Since I could not, not write it, I might as well publish it.
Jesus didn’t come because we are just messed up.
He didn’t come because we make mistakes.
He did not have to be born into the limitations of time and the human body because we make mistakes – uh oh I bought a red sweater when the memo said to get a blue one. That’s a mistake!
He came because we are sinners, not just messed up people who make mistakes. And when we do turn from our sins TO HIM we are then transformed from sinner to Saint and we spend the rest of our time on this earth learning to live Saintly.
No more excuses oh I’m just a sinner, GOD understands I can’t help it.
That’s a lie from hell!
If we are born again, Holy Spirit lives within us.
HE RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD!
Are we going to say He in us can’t stop this continual practice of the same old sin over and over and over again?
Are we going to say He can’t deliver us from this perpetual state described as messed up?
Because if we are we better check and see if we actually KNOW The GOD of The BIBLE.
We better make sure we are not preaching on behalf of and serving the god of this world.
It is no honor to GOD when we continue to confess year after year that we are messed up. No!
Preach that without repentance and conversion people are hell-deserving sinners and everyone that dies without turning from sin to GOD will burn in hell. No exceptions.
BUT UPON CONVERSION, when we are indwelt by Holy Spirit we learn to practice less and less sin.
We become victorious over sin day after day.
Anything less fails to give GOD the glory He deserves.
Here’s the truth, some sins I don’t struggle with – they are not even on my radar anymore. Holy Spirit has delivered me from them. I don’t practice them. Am I saying I am victorious over every sin?
But I am making progress in my walk with HIM.
I won’t fully make it here (sinless) but that is no excuse to just give up and give in to temptations.
No. No. No.
If you cannot say you are making progress and there are ‘used to be sins’ that you just don’t practice anymore, then I am begging you to check to see if you really have a Damascus Road experience with JESUS. Find out if you are truly indwelt by Holy Spirit. See Acts 9. Isaiah 30:15
Ask GOD to let you know if you really have turned from your sins to HIM and read your Bible and continue to pray until He answers you from the pages of your Bible.