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Ewane
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Joined: 2011/8/27
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Cameroon

 Not fullfilling the lust of the flesh

I need help. I've constantly been falling into pornography and mastubation. For many years now. I have even fasted and it will seem like its OK but before i know it an back into it again. Please brethren tell me what to do.am really tired of hurting God


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Philip

 2015/6/21 3:09Profile
ArthurRosh
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 Re: Not fullfilling the lust of the flesh

The devil has two goals, to keep you from your relationship with the Lord and to keep you from your relationship with believers. How often do you prayer, 5 minutes a day, 5 hours a day? Are you often with other believers?

Lust, sensuality, sexual immorality is self-focused, it is taking, not giving. We need to be imitators of the Lord who gave his life for others.

Romans 8:3
For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh.


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Arthur Rosh

 2015/6/21 9:21Profile
dolfan
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 Re: Not fullfilling the lust of the flesh

Ewane,

You are not hurting God. You are rejecting Him. I know that is not what is in your mind as you engage these thoughts and actions. But, it is true. What also is true is that He right now extends grace to you to come to Him, surrender to Him your whole self and whole life, and live in freedom from this. It requires that you die to yourself and live to Him daily, moment to moment.

There is no method or ABC to victory here. There is a battle that you will never stop. It is fought one minute at a time.

Your sin, Ewane, is not a special sin. It is a heavy burden but not to God. He is well able to deliver you. Yet, I want to make this clear ---- God may very well NOT deliver you quickly. He may, instead, use this to slowly stand you up in Him.

You will seek God continually if you want to walk in the Spirit. He will change your heart. He will, in time and in the face of perhaps many failures by you, draw you toward Him as you keep pressing into Him anyway. This is not about merely delivering you from this particularly vexing sin, but it is His way to teach you how to walk in Him.

There is a time in this process where you will blessedly forget, mostly, the lustful things which now occupy your heart and mind. You will probably never be so fully free from the fleeting but returning flashes of lust that you could never encounter them. You will never be so fully free that you never need to flee those lusts. But you can be so changed, over time, in the Holy Ghost that He can make those thoughts melt like ropes in Samson's wrists.

You have to take step one. You have to start wobbly, you have to start shakily walking in new life.

I would say more about the victory side of this, but time is not available. I have some practical suggestions that are not answers and are not themselves the victory. But, I am aware of some low cost tools that you may access, IN FELLOWSHIP with others, and can help you live free in Christ.


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Tim

 2015/6/21 10:38Profile









 Re: Not fullfilling the lust of the flesh

2Co_13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

Do you mind an examination?

Have you been converted?

Regeneration - or conversion is a defining moment in one's life. It is radical!! Not a ceremony or ritual. One is going from spiritual death to spiritual life.

Matt. 18:3 - “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Jn. 3:3,7 - “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."
I Pt. 1:3 - “...begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,"
Acts 26:18 - “To open their eyes, and to turn them (convert) from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God," Titus 3:5 - “...saved us by the washing of regeneration...”

"Getting saved" is not any of the following:

1) reciting a creed
2) getting baptized
3) joining a religious organization
4) promising to do better
5) keep the Church's rules
6) going to catechism
7) going to new members classes
8) walking the aisle
9) raising your hand


None of these things produce regeneration and if you are not regenerated (converted) you are not saved according to the Word of God.

This is probably a good place to start. What do you think?

 2015/6/21 10:38
Ewane
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Joined: 2011/8/27
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Cameroon

 Re:

Brother dolfan please what are these practical suggestions .i will very much appreciate
Thanks and God bless you.


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Philip

 2015/6/21 14:52Profile
dolfan
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 Re:

First, where are you, generally.


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Tim

 2015/6/21 14:55Profile
Ewane
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Joined: 2011/8/27
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Cameroon

 Re:

Am in Cameroon


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Philip

 2015/6/21 15:15Profile
Ewane
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Joined: 2011/8/27
Posts: 10
Cameroon

 Re:

i understand what you mean bro Julius. in 2006 i Had sincerely repented in the alter of prayer asking God to forgive me of all my sins, my life was transformed for a couple of mouths, the spirit of God was with me and I knew it.God had already began to manifest himself through me before I felt back into this awfull habit. sine then i have been rising and falling into the same habit


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Philip

 2015/6/21 15:29Profile
AbideinHim
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Brother, you seem to be sincere and to
very much desire to be free from this
bondage, but you never will get there
through your own strength and self effort.
Only after many failures will you see how
wretched this sin nature is and cry out to
the Lord for deliverance. Only Jesus can
deliver you from this body of death. The
flesh has to be crucified on the basis of
Romans 6:6 . The death of Christ was also
our death to sin. We must be identified
with Christ in His death and resurrection.
The flesh must be crucified and demons
must be cast out.


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Mike

 2015/6/21 15:39Profile
Ewane
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Joined: 2011/8/27
Posts: 10
Cameroon

 Re:

there many times i've vowed never to get back into it. but not too long when the temptations surface i fall into the same things i have preached against to my friends and colleaques


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Philip

 2015/6/21 15:50Profile





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