will always sin. We all have that ability to be “stiff-necked”, one of my favorite biblical terms, at various times. Satan loves when we get this way because it gives him a foothold to work his evil in our lives. Yes sin is killing us, but praise to the Almighty, the Only Living God, we have a way to win the battle.
Now for the first half of the question. No, I (we) do not have the ability to kill sin. Jesus Christ was, is, always will be the only One to ever defeat sin. Now having said that, we do have an avenue to have our sins hidden so to speak and that is Christianity. Christianity is not just being spiritual, leading a moral life, or obeying God. Christianity is Power!!!! As Eph. 6:10-17 says, “Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” By putting on the full amour of our God, we can stand firm on the ground against the evils of Satan. Through Him we wear the Belt of Truth, the Breastplate of Righteousness. We are protected by the Shield of Faith, wearing the Helmet of Salvation, wielding the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. This is the Power of Christianity, our only defense against sin, our only way of letting God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit kill the sin in our lives of the past, present and future.
I am a sinner, and will always be a sinner in this world. I put ALL my hope in my advocate, Lord Jesus Christ at the right hand of God, and hopefully ALL my talents at the disposal of God the Father’s advocate, the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Trinity that I will overcome the sin in my life and through His grace and mercy, I will become a child in His Kingdom. All the praise and glory be to Him.
Love, in the Name of Jesus Christ,
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