Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you for you are not under the law but under grace.
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 as the goal they decide to live with; however, God commands us to fight sin (resist) wholeheartedly. He doesn’t permit us to settle for anything less than an all out victory over sin. It is not “win a few” and “lose a few.”
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.” Grace that is available to us in Christ makes total victory over any sin possible. By the grace of God we’ve also have a new spiritual nature that our mind needs renewed to and we are to live by, “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness Ephesians 4:23-24.” First Corinthian 15:34 tells us to, “Awake unto righteousness and sin not …” or become conscious of the righteousness within our new nature with the result that we will sin not.
We do have to resist temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13) and eliminate the things that sow to the flesh (Galatians 6:8) but the beginning of experiencing victory over sin is the hope that it can happen and that it is possible. Our hope lies in the fact that our holiness is a Person, Christ Jesus, and by the grace of God when you are in Christ, Christ is in you. First Corinthians 1:30, 31 says, “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification (holiness), and redemption: 31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.” It is grace (Christ in you and you in Christ) that makes this holiness possible.