John 8:31 : If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. ... Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever.So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed
Jesus has come to set us free from sin. He saves us from sin. Its in saving us from sin that we are brought over from the kingdom of darkness into is wonderful light. There is some confusion in the body of Christ regarding this. Does the grace message not make provision for sin, are we allowed to continue in our sins, because we are born in it. The answer is an emphatically NO. To think we can continue in our sins is contrary to what Jesus has come to save us from.John 15:10 : As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
So what do I say, don’t I sin anymore! Yes I don’t, but if I do there is grace, so is there grace for me to sin , no there is grace for me NOT to sin. Its no longer I that live but Christ in me. Its because we want to esteem ourselves, we think of ourselves first then try to fit Christ into that picture and in doing that we are having so much difficulty overcoming sin.
From a very young age we try to do the right thing, and we look onto our parents to guide us to what is right and what is wrong, since its so part of who we are we are certain this is the way to do it. So we look onto the Law of God for what we must do, which is correct but where we fail is in tying to follow it without looking onto Jesus for help and it ends up being another distraction.
The solution is to look away from all that distract, including sin, and look on to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith , who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. We should not live for ourselves at all, and only live for Christ, see Him all in all, then we will find ourselves. He will then save us, from ultimately ourselves, and the desire to sin that is in us. SEE http://www.stepstoforgive.com/wp/2017/03/08/my-new-favorite-subject/
Now my will has changed, since I love Him. Now I want to please Him, and in pleasing Him, I keep His commandments, not because I have to but because I want to.