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Sinning? Go to Jesus!

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"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us."—Romans 8:37.

We go to Christ for forgiveness, and then too often look to the law for power to fight our sins. Paul thus rebukes us, "O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth? This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?" Take your sins to Christ's cross, for the old man can only be crucified there: we are crucified with Him. The only weapon to fight sin with is the spear which pierced the side of Jesus.

To give an illustration—you want to overcome an angry temper, how do you go to work? It is very possible you have never tried the right way of going to Jesus with it. How did I get salvation? I came to Jesus just as I was, and I trusted Him to save me. I must kill my angry temper in the same way? It is the only way in which I can ever kill it. I must go to the cross with it, and say to Jesus, "Lord, I trust Thee to deliver me from it." This is the only way to give it a death-blow.

Are you covetous? Do you feel the world entangle you? You may struggle against this evil so long as you please, but if it be your besetting sin, you will never be delivered from it in any way but by the blood of Jesus. Take it to Christ. Tell Him, "Lord, I have trusted Thee, and Thy name is Jesus, for Thou dost save Thy people from their sins; Lord, this is one of my sins; save me from it!"

Ordinances are nothing without Christ as a means of mortification. Your prayers, and your repentances, and your tears—the whole of them put together—are worth nothing apart from Him. "None but Jesus can do helpless sinners good;" or helpless saints either. You must be conquerors through Him who hath loved you, if conquerors at all. Our laurels must grow among His olives in Gethsemane.

Charles Spurgeon
 
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I am surprised that no one replied to your post yet!! This certainly is a major issue for believers.

Charles Spurgeon had good words of advice here from the Lord I believe.

I know this won't apply to everyone ... the Lord has given us all different walks. I think the main thing that I have found that helps is spending time with Him .. in His presence, in worship, and in the word. Letting Him "shed abroad the love of God in our hearts by the Holy Spirit". That love heals and strengthens, and it changes us. It doesn't mean instant and total victory in all things. But it is more like that song that has the words in it "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. Then the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."
 
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I am surprised that no one replied to your post yet!! This certainly is a major issue for believers.

Charles Spurgeon had good words of advice here from the Lord I believe.

I know this won't apply to everyone ... the Lord has given us all different walks. I think the main thing that I have found that helps is spending time with Him .. in His presence, in worship, and in the word. Letting Him "shed abroad the love of God in our hearts by the Holy Spirit". That love heals and strengthens, and it changes us. It doesn't mean instant and total victory in all things. But it is more like that song that has the words in it "Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face. Then the things of earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace."
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Thank-you for your words brother. It is truly what we need to do when looking for victory over the sins that would attempt to overwhelm us in this world.

With the Love Jesus.
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fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
 
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