Saturday, May 19, 2012

When A Man's Eye Wanders - Breaking the Power of Pornography

    Many Christians struggle and anguish over their stumbles into sin. We all have our weaknesses over various types of temptations. All those belonging to Christ are not exempt from the struggles of our sinful fleshly desires. When we slip up and sin against our Father we're immediately convicted of it--even becoming sick, grievous, and desperate from our sin. Though these negative emotions may make you feel you're alone and the only one suffering, know that you're not. These emotions can have devastating effects in our lives by hurting our fellowship with our Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 1:7,8), but our trials and suffering can also turn us into strong followers with powerful testimonies if we resist the "fiery dirts" of temptation.

    Sin and temptation is from the devil and his tactics are meant to break us down, separate us from fellowship, and stop our prayers, works, and testimonies. This is a war, an invisible war we can't see, and with personal attacks that are not going to stop until the good Lord brings satan's time to and end. Don't let your emotions rule your temporary life here on earth. Keep in the Scriptures, pray often, and when you slip up and stumble get right back up to keep pushing forward.
Many men around the world are giving in to the pull of pornography—even Christian men, young and old, from all walks of life. Find help in the pages of this booklet as counselor Tim Jackson sheds light on the dangers of false intimacy and offers hope for escape from its devastating grip. Discover how you can break through and move toward freedom when you recognize God’s unique purpose for your life. (RBC Ministries)

That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked (Luke 12:47-48).

If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. Now, however, they have no excuse for their sin (John 15:22).
Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief (1 Timothy 1:13).