But I like it! So how can I repent?

I don’t go outside every morning and beat my head against the wall, or get a hammer and wallop my hand. I don’t do that bcos i don’t like it. No one has to hold me back from doing destructive things which i don’t like.

If we sin, its bcos we like it. We may hate the consequences of it, and even hate ourselves for doing it, but we do still like it, if we are continuing to do it. It is a love-hate relationship for us. It is double-mindedness.

Jesus will ask us, Why do you like something which I hate? Do you know that you are trying to re-crucify me? Do you realize that you are rejecting me?

We can respond, LORD help me to hate it as you do. Help me to see it as you see it. Help me to see my sin thru Blood-stained eyes, thru the lens of your Cross. Help me to love YOU more than i love my sin, and purify my heart.

The road to freedom will always be via such honesty and accountability WITH GOD, and never thru any self-justification.

If we do not come to a place of personal accountability for our sin, that the Cross removes every excuse, then we would still be bound and waiting for God to deliver us. We would still be making God accountable for our condition, and blaming Him for our sin (that He did not deliver us) and that won’t cut it on judgment day. “Lord! You never delivered me! It’s your fault!”

Whosoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God: and everyone that loves him that begat loves him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome. For whoever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith. 1 John 5:1-4

Our faith” is certainly that God is now our Father and we are His beloved children, and Jesus our LORD, based entirely on His finished work on the Cross, and this faith is the victory which overcomes the world.

It means that the only way to have power over sin is to believe that God has already reconciled you by His Blood. You are “IN”, and therefore you agree with God, and accept HIS victory over sin, and the power of the Holy Spirit is yours – kept by the power of God.

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