Heavenly father, I thank you today for the gift of your knowledge that you have enriched me with, help me father that I can share it to the world, Hallelujah.
Truly I tell you friends, we are God’s co-worker and thus we at all times must be awake, as the snake, the dragon has risen against us, for we are chosen by God, that is what Jesus told us in the last message, while he was praying to father.
Its snares and its temptations and its unending try to have dominion over us, has increased.
And so that you and I, can Win over Sin today, the Lord has guided me and has given me certain words that I want to share with you.
If you think the words have no power, then I might remind you that the universe was created by the Word of God only.
- Now let me first define what is a Sin?
“Everything that does not come from faith is sin” (Romans 14:23).
“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, you must do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
Now you can see that everything we do that does not bring glory to God is a sin.
So there are two big terms out there “Faith” and “Glory to God” and before I can proceed any further, I believe that I have a duty to explain them to you, as they were explained to me.
- What is faith?
“Now faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1)
I have told you already how one can have faith, but in case you have forgotten let me remind you that; it is attained through, obedience, love and experience. If you do not experience Christ, or if you do not have love in your heart, or if you do not obey God the father, then my friend, you cannot have faith.
- Next, one of you may ask, why should we glorify God?
Now to answer this question, I can show you a chapter from the book of Revelation which tells us why we should.
The Scroll and the Lamb
5 Then I saw in the right hand of him who sat on the throne a scroll with writing on both sides and sealed with seven seals. 2 And I saw a mighty angel proclaiming in a loud voice, “Who is worthy to break the seals and open the scroll?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth could open the scroll or even look inside it. 4 I wept and wept because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or look inside. 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.”
6 Then I saw a Lamb, looking as if it had been slain, standing at the center of the throne, encircled by the four living creatures and the elders. The Lamb had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 He went and took the scroll from the right hand of him who sat on the throne. 8 And when he had taken it, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb. Each one had a harp and they were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. 9 And they sang a new song, saying:
“You are worthy to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
because you were slain,
and with your blood you purchased for God
persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.
10 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God,
and they will reign on the earth.”
11 Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. 12 In a loud voice they were saying:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength
and honor and glory and praise!”
13 Then I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all that is in them, saying:
“To him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb
be praise and honor and glory and power,
for ever and ever!”
14 The four living creatures said, “Amen,” and the elders fell down and worshiped.
- So now you know why we should glorify him but do you know how?
Scripture says a lot many ways how we can worship him
“11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” (Exodus 33:11).
“When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the covenant law in his hands, he was not aware that his face was radiant because he had spoken with the Lord. 30 When Aaron and all the Israelites saw Moses, his face was radiant, and they were afraid to come near him. 31 But Moses called to them; so Aaron and all the leaders of the community came back to him, and he spoke to them. 32 Afterward all the Israelites came near him, and he gave them all the commands the Lord had given him on Mount Sinai.” (Exodus 34:29).
“and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled the temple of God.” (II Chronicles 5:14).
“You, who fear the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! Revere him, all you descendants of Israel!” (Psalm 22:23).
“All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.” (Psalm 86:9).
“and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:11).
“Those who sacrifice thank offerings honor me, and to the blameless I will show my salvation.” (Psalm 50:23).
“I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.” (Psalm 86:12).
“All of this is for your benefit. And as God’s grace reaches more and more people, there will be great thanksgiving, and God will receive more and more glory.” (II Corinthians 4:15).
(Jesus Heals Ten Men with Leprosy) “One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.” (Luke 17:15).
“filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God” (Philippians 1:11).
“May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Galatians 6:14).
“Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the Lord has spoken.16 Give glory to the Lord your God, Before He brings darkness and before your feet stumble, on the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light. He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it into gloom.” (Jeremiah 13:15-16).
Through claiming the promises of God:
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.” (II Corinthians 1:20).
“Yet he (Abraham) did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God,” (Romans 4:20).
Through receiving one another:
“Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” (Romans 15:7).
Through suffering as a believer:
“However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.” (I Peter 4:16).
Through faithfulness unto death:
“Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!” (John 21:19).
“But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55).
“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.” (Revelation 12:11).
Through Receiving Healing:
“When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” (John 11:4).
“He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.” (John 16:14).
Through calling upon the Lord, for help:
“Help us, God our Savior, for the glory of your name; deliver us and forgive our sins for your name’s sake.” (Psalm 79:9).
“Call out to me when trouble comes. I will save you. And you will honor me.” (Psalm 50:15).
Through the witness of good works:
“in the same way, let your light shine so others can see it. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will bring glory to your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16).
“People who don’t believe might say you are doing wrong. But lead good lives among them. Then they will see your good deeds. And they will give glory to God on the day he comes to judge” (I Peter 2:12).
Through physical discipline:
“Christ has paid the price for you. So use your bodies in a way that honors God. (I Corinthians 6:20).
“Brothers and sisters, God has shown you his mercy. So I am asking you to offer up your bodies to him while you are still alive. Your bodies are a holy sacrifice that is pleasing to God. When you offer your bodies to God, you are worshiping him in the right way. 2 Don’t live the way this world lives. Let your way of thinking be completely changed. Then you will be able to test what God wants for you. And you will agree that what he wants is right. His plan is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:1-2).
“You have shown yourselves to be worthy by what you have given. So other people will praise God because you obey him. That proves that you really believe the good news about Christ. They will also praise God because you share freely with them and with everyone else.” (II Corinthians 9:13).
Through bearing fruit:
“By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.” (John 15:8).
“Many people who lie dead in their graves will wake up. Some will rise up to life that will never end. Others will rise up to shame that will never end. 3 Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the sky. Those who lead many others to do what is right will be like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:2-3).
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
Through believing Jesus:
“Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”” (John 11:40).
In the next part you will know how & why to stop sinning. Keep reading the word of God, for The Holy Bible is the only sword we have in our journey through the wilderness of life. Till then friends God Bless you. Hallelujah.
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