Sin renders us powerless

As believers, unconfessed and unforsaken sin in our lives limits the power of God flowing through us.
From personal testimony, I have found this to be without a doubt true.
Not only does sin limit the power, but also the blessings of God. Both cannot flow when known sin is present.
We will stay retarded/stunted in our growth. We will only be able to go so far and not advance to the next level, so to speak.
God who is faithful, will hand us a flashlight from time to time and ask us to go to the far corners of the dark closet and locate that hidden sin. It’s in the dark closet because no one else knows about it.

As we all know, Satan does not want us to have the power of God operating in our lives. He wants to take the power from us and thus “render us powerless”. How does he do it? He takes the power through sin. Sin limits the power of God. Satan knows the effect of God’s power in our lives. Power to further God’s Kingdom here on the earth.

Satan continues to present sin to us. Temptation to sin has always been here and always will be while we are on this earth. We as children of The Most High are to resist temptation to sin through God’s grace and strenght. And of course, The Blood. We can’t do it on our own, that’s for sure. But through Him, it is possible.

So the question is, do we want to advance? Do we want the continued power of God in our lives? Do we want to turn the world upside down for Christ? Or are we contented to stay where we are? The choice is up to us. How bad do we want it?

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12 Responses to “Sin renders us powerless”

  1. ProdigalKnot Says:

    Good message Richard.
    The problem with many of us is, we are either afraid or unwilling to surrender all of our lives and all of our things to God. Sin is the rebellion of self against what God wants.

  2. Richard Says:

    ProdigalKnot,
    Very true Steve. That’s one good definition of sin. Rebellion is at the core of sin.
    Thanks for stopping by

  3. timbob Says:

    Good morning Richard. I just had a strange thought which falls in line whith what you have written here. In my earlier days, I would play a ot of video games; especialy the ones that take a person on a journey. Oftentimes one would have to search for something in a particular level; (such as a hidden key) before they could open up the next level. Sin is kind of like that hidden key. It keeps us confined to a certain level and until it’s dealt we will be effectively “dead in the water” so to speak.

    How important is the admonition found in Hebrews 12;1. Blessings always in Jesus name.

  4. Richard Says:

    Timbob,
    Excellent thought example!
    Thanks bro

  5. william Says:

    very good Richard but we must remember that “sin” is clearly defined in in the bible (1 john 3:4) “Sin is transgression of the law” So many times we Christains don’t apply the law (10 commandments) to our life. Transgressing it is hurtful for our spiritual life. And so as you say, we “stunt” our walk in the Lord.

  6. Richard Says:

    William,
    That’s one definite description of sin. However, it is not all conclusive. There are several descriptions in the Bible that describe what sin is. Just a few would be…. 1Jn.5:17, Jas.4:17,2:9, Rom.14:23,
    If you consider the “original sin”, God gave Adam one commandment. It was not one of the “ten”. Thus, having an understanding of a commandment that God gives to you, and then you disobey it, then to you it is sin. Sin is disobedience to any commandment that God gives.

    Thanks for stopping by,
    And may you be blessed as you go out!

  7. william Says:

    Richard there are as you say many “sins”. If we know what we ought to do and do it not, that is even sin. My point was that our Lord God specifically said “Sin is transgression of the law” so we must therefore be careful not to transgress the law (ten commandments) or we are in sin. Ofcourse in this passage it cannot mean the law of moses(rituals customs, sacrifices, etc.) Unfortunately so many Christians do not feel this verse applys or they ignore it, yet it is so simple and plain. Let us not be blinded in our walk and skim over his plain truth, yours in Christ. william

  8. Richard Says:

    William,
    I get your point bro. Yes, sin is the transgression of the law. But it doesn’t stop there. Look up what Christ taught the guy that brought up some commandments. He went above and beyond them. Sin cannot be confined to a box. It’s much bigger than that.

  9. Born4Battle Says:

    Good word Richard, especially when even the term ‘sin’ is frowned upon by so many who have fallen victim to a ‘repentless’ ‘sinless’ gospel that is no Gospel.

  10. Richard Says:

    Born4Battle,
    So true bro.
    However, I am believing there is coming a new refreshing type of “sin” “repentance” preaching. It is taking place outside of the box where people that don’t visit the box are. Many of them are hearing solid preaching for the first time in their lives. Praise God! He is doing it!

    Good to hear from you May God continue to pour out his grace for you in the battle.

  11. Born4Battle Says:

    It is long needed. I meet folks almost everyday who have only ever had half the Gospel – the warm relationship half – but have not addressed the sin issue, nor do they address it it when witnessing (sincerely) about the warm relationship.

  12. Richard Says:

    Born4Battle,
    Same here. Because of only ever having heard one half, most are shocked about the other half. They tend to question it. But through the power of The Holy Spirit they are shown truth. Now it’s up to them as to what they do with it.
    It’s nice to correspond with a bro that’s on the same page.
    Bless you!

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