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How to Escape From Sin That Stalks

 

Romans 3:9b all (natural) men are under sin {held down by and subject to its power and control}.amp.

Romans 6:2 How can we who died to sin live in it any longer?amp.

 

In this lesson, Iím going to show you how to get free of sins power.Sin wants to trap you and destroy your life.I will show you how to say no to sins thoughts.The war you fight with sin starts in your mind.If you can control your thoughts, make your thoughts agree with Godís thoughts, then half your battle will be over.††

 

Romans 6:4 We were buried therefore with Him by the baptism into death, so that just as Christ (the Anointed One) was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, so we too might habitually live in newness of life. ††

V.5 For if we have become one with Him by sharing a death like His, we shall also be one with Him in sharing His resurrection by a new life lived for God.

V.6 We know that our old (un-renewed) self was nailed to the cross WITH Him in order that our body (flesh) which is the instrument of sin,MIGHT BE MADE INEFFECTIVE AND INACTIVE FOR EVIL, that we no longer be the SLAVES of sin.Amp

 

The un-renewed self is the old nature.Body doesnít mean our natural body, but our flesh, or the old man, the old nature, the old way of thinking and doing.

We were nailed to the cross with Jesus.We were made one with Him.We died with Him.Our old sinful nature died when we became born again.We were buried with Jesus when He was buried.Thatís one reason we practice water baptism.

V.7 For when a man dies, he is freed (loosed, delivered) from the power of sin.amp

 

When you are born again, you are legally delivered from sin, or the power of sin.

Sin shall no longer have dominion over you.v.14 amp

 

Sin no longer has the power to boss you around. However, you have to enforce your authority over sin.Sin wonít just leave you alone because itís the law, anymore than a thief wonít steal just because stealing is against the law.You are like the police officer; you have to enforce the law on the criminal, sin.Forcefully, you have to make sin leave you alone.

How do you do that?First of all, you have to know what the Word of God says about sin and your dominion over sin.

V.8 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.Amp

V.10 For by the death He died, He died to sin {ending His relation to it} once for all; and the life that He lives, He is living to God in unbroken fellowship with Him.Amp

Therefore, we can say the same thing.For by the death I died with Christ, I died to sin, ending my relationship to it, forever.Now, the life that I live, I am living to God in unbroken fellowship with Him.I do not HAVE to sin, and Satan knows it.Nevertheless, heíll try to trick us into thinking we have no choice, but to sin.Heíll come to us and whisper in our ear; only we wonít know itís him until we learn how he operates.Heíll say, Come on, you know you want to do it.In addition, you have no choice anyway, since you have no self-control.

"Thatís not true, devil," you tell him.One of the fruit of the spirit is self-control.Therefore, yes I do have self-control, because the Word of God says I have self-control.In addition, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.Therefore, I win over sin, Mr. devil, ha, ha, ha, and you lose!Now sin, go away from me in Jesus Name!Granted, its not this cut and dry.You have to get the Word down into your spirit about who you are in Christ, and how youíve died with Him, and have been buried with Him.If you're buried with Him, then you're dead to sin.Consequently, you donít have to sin anymore.That doesnít mean you never will sin, but the good news is you have something legal to fight back with and win.We can resist the devil and he will flee from us when we submit to God.

 

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit {the work which His Presence accomplishes} is love, joy, peace, patience (an even temper, forbearing with one another), kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

v.23 Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint).Against such things, there is no law. Amp

James 4:7 So be subject to God. {or submit to God} Resist the devil {same thing, resist sin} (stand firm against him) {stand firm against sin} and he will flee from you.{sin will flee from you} amp

 

amp†††† Romans 6:11 Even so CONSIDER YOURSELVES ALSO DEAD TO SIN AND YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO IT BROKEN, BUT YOU ARE MADE ALIVE TO GOD in Christ Jesus.

 

The word consider is very interesting.One meaning of the word is to think about.Think about yourself dead to sin and alive to God.Dwell upon it, meditate on it, and reflect on it; study the Word concerning it.Think about this over and over until you believe it is true in your life.As a man thinks in his heart, so he is.You are what you think you are.You can become what you think you can become.Nothing shall be impossible to you. You can break away from sin if you want it bad enough.

Proverbs 23:7 For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.amp

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Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God. Amp

 

amp†††† Romans 6:12 Let not sin therefore rule as king in your mortal bodies, to make you yield to its cravings and be subject to its lusts and evil passions.

 

You are _________ to sin and ________to God.

 

Matthew 12:40 for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth

Hell is in the heart of the earth.Itís not talking about his body.His body was not in the heart of the earth.It was only in a tomb.His spirit was in the heart of the earth where hell is located.Science says the core of the earth is extremely hot.Granted it was His spirit there, and hell is not a physical place, but a spiritual place.

Ephesians 4:8 Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH,
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E LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, [He led a train of vanquished foes]
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ND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN."

4:9 [But He ascended?] Now what can this, He ascended, mean but that He had previously descended from [the heights of] heaven into [the depths], the lower parts of the earth?

4:10 He Who descended is the [very] same as He Who also has ascended high above all the heavens, that He [His presence] might fill all things (the whole universe, from the lowest to the highest).

Where did the captives come from?Ascended is talking about when God raised Jesus from the dead, but He also raised Him from hell.While Jesus was in hell, he preached salvation to the captives and stole the keys of death, hell, and the grave away from Satan.††

What is the opposite of heaven?Hell.Therefore, the depths or the lower parts of earth would be Hell.

Revelation 1:18 and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades. (Hell)

†† The flesh and blood body is not what is important.Itís the spirit.Jesus didn't take sin on his body for us he took sin into His spirit.What happens to a person's spirit who is not a Christian when he dies?He goes to hell, right?Therefore, if Jesus truly took my sin into His spirit, then it would make sense that he would then have to go to hell.He had to pay the price for you and I.If He didn't go to hell for us..Then, guess what?We have to go there for ourselves. We were guilty of prison for life, and Jesus came and said, "No!I will go to prison in her place!I will go to hell in her place.Send me there, so she doesn't have to go."That is what happened.Then, after three days, The Father who is the Judge said, "It is enough.Jesus has paid the price for sin, and Father God raised Him from the dead.Now we, who were sin, are now made the righteousness of Jesus Christ. As He became sin for us, He turned around and made us righteous, before we did anything that was righteous.When a person is born again, he is made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

 

Jesus took our sin on His own body on the cross.He literally became sin for us so we could be set free from the clutches of sin.When Jesus was buried, He took that sin down into the grave with Him.Jesus paid the price for our sin by being tortured, by dying on the cross, and by being buried.Paying our spiritual debt, He was sent to hell for three days.While He was in hell, He became born again, the first born among many.He was the first born again man.Jesus took our sin, and gave to us in exchange for our sin, His righteousness.We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.Itís not our righteousness, because weíve done nothing to deserve it.Our righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of God.However, Jesus gives us His righteousness to replace our sin.All we have to do is believe what He has done for us, accept this, and receive His righteousness.

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 For He (the Father) hath made Him (Jesus) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him (Jesus).kjv

 

2 Corinthians 5:21 For our sake He (the Father) made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him (Jesus) we might become the righteousness of God.amp

 

 

†††††††††††† Pulling Down Strongholds

 

(2 Corininthians 10:4-5) For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; (casting down) imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity (every thought) to the obedience of Christ. Kjv.

 

The attack starts in the mind

Satanís primary attack is in the mind. He begins his battle in our thoughts.Casting down imaginations.Wicked imaginations are from the devil.We are to pull down Satanís strongholds and cast down his thoughts, which produce evil imaginations.We are to have the mind of Chris, and think His thoughts.Jesusí thoughts will set us free.Thinking on the Word of God will set our minds free.

 

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