The Bible encourages the sincere seeker of truth that the will of God is even our sanctification. (1 Thess 4:3).
When we contemplate the birth, life, death, resurrection, intercession and the soon return of Jesus Christ, the whole plan of redemption focuses on Jesus’s victory over sin despite being tempted in all points as a man in our fallen nature – the same flesh and blood as mankind. (Heb 2: 24 and Heb 4:15). Why did Jesus obtain the victory over sin and human fleshly lusts ?
2 Peter 1:
3 According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
1 Peter 2:
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
(Note: Revelation 14:5 states regarding the living righteous, the final generation of God’s church who will be translated to heaven just like Enoch – “And in their mouth was found no guile : for they are without fault before the throne of God.”)
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
1 Thessalonians 3:
13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
12 – Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
Why did Jesus obtain the victory over sin ? Jesus did this so that you can obtain the victory over sin by His precious blood and power of the Holy Spirit.
Ask yourself a simple question. Either the Devil is more powerful than Jesus Christ and can keep us sinning until Jesus comes the second time, or, Jesus Christ is more powerful than the Devil and can give us complete victory over all hereditary and cultivated sin in our lives before Jesus closes probation in the heavenly sanctuary, just prior to the Second Coming.
Are you exercising the faith of Jesus Christ unto victory to His honour and glory ? Are you aware we have an all powerful High Priest in the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary who is longing to free us from the burden of sin and self ? Our High Priest is Jesus Christ, the One slain from the foundation of the world. Claim God’s promises today to set you free !
Be blessed by the following message from Elder Dwayne Lemon: