Post by frienduff on Oct 11, 2018 9:10:04 GMT -5
The thing is believing we have no power over sin , is what keeps folks in bondage to that sin . Our faith must be in Christ and our trust in HIM.
HE said to those who believed in HIM , the truth shall make you free. We should trust in His every word . Our faith in HIM is how we overcome the evil .
But if our trust is in men , who keep saying we will always be a slave to sin , then our own unbelief rules us .
IF men , teachers and preachers tell their flocks or give the idea we will always be a slave to sin , THEN they always will be a slave to sin .
WE have to trust CHRIST and what the apostels said , who trusted in Christ .
Their approach to inquity , was LET it not ONCE be named among you . They pointed not to their own means to attain this , they said , FOR IT IS HE IN YOU
Working that which is well pleasing IN HIS SIGHT . and I think we all know SIN is not well pleasing in His sight .
IF we but teach the truth , folks would CRY OUT to the one who is able to deliver them from captivity . AND HE WOULD HEAR .
Our trust , hope and faith , must be IN CHRIST . Let no man , woman or child , DOUBT the power of the blood . Let them receive the TRUTH
and let them be REMINDED their is a savoir in the heavens , by whose SPIRIT we are able to crucify the flesh . POINT TO JESUS and let us expound
to all, to put their trust and hope and all affections above on Him . To believe that the grace HE gives us IN CHRIST can truly bring every
thought even , captive to the obedience of Christ . But if men trust not Christ , nor those apostles WHO did KNOW HIM , they are doomed to captivity of sin .
WE must as children TRUST IN CHRIST , and realize that sin will always be present in our flesh , BUT that the POWER of CHRIST is greater than our flesh .
THUS we have a way out of EVERY TEMPTATION , a way to overcome every temptation, HIS NAME .................JESUS the FREER OF SLAVES the BREAKER OF the chains of bondage
That HE ALONE is able to keep us from falling . But if our trust , faith and hope is not in HIM, we fail and do fall .