Sin can disable if you do not know who you are in Christ
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).
If we fall into sin and not know who we are in Christ, we give the enemy a chance to disable us by his false accusations. As a result, we feel condemned, hopeless, and inadequate, even as a Christian.
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The enemy has nothing on us too
When we obey Jesus, the devil, too, will have nothing on us. He is a defeated foe who can do nothing against us unless God permits him (Job 1:9–21; Job 2:6; Luke 22:31; 2 Corinthians 4:4-6; Mark 1:27). Even if we still sin, His love for us is sealed and endures forever (Ephesians 1:13-14). Those who belong to Christ will not see hell and condemnation (Romans 8:1).
Those who belong to Christ are saved from hell and Free from condemnation
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How sin disables
In the west, the disdain for sin is replaced with tolerance and equality. They call it “choice.’ Many are desensitized with their own sin. For others, they become depressed with feelings of condemnation.
If you think your sin has defeated you, what comes next is a defeated life. Joy disappears, and you no longer want to go to church or pray.
Your Christian life has lost its luster, and you unknowingly accept the condemnation hurled at you. The negative thoughts and silent voices come from the enemy Satan, never from God. Sin can control you if you do not have the mind of Christ.
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Sin has no power over us
We can acknowledge our sins before God, but 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: God will put a new heart in you and remember your sins no more (Hebrews 8:12; Romans 6:18-22). No wonder the verse John 3:16 sound simple – salvation begins through a simple act of believing!
Why am I an atheist?
Do you feel condemned because of your sin?
Do you have a secret sin that disqualifies you from serving God?