We cannot expect sinners to behave like Saints for they do not have dominion over their sin nature. Many Believers get all “squirreled up” when the unbelievers act like…well, I’ll just say it, act like satan’s spawn. The fact of the matter is, the unbeliever does not have dominion over their sin nature because they are under Law and not under Grace. Until we, any and all of us, accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, our sin nature is the reigning monarch in our lives. We are unable to yield ourselves unto righteousness without the Holy Spirit isolating our sin nature.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
The Holy Spirit is not commissioned to isolate our sin nature unless our faith is exclusively in Jesus Christ for our Salvation AND Sanctification. The Law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus requires our faith to be in Jesus, not our self efforts or self will, in order to set us free from the law of sin and death. If our self efforts or self will could set us free from the law of sin and death, the Cross of Christ was in vain.
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the Divine Nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:4.
With our free will, we choose to partake in God’s Divine Nature. Because our faith is in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe, we, as Believers, are freely given the ability (because our sin nature is now isolated by the power of the Holy Spirit – NOT our power) to yield ourselves unto God. The good fight of faith we fight is our faith in the redeeming work of Jesus Christ as the ONLY source and means by which the promises of God are yes and amen.
“But seek you first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
-Donna Clark Warren