Steps to dealing with Sin
The book of Romans reveals a new VICTORIOUS method for our dealing with sin.
Living free of sins rule is now possible because we are no longer slaves to sin, being bound by the old nature.
Obedience to the Word of God gains a new nature of holiness.
SAY No ! to sin whenever it confronts you REGOGNISE that you are free from it's demands.
OBEY CHRIST, your new master, not sin your old master.
BELIEVE, with conviction that it is your old sinful nature, and not your new nature in Christ that manifests itself in acts of sin.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Believe and allow the power of Christ to sustain you in all difficulties, Renew your mind with the word of \god and the promise of the Holy Spirit who will teach you all things. Believe that you already have the promise of Victory in which to overcome any challenges that you may have.
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
The spirit of the world is in opposition to God. When we determine to stand in faith, the world loses it's controlling influence over us.
You are of God, Little children, and we have overcome them, because he who is in you (Holy Spirit) is greater than he who is in the world (satan).
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary to one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, Fornication, witchcraft, hatred, envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and such like: of that which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the Kingdom of god.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become NEW.
A mans spirit-the innermost man, the real man receives eternal life and is born again, but his intellect and emotions which compose the soul still have to be dealt with.They are not born again; instead they must be renewed.
And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
(this is a process by which we all go through no matter what your personnel challenges are).
Jesus said, (John 3:6).
That which is born of the spirit is spirit. It is our spirit that is born again our souls can be renewed, restored, by the word of God.
You may have read or heard in scripture, to crucify the flesh. This isn't something God does for you; you must do it for yourself.
Paul is telling you to do something with the flesh, (crucify it).
Paul said, I beseech you therefore bretheren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Believe me after you are born again, your body is going to want to keep on doing the same things it always as done, but Paul says not to let it.
The man on the inside, the inward man, has become a new man in Christ. Let this man dominate the outward man.
The reason many people have had a mistaken concept of soul and spirit is that they don't thorougly understand the new birth.
We are more justified, we have become a new man.
The old things that were in the old man are gone now.
1. Spiritual death was in the old man, but the love of God is now in there.
2. The nature of the devil was in the old man, but now the nature of God is in there.
This is the man who is to be the dominant one, we are to listen to him, because it is through this man-our spirit man, that God will guide us.
God bless you all.