Deal with Sin 

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Before you read this page, please take a moment to ask God to prepare your heart and mind for what you will read.  Because people often encounter difficulty in going through this page, I encourage you to also bind any evil spirits that may be influencing you.  Here is an example prayer: 

"Lord God, I praise you for leading me to this place.  I recognize that I need your help. Please help me identify and turn from the sin in my life.  In the name of Jesus Christ, I bind any evil spirits from interfering with my reading of this page or my confession of sin.  I loose the peace of God in my mind and body right now.  Lord please send your holy angels to assist me and minister to me as I work through this page.  Thank you, Father!  In Jesus' name I pray, Amen." 

When you received Jesus into your life and accepted his sacrifice for your sin, how much of your life did you surrender to his control?  I spent years living as a "carnal Christian" after I asked Jesus into my life.  I continued to live as though Jesus was not my master.  The results were disastrous.  Porn addiction was just one of the many bad habits I developed during this time.   The Bible describes the need for us to submit all areas of our lives to God (James 4:7).  

Why is sin so bad?: Sin is rebellion against God.  It brings an offense between us and God that can only be removed by death (Romans 6:23).  When we practice the same sin over and over, we can "grieve" or "put out the fire" of the Holy Spirit in our lives.  The result of this can be a feeling of separation from God and a "sapping" of our strength to live in righteousness.   By accepting Jesus' payment for our sin, we receive forgiveness for our sins and can then reconnect with the Holy Spirit. 

What does God want me to do with my sin? God wants us to agree with him that our sin is wrong (confess it) and then turn away from it and no longer practice it (repent from it).  Confession and repentance will open doors of forgiveness, cleansing and healing in our lives that we need in order to walk free of sex addiction.  Here are three references for this:

Identify your sin:  Before we confess and repent, we should take an inventory of the sins we've been committing.   I've listed below some of the common sin areas involved with sexual addictions.  As you read through this list, be sure to note which areas seem to apply to you.  It may be helpful to print this page out and circle the areas that apply to you.  If the Lord reminds you of additional sins, please write them down and include them in the confession & repentance prayers in the next section.  

Common sins involved with sex addiction

Other sins that often hinder freedom from sex addiction

Confession and Repentance
Take a moment to review the sin areas that you have noted from the above list.  If there are any areas that you are not ready to turn away from, please ask the Lord to give you the desire to repent in those areas. 

If you are ready to confess and repent, please pray the below prayers specifically for each area that you noted:

“Father God, I believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God, who was crucified and resurrected from the dead.   I confess that I have sinned in the following ways: _____________(list the sin).  I renounce these sins and the use of my body for any sinful purpose.  Please forgive me, Father, for quenching the Holy Spirit by these repeated acts of rebellion.  Please cleanse me with the blood of Jesus and fill me afresh with the Holy Spirit.  I receive your Spirit now.  Please unite my heart to live for you in righteousness.  Please sharpen my ears to hear your voice and train my eyes to see the truth in the scriptures.   From today forward, I will present my members as instruments for righteousness and not for sin.  I rejoice in the salvation I have in you!  Thank you, Father!  In Jesus' name, Amen."

Note:  If you experience any "spiritual resistance" that prevents or inhibits your completion of the above prayers, do not fear.   For example, persons who have been heavily involved in sex sin and/or occult sin may experience difficulty in confessing & renouncing the root sin.  Symptoms may include:  difficulty speaking, shortness of breath, sudden hot or cold flash, loss of train of thought, uncontrolled shaking, sudden headache or other bodily pain, heaviness, mocking thoughts or severe distraction.

We share this not to cause fear, but simply to prepare you in advance for what you may experience.  If the devil has you in bondage, he will be reluctant to let you go.  No matter what happens, know that the Lord Jesus is with you and lives in you and is greater than any power of the devil.  If any such manifestations occur, you can take authority over them in the name of Jesus Christ and command them to stop.  An example statement you can make is, "In the name of Jesus Christ, I command the evil spirit causing this manifestation to stop.  I am saved by the blood of Jesus and I have authority over you.  Release me right now."  At that point you should be able to proceed.  If not, you may want to obtain help from a trusted group of believers who will help you pray and work through the root area.  It may be that you will need "deliverance ministry" to be able to completely deal with that area.

Please let us know if you experience resistance, so we may pray for you. 

Receive God's Forgiveness:  If you confessed and repented from your sin, be assured that God has forgiven you and purified you of your sin (more on receiving God's forgiveness).  In fact, God doesn't even remember your sin once you've confessed it.  He said in Isaiah 43:25: "I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more."  You can move forward now in securing your freedom without condemnation concerning your past!

You may have noticed that I didn't mention masturbation on this page.  Masturbation often plays a key role in sex addiction, so I've created a special online course addressing it (see Freedom from Masturbation study).

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