We all have to deal with the struggles of sin in our lives. After all, we are the descendants of Adam and Eve, the first on the earth to have disobeyed God’s instructions. Unfortunately, being the offspring of Adam and Eve, we were all born with the sin seed in us and as a result, it is natural for us to sin. Sin is embedded in our nature. And what makes it worst is the devil who is busy at work trying to get us to sin because he knows that this displeases God.
Sin is what separates us from God. Satan’s time is drawing close to an end, so he will try his best to get us to turn from God. Satan’s plan is for us to die and go to hell because he knows that God wants us to spend eternal life with Him in heaven. Please do not be too worried because there is a remedy for this situation.
How do we combat sin?
We cannot do it on our own and God knows this. That is why He sent His only son, Jesus Christ, to be sacrificed for us, so that our sins will be forgiven. Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world. Jesus was born of the Holy Spirit and not of the sin seed (the seed of a man). He was the perfect lamb to be slaughtered and sacrificed for our sake. He lived on the earth as an example of how we should live our lives. He came to save all sinners. All we need to do is to surrender our lives to Jesus Christ, acknowledge our sins and repent. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, He will set us free from all our sins.
The struggle with sin does not end there; actually, for some of us, that is when it begins. The good news is, once you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you are now born of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit now begins to live inside of you and you will begin to feel a difference in your life. Think about this. You fell into a swimming pool and you were drowning because you could not swim. Someone you did not know dove into the pool and rescued you, but that person died in his attempt to save you from drowning. Wouldn’t you be ever grateful to that person? Wouldn’t you want to know everything about that person? You may even want to get to know the person’s family.
When you understand that Jesus Christ actually died to save not only you, but all of us, your reaction will be even greater. You will have a desire to know Him intimately and you will want to live the life He wanted you to. It is not that you will automatically stop sinning. Indeed not. You will continue to sin, but there will be a difference. When you sin, you will feel a sense of regret and you will repent to God, because you will remember that Jesus died for us, to take away our sins, to make a way for us to be with Him forever.
God promises us that whosoever believes in His son Jesus shall not perish, but have eternal life.
The more we walk with God and realize how much He loves us, the harder it is for us to fall into the traps of Satan, who tempts us to sin. Hence, the struggle with sin decreases as the love for Jesus in our lives increases.
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