Loving God and Loving Porn?…Be free

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On Sunday Mornings you find him raising his hands passionately and singing for God. The next day, you find him masturbating before his computer watching porn. This is the case of lot of Christians. Most of our pulpits are also occupied by pastors and worship leaders who watch porn every week without fail. Statistics also say 20% women watch  porn. Can you love God and watch porn??? Is it possible to be free from porn??

Freedom from porn, Truth or Myth??:

Church pulpits are filled with stupid teachings that say-“Sin is okay, Grace will cover your sin”. It portrays the picture that there is no hope for people caught in sin. There are other teachings asking people to get an internet filter or be accountable to someone. If you are free from prison, you don’t have a guard at your doorstep. Similarly, if you are free then why do need you filters. If you are tired of  trying to be free, Am here  to tell yo-Freedom from porn is not a myth, you can be free!

Can you love God and porn?? :

I heard a Man of God’s testimony on how he overcame porn addiction. He tried strong rules and different methods to keep him from porn but failed. Helpless and desperate He went on a fast. During the fast, God told him-“You hurt me when you sin”. He thought-“How can I hurt the one I love? I will not hurt Him anymore because I love Him so much”. From that day on, He was free from lust because He understood the truth that you can’t love God and sin at the same time.

So, you can’t love God and porn. You have to choose one. Watching porn and saying I love Jesus above everything is plain hypocrisy.

Watching porn is not okay:

Pornography before marriage is fornication. Pornography after marriage is adultery. Whatever, Pornography is virtual prostitution. Jesus didn’t die for you, so that you can just receive His forgiveness and continue watching porn. Jesus died for you to set you free from sin. Jesus loves sinners but He didn’t encourage sinners to sin. Moreover, we are not sinners anymore we are sons and daughters of the Most High God.

Porn may look harmless to you as it is done in secret but it is like a time-bomb that can go off any moment. Porn is one the major reasons for rape and adultery. You can think you won’t do anything like that but your mind is being corrupted by porn and it will drive you along that road. You will end up in bed with your girlfriend before marriage or someone other than your wife or even molest a child and then think- “How did I get here? What have I done?”

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The Lie of pornography:

Humans were made to experience pleasure but we sin when we try to find pleasure in the wrong sources. God created sex but the devil distorted sex with adultery, homosexuality and pornography. Sex is not wrong, wrong sex is wrong.

Pornography promises to satisfy you, but it leaves you with a dirty feeling. You watch porn only when you believe the lie that it will give you satisfaction. Believing a lie will put you in chains while believing the truth will set you free. The truth is-“You were made to find pleasure in God. Only God can satisfy you. When you live from that place of pleasure and satisfaction in God, you will experience true-real pleasure in your marriage-sexual life. You sin when you search for pleasure and satisfaction in the wrong sources.”

Countering the Lies with Truths:

Freedom is not the gap between your porn visits. Freedom is you don’t visit porn anymore. Jesus died for your freedom not just for your forgiveness. You have to stop believing the lies you believe and start believing the truth you do not believe.

You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32(NIV)

The Lies you must stop believing:

Lie 1– Sin is okay. I can love God and watch porn. I can repent later.

Lie 2– It will always be like this. I can’t be free from porn. Am a porn addict.

Lie 3– Porn will satisfy me. I will receive pleasure by watching porn.

The Truths you must start believing:

Truth 1– Sin is not okay, it is dangerous. I can’t love God and watch porn. If I love God I won’t do what hurts Him. Jesus’s forgiveness is not a license to sin.

Truth 2– I have freedom in Christ. I can be free from porn because of Jesus. Am God’s Son, am not a sinner anymore.

Truth 3– Porn cannot satisfy me. It will give me a false pleasure followed by a dirty feeling. Only God can satisfy me. I was made to experience real pleasure in God.

The Major truth you must believe: You are not a “sinner saved by grace”, you are a “Son transformed and empowered by grace”. You don’t just have forgiveness, you have freedom from sin. You were not just given something through the work of Christ, you were made someone through Christ. The old sinner(you) is dead, the new Son (you) has been born. You are not what you do now(sin), you are who you are(God’s child) and when you know who you are then you will do what you have to do(Good works). Remember, New creation and Born-again???? 

Complete freedom from porn:

You can’t receive real freedom from porn by putting on an “internet filter”. You can receive true freedom only from Jesus, the truth. Rules can’t set you free. Believing who you are in Christ and what you have in Christ will break the chains of sin over your life. You were transformed into a new person when you believed in Jesus, now you have to just believe and live it out. It all comes down to Faith- We are not just saved by faith, we are commanded to walk by Faith. Jesus purchased your freedom and broke the power of sin 2000 years ago; you have to receive it now by faith. When you counter the lies with truths, you will walk in freedom.

People who believe lies think they are believing the truth. So it will take time for you to rewire your brain to believe the truth. Meditate and confess on the above truths and other biblical truths till they become a part of you, your freedom will start to manifest.

The Battle is in your mind, you will be free from sin when you change your thinking or renew your mind. You must fill your mind with “who you are “already” and what you have “already” in Christ”.You are not trying to be someone(saint or God’s Son) you are already someone(saint or God’s Son) you just have to know who you are. Moreover, you must stay far from sin and spend more time with God. You must not open a porn video and then ask Jesus to help you. Stay away. Don’t expect to be free if you are going spend more time with the world  and less  time with God.

Freedom from sin is not something you receive and just sit back. Freedom must be maintained because the devil will do everything to get you back into sin. Temptation is mandatory, but you don’t have to sin. You have to learn to nail down the initial thought of sin when it pops up in your mind or else you will fall. So stay in the truth and be sensitive to the Holy Spirit! Be led by the Holy Spirit in everything!!

You can’t love God and porn. If you love God for real, it is time to put an end to your porn streak. You have freedom from porn because of what Jesus did. You are a saint not a sinner anymore, your identity is in Christ. Stop trying and Start believing. Receive freedom from porn, it is your legal right!!

 

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