Spirit And Life Devotional: Dominion Over Sin
Genesis 4:6-7 NLT “Why are you so angry?” the Lord asked Cain. “Why do you look so dejected? You will be accepted if you do what is right. But if you refuse to do what is right, then watch out! Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. But you must subdue it and be its master.”
Something happened when you got born again; you died and resurrected with Christ; you became a new creation; your old nature that was sinful was taken away and the nature of Christ that is holy and righteous was given unto you. Hallelujah!
But that doesn’t mean that you will never have sinful desires anymore. The difference between then and now is that then, sin was your master and you were powerless; you couldn’t resist sin even if you wanted to; but now, you are a free man! Glory to God! And the Bible says that sin shall not have dominion over you (Romans 6:14). Hallelujah!
Just as God told Cain, sin is eager to regain its control over us but we’ve got to subdue it and be its master. Romans 6:12 says do not let sin reign in your body; verse 13 says, do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness. In other words, you have the power to say no to sin now; and you must exercise your dominion daily. God’s grace is sufficient for you.
Maybe you have already sinned against your will, cheer up; we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus. You can receive forgiveness now: I John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
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REPENTANCE FROM DEAD WORKS
How would you like to get hell and discover that your pastor had deceived you! How would you like to discover that there is no place for you in heaven, but your final dwelling is in the Lake of Fire and Brimstone?
Now let’s get some things straight: I don’t belong to any denomination, neither any ministry nor am I affiliated to any church organization. I am not looking for your tithe and offering, neither am I looking for disciples. I only seek to tell you the TRUTH and what you do with it is between you and God. I don’t want any man’s blood in my hand!
We have been deceived by so many men of God and churches. Now is the time to repent.
ERROR: Some preach that you need to say the sinners’ prayer, pray through, fast or come for an altar call before you can be saved and your sin forgiven.
THE TRUTH: You cannot approach God as a sinner because God does not hear the prayers of sinners, “Now we know that God heareth not sinners:…” (John 9:31).
You don’t need to go for any altar call as some say; you don’t need any man to pray for you, no mediator or mediatrix is needed, just believe that Jesus Christ died for your sins and rose from the dead (Romans 10:9-10).
Pharaoh was a man like me and you, he repented 7 times when the plague came by the hand of Moses, but he was rejected because he repented for the sake of worldly sorrow.
Esau also repented, but he was rejected for worldly sorrow. Judas also repented, and went as far as ‘restitution’, his cry of repentance was rejected by God because it was from the sorrow of world.
When you come to God with needs and you repent based on your needs and not because of your sin, you are in worldly sorrow mode. But if you seek repentance because of your sin (conviction of sin), not seeking any other thing, you are in godly sorrow mode;
“For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.” 2Corinthians 7:10
This is where we have been deceived by preachers who place needs, worldly desires and miracles before the sin question in people’s life.
This is a teaching containing 7 Series on Repentance; it would do you a lot of good to seek the Lord’s face for godly repentance.