How does one resist the reign of sin? It takes understanding that if you are in Christ, your Master is Christ rather than sin. Sin’s jurisdiction over you no longer exists. Therefore you are now free to deny sin the right to control you. Secondly, resisting sin’s rule requires submitting to God’s word. This means seeking what God says to do in any circumstance and doing what He instructs.
The ability to resist sin and obey God is not of your power. Rather it is at act of reliance upon God. So then when you use this enablement from God, you are not to strain your own fleshly muscles but simply rest upon the command of the Master. It is more of a yielding to God’s word rather than a fight.
What if you fail to yield to God? Failing to yield is sin. Recognize this fact and confess your sin. Then nestle back into the Father’s arms and submit to Him.
- Pastor Randy