We all posse a sin nature that we inherited from Adam, the first man created by God. (Psalms 51:5) Our nature is the fundamental character of the way we choose to live. So how did we get a sinful nature? Yes, you guess it Adam, and that is why we are all born with a sinful nature, because one man condemned the world with the result of one trespass. (Rom 5:18-19) So what is sin exactly? Sin is a way of showing an offence or rebellion against God, with things like Vanities, selfishness, being prideful, envy, and hate, the list can go on, but you get the picture. The question we should ask ourselves is how do we get rid of that corrupt sinful nature? Well it’s not that easy it’s a lot of hard work and determination. We have to start by putting aside our nature and putting on God’s nature, which is love and righteousness. It’s like fighting yourself, because you have to fight the flesh and allow the spirit to control your life. The old flesh always wants to go back to its old habits, but you have to resist by walking in the spirit of God. God has given us a free will to choose for ourselves who we are going to allow in running our life either the sin nature or Gods nature. We need to know which is in our best interest. If we follow the sin nature we are bound for hell and if we follow Gods nature we will go to heaven. The choice is you’re to make and nobody can make the choice for you. Which is it gong to be? Make your choice, either your sin nature or Gods nature? We are nothing without God and we will always feel empty until we get back to our rightful place with God. God has made it so easy, yet we still turn our backs to him. The one thing that can make a difference in our life is to surrender to Jesus, and believe in the one true God, trusting in him completely.
So what must you do to have God’s nature, become a born again Christian:
1. You must first recognize that you are a sinner and repent.
Romans 3:23 (NKJV) 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
Acts 3:19 (NKJV) 19Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,
2. You must be willing to turn from sin.
Romans 6:12 (NKJV) 12Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.
Romans 6:23 (NKJV) 23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
3. You must believe that Jesus died for you and rose from the dead.
Mark 9:31 (NKJV) 31For He taught His disciples and said to them, “The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. And after He is killed, He will rise the third day.”
4. You must invite Jesus into your heart as Lord and Savor.
Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) 20Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as he is with your attitude of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
Dear Father, I know that I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Christ died for my sins. I am willing to turn from sin, and let Jesus come into my heart and forgive me of all my sins. I accept you as my personal Savor and Lord.
We have been set free from our sinful nature, but that old nature is not gone. It will not die without a fight. That is why you must fight the good fight of faith, and have faith that God will implant his nature in us. While our two natures are constantly in conflict, it is not our sin nature that ultimately controls us. Part of the sanctification process involves dying to the old nature. We will sin, but we will not continue in unrestraint sin, because you are not controlled by the sin nature but by the spirit, if the spirit of God lives in us. Sin in our life will be followed by remorse and repentance. Satin hate it when you practice righteousness for Gods glory; don’t let him stop you. Be zealous for good deeds and over come your sin nature.
1 Peter 3:13 (RSV) Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is right?
Sin is what separates us from God. We will not sin if we walk in the spirit, and serve God with all our heart and mind. A desire to sin is simply a way of expressing our disbelief that God’s way is best. Once the devil takes hold of your hand he does not want to ever let go. Satan will always lead you in the opposite direction away from God. He is a liar, a cheat, and will try to kill you before he has to surrender you to Jesus. We must let go of Satan and his world and grab the hand of Jesus who really loves you and has the best interest for you. He died for us so we can have the chance to be in God’s family, and having eternal life. Only a true friend would give his life for you.
Galatians 5:16 - 25 (NLT) 16So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. 17The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions. 18But when you are directed by the Spirit, you are not under obligation to the law of Moses. 19When you follow the desires of your sinful nature, the results are very clear: sexual immorality, impurity, lustful pleasures, 20idolatry, sorcery, hostility, quarreling, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambition, dissension, division, 21envy, drunkenness, wild parties, and other sins like these. Let me tell you again, as I have before, that anyone living that sort of life will not inherit the Kingdom of God. 22But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! 24Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. 25Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.