Brothers and sisters, those of you who claim to be Christian, “I do not write to you because you do not know the truth but because you do know the truth. And you know that no lie comes from the truth.” (I John 2:21 NKJV) “For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. (Hebrews 10:26 NKJV)
If you claim to be a Christian you must be born again! And if you are born again you lead a life of truth free from the bondage of sin! You change your ways! You rid your life of those old habits! You become right with God! You become a new person in Christ! And you follow in the footsteps of Jesus! You follow in all His ways, not the world’s ways! And If you continue to sin after you have learned the truth the sacrifice that Jesus made for you no longer remains, and His death on the cross, and all the pain and suffering He went through was all for nothing!
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13 NKJV) I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16 NKJV)
Get right with God! Repent from your sins! Rid yourself of all those sinful deeds! Renew your mind by reading God’s word, and do it daily! Not every once in a while! Start living your life in the spirit not in the flesh, and then rejoice in your success! Tell others what you have achieved! Spread the good news!
Heavenly Father, I admit that I’m a sinner; I repent from my sinful ways! I am so sorry for disobeying your word! Please forgive me! Sometimes it’s so hard to keep my mind on the straight and narrow when I live in a world full of so many pleasures! I get tripped up from time to time, and I realize it’s wrong! Help me to stay focused more on your word and not of this world! Keep me in the Spirit by keeping me filled with your Spirit! Give me strength, power and control! Help me to stay refreshed and new! Help me to stay close to Jesus, help me stay on track! Thank you Father for all that you do! Thank you for finding me when I was lost! It’s in your Holy name I pray, amen!
Craig L Bradshaw Jr – September 26, 2013