20 Things that I Believe about Porn and Sexual Brokenness # 4 ~ blog

 In Daily Encouragement

Today will be the remaining 5 things that I strongly believe regarding porn, sexual brokenness, and what God wants us to know to begin to heal.  Many of you are receiving my emails for the first time, so to read the 3 emails sent earlier this week you can find the emails and podcasts on my website under the blog or podcast menu on the home page.

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Here are the last 5 things that I strongly believe …

16. I believe that God has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him.

“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

Sounds incredible but it is true.  Through learning the very great a precious promises of God and growing deeper in our walk with Him the Spirit is transforming us and we can participate in the divine nature by becoming more like Christ.

17. I believe that our transformation to become more godly men will only happen as we make the daily diligent effort to work hand in hand with God in community of others for weekly accountability and daily support.

Jesus said in John 15:5

“I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.”

Paul writes in Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” 

Then in 1Peter 1:3-7 God tells us …

“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love.”

Recovery from sexual brokenness is a long journey.  Because we face the world, our flesh, and the devil every day and must do so for the rest of our lives we all need to be in a community for accountability and support.

18. I believe that our transformation by our diligent efforts will slowly bring the fruit of the Spirit and actual internal change.  However, that process is slow and so many believers wanting a “quick fix” become impatient and give up.  There can be moments of accelerated healing should God desire it but most of us are being changed one day at a time.

Please stop looking for the quick fix or the silver bullet for instant healing or deliverance.  Can God do that?  Of course, He can, however, the normal process for becoming more holy involves us choosing every day to walk filled with the Spirit with the full armor of God on and being in a community of others who can help us when we are tempted.

19. I believe that in the end God will finish His work of transformation and either in death or being raptured we will all be changed in the twinkling of an eye and receive new bodies in which there will be no sin nature and we will no longer choose to sin.

Paul says this very clearly in Philippians 1:6;

“…being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

The day of Christ Jesus will arrive either when He appears in the sky and removes all believers from this fallen world before the Great Tribulation begins.  Or, when we die and our body ceases to be alive, our soul and spirit will leave the body behind and we will be met by Jesus who will take us to be with Him forever.

Jesus said this in John 14:1-3;

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

 

20. I believe that until our mortal bodies become immortal the best we can do is to live in close fellowship with God and a community of like-minded believers, walking in the Spirit and not fulfilling the desires of the flesh.

Recovery will never happen for you in isolation.  God’s intent is that we live our lives in an open community with others, bearing one another’s burdens, confessing our sins to one another, and helping one another.

This is what we strive to do in 180 Ministries through the daily emails and the Online Support Teams.

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