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Topic: Breaking The Yoke of  Besetting Sins

Text: Heb 12 vs 1.  Psalm 19 vs 12 -13.

Exhortation:

Hebrew 12 vs 1 says: " Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and THE SIN WHICH SO EASILY BESET US and let us run with patience the race that is set before us"( emphasis mine). The Christian journey is not a hundred meter race: it is a marathon. In running the race, we are severely confronted by the challenge of sins. Satan is behind this challenge and our readiness to destroy every unfruitful works of darkness, will determine how far we go with God.

One of the sins that we are confronted with, is  what the Bible calls "the sin which so easily beset us". This is called besetting sin. A besetting sin is an overtaking, over-powering and over-ruling sin. It is a sin that comes daily to us to humble and humiliate us, it is a sin that is called "a personal weakness" or "a weak point" in the lives of individuals. For some Christians, it is women; for others, it is men; others have issues with money, pride, anger, gossip, lies, flattery among others.

Moses was a wonderful man of God but his besetting sin,that almost cost him heaven, was anger. David conquered all his enemies, except himself: he was a lustful Christian that even killed to cover up his lust. Job was holy and was even a pride of God but he had issues with fears! Abraham told lies and his children: Isaac and Jacob shared the same besetting sin with him. Peter was a coward who denied Jesus because of threats around him. Solomon was wise about all things except women. Gehazi appreciated gold more than God and he attracted leprosy to himself and his generation. All these are some accounts of besetting sins and the Lord will not make you a victim of this sin in Jesus' name.

Is there a way out of this sin? Yes, there is. The Bible says in Romans 6 vs 14 that, "for sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under law, but under grace. Also, the word of the Lord says in Romans 8 vs 2 that, " for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death". All these are powerful divine assurances that Christ has delivered us from the bondage of sin. All that is left is for us to appropriate these truths into our lives by invoking the power of God over our lives.

We also have need for vigilance. The Holy spirit is alive and He is always pointing to areas where we need vigilance. He convicts us all the time of our sins and offers way of escape out of them. God loves us passionately but hates our sins deeply. Repentance is the best deliverance and vigilance is the best defence for any spirit- filled Christian. Besieging sins delay or even destroy testimonies, they oppose our breakthrough in the second heavens, they allow Satan and his hosts passage into our lives and make us slaves, rather than the " royal priesthood" that God made  us.

We deploy energy into fighting enemies but never fight ourselves. A man' s worst enemy is himself! Fight your fears, lusts, cravings, pride, anger, and other works of the flesh and the enemy will have nothing to fight in you. We dignify Satan too much and accuse him of what he knows nothing about. God will empower us to overtake our weaknesses and manifest His strength in Jesus' name.  The name of Jesus, His blood, word and Spirit are enough for us to destroy the Jericho Walls of besetting sins.


Prayers

Praise & Worship
1. Sing this song: God prepare me/ a sanctuary/ pure and holy/ tried and true/ with thanksgiving/ I 'll be a living/ sanctuary for you.
2. Power of God, come upon me like rain in Jesus' name.
3. Spirit of wholeness, make me whole again  in Jesus' name.
4. Lord, by your mercies, heal my fragmented soul in Jesus' name.
5. Powers profiting from my weaknesses, die in Jesus' name.
6.  Evil canopy of iniquity over my life, burn to ashes in Jesus' name.
7. My soul, hear the word of God, refuse to flow into errors again in Jesus' name.
8. Father, by your power, destroy evil names given to me by demons and Satan in Jesus' name.
9. Father, don't allow me to eat the food of losers again in Jesus' name.
10. Pattern of iniquity of my father's house, break by fire in Jesus' name.
11. Power to run into a prepared victory, fall upon me in Jesus' name.
12. Holy ghost, wipe off evil handwriting of failure upon my life in Jesus' name.
13. Lord, by your grace , pay up any outstanding debt holding me captive in errors and compromise in Jesus' name.
14. Lord, by your mercy, destroy the iniquity of my spouse slowing down our progress in Jesus' name.
15. Father,  forgive and destroy the iniquity of my children betraying them to Satan in Jesus' name.
16. Lord, don't allow any contrary wind blow away my blessings in Jesus' name.
17. Sword of sin prepared against my soul, break and burn in Jesus' name.
18. Lord, appoint divine planters and gardeners to plant good seeds into my life and nurture them into fruitfulness   in Jesus' name.
19. Lord, organize divine launching for my gifts and talents in Jesus' name.
20. Break the grip of hijackers over my blessings and testimonies in Jesus' name.
21. Thank you Lord for making me whole and complete in Jesus' name.

Thank you Lord. Pls, pray & share. Pastor Dele Oyewale( August 15th, 2014).

 

 

 

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