For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 4:7-8)
For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:13)
Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)
Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. (John 8:34-36)
Christ has opened the jail cell door so go out and be free. Why stay in the cell? There is no room for darkness in our lives when Christ dwells in us, and we in Christ. It is no longer just “you.” It is a “we” now as Christ is with you. If you try to sanctify yourself you will fail. It’s time to rely on the power of Christ in you to remove that sin that has been keeping you in the cell. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you and it is only this way that victory will be found. All glory must go to God.
If indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:21-24)
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:2)
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. (Romans 8:5)
It’s time to walk in the Spirit. It’s time to leave the jail cell. It’s time to bring darkness to light. It is time for a new season in Christ! All glory to God forever!
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