Wilful sin

The grace of God is Jesus Christ who died for our sins.  Once we have accepted Jesus into our hearts we must cut out all wilful sin by using the name of Jesus.  This is how:


In the name of Jesus, I bind the strong man and rebuke “sin” (anger. lust, pride, covetousness, gluttony, selfishness, addictions  etc) out of my life and command it to the pit. Amen.


The things of the world choke the word of God and makes our spirit man weak.  If we let the things of the world enter our mind, we will eventually fall back into the cycle of temptation and sin:


Key points

  • Cut out all wilful sin by denying ourselves and taking up our cross daily – cut out the things of the world
  • Bind and rebuke sin out of our lives
  • We can lose our salvation if we continue to live in sin
  • If we continue to live after our flesh and do not walk after the spirit of God, we are under law and we will die spiritually
  • The Holy Spirit will only come if we obey the commandments


Scriptural basis

It’s a two stage process; (1) submit our will to God then (2) bind and rebuke the devil:

James 4:7-8 King James Version (KJV)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.


We are called to holiness:

1 Thessalonians 4:3-7 King James Version (KJV)

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:

That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;

Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:

That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.


Deny ourselves and take up our cross daily:

Luke 9:23 King James Version (KJV)

23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.


If we are continually sinning the same sin then we can lose our salvation.  This verse does not refer to a once off wilful sin, it is referring to continual sin, which indicates love of sin more than love of God:

Hebrews 10:26-27 King James Version (KJV)

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.


If we are living after the flesh then we shall die spiritually:

Romans 8:12-13 King James Version (KJV)

12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.


If we live after the flesh then we are not walking after the Spirit of God, we are not Sons of God and the law applies to us:

Galatians 5:16-18 King James Version (KJV)

16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.


The Holy Spirit will only come to live in us permanently if we keep the commandments.  If we fail to keep the commandments, the Holy Spirit will not abide in us:

John 14:15-17 King James Version (KJV)

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.


Case study 1

This person has been born again and received the Holy Spirit. He then repents from sin but finds after a few months that he is back doing some sins, like watching porn.  He feels cut off from God and is feeling depressed.  He then starts to question whether he is saved and whether he can even be saved.  This is a classic satanic attack to make a person question whether they can be saved.  He reads Hebrews 10:26 and feels like all hope is lost.  All he needs to do is to repent, submit his will to God and start rebuking the demonic strongholds of lust.  When he stops wilfully sinning by denying his flesh, he will then start to walk after the Spirit of God and he will then be back under grace.


Case study 2

This person loves the Lord and is serving the Lord in ministry.  Soon he notices some wilful but relatively minor sins popping up in his life, this could be an outburst of anger, a lustful thought for a woman or the feeling of hate in the heart.  He feels condemned and disappointed in himself.  However, he reasons that the grace of God covers him for all past and future sins.  He tries to stop worrying about his sins.  He rationalises that God still loves him but that somehow the grace of God continues to cover him.  Actually, the grace of God stops the moment someone does wilful sin and continues doing that sin.  This person is now under law and is condemned by the law.  The real problem is that the flesh is still alive and has not been crucified by denying self and submitting to the will of God.  We walk after the Spirit of God by seeking the will of God and denying our flesh.  Use the name of Jesus to bind and rebuke the angry, lustful and hateful thoughts in our hearts.  It is constant warfare.


Related scripture

It is sin in us that causes us to do what we don’t want to do.  So bind and rebuke it:

Romans 7:18-20 King James Version (KJV)

18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

20 Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.


Attack every negative thought and bring it captive in the name of Jesus Christ:

2 Corinthians 10:4-6 King James Version (KJV)

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)

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;

And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.