Devotional: Killing Kryptonite Day 6
I’m reading the @YouVersion plan ‘Killing Kryptonite
With John Bevere’. Check it out here:http://bible.com/r/1GA
There are three different scenarios when it comes to believers and sin.
First, there are professing believers who overlook sin because of hardened hearts. Second, there are professing Christians who believe the lie that we are all by nature sinners, that the blood of Jesus is powerful enough only to free us from the penalty of sin, but not from bondage to it. These two groups, being given to sin, are like kryptonite in the body of Christ, bringing weakness to the entire body because of their willful disobedience to Christ.
However, there is a third group—believers who are in a struggle to get free from sin. This is the group I want to talk to today.
The first thing I want to say is, Jesus will never stop forgiving you. He sees the torment your sin brings you every time you fall. He knows you truly want to be free. And by His grace, these words today can help you.
I was part of this group for many years because of an addiction to pornography. I became addicted several years before coming to Christ and even after getting married and working in ministry, I could not get free. I once had one of the most well-respected ministers in America lay hands on me and pray for me to be delivered from my addiction. None of it worked.
My freedom didn’t come until I changed my priorities. In the beginning, I wanted God to set me free because I was worried my sin would get in the way of my ministry. But then my heart shifted, and I began to focus on how my decisions were affecting my intimacy with Jesus. I started caring about how my sin affected God.
In 2 Corinthians 7:10, Paul contrasts two kinds of sorrows—Godly sorrow that leads to salvation, and worldly sorrow that brings death. My story illustrates both of these sorrows. At first, my sorrow was worldly, worrying about what would happen to me. But later, my sorrow became godly, concerned over how my sin hurt God and others.
Dear friend, God’s power is available to set you free from sin and give you a supernatural life. Pursue godly repentance, receive God’s forgiveness, and boldly live your new life in Christ.
Regardless of which category we find our selves; it is true that God’s power is avaiable to break away the chains that are keeping you in bondage to your sin. Repent, receive forgiveness and live your life as God has willed it to you. Rejoice and proclaim your victory.
Father God today we may find our selves bound in our sins, today we seek repentance and forgiveness so that we can move on to the next chapter or next phase in our walk with your. God thank you for always being loving. God thank you for allowing us to understand you more and be closer to you. Amen.