Why can’t i overcome this specific sin?

11 12 2011

How many of us have kept on failing in some area of our lives even though we try our very best not to? How many of us keep on falling into the same sin over and over again even though we resist it with all of our heart? This problem is very common to Christians although they would not readily admit their weaknesses and failures to others. After failing over and over again, they accept defeat and lose hope of ever overcoming this sin. Because they see that they cannot do right, they accept this flaw in themselves and they make a wilful decision to continue to sin because they sin whether they want to or not. Why resist something that you cannot beat?

The reason people give up is because they have been trusting in their own ability and their own strength to resist sin. When they fail they lose hope, hope in their own strength. They see that they are failures.

People under law have no hope. People who have no hope are hopeless and feel completely condemned because they cannot overcome or keep the law. This defeated mentality comes from trying to keep the law –  God’s law and ‘man-made religious laws.

Sins strength is the law!

1Co 15:56KJV  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law

What is the answer to this dilemma?

We see from the above verse that if we live according to the law, sin will be powerful in our lives.

So how do we overcome sin? How do we beat that sin that we cannot seem to get victory over? Please read this:

Rom 4:15 KJV  Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

Please read it again:

Rom 4:15 KJV  Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.

You can only sin if there is law. If there is no law, we cannot tresspass against it! Let me ask you this question, “Are we as new creation believers under the law? We are not under the law because Christ has set us free from it.

We cannot keep God’s Law even if we wanted to, which God proved to us over 4200 years of Biblical history. If we see ourselves under the Law, we will be swallowed up by sin! This is the fact of the matter. We cannot defeat sin, even when we resist with every fibre of our being. Humans will fail over and over again.

The power of sin is the Law. If we know that we are free from the law, then we will be able to overcome the sin that crouches at our doors!!!! To Him be the glory.

Rom 6:14 KJV  For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.


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