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LIVE YOUR LIFE FREE FROM SIN
Is it possible for us as Christians to live our lives completely free from sin? I know that we have all sinned at one time or another in our lifetime. The Bible makes it perfectly clear that ALL have fallen short of the glory of God, but what I want to assure every believer is that:
“It IS possible, after we have accepted Jesus as our personal Savior, to live our lives totally and completely free from any and all sin!”
Everyone may have his or her own opinion on this subject. However, I am not interested in opinions. I am only interested in what the Bible has to say.
Jesus said in Mark 9:23,
“If you can believe, ALL things ARE possible to him that believes.”
First let’s qualify what is meant by the phrase “all things”. I think that it would be safe to assume that most Christians would agree that anything that is God’s "WILL" could be placed in the category of “all things”.
Therefore, if it is God’s WILL for us to stop sinning, then it would seem logical to put the phrase “living your life free from sin” in place of the phrase “all things”. After making the substitution, this is how the scripture now reads, “If you can believe, then living your life free from sin IS possible to him that BELIEVES." For some Christians this one scripture would be enough biblical evidence to start living a sin free life, and that would be great.
However, using only just one scripture does not give us an adequate foundation for sound Biblical doctrine. The word of God also says in 2nd Corinthians 13:1 that out of the mouth of two or three witnesses let everything be established. In other words, you cannot make a valid statement of faith based only upon one verse or passage of scripture. You need two, or more scriptures to support your point of view, and establish a sound biblical doctrine. Also there must be no direct contradiction with the rest of the Bible from what one concludes or interprets any two or more verses of scripture to mean.
So secondly or for our second verse of scripture let’s look at Philippians 4:13 which says,
“ I can do ALL things THROUGH Christ which strengthens me. ”
The same procedure may also be applied to this scripture that we just did in Mark 9:23, because most assuredly it is the WILL of Almighty God for us to stop sinning. Here is what we have when we put the phrase “live my life free from sin” in place of the phrase “all things”,
“I can live my life free from sin THROUGH Christ which strengthens me”.
The word “Christ” here simply means anointed. So when we see Jesus Christ, or Christ Jesus written in the Bible it would be helpful for us to translate the word “Christ” in our minds as “anointed”, or “the anointed one”. Hence, Jesus Christ would be, Jesus the anointed, and Christ Jesus would be, the anointed one Jesus. It now becomes apparently clear to us that it is the ANOINTING of God that strengthens us and enables us to live our lives free from sin, just as the ANOINTING of Almighty God strengthened and empower his Son Jesus to live without sin and do the mighty works of healing the he did. I will explain this a little further on in the study.
Keep this in mind as we now read from the third witness found in Mark 10:26,27, which says,
“ Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking upon them says, With men it is impossible, BUT NOT WITH God: for WITH God ALL things ARE possible.”
The word “saved” here is SOZO in the Greek, and means to save, to deliver, to protect, to heal, to preserve, to be made whole, and to be placed back into right relationship with Almighty God. So let’s use the definition delivered in place of saved and read Mark 10:26 a second time. “Who then can be delivered from a life of sin?” Jesus answers in verse 27 and I again paraphrase,
“With natural human strength it is impossible, but NOT WITH God’s ANOINTING: for WITH God’s anointing of the Holy Spirit, then living your life totally free from sin IS possible.”
Now that we have looked at three witnesses, that is to say, three different scriptures, that clearly show that it IS POSSIBLE to live our lives totally free from any and all sin, all that is left to do is to determine whether or not it is God’s WILL for us NOT to sin or to stop sinning.
Let’s begin with 1 John 3:8 that reads,
“He that commits sin is of the devil; for the devil sins from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might DESTROY the works of the devil.”
It is crystal clear from this scripture as well as many other scriptures that sin is one of the works of the devil. And it was for this VERY purpose that Jesus came into the world as the Son of man to destroy sin.
The word “destroy” here means to ruin completely so that restoration is impossible. In other words Jesus came to totally eradicate sin from our lives, even to the point that it would be impossible for sin to creep back into our lives. The word destroy also means to do away with, get rid of, to put an END to, render useless, to defeat completely. In other words, Jesus came to do away with, get rid of, and put an end to sin in our lives so that the restoration thereof would be impossible.
Let me say this yet another way, Jesus came to put an END to sin in our lives, to set us completely free from sin. The Bible clearly tells us in Romans 6:14 that sin SHALL NOT have dominion over us. Satan is no longer our god. The blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ our Lord, has DESTROYED every last bit of rule or dominating influence that that Satan, the Devil once had over us. Satan may still be the god of this present world, but praise be to God, Satan no longer has dominion over us as believers, because the GREATER one lives within us, speaking of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God himself who dwells in believers in Jesus Christ as the Son of Almighty God who died for not only our sins but the sins of the whole world..
Here is what 1 John 4:4 has to say about the GREATER one living IN us as believers.
“Greater is he (speaking of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God) that is IN me than he (referring to Satan as the god of this world) that is in the world”.
Now go to 1st John 5:1 that tells us,
“Whosoever believes that Jesus is the CHRIST (or more specifically whosoever BELIEVES that Jesus is the ANOINTED one of Almighty God) is born of God.”
For a deeper understanding of the vital importance of seeing and BELIEVING that Jesus was ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit of Almighty God and this is HOW Jesus did the works that he did INCLUDING living his life WITHOUT SIN, then please read the study called "JESUS THE CHRIST" , which remember CHRIST means the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God. But for now I would like you to skip down to verse 4 and 5 where we see that whosoever is BORN of God WILL OVERCOME the world BY OUR FAITH.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world: and THIS is the victory that overcomes the world, even OUR FAITH. Who is he that overcomes the world, but he that believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
Remember that the Bible teaches us that Satan is the god of this world, so therefore if you are BORN of God, that is to say, if you are a born again believer in Jesus Christ, then that makes you an over comer of Satan, and therefore an over comer of sin as well. Satan is under YOUR feet, if so be that you are a BELIEVER in Jesus Christ as your savior. You have been given all AUTHORITY and power over the enemy in the NAME of Jesus, so start standing in your authority and begin resisting the devil called Satan in the mighty NAME of Jesus you Lord and savior.
The word of God says in James 4:7 to
“RESIST the devil and he will flee from you.”
Resist the temptation to sin and the temptation will flee from you.
This is a written guarantee from Almighty God who cannot lie.
I want you to consider this next statement very carefully, because this is what the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart when I cried out to God to help me over come this one sin in my life that I kept falling back into over and over and I could not seem to overcome not matter how hard I tried to resist it. The Holy Spirit asked me the question, "Have you ever successfully resist even ONE temptation in you life that you did NOT give into and sin?" I said back to God, of course I have many times, but I just cannot over come this one particular sin no matter how hard I try ALL the time. Then the Holy Spirit said back to me, if you have successfully resisted the temptation to sin, any temptation whatsoever, no matter how big or how small, even just one time in your life, even if you gave into this same temptation at a latter time, then I want you to know that you are able to resist any and all temptations at all times in your life. I became a BELIEVER at that moment! For the first time as being a Christian for nearly twenty year I became a BELIEVER in living free for any and all sin. Something on the inside of me caused me to KNOW that the only way to over come sin was to BELIEVE that you could and and that I would over come sin. I would not share something with you that I did not PROVE for myself first. A non believer has no testimony of salvation. ONLY those who have PROVED God's word for THEMSELVES to be TRUE can testify that they are saved by the blood of the Lamb. A non Christian has his or her opinions, but only a BELIEVER has his or her TESTIMONY of PROVING God's word for THEMSELVES.
So then, I am here to ASSURE you that YES it IS POSSIBLE for YOU to live YOUR life totally free from ALL sin simply by resisting sin one temptation at a time. Jesus said do not take thought for tomorrow for sufficient is today. In other words don’t worry about the temptations that may or may not come down the road, but deal only with the one temptation that you are faced with at the time present of when you may be face with a temptation. KNOW that all the authority of Almighty God is BEHIND you to ENFORCE what you command in the name of Jesus. KNOW that God is FAITHFUL to perform his word, therefore if you RESIST the temptation to sin, then the temptation WILL leave you if you hold fast and refuse to give into it.
The Bible ASSURES us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that
“God will not suffer you to be tempted above that which you are able,(able to what? Able to resist and overcome) but will with the temptation make a way of escape, that you are able to bear it.”
So then if you say things, like I used to say myself, that the temptation that you are faced with is too great and that you just can’t resist it, then you are being deceived just like I was deceived by this same lie from the devil before that Holy Spirit assured me that I could overcome any and all temptations in my life. In other words, in essence you are calling God a liar, when you say that you are NOT ABLE to over come the temptations that come your way. You may have not realized it before, but your are in doubt and unbelief, and everything that is not of faith is sin. Now I know that this is not your intention, but that is, in fact, what you are doing when you give into the temptation to sin. You are not submitting yourself unto God, but rather unto man. The carnal man, our fleshly nature, that says we are only human and subject to failure, but God says be you Holy for I am Holy. Let God be true and every man a liar.
Look at 1 Peter 4:1,
“For as much then as Christ (the ANOINTED one) has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the SAME mind for he that suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.”
Think about that for a moment. As long as you are resisting the temptation to sin, and you are NOT yielding to temptation, that is to say, you are NOT giving into the temptation, but rather SUFFERING through the temptation, and as long as you are SUFFERING the temptation, then you are NOT sinning. In other words, while, during, or at the time, you are suffering the temptation you have ceased from sin. You see, the temptation in and of itself is NOT sin. It is when you yield to the temptation that it becomes sin. Think about that the next time that you are being tempted. It is a time of suffering, but God is WITH you to strengthen you, IF so be that the Holy Spirit of Almighty God DWELLS IN you, so resist the devil and do not give into sin and the temptation WILL FLEE from you. You have God's word on it! Do not worry or take thought of how long you must suffer the temptation or when the temptation will flee from you, but rather ENDURE the temptation unto the END. The end is when the temptation leaves you and you are no longer tempted. Jesus said ENDURE unto the END and you shall be SAVED. Remember that the word "SAVED" is the Greek word "SOZO", which has many meanings such as delivered, rescued, protected, set free, healed, made whole and placed back into right relationship with God.
Remember that 1st John 3:8 says, that if WE commit sin, then WE, who are true born again believers are a child OF the devil while we are in the act of COMMITTING SIN.
Romans 6:16 says it like this,
“Know you not, that to whom you yield yourself to obey, his servants you are to whom you obey, whether of sin unto death or of obedience to righteousness?”
It all comes down to a choice. It is that simple! Are you going to yield yourself to what tempts you, or are you going to obey the word of God and live your life free from sin? One definition of yield means to give up, to surrender, to be overcome. Therefore when you give into sin, in reality, you are being over come by the enemy, Satan.
Now it is definitely not God’s WILL for you to be over come by the Devil.
The word of God says in Romans 8:31,
“If God be for us who can be against us?”
I want you to KNOW my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord that the Devil cannot succeed against you,IF you BELIEVE that Almighty God is FAITHFUL to perform his WORD, because Almighty God himself is for you. It is your choice! Resist the temptation of the devil! And the temptation WILL flee from you. This is one of many of God's PROMISES to us as BELIEVERS.
Look at Romans 8:9,12 for a moment.
"But you are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, IF so be that the Spirit of God dwell IN you.”
Now skip to verse 12.
“THEREFORE (or for this reason) brethren we are debtors NOT to the flesh to live after the flesh”
Notice that this scripture says that we indeed ARE debtors, but we are NOT debtors to the FLESH. In other words, we have been set FREE from sin and now as believers we have become SERVANTS or DEBTORS of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Let’s look at this scripture from some other translations. The Living Bible says it this way,
“So dear brothers you have NO obligation whatever to your sinful nature to do what it begs you to do.”
Are you seeing it yet? It is your choice! You are under no obligation to sin. The New English Version reads,
“It follows, my friends, that our LOWER nature (the flesh) has NO claim upon us; we are NOT obligated to live on that level.”
Our flesh is our lower nature, and our spirits, which are born of God, ought to be ruling and reigning over our flesh. This is where we are debtors. God is not going to make your spirit take dominion over your flesh. This is something YOU yourself are going to have to do with the HELP of the Holy Spirit. And the ONLY way that you are going to be able to overcome sin consistently is through FAITH. Living free from sin will not be possible for you until you first BELIEVE that WITH God's HELP you can and WILL live your life free from any and all sin, then and only then will living free from sin will be possible to you. You must BELIEVE! Verse 13 goes on to say,
“For if you (speaking to true born again believers in Jesus Christ, if YOU) live after the flesh, you shall DIE, but if YOU (speaking of YOU yourself) THROUGH the Spirit do mortify (crucify or put to death) the deeds of the body, you shall live.”
This is a serious matter that is not to be taken lightly.
Romans 6:23 tells us that the wages of sin is DEATH. We need to wake up to the fact that when we are being tempted that it is a LIFE and DEATH decision that we are making. Every time you give into temptation you are literally slipping back into Satan’s dominion and you are running the risk of being forever separated from God and losing the promise of ETERNAL LIFE. I cannot stress this enough my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, if you are living in sin and you were to die while you are living in sin, then you will NOT inherit ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come.
God’s word clearly declares in the book of Deuteronomy 30:19,
“I have SET before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore CHOOSE life, that you and your seed may live.”
Again I say unto you, it is your choice. Choose life. You can live a sin free life, IF you yourself CHOOSE to do so.But first you must BELIEVE that it IS possible, because the JUST, those who have been brought back into right relationship with God by the blood of Jesus, shall LIVE BY FAITH.
Now let’s look at 2nd Peter 1:10, which is my favorite scripture dealing with living a life free from sin. The last portion of this verse says,
“For IF you do these things you shall NEVER fall.”
The word “never” here in the Greek means not at all, anymore, by no means, in no case, in any wise, at any time, never. And the word “fall” here in the Greek means to trip, that is to err, to sin, to fail of salvation, to offend, stumble, fall. So then, if words mean anything at all, then this verse of scripture is literally saying, and I paraphrase,
“For IF YOU DO THESE THINGS YOU SHALL NEVER, by NO MEANS, in NO CASE, in ANY WAY, at ANY TIME SIN, NO, NOT AT ALL, ANY MORE, NEVER AGAIN, ERR or FAIL of SALVATION, STUMBLE, FALL, or OFFEND in ANY MANNER!”
Yes you CAN live your life totally and completely free from any and all sin! This scripture alone should be enough to compel us never to sin again. However, we must do something first, because the word of TRUTH teaches us that, IF YOU DO THESE THINGS you shall never fall (or you shall NEVER SIN). So then, what things are we to DO in order to NEVER SIN? Back up to verse 3 of 2 Peter chapter 1.
“According as his divine power has GIVEN unto us ALL THINGS that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that has called us unto glory and virtue.”
Notice here that we have ALREADY been GIVEN ALL things, that is to say, God has already GIVEN us everything we need, in order to live a godly life FREE from all sin.
Now continue with verse 4,
“Whereby are GIVEN unto us exceeding great and precious PROMISES: THAT BY THESE (speaking of the exceeding great and precious PROMISES throughout God's word, that BY these PROMISES of God) you might be partakers of the DIVINE NATURE, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”
In other words, having escaped SIN, by the promises in God’s word, then in the world to come we shall obtain ETERNAL LIFE even as Jesus has been given life in himself of Almighty God the Father.
I want to ASSURE you my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, If you can BELIEVE, then all things are possible to you. But you MUST BELIEVE! The Bible teaches us that without FAITH it is impossible to please God. You must FIRST believe you can live your life free from sin before it will ever become possible for you to do so. Jesus said be you perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect, and God the Father said be you holy for I am holy. (Matthew 5:48, 1 Peter 1:16)
We can be partakers of the divine nature and be holy even as our Father in heaven is holy, but first we must believe that it is possible. Move on to verses 5-9.
“And beside this, GIVING ALL DILIGENCE add to your faith virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance, and to temperance patience, and to patience godliness, and to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness charity (which means LOVE).”
The Webster dictionary defines diligence as preserving, painstaking effort, to be assiduous, which means to be constant and unceasingly persistent. In other words we need to have some tenacity when doing these things that we might attain a sin free life. It is going to take a FIGHT of FAITH.
If we are diligently focusing on doing these things, then there would be no room left for temptation. But if by chance, temptation does creep in, then we also need to be diligent in resisting the temptation of the devil unto the END of the temptation and NOT give into sin.
1 Peter 5: 8-10 says,
“Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, SEEKING whom he may devour. Whom RESIST steadfast in the FAITH, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have SUFFERED awhile make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.”
The word “steadfast” in the Greek means solid, stable, strong, sure. It also means fixed, unchanging, unwavering, and firmly loyal. In other words, you have to make a QUALITY DECISION not to sin and be steadfast in that decision. And then after suffering different temptations by remaining STEAD FAST unto the end by NOT giving into them, then God will establish you, strengthen you and settle you. In other words, you will come to the place that the temptation of the enemy will no longer be tempting to you any longer. Just think back when you first began your walk with God and how some of the things that used to tempt you back THEN are no longer a temptation to you NOW. If God can do this with one area of your life, then God is certainly able help you overcome ALL sin in every area of your life. But we MUST first BELIEVE!
James 1:8 tells us that a double minded man is unstable in all his ways. Settle it in your heart once and for all time that you are no longer going to let your LOWER nature rule over you. SETTLE this in your heart and mind BEFORE the temptation to sin comes your way. This is the second KEY to overcoming ALL sin in your life. You have to be sold out to God. You have to be completely surrendered to God. There is no room for being DOUBLE MINDED. You cannot have the mind that wants to hold on to certain sins. If you want to live free from sin, then you must BELIEVE that you have been REDEEMED from ALL sin.
God's word tells us to "Let the redeemed say so!" YOU are the REDEEMED of the Lord, therefore SAY in FAITH, BELIEVING, “ I am NOT going to sin, no if, and, or buts about it. Let your enemy KNOW your stand and SAY to the Devil, Satan, sin is no longer an option; you can forget about it. Satan, you are wasting your time trying to tempt me!” Then when temptation comes SAY, “ I am NOT giving into this temptation, or any other temptation, for it is written, sin shall NOT have dominion over me. Satan I RESIST you in the NAME of Jesus. Satan, you are a liar and there is no truth in you. I hold up the shield of FAITH against you quenching all your lies. GREATER in he that is IN me than he that is in the world. I can do ALL things THROUGH Christ. Satan you are wasting your time, I am NOT going to give into your lies in the name of Jesus.” Then bring every thought into obedience through Jesus Christ. Think and meditate on the promises of God. KNOW that God will NOT ALLOW you to be tempted ABOVE that which you are ABLE to bear. BELIEVE the PROMISES in God's word. The just shall LIVE BY FAITH in the promises of God's word. Read these promises right to the face of Satan saying, IT IS WRITTEN, then read or quote whatever verse of scripture or promise in God's word that the Holy Spirit brings to your remembrance. KNOW that God is FOR you and NOT against you! KNOW that God is FAITHFUL to perform his WORD!
Are you getting the picture? When you begin to develop this type of mindset against sin, then God will strengthen you, establish you, settle you, and make you perfect. Yes, you will suffer temptation from time to time, but you do NOT have to give into it. Remember to be down right stubborn when resisting sin and you will never fall (or you will NEVER SIN). The word “resist” means to keep from giving in or enjoying. Ask yourself the question "Do I love the pleasures of sin more than I love God? If you give into what tempts you, then you are really saying YES, “ I do love sin more than God.” Or you are saying that you do NOT BELIEVE the promises of God's word. Or it may be that you have not yet learned the to appropriate the promises of God's word by FAITH.
My point is this: DO NOT GIVE INTO WHAT TEMPTS YOU! You do NOT have to obey your LOWER nature. Go back through this study a hundred times a week if you have to, but get the word of Almighty God down in the treasure of your heart so that you will NOT sin against him any more. Yes, it may and most likely will take some time to get all sin out of your life. But I assure you that each and every temptation that you over come will EMPOWER you more and more, because you have PROVEN God's word to be TRUE in your life. But again the second key to over coming all sin in your life is that you have to TRULY want this freedom form all sin in your life. I asked the Lord about something in a different area that I was seeking awhile back, and the Holy Spirit asked me. "How bad do you WANT it?" So then, I am asking YOU this same question, " How bad do you WANT to be FREE from SIN? You have to WANT it!. You have to BELIEVE it! And then you have to become a DOER of God's WORD and not a hearer only whereby you deceive yourself!
Hebrews 10:4 says,
“You have not yet resisted unto blood, STRIVING against sin.”
Remember that the sweat of Jesus was, “as great drops of blood” when he was agonizing in prayer resisting the sin to obey his own will over the will of his God and Father to die on the cross. You may not have thought about this before, but IF Jesus would have given IN to this temptation to do his own will and NOT obey the WILL of his Father for him to lay down his life for our sins, then Jesus would have SINNED. But praise be to God who strengthened our Lord so that he did NOT give into sin, but rather Jesus became OBEDIENT unto death, even death on the cross to die for our sins and not for our sins only, but also for the sins of the whole world so that whosoever BELIEVES might be saved. Later after sweating great drops of blood resisting the temptation to do what his FLESH was BEGGING him not to do, Jesus OVER CAME his flesh and the temptation of the enemy of God and Jesus shed his blood on the cross being obedient unto death, again resisting the sin of not disobeying God's will. I know that I cover this in the study "JESUS THE CHRIST", but I want to take a moment and share with you from God's word HOW Jesus over came SIN and became obedient even unto death on the cross. Please read Hebrews 9:14 that clearly teaches us that Jesus over came sin THROUGH the ANOINTING and POWER of the Holy Spirit of Almighty God.
“How much more shall the blood of Christ, who THROUGH the eternal Spirit OFFERED himself without spot (or how much more shall the Blood of Jesus Christ, or Jesus the ANOINTED ONE of Almighty God the Father, who himself, speaking of Jesus himself, THROUGH the eternal Holy Spirit of Almighty God his Father was able to offer himself WITHOUT SIN) to God, purge your conscience from dead works (or PURGE you from SIN) to serve the living God?”
Then in Acts 10:38 we read how Almighty God ANOINTED his Son Jesus with his Holy Spirit and power who the went around doing many good works and healing those who were being OPPRESSED by Satan, the Devil.
“How God (or how Almighty God, the Father) ANOINTED Jesus of Nazareth WITH the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed OF the devil; for (or because) God was WITH him.”
In other words, the WORKS that Jesus did he did THROUGH the Holy Spirit of Almighty God that dwelt in him, which is the SAME Holy Spirit that dwells IN us who EMPOWERS us to live our lives without sin the same as the eternal Holy Spirit of Almighty God the Father EMPOWERED his Son Jesus to over come sin and do the mighty works of healing and raising the dead that Jesus did.
1 Peter 2:21-23 says,
“For even hereunto were you CALLED: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that we should follow his steps WHO DID NO SIN, neither was guile found in his mouth.”
We are to follow the example that Jesus left us, and that EXAMPLE that Jesus left us to FOLLOW is to live our lives without sin THROUGH the power of the Holy Spirit that dwells IN us. That is what being a Christian means, to be Christ like. Jesus lived without sin and we are to do the same! We are to be LIKE CHRIST! We are ANOINTED with the Holy Spirit and endued with POWER from on high. But if you you do not have this knowledge, then you most certainly will not act on something that you did not know or that you do not BELIEVE.
Now your mind may be saying to you, “Oh, but that was Jesus.” If you are like me, then you have heard more than once from preachers shouting from the pulpit that Jesus is the only one to ever live a sinless life. And I will be the first to admit that this statement is in fact a true "STATEMENT", but it is NOT the whole truth.
What I mean by this is that this short concise and true "STATEMENT" has left us with a NON Biblical impression that we are only human, and therefore because we are only human, then we are going to sin from time to time, because it has been drilled into us through false teaching that we sin because it is our human NATURE to sin.
However, the Bible teaches us that we are to RENEW our minds with the word of God, so then, I implore you my dear brothers and sisters in the Lord for you to take a CLOSER look at the man made DOCTRINE of ORIGINAL SIN and how it FALSELY teaches us that we are all BORN with a sinful NATURE. Please read the study entitled "THE FALSE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN" for an in-depth look at at what the WHOLE word of God TRULY teaches us about the NATURE that we are BORN with. This study was truly an eye opener for me. I actually began the study with the thought in the back of my mind that the Bible would clearly teach that all of mankind was indeed born with sinful nature as I had always been taught by the Catholic church and then by the Protestant churches, but The holy Spirit showed me that this teaching was in error.
It is an eye opening study, but for now I want you to read Hebrews 4:15,which tells us that Jesus was in all points tempted as we are, YET WITHOUT SIN.
So here is the question, “Was Jesus able to live his life free from sin, BECAUSE:
1. Jesus was God?
2. Jesus was the Son of God? Or
3. Jesus was the Son of man ANOINTED with the Holy Ghost?
In order to answer these questions with a sound biblical foundation a great deal of space is needed, therefore I set this question apart as a study all of its own entitled, "JESUS THE SON OF MAN.” In this study we will dig deep into God's word to give you the reader a strong and unshakable Biblical foundation of the human nature of Jesus while he was on the earth, the days of his FLESH as the Bible says.
For you see, in coming to the knowledge of this truth in the word of God with the CORRECT answer, then it will empower you to live your life free from sin just as Jesus lived his life free from sin, because you will know without a doubt that Jesus was a man in the flesh just as you and I, and therefore had no special advantage over us.
As proverbs 18:12 says, Please read the ENTIRE matter before you draw a conclusion for it is folly to a man that answers a matter before he hears the entirety of the WHOLE matter.
Yours in Christ Jesus forever,
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My only desire is for you to answer these questions sincerely, out of a pure heart. Because writing down the answers will help you retain them in your memory, and help you to grow spiritually.
Q. 1. Do you desire to grow spiritually and be in God’s will?
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Q. 2. Do you believe that it is possible for you to live your
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Q. 3. Do you believe that the Bible is God’s word, and that
it is the truth?
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Q. 4. Do you believe that it is God’s will for you to stop
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Q. 5. Do you desire to be free from sin?
A. YES _____ NOT SURE _____NO _____ COMMENT ___________________________
Q. 6. Do you believe that God is able to help you to live a
A. YES _____ NOT SURE _____
NO _____ COMMENT __________________________
Q. 7. Do you desire to know how to accomplish this goal
of living your life free from sin?
A. YES _____ NOT SURE _____
NO _____ COMMENT __________________________
Please answer the following questions by filling in the blanks, checking true or false, giving the scripture reference. And as always your comments and questions are desired.
1. Where is the scripture found that says that if you believe,
then all things are possible to them that believe?
2. What is the first thing you need to do before you can begin
living your life free from sin?
_____________________________________________________________.Satan is the god of this world, and as long as you are in this
world Satan has dominion over you?
TRUE _____ FALSE _____
GIVE SCRIPTURE REFERENCE __________________________.Where does it say in the Bible that out of the mouth of two
or three witnesses let everything be established?
What do the words “ NEVER FALL” mean in 2 Peter 1:10?
What does the Greek word “SOZO” mean? _________________
____________________________________________________________. What does 1 Peter 2:21-23 say that the example is that
8. We are made over comers of the world by simply being a
child of God?
TRUE _____ FALSE _____
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE ________________________________.What does 1 John 3:8 say was the purpose or reason that
Jesus came into the world to accomplish?_________________
____________________________________________________________.What is the second step you need to apply in order to
over come sin? ________________________________________.You cannot attain living your life free from sin without
help of the _________ ____________.The Bible teaches that living your life free from sin is
conditional. List at least 9 things that you must do to
NEVER SIN again: ______________, ______________, ______________, ______________, ______________, _____________,
______________, ______________, ______________.When you give into the temptation to sin you are showing
that you love sin more than you love God?
TRUE _____ FALSE _____
SCRIPTURE REFERENCE _____________________________.What scripture (______________) tells us that Jesus was
tempted in all points as we are, yet ____________ _______.
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