It Ain't Gonna Reign No More
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Raised = Dead to Sin ... Alive to God -Romans 6:4,6,9,14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for you are not under the law, but under grace.
Decide to believe (by faith) the truth that you are dead to sin and alive to God Ro 6:11 Likewise reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 12 Let not sin therefore reign in you 2Pe 1:5; I Thess 4:1-7
Extinguish desire through 1) Envisioning consequences; 2) Examining motives & the sin process then 3) EXIT at the first sign.
Admit sin, Name it (sin) and Claim it (forgiveness) in your journey
Don't slip back but do the new thing ... to the point of shedding blood [See: Accountability Relationships]
Align your Thinking, values, feelings, and actions with the Word of God and Will of the Spirit then ACT AS IF
Live Soundmindedly (purposefully & objectively) as you pursue holiness with others who call upon the Lord 2Ti 2:21-22
Imagine & Ingrain the correct attitudes & behavior by thinking & prayer Jos 1:8 ... thou meditate ... for the purpose of obeying Php 4:8 think on these things.
Value Holiness and the blessing (reward) of God above all else Ro 6:18,22 Col 3:1-2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
Expect God to work through others and trials to produce in you the character and actions of His Son Ro 8:28-29, 32 conformed to the image
Questions for Reflection/Discussion/Response:
This is part 3 about a series on how to have victory over sin.
Part 2: The Sublimation of Sanctification