Is it possible to have victory over sin?
First of all, we need to define what sin is. The Bible describes sin as breaking the law of Moses (1.John 3.) Contrary to what is being taught in Christianity, the Bible does not make a distinction between sins of morality and other sins. According to the Bible, sin is disobedience to the Mosaic law.
One of the commandments is, “I am Yehovah, your God, you shall have no other Gods before me.” If we worship any other god than Yehovah, we are sinning against God.
Worship of other gods is not just bowing down to an image of Ganesh or a statue of Mary. If we fear what is ahead of us in life, or we fear circumstances we face, we are just as guilty of idol worship as the one who bows down to Mary.
It is challenging, if not almost impossible, not to feel fear as a human being. We all have the daily personal circumstances that give us a good reason to fear, and now we have the coronavirus on top of it all. But in the midst of all of this chaos where it seems so reasonable to feel fear, Yehovah is telling us not to fear, so we dont make ourselves guilty of idol worship.
Whatever you are facing right now, if you allow fear to take hold, you are saying to Yehovah, “I dont trust you anymore.” Not trusting Yehovah is idol worship.
How do you gain victory over fear?
Contrary to what is being preached in mainstream Christianity, being a Christian is not synonymous with a carefree life. Christians still get sick; people we love will die even if we pray for healing, sometimes life will be utter chaos, and we will have good reason to be very worried and fearful.
So what are the benefits of being a Christian?
In Matt 6:25-34, Deut 28:1-13, Yehovah says if we will serve Him and be His people, then we will have no reason to worry about anything. Did you catch what these verses said? It does not say He will remove every problem, every obstacle, and we will live a protected life where we will never have any reason to worry. What it does say is this, we will still have challenges in our lives, we will again face mountains of hardship and trials that will make us very afraid. But if we decide to worship Yehovah, we will come out on the other side, not even smelling of smoke.
Is it possible to gain victory over fear?
Yes, and the story of King David and Goliath (1.Samuel 17) shows us what Yeshua is talking about in Matt 6:25-34.
It is essential to see what the text in 1. Samuel 17 does not say. It never says David was not afraid, but even so, he was able to defeat Goliath. Why? In 1. Samuel 17:45 David gives us the answer, he faced Goliath in the name of Yehovah, and the name of Yehovah gave him victory over fear and triumph over the situation.
This is what the book of Revelation says in Rev 12 and Rev 14. If you repent back to Moses, only worshiping Yehovah, becoming reconciled to Him by the cross, you will overcome even the devil himself. Did you catch what the text in Rev 12 and 14 did not say? It never says you will have no fear, but it says that despite what you might feel, you will have victory over fear IF you worship and serve Yehovah reconciled to Him by the cross.
The Bible says it is a sin to give in to fear because giving into is synonymous with not trusting Yehovah. If we dont trust Yehovah, we have fallen into idol worship, and idol worship is a sin.
Is it possible not to let fear control you? Yes, if you do it in the name of Yehovah. Living in the name of Yehovah means to worship Yehovah, to obey Yehovah, which is the same thing as following the law of Moses, being reconciled to Yehovah by your faith in the cross.
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