No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. - The Bible
Dear Friend, Are you addicted to one of the sexual addictions? It could be lust, masturbation, relationship outside marriage, pornographic xxx videos. Does your heart feel guilty every time you get involved in the obsession?
You don't want to see that video but end up watching it. You don't want to do that secret stuff. But not able to control the desires. The fulfillment of desire gives short-term pleasure. But after a few minutes, the heart loses its peace. The guilty feeling sinks in. There is a feeling of defeat. Do you want to break this cycle in life? Let's look at some practical facts before we go to the spiritual facts. At the end of this message, we would like to pray along with you. Jesus will answer the prayers. He will break the chains of addiction that are binding everyone who is reading this. Jesus loves you. You are His precious child. He will never let you down.
We reap what we Sow:
We reap what we sow. The seeds we plant produces its kind of fruits or vegetables or flowers. The apple tree produces only apple fruits and not orange fruit. No one will question this natural fact. It's not only applicable for plants but also applicable for humans. We produce the kind of our own. The same is applicable in our spiritual life. We reap what we sow. If we plant the seed of hatred in our life we reap hatred. If we plant the seeds of sins we reap its fruits. What goes around comes around. The logical cycle can never be broken except through the forgiveness of God. It's God's desire to forgive our past and redeem us. He wants to break our bondage and help plant seeds of good nature. If you want to understand in-depth how it works, you can read => here
What we plant produces fruits:
My dear friend, all the seeds we plant in our life produces its fruits. The good seed produces many good fruits. The bad seed produces many bad fruits. Similarly, you might watch pornographic videos secretly without anyone knowing. It might show a lady you don't know. What if the seed we plant in our heart grows and produces fruit. In other words what if that person is replaced by somebody close to our family. What if it happens to your daughter or someone you love so much.
Are you are trying to have a relationship with someone outside your marriage? What if somebody whom you love does it with another person without your knowledge? It will create great pain in your heart.
Please think. Whatever we plant in our life as a small seed out of wrong desires grows and gives fruits in multiple forms in our life. It produces bitter fruits.
Bible says Can a man take fire to his chest and his clothes not be burned? Does anyone need to experiment to understand what will happen in this scenario? Even when the fire is at the distance our mind knows how dangerous it is. Dear friend, There is a way through which you can stop this seed from growing and yielding bitter fruit. You need to go to God and ask for forgiveness. You need an encounter with God who has paid for all your mistakes. It does not matter what you have done in your past, Jesus wants to forgive it all today. Are you ready to receive it? He is waiting for you.
Why do you go through what you go through?
Have you ever wondered why you get the guilty feeling just after you fulfilled your uncontrollable desires? Your heart is supposed to be happy. You should be rejoicing because the desire was fulfilled. Why the heart pounds faster and feels guilty just after you finish masturbating or have sex with a partner outside marriage? The heart says that you have done something wrong in your life. It declares that you just planted the wrong seed.
Bible says Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Satan is in the business of making people addicted and make them bondage to him. He wants to deceive everyone and make them bondage to His authority.
All addictions start with small things. The beginning was too small. You might have thought this is ok to do. Apostle Paul wrote Everything is permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything [and brought under its power, allowing it to control me]. We might think a small pleasure of staring at a lady secretly will not bring any harm to life. Secretly dreaming about another man or a lady is a seed that was softly planted in some of our hearts. Satan is in the business of trying to bring us under his control. Do you want to come out of this bondage? Do you want to be free? You need to flee from his bondage. God can help you right now.
Who is the enemy?
Bible says For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Your fight is never against your own flesh but it is against the rulers and the authorities of cosmic power which induce you to do things you don't like to do. We do have weapons to fight against the invisible enemy. We have to seek God to help us conquer the temptation. He will equip us with His power so that we can win the battle against the enemy. Any addiction and the associated bondage can be broken with the power of God. The blood of Jesus can release you from all the addictions. Please surrender your life to God. Let Him lead the fight and help you overcome.
Dear friend, there can not be two masters in your life. You need to choose who is your master. You will love one and hate the other. If you are addicted to sexual temptations today then who is your master? Jesus said No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other.
Do you want to accept God as your master? If God is your master then you can't do anything without seeking His permission. You belong to God and God alone. Chose your master carefully today. God wants to give you peace and take away your guilty conscience. He wants to break your bondage and free you from all the addictions.
James the brother Jesus wrote So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. Do you want to make Jesus your master? Then submit to His authority. Make Him your master right away.
Dear friend, God wants you to be free. Jesus died for your past mistakes. He wants to redeem you and make you free. Dear friend, place your hands on your heart. Jesus is going to set you free from all the bondage right now. He alone has the power to release. Allow the power of Holy Spirit in your life. Are you ready to put your trust in Him and Believe? Let's pray together.
Dear God, I come today to your presence. God, you know my life and what happened in my past. You know all my past mistakes. Jesus, I ask for forgiveness. Please forgive me. I have been deceived and got addicted. I want to be free from the bondage of addiction. I want to live a pure life. Please break all the bondage in my family. I believe the precious blood of Jesus can release me today. Please break all the bondage in my life. Set me free.
Please help me. Be my master from today. Help me to listen to you and obey you. Let me make my choices in life after consulting you. Forgive the wrong choices I have made. Let me throw away all the sinful desires and flee from them. Release me from the power of bondages. You have shed your precious blood to release me from all my addictions. Wash me and renew my mind. Change me and help me flee from this bondage. Let me hate my addictions and follow you with all my heart.
May my heart love you with all my strength, soul, and mind. In Jesus's name, I pray. Amen.
Dear Friend, Jesus wants to make you His own child. Ask for forgiveness for your past life. Jesus will forgive you. He will renew your life and lead you like a father lead His own child. Please humble you heart and pray to Jesus. If you want to know how you can become a child of Jesus, you can read here =>
We are praying for you. Jesus will surely bring peace and joy in your life. He will release you from all your problems. May God bless you and make you a blessing for many.