LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF 1 PETER 2:11 (NIV) RE- EDITED POST
"Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul."
10 TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN STOP MASTURBATION !
1 The first step towards a Stop! You need to make up your mind about it. There is power in will power . Anytime , the urge comes you say "NO" and be very adamant about it ! "NO" is "NO" Period! in Jesus name , Amen. Remember Gen 3:1"Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the
garden?." ...your enemy comes subtly , not with a shout , but a very subtle suggestion , that looks harmless . Shout at him , tell him NO , drive him away. Go out if you can't handle it in your house , call a friend and ask him to pray with you . it works .James 5:16 (Amp)" Therefore, confess your sins to one another [your false steps, your offenses], and pray for one another, that you may be healed and restored. The heartfelt and persistent prayer of a righteous man (believer) can accomplish much [when put into action and made effective by God—it is dynamic and can have tremendous power]."
2.You can never fight lewd thoughts in your mind . You fight it by speaking out against it. Jesus said in scripture in the book of Mark 11:23 ( Allow me to translate it like this ) "if thou shall say to this mountain " that wicked spirit of masturbation" go and perish in the sea and you believe in your heart , what you have said , it shall be done for you." Listen , even if you fall, follow the procedure , again and again , till your faith becomes strong to resist the temptation. Numbers 14:28 (NASB)"Say to them, 'As I live,' says the LORD, 'just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;."
3.Stop watching those secular videos with almost semi naked women on it or men exposing their bodies seductively. Don't tempt your self by saying you can handle it . Leave the scene or change the channel for your safety. What the eye sees the mind retains for future use by the enemy when the "evil" opportunity arises. 2 Cor 2:11 (NLT)"so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes."
4.stop the secular music. Try as much as possible not to have those dvd,s or cd,s around you. Every time you listen to it , your mind stores (evil communication/info) for future use by the enemy .Key - out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks . I have being a victim , so I know what I am saying, before you know what is happening those evil communication that have being stored in your heart begins to speak when it finds the opportunity . Matt 12:34 (NIV)"You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."
5.Be a reader, it helps. Develop your mind with good books , there are so many out there now . knowledge is strength. scripture says in prov 24:5 "A wise man is strong yea; a man of knowledge increaseth strenght". It is the knowledge of what you know , that gives you the strength to resist any kind of temptation when it comes . So keep reading good books (especially Christian books ) it helps.
6. Change friends if need be; some friends are just naturally a "bad" influence in your life . Drop them! Your life will never get better hanging out with them. Remember scripture 2 Cor 6:17,18(Amp)"“So come out from among unbelievers and be separate,” says the Lord,“ And do not touch what is unclean; And I will graciously receive you and welcome you [with favor],And I will be a Father to you,And you will be My sons and daughters, ”Says the Lord Almighty."
7. Try as much as possible not to be around people who take delight in talking dirty, as a believer you know words carry power , so be careful and avoid places and people like that ! Nothing stops you from praying for them , but safety first ! wisdom bible says is the "principal" thing.(Prov 4:7) and 1 Cor 15:33 (Amp) says " Do not be deceived: [a]“Bad company corrupts good morals.”
8. Always pray - prayer strengthens you against temptations. Something that has always helped me , so I can confidently say prayer works. Luke 22:40(BSB)"When He came to the place, He told them, "Pray that you will not enter into temptation."
9. Never use your mouth to confess your weakness , always be positive and say things like this thing "masturbation " has no power over me , and in Jesus name I have conquered this weakness in my life , glory to God . watch it , a day will come it will just vanish from your mind like a dream and that is it ! Over . Amen. Remember Prov 23:7a "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:" ..if you think it so , so it
shall come to pass for you . Amen. your mind carries power . so think positively with it . Amen.
10. finally, I deliberately kept the best for last. This one works like the finger of God. I call it the "fool proof method" fasting . fasting deadens your emotions from acting. masturbation has to do with the flesh and when your flesh is subdued through fasting , it stops your body from reacting to sexual temptations. When you fast and pray , let your prayer points focus on the main problem , hit the nail on the head; be direct and don't beat around the bush , that such powers pushing you to engage in it be destroyed in Jesus name , Amen . Go on a three day fast if you have the grace and strength and you would be thankful to God you did! Matt 17:21(NASB)"But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting." What kind ? Masturbation .
if you need someone to pray along with you, feel free to send me an sms or call or email me ; you don't need to drop your name and I will be glad to help. Never think you have a problem , but think there is always a way out of every addiction or bad habit if you are willing to take that bold step first. Amen. here is my number :+2348102490065/+2348052082266. you can send an sms or call I will be glad to talk to
you . Amen.
I PRAY FOR YOU , IT SHALL BECOME A TESTIMONY FOR YOU IN JESUS NAME , AMEN.LUKE 21:13
YOU WILL WIN!!