A Life Of Victory
“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1: 8-9 NIV
Is it really possible to live a life without sin?
Living a life without sin seems so attractive, yet so unattainable in our human frailties. Our bodies of “weakness” have yet to be raised in “power” (1 Corinthians 15:43).
Yes, we have the promise that one day our corruption will put on incorruption, and sin will be finally and fully defeated in our lives. In the meantime, however, re-surrendering daily is the key to a life of victory. The power to live victoriously is available to us moment by moment because of what Christ accomplished on Calvary’s cross.
The writer of Hebrews says, “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15 NKJV). This is the reason why we must go to Him continually, for, “He is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25 NIV).
What should we do if we stumble?
The Bible is clear about that as well: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NIV). Confess your sins. Ask for forgiveness; Turn your back on those sins; Then you will be free to enjoy the unfettered fellowship of the Holy Spirit in your life again.
God desires for us to live victoriously, no matter what challenges we face!