08/23 – Overcoming Sin…will take FAITH

In todays thoughts – The difference in being saved is…Not running to SIN but from SIN!” What is Sin? · SIN is – rebellion of God’s Laws. SIN is disobedience of God’s law… Simply put, sin is any and every wrong that goes against God’s ways, His Word.

In previous letters we have covered various areas of SIN…What is Sin? – missing the mark…What Sin does? – separates. We also took a look at what the end result of SIN is – death. Now let’s take a look at what it takes to be an over comer?

  • An over comer is “one that has overcome obstacles.
  • An over comer is one that obeys God’s law.

To “overcome sin” one must live in obedience with God’s ways. Obedience will cause you to live as an over comer. It will take a sacrifice of ones total body, soul and spirit; allowing the Holy Spirit to rule.

Jesus was an over comer. He overcame SIN. He was a conquer…defeating Satan in all areas. He was victorious.

Jesus Christ was an over comer “without Sin” and is our prime example.

  • Hebrews 4:15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same temptations we do, yet he did not sin.

We are to follow Jesus and His passion, reaching out to the lost, the hurting and those in need. We are all born into “SIN” and through Christ we too can be an over comer, that is to say, “overcome sin”.

How does one overcome Sin?

The Bible is the key that unlocks the door in the life both the sinner and the believer. Truly, The Bible (The Good News) is the Power of God and is the antidote for SIN.

  • Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—Jews first and also Gentiles.

To overcome, the believer or Christian must live by faith in order to receive anything from God. What is faith? How do I increase faith in my life?

  • Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I like to say it this way…Faith is seeing that which IS NOT as though IT IS, according to God’s Word.
  • Another translation reads “It is the confident assurance that what we hope for is going to happen. It is the evidence of things we cannot yet see.”

I look at faith this way; faith is seeing that which is not as though it is according to Gods Word (His promises) alive and active.

  • In Romans 10:17 we find out where Faith comes from; Yet faith comes from listening to this message of good news—the Good News about Christ.

Yes, NOW Faith is – faith is not hope, for hope is always out there in the future. But FAITH is the substance hoped for.

If faith is not NOW, it’s not faith. The promises of God have already been spoken. The Word, His will, is yes.

Do you know God not only can but He will. It’s in His Word. His promises were not just for yesterday, but TODAY and tomorrow, alive and active to those who believe!

It’s a matter of us receiving what He has already done. In Romans Paul talks about Faith – it is a law.

  • Romans 3:27 (KJV) Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
  • The New Living Translation says it like this; “Can we boast, then, that we have done anything to be accepted by God? No, because our acquittal is not based on our good deeds. It is based on our faith.”

As always, love in Christ Jesus,
Paul Lundmark

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