What Part Does 'Sin' Have In Your Life?
I felt to make an effort to bring light upon an element of darkness, its power to confuse, cause believers to stumble and remain bound by 'sin'. There are many believers that have been taught and believe that they can never be free from 'sin' or the 'power of sin". **(Note below)
In Hosea 4:1 the Lord says that He has a covenant lawsuit against the people of Israel. "For there is neither faithfulness nor loyalty in the land, (Amplified) "or knowledge of God [from personal experience with Him]." In verse 6 He lays the destruction of His people to be due to a lack of knowledge; the priests and prophets were not teaching correctly and they had forgotten the law of God.
Here is what the Bible, specifically the book of James, says about sin and how it works in our lives.
A paraphrased idea of the first chapter of James tells us the following.
James 1:2 & 3
We should be experience cheerfulness, that is, calm delight, when we are aloud to go through all different kinds of experiences, which brings to light the type of nature that is really with in us.
We should have intimate knowledge that a testing; by implication trustworthiness, of our faithfulness or constancy in such profession, will work fully, that is, accomplish; by implication to finish, fashion cheerful (or hopeful) endurance, constancy!
James 1:12 - 15
Supremely blest; by extension fortunate, well off is the person that is able to to stay under (behind), that is, remain; figuratively to undergo, that is, bear (trials), have fortitude, persevere all of these times of and experiences of being put to proof (by experiment [of good], experience [of evil], solicitation, discipline or provocation); by implication adversity: for when he is approved he will get a hold of an outward evidence of your success in obtaining real life. This is what the Lord has said that He would do for those that love (keep His words and commandments for) Him.
When you go through these times of experiencing the draw and enticement of our desires that those desires come from God, because God does not have any desires or enticement toward anything that is worthless, that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious. He will not place that enticement for worthless and injurious activity before an individual.
Every individual' heart and mind, is enticed, drawn or dragged into selfish, worthlessness and injurious ways by their own inner longings (especially for what is forbidden) entrapped and deluded by the world and Satan's deceptions!
When the individual allows those implanted selfish and worthless thoughts to stay in their mind, enjoying the pleasure of thinking and meditating on selfish, worthless and injurious daydreams, those thoughts will give birth words and actions that are a reflection of the thoughts and meditations. The resulting words and actions will give birth to death to yourself, as well as influencing those around you toward death.
So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin. Sin is disobedience or rebellion!
Any person that is sinning unto death knows it.
Listen to what you talk about the most. Take note of what you think about or entertain in your mind. Your hearts treasure is that which you spend the most time thinking about or talking about. Are your treasures of this World or and intimate walk with the Holy Spirit, righteousness, God's commandments and the Kingdom of God?
Jesus offers to those that repent, deliverance from that evil power at work with in the heart and mind of the selfish, natural man. He offers to live within those who trust and obey enabling them to have the power not to sin, but to live selfless lives that are bound to do only good.