Saturday, September 24, 2011

Overcoming Sin



KJV John 16:33
 33.  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Jesus overcame because he had no sin and was incapable of sin.

KJV Romans 12:21
 21.  Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

KJV 2 Peter 2:19
19.  While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

Adam was overcome by Satan---Jesus overcame Satan and the world.

KJV 1 John 2:13
13.  I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

KJV 1 John 4:4
4.  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

How do we overcome?

KJV Philippians 2:13
13.  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

People who are saints have the Holy Spirit and no longer work for their salvation under the law but rather in faith trust in God who works in them in Godly love to fulfill all righteousness. God’s spirit begins to change sinful human nature to be conformed to the nature of Jesus who was the image and likeness of God.

KJV Ephesians 6:13-18
13.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
 14.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
 15.  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
 16.  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
 17.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
 18.  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

To truly overcome one must have patience to understand that it is a process over our lifetime and by using the Holy Spirit and having all the things provided above we shall be in the end victorious.  While yet in the flesh we still sin but through Jesus have forgiveness of these sins upon sincere repentance.  God loans His own righteousness to us to act as a shield until we are born into the kingdom of God at the return of Jesus where we will be changed both bodily and spiritually possessing everlasting life and made unable to sin.  This is Gods will for us and we must be in agreement with His will and desire this change by our own free will.

KJV 1 Timothy 6:12
 12.  Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on everlasting life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

KJV Ephesians 6:12-13
 12.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
 13.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

KJV Romans 8:31
 31.  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

God’s purpose for creating man was to have “other beings” in His likeness and image, not other Gods but a new creation, a new kind of being.  Jesus was the first of these new beings, the first born of many.  The likeness and image we are to become is what Jesus was as a man. Once this is done then we will be ready to receive everlasting life, salvation, and enter Gods kingdom.

Our hope is to become composed of spirit, live forever unable to sin in peace and indescribable joy.  God will work in and through us to insure that we receive this crown as long as we love Him and obey the covenant of grace through Jesus Christ.

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