A sad face, a Christian looking to find himself with the death, living as if he had never met Jesus is not God’s will. Half living and having business with sin and death is not part of the new life Jesus paid for us. For those that were once condemned by sin and now saved by Jesus should be living joyful. Every person redeemed by Christ is called to live in fulfillment, with joy in their hearts and perpetual freedom.
A Christian that allows sin in his/her life is limiting the living waters Jesus paid for them. By keeping sin that person is building his/her life in a foundation of death. Though that person was called to build upon a foundation of resurrection, upon what Jesus already did (Revelations 21:6). By keeping sin the believer puts a veil upon his/her joy. And a life half lived it’s not exactly life.
The sinful desires steal life out of a Christian. For sin goes against Christ’s nature received in the Holy Spirit, and this causes the believers to have “short circuits” in their souls. For no matter how harder you try darkness does not get along with light. To be freed of sin or bondage that takes away life only one thing is needed: To believe that Jesus already paid for it in the Cross. Jesus gives a new life to everyone that believes with all his/her heart that the price is already paid.
He/she who wants sin removed from his/her heart got to be willing to endure testing and temptation while sin in detached. If they do so, they will receive true life. In time of testing and temptation they just need to remember that Jesus did it all in the Cross, and that they are not fighting anyone but them selves. For the devil, death and sin were no match for Jesus.
“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 (NLT)
Life in the Spirit of God can’t coexist with sin, for where sin is life goes away. If there is sin hindering the new life Christ has call you to live, just repent and ask him forgiveness. The Lord will give you the strength to overcome that situation. Remember that He has already set you free from sin or bondage and you are truly free (John 8:36). Do not be the one caring the weight of leaving sin, allow the Lord to do so. If God has called you to live in righteousness, He will also
take you by His hand and guard you (Isaiah 42:6). Don’t live less than an abundant and truly free life, for Jesus paid the price for you.