Mon. Jul 13th, 2020

Power over sin

John 15:4

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

 

Jesus never promised you an upgraded body when you gave your life to Him. In fact when you give your life to Christ you begin to observe the weakness of your flesh. This is not strange because you have been reborn, you are now born again. A new man now lives inside of you. This new man is the Spirit of God. Galatians 5:17 tells us For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[c] you want. You desire to serve the Lord faithfully but your flesh opposes that.

 

To receive power over sin is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the only power that can deliver a man from sin. No amount of determination can set you free. The only solution is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The more you get filled with the Holy Spirit the more you have victory over sin. Our verse of focus encourages us to abide in Jesus for He is the only source of life for our new man.

 

The word of God is life for our spirit. You must feed your inner man with the truth of Gods word. The Holy Spirit wants to fill you today. I will explain 3 ways I have observed we can present ourselves to be filled.

 

Meditate on the word of God

Relationship with God grows the more we know about Him. Studying Gods word is a great way to learn about your father. His life given word gives the strength you need to persevere even in difficult times.

 

Have personal meeting time with the Holy Spirit

Every friend needs attention. You will never know how much the Holy Spirit longs to have an intimate relationship with you until you book a date with Him. I struggled with pornography for a long time, this never stopped until one night. During a meeting with the Holy Spirit as I worshiped and exposed my sins to Him, I felt something rush inside of me, I began to pray on top of my voice uncontrollably and tears followed. After that night, pornography became disgusting to me. I never believed I could be free but the Holy Spirit did it in a split second during our midnight meetings.

 

Be mindful of the presence of the Holy Spirit always

As long as you have invited the Holy Spirit into your life, you belong to Him. The Holy Spirit is always with you and would want to be proud of you. Hebrews 12:1 says “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us”. You are never alone dear child of God.

 

To overcome sin get filled with the Holy Spirit. 

 

May the Lord enable you as you decide to partner with the Holy Spirit in overcoming that sin. God bless you.