A born again person is free to no longer sin. But, the bent towards sin–or the carnal nature–still remains. Like the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, this bent exists in the heart and wages war on the soul. Thus, this bent towards sin explains why so little power exists in the modern American church. When we feast on this tree, we commit outward acts of sin. These outward acts are the only other cause of powerlessness.
The good news is that Jesus Christ will “purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). If we renounce this bent towards sinning, the Holy Spirit will totally remove it. Are you hungry for this total deliverance of your soul?