Our scandal – Lust

30 10 2006

Was reading an article on Christianity Today, and the article revealed that there was a conference of Youth Pastors in a city and the rental of XXX videos went up 80%! Now these are Youth Pastors, not layman like me, and furthermore, i believe in one thing, one way or another, all of us – Men, have been ensnared by this monster call Lust.

Lust is like the ape in our groin, no matter how hard we suppress it, it will rear its ugly head in our dreams, or in situation least expected and it comes with chains, to chain us with guilts and ineffectiveness in our ministry.

There are no victories as most writers wrote books about conquering Lust, etc, or have broken the chain of pornography or masturbation. Not that i do not believe that one way or another they do offer sincerely good advice, but they often fall back into the same trap again.

I believe that there can be victory, it is not an easy road but with discipline and with prayers, it is a possibility of a release.

a) Recognize that we have sinned – Lust, and all forms of sexual perversion is first of all, SIN, and this form of Sin is a trespass against our own body, and our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. We are charged with the responsibility to take care of our bodies.

b) We cannot beat the monster of Lust by our own strength.

c) The key to victory is a life-long process and struggle – Do not conform to the patterns of this world (the world values – lust, greed etc), but be transformed by the renewing of our mind. The key is simply brainwashing ourselves with the Word of God, and living it out in our life. we have since young been brainwashed by the world, its lust, its greed, its hatred towards each other, and others, and we grow up with that mindset, and until and unless we change our OS (operating system), we cannot completely begin to see the freedom and release needed for us to move forward.

d) Continue to think of what is good. Many people tend to go about life without any controlling of their own thoughts, hence, they are creatures of their flesh and desire, and they are consumed by their own lust, but reborn Christians, we are regenerated, and we bear the responsibilities of taking charge of our own thought, and we are commanded to think of what is good, to capture and arrest of thoughts and bring them to the obedience in the lordship of Jesus Christ. How many of us are like those in the matrix plugged in? many…. we are not truly free unless we control the thoughts and actions and put them on the Word of God.

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31 10 2006
ts

Paul is speaking wisely in 1 Cor 7:9 when he says it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

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