How can I stop sinning?

The fact that you are admitting that you are a sinner shows that the Holy Spirit is working in your life. The good news is that God will not just forgive you, He will also give you the power to overcome sinning.

To experience victory over sinful habits, you need to claim the promises of God and stand on it. All of God’s blessings are available to you and you receive them by faith.

The Lord assures you can be “saved to the uttermost” (Hebrews 7:25), be “more than conqueror” (Romans 8:37) and “always triumph” (2 Corinthians 2:14). The Lord also promised that He will give us “exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians 3:20). In fact, the promises get unlimited when He says you will “be filled with all the fullness of God” (verse 19). The human mind can’t even fully comprehend the greatness of what is provided for victory.

The Lord promises, “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” (2 Peter 1:4).The sequence of victory is plainly stated out in this amazing text. By faith in the promises, you become a partaker of the divine nature, and through the power of that new nature, you are able to escape falling and sinning. In other words, everything depends on your surrender and commitment to the indwelling Spirit of Christ. “Without me,” Jesus said, “ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

Your role is to stay connected to the Lord through daily study of His word and continual prayer. But if you cut your connection with God, you lose the supply of grace. Jesus said, “He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit…” (John 15:5). If you abide in Christ, you can declare triumphantly, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13). The phrase “All things” means power over every sin that would rob you of eternal life.

Prayer is so powerful that it can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). There is nothing that the devil fears more than a praying Christian because he knows that God will always answer. Always. The Bible tells us to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) that is, we should not stop until we receive the blessing we are seeking.

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In His service,

BibleAsk Team

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