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After I gave my life to Christ … I found myself still struggling with some ungodly act and all effort to stop them proved abortive. I tried and pledge to myself series of time to stop this, but unfortunately the more I go on with the acts.
I have reasoned many ways to escape this acts. Sincerely speaking, I was just at the edge of giving up when I decided to make my predicament known to someone I believed and trusted can help.
Hmm… The decision though wasn’t easy as I made it. How can I explain myself to him? How will i shape my mouth while telling him? Won’t he feel and talk bad of me to others afterwards?
But I have to, I knew. I just have to tell someone, so to ease this worries and Battle.
Finally, I made my complaint. I took the bold step.
Ooh, he said to me, what you are passing through now is what I once passed through but then the remedy is death everyday, he ended with after much words of admonition.
I don’t get but I was left at this, death everyday, after he prayed and let me go and promised to continue putting me in prayers. That growing is a gradual process.
Then I begin the journey, the search to the truth through the agency of the HolySpirit i had newly recieved and I came out with a whole lot, yes a whole lot and which I’ll be sharing here with us.
Remember, Death Everyday but then how could I carry this.
As I journey through the Scripture. Thank God for the scripture.
The Psalmist once confessed, thy word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Surely, this is Truth. I have confirmations myself.
Hear me Believers, if you don’t study the scripture, I’m afraid if you’ll definitely make it in this journey. The knowledge of the scripture is as vital as the breath we take in.
Okay, let’s now look into the scripture as we make progress.
Berean Study Bible
1 John 3:9
Anyone born of God refuses to practice sin, because God’s seed abides in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God
Can you see that scripture above. Anyone born of God… but do you also discovered that this is not where it stopped… The bible said, because God’s seed abides in him and then it ended, he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God
Okay, let’s take it from here and for a better understanding of this study, let’s pick the word, ABIDES.
The word ABIDES is a present tense.
Follow me carefully.
What then does it mean to ABIDE.
According to the Android English Dictionary, we have;
“To endure without yielding; to withstand; await defiantly; to encounter; to persevere.
Hmm… I know this study is going to be deep and I pray that God will grant you Understanding.
Anyway to Abide in a simplified understanding and mine own definition is to Stay or to Remain.
When a man gives his life to Christ, he receives a New Life called the Rightousness of God and the gift of God also find expression in him, that is the HolySpirit Indwelling.
Acts 2:38, “Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
When this happens, a new birth is said to have happened. Then, the new creature, that is the man Born Again, is now still referred to a babe as we can find in the scripture.
1 Peter 2:2 “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
Babies as we know are vulnerable and therefore needed guides and more care at that stage.
Then Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans admonishes ,
Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Believers, hear me. Being born again isn’t enough to claim rulership or dominion over sins and that’s why many believers still are vulnerable to sin and then wonder why and blame God and anybody at all even themselves for no reason.
All the scriptures I’ve been picking out one after the reason are all pointing to one thing. Born Again isn’t Victory over sin, we must ABIDE, in that which you’re born into.
The focus scripture for the Study tells us, because God’s seed abides in him and then he could boldly say I CANNOT SIN.
The (King James Version, KJV ) says
1 John 3:9, “Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Remaineth in him. Ooh this is wonderful. And then Romans tells us, “but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. All this are still striking on Abiding.
Renewing – Abiding… Relate both.
NO WONDER YOU CAN BE BORN AGAIN AND STILL FIND YOURSELF IN FORNICATION, IN LIES AND ALL MANNER OF SINFUL ACTS.
In a nutshell, the Power of God fight sin and give us immunity against sin when we ABIDE and negligence to (the power of God – The HolySpirit) attributes is negligence to continuation in this new life.
I’ll explain better. Follow me.
No one gets a job and then begin to do as he or she likes. If you must retain the job with its benefits , you have to obey strictly the rules that guides the job. Come on time, do this, do that and so forth.
Sincerely, all those rules in a way are clearly against your normal conventional way of living. The new job is now encroaching into your pleasure and leisure times and for you to keep getting your allowances or/and salary, you just have to ABIDE by the rules.
How then, do you give your lives to Christ and feel less concern about the laws that guide the system and still expect the benefits, retaining the new life.
Or do you put a seed into the earth and then go away. No nurturing, no watering, no de-weeding and still you expect it to do well and spring out the best fruits.
There are laws that guide this system and the Bible calls it, The Laws of the Spirit.
Romans 8:2, “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
Can you see that above, the Law of the Spirit in Christ.
That Law is nothing but the Word of God, the Scripture.
Until you keep on Abiding, the HolySpirit will not find full expression in you and you’ll not gain strength and victory over sin.
Remember, The HolySpirit helps us with the ability to detect sin.
Mind you, the HolySpirit cannot do this alone, our concious act and permission is required too.
Abide in the word. Study it daily. Prays often. Never despise the gathering of brethren and watch yourself daily. There are the gateway to flee and live above sin.
Make a decision noe to engage the Scripture daily. Go out and pick a devotional guide. Start with this first.
Prophet Ezekiel made a confession, a mystery is revealed here in his statement,
Ezekiel 2:2 “And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
Ooh for you see that above, And the spirit entered into me when he spake unto me,
And the the resultant effect that is, and set me upon my feet, that I heard him that spake unto me.
As you study the word, there’s a supernatural thing happening, you gain strength. Ezekiel said, and set me upon my feet. That is strength over sin, strength to fight and win all infirmities, difficulties and stay healthy in all things.
Endeavor to start ABIDING today.
Thanks for reading. I pray that God will grant you understanding in Jesus name.
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