FREEDOM FROM TEMPTATION

Every person that Satan has placed in my path to destroy my witness for Christ has called themselves a “Christian.” I was fooled every time. It makes sense that Satan would use Christian impersonators to attempt to destroy us. After all, how many of us would allow ourselves to be deceived by professing unbelievers or Satan worshipers? When someone says they are a “Christian” we listen, follow, and get involved with that person.

We cannot rely on what we hear or see. We must allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and protect us from Satan’s agents who seek to harm us. -Admin-

But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as if fitting for saints. Ephesians 5:3 (NKJV)

Even in Old Testament times there was a variety of cultures, and each had its own value system. The Israelites were to worship God alone. Other nations worshiped anything from the stars to the sun and moon. Their lives were polluted with all kinds of immorality. God knew if Israel disobeyed Him, their moral and spiritual purity would be compromised.

Paul discussed the same subject in Ephesians and instructed members of the early church to be imitators of God. As seen in Ephesians 5:3, Paul’s instructions was clear: there was not to be even a fraction of impurity among them.

You are surrounded by temptation. Most of it comes to you in quiet ways—what you watch, what you hear, what you do when no one else is around.

The enemy’s goal is much more than to mar God’s creation. He wants to destroy your witness for Christ. As a believer, you are no longer bound by sin’s power. Christ put an end to sin’s reign at Calvary. Don’t hesitate to call out His name whenever you face temptation of any kind (1 Corinthians 10:13).

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