It is true that provision is made for cleansing should sin be committed, but God’s perfect plan made it possible for man to overcome every sin and to live a life of perfect obedience through Christ.

No secret meaning or hidden reservation can be found in the numerous amounts of texts that describes the victorious experience of the “born again” child of God. And just because one may not have grown into that fullness of faith which brings constant victory, he should not, therefore, deny the power of God to give such deliverance.

God anticipated the struggle many would pass through in accepting the Biblical assurances of total victory. Consequently the inspired writers were moved to use what might seem to us, almost fanatical language in describing the possibilities for overcoming sin:

Instead of saying we may be saved, Hebrews 7:25 says we can be saved “to the uttermost”. Instead of saying we may conquer, Romans 8:37 says that we can be “more than conquerors”. Instead of saying we may triumph, 2 Corinthians 2:14 says that we will “always” triumph.

Instead of promising only whatever we might ask, to help in our spiritual battles, Ephesians 3:20 assures us He will give us “exceedingly abundantly above all” that we ask or think; but also note what the end of the verse says: “according to the power that worketh in us”. At this point  the apostle  is overwhelmed with a sense of God’s indescribable power and his  unlimited love  to men. He emphasizes the ability of God to perform what he sets out to accomplish (Romans 4:21, 11:23, and 2 Corinthians 9:8) Paul is also fond of compound words. Here he points to a superabundance, above and beyond fulness and overflowing. This abundance is particularly manifest at the time of deepest need, and the believer need only to take hold of it. The prior verse:19, assures us of being filled with “all the fullness of God”.

Admittedly many of these promises at times seem too vast for our human minds to fully comprehend! Is it important to believe God’s promises exactly as they read? I pray that we can be fully convinced and fully confident that they are intended to impress us with the magnitude of God’s resources in our behalf!

Enjoy the love of the Lord today! And do not be afraid; only believe Mark 5:36.


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