So many things pressure us to do this and to do that. For some its smoking. They have been smoking for 10 years and they have tried over and over again to quit without any success. They have used everything from gum to hypnosis to break the clinch of those nasty death sticks. But the thing is, there is something behind those cigs. There is a force pressing this persons flesh. I know I have been there.
For others its sugar. For others its coffee. Which ever you fall into there is freedom from it and its a freedom offered to anyone who will by faith push forward and apply it. Lets take a look at the Word of God and see what He says..
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. – Galatians 5:1
Now first off we as born again believers in Jesus Christ we have this promise. So we have assurance of this. Paul goes on in this chapter to write what the works of the flesh are.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
So lets look here and notice there are all kinds of things that fall into these categories and we all have fallen in now or before. But looking up a little further starting with verse 16 lets see how we can apply this freedom.
16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
18 But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
So you say, “How do I walk in the Spirit?” Well I am glad you asked, because here is the approach that has worked for me and many others.
First, go to the Lord and seek him. Spend some time just hearing His voice and staying quiet. Remind yourself how much He Loves you and what His sacrifice did and how far He has brought you. So often we aren’t quiet and keep things around us talking constantly ie. radio, iphone, facebook, TV.
Second, plan out sometime and set it aside to take communion and bring something to the Lord that represents the addiction/issue you are dealing with. Lets take for example Sugar. Bring some candy.
Third, take the communion and pray this prayer: In the name of Jesus I have no need of you (sugar/candy) in my life from here after, forever!
Now start to praise Him and thank Him for your deliverance and freedom.
Praise God I know this works and I know this will help you get FREE of whatever is pressuring you today. He Loves you, Jesus and gave everything so you can live free. John 10:10 says he came that we may have life and have it more abundantly.
If you have never received Jesus as Lord you can right now today. Read this aloud and be born again today…
God in heaven I come today and give you my life. I repent of my sin and I believe Jesus is my salvation. He died and rose again for me. Thank you for saving me.
WELCOME. If you prayed that you made it in the family… God loves you that much to take your place and forgive you. Tell someone and find a bible believing church and start reading it today.
We love you and remember Jesus is Lord