I was at a speaking engagement last week where God showed Himself in great ways and left me wondering about “what just happened!”
I didn’t even intend to speak on anything, I was just going to share on my book “10 steps to walking in purpose”, but then when I think that my heart is tilting more towards money, I ask the Lord to help me see through His eyes. So yes, I went with my books but with an even greater desire to see souls reaped for Jesus.
I have been haunted with a need to win souls for God this year and have purposed that every speaking engagement or stuff that I do has to draw in men to Jesus (for more on making your year count this way get the FREE EBOOK “Starting Your Year Right” HERE)
An so I laid hands on my books and all and prayed all the way before I got there.
But then when I was told to speak, I found myself sharing my story and calling out for those who have been struggling with sins.
And all of a sudden I shared the truth that “SIN HAS NO POWER OVER YOU!”
You see, this was one of the truths that set me free from more than 8 years of pornography and masturbation. See story HERE.
When God was ready for me… or rather when I was ready for God, it took just one passage to set me free!
“Walk in the spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh”.
You see, there is a law that governs sin and that is the law of death brought on by Adam.
But then with the new law brought on by the Spirit of God, through Jesus’ death on the cross, Â WE NO MORE HAVE ANY OBLIGATION TO SIN AND Â BOW TO THE FLESH.
“Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, you have no obligation to do what your sinful nature urges you to do.
What happens when you are trapped in sexual sin (and sin generally)?
Satan simply tries to make you feel like you are helpless.
But that isn’t what the TRUTH says!
“For the sinful nature is always hostile to God. It never did obey God’s laws, and it never will.
That’s why those who are still under the control of their sinful nature can never please God.
But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you. (And remember that those who do not have the Spirit of Christ living in them do not belong to him at all.)”
When you were in the world, your sinful nature had every right to control you but now, if you are born again and in Jesus, you have died with Him and so died to the power of sin and death.
If you are in Christ Jesus, another law is in your body and that is the law of the Spirit and life.
With this law of the Spirit, you now have the power and grace inside of you to say NO to all ungodliness and worldly lusts.
You are not helpless to the power of sin.
Through the Spirit inside of you, you have the power to control sin.
“For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men.
It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,…”
Jesus did not leave us powerless against sin.
Stop letting satan lie to you.
The truth is that I only got this truth 2-3 years after I became born again and that only happened because I got serious with DIGGING INTO THE WORD OF GOD.
It was a day when I was tempted and I even fell that the Spirit told me “but do you know Frances, that if you walk in me, you do not have to fulfill that lust that is inside of you?”
My eyes opened!
The revelation was enough to set me free!
What deliverance session could not do, the Word did in a split second!
That is the reason why if you want this truth to sink into your heart, you have to FEED YOUR SPIRIT.
How did my brother gain freedom from sexual sin?
He said his eyes suddenly opened to the fact that pre-marital sex was a sin. The WORD suddenly became life to him and that was it!
Even when satan comes with temptations, he just goes, “this is a sin, I cannot do this!”
Along with the word of God came a reverential fear and awe for the things of Â God.
When your flesh is in control, you cannot see these things.
When I receive mails on sexual addictions, one of the first things I ask is “how is your word life and life in the Spirit?”
Because that is the ticket to freedom.
THE WORD MADE FLESH IN YOUR HEART.
And for the word to be made flesh in your heart, you have to dig into it.
Jesus didn’t leave us helpless to sin. He left us with His Spirit, we can renounce ungodliness even as we wait for HimÂ to return.
The things you struggle with sexually, you have been given freedom in Christ Jesus.
The ticket to this freedom is the word of God andÂ you have got to see it for yourself.
It has to become life to you.
Feed on it.
And ask the Holy Spirit ‘Spirit of insight and revelation, break open the light of this truth to my heart, oh saturate me with your truth, let your word come alive in me, break barriers, break strongholds…”.
So if you struggle with sexual sin, I encourage you.
Go into the Word of God, Romans 6-8 is a good place to start. As you dig in, ask the Lord for light to flood your heart. For sanctification through His word.
You don’t have to struggle for 3 years like I did after becoming born again. Take the word now and start calling unto the Spirit of truth to make the word of God real to you and proclaim deliverance from all you are struggling with.
It is my prayer that just as the Holy Spirit broke open the scriptures to me and set me free, He will do the same for you in Jesus mighty name, amen!
Till next time on here,
I spoke on dealing with sexual addictions a year ago.
Yo can watch the video below.
I hope it helps you rededicate to Christ the entirety of your body.
Don’t give up. You have other young Christians desiring to honour God with their purity.
You aren’t alone.
iretiJanuary 21, 2017 at 12:55 pm
Great piece Frances! There is power in the ‘Word’!
Frances OkoroJanuary 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm
There is such mighty power in the word indeed ma.
Thank you for stopping by ma’am