The new desire to stop sinning can only come from the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives the believer in Christ a new desire to “cease from sin”. An unbeliever is without this desire to quit sin because the sin nature controls a person without Christ. In the new birth a new nature and make-up are given to the believer in Christ. Believer’s in Christ experience the power of God’s Grace to cease from sin. Why? Because God’s Grace is what keeps the Holy Spirit present in the believer’s heart and everyday life.
The God given desire to “do right” is the righteousness of God imputed to the heart of a believer in Christ. A believer’s desires are changed and conscious to the Holy Spirit’s presence. A believer’s conduct is changed. A believer’s make-up is changed. A believer in Christ doesn’t desire future sins because he knows sin grieves the Holy Spirit. A believer in Christ has a clean heart. A believer in Christ has a holy heart with no desire to go back to the unholy style of living. That’s why Paul made the profound statement in Romans 6…
“What fruit do we have in those things whereof we are now ashamed?”
There is victory over sin when Jesus has got all of you. Jesus is the only way man can experience this victory. Sin does not control the believer in Christ…Jesus does. Jesus gives the believer the desire to be true to Him. It’s called walking in the light. Children of light are delivered from the power of darkness. Children of light are believers in Christ who have the desire to cease from sin, power to do right, and the ability to walk in the light.
Not to be confused or complicated! When the Holy Spirit comes in…sin goes out! When the Holy Spirit comes in so does the new desire to cease from sin! Given from above. A new desire! A new and better way than the old. The holy desire. Right thinking! The power of God that keeps the believer in Christ and gives the new desire to stop sinning!