Today, I thought to add a few words on this subject, having just finished reading an article on Before It’s News
which in turn linked to an article by Matt Fradd @ his blog
It talks about addiction to pornography with a different twist – female addiction to it. It doesn’t surprise me in a day when advertising, TV, movies, and just about any media, saturate us daily with “SEX” in some form or other. David Wilkerson had a vision from God in 1973, which detailed many things which would come to pass, and since then, have, one of which was what God termed ” a baptism of filth”. Other things included (even as part of said baptism) were the outbreak of homosexual militancy etc. David used to say, when talking of this, “if God doesn’t resurrect Sodom and Gomorrah to apologise, His other alternative will be to bring judgment to this present world.”. I think the latter option is manifesting in more and more evidences everyday. Check out Steve Quayle’s website, or Tom Horn’s (raidersnewsupdate.com), and you will see reports -even at Before It’s News, of more and more upheaval in nature, more and more loss of liberty / rights in formerly “free” countries.
In regards to porn, I too was exposed to it a young age, friends in our neighbourhood had older siblings, and access to it was easy. This began a many year struggle with becoming free / seeking deliverance from its tentacles. It was through reading “Blood on the Doorpost” by Bill Schnoebelen of “with one accord” ministries online, and downloading many of his free pdf resources available also, that I learned how to properly renounce and be freed. Looking back can I say, it was like a magic wand being waved? NO! I had to believe as I stepped out in faith, that God wanted me free, Jesus died for not only my salvation, but my deliverance and healing (by His stripes we were healed” ), and actively dedicate each day to Him, and seek His aid / power when confronted by temptation. Believe me it’s been my experience over the years, that the Adversary (translated from Hebrew “Ha Satan”), doesn’t leave you alone just because you got freed, He’s going to intensify his efforts to trip you up, so be prepared, put on the whole armour of God, resist the devil, and you will be victorious.
A side note, if you fall into any temptation (yield), immediately confess it to our heavenly Father, in order to be cleansed of all unrighteousness in Jesus’ name. In 1 John it’s written, “if we confess our sins, he’s faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”. In Isaiah, God tells us, “Come let us reason together, though your sins be s scarlet they shall be white as snow”.
Then, remember, “there is now therefore NO condemnation, to those who walk NOT according to the flesh (and its desires) , but according /in the Spirit of Yeshua / Jesus the Messiah / Christ”.
This means once confessed sincerely, with a view to changing direction, moving away from sin towards Him, He not only forgives but cleanses from all sin and condemnation which it brings.
I may speak of this more as time permits in future – but remember God sees the heart, He knows our intents and desires, thus sincerity is key in repentance, and confession, then don’t let the enemy beat you up so to speak, once God forgives you, but tell him as did Jesus, “Get lost Satan”, because Yeshua / Jesus has delegated His authority to His believers.