“Tell me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not hear the law?” Galatians 4:21.
Anytime we attempt to have victory over our sin nature by law, the Mosaic Law or any other man made law, we will always find the law has victory over us. The Mosaic Law was given to man to indict us of our unrighteousness, not declare our righteousness. It was a holy and given by God. Yet when man failed miserably to uphold the Law, man made up their own law to be declared righteous. If you do this for 40 days, that for 21 days while wearing this, you can have victory over sin…until you do all of that and you are handed another defeat. Deliverance from the Lord does not require anything the flesh has to offer. Our deliverance, our only victory over our sin nature is through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit comes and isolates our sin nature. The sin nature is not dead but we are dead to it. It is only when our sin nature is isolated by the power of the Holy Spirit that we are able to yield to God’s Divine Nature. Again, this does not come through any man made scheme but faith in Jesus Christ and faith alone. The majority of the churches today rely on psychology for deliverance from sin.
Jesus did not eradicate sin from the world on the Cross but He gave whosoever will accept Him as Lord and Saviour eternal life and power over sin. All of our efforts made in ignorance to gain this victory over sin in the flesh does not change the results. Many believe abstinence is the victory but they fight the fight everyday to suppress their sin. This is not deliverance but self will. We do fight the fight everyday but it is the fight of faith; faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified for our deliverance, total and complete deliverance. “But we have to do our part,” people say…our part is faith in what Jesus did on the Cross to overcome sin. Don’t think I’m saying we don’t have to be obedient to the Word of God. We absolutely do. Don’t think I’m saying good works are not necessary. Do, however, understand this, if you think your good works have anything to do with your victory over sin you are in fact living under law and they are not good works at all.
“And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.” 1 John 5:11-12.
Our life, everyone’s life, Believer and unbeliever, belongs to God. Jesus Christ came to give us our life and give it to us freely. To seek deliverance or life elsewhere reveals a heart not after God but after His promises. The methods you seek are the law you are under and they will reveal man’s corruption not righteousness….unfortunately, the corruption they often reveal is self righteousness. Satan will keep you running in these circles as long as you will. The answer the church is seeking is knocking on the door, yet many cannot hear. There is a harvest of souls who need deliverance from their bondages and the Gospel of Jesus Christ was the answer the day we were saved and He remains the answer. We can’t go past the Cross of Jesus for deliverance over sin. God has appointed a place to meet the sinner’s and deliver the Saints and that is at the Cross of Jesus Christ. – Donna Clark Warren