As a new Christian, getting over the first hurdle of giving your life and accepting Christ as your LORD and savior is a huge decision. If you answered the call to follow God’s ways, congratulations, you are now born again! All you need now is to overcome sin and temptations of the devil, and stay focused on God.
Sin is awful and as a new Christian, you might find yourself falling back to old ways of doing things and reasoning. One of the ways to overcome sin is to speak the word of God over that situation until it transforms you and you are completely set free. The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, old things have passed away, all things have become new (2 Corinthians 5:17). This means that you can let go of the past and you can assume your new position in Christ. Everything has been made new. The Bible also says that anybody who believes in Christ overcomes the world (1 John 5:4), you are an overcomer through Christ.
Therefore, you can live free of sin. And if you are struggling like most people in this new way of life, indulge in the word. Speak the word of God over your life and it will come alive to transform you. The following Bible declarations will strengthen your faith and help you to steer the course of your journey in abstaining from sin and living in righteousness.
Make a Declaration of Faith
- I am born of God, Christ’ seeds abide in me. I refuse to live in sin. Henceforth, I will sin no more. (1 John 3:9)
- I am born of God through the imperishable seed of Christ and through the living and enduring word of God. I will no longer dwell in sin for Christ protects me from sinning, Therefore, the evil one can no longer touch me (1 John 5:18,1 Peter 1:23)
- I have the fear of God established in my heart, I will walk in His ways, do no wrong and tell no lies, nor will a deceitful tongue be found in my mouth. therefore, when I eat and sleep in safety, and no one will make me afraid (Psalm 128:1, Zephaniah 3:13)