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Sin is not Your Property

By Lan & Nita Olude

Genesis 3:13-15 (NIV)
“…God called to the man, “Where are you?...Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?... So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you…”

The scripture highlighted above is an excerpt from the conversation God had with man after man committed high treason in the Garden of Eden. In an attempt to trace to the root of this treason, God conversed with man and then the woman, but never conversed with the serpent. Rather, God pronounced a curse on the serpent. God realized that man was not the root of this treason or sin or disobedience, and He took His time to trace the root of this sin past Adam and Eve until He got to the ancient serpent, indicating that the serpent is the root of sin. We know based on the revelation of Jesus given to John in Revelation 20:2 that the serpent is the devil or satan. Therefore the devil is the root of sin or disobedience or rebellion against God.

Jesus further reiterates this point by stating that the devil is the father of lies (John 8:44). The bible also states in Ezekiel 28:15 that the iniquity was first found in the devil. Sin or the tendency of rebelling against God’s orders was first found inside the devil. Prior to the devil’s invention of this tendency, everyone in creation was used to obeying God’s orders. All of creation said “Yes” when God said “Yes” and “No” when God said “No.” The devil started the concept of sin, and he deserves the worst of hell he can get for it. This is the reason God did not make a plan of redemption for the devil. Rather, God made a plan of redemption for man because man did not invent the concept of sin. No human being, regardless of how vile, is the root of disobedience. The devil is the author of sin. So what does this understanding offer us?

When we understand that sin is the devil’s property, our minds will be renewed to returning the devil’s property back to the devil. The sinner who realizes this will be motivated to repent of the sin of refusing to accept Jesus Christ as his or her Lord and subsequently get born again. The believer who realizes this will be positioned to say “No” to the pride of life, lust of the eyes or the lust of the flesh. Regardless of where you are in your journey with the Lord, you will be motivated to a greater degree of consecration, when you realize that sin is not man’s property. So we want to challenge you today to return the devil’s property to the devil. If you have not done so in the past, accept Jesus as Lord and Savior, get filled with His power and grow your Christian Faith. If you’d like to make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior please click the following link: Accept Jesus as Lord.

Please reference additional scriptures below to renew your mind in this regard, and access resources on www.heroesmart.com to feed your spirit and grow your faith in Christ Jesus.

Relevant Scriptures:

Isaiah 14:12-15 (NKJV)
“… you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning... you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit…”

Ezekiel 28:12-16 (NKJV)
“You were the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; you were on the holy mountain of God…you were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, iniquity was found in you. You became filled with violence within and you sinned…”

John 8:44 (NKJV)
“… the devil…was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Revelation 20:2 (NKJV)
“… the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan…”

Genesis 3:15 (NKJV)
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head….”

Luke 10:18-19 (NKJV)
“I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Revelation 21:5 (NKJV)
“Then He who sat on the throne said… I make all things new….these words are true and faithful.”

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new… For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Romans 6:14 (NKJV)
​“For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”

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