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And The Sin

We started this week with Hebrews 12:1-3, and if we look at verse 1, it instructs us to lay aside every weight, and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Notice, it says 'and the sin that so easily ensnares us.' What is 'the sin that so easily ensnares us.' Ensnare means to trap, or to capture in a snare. What is the saying? Sin will take you farther than you want to go, cost you more than you are willing to pay, and keep you longer than you want to stay. It's called an addiction. We can be addicted to particular sins. One of the biggest is pornography. This is a sexually immoral sin and it is a sin against the body. What does the Word say about our bodies? 1 Corinthians 3:16 says 'Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?' It's an awesome thing to think how the Holy Spirit of the living God dwells in us and our bodies are His temple! We should feel honored! But, if you have made Jesus Christ the Lord of your life, then you have been washed in the precious blood of the Lamb, and now you qualify for the Holy Spirit to come in and help you in every area of your life. 1 Corinthians 6:18 tells us to 'Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.' It's one of the reasons we need the Lord Jesus Christ. His blood cleanses us from all unrighteousness, and we can be forgiven from any and all sin! And the Lord knows what we endure. The Word says in Hebrews 4:15 'For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.' Now notice verse 16 says 'Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.' Praise God for the Lord Jesus Christ! We can come to Him, confess our sins, and He is faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). Do not allow the devil to try and tell you that there is no way that you can be delivered. Jesus Christ took everything upon Himself that we could enjoy the freedom that comes from His sacrifice. Praise the Lord!

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