Morning Devotion: Questions and Answers

Question: Can I have victory over sin? Answer: Absolutely, yes.

Every Christian, born-again believer can have victory over sin.

Romans 5:17  For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

The bible teaches victory for every believer in Christ Jesus.

1 John 5:4  For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

The question is, faith in what, faith in whom? Answer: The Lord Jesus Christ and the word of God.

We who have received the abundance of grace will rule and reign in life. We will have the power and authority to rule and reign in our own personal life. Sin does not have to have dominion over us. We can live a victorious Christian life.

A victorious life is what we have before us. Not only victorious but and abundant life.

Jesus said in John 10:10…“ I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

God promises fulness of joy. Psalms 16:11  Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

Through the Lord Jesus Christ and through the word of God you can become a disciple of the Lord and experience freedom.

John 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; 32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Who does not want to be free? This freedom does not mean to be without sin and that sin is removed, eradicated and eliminated from you life, it simply means you have the power over sin.

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

As a believer in Christ Jesus, you the power to say no to sin. As an unbeliever you do not have that power. The alluring sin will draw you to itself every time. Whether it sexual sins like pornography, or physical sins like alcohol and other drugs or sins of the heart like hate and greed and all such that are in the world, the sinner has no choice but to participate.

Before salvation, we walked that way because we were that way. But now we are free from the power of sin.

Ephesians 2:1  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2  Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. 4  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

My dear Christian friend, in this world there is sin everywhere and you will be tempted and the allurement may be great; just remember, God will not let you go through such a temptation that you cannot handle it.

1 Corinthians 10:13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

Look for that way to escape, that way is Jesus, keep your eyes upon Jesus.

After reading chapter eleven of Hebrews, we find this challenge. Hebrews 12:1  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Keep your eyes and heart and mind on Jesus and the word of God.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook