leave the pig pen

December 19, 2014

light vs darkness

Although Christians are liberated from their enslavement to sin, this does not mean that they never sin or that resisting sin is easy. The sin nature is still very much present and is still set on asserting itself. Man’s propensity to evil and rebellion against God is just as much there after salvation as it is before salvation.

 

 

It’s just that after salvation he has a choice, whereas before salvation he had no choice. He was a slave to sin (Rom. 6:17), he was “being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit” (Eph. 4:22), he was spiritually dead (Eph. 2:1), and he was unable to perceive spiritual truth (1 Cor. 2:14). Before salvation, there was no choice; after salvation, however, we do have a choice.

This is the power of the cross.

The sin nature has power only if the believer chooses not to trust in God’s Word and obey Him and, instead, places himself in a position of obedience to his past master.

 

Yes you are forgiven, but the cost of sin today as a believer is broken fellowship with God. We are like the prodigal son, the New American Standard Version says; “when he came to his senses” he returned home. Giving in to sin is insanity, yes it can give you pleasure, power and possessions, but it will rob, ruin and wreck your life.

 

Yet because of free will we are left to choose our lifestyle. We can go home and we can be forgiven, by the Father God, but we have to come to our senses first.

 

God bless from scumlikeuschurch@gmail.com

 

So many prayer requests, to many to list, but each and every one is being prayed for, thank you to our prayer partners that carry the load of prayer for us.

 

I do want to mention one, Veronica who is struggling with alcohol addiction, you can win, you are not alone, and I know you haven’t gone to an AA meeting yet but you should. It is both scary and freeing. Go.

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