In today’s thought let’s talk about – what is meant by the term over comer in the Christian faith? Let me begin by stating, the difference in being saved is…Not running to SIN but from SIN!
Let’s take a moment and look at… What is Sin?
SIN is – rebellion of God’s Laws. SIN is disobedience of God’s law. We were born into sin. Sin can only be extinguished and washed away in our mind, spirit and soul through the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Through the born- again experience we receive a new spirit and new desires to live for God and accept His righteousness.
When we believe Jesus as the Son of God, and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and recognize our sinful ways, repent and we turn from those ways, our sins are forgiven and our spirit and souls are washed clean.
Sin brings death. Simply put, Sin is more than immoral acts or conduct. Sin covers everything that is contrary to the Word of God which is wrong.
This is why it is important to read and study the Bible, God’s Word. As believers, we read the Bible and the Holy Spirit leads us into all truth. As an old saying states, “this is where the rubber meets the road”.
It is what we do with the truth of God’s Word. Simply having head knowledge will not do it. It will take applying this knowledge in our everyday walk. It must be applied to our hearts.
This is where prayer comes into play. We ought to be prayerful for all things and in all things.
In other words, prayer must be up front in all that we do. For the Holy Spirit will guide and help us understand it’s meaning for our lives.
I once heard it stated that “the Bible is all the instructions needed to live a Godly and successful life here on earth”
What is Sin? – missing the mark…What Sin does? – separates. What is the end result of SIN? – death.
The conclusion of this matter is…sin has no room in the believer. The Holy Spirit will expose sin in one’s life and when sin is exposed it must be removed, repented of and not to become part of the believers life.
Our prime example is Jesus, a sinless life. As a Christ follower, Christian; we are to follow His example and sin not. We are to strive not to sin not.
As always, love in Christ Jesus,