What are we do do with sin as a Christian?

But now being made free from sin,

and become servants to God,

ye have your fruit unto holiness,

and the end everlasting life

~ Romans 6:22


If we are following Christ’s salvation plan as taught in scriptures, we will be sanctified and made free from sin.


delivering thee from the people,

and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 

to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light,

and from the power of Satan unto God,

that they may receive forgiveness of sins,

and inheritance among them

which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

~ Acts 26:17-18


Sin

Sin should no longer have power over us. Nor should we serve sin (and its Father) by our predisposition to sin in our heart. This leads to death and separation from God.

To understand this more clearly, we must briefly describe the nature and parameters of sin.


 A Simple and Brief Description

Sin is a condition or state of the soul. It does not require action to exist. The sinful nature is the tendency or propensity to commit evil, this includes any thought that does not conform to the will of God.

Simply stated, if we do not repent, believe in and give everything to God, love Him with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and love our neighbor as our self, we are missing the mark.

Within this standard should be the condition of the Christian soul. God provides the ability to follow His royal commandment. Anywhere outside of this is sin.


How great is our sin if we willingly disobey our master while He tarries in a a far away land?

~ Matthew 18:32-35


Let a man so account of us,

as of the ministers of Christ,

and stewards of the mysteries of God.

Moreover it is required in stewards,

that a man be found faithful.

~ 1 Corinthians 4:1-2


One of the mystery of God is that we cannot really obey His commandments unless He enables us through grace by obedience of faith toward Him being sanctified in His word. ~ 1 Peter 1:2

This entails utter and complete repentance of our carnal nature and submitting everything God’s alter.

Then and only then can God shed His love abroad, purify our hearts, and enable us to obey His royal law. (Matthew 5:12-22; Mark 12:29-31; Luke 1:72-75; ; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 8:5-6.

When His law is written in our hearts, our carnal nature and tendency to sin is replaced with a purified heart freed from sin, its power, and we can be truly obedient to the Law of Christ.

We are now free to please and serve Him without the constraints and conflicts of inbred or internal sin.

What law is written in our hearts? The 10 commandments: Exodus 24:12; Deuteronomy 30:10; Joshua 22:5; 2 Kings 23:25; Proverbs 3:1; Ezekiel 36:26-28; Luke 24:44; Romans 3:15; Romans 3:31, 8:2-4; Romans 13:8-10; Hebrews 8:13; 1 John 3:15


 

We become His slave (or servant) ~ Romans 1:1, to serve as He wills exclusive of our will. This is completed daily in perpetual submission to and from His love.

The Anointed of God has given us commandments which we are obligated to follow.

As a Christian, our calling is to serve our master. No longer are we to please our self. Our desires are no longer our own. They belong to Him and He will grant us new desires according to His riches and grace if we submit wholly to Him. There is no other was as a Christian. This is explained in Revelation.

We are to be about His business where ever He leads.


True obedience, by definition, is pleasing God unto salvation. It cannot be performed by a soul that is not completely consecrated to God. He requires a broken spirit and a broken and a contrite heart. ~ Psalms 51:17 not a luke-warm or ‘Carnal Christian’.

As servants of Christ, through the power of grace, the Holy Spirit enables us to obey Him without compromise, corruption, or internal conflict.

If a Christian cannot serve God in this capacity; uncompromising in sincerity and unfeigned love, he or she must reevaluate his standing in the grace of God and seek him wholeheartedly.

He will reward any one richly who does this ~ Luke 6:21-23.

Glory be to God for His power and blessings are above all riches. His love is everlasting.


God is Holy

We are also to be holy in nature and actions. For this is our high and sobering call.

Within the service of holiness, there dwells no sin. There is no fruit from the tree of evil. We now derive our essence from the root, which is God. We dwell on the vine of Christ ~ John 15:1-8.

The Holy Spirit does not entertain or abide in sin. Our sinful nature must be changed, transformed to His image, which is holy. We no longer can willfully sin for He will not abide with such wickedness. It is sin God abhors. He loves us. If we choose to willing sin after we are saved, we will perish. Thanks be to God, He provides repentance and restoration when we sin if our repentance is genuine.

He has given us a way out from all temptations that lead to sin so we no longer have to entertain, dwell in, or commit sin ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13.

Holiness is the great commandment. It is love. His love in us, in our hearts. This is what God is and what He places in your heart. We must as Christians move on from carnality the principles of the doctrine of Christ (milk) unto perfection . . .


Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ,

let us go on unto perfection;

not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works,

and of faith toward God, 

of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands,

and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. 

And this will we do, if God permit. 

For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened,

and have tasted of the heavenly gift,

and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 

and have tasted the good word of God,

and the powers of the world to come, 

if they shall fall away,

to renew them again unto repentance;

seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh,

and put him to an open shame.

~ Hebrew 6:1-6


The fruits produced from a faithful heart sacrificed to God is purity, love, and service toward others.  If we continue in holiness will at the end of our life, reap life everlasting.


What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed?

for the end of those things is death. 

But now being made free from sin,

and become servants to God,

ye have your fruit unto holiness,

and the end everlasting life. 

For the wages of sin is death;

but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

~ Romans 6:21-23


Sin has no place in heaven, is not found in God, and should not be in a Christian’s life.

Abide in Him and He will abide in you.

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