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How To Avoid Sexual Temptation

Guard Yourself

Written by Dan Lee on 11/07/2015
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Lust, Pornography, Sex, Temptation
“Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.” Matthew 6:22

These words of Jesus tell us how important our eyes are, and how diligent we must be to watch what goes into our mind through our eyes. God’s word shows us several ways to do this:

1. Be Careful What You Look At
Jesus said, “anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28). The first step to sexual temptation (and sometimes the sin itself) is looking.

Today’s world can be full of temptations for the eyes. Advertisements, movies and television, and things on the Internet can all lead us to sin. You must carefully choose what you watch and where you go. If seeing women in bathing suits makes you think lustful thoughts, then you need to stay away from the beach. If Internet pornography threatens to trap you, then stop surfing the web when you’re alone. (Matthew 18:8-9)

2. Guard Your Heart
King Solomon instructs us, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23).

What is this verse telling us? That what we THINK about determines who we are, and what we do. Lustful thoughts lead to lustful actions. On the other hand, if you read, speak and think about God’s word often, he will renew your mind and your heart. (Also see Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:1-3)

3. Don’t Be Proud
“If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12). If you think you will never fall victim to a particular sin, that’s the time to be extra careful. Or, as Solomon again says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).

Remember above all that we don’t rely on our own strength, but on the Holy Spirit. God alone can give the power to make the right decisions and keep our lives free from sexual sin.

Pray this week:

Lord, I confess that it is so easy for me to sin sexually. I know that I am powerless to change, and that only You can give me victory through Your Holy Spirit’s power. I surrender this area of my life to You and trust that You will glorify Yourself through me as I walk closely with You. Amen.

Are you struggling with sexual temptation?

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The Kingdom Is Here Already

Notice that in our opening verse, the Lord Jesus
didn’t say, “Except a man be born again,
he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.” He said, “he
cannot see….” He’s saying, in other words, that the
Kingdom of God is here present. You can’t see it, until
you’re born again, and have the life of that Kingdom.
The Kingdom of God is the totality of God’s influence
that covers the world and heaven. It’s everywhere, but
its manifestation isn’t everywhere.
God sent Jesus to establish the Kingdom of
Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven is that part of the
Kingdom of God headed by Jesus Christ, established
in the earth through the Gospel. You become a part
of that Kingdom when you receive Jesus as your Lord,
to be born again. When you’re born again, you start
“seeing” differently. You see what others don’t see. You
hear what others don’t hear. You know what others
don’t know, and yet you may be physically in the same
earthly location as they.
Remember, when God spoke to Jesus on the
Cross, the people said it thundered. Some said, “An
angel spoke to Him.” They didn’t understand, and yet
The Kingdom Is Here Already
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he
cannot see the kingdom of God (John 3:3).
we were given the meaning of the words.
So, really, “Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God”; he can’t hear or know it. But
when you’re born again, you have insight into divine
mysteries and secrets. When you read the Bible, you
can understand it, because the Spirit of God in you
unveils the Word to you. He makes the mysteries of
the Kingdom clear to you, for it is written, “…it is given
unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven…” (Matthew 13:11).
Prayer
Dear Father, I thank you for
bringing me into the Kingdom
of your dear Son, according to
your own mercy, by the washing
of regeneration and renewing of
the Holy Spirit. I’m grateful for
your Kingdom, which is in my
heart, and for the Holy Spirit in
me who unveils the mysteries
of the Kingdom to me, with the
ability to appropriate spiritual
realities, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
we were given the meaning of the words.
So, really, “Except a man be born again, he cannot
see the kingdom of God”; he can’t hear or know it. But
when you’re born again, you have insight into divine
mysteries and secrets. When you read the Bible, you
can understand it, because the Spirit of God in you
unveils the Word to you. He makes the mysteries of
the Kingdom clear to you, for it is written, “…it is given
unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of
heaven…” (Matthew 13:11).
Ezekiel

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He’s The First-born Among Many Brethren

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29). 

As Christians, we’re not ordinary; we’re like Jesus: glorified, full of power, dominion and
authority. We’re not beggars, slaves, or paupers; we’re sons and daughters of God. Some Christians act or talk like beggars when they pray; they’d say, “Father, we’re
nothing before you….” How can we be nothing before one who has brought us into oneness with Himself? Read the opening verse again; it says we were predestinated to be conformed to the image of the Son of God, Jesus Christ—the first-born among many brethren—not among many slaves. We’re His brothers and sisters. Let this understanding change your perception of God, and your opinion of yourself. Instead of praying, “Oh Lord, please help me; bless me, do this or that for me” say, “Lord, I thank you that I’m blessed in all things, and with all things, because I’m a
joint-heir with Christ.” Oh, the depth, enormity and magnitude of His love, to have brought us into such a wonderful union with Himself! What great honour to become partakers
of His life, carriers of His glory, dispensers of His grace and the expression of His righteousness! His plan for us
He’s The First-born Among
Many Brethren
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might
be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29).
Romans 8:1-17
Psalms 68-69
Ephesians
5:25-33
Isaiah 55
Prayer
Father, I thank you for the
privilege and honour to know
that you delight in me personally.
In your presence, I have mercy
and find grace to help in time of
need. Before I call, you answer;
and while I’m yet speaking, you
hear me. I’m conditioned by
your love to walk in joy, victory,
and prosperity always, in Jesus’
Name. Amen.
before the foundations of the world has been fulfilled
in Christ Jesus. The Bible says now are we the sons of
God (1 John 3:2); not later; not when we get to heaven,
but NOW! Hallelujah!
After His resurrection, the Bible no longer refers
to Jesus as the only begotten of the Father. Rather,
He’s called the first begotten of the dead (Revelation
1:5); that is, the first to be born again. When we were
born again, we became God’s begotten children just
like Jesus. He’s the first-born among a special race of
super-beings, and we’re not second to Him, we’re one
with Him. As He is, so are we in this world (1 John
4:17). The Bible says, “For both he that sanctifieth
and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which
cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren

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There Are Positions Of Prayer

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with
thanksgiving (Colossians 4:2).
Did you know that there’re positions of prayer,
and that the different positions you assume
when you pray are important? For example, lying on
your bed to pray is one of the positions of prayer.
When you lie on your bed to pray, it’s meditative.
You’re likely going to start out praying in tongues,
because there’s a lot that can come through your spirit,
such as worship; you find that you’re worshipping
and praising the Lord upon your bed, like the Bible
says, “Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing
aloud upon their beds” (Psalm 149:5). You can really
be stirred on your bed as you pray like that, with the
anointing welling up and overwhelming you. Before
long, you might soon bounce off the bed and start
pacing the floor.
Then, there’s kneeling down to pray. When you
want to pray on your knees, it’s important that you’re
specific and clear as to the things you want to pray
about. In Ephesians 3:14-15, Paul said, “For this cause
I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus
Christ…”; and he clearly enumerated the things he
wanted to pray about.
Then there’s the standing position. Jesus said,
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further study:
1-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
2-YEAR BIBLE
READING PLAN
Acts 27:27-44
Psalms 23-25
Ephesians 1:1-14
Isaiah 42
Prayer
Dear heavenly Father, I thank
you for the revelation of your
Word to me today. I’m confident,
and therefore glad, that I have
answers to every request I make
in the Name of Jesus. I celebrate
your life in me, grateful that in
you I live, and move, and have
my being. My life is eternally
for your glory, in Jesus’ Name.
Amen.
“And when ye stand praying, forgive…” (Mark 11:25);
why? It’s because when you stand to pray, it’s often
a prayer of faith that proceeds from your mouth; you
start making decrees! However, the Master was quick
to caution that you don’t harbour unforgiveness against
anyone; you must walk in love, so your prayer will be
effective. He wants your prayer life to be effective. In
studying the Word, you’ll learn more on positions of
prayer.
God wants us to continue in prayer. As long as
there’s one sinner in the world, we must keep praying.
As long as the rapture of the Church hasn’t taken place,
we’ve got to pray. Prayer is a heavenly ministry; it’s
part of our priestly ministry as believers; always take
it seriously.
1 Timothy 2:1; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15; Psalm 145:18

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Maintain The Drive

God may give you a vision or direction on something and you may not follow it,,because there’s no drive from within. If the drive isn’t there to fulfil the vision, you’ll not fulfil it. In fact, the vision could be on your conscience for some time until you harden your conscience against it. You’re
aware the Spirit of God told you to do something, but you didn’t do it; one year has passed, and it’s not like you’re about to do it. Presently, the opportunity to do
it has even become hazy, yet you’re not sure how to
go about it anymore. This is what happens with many people. When the timing for the vision came, different things came up and they got distracted; as a result, they missed it. Such
people are like Peter, who stepped on the water to walk to Jesus, but when he took his eyes off the Master, the waves got his attention, and he began to sink. Never allow anything distract or delay you from doing whatever the Lord tells you to do. Whatever He tells you to do or whatever guidance He gives you at any particular time is what you need; act quickly and don’t delay. Refuse to take your eyes off your focus,
Maintain The Drive
For there is a proper time and procedure for every
matter, though a person may be weighed down by
misery (Ecclesiastes 8:6 NIV).

Acts 26:2-18
Psalms 17-18
Galatians 5:20-26
Isaiah 39
Prayer
Dear Lord, thank you for your
Spirit in my life that helps me
maintain inspiration and sets me
in the direction of your perfect
will. I’m zealous and fervent,
consumed with passion for the
Gospel, and the things you’ve
placed in my heart to accomplish
for your glory. I’m winning every
day, and making progress with
giant strides, in Jesus’ Name.
Amen.
Ecclesiastes 8:6; 1 Samuel 21:8; Psalm 119:60

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