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    I struggle with constantly sinning; I am asking you all to pray for me. But not just for me, for all those who struggle in their lives daily with their walk with God.

    Pray also I would find a good accountability partner and someone who will encourage one another in the things of God, in reading the Holy Scriptures, and being there for Christ and in His path.

    This accountability need not be 'private', but I'd willingly submit myself to more mature believers in the faith. I also pray to encourage those who are reading this and who want a closer walk with God - find peace in Christ. Amen.
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    This is a brave post, and I will be with you in prayer. We all have our weaknesses, and the devil sure knows how to use them.

    I wouldn't list my weaknesses here, because I am deeply ashamed of them. But I know God sees me, and if Jesus hadn't died for my sins, I know where I would be heading. What has happened the past year, is that I have become more aware of those weaknesses, and I have learned to rebuke the devil's attempts to trick me to fall. I am humbled and grateful that God has showed me just that. And taught me how mighty His name is when rebuking the evil.

    I am not sure if this helps you, but I will pray for you. And please pray for me, too. We all need to be made accountable once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterJames View Post
    I struggle with constantly sinning; I am asking you all to pray for me. But not just for me, for all those who struggle in their lives daily with their walk with God.

    Pray also I would find a good accountability partner and someone who will encourage one another in the things of God, in reading the Holy Scriptures, and being there for Christ and in His path.

    This accountability need not be 'private', but I'd willingly submit myself to more mature believers in the faith. I also pray to encourage those who are reading this and who want a closer walk with God - find peace in Christ. Amen.
    God has chosen to operate His work from the basis of faith. "The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus" (Romans 8:2) is God's prescribed order of victory for the Believer over sin, the world, the flesh, and the Devil. This means that the Believer must place and maintain proper Faith the size of a mustard seed exclusively in Christ (who He is) and His Finished Work (what He has done), i.e., The Cross, i.e., The Blood of Jesus. Why? Because whatsoever that is not faith is sin. By doing so this enters the Believer into justification and progressive sanctification that gives the Holy Spirit the legal means to keep all commandments and all laws that is impossible for us to do. The Holy Spirit renews the mind (By replacing the "wisdom of the world" with the truth of God's word.) when Faith is placed and maintained in Christ and Him Crucified. Why? Because we are now operating in the spirit. The presenting of your body as a living sacrifice and the renewing of the mind is not a Christian discipline nor a work of labor, but an act of Faith to believe only - daily. No Believer can fix the flesh with the flesh. All fruits that are added to the leaves of the Believer must be done by the Holy Spirit or you enter the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:19-21). In other words, the sin nature that was made silence (not eliminated) when you were born again becomes active.

    ...the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (Matthew 26:41).

    The new creation continues to live with corruption (the sin nature) (1 Corinthians 15:53) until the rapture of the Church. However, the younger (the new creation) is greater than the elder (the sin nature) (Genesis 25:23). Why? Because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4, Romans 6). We are still dying which shows that the sin nature lives in us. If the sin nature did not live in the Christian we would not age or die.

    The Holy Spirit (the Power of God) only works strictly within the parameters of the "Finished Work" i.e., "The Cross of Christ", i.e., "The Blood of Jesus," which demands that our Faith be exclusively in the Cross of Christ. The reason is simple, that's were the price was paid, and the victory was forever won (Romans 6:1-14; 1 Cor. 2:2; Gal. 5; Gal. 6:14; Eph. 2:13-18; Col. 2:14-15).

    For whatsoever is not of faith is sin. (Romans 14:23)

    The Law Of The Spirit Of Life In Christ Jesus gives the Believer victory over sin, the world, the flesh, and the Devil.

    Victory over sin: Romans 8:2
    Victory over the world: Galatians 6:14 ; 1 John 5:4
    Victory over the flesh: Galatians 5:24
    Victory over the Devil: Hebrews 2:14 ; Colossians 2:15

    How does a Believer maintain faith exclusively in Christ and the Cross? By just believing in Jesus (who He is) and what He accomplished at Calvary Cross. Romans 4:5 - Galatians 2:19-21 NKJV - 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 NKJV - Colossians 2:11-15 NKJV
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    Hi Peter,

    I saw your post and wanted you to know that I will pray for you right now. I appreciate your honesty and bravery for sharing your struggles and asking for prayers and help. You're definitely not alone in this. I too am struggling with my sins and weaknesses but instead of turning them over to God, I turn away and find distractions from my problems. Please pray for me as well as I could definitely need accountability as well.

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    Thank you for all your prayers and I completely agree that together, in prayers for one another, we can overcome. I have prayed for you toinena , message of the cross, and Christ centered girl. I ask the Lord to put His healing touch on all of our lives that we may fall in love with again and again.

    Sincerely - Peter James
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterJames View Post
    I struggle with constantly sinning; I am asking you all to pray for me. But not just for me, for all those who struggle in their lives daily with their walk with God.

    Pray also I would find a good accountability partner and someone who will encourage one another in the things of God, in reading the Holy Scriptures, and being there for Christ and in His path.

    This accountability need not be 'private', but I'd willingly submit myself to more mature believers in the faith. I also pray to encourage those who are reading this and who want a closer walk with God - find peace in Christ. Amen.
    a long time ago, i tried to give up all sinning all at once, it was a catastrophe. Then i learned to take one sin and purge it out of my life. When that was accomplished i would take another sin and work on that specific sin to get rid of it as well. Now after over 40 years getting rid of sin out of my life, i can now say i do all things to please Jesus Christ, and i do not knowingly and/or willingly commit any sin against my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    The thing is, take one sin, and get it out of your life. then work on another sin and get that one out of your life. Sins that i, with the help of Jesus Christ, purged from my life, to name a few are: anger, smoking, sex, porn, lusting, selfishness, unforgiveness. Things i have given up to keep me from falling back into sin, are TV, friends, public events (unless it is Christian related like Promise Keepers, etc), relationships (celibate now for over 10 years). like i said, i now do all things to please Jesus Christ. i have given up the world and the things in the world, my thoughts are on Jesus continually, i have learned to hate sin. knowing that it is sin that put Christ on the cross in the first place. Sin is disobedience, All sin is selfishness. If i am thinking of Jesus and others and not my own self, what sin would i be committing?

    Knowing Scriptures helps a whole lot also. knowing that there is no sin that Jesus does not allow a path out of, and that Jesus does not allow you to be tempted above that which you can handle, helps.

    Thoughts like, if Jesus can give His life for me, should i not be willing to give up list a sin for Him?
    Also remembering what God told me one day when He said "There is no sin that you do that you can't cease from, therefore be prepared to answer for yourself on Judgement Day why you did not cease from it" helped me also.

    Your desire to quit sinning is conviction from the Holy Ghost which is working inside of you, believe it or not that is a good thing. Most people have a reprobate mind which continue to live in sin and are no longer convicted to try to quit from them, thinking they are still Saved and going to Heaven, even though they continue to live in sin, these have a reprobate mind and are no longer convicted of their sins. As long as you are convicted by your sins there is hope for you.

    The best way to fight temptation was revealed to us by Jesus our Lord and Savior, when He used Scriptures to fight off the temptations that satan was throwing at Him. This is why i read the entire Bible front to back over 80 times in my life and continue to do so, knowledge of the Bible is a sword against satan and his tactics. Sin is evil. Obedience is Good.

    Good Trees ONLY produce good fruits. But how many people in this generation claim to be a good tree, yet they produce few bad fruits? That is what i am saying, work on getting one sin (bad fruit) out of your life, then work on that other sin, until one day you are ONLY producing good fruits and no bad fruits at all. With men this is impossible, but with Jesus helping you with HIS Power and His Strength, it is possible to do. If i can do with His Help, i am certain you can do it with His help too.


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