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Your mind is the main area where pornography will wage the enemy’s war against your life. Whoever or whatever influences the mind controls the thoughts, actions and behaviour of that person. Your enemy has been watching you, probing you and testing you from birth to see where your weaknesses are, but more importantly to find out if you are really sold out to Christ.
– Don’t hand Satan an invitation –
Our adversary, Satan, doesn’t want you to grow spiritually. Spiritual growth in your life equals big trouble for his kingdom. He knows that the knowledge of God’s word in your life and the power of the Holy Spirit is game over for him. Satan is not just seeking anyone to devour 1 Peter 5:8 he is looking for believers who have left an open door for him to enter either through offence, unforgiveness, bitterness, sexual immorality or whatever. He wants to be “lord” over the areas of your life that God can’t. Satan has been using the same method of attack from the beginning of time; he has no winning strategy, he knows whoever controls or manipulates the mind, will and emotions our intellect and understanding will control the person. This is why he is quick to launch an all-out assault in the minds of believers he finds playing in his backyard.
Things that once entertained you privately, like your filthy, seedy thought life, the explicitness or perverseness of your dreams, now have you so bound up that you would rather walk away from Christ than confess your thoughts. The sad fact is that you are no longer in control; you have let your will, mind and emotions become the devil’s playground. How are you coping with sexual sins of the mind? You know the ones that never get played out or talked about, the ones if anyone knew what was really being meditated on, you’d be shocked and they would be left wondering if you were really saved. Let me ask you, what do you do with your thoughts? And do they really matter? Do the lustful thoughts that you dwell on affect anyone around you or is this sin a private matter?
Men, God will not be mocked. He will not allow his Holy Spirit to be subjected to your filthy lifestyle choices. The time will come when you will give God no choice but to pull his presence away from your live and to surrender you over to the power of the enemy. Romans 1 28, And since they did not see fit to acknowledge god,God give them over to a debased mind. A debased mind, a reprobate mind, a condemned mind, a foolish mind, a sinful mind, a corrupted mind, a defective mind these are all descriptions that you will find in other bibles. Even if you don’t understand each definition you can work out what they all relate to. That pornography can lead to mental illness. When you have those images 24/7 bombarding your thought life tormenting your mind you are no longer mental normal. God gives us a sound mind, 2 Tim 1 7 for God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Satan gives us a depraved mind Romans 1 29-31 Being filled with all un righteousness, fornication, wickedness,covetousness,maliciousness,full of envy,murder,deceit, malignity,whispers, 30 Backbiters,haters of God,despiteful,proud,boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents. As we start to unpack this , I hope you can see how wicked and controlling pornography really is.
– Eye’s front solider –
The first look you can’t help, the second look you’ve given notice to the enemy and handed him a landing pad, which he quickly turns into a stronghold over your life. So are you taking every thought Captive? Every fiery arrow that you refuse to distinguish, a little bit of your spirit dies on the inside. Now these arrows don’t come with rubber suckers on the end, they’re designed to wound or to kill. They are like armour piercing rounds the military use, once they pierce the mind, they explode on the inside of your life with their full destructive force, Satan’s out to destroy you and he’s using pornography to wage his war against your life. He wants to manipulate you, he wants to control you. Let’s face it guys, for the man who hasn’t been a good steward in the area of sexual purity? Satan is tormenting you day and night. As you linger over these images and jerk off to your fantasies, you have given power to them. Satan has achieved his goal, he has convinced you that he isn’t on your case and now you feel dirty, guilty and condemned as if God can’t use you anymore.
If you, as a Christian man, clicks on a porn web site, watches a blue movie or anything related you are no different from an Israelite walking into his sex worship with a Moabite woman Who gets your Worship you have wilfully walked into territory that is completely forbidden to you, strictly out of bounds A NO GO AREA. You have made a wilful decision to disobey God and now Jesus has to respect your decision and can’t go in there after you. You have taken off your spiritual armour Eph 6 and have left yourself vulnerable for attack. You have step away from the source of your spiritual covering and now the demonic have been handed the legal rights to attack and torment you usually with the same obscene images and dirty thoughts that you have entertained. Those imagines that are in front of the mind constantly 24/7, never ending tormenting you day and night. It wouldn’t matter if you never looked at pornography again because of your lustful desire, you have taken so much in that you can recall in the hard drive of your memory every image that you have ever watched. Now there is no off switch and you cannot stop the images; this is a most dangerous position to be in, when you are no longer able to control what images are coming into your mind, because of your repeated behaviour you have opened up the gate way of your mind to the demonic.
– Where’s your protection Son?-
This will probably go on for weeks, months and even years to come, unless you do something to stop it. Check out The Quitters check-list for help with this. Unclean spirits don’t have bodies, but through pornography you have made it easy for them to oppress and torment you. This means that you are responsible for your own failure or success in following God. 2 Peter 2:14-15 forsaking the straight road they have gone astray. Now the tendency of the flesh is to blame personal failure on someone else or some external circumstance, but you can’t even shift the blame for your failure to demonic attack. In order for that demonic attack to work you had to cooperate in some way either through ignorance, through deliberate cooperation or through negligence by refusing to deal with an unseen private area of your life.
You can whine all day that the devil is attacking your finances, but if you haven’t been paying your bills or taxes and claiming what you aren’t entitled to, being irresponsible or squandering your money foolishly, you have opened the door to financial attack.
You can moan that your marriage is under attack also, but if you have often spoken harshly to your wife, never spending anytime with her or have not made marriage a priority in your life, you have thrown open the door for the enemy to come in and destroy your marriage.
So if you have been spending your free time worshipping at the altar of filth meditating on pornography instead of indulging in the Word of God, you yourself have invited these unclean spirits in to torment you. Matt 6: 22 The eye is the lamp of the body, so if your eye is healthy your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad your whole body will be full of darkness If then the light in you is darkness how great is that darkness?
Because of your rebellious behaviour you have given the enemy a foothold and upon that he has built a strong hold. Most believers who have fallen would not have fallen if they had not given the devil a foothold into their minds. You can shout at the devil all day long and plead to God for mercy, but if you have wilfully permitted some area of your mind to go unchecked and unguarded, if you are aware of an area of sin but have not being willing to deal with it you have opened that door yourself for attack. “James 1 14 but each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires”
– Your enemy is a legalist –
If he can locate an area of your life that hasn’t been submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ he will come in and claim his rights and give his blessings to the areas of your life that Jesus is not Lord over; the truth is, the devil’s attacks against our lives wouldn’t work if our flesh didn’t cooperate.
God has not left us defenceless against our enemy. Your battle is a great opportunity to get right again with God. Every attack you experience is an opportunity to invite the Lord back in. You must draw your spiritual weaponry from Him, He alone is your source, not a book a program a course a deliverance ministry or internet filter. Although Jesus was surrounded by friends and family, His battle at Calvary was isolated and invisible – your battle will be isolated and invisible also, nobody will fully understand what you are going through and you probably won’t be able to fully explain what you are experiencing either. Your church and friends will give accountability and encouragement which is great, but this isn’t enough to fight a spiritual battle. You will need the full spiritual armour of God. Because this armour is from God it is vital that you remain in an unbroken, ongoing fellowship with God. This is your absolute guarantee that you will be constantly dressed against every attack, He will never let you go out half naked or exposed to the enemy. It’s a matter of fully clothed or totally naked, there are no half measures with your spiritual armour. You are literally, dressed to kill when you are wearing your armour, Satan may still have a go but he will never be able to defeat you. Battle for the Mind prayer click here
Are you Dressed to Kill? because your ultimate victory will depend on you taking every thought captive. Wielding the sword of truth against the lies of the enemy. Standing firm on the truth of scripture. Praying in the spirit. Strengthening your faith and listening to what God has to say. This battle can be won and it will be won by taking captive one thought at a time, making one decision at a time and trusting God one day at a time. Real deliverance from pornography comes when God allows you to see it through His eyes of truth. As He renews your mind with His word He exposes the lies of pornography for what they are and basically it isn’t fun anymore.
Gen 3x– Helping you to beat Pornography
“Hear, O Israel, Ye Approach This Day Unto Battle Against Your Enemies: Let Not Your Hearts Faint, Fear Not, And Do Not Tremble, Neither Be Ye Terrified Because Of Them. “Deuteronomy 20v3
A great book that I have read is Dressed to Kill by Rick Renner if you are serious about remaining free and learning how to use the Armour of God this book is a must read.