RULING YOUR SPIRIT
By Synthia Esther
July 24, 2012
Does having abundant, plentiful sex provide your life with meaning? In his book "Fatal Flaws", W Publishing Group, Hank Hanegraaff confirms (page 7-8), Aldous Huxley writing, "Like so many of my contemporaries, I took it for granted that there was no meaning [to the world]. This was partly due to the fact that I shared the common belief that the scientific picture of an abstraction from reality was a true picture of reality as a whole; partly also to other, non-intellectual reasons I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption."
Huxley confirmed his motives, "...the philosopy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation. The liberation we desired was simultaneously liberation from a certain political and economic system and a certain system of morality. We objected to morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom." This same philosopy can be labeled towards one who shuts down the Holy Spirit's inner witness and conviction, participating in sex and pornography acts. The end result of feeding your flesh desires? Life has no meaning outside of sexual pursuits, conquests, and satisfaction. Giving to Get becomes a self centered need, a drive that consumes life itself.
God confirms in His word, "He who hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls" - Proverbs 25:28. "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his own spirit, than he who takes a city" - Proverbs 16:32. I am often asked, "How do I control my sexual addiction and desires?" The "formula" for change in your life begins as you allow God, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to rule and reign over your spirit, which controls the flesh. For "those who are led by the spirit of God are called sons of God" - Romans 8:14.
God has promised to preserve His children and never forsake them. He knows every baby step you take towards Him. His desire is to help you, not to harm you. "For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you'" - Isaiah 41:13. "But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" - 1st Corinthians 15:57. "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world" - John 16:33.
When you move towards God, He will help you rule your spirit and defeat the control sin has over your life. "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand" - Isaiah 41:16. God tells us that His strength is made perfect in weakness..." 2nd Corinthians 12:9. When you desire to obey God's word, will, and ways, you can "Be strong and of good courage, ....for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee" - Deuteronomy 31:6.
At the end of your life you will not be thinking of beating Sonny Nash's, May 27, 2012, self pleasure record, winning the Masturbate - A- Thon (also known as Wank-A-Thon), pondering, "if I could just watch one more hard core porn movie, masturbate and orgasm." Nor will you be thinking about how many men, women, or children, you had sex with. Instead you may find yourself thinking from an eternal perspective about what happens to your soul when you die. Make the decision to walk with God who provides truth and meaning in your life while there is still time. Seek God with a pure heart while he may be found. Then you too may come to know that "...The rock of my strength, and my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him: God is a refuge for us." - Psalm 62:7-8.
Our Holy Father, Jesus Christ, proved His strength on the Cross of Calvary. It was the power of His shed blood that provided sins redemption plan. God demonstrates His own love for us in this; While we were still sinners, Christ died for us - Romans 5:8. When you are tempted to act out sexual sins envision God's Son, Jesus Christ, hanging on the Cross of Calvary. C.S. Lewis stated, "I believe in Christ like I believe in the sun, not because I see it, but because by it I can see everything else." Likewise, when you see the Son, knowing you were "blood bought" everything, and everyone changes. Then you too can "Stand in the liberty of Christ and not be entangled again with yoke and bondage" - Galatians 5:1. Charles Spurgeon sums up authentic spirituality well, "A Bible that's falling apart is usually owned by someone who isn't."
Jesus Christ loves you - John 3:16-17. Repent today, for tomorrow may be too late.
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