Four Types Of Christians: "So how does the Bound Christian become free? First, he applies 1 John 1:9 to his life:
'If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' (See also Psalm 32:5 & Proverbs 28:13)
If you confess your sins Jesus will forgive you. When you do that you are set free from sin. And 'if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed' (John 8:36).
Second, we pray a prayer like we find in Psalm 25:4:
'Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths.'
We ask God to teach us His ways, to help us follow His commands. Yes, there will be times when we stumble, but we don't have to be slaves to sin. We can be slaves to righteousness. When this happens we can rejoice they way Paul did when in Romans 6:17-18 he said:
�Thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.'"
yep...that's what the Lord has been showing me too...
1)Confession...not only confessing your sins, but confessing with your lips that you want satan and his works ousted.