How can I have victory over a sinful habit in my life?

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To experience victory over sinful habits, you need to claim the promises of God. 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 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).

And the sequence of victory is plainly stated out in this amazing text. By faith in the promise you become a partaker of the divine nature, and through the power of that new nature, you are able to escape the corruption of sin. 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).

The Lord also promised that He will give “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 comprehend fully the greatness of what is provided for victory.

Therefore, as long as you stay connected to God through daily study of His word and prayer, you can experience victory. But if you cut your connection with God, you lose the supply of grace “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 drugs, immorality, appetite, pride, and every sin that would rob you of eternal life.

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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