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narrowpath
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One single quote from the late David Wilkerson helped me to gain victory in this area.

He said, "you struggle with lust because you actually love it."

As for me, the moment I confessed that it was ME who loved it and I had been lying to God and myself, my bonds fell off at once and I was free. I had blamed God that this sin controlled me, but it was my actually my own hypocrisy and pretense that held me back from deliverance.

Feeling guilty and remorseful alone does not equate repentance. Before my breakthrough,if I am brutally honest, I only hated the guilt and shame but not the pleasure of the sin.

I am not saying that I never struggled afterwards in my thought live but I had a major breakthrough.

You see, God does not work against your unsurrendered will. Once you surrender your will, you get free.

I believe this applies to everybody. I personally do not believe the stories when people say they want to get free but just can't. The problem is never with God but always with you.

I know this may sound blunt, simplistic and harsh, but I thank God that through David Wilkersons insight I received deliverance. In my case, it worked!

 2017/10/11 13:15Profile
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As for me, the moment I confessed that it was ME who loved it and I had been lying to God and myself, my bonds fell off at once and I was free. I had blamed God that this sin controlled me, but it was my actually my own hypocrisy and pretense that held me back from deliverance.


Someone said that women have this problem as well and they are correct. As a woman and wife, this is exactly what happened to me! I blamed everyone but me. I was praying at the time, "Lord, if you show me what to move in my life, I'll move it, I promise." But in the way back of my mind, I knew.

Then I had a dream and in it, it was around 3:00 am and the phone rang and I had to walk through a dark house to get to it but there was light trying to get in from every window (kind of like the FBI shining their huge spot lights on the house). I answered the phone and a voice said strongly, "You're not moving what you're supposed to moving." I asked, "Who is this?" He said, "An angel in the night." I asked stupidly, "What am I supposed to be moving?" He said, "You know exactly what you're supposed to be moving. I must go, I have more calls to make." And click.

And I woke up and I knew. Then in the next couple of days I listened to a woman's prayer meeting tape and in it the woman quoted Job 31:1 in a different way, "“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look at the things I used to look at."

I went home and looked up eyes and found Job 31:1 and then in Rev 3:18, "... anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see." I still wanted to blame my husband but the Lord showed me it was ME and my enjoyment (that so offended me), and I had to repent for lying to Him as well and it ended up being me o Lord standing in the need of prayer, not anyone else, just me.

My eyes were anointed with my tears and wesson oil (all I had) and I made a covenant with my eyes not to look at the things I used to look at. When I got up off my knees, I never the same. Narrowpath submitted a lot easier than I did, I was denying it to the end but God still had mercy on me and showed me it was me. It's good to know that honesty is always the best policy, even with the Lord!!!

God bless you,
Lisa


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 2017/10/11 15:40Profile
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Bless you, Lysa! Mind you I struggled - actually stubbornly resisted - for a quarter of a century.

 2017/10/11 16:31Profile
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Holy Cow, we ought to be praying for the men who come to this website. Over 750 views and only a handful of men even have a word to say on a subject that touches every man every day? Seriously?
Key...Take it from a guy who knows what you're going through and how it makes you feel.
Answers. Be open out it.
Be quick to repent,
Be deadly serious about not allowing yourself the liberty to see things or talk about things of a sexual nature that others can freely look at or talk about. I cannot even look at anything sexually suggestive. I am wired for lusting, my old nature loves it. I know this, I openly confess this and my answer is always and only, walk in the Spirit, walk in dedication to forsaking anything that brings me to temptation or lustful thoughts.
Be clear and decided upon one very important thing. This sin will kill you. It will kill your dreams, your love for the lost, the desire for spiritual things and it will fill you with shame, regrets, pains, attacks of unworthiness.
Victory is never found in self-beat downs for your failures or loathing your self because your sinful nature loves to lust. I tried all that...let me assure it none of this will even for a slight moment derail your train of coveting pornographic pictures or movies. What does is knowing the Love of God toward you, the fact that you are holy unto God as you are, as you stand this moment, as you have what faith and what knowledge and what love you have in Christ...just you...are accepted and you, you can find joy and pleasure in life without this corruption of mind and heart. Take it a day at a time, love your daily obedience, love your daily growing and enjoy the truth that you are a new creation in Christ made for daily and hourly moment by moment usefulness unto God.


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Marvin

 2017/10/14 23:45Profile
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 Re: Thanks Everyone, again! Marvin..

Thanks to everyone again, I really do appreciate all of it. I've been meditating on many things you've all said here and will continue to do so.

Marvin, thanks for being honest, I really can relate to you. It makes me hopeful that someone has been in almost the EXACT state that i've been in. Yet, has been successful. Godbless you.

Godbless you all! Thanks again everyone! I hope this thread helps more people going through this!


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Key

 2017/10/15 23:26Profile
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 Re: Thanks Everyone, again! Marvin..

Thanks to everyone again, I really do appreciate all of it. I've been meditating on many things you've all said here and will continue to do so.

Marvin, thanks for being honest, I really can relate to you. It makes me hopeful that someone has been in almost the EXACT state that i've been in. Yet, has been successful. Godbless you.

Godbless you all! Thanks again everyone! I hope this thread helps more people going through this!


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Key

 2017/10/15 23:26Profile
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Your welcome brother, if you have found any goodness to help you, know this for certain it is not I but Christ who encourages you and strengthens you. I am a recipient of grace, I am no source for either overcoming or wise counsel, all of it is from the Lord who is kind to us both.


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Marvin

 2017/10/16 22:37Profile
havok20x
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Seagull,

When I was a very young, I was exposed to pornography and it gripped me. It was terrible. I won't even begin to describe someone of the wicked things I participated in because of that.

After becoming a believer, one of the things I HAD to do in order to begin removing those footholds was get rid of the internet. To this day, I do not have internet at my house--only in public. I have an iphone, but a friend of mine has locked out internet access and I found a cell plan that will allow me to have an iphone with no data access. For a long time, I didn't even have a smartphone. I am careful about where I take my ipad and only really take it anywhere that is public. If I spend the night at a buddy's house (yes, I am 30, but I still crash at friend's houses from time to time lol), my ipad goes in my truck. All those measures might seem extreme, but they are worth it to me because I really do not want to fall back into that sin. When I was in my late teens in college, I fell back into it and it was the worst time of my life, because the first time the Lord delivered me without asking Him to--the 2nd time was an intense struggle and not worth the fight, which I know you are familiar with.

Do I have lustful thoughts--sometimes, but day by day it is getting better. I haven't looked at pornography in a long time--and I don't say that pridefully--I don't wear it like a badge of honor, because I am expected NOT to fall into it.

You're going to have to change your lifestyle. Get rid of your computer. Do whatever it takes. Destroy your smart phone. Whatever it takes. You've got to allow yourself breathing room to submit to the Lord.

 2017/10/17 7:07Profile
Sree
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Lot of very good answer here. havok20x - really appreciate your answer man. Sexual sin is the only sin that Bible asks us to Flee from at 2 different places - 1 Cor 6-18- Flee immorality....
2 Tim 2:22- Flee from youthful lust...

Rest all sins are asked to be conquered by resisting them.

As a man in his early 30s, I can relate to everything you have said.


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 2017/10/17 13:27Profile
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Key,

I just wanted to check up on you. If you are interested, I can give you my phone number and we can chat about this. or you can view my profile and fin my email

 2017/10/20 22:58Profile





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