Victory Over Sin
by David J. Stewart
June 2007 | Updated February 2017
The Bible teaches that with temptation, God always makes a way of escape... “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1st Corinthians 10:13). No one has an excuse to sin. We all experience the same types of temptations throughout life. The Bible teaches that we always have a choice, to do right or wrong.
Thankfully, there is help available from the Lord Jesus Himself, Who was also tempted. Hebrews 2:18, “For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” The Greek word for “succour” in Hebrews 2:18 is boetheo meaning “to aid or relieve.” Literally, it means to help. Jesus fully understands the overwhelming power of temptation. If we submit ourselves unto God and resist the Devil as the Bible teaches in James 4:7, he will flee from us. Temptations will come and go; but Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:8).
James 1:12-14 clearly states... “Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.” We learn three divine truths from this passage of Scripture:
- Our love for Jesus should cause us to want to live right, i.e., keep His commands.
- God never tempts anyone to do wrong.
- We sin because we want to by yielding to our own lusts.
Jesus said in John 14:15, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” James 1:12 plainly states that those who love the Lord will make an attempt to live a righteous life in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ doesn't want to help us live right; He wants to live the Christian life through us if we'll simply yield to the Holy Spirit. We cannot go it alone and make it spiritually. Those who fail to pray and read their Bible are saying to God: “I can make it on my own.” Oh, listen my friend, no one can make it on their own without God. You need the Spirit of Christ to guide you (John 16:13), teach you (John 14:26), and comfort you (John 16:7; 14:18). Praise God! The Holy Spirit is the Godhead living within (indwelling) the body of every believer. Romans 8:9 says that if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is unsaved.
NO ONE can live above sin. The Methodist Holiness Movement is of the Devil. They actually teach that a believer can rise above the flesh and live without committing any sins. Folks, that is absurd and completely unbiblical (1st John 1:8,10). Listen to what the great Apostle Paul said concerning his own sins:
Romans 7:18-24, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?”
Paul admitted that sometimes he did evil; even as a saved, born-again, believer! But carefully notice that it grieved Paul, because the Holy Spirit convicted him, and Paul DIDN'T want to sin. This is in sharp contrast to the unsaved world who rejects Jesus Christ and couldn't care less about doing what's pleasing to God. On my website ministry, I don't condemn people for their sins, God forbid; but rather, I preach against the wicked who parade their sins up and down America's streets, and teach our children that it's ok to break God's Laws, and despise the righteousness of God (Psalm 94:16).
Every Believer Struggles with Sin
Paul tried to live right, but at times utterly failed, just as ALL believers do. Proverbs 24:16, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” Please note that there are two separate Hebrew words used for “fall” in Proverb 24:16. The first “falleth” literally means “to trip, or stumble.” This is the believer who attempts to please God by living a holy life, but fails, and tries again, but fails, and tries again, but fails, and so forth. This is pleasing to the Lord; not that we fail, but that we keep getting back up and trying again with His help. As long as we are living in this selfish and carnal flesh, we will endure the constant spiritual struggle between our sin-nature and the Spirit of Christ which indwells every believer (Romans 8:9).
“God will still use you, I don't care what you've done!” —an encouraging quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?”
The second word “fall” means “to quit, or walk away.” This is the man or woman who deliberately commits sin, trying to justify their wickedness. This is the wife who files for divorce. She quit, i.e., she's not even trying to live for God anymore. Seeking greener pastures is what the heathen world does. The Bible tells us to hang in there doing right for God (Galatians 6:9).
Feminism has indoctrinated American women today to condemn their husband, blaming him for everything. There are multitudes of sinful commercials and television shows nowadays, which portray men as being ignorant and naive in comparison to women. It is heathendom. The Bible is an authoritative Book written by an authoritative God; and the fathers, husbands, and preachers who live by it will be authoritative. The wicked world hates God's authority, and any authority ordained of God. I have received numerous letters in the past from women who blame their husbands for everything, but never say even one negative thing about themselves. Please read, Who's the Biggest Sinner?
It's important that you don't become discouraged when you do sin. Proverbs 24:16, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” A wicked person doesn't even try to live right, they don't care about pleasing God. When a Christian falls, the whole world is waiting to condemn them. The world receives their own (John 15:19).
David Lee Roth (lead singer of the rock band Van Halen) is one of the wickedest men in the world today, who has spent his life destroying teenager's lives with his demonic music that promotes all manner of sexual depravity, rebellion, nasty filth and blasphemy against God. Wikipedia has nothing bad to say about Mr. Roth. Yet, Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) spent his life helping millions of people through his 55 years of faithful ministry, and Wikipedia trashes him out like the worst man who ever lived. Judgment day is coming for this ungodly world (Isaiah 13:11). I thank God for the precious blood of Jesus Christ that cleanseth my sins away (1st John 1:7). When you fall, and you will, get back up for God my friend. If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand? (awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles).
“The Devil will make you guilty about your past... You're not worthy to serve God, but neither is anybody else worthy to serve God, and so God's gotta have unworthy people serving Him... That's one reason why we should do everything we can to salvage people.” —a beautiful quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?”
A very important truth for us to understand is that we, as believers, cannot live the Christian life in our own strength. Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” I love that Scripture! Jesus lives in and through me as God's child, in the form of the Holy Spirit. In Romans 8:9, the Holy Spirit is called the “Spirit of Christ.” Amen!
All we have to do (as Christians) is saturate our mind and heart with the inspired Word of God (King James Bible), and yield to it. 2nd Corinthians 10:5, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” That's not mind-control, that's voluntarily yielding to the Holy Spirit in obedience to God's Word. Unlike satanic Hollywood and the occult music industry, who continually manipulate the human mind to deceptively control people; God is brutally honest and nothing is done in secret. John 18:20, “Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing.” The world would rather trust sneaky Freemasons and Satan who deceive them, than to trust an honest and dear Savior.
The Bible Will Keep Us from Sin, or Sin Will Keep Us from the Bible
Psalm 119:11 states, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” King David said he had memorized God's Word, i.e., hid the Bible in his heart, to help him gain victory over sin in his personal life. Hebrews 4:12 reads, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” What a powerful Book! No Christian magazine, book, nor daily devotional can compare to the power of God's Word!
No wonder David said in Psalm 1:1-2, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” David had learned a painful lesson from the horrible sins he had committed (adultery and murder). David's own family turned against him. David's kingdom fell into ruin. David's sons were killed. Bath Sheba's child died. David's name became mud. As an old man, broken and tired, he writes the Psalms. David now realizes that it is God whom he has sinned against, because he had broken all of the Ten Commandments. We have all broken the Ten Commandments, whether in heart or by deed. God's Law will keep us from sin, if we fear God enough to obey Him.
God Will Hold Believers Accountable for the Good and Bad Done in Our Body
I heard an idiot on the radio yesterday, on a religious station. The man was teaching that Christians shouldn't worry about the sins in their life, because God wasn't going to be harsh or unkind towards any believer in Heaven. Well, that man doesn't know his Bible very well. Listen to what king David said in Psalm 6:1, “O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.” God is longsuffering and slow to anger, but once God gets angry... LOOK OUT! Psalm 7:11 warns that God is angry with the wicked every day. As a holy God, He hates sin with a passion, and won't dismiss anyone's frivolous attitude about sin.
1st Corinthians 11:31 states, “For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.” If we DON'T judge ourselves, then we WILL BE JUDGED! Judging ourselves means dealing with the problem before God has to deal with it. 2nd Corinthians 5:10 WARNS, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.” Romans 14:12 states that every person will be held accountable by God on Judgment Day. We would be wise to live for God now as believers, confessing and forsaking our sins today, rather than face the judgment of an angry God tomorrow because of our arrogant pride disobedience.
Jesus said in John 14:26, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” As we memorize the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit will remind us of them when we need them. This is one way that the Lord helps us when we are temped (as Hebrews 2:18 promises). As you SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES (John 5:39), and a Bible passage burns your heart, memorize It. By the way, I've NEVER met one believer who could quote multiple Scriptures from any modern corrupted Bibles; BUT I have known many Christians who could quote hundreds of Scriptures from the preserved, inspired, inerrant, infallible, precious, King James Bible.
God Chastises His Disobedient Children Because They are Saved
Hebrews 12:6-8 teaches that God scourges (beats) and chastises (disciplines) His children when they are disobedient. Evangelist Paul Washer errantly teaches, close to the end of his video titled, “Regeneration Verses The idolatry of Decisional Evangelism,” that a Christian still living in gross sin after ten years of being saved, is not really saved. I totally disagree! There are many believers living in gross sin. And for that matter, all believers still commit sin. All sin is gross in God's sight. If what Paul Washer says is true, then salvation becomes subjective to discipleship. Furthermore, where do we draw the line between the saved and the lost? Mr. Washer is espousing a dangerous heresy in the churches. The inspired King James Bible teaches that eternal life is a free gift (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-10), paid for in full by the precious blood of Jesus Christ (1st Peter 1:18-19). Jesus doesn't forgive sin. That is correct! Jesus has already paid for everyone's sins with His blood. Therefore, forgiveness of sins is a gift, that we simply receive by faith.
The fact that God chastises disobedient children evidences that they are saved. Beware of Paul Washer's false doctrine, which says that a person cannot know they are born-again in an instant. Mr. Washer says that a person cannot merely write down their name and date, when they get saved, in the back of their Bible. Paul Washer says their life must evidence continued repentance and faith, otherwise none of it was ever real at all. This is salvation by qualification by works. That is not “the simplicity that is in Christ” (2nd Corinthians 11:3-4), which is “THE GOSPEL” (Romans 1:16; 1st Corinthians 15:1-4).
Once saved, always saved. Salvation can NEVER be lost, forfeited or given back. It is impossible be lose eternal life once you have it. If salvation could be lost, certainly sinful Lot would have lost it. Samson would have lost it. David would have lost it. Solomon would have lost it. Demas would have lost it. peter would have lost it. Ananias and Sapphira would have lost it. The sinful man in 1st Corinthians 5:1-5 would have lost it. And for that matter, the entire sinful church at Corinth would have lost it! If saved, always saved!!!
Give Me the Old, Time Proven, Trustworthy, Inspired & Preserved, King James Bible!
I guarantee you that the only Hell, fire and brimstone preachers left in America today are those men of God who still uphold the inspired King James Bible. The new Bibles are for New Evangelicalism, which is just plain old sinful compromise. Neo (or new) evangelicals don't go publicly soul-winning, door-to-door as the Bible teaches in Acts 20:22 (the believer's 20/20 vision). Most churches today operate like demonic cults, meeting behind closed doors and then rushing to MacDonald's after church to gossip about each other. The New Testament Church in the book of Acts went out into the highways and hedges, compelling people to get saved. Everywhere that the early Christians went, either revival or riot broke out. They were persecuted, prosecuted, and many martyred for their preaching of the Gospel.
People criticize the King James Bible, when they should leave it alone. God promised to preserve his Words unto every generation (Psalm 12:6-8). Either we have God's Word or we don't. Do you believe God or not? I believe that the King James Bible is God's preserved Word in the English language for today. God knew in His foreknowledge that the English speaking language would be the universal language of the endtimes. Every nation in the world is now teaching English to their children. God gave us the inspired and preserved King James 1611 Bible for all the world.
There will never be another translation of the Bible into English. Modern English makes such an undertaking IMPOSSIBLE, and today's agendacized feminist and homosexual society makes it IMPROBABLE. The NIV 2011 just came out, removing the words “man” and “men” in literally thousands-upon-thousands of places. All modern bibles attack Christ's deity, the Godhead, the Pretribulation Rapture, Christ's sinless perfection, the literal blood sacrifice of Christ, and many other important doctrines of the Christian faith.
To Overcome Temptation and Sin, Saturate Your Life with the Word of God
Psalms 119:11, “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalms 119:9, “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
If you want to gain victory in your life over sin, then you need to start hiding the Word of God in your heart (i.e., your sub-consciousness) by memorizing the Scriptures. USE ONLY THE PRECIOUS, KING JAMES BIBLE!!! All modern Bible revisions have been corrupted by Satan!!! Do a Bible study on your particular area of weakness, and then memorize several Scriptures to help you when temptations arise. For example: If you have a problem with sexual lust, you should memorize 1st Peter 2:11, “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.” 1st John 2:15-17 would apply to many sins and should be memorized by EVERY believer, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
These Scriptures should be on our minds continually. Literally, our minds should be SATURATED with the Scriptures. The Word of God should be more yummy to our souls than Krispy Kreme donuts are to our taste buds. King David said that the Word's of the Lord were sweeter than honey to his mouth (Psalm 119:103). Do you find the Bible more refreshing that a box of Dunkin Doughnuts? Sadly, most people would gladly rather have a box of donuts over God's Word. What will today's burdens and temptations matter 100-years from now? All that will matter when we leave this world, as believers, is what did we do for Jesus' sake and the Gospel's (Mark 10:29-30).
Of course, if you are unsaved, nothing else will matter until you receive Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. Sin has alienated mankind from God, and there is no hope for humanity apart from the cross of Jesus Christ. You are a GUILTY sinner, on your way to everlasting Hell, fire and torment in your sins. You need to have your sins forgiven, and only Jesus Christ Who has the nail-scared hands and feet can forgive you. Ye Must Be Born Again!
To Live a Victorious Christian Life, Listen to Lots of Bible-Believing Preaching
When we listen to preaching, we are walking with wise men. (And by the way, ALL WOMEN PREACHERS ARE FALSE PROPHETS. Lesbian Katy Perry's mother is a preacher, that speaks volumes!) Proverbs 13:20, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.” Turn that stupid radio off and start listening to some preaching that will help you. It's amazing how most people will listen to the same old songs, that have been around for decades, thousands of times, and not one of those songs will make you a better Christian. Think about that! But if you get a radio in your car that accepts a flash drive, you can download thousands of MP3 sermons and listen to them to and from work, that will change your life for God!!! Do you have enough character to listen to preaching? You have to want the truth and wisdom, it won't come to you. Ask God to give you wisdom!
I regularly listen to hundreds of sermon videos on YouTube. There are innumerable awesome sermons freely available on the internet. I highly recommend the following preachers: Danny Castle, Jack Hyles, Bob Gray Sr., Steven Anderson, Roger Jimenez, Max D. Younce, Jeff Owens, Lester Roloff, Curtis Hutson, Tom Malone, Phil Kidd, Ralph Yankee Arnold, John R. Rice, Harry Ironside, Lee Roberson and others. Some of these men are living, and some of them are already in Heaven. I don't agree with everything that all these men of God preach, but they are men of God, and I agree with 95% of what they each preach. The great need of the hour is preaching preachers! Stay away from Paul Washer, Ray Comfort, John MacArthur, Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Pat Robertson, John Hagee, Max Lucado, and other compromised preachers!
Please kick Elton John, Katy Perry, Jay Z, Dolly Parton, Beyonce, Madonna, Reba McIntire, Dave Mustaine, Rhianna, AC/DC, Van Halen, Hollywood and the other filthy reprobates out of your life, who are influencing you for Satan!!! Make sure that you spend the bulk of your time listening to godly men. Americans are in a mess today because we have all the wrong mentors!!! You're never going to win victory in your life until you stop hanging out with losers! Michael Jordan is a loser in God's eyes. Donald Trump is not good success in God's eyes. You're not a success in life unless God says you're a success. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”
Think about how much time you spend listening to Fox News (lies), NBC (nothing but crap), CNN (contains no news), secular radio, worldly television, empty magazines, et cetera. Do any of these lame things edify you for God? Of course they don't. We are surrounded today by fools! I choose to walk with wise men, preachers! I hardly miss a sermon by my favorite living Baptist preachers today. I listen to a few who aren't independent fundamental Baptist, but only a few.
Deliverance Through Prayer
Luke 22:40 states, “And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.” In addition to hiding God's Word in our heart, we need to pray continually. 1st Thessalonians 5:17 states, “Pray without ceasing.” Obviously, this means that we can pray while working, walking, driving, et cetera. We ought to be in constant fellowship with our God.
Prayer is from within our heart, not a recital. We ought to pray continually. Philippians 4:6, “Be careful [stressed, anxious] for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” “Supplications” are things on our prayer list (i.e., a petition) that we keep asking God for. Prayer is asking. That's what prayer is. Praise is praise. Worship is worship. But prayer is letting our requests be made known unto God (Philippians 4:6-7).
We should ask God for His help in every area of our life on a daily basis; but then there are certain matters which we will need to pray about for weeks, months, or even years. Jesus taught His disciples that prayer was a means to avoid temptation. It is very interesting that Jesus never taught His disciples how to preach, but He did teach them how to pray. Prayer is not a “therapy” as liberals call it today. Prayer is expecting a miracle from a miraculous omnipotent (all-powerful) divine God. We hear much talk these days on television and radio, and in books and magazines, about spiritual matters and mention of God; but they are a bunch of Modernists (an unsaved person who appears as a Christian) and liberals (unsaved scholars and “experts”) who deny the POWER OF GOD (2nd Timothy 3:5).
Do you have a prayer life? It doesn't have to be a prayer closet. Your car can become a prayer closet. Where do you meet God every day? Do you pray at all? Prayerlessness is akin to the sin of atheism, for a prayerless Christian prays no more than an unbelieving atheist. So sad!
I cringe every time I see the President of the U.S. recite a prayer off a piece of paper (which he didn't even write). All of the various President's public speeches for the past few decades have been prewritten by a specialist in propaganda and public speaking. Even the President's prayers are written for him. It's not from his heart. How can it be when his speech-writer prepared it for him? Doesn't the President have a place in his heart for God? Does his staff have to write his prayers too? Yes, evidently so! This is apostasy and a stench unto God. The President's prayer recitals are nothing more than deceitful political propaganda designed to hoodwink conservatives into believing that their President trusts in God.
Not surprising, EVERY Republican President since Roe vs. Wade has given billions-of-dollars to fund abortion. Yet, the candidates will claim they are against abortion, and the gullible religious right votes for them and supports their wickedness. If our nation's leaders genuinely trusted in God, they would insist on praying from their hearts, and not read from a piece of paper which someone else wrote for them.
Jesus said that prayer would keep us from temptation. There is NO secret to overcoming sin in one's personal life. We either love the Lord enough to obey Him or we don't, it's as simple as that. If we love the Lord, then we will study God's Word, and memorize passages to help us. If we love the Lord, then we will pray and walk with God in our daily life. Every believer should take time to walk with God. Have a designated place where you meet with God each day. It may be at your desk, or your coffee table, or in your car on the way to work.
Take time frequently to be alone in nature with your Creator. God gave us nature to remind us of His Godhead, goodness, and power (Psalm 19:1-3; Romans 1:20). We need to take time out, to escape the concrete jungle of the city, and get alone with God in nature. Mark 6:46 states, “And when he [Jesus] had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.” Jesus is our example. If our Lord went alone into nature to pray, then we need to find a place everyday, even if just in our backyard, where we can seek God. Most people are too busy to fellowship with their Creator, choked by the cares, riches, and pleasures of this short life here on earth (Luke 8:13). How ungrateful.
The Power of HIS MIGHT
Ephesians 6:10-12 reads, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” We cannot gain victory over sin by ourselves, we need God's power. This is exactly what Ephesians 6:10 states, “...be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” We are foolish if we attempt to live the Christian life in our own strength, and we will utterly fail. The Bible tells us to be strong IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT.
This is why the Apostle Paul could say in 2nd Corinthians 12:9-10, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
God's Final Call
Someday you'll hear God's
Final Call to you
To take his offer of salvation true-
This could be it my friend if you but knew-
God's Final Call, God's Final Call
How can you live another day in sin,
Thinking some day with Christ you will begin?
O will you hear above the world's loud din-
God's Final Call, God's Final Call
If you reject God's Final Call of grace,
You'll have no chance your footsteps to retrace-
All hope will then be gone and doom you'll face.
O hear his call! God's Final Call
Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
The Blood of the Lamb
I can't tell you how many times the Holy Spirit has comforted me with the Words of Hebrews 4:15-16, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” What a wonderful PROMISE from God! The throne of grace is mine to approach for help, because of the precious blood of Jesus! What was forbidden to all Old Testament saints except the high priest, i.e., entering into the holy of holies, is freely available to us today through Christ's blood. Yet, so many of us neglect and take for granted our privilege as born-again believers to God's throne of grace. We are so undeserving. Thank God for the literal blood of Jesus that gives us the victory over sin if we want it.