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Why do I still sin if I am a new creation?

Why do I still sin if I am a new creation? by Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun When a person puts their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, they have a new birth experience. What does this mean? It means that their status changes from a sinner to a righteous person. It means that they got born again, out of the life that leads to sin and death and into an incorruptible life that lives forever. They receive eternal life, one that will never experience spiritual separation from God. They become one with God's Spirit because they have received the very nature of Christ. Their name is now in the book of life and it can never be removed. That sinful nature is uprooted with no traces and the nature of God sprouts up. It is indeed a supernatural experience that is birth by faith alone. A popular bible scripture that we all know and love is 2 Corinthians 5.17 (NJKV)   Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have

Do’s and Don’ts of a spiritual fast

Do’s and Don’ts of a spiritual fast  By Bibi Babatunde-Ikotun Hello, welcome to my blog. If you clicked on this link it’s either you’re fasting already or are planning to fast. The good thing is you’re planning to have an effective fast by seeking all the information you can get on this. I won’t waste much of your time and I’ll get into it. Don’ts of fasting -  Have a Transactional mindset : A long time ago I thought fasting was about doing something so God will bless you. This led to a string of disappointment because I never got what I wanted from him. After all, I deprived myself for God but He didn’t do his part. We must first understand that fasting is not to move God, it’s to help us align with the move he’s made. The bible says in Ephesians 1.3 (NKJV) Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. God is always on our side, we need not deal with him on a transaction basis. We fast to tra

How many times should I go to church in a week

How many times should I go to church in a week? When it comes to church, the world sees it from a different perspective. I remember as a kid, folks always said "After all, I wasn't the one that killed Jesus" as an excuse when they don't want to go to church. In my opinion, anyone who makes a statement like that is yet to understand the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for them neither do they understand the true meaning of fellowship. Also, I can't judge their experiences but I can definitely say there's more to fellowship. Today's post is not to explore that phrase, it is to share my scripture-informed opinion about frequency when it comes to church attendance.  For the purpose of this write-up, we will see the church as Ecclesia, which is the assembling of believers. So this includes fellowship meetings, church services, youth groups, cell groups, a family of believers meeting etc not necessarily official Sunday meetings alone.  Is going to church once