1 John 3:9 AMP ... No one born (begotten) of God [deliberately and knowingly] habitually practices sin for God's Nature abides in him. His Principle of Life, the Divine Sperm, remains permanently within him --- and he cannot sin ... practice sinning ... because he is born (begotten) of God.
God's principle of Life, His Divine Sperm, remains permanently within you and you cannot practice sinning because you are born (begotten) of God. You say, "We all know that we still sin." Yes, but we don't have the sin nature dominating us.
The sin nature is in the body realm. The Divine Nature of God is in our spirit man, the true us, you and me, and we cannot sin there. God cannot sin and that's why He says that we cannot sin in our spirit man.
2 Peter 1:3,4 NLT ... By His Divine Power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know Him, the One Who called us to Himself by means of His marvelous Glory and excellence. And because of His Glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His Divine Nature and escape the world's corruption caused by human desires.
Where does this Divine Nature live? You are a 3-part person. Does it live in your body? Not yet. Does it live in your soul? No. OK, that leaves only one place. It's in YOU, the real you, in your spiritual man.
We must realize that our soul is where we live, and it can sin. It's constantly being bombarded by our spirit realm and our body realm. The spirit realm has the Divine Nature of God in it ... the body realm has the sin nature in it. And your soul is your decision maker. It has to decide: "Which one do I go with?"
What will your decision be? Will you do what God desires you to do, or will you do what you want to do ... without God? Think about it!
Reverend Robert W. & Mary C. Butler