Sin can disable, if you do not know who you are in Christ

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    The enemy has nothing on Jesus

    Jesus is God but He was also human who faced temptations as we do. However, Satan could not accuse Him of lying, stealing, or immorality because those sins were never in Jesus. The devil had nothing on him. (John 8:46; John 14:30). Unlike Jes us, if we fall into sin and not know who we are in Christ, we give the enemy a chance to disable us.

    The enemy has nothing on us too

    If we are fully submitted to the Lordship of Jesus in our lives, the devil too will have nothing on us. He is a defeated foe who can do nothing against us, even if we still make mistakes and fall short of God’s expectations. His love to us is sealed and endures forever. (Ephesians 1:13-14)

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    How can sin disable you?

    If you think you have been defeated by sin, what comes next is a defeated life. Joy begins to diminish and you no longer want to go to church or devote time in prayer. Your Christian life has lost its luster and you unknowingly accept the condemnation hurled at you.

    The negative thoughts and silent voice you hear that you are no good comes from the enemy Satan, not from God. Sin will disable if you do not have Christ.

    No one can condemn those who are in Jesus
    The scripture is clear, we are free from the condemnation of sin (Romans 8:1). No power can stand against us because Jesus won the battle for those who believe in Him. God has given us a NEW Covenant that frees us from any sin-accusation. (1 Corinthians 15:56-57)

    The law no longer has the power to condemn us because of what Jesus did for us

    A new covenant

    We can acknowledge our sins before God, but it is worthy to note that our transgression no longer hinders our relationship with Him. In the Old Covenant, we were under the curse of the law, but in the New Covenant, the law no longer has the power to condemn us because of what Jesus did for us (Romans 6:14).

    The Apostle Paul points out, we have been made right in God’s sight by faith (Romans 5:1) and not by works (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, shall we continue in sin so that grace may increase? By no means! How can we who died to sin live in it any longer? (Romans 6:1-2)

    A new heart

    Moreso, God will put a new heart in us and remember our sins no more (Hebrews 8:12; Romans 6:18-22). No wonder the verse John 3:16 at times sound so simple, that salvation begins in believing something that’s just unbelievable.

    Caveat: If we dwell and to an extent enjoy sin thinking God’s grace will abound, ask yourself if you truly are a follower of Christ (Hebrews 10:26).

    Am I abusing grace if I’m still struggling to give up sin?

    The answer is another question, how many times do you think Jesus need to die on the cross to pay for your past, present, and future sins? Jesus alone can transform you, continue to pray and seek his grace. The old self is gone – you are a new creation in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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Albert is a graduate of Asian Studies at the University of Santo Tomas. Instead of pursuing a career in teaching, he became a creative director by profession. Albert is also an undergraduate at the Alliance Bible Seminary and Trinity School of Music. He was also a former worship leader and is involved in several socio-civic organizations.

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