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12 Faith declarations on the war on lust

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1) And I will know the truth, and the truth will make me free. (John 8:31-32)

2) No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)

3) Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in me will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)

4) I will not lust in my heart after someone’s beauty or let them captivate me with their eyes. (Proverbs 6:25)

5) I will not let the lusts of things enter in, choke the word, and make it unfruitful. (Mark 4:19)

6) I will not let sin therefore reign in my mortal body. (Romans 6:12)

7) I will not make provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof. (Romans 13:14)

8) I will walk in the Spirit, and not fulfill the lust of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)

9) I will not fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge many into ruin and destruction. (1 Timothy 6:9)

10) I will flee youthful lusts and follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)

11) I will not be tempted and dragged away by desire and enticed. (James 1:14)

12) I will abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul. (1 Peter 2:11)

Prayer of Faith
In the name of Jesus, I declare that my old self was crucified with Jesus in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that I would no longer be enslaved to sin. I will not let sin therefore reign in my mortal body, to make me obey its passions. I do not present my members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but I present my members to God as instruments for righteousness. (Romans 6:6-14)

Follow God’s Instructions

Holiness is not a religion; it is a lifestyle. We come to Christ because we want something different than what we were used to, which means we have to change the things we were doing. We must adopt new lifestyles. (see 2 Corinthians 5:17)
God is very particular and wants us to follow all of His word. Life in Christ requires that we abandon lives of sin. What is sin? All disobedience to God is sin. When we decide to live for The Lord, the devil tries to get us offtrack and to make us backslide. We can’t be in backslidden states and take heed to the word. Backsliding doesn’t happen overnight. The enemy works on your mind for a while. You may not feel like going to church, reading your word, fasting, praying, etc. Don’t let yourself get into that state where you lose out with God.
God wants us to give all of ourselves to Him. (see Romans 12:1) Since we have been purchased by God, we cannot do just anything with our lives or bodies. Our bodies and lives belong to God. God cannot dwell in an unclean temple.
How do you present your body as holy? You deny anything that is unholy. This is not beyond your ability. God has called us unto holiness; to sanctification. Sanctification means that God specifically set you aside. You are so special to God that He hand picked you!
Living for God only requires that you follow God’s instructions. Not following God’s instructions brings shame upon you. If you feel like you are struggling in an area, ask God for help.
1 Corinthians 6:9-20 God is clear on what He accepts and what He doesn’t. Even if the government changes their law, God’s law is the same. We must follow God’s law. Even if you are guilty of straying from a godly lifestyle, God can still forgive you if you repent. (see Romans 6:1-2)
Living for God is not hard; it only requires following instructions. God’s yoke is easy and His burden is light! (see Matthew 11:30) Follow instructions and follow God!

Langham: ‘Get me out of this and this out of me’

Scripture: Romans 7: 15-24
Evangelist Lorraine Langham preached the message “Get me out of this and get this out of me” during Day 2 of the DC, DE, MD District Council Young People’s Convention.

Notes: Apostle Paul writes that even though he was annointed and filled with the Holy Ghost, the devil would still not leave him alone. He wrote about the law of the flesh. When you want to walk holy, your flesh keeps messing with you and you have a struggle in your flesh. It’s a war and a struggle.

Paul found himself warring after the things of the flesh. When you think you have reached your goal in Jesus and your pinnacle, your flesh will rise up in you and make you do and say  things that will lead you to trouble with God. Paul finds himself in a state of wretchedness.

Jesus is coming for a church without spot or wrinkle and we want to be ready when He comes, despite what the flesh feels like. Things of the flesh just feel good. But things that feel good are not necessarily good for you. God knew that we could never keep ourselves. That’s why He sent a Helper, a Comforter and put Him on the inside of us.  (more…)

Vacation Bible School begins with ‘sin’

Scriptures: Eph 1:7, Heb 10:26
Elder Woods focuses on Jesus Christ as the sin forgiver. We have forgiveness only through Him.

Notes:
-There ought to be change in our lives, from the usher to the Pastor, from last year to this year.
-What is sin? Hamartia – The Greek word for sin means to “miss the mark.” We are missing the mark of the Most High.
-What is forgiveness? To grant, to pardon one’s enemies.
Luke 5: 20-26: And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
-You have to focus on your walk with God and getting right with Him. Don’t stop coming to church because of shame and sin, because He is the forgiver of your sins and the lover of your soul.
Too many people are being deceived by the enemy about not going to church, but there is too many things going on in the world for you not to go to church.
Genesis 3:1: Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (more…)

Bible study: Rev. Stanley teaches on communion

Scripture: Luke 22: 7-22
Where do the roots of Passover stem from? Many have speculated on the beginnings of this Jewish feast day. Rev. Stanley Wachtstetter (watch a clip of his last visit), of Charleston, Miss., who has served as Apostolic Pentecostal liaison to the White House and Congress, offered some food for thought during a Bible study lesson on communion.

Notes:
-The roots of Passover may have begun with the sacrifice of what could have been a lamb for coverings for Adam and Eve in the post-sin Garden of Eden.
-Also brothers Cain and Able both made offerings to God, but one was made with a sacrifice of surrender (or tithe) — Able gave the fat portions of his firstborn flocks.
-God warned Cain to be wary of sin crouching at his door. Like Cain, some people don’t desire change, they just like to dwell in the presence of the Lord (Genesis 4). (more…)