Eliminating sin from our life is an absolute "must" for believers. Many believers (& ministers) today in the United States still hold to the view that "every Christian is still a 'sinner' & that sin is always going to be part of a Christian's life, so we might as well get used to it."
But, this is a major contradiction to God's Word.
This erroneous belief will lead a believer right into "slop" Christianity & open all sorts of doors for the enemy to enter through. Ministers who continue to mislead the body of Christ this way will stick out like a sore thumb from the awesome light & holiness that will increase within the body of Christ in the coming prophetical days.
In fact, scriptures in the New & Old Testaments squash this empty view. Scriptures make the clear command to believers to "Stop sinning!". (1 Cor.15: 34). And, "Be angry, yet do not sin!" (Eph.4:26). And, "I (John) am writing these things to you that you may not sin...". (1 John 2:1). David wrote, "Tremble, & do not sin!". (Psalms 4:4). Paul wrote, "Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal bodies....". (Rom.6:12). Jesus Himself instructed a woman who He had just healed, "From now on, sin no more." (John 8:11). He meant this.
These are only a few passages (of many) that clearly instruct believers to eliminate sin from our lives. Also, an important fact for believers to know is that separating ourselves completely from sin does not have to be as difficult & as pro- longed as many might think. In fact, any be- liever who makes his (or her) mind up, can usually experience freedom from sin quickly or even instantly.
But, it requires that the believer examines himself according to God's Word, & then makes a com- mitment within himself & to the Lord to turn away from sin. A believer must actually decide that he wants no part of a particular sin whatsoever.
Since "We can do all things through Christ" (Phill.4:13) and since "We are more than conquerors in Christ" (Rom.8:37), then turning away from behavior, speech or habits that are of sin, can also be conquered.
Prophetically at this time, God is calling His people to live above sin so that 'He might present to Himself a church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy & blameless.' (Ephesians 5:27)