I Can’t Do It! | Pastor Chuck Salvo | On Fire Christian Church

I can’t do it!

  1. Guilt, fear and condemnation keep a believer captive. All the striving in the world cannot bring you to what God has for you
    1. The Spirit has to do the work not us
    2. Romans 8:1 no condemnation
    3. Zech 4:8 not by might, power but by my Spirit
  1. I simply cannot bring to pass what God wants to do in me!
    1. ”So the trouble is not with the law, for it is spiritual and good. The trouble is with me, for I am all too human, a slave to sin. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate. But if I know that what I am doing is wrong, this shows that I agree that the law is good. So I am not the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. I want to do what is right, but I can’t. I want to do what is good, but I don’t. I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway. But if I do what I don’t want to do, I am not really the one doing wrong; it is sin living in me that does it. I have discovered this principle of life—that when I want to do what is right, I inevitably do what is wrong. I love God’s law with all my heart. But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. Oh, what a miserable person I am! Who will free me from this life that is dominated by sin and death? Thank God! The answer is in Jesus Christ our Lord. So you see how it is: In my mind I really want to obey God’s law, but because of my sinful nature I am a slave to sin.“Romans‬ ‭7‬:‭14‬-‭25‬ ‭NLT‬‬‬‬‬‬
  1. It is the work of the Spirit
    1. So, I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature, – Galatians 5:16
    2. Acts 1:8
    3. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of God, – 1 Corinthians 6:11
    4. Holiness and sanctification is His work in us!
      1. How do we walk I His power?
  1. Surrender to Holy Spirit
    1. ”Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!“. Psalms‬ ‭27‬:‭14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    2. ”The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him.“ Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    3. ”I waited patiently for the Lord; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.“. Psalms‬ ‭40‬:‭1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬
    4. ”But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.“Isaiah‬ ‭40‬:‭31‬ ‭‬‬‬
    5. Ezekiel 37. Dry bones
    6. Speak to the winds
      1. Agreement with covenant

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