Many people believe in Jesus Christ but not many follow Him. Not many of the believers are TRUE Christians, REAL Christians. A real Christian, a true follower of Jesus Christ does not SIN, they are SAINTS, they have been set free from sin.
Jesus Christ came to take away the sins of the world and those whom the Son of God has set free will be FREE and free indeed. They will be FREE FROM SIN . Jesus said that he who sins is a slave to sin. We cannot serve two masters, either we serve sin which leads to death or Jesus Christ sets us free and we serve Him; we become SLAVES TO RIGHTEOUSNESS.
There were some Jews that also believed in Jesus Christ and we read in John 8:31.
“So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” 33They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
34Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. “
They were SINNERS, yet they believed that they were free but because they were sinners they were slaves and Jesus was telling them that if they remain IN HIS WORDS (IN OBEDIENCE TO HIM), then they will become free, FREE FROM SIN.
35“The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. 36“So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.37“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants; yet you seek to kill Me, because My word has no place in you. 38“I speak the things which I have seen with My Father; therefore you also do the things which you heard from your father.”
39They answered and said to Him, “Abraham is our father.” Jesus said to them, “If you are Abraham’s children, do the deeds of Abraham. 40“But as it is, you are seeking to kill Me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God; this Abraham did not do. 41“You are doing the deeds of your father.” They said to Him, “We were not born of fornication; we have one Father: God.” 42Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. 43“Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. 44“You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. 45“But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. 46“Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? 47“He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them,because you are not of God.”
Sin is the issue. Many believers do not want to stop sinning. They say they cannot stop sinning. It is because they are slaves to sin. They do not belong to Jesus Christ, they are OWNED BY THE DEVIL. If Jesus Christ has set us free then we will be FREE from the dominion of sin and we will be servants of God. We cannot serve God and sin.
The apostle Paul wrote in Romans 6:12 ”Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, 13and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as INSTRUMENTS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS to God. 14For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
The grace of God through Jesus Christ SETS US FREE from the dominion of sin so that we can walk in righteousness.
Verse15 “What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! 16Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? 17But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, 18and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness, resulting in further lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness, resulting in sanctification.”
If we present our bodies to Christ to do His will, it will result in sanctification which will bring us eternal life.
Verse 20 “For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21Therefore what benefit were you then deriving from the things of which you are now ashamed? For the outcome of those things is death. 22But now having been freed from sin and enslaved to God, you derive your benefit, resulting in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
The issue is SIN. Those who sin are of the devil, they are owned by the devil. Those whom Jesus Christ has set free, those who truly believe in Him, the REAL CHRISTIANS, that are SAINTS, they SIN NO MORE. They do the will of God. They live in purity, righteousness and holiness because they have become SLAVES TO RIGHTEOUSNESS. They have one Lord and Master, Jesus Christ and they do His will. Those who sin are slaves to sin and they belong to satan. Who do you belong to? Do you sin? Or are you a REAL Christian, a real follower of Jesus Christ?
May Jesus bless you.