You Can Take Dominion Over Sin
Stop The Pain Of Sin!
Christians need to see themselves through the reality of what Christ did for them and see it as accomplished in the past tense. This holds true for everything God says in the Word and “sin” is no exception.
There are three ways in which sin brings pain into our lives besides the obvious harm or outcome of the sins committed.
- we can live the pain of past sins we’ve committed or that have been committed against us
- we attempt to suppress sin by our own strength
- we don’t forgive others or ourselves for sins committed against us or those we love
This article will cover the importance of overcoming this pain, why we should do it, and how it’s done. Let’s get into it because this is one of the main reasons people keep sinning.
Peace Over The Pain Of Sin
In our service to God, we’re going to find people who are overcome with the pain their sins have caused them or what others have done to them. We need to share this message to help them heal and find peace. Relieving them of the burden sin brings will lighten their hearts so that they can move forward with God.
Christians need to help one another rest in God’s peace rather than drowning in pain and heartbreak. This is a problem for many believers. But as we help them avoid looking to themselves to accomplish what Christ already did, their momentum shifts to a God reality that will keep them focused on Christ over sin. Let’s look at what Jesus did for mankind concerning sin.
You too may be suffering from past sins in one form or another or you may be suffering from holding back a desire to sin. The following verse and lesson can help you identify this problem in your life and help you heal.
Hebrews 10:16-20, 16.” This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17. And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 19. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20. By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;”
We need to consider the greatest reason why Jesus died on the cross. It was to offer forgiveness of sins that we may have eternal life. He took our sins for us. His redemption of mankind allows every person to live free of sin and choose eternal life.
However, it’s important to note that according to scripture, forgiveness is not an automatic process, but it is easy. (1.) We convert to Christianity, (2.) we confess our sins to God through Jesus Christ, and (3.) we repent and receive forgiveness by faith.
Not forgiving ourselves or others is one of the ways sin robs us of our blessings. When paralyzed with unforgiveness, we live the opposite of God’s blessings. As humans we can’t avoid sin, but as Christians we can learn how to rise above it by working with the Holy Spirit.
We can take the path of forgiveness and live by the truth that God forgives our sins as if they never happened. Christ took away the burden of sin with His work on the cross, so there is no need to suffer. We accept God’s truth about forgiveness by faith, and we can also trust that He will help us turn sin that has resulted in ongoing problems into positive situations for all involved. Following Christ into forgiveness brings joy and peace to every part of our lives.
Unforgiveness Leads To Sin and Bad Health
Just as God forgives all who ask to be forgiven in Christ Jesus, we’re to forgive others the same way! We do it not in ourselves through emotion, but in Christ from the spirit or heart. We’re to forgive anyone who has sinned against us.
Realistically we may still remember what others have done to us, but those thoughts won’t illicit negative feelings. This is because they’re now dead to us if we forgive as God forgives us. They have no life to bring pain because of the power of forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We trust in that power through our Christian transformation to be blessed as we forgive.
For Christians who might say, “I still can’t forgive what was done to me” let’s look at what Jesus said about forgiveness and prayer.
Mark 11:25-26, “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Christians who refuse to forgive others will not receive God’s forgiveness for their sins. Mark 11:25-26 takes away the excuse people use when they say that it’s just not possible to forgive someone because of what they did. It is possible because these two verses tell us that we have a choice.
If we don’t forgive, God can’t forgive us. Without forgiveness we won’t have the faith to receive answered prayer. Our hearts will condemn us and cause us to believe within the heart that it’s not possible to receive anything from God because we’re not good enough. We’ll be stuck in unforgiveness without the benefit of answered prayer.
John 3:18-19, 18. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
Unforgiveness has devastating effects upon the mind, body, and soul. It can go deep within the core of one’s being because unforgiveness causes pain, frustration, anguish, bitterness, revenge, anger, etc.
Negative emotions are major reasons why we can’t receive anything from God. Negative thoughts and actions diminish our faith and peace. They’re opposite of the categories of thought in Philippians 4:8-9 that open our trust and faith for answered prayer and for centering upon God.
Trying To Take Dominion Over Sin In Self
Because of Jesus, sin doesn’t have dominion over us if we don’t look to ourselves to overcome it. We are free of past sins we’ve committed unless we decide to hold onto them. By making Jesus Lord over our lives we realize that we can never stop ourselves from sinning, but in Christ we can because He already defeated sin on the cross over 2,000 years ago.
Working hard to avoid sin can seem natural because we work hard to accomplish many things. But when we look to self to overcome sin, we’re reminding ourselves that we’ve failed. Even though Jesus already took our sins, we see ourselves through the experiences that led to our weaknesses.
Therefore, we don’t want to identify with sin, but with Jesus instead. Overcoming sin in Christ becomes easy as we allow the Holy Spirit to influence our will to not sin. Trying to overcome on our own can only be done in self or by willpower and suppression which doesn’t work with God’s Word.
Ephesians.2:8-10, 8. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9. Not of works, lest any man should boast. 10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
In Conclusion, We Take Dominion Over Sin In Christ
Christians need to see themselves through the reality of what Christ did for them and see it as accomplished in the past tense. But it also needs to be acknowledged as belonging to us in the present tense.
In our service to God, we’re going to find people who are overcome with the pain their sins have caused them. We need to share this message with them to help them heal and find peace. Relieving them of the burden sin brings will lighten their hearts so that they can move forward with God. It will help you as well if you’re caught up in sin from the past or present.
People can rest in God’s peace rather than being immersed in pain and heartbreak. This is a problem for many believers. But as we help them avoid looking to themselves to accomplish what Christ already did, their momentum shifts to a God reality that will keep them focused on Christ over sin.
Therefore, we don’t want to identify with sin, but with Jesus instead. Overcoming sin in Christ becomes easy as we allow the Holy Spirit to influence our will to not sin through the Christian transformation process.
What Paul said in Romans 6:11 instilled in me a new spiritual confidence that began to influence my thoughts and actions. It’s so simple many believers miss it. He shows us how to break the power of sin through the law of acknowledgment. It says, “Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” YOU CAN’T FAIL WHEN YOU’RE ALIVE TO GOD!
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