CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH THE LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL GUIDE FOR JANUARY 10, 2022 (AVOID ALL ACTS OF SIN)
TOPIC: AVOID ALL ACTS OF SIN
Read: 1 John 3:1-6
MEMORISE: But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth (Colossians 3:8)
To transgress means “to step across” or “to go beyond a set boundary or limit.” It indicates one missing the mark. It is straying off in any direction; following the wrong course that most likely results is not reaching the desired goal. Transgressing is crossing over a set boundary or limit. Sin is to transgress those boundaries God has set for us, or to miss the target He sets for us.
I John. 3:4 says, Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.
The New Testament Greek word translated “lawlessness” means ‘without law’, or ‘against the law’. This implies that sin is the active violation of God’s law and basic moral principles. This refers to actions that are not just outside the bounds of God’s law, but that are in deliberate rebellion against those laws, deliberately trampling on, and rejecting that boundary.
God created and owns the entire universe, and its belongs to Him (Psalm 24:1). If we will live in it successfully, there are do’s and don’ts attached to it. There are delays and obstacles on men’s paths, today, because they are living their lives as they want and not as God requires. God isn’t happy with such. You cannot be wallowing in sin as still expect that God’s grace will multiply for, and in you at the same time; it is not possible (Rom. 6:1).
Anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy and filthy language are some of the agents of the devil that limit one’s dream and vision. If there will be great manifestation of the Spirit of God in you, you need to take off all acts of sin, both in the public.
The journey of life will always be smooth and better when we start with God and carry Him along. However, we must do away with every manifestation of sin on the journey of life, to be able to reach out glorious destinations. Sin, assisted by self, is a terribly lethal weapon against every destiny; ask Samson. It has great power to bring limitation and stagnancy to man’s life. Withstand the devil, but don’t wait for sin; flee! (Cor. 6:18; 10:14; I Tim. 6:11; 2 Tim. 2:22; Jas. 4:7,8; I Peter 5:8,9). We can do all things through Christ (Phil. 4:13).
1. I put to death every nature of sin in my life, in Jesus’ mighty name.
2. Every manifestation of carnality in my life, not permitting me to please God, out of my life, in Jesus’name.
3. O Lord, let the spirit of holiness permeate the leaders and the led of Your Church in the land, so that we can be ready vessels for the most- awaited end-time revival.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Genesis 28 – 30
Author: C.A.C WORLDWIDE