(ATTITUDES OF THE SIN CONSCIOUSNESS)
Which of the following "Attitudes Of The Sin Consciousness" are adversely affecting your spiritual growth and development:
1. When I stand before God sometimes I have a sense of inferiority, guilt, or condemnation.
"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned." - John 5:24
"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." - Romans 8:1
2. The only destiny God has for me is the life I am living now.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for Good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." - Ephesians 2:10
"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." - Philippians 1:6
"Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 3:13,14
3. God is operating outside of me.
"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing." - John 15:5
"For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure." - Philippians 2:13
"To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." - Colossians 1:27
4. Jesus lived on earth at a level above what I could ever hope to be.
"I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." - Matthew 16:19
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father. - John 14:12
5. My righteousness is to be obtained after I die and go to heaven.
"For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ." - Romans 5:17
"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." - 2 Corinthians 5:21
6. Sometimes I do not feel like God has forgiven all my sins.
"If we confess your sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9
"For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." - Colossians 1:13,14
7. Some days I feel like I am saved and some days I feel unsaved.
"Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy." - Jude 24
"For we walk by faith and not by sight." - 2 Corinthians 5:7
"Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved." - Romans 10:13
"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household." - Acts 16:31
8. I can never be of real help to others because I keep sinning.
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus." - Romans 3:23,24
"Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation." - 2 Corinthians 5:18
9. I will please God if I work on not sinning.
"And may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith." - Philippians 3:9
"And you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? - Galatians 3:3
"But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace." - Romans 11:6
1. Make a list of the sin consciousness attitudes that may be causing you a problem in your spiritual development.
2. Affirm and meditate on the indicated scriptures several times daily until the renewing of your mind is made real to your spirit.
ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY