My Lord Jesus makes me brave. He gives me courage to withstand temptation. Even when the temptation has taken me deep in the past He steps in and gives me strength to walk away. Without Him in my life I’d be making all kinds of wrong choices. Jesus is here to help us in our everyday walk. He anxiously awaits for us to come to Him. He wants to make us stronger followers of Him. He wants to show the world that His love is real. That we can feel a joy that cannot be contained. A joy that takes over our entire soul. Many people seek drugs, pornography and other addictions to fulfill a sensation that they lust for. If people just knew the happiness that God gives to us when we seek Him they would give up their addictions. They would find joy that they had never felt before. A euphoria that their soul had been seeking all along.
Do not be lustful to the things of this world. Do not commit sexual immorality. Flee it at all costs. Satan has a hold of most of the Internet in our day. That is why pornography is the most searched term on the web and is the largest paid industry on the web. We learned in Moses’s time that twenty three thousand fell under sexual immorality. It was ramped then and even more so now. Satan has his hook in all those that are addicted. He takes them captive. The only person that can free us from pornography is Jesus. Just as Jesus cast out demons in His day He has the power to loose us from the chains of pornography. Overcoming the addiction might take time but the more a person seeks Jesus the easier it will be to withstand it. The easier it will be to resist temptation.
Jesus has rescued me from pornography. I was addicted for many years. I didn’t think I could ever break free of it. What I needed was the Lord’s help. In 2015, I decided that I had enough of it. I’ve felt it was wrong for years and decided to finally act on those feelings. I knew that only Jesus could take me out of bondage. So I substituted my desire for sin for the Lord. I stopped listening to pop music and substituted it with Christian praise music. I started my day and ended it with a prayer to God. I started fellowshipping with other believers at church. I started reading the bible daily. I pleaded for the Lord’s forgiveness. After doing all this for several months I finally felt the Lord’s presence in my life. He had forgiven me. I felt a joy that I had never felt before. He broke my chains and I know he can do the same to anyone else that seeks Him. I can now overcome temptation through the strength of the Lord. May we always find courage to seek the Lord first in our life.
1 Corinthians 10:6,8,12,21,31
6 Now these things became our examples, to the intent that we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted.
8 Nor let us commit sexual immorality, as some of them did, and in one day twenty-three thousand fell;
12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.
13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons.
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.