SIN IS A SYMPTOM III
“Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because is born of God.” – I John 3:9
Let God be true and every man a liar. Romans 3:4. The ‘seed’ of God prevents anyone born of God from sinning. Remember, every believer is born of the incorruptible seed – the word of God. It is not that whosoever is born of God cannot commit sin but it is “Whosoever is born of God does not commit sin…” He has the “ability” to sin if he wants to but the “sin energy” is disabled, incapacitated and killed because of the incorruptible seed in him/her. The Bible says:
“Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.” – I Peter 1:23
Being born again is not a cliché, not a spiritual nomenclature, not a socio-spiritual affirmation for gregarious reasons. It is not a language of convenience in a spiritual environment to create a sense of belonging. It is a spiritual reality with physical proofs. It is the foundation for all spiritual experience. It is actually being born into the realm of the spirit. It is being born of the Holy Spirit. John 3:6. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Holiness; the Spirit of God and of Christ. There is no trace of sin in Him because He cannot sin. Being born of the Holy Spirit that cannot sin means that believers have the DNA of “sinlessness” but it comes with accepting responsibilities.
As a matter of fact, believers have the privilege of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit not just to speak with tongues like parrot or as a show of spiritual “macho” but to be able to engage the same Holy Spirit to disable the deeds of the flesh. The Bible says:
“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live” – Romans 8:13
To “mortify” the deed of the flesh through the Spirit is not automatic to believers, we must accept responsibility to do so, if not, nothing will be done.
If the ability to sin is still active in anyone that calls himself a believer; there is need for self-examination. It is not that whosoever is born of God ‘may’ not sin; it is whosoever is born of God does not commit ‘sin’.
New birth empowers against sin.
Scriptures for meditation: I John 3:4-6; II Corinthians 5:21
Jesus is Lord!