As people of the Most High God, one of the most powerful things that we can do is intentionally overthrow evil, sin, and death.
Somethings are more clear than others:
In Ephesians 5, the bible tells us to:
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body (I Corinthians 6:18) and But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; (Ephesians 5:3).
Also, Romans 1:21-32 tells us other tells us other things that we should overthrow.
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
I could get more money if I claimed my friend’s son on my taxes I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ.
He is cute and married um, um, um!!! … I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ.
I wonder what I would be like to be a woman … I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ.
I could cheat on this test and make a higher score … I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ.
I will use profanity ‘when I get mad’ … I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ.
I will get that tattoo, my body is not really a temple! … I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ.
Oh, nooooo she didn’t she called me Michel, she know’s I’m Dr. Michel Cockerham!!! She’s about to get told! … I overthrow that idea and deliberately choose to follow Christ. I will live humbly.
Lol, sometimes, I just simply say, I ain’t doing that!
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