Exercising Your Victory Over Sin
Overcoming Temptation. A lot of people are going through stuff that leads to two different outcomes:
1. Some have fought so hard, they’ve given up and their consciousness is seared.
2. Some keep fighting and because of how often they fall, they are driven into self-pity and so they are feeling sorry all the time.
Your spirit should gain ascendency over your flesh but there are times when the flesh wins and your response should be I have an advocate with the Father! The scripture already gives us a clear picture of how temptations should be handled. Colossians 3:9, Ephesians 4:22. Paul says we should mortify the deeds of the flesh! So a headless chicken can still jerk back to life and run around even though it’s dead because of the activities of its impulse, so it’s very possible, as a believer who is dead to sin to still see some activities of the flesh come to play! A believer can still have little struggles but doesn’t change the fact that he is dead to sin! When Paul said mortify, we can liken it to catching that already dead chicken and putting it down!
Romans 6:3-6, the burial of Jesus was the destruction of the body of sin! Your victory over sin will always be a faith walk, total dependency on what Christ has done! Romans 8:1-3, the death of Jesus was God’s solution to the sin problem! Reckon that the death of Jesus is enough! No matter what you struggle with now. Every time I overcome a temptation, I am demonstrating to the world, Jesus’ resurrection! Ephesians 2:1-6.