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A sin i cant get out of...

Discussion in 'Prayer Wall' started by sarkazma, Mar 28, 2002.

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  1. sarkazma

    sarkazma New Member

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    I, for the longest time, have been addicted to pornography. I can't stop no matter what I do. I know its a sexual immorality, I know its not right every time I do it, yet I just cant stop. One time I even found my self running away to my bible cuz I was this -- close to committing that %#^& sin again :mad: . I dont know what to do anymore, I need some advice now :cry:
     
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  2. Blessed-one

    Blessed-one a long journey ahead

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    help from the Holy Spirit to overcome it! think of how God would feel when He sees u failing everytime under temptations, that might help to keep away from sin.
    i'll be praying.
     
  3. E-beth

    E-beth Senior Contributor

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    Nothing is impossible for the Lord. Remember Phil 4:13 and claim the victory.

    I will be praying for you as well.
     
  4. Nick_Loves_Abba

    Nick_Loves_Abba Bulls On Parade

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    Well I know where your coming from. I'm a recovering porno-addictee. thank the Lord. How did I stop??

    Well, I guess the #1 thing was the rapture. What would happen, if I was caught looking up pornography during the blessed hope? The shame I would feel.

    Listen to music, turn off the TV! TV has to be the #2 thing which leads to temptations like that. #1 being the internet. Pick up a book! Better yet, THE BIBLE! Pray, pray, pray.

    There's no way you can look up porn while your praying to Jesus, it just won't happen.

    Call a friend!

    If you have magzines, burn them. If you have it on cable, cancel your subsribition, if you have it on the internet, delete everything porn you've downloaded. If deperation comes again, Unplug your internet connection!

    Prepare. Prepare for the temptation to come upon you. Heck. Have a box, and in it have all the things which could help you while your in temptation.

    And Like I said, Pray. Talk to The Holy Ghost. He's their, he's listening, and he will deliver you from the temptation.

    God Bless You.
     
  5. OldBadfish

    OldBadfish Well-Known Member

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    Good advice from Nick there!

    Sarkazma, just stay away from the evil and pray! You can do it! Everyone can! Thats what God and prayer are for, to lead you away from and save you from sin.

    So just pray and demonstrate some will power and you will be delivered!

    Praying for you...............
     
  6. Snor Snor

    Snor Snor Servant of Jesus Christ

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    I'm also recovering from this sin, and it was very hard to rid of out of my life so I wouldn't look it up on purpose or let myself fall into temptation.
    It's a hard sin to get rid of, but I agree with Nick! Get rid of anything that could cause you to lust at anything.
    I'll pray for you!

    Dedicate yorself to prayer. Pray and just talk to God to get your mind off of this sin wherever you're at. Pray in the morning, afternoon and evening! Just pray and get yourself in the Word :) The Lord won't ever let a temptation come to us that's too hard for us, and when a temptation does come, we can cry out to God. It works, really! He answers right away!

    God bless you! :) You WILL get out of this sin. Have God make it boring to you, and that it really is ALL the same thing. I know someone from the Left Behind message board said that he stopped looking at porn because it just got so boring after a while :)
     
  7. JohnR7

    JohnR7 Well-Known Member

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    I hate porn, I think it is vile and disgusting. I enjoy the figure of a women, but I know there is a very real enemy out there that seeks to uncover nakedness and that is just step number one, next the enemy want to defile, corrupt and pollute with the intent to destroy.

    In other words, if you want to get set free from those demons, then do what James says to do, go to the church and have the elders pray over you, and get rid of it. Sometimes we are just not able to do it on our own. Thanks, JohnR7

    Ephes. 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

    1 Tim. 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,

    1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
     
  8. SenseiPiccolo

    SenseiPiccolo Well-Known Member

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    The Bible says He will not allow you to be tempted above that which you are able to resist-- but with each temptation He will provide a way to escape and/or overcome it :)

    When ya sense the temptation comeing along-- just imagine that Jesus is with you in that room or where ever you are at-- would you want Jesus or anyone else see you looking at that?

    Also-- Jesus is ALWAYS there with you, after all, He did say: I will never leave you nor will I forsake you

    :)

    Ask

    W.W.J.D.

    :0

    Ill keep you in my prayers
     
  9. Mandy

    Mandy Well-Known Member

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    I'm praying for you.
     
  10. sarkazma

    sarkazma New Member

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    thanks, you guys are great :D .... waht i would do without you guys im not too sure......
     
  11. Blynn

    Blynn Well-Known Member

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    I am praying for you too.



    God bless you,
    Roberta
     
  12. StogusMaximus

    StogusMaximus Well-Known Member

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    Praying.
     
  13. BigEd

    BigEd an adopted child of God

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    I am praying for you.

    This is also something I have struggled with.
    I did take some steps, I threw away all the porn i owned.
    I confessed to my wife i have this problem. I was honest with her, praise God she is so loving and forgiving.
    we have a a web blocking program on our computer and only she has the password for it.

    Though I still strugle with pictures in my mind. This is a tough struggle. I keep praying and praying.


    Thankfully we have a Loving God of much mercy and kindness, who can heal us and restore.

    All praise be to the Lord!!!
     
  14. 2002 Christian

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    The entirety of the text below is from a booklet entitled, Is it Possible to Live Without Sinning?

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In the next few minutes you will be able to appreciate the beauty of this divine victory plan. You will learn how to stop smoking, cursing, overeating, gossiping, or committing any other sin. Let nothing distract you as you proceed to the next paragraph. It could be the turning point of your life and mean more than all the money in the world. Since so many are struggling with cigarettes, I will use that indulgence as an illustration of the victory we are describing. Put your own problem into the text, and then take the four steps to glorious victory.

    The Secret of Victory

    Have you heard about the evolutionary way of getting the victory over tobacco, or any other sin? It is sometimes called the "tapering" method, but generally it just doesn't work. Oh, it partially works, of course, because old age takes care of some temptations and sins, and time settles the rest when death comes. But do you know why "trying" does not work in overcoming the devil?

    Why can't we fight the devil for a few months and finally drive him away? Because the devil is stronger than we are. We could fight him for a year, but he would still be stronger than we are at the end of the year. Trying will never break the power of sin in a single instance, because we're facing an enemy who will always be stronger than we are. What, then, is the answer to our weakness and defeat? This question leads us to the sweetest and most sublime secret in the Word of God. Let us study it thoughtfully and with much prayer.

    First of all, one must understand that all of Heaven's gifts are available to us through the promises of the Bible, and we receive them by faith. Peter describes the "exceeding great and precious promises" and assures us that "by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature." 2 Peter 1:4. Mighty power is stored within the promise to fulfill itself to all who claim it in faith. So few are willing to believe that the promised blessing becomes theirs the very moment they believe it. Why is it so hard to believe implicitly that God will do what He promises?

    Now let us come down to the very heart of victory and consider the four simple scriptural steps that any believer may take in claiming God's power. Four texts will illuminate the amazing transaction. First: "But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:57. Allow your mind to savor the fantastic message of these words. Victory is a gift! We do not earn it by our efforts, or deserve it because of any supposed goodness. The only thing we need do is ask for it, and the victory will be given to us freely by Christ. He is the only one who has ever gained the victory over Satan, and if we ever possess the victory, it will have to come as a gift from Him.

    Let me ask you something. Do you need victory in your life over some binding, miserable habit of sin? Some are slaves to appetite, to alcohol, or tobacco. Others are struggling helplessly against impurity, anger, or worldliness. The Bible says you may have the victory as a gift through Jesus Christ. Do you believe He will give you that power if you ask Him? How certain can you be that God will answer your prayer for victory immediately? Here is how sure you can be - just as sure as Christ's words are true! Our second text is Matthew 7:11, "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"

    Is it a good thing when you ask for victory over tobacco, or any other fleshly or moral evil? Of course it is! And you don't even have to ask if it is God's will! He has already told us in the Bible that it is His will to destroy the works of sin and the devil. If we pray for more money or a better job we should always ask according to His will but the victory over sin is promised to every one who asks in faith.

    Will God give the victory when we ask Him? Jesus said He was more willing to give this good thing than we are to feed our children when they are hungry. He is waiting to honor your faith and to "supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19. These assurances are so open-ended and unlimited that our minds are staggered by it. Why have we been so reluctant to apply for the provisions of grace? Why is it so hard to believe that God means exactly what He says? He will keep every promise.

    Faith Makes It So

    Here is the next question. How do we know we have the victory after we ask Him? Simply because He said we would have it. We know God did not lie. We can believe His promise. The very moment we ask, we should accept the fact of fulfillment, thank Him for the gift, get up and act like it has been done. No kind of proof-feeling or sign should be demanded or expected. The self-fulfilling power in the promise is released in response to our faith alone.

    This brings us to the third text, found in Romans 6:11, "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord." The word "reckon" means to believe, or to consider it done. Every particle of faith should be focused on that one request for victory and then it should be accounted as done. Do you remember how Peter walked on the water? He asked Jesus if he could step out of the boat onto the raging sea, and Jesus told Peter to come. But how long did Peter do the impossible by walking on the water? The Bible says, "When he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me." Matthew 14:30.

    What was Peter afraid of? He was afraid of sinking and drowning. In spite of Christ's assurance that he could safely walk on the water, Peter began to doubt the word of the Master. That is when he began to sink. As long as he believed the promise of Jesus and acted in faith, he was safe. When he doubted, he sank.

    Now, what is the impossible thing as far as you are concerned? It is not walking on water. It is overcoming that tobacco habit. And Christ says, "Come to me. I will give you the victory." As long as you believe that you have been delivered, you will have the victory. It is as simple as that. The very moment you ask for victory it will be placed in your life as a reservoir of power. You won't feel it, but it is there. It will remain there as long as you accept it in faith.

    For some people the deliverance is so dramatic that they lose even the appetite for the sin. Tobacco addicts have sometimes been delivered from the craving, but this is not the usual way God does it. Usually, the desire remains, but in the moment of temptation, the power to walk past the temptation springs forth from within. Faith accepts the fact of deliverance and constantly claims the victory which is in the secure possession of the believer.

    The final step to victory is described in our fourth text, Romans 13:14. "But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." So strong is the confidence in the appropriated power of God that no consideration is given to falling under the power of that sin again. Under the old "trying" plan, provision was made to fail in most cases. Cigarettes were placed on a shelf, and the smoker said to himself, "I'm going to try never to smoke again, but if I don't make it I know where they are." But under the "trusting" plan, we have no reason to fear failure on the grounds of human weakness. Victory does not depend on our strength but on God's power. We might fail, but He cannot fail. Cigarettes are thrown away. All plans that might involve any degree of compromise are abandoned.

    Little Jimmy was in trouble because he had gone swimming against his mother's orders. When asked why he had disobeyed her, Jimmy answered, "Because I got tempted." Mother then said, "I noticed that you took your bathing suit with you this morning. Why did you do that?" Jimmy answered, "Because I expected to get tempted." How typical of those who do not quite trust their own strength to win the victory. They make provision to fail. They take their bathing suit along. With God there need be no provision to fail.

    Someone might raise the objection that this could be discouraging. Suppose the person does fail? Even Peter began to sink. Would it not shake confidence in God if the victory was not maintained? No. Peter's sinking had nothing to do with the failure of divine power. It did not change Christ's will for him to walk on the water. It only pointed up Peter's need of stronger faith to enable him to obey Christ's command. Our faith could weaken. We might need to be reminded of our total dependence upon His strength. But this does not diminish the beautiful plan of God to impart power and victory through "exceeding great and precious promises" of the Bible. Without faith by the receiver not even God's promises can be appropriated. The limits are clearly defined in the words of Jesus, "According to your faith be it unto you." Matthew 9:29.

    There it is, friend, in all of its simplicity. And it works! If you are willing to be delivered, it works. Nothing will help the one who is not willing to give up the cigarettes. But if you want it, it is there. Victory, power, deliverance - just reach out in faith and it is yours. Believe it and claim it this very moment. God wants you to be free.

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. amie

    amie Survivor

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    I am praying for you! Much love and many blessings...
    Amie :angel:
     
  16. BigEd

    BigEd an adopted child of God

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    hey christian 2000,
    I'm currious who is the author of the book you quote and where can i buy or order it from.
     
  17. patriarch

    patriarch Senior Member

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    Quoting from the Booklet "Is it possible to live without sinning, Christian 2002 put this up:

    This brings us to the third text, found in Romans 6:11, "Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord."

    There is a lot more here than you might think. In fact, I strongly suggest that you get Watchman Nee's book, The Normal Christian Life. He goes into this quite a bit, and I think you would find it incredibly insightful and enormously helpful. Any well stocked Christian bookstore should have it.

    He begins by noting that the problem is not sins in the plural, but the principle of sin within us. How does Christ deal with this old sin nature? By reforming it?

    No, on the principle that dead men don't sin, he crucifies it.

    Get the book, there is no movie.
     
  18. Blessed-one

    Blessed-one a long journey ahead

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    Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

    To "mourn" is to acknowledge the overwhelming sinfulness of one's own sin, feeling indescribable sadness and brokenness over the wrong that has transpired.

    taken from "Simple Faith" by Charles R. Swindoll
     
  19. solo66 man

    solo66 man Well-Known Member

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    I too am all too familiar with your situation, I will pray.
     
  20. The Squelch Master

    The Squelch Master New Member

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    Hi, I understand totally what you mean. I am not addicted to pornography- pornography is not the problem- Thank God, it doesn't appeal to me. But for years ever since I became a Christian I have had a terrible struggle with a very similar sin. My problem is that if I fancy a girl or something, I will be overwhelmingly at some point tempted to fantasise in my mind and physically. I have tried to avoid this by fantasising about imaginary girls but it just didn't do the same thing for me and the thoughts about the person I fancy come flooding back into my mind and I fall for it and sin.
    In the past I thought and was convinced the whole thing was a sin and struggled with constant guilt and depression over it, -though it isn't as long as it is not about someone real or about things in an immoral way. This led to me for years trying desperately to abstain- I could for only for a few days at a time- as a young man I have found that I simply cannot control myself and have just accepted that it is a part of life and is not in itself a sin.
    However it is only now that I have found that I am finally free to permanently break away from what IS sinful -that is fantasising about real people and immoral forms of sex. It is not wrong I have finally realised however to fantasise about pure, righteous sex (which God created) with an imaginary person, imagining that you are married to that person. This only finally happened after in a total spiritual desert, I finally gave up my whole self and my entire life permanently 100% to God's Holy Spirit and have asked him to change everything that is wrong with me and my life including this particular sin. It hasn't happened overnight- especially since in despair, thinking that I am not saved and beyond hope because I was unable to give this up in the past, I have fallen back into it, but only because of a loss of faith. I now know though that with God's help and power in my life I can finally get rid of this most stubborn of all sins and finally let go- I have realised that I want Jesus in my life infinitely more than I want to commit this addictive sin and Jesus has helped me out of it, because he has said he will not let me experience any of his love and presence in my life again until I do break away from it- the reason why, because God has set me free from this sin- I can now turn away from it.
     
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