But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT)
The Greek word for power here is “Dunamis” it is the power for performing miracles, moral power and excellence of soul, power to overcome sin.
You will receive the power to overcome sin when the Holy Spirit comes upon you!!! You will receive boldness to speak the gospel when the Holy Spirit comes upon you!!!
Jesus says in Acts 1:5 and 8 that baptism in the Spirit means, “You shall receive power . . . and you shall be my witnesses.” This is an experience of boldness and confidence and victory over sin. A Christian without power is a Christian who needs a baptism in the Holy Spirit!!
All you have to do is ask for the Holy Spirit!
Sexual immorality is idolatry. Anything you put above God or worship instead of God is idolatry.
The Ten Commandments begin with these two commandments. First of all, there’s one God; and, secondly, you’re to worship that God alone, and worship of anyone or anything other than the God of the Bible is idolatry.
Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. (Romans 6:16 NLT)
The Porn industry literally hijacks the way your brain processes sexual arousal for its own benefit.Pornographers promise healthy pleasure and relief from sexual tension, but what they often deliver is an addiction, tolerance, and an eventual decrease in pleasure.”the idol always lies to you.
Those who are addicted to porn idolize porn and have made it their god. They have sell enslaved themselves to it and worship it and they allow it to control and destroy them. The idol always lies. It tells you you can have your pleasure without any consequences.
You can’t simultaneously worship Jesus Christ, the Creator God, and be into porn. You can’t worship the Creator, while worshiping the created. It’s one or the other. So, for some of you, your problem is not just behavioral. It’s not that you just need to change the way you act. You need to alter the God you worship.
Real men don’t look at Porn.
Real men recognize that porn does not only effect them but everyone around them, it hinders their relationships with their wife,girlfriend, future wife,kids,friends,etc.
Real Men love Jesus and desire a true relationship with Him. Did you know the bible states to not even eat with a christian who is caught up in sexual immorality? Its in 1 Corinthians 5:11 I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.
When you look at porn you hinder your relationship with God,you hinder your prayers and worship.
Amos 5:21“I hate all your show and pretense—
the hypocrisy of your religious festivals and solemn assemblies.
22 I will not accept your burnt offerings and grain offerings.
I won’t even notice all your choice peace offerings.
23 Away with your noisy hymns of praise!
I will not listen to the music of your harps.
24 Instead, I want to see a mighty flood of justice,
an endless river of righteous living.
What did that say God HATES something? YES it did! there are actually over 46 times in scripture it says God hated something or someone (ESAU). REPENT now and come into righteous living,turn away from your fleshly desires, become a real MAN!
<PSA if this post offends then you needed to be offended>
#realtalk #amos #repentance #Pornkills #pornkillslove
So many people I know in ministry are addicted to porn, Its not OK…Its adultery and it will disqualify you from ministry.Porn addiction is a perversion of intimacy, Porn addiction is false intimacy. We are created with desires for intimacy and for pleasure. The way to fight porn addiction is to feed faith with the precious and magnificent promise that the pure in heart will see, face to face, the all-satisfying God of glory,Yet the sexual sinner, finding no pleasure in real intimacy with God, ultimately finds no pleasure in false intimacy. Real intimacy has both pain and pleasure; false intimacy offers the illusion of no pain, but in the end there is no real pleasure! A part of exchanging the “truth about God for a lie” (Romans 1:25) is that you end up with pleasure now, pain forever!
Getting caught in sexual sin doesn’t change the heart.After secret sexual sin is exposed we can make the mistake of focusing on the actions and attempt to eliminate behavior which is called sin management. We may be feeding a false conviction rather than aiding true conviction.
False conviction is a reaction caused by self-disgust, a sorrow over the consequences of sin. True conviction is an abiding sorrow over the offence against God, and while it’s not the natural response, it does demonstrate that God has begun a good work that he will complete. True conviction is followed by true repentance. False conviction is followed by counterfeit repentance that only sees the consequences of sexual sin and the pain it caused others. Often this leads to a temporary change in behavior without a mind or heart change. True repentance results in a change of mind which produces a change heart which cause a change of direction, change of direction without the mind/heart change is sin management. Most people who manage their sin stay stuck in sin and can never get over it. It takes true repentance to be delivered from sexual sin.
The person in porn addiction must relearn what intimacy is, seek true intimacy with God until the very though of looking at porn will make them sick to their stomach. We as Christian Father,Brothers and Sons must have the spiritual kahunas to say “It’s not ok for you to be looking at porn and still be in ministry” We must be able to talk with them in a loving fatherly/brotherly way to help them get true deliverance through true repentance. #porn #pornkillslove#ministry #jesussaves