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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Overcome Sin

To overcome sin I must do two things:

          1)Cast Out Devils:  Matthew 8:31a So the demons begged Him, saying, “If you cast us out, permit us to go away into the heard of swine.”NKJV.  However, Jesus also stated that "This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting"Mark 9:29.  Demons vary in degrees of strength.

         2)Cast Down Imaginations:  “Imaginations speak of things that have not happened yet” Apostle Jonas Clark-Book Entitled Imaginations

Overall, the strategy has to come from God.  An Elder told me years ago that he would praise and worship God during his hours of temptation.  Sin is not always instantly removed.  Legal rights surrender determines how long sin will remain in our lives.  A firm foundation based on biblical doctrine will help us live holy.  We have to do as Pastor Win Worley stated"hate the ground you walk on" if it is unholy.

Sometimes our progress is hindered by devils.  Daniels prayer was held up for 21 days by the prince of Persia(Daniel 10:12).  Bind the strongman then advance.

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