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Jesus promised in His Word, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). Here is the good news that God doesn’t only forgive us our sins but also cleanse us from it that we will have victory over our weaknesses. God requires moral perfection of His children (Matt. 5:48) but He has made every provision that sin may be successfully resisted and overcome (Rom. 8:1–4).
The first step where the sinner turns from his old life and receives instant forgiveness for his past sins by faith in Christ is called justification (Rom. 5:1). The second step is called sanctification which is a day-by-day process of acquiring victory over sin and growth in grace (Rom. 6:19).
Your role in the process of sanctification is to stay connected to the Lord through daily study of His word and prayer which can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). 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 strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). The phrase “all things” means power over every sin that would rob you of eternal life.
Claim the promises of God and stand on it. 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.
In His service,