For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace (Romans 6:14).
Someone once asked, ‘’I’m born-again, but I’m always drawn to sin. Does that mean I’m really not born again?’’ That you did something wrong, having given your life to Christ doesn’t mean you’re no longer a Christian. 1 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.’’ Something very important you need to realize from this verse is that it’s not referring to non-Christians but Christians. Also read 1 John 2:1-2: ‘’my little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins…’’
This lets you know it’s possible to err or fall into sin, but the emphasis the Holy Spirit communicates is that, you can receive forgiveness and live in the consciousness that sin can’t rule over you. That you did something wrong doesn’t mean you’re lost your salvation; receive forgiveness and live for the Lord. Ephesians 2:8 says, ‘’for by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.’’ You were born again by faith when you believed in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, and confess with your mouth that he is the Lord of your life. It had nothing to do with your feelings. 2 Corinthians 5:7 says ‘’For we walk by faith, not by sight.’’ This means you’re not to walk by your sensory perception but by the Word of God.
Hebrews 4:16 says, ‘’Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.’’ This is what you need to do as a Christian, if you do something wrong; don’t condemn yourself; boldly and humbly commune with the father, confess your wrong and ask His forgiveness. Once you’ve done that, receive forgiveness and move on in your walk of faith.
Dear Father, I thank you for your grace. Love, kindness, and mercy towards me. I’m strengthened in my faith-walk today, knowing that nothing can separate me from your great love as I exercise myself in righteousness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 5:13-14
1 Year Bible Reading Plan:
1 Samuel 23-25
2 Year Bible Reading Plan: