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Jesus doesn’t permit us to settle for anything less than an all out victory over sin. Why? Because Jesus paid the total price to deliver us from every aspect of sin: sin’s penalty, sin’s power, sin’s presence (future). Romans 6:14 says, “For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law but under grace.” Sin’s dominion, rule, power to dominate us has been broken by Jesus Christ. We are no longer obligated to yield to its’ desires or lusts. We are as free as a dead man is to any obligations. No, we cannot sin a little (once in awhile) because we know God will forgive us (Romans 6:15). Forgiveness is a grace, paid for by Jesus on the Cross, but He did not give us forgiveness so we can sin but rather if we do sin. Grace is not freedom to sin but freedom from sin. We also do not have ongoing forgiveness for ongoing sinning (habitual sinning) or so we can continue in sin, God forbid (Romans 6:1).  If we acknowledge our sin and confess it we can receive the provision of His forgiveness 1 John 1:9.


Yielding to sin can open the door to more sin. Sin grows and is designed systematically to conquer you. It’d be easier to find a man who never committed a particular sin than to find a man who only committed it once. It starts small and grows. People who have repeatedly fallen into sin often come to believe that they are helpless in the war against it. They resign themselves to reduce the number of defeats that they experience; however, God commands us to fight sin (resist) wholeheartedly. “Awake unto righteousness and sin not … 1 Corinthian 15:34.” “Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin Hebrews 12:4.” There is absolutely no trace of sin in the new creation spirit man (2 Corinthians 5:17) and we can walk by it.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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