Life: Sin-Less

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Rebecca St. James - Go and Sin No More - TBN 12-31-2002

When we become Christians, we are still sinners! However, as we grow in our personal relationship with Him, we sin-less! That's our goal in our Christian walk, so we can brighter lights for Him in this "sinful dark world"!

6No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. 7Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. 8He who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil's work. 9No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God's seed remains in him; he cannot go on sinning, because he has been born of God."-1 John 3

What I do?

Every night before I go to bed, I go before God on my knees in prayer and ask Him to show me every "wrong" I've done today or anything unpure in His eyes. After he shows me when I reflect through the day (He shows what I should be thankful for too!) starting at the time I get up, I ask Him to forgive me for each "sin":

Sample Prayer

"Heavenly Father, show me all my sins I committed today that I may be pure in your eyes. I know I've done things wrong in your eyes that seem to be not wrong in my eyes (read down below for some Scripture verses of others that we learn something new everyday as we grow).


I want to be a brighter light (Matthew 5 "..like a city on a hill") for you tomorrow to the people you put in my path. Forgive me right now of all my sins or wrong doings in your eyes. Fill me up with your Holy Spirit and to more Christ-like. In Jesus name...Amen!"

The next morning, I usually put the Armor of God (Ephesians 6) and ask God to "equip" me with other "spiritual" gear (Fruits of the Spirit-down below....

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. 25Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.-Galatians 5

..and manifest each Spiritual Gift in 1 Corinthians 12...

As you grow with God and get discipled, you began to see more "yucky" stuff in life that you began to throw away.

More Scripture Verses on Sinning-Less

"Rules for Holy Living"

"....5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry..."- Colossians 3

*Note: Idols are not "other gods" (as mentioned in the Ten Commandments) made of stone, but it could be money, sports idols, hollywood stars, or anything that you put "before God". God is a jealous God and He doesn't like anything that you put before Him! Do you put God first (e.g. financially, time, etc..)

"22So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the man who does not condemn himself by what he approves. 23But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin."-Romans 14

"Making One's Calling and Election Sure"

"5For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. "-2 Peter 1

....to be ready for another "spiritual warfare" in the sinful world we live in.

Just Remember! After you come to receive Christ (saved, born-again, etc..) and have Him become Lord of your life, you are in Christ! Yes, you'll keep sinning, but instead of staying in the ground feeling guilty of the "wrong" you did-pick-up your self (like falling in your bike as a kid) and keep going!

Generational Curses

Have you ever heard that "sins" or "wrongdoings" your father, grandfather, and generations ahead of you can affect you? I was at one of my local church's homegroup last night, and the topic of "wilderness" came about. I was led to Exodus 20:4....

"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments."-Exodus 20

I shared how God has shown me some sins of my "forefathers" within my family that I had to ask Him for forgiveness because of the current/past trials/issues I'm facing. For example there was this well-known rapper name Tupac Shakur, whose parents were in prision, and he ended up going through the similar circumstance when grew up.

Also, as a specific nation (e.g. U.S.A.), we need to ask God to forgive the sins our "forefathers"-even though we might not acting on the particular sin. For example, racism, our nation has had a long record of this (e.g. KKK, Civil War, Black Panthers, etc..). Our nation is under a blanket of a "curse" due to these past generational sins.

What do we do now? Once God has shown you a list of sins from your "forefathers", ask Him to forgive your forefathers "for they do not know what they do"...

Heavenly Father, reveal (Bible can help show you through stories from the people that went through some similar circumstances) all the generation curses/sins that has passed down to me-this generation-and "forgive them for they do not know what they done". Also, forgive me all of my sins too that has kept me bonded to live the life fully (John 10:10) you promised through your Word. Please continue to show me of all my "wrongdoings" that the next generation or my chidren will not have to go through what I went though. Come and be the Lord of my life everyday and the rest of my life, so I can fulfill the work you sent me to do on earth before you take me with you at Home-Heaven. I ask all this according to your will in the precious name...Jesus!


Reccomended Resource

Movies

  • Devil's Advocate, with Al Pacino & Keanu Reeves. Vanity is this devil's favorite sin he likes to use on us "human beings"
  • *Note: This rated "R" for mature viewers! There are some scripture verses (devils know's God's Word too!) that is mentioned. One is "beware of wolves in sheep's clothing", one from Revelations, and a line attributing to the "anti-Christ".
  • Seven Deadly Sins
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