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    Master Sin—Don’t Let It Master You

    I have heard it said recently that the essence of sin is birthed out of the lie of believing that God is not good.

    Don’t fall for the lies like Eve did. God is good and isn’t leaving us out from the fun of life, but rather He is protecting us from harm. Jesus died on the cross and rose again on the third day, giving us new life, and we are no longer slaves to sin. The gift of salvation through faith is free and was finished at the cross, resulting in the fact that we are free from sin. The Bible talks about how the resurrection power of the Son of God is living in us, and that we can do greater things than Christ because greater is the Lord in us, by the power of the Holy Spirit, rather than by someone in the world. The lust of the flesh, the war of the spirit versus our carnality, rages against us, but we know we can overcome it (1 John 2:16). When we think of habitual sin, we must understand God gave us victory over it.

     

    So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. (John 8:36)

    Thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. (Genesis 4:7)

     

    We must master sin and not allow habits or poor choices to master us. Jesus set us free from the desire to sin, because when we follow Christ, we want to replicate what He did on the earth. We want to honor the Father through the Son and through the power of His spirit. No, we cannot do it on our own. We must continually stay in prayer, in God’s Word, and walk in the spirit (Galatians 5:16).

     

    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

     

    In the world, we shall have many temptations and there will be a great battle for our faith. The Bible says it this way: “contend earnestly for the faith” (Jude 3:3). We must also not let anyone steal our crown, which we will lay at the Lord’s feet in eternity. Do you feel free from sin or are you bound in addictions and habits?

     

    …when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. (James 1:15)

    I’m coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. (Revelation 3:11)

     

    I encourage you to listen to Lecrae’s song “Free From It All” (feat. Mathai) here.

    Ask the Lord to deliver you from anything that would hinder your walk with Him and to free you from sin, transgressions, inquiries and bondage.

    Jesus loves you so much! We are praying for you here at Project Inspired. God bless you, girls!

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

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