WHAT LEADS TO SIN?

WHAT LEADS TO SIN
Do you know that you can never commit a sin except you desire that sin? Sin does not come automatically. In fact, Satan cannot force us to commit sin. Satan can deceive you with sin, he can tempt you with sin, he can bring sinful thoughts and memories into your mind, but he cannot force you. The limited power of Satan is to tempt us with sin but he cannot force us. There cannot be sin without desire for it.

The first sin ever committed on earth by Eve, the devil talked to her, it did not turn to a sin, the devil tempted her, that did not become a sin, even the devil persuaded her, yet there was no sin. But until the woman desired the sin. The Bible says, “So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6.

Listen, if you don’t desire it, you cannot do it. If you don’t desire it, it cannot dominate you. There is nothing like, “I don’t know how I find myself in the sin” There is nothing like, “I don’t know how I did it” That is the reason God leaves the responsibility of desiring it to us so that nobody will blame another or the devil for the sin they willingly desire and commit.

Sin cannot come just without you desiring to have a bite. No one ever committed sin without first desiring it, that is the reason we are responsible for sin we committed because we first desired.

Solution
If you want to overcome sin, you need to first experience Salvation through Jesus Christ. And if you saved and you don’t want to fall back to sin, you need daily sanctification. It is a must as children of God to always run scan on our heart through the word of God and continuously engage is surgical operation through sanctification to remove sinful desire before the desire forms into demand and destruction. The sanctification of yesterday cannot deter the sinful desire of today.

Hey, don’t say you are spiritually matured or you are an elderly Christian, don’t say you are sanctified years back. It is a must for us to always run scan and x-ray just like women go for pregnancy scan, to check if there is any pregnancy – sinful desires – before it reaches 9 months.

We must always pray for sanctification by saying LORD, SEARCH ME AND SANCTIFY ME! And we must always separate ourselves from sinful desires.

You know David, a man after God’s heart? Even with his godly heart, he prayed a serious prayer. He said,

“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalm 139:23,24

And some Christians are saying no need for daily searching or sanctification? Some Christians say sanctification is a one-time experience, that once they are sanctified, they are sanctified forever, will that lead them to everlasting life? It will only lead them to hypocritical life then to hell fire.

We must be humble to search our lives daily, no matter our spiritual attainments and to pray for heavenly sanctification daily.

Say,
LORD, I CANNOT SEARCH MYSELF, PLEASE SEARCH ME!
LORD, I CANNOT SANCTIFY MYSELF, PLEASE SANCTIFY ME!

SANCTIFY MY THOUGHTS
SANCTIFY MY TEMPER
SANCTIFY MY TONGUE.

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Gideon Akande, the Evangelist

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