I know a number of you have struggled so much because of your fellers of sinning.
I have too.
I know that you have fallen on your knees before God several times in shame and embarrassment.
Some of you have been captive by what a preacher said that you can lose your right standing with God through your sins.
I know most of it’s because of some misunderstanding of the word of God.
To the believer we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
If you are trying to gain righteousness by works, stop.
You will fall short every time.
Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast.
Abraham was given righteousness by works, only because the Law had not entered in the earth.
And for all of us to receive the righteousness, we must only but receive Jesus as our Lord and savior.
We all were born sinners because of Adam’s sin, but we all can be made righteous through Jesus.
Being made righteous forever
Revelation 3:5 ESV
The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life. I will confess his name before my Father and before his angels.
Remember, he that doeth the will of God abides forever.
After you have been made righteous you still have the ability to sin.
Don’t confuse being born a sinner with the acts of sinning.
After you accepted Jesus, through his blood you are a sinner no more.
Meaning the name has been stripped from you.
You are no longer categorized under the name of a sinner.
So stop saying you are a sinner unless you are talking about you doing the act of sinning.
These two are different.
Once a person has stopped drinking, he or she is not an alcoholic any more.
No longer categorized as an alcoholic under God’s and the righteous eyes.
This world puts and keeps labels on you forever.
Same goes of smoking or drugs.
But, if you continue to do them, then yes you will still be what they say you are.
You are acting like a sinner but not a sinner.
If you have accepted Jesus, you have overcome this world and the things of this world.
But, yes if you are practicing darkness, you are not of God.
For those who practice righteousness is born of God.
Those who are born of God do not sin.
I John 3:9 Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remains in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
If a person who is no longer a sinner, but now this person decides to do an act of sin, then he or she is only performing the deeds of sin and is still not a sinner.
I know for some of you this is foreign to you.
You must separate the free gift of righteousness that cannot be taken away from you, from the unrighteous acts that you still are struggling with.
This is what being born again is all about.
Like muscle memory, your body remembers things, and it just wants to keep doing those things if you allow it.
It has grown a custom to sin and the pleasures of it.
Being born from your mother made you a sinner
Due to the fact that we all are evidence of the fall of Adam.
On the other hand
Being born again from Heaven made you not a sinner any more.
You are righteous forever.
But, if you commit an act of sin as a non-sinner, all you have to do is repent to God and go do it no more.
Before we were born again it was easy to do acts of sin being in a sin filled world.
But, once you are born again and you are still here in this sin filled world, your spirit is new, but your body still remembers the acts of sin.
It’s up to you to train your bodies according to the born again spirit inside you.
Your body only needs to be trained in the ways of Heaven.
Now that you know that you are not a sinner.
Why do you still act like one?
You were made a sinner by blood and you were made not a sinner by blood.
So then, you don’t have to keep acting like something that you are not any more.
Stop struggling and beating yourself up over this dilemma any more and be who you were meant to be.
The blood of Jesus will always be upon you to help cleanse you from all your faults.
So cleanse yourself by pleading the blood over your circumstance and be assured of its work on your life.
You are righteous forever.
Remember, if you continue to do the deeds of the flesh, which is darkness.
Darkness cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Never return to the deeds of the flesh
If you should fall
Again I say, repent.
Do not remember those deeds anymore.
They are gone far from you.
You are righteous
Do what righteous people do?
Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Heaven becomes your home and your love for Christ keeps you from acting like a sinner anymore. If you question why you still carry out the act of a sinner, then question your love for Christ. Remember, the key to sinning is to renew your mind daily with the Word.
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