The Kingdom Warriors' Blog

02/15/2017

The enemy’s weapons: Sin

Filed under: Spiritual Warfare School — kellporten @ 22:30

What is sin?

The word for sin in the original text is, ‘hamartía’, meaning missing the target, i.e. getting to the side of God’s plan. So, to sin, means much more than to murder and to steal. It’s about not living in the fullness of God’s plan. Paul says that everything that does not come from faith is sin.

Rom. 14:23
… everything that does not come from faith is sin.

James says the same thing, but in a different way.

Jam. 4:17
If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

What consequences does sin have for us who believe?

Let’s have a look at some of the consequences of sin.

To sin means to become a slave under it

John 8:34
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

We cannot please God when we sin

Rom. 8:8
Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

(Swedish version: “Those who follow their sin nature cannot please God”)

Sin hardens, and deceits us

Hebr. 3:13
… that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

What purpose does the enemy have for making us sin?

The word for sin, in the original text, means to miss the target. That is exactly what the enemy wants to happen. He wants us to miss the eternal life with Jesus, but he also wants us to miss God’s plan for us here on earth.

How should we deal with the enemy’s weapon sin?

First, we need to realize how serious it is to sin. We cannot just dismiss it when we compromise the Word of God.
Second, we need to confess our sins. When we confess, we are forgiven and cleansed.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness

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