“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-56.
The strength of our sin nature is found in law. When a Christian mentions law we automatically think of the Mosaic Law. However, it is any law that strengthens our sin nature. There are many laws in the church today, they are sugar coated, with lipstick and flowers so we won’t recognize them as “laws”. If we don’t look at them as laws and we don’t understand that the “strength of sin is the law”, we will never have victory over our sin nature.
“But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 15:56. We, as Christians, believe this but we turn around and make a law to overcome our “problem”. Which our “problem” is our sin nature having dominion over us instead of us having dominion of our sin nature and we are too proud to call such a problem what it truly is… our sin nature having power over us. This “sin” I’m speaking of isn’t the action of sin but it is the object or the sin nature. Too many get offended when someone says sin has power over them. It is not the verb, for example, drinking, that has the power but the sin nature due to Adam’s fall that has the power. At one point in every single human beings life, the sin nature has the power over them until they accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour at which point the Holy Spirit comes and dethrones the sin nature. If we had power over our sin nature, the Cross of Jesus would not have been necessary.
Yes, we have a self will and with that self will we must choose Jesus Christ and our faith must stay on Him for the Holy Spirit to give us victory over sin (Romans 8:2), not that law the modern day church calls a “program” to treat our “problem”, that is psychology and straight from the pits of …well you know. These programs to treat man’s problems are not the power of God through faith in Jesus Christ for deliverance of our bondage. They are the power of man through faith in a law, a “program”, which strengthens our sin nature. Again, I say…”But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Cor. 15:56. Get that settled in you spirit and turn away from the law which is strengthening your sin nature. – Donna Clark Warren