The King Declares His Kingdom

In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen. – 1 Timothy 6:13-16

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Freedom From Sins Grasp

Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires.  Do not let any part of your body become an instrument of evil to serve sin. Instead, give yourselves completely to God, for you were dead, but now you have new life. So use your whole body as an instrument to do what is right for the glory of God” – Romans 6:12-13

There is no such thing as a “private or white” sin. Have you ever convinced yourself that a certain kind of sin was OK as long as no one knew about it?  Resolve in your heart to obey God in the future – even when no one is looking.  All addictions begin in the same way: a person decides to dabble in something.  That initial experience creates a desire for more, which over time leads to a sense of powerlessness before the substance or behavior.  Sin operates in much the same way.  It attacks the will and the soul, here and there, until we are deadened to its impact on our loves.  Sin, like an addiction, becomes a power that seeks to dominate our lives.  In this passage, Paul encourages us to offer our bodies and ourselves to God, as though they were actual sacrifices given up for His purposes.  Are you willing to sacrifice yourself to a loving God in order to escape the destructive power of sin?

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