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SIN: Satan Inspired Nature

I reckon that for the most part, people are able to differentiate between what is right and wrong. Everyone seems to have an opinion. Just visit any of the social media sites, you’ll find it is full of people insisting they know what is best and what is right. One wonders though why the world is so full of bad people doing bad things when almost everyone claims to be a good person knowing what good to do. The truth of the matter though is that it is possible to know what is right and still do the exact opposite. The Bible has a name for that; it is called the SIN NATURE.

You see, the sin nature is inherent in every one. It is that nagging desire to continuously satisfy one’s self at the expense of others. It is that desire to showcase the best part of yourself all in a bid to curry undeserved favor. It is that force pushing you to do things you know are wrong and really do not want to do. Paul waxed eloquent and honest when he described his own failings. He said “For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out“Romans 7:18.

Do you find yourself living a life that you know is wrong? Do you struggle with a sinful habit? Do you wish you could be free from sin? There is a solution in Christ Jesus. The bible says in Romans 6:16 that “Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” God’s intention is for us to be free from the bondage of Satan and Sin. We have freedom available in Christ Jesus. What can we do?

  1. Admit your struggles like Paul did in Romans 7:18.
  2. Pin point the entry point of Sin and work on guarding it. James 1:14,15 says “But each one is tempted when by his own evil desires he is lured away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. If your eyes are the issues, then pay special attention to what you look out. Job made a covenant with his eyes (Job 31:1). Jesus said cut off (not literally) every part of you that makes you sin (Matt 5:30). 
  3. Accept, declare and walk in the Victory of Christ Jesus over sin (Romans 6:11-14).
  4. Confess your weakness to Christ and a trustworthy Christian so that you can be held accountable (James 5:16).
  5. Pray the life and nature of Christ into your life (Galatians 5:22,23).

You have received a new nature. It is the nature of righteousness. Be gin to walk in it.

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