Did you know that once you die, you will be completely free from sin? You will no longer be tempted. You will be completely removed from the system of this world. You will be in heaven and there is no evil, nor temptation to do evil in that realm.
Death is the judgment for sin. God made this clear in the opening chapters of Genesis. Once the penalty has been paid, you’re free. Thus, once you’ve died, you’re freed from sin.
There is, however, a way to be free from sin without dying first. Well, actually you do have to die – but it’s not a physical death. It’s a death to yourself, and to the way of life your self has known. That is, you die to self and live to God. Another way of putting it is that you die to living merely according to the world you can see, and live according to the world you cannot see. This is called…faith. Faith is the conviction, the assurance, the confidence about things you cannot see.
Another way of describing this state of being is eternal life. That is, you forsake the life you used to live in order to embrace a life of constant awareness of your Creator and Teacher. You can wait until you die and go to heaven to experience eternal life, or you can begin to experience it now. Why would anyone in their right mind want to put it off?