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Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

If we see the life of Cain what God told him was “If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” If you do well, what is this means? This means that you overcome sin or overcome the temptation that you do not sin. Temptations will come, but how do we over come is the ‘do well’ part. Rom 1:2, Paul says, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. When Cain presented his sacrifice God did not accept that sacrifice, so something is defiled in that sacrifice. Jesus said that any defilement comes from within our heart. This defiles our body and our sacrifice. That defilement is the sin that is committed because of excess craving of our own desires. The devil is only fueling the defilement. He only tempts you to achieve the desire that rose within yourself. In Rom 6 Paul says do not let sin reign in your mortal body that you should obey to its lusts. The obedience to the lust of the carnal body which is fueled by devil or his messengers leads to defilement. But the power of the Holy Spirit will enable you to control that desire or quench that flame of desire in your heart, so you do not sin and overcome it. This is the attack of Satan towards your body to be defiled and inturn it will defile any service or sacrifice that you do in the body of Christ. When you present your body undefiled, then the fire that you are baptized with will burn in the Altar as an acceptable sacrifice like that of Abel.  Would you like to receive this power of God to overcome the temptations? Ask God and He will give you.

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