Did you know that sin doesn’t just happen? There is a process to sin and stages of sin. The 7 Steps to Sin are the enemy’s strategy and evil desire to lead you from temptation into sin. With the understanding from this teaching, you will be able to discern the enemy at his game and stop him in his tracks. This is an essential teaching for overcoming temptation and sin and walking out into freedom in your own life.
Have you ever wondered how you can stop habitual sins and catch yourself BEFORE you mess up and sin begins? Maybe you have lost your temper or lied to someone out of fear before you even realized what was happening. This whole process begins in your own head as a thought. It was given to you from the enemy. How do we know this? James 1:14-15 clearly lays down the process from temptation to sin.
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.James 1:14-15 KJV
Today, we present a sound bite from the 7 Stages to Sin teaching by Elder Scott Iwahashi.
Here are a few key points that this teaching addresses:
– Where do your thoughts come from?
– How do we know if a thought we have isn’t our own?
– Is there a difference between temptation and sin?
– Are we bad because we have a evil thought?
– How can we escape from the snare of the enemy?
– What do we do when we recognize sin in our lives?
– How can temptation be good for us?
Discerning and identifying your thoughts are essential to be an overcomer
There are seven stages of sin and sin begins with temptation. Temptation and our own desire is not a sin. Even Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness, but the Bible says he was without sin. We can be tempted, but if we can discern those thoughts before they become actions, we can cast them down and not follow through into the act of sinning.
God wants to help you understand how the enemy operates and how sin begins so that He can help you develop a strategy to defeat him. We cannot avoid temptation because we live in a fallen world, but our God is far greater than any of the enemy’s wiles.
God can turn even what the enemy intended for evil into good to fulfill His purposes in our lives, refine us, and mature us in Him. He does not want us to resist the process of sanctification; He wants to walk with us and help us through it in our own life.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing [this], that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have [her] perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. James 1:2-4 KJV
The insights from this teaching will equip you to turn temptation into an opportunity to revenge the evil enemy and grow in spiritual maturity.
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; 6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Corinthians 10:5-6 KJV
Will you allow God to join you in your journey? You do not have to be a victim of the enemy’s devices and evil anymore. You can be an overcomer in your own life with God’s help!
Today is the day to strengthen your overcomer journey!
This is a foundational teaching from the For My Life® Retreat and the For My Life Online course. In addition to the complete 7 Steps to Sin teaching, we present 32 more teachings that can strengthen your faith in your own life, and equip you as an overcomer.
The For My life Retreat is a life-changing, week-long, intensive retreat where you can find healing in God for your spirit, soul, and body. We have also developed the For My Life Online course, where you can participate with us from the comfort of your own home.
We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of healing and restoration that we call the overcomer’s journey. We are dedicated to fulfilling the vision and mission that God charged Dr. Henry W. Wright and Pastor Donna Wright with when they started this ministry, to establish generations of overcomers.
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Be blessed and enjoy the journey!
The Be in Health Team
This article is part of the For My Life Sound Bite Series.
Check out these articles to learn more about the other teachings we offer and get more insights into spiritual discernment, the power of God’s love, and how He can heal you and help you become an overcomer!
Foundational Insights – This is the core foundational teaching that encompasses the heart and mission of the For My Life Retreat. On this foundation, the whole Retreat is built.
The Father’s Love – The number one most important thing for every person’s Overcomers’ Journey is to be restored to Father God’s Love. Without a relationship and trust with the Father, it is very difficult to move forward as an Overcomer.
8 Rs to Freedom – 8 steps to recognize and overcome the enemy’s influence in your life.
7 Steps to Sin – Discover the enemy’s strategy to lead you to sin and learn how to stop him at his game.
Godly Order – God has established an order of authority in His Kingdom. Discover how Godly Order will help restore you to peace in God and in your life.
Spirit World Realities – Learn how the enemy’s kingdom can operate in the earth and the Biblical origins of our spiritual enemy. This understanding will demystify Satan and his kingdom and help you defeat the fear of evil.
Separation – Learn how to recognize the enemy’s strategy to divide and destroy relationships and get smarter than him. You can recognize and hate the sin but still love the person just like God does for us.
Pathways of Thought – How can a spiritual kingdom influence our thoughts? Discover the pathway of thought from the spiritual through thoughts, feelings, and emotions to its effect on our physical health.
Disease Profiles – Discover the possible spiritual roots that can lead to specific disease classes.
Water Baptism– Water Baptism is one of the sacraments of our faith. Discover why Water Baptism is an essential step in your Overcomers’ Journey.
Blocks to Healing – The Bible tells us that there are certain things that we can agree with that will get in the way of healing. Learn how to recognize and overcome these spiritual blocks to healing. And discover the surprising #1 Block to Healing.
Self Pity – Dr. Henry W. Wright often said that Self Pity is the superglue to hell that binds us to our past and prevents us from moving forward in our future. Learn how to discern this evil spirit and overcome it in your life!
Accusation – Accusation is a tool that the enemy uses to twist the truth and lead us into bondage to sin. Learn how to recognize and overcome the spirit of accusation in your life.
Bitterness – Learn the seven steps of bitterness, including unforgiveness, anger, violence, and murder. With these insights, you will be able to defeat this stronghold and operate in God’s forgiveness and peace.
Envy and Jealousy – Discover how Envy and Jealousy keep your eyes on the object of your desire to prevent you from trusting God and receiving His best for you.
Rejection – Learn how to overcome rejection in your life.
Occultism – Understanding Occultism and why we need to be free from it.
Unloving – Recognize if you are not giving and receiving love to God, yourself, and others. And learn how to walk in love as God intended.
Addictions – Learn what the Bible says about overcoming addictions. God wants to help us be free, and receive our comfort and identity from Him.
Fear – Fear is something that most of us have had to face at some point in our lives. Discover where Fear comes from, how to recognize it, and how to overcome it!
Walk Out – We have the freedom to walk out of things that have once bound us. Learn what is walk out, why it is important, and how to do it.
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