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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    The next day Mikey comes into my room. "I started slipping up again," he said. "Oh-oh." "Yeah, I was watching TV and I kept staring at something that was a bit past borderline." "Was it a clean show," I asked? "Sort of, maybe." "I tell myself all the time - there is a lot of clean stuff out...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Isaiah 60:1 ESV Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.” We need as much of the glory of God in our lives as possible. If we are empty of the glory, satan's tricks will always work on us. We need to copy Moses and pray: “Please show me your glory.”...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    4 months ago I tore my shoulder. For 1 month I ignored it. Now for 2 months, I have done rehab every day. Today, I finally read the instructions. I did a Google search asking: Should I do rehab every day? The experts all agree. Do it every other day for the best results. I started this article...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Colossians 3:5 Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry. Why should I memorize this verse? Because sometimes I feel uncomfortable telling people my hard-core methods for quitting. But if God is...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    I wrote that we shouldn't stare at a woman who was not modestly covered, last week. Someone replied and disagreed. I certainly disagreed when I was younger as well. What changed? God freed the Israelites from Egypt's slavery. God wanted them to do exactly what He wanted, then He wanted them to...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Psalm 27:10 ESV For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in. This is a great verse to read every hour during each of the holidays. Spending time in the Word and in prayer has special meaning during these times. God knows about your exact situation and He cares...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Today you might be triggered by a swim meet, TV show, walking at the mall, etc. If we wait to pray after we start to be triggered we have already started to have trouble. Today I will use the example of trying out some new TV show that we think is clean. The second we put it on we should...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Satan tells us what we can get away with looking at, the same way he told Eve she could eat the apple. If we listen to him, we will get the same results she did. He tells us, you can look at ______, if that does not work he will say, you can get away with looking at _______. Or, it's not so bad...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    The Bible is more important for quitting if you pray a lot and don't do what the Bible says. Prayer is an unused weapon if all you do is go to church and read a chapter of the Bible every day. The point is... satan wins when we are unbalanced in either direction. Most every person reading this...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    The only thing a young heroin addict thinks about is the short-term fun that they want to have. Instead, they should think about being homeless, living in dangerous places, hurting relationships, and losing their relationship with God. When temptation is about to overwhelm you, study the verses...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Satan tempted Eve with an apple in the Garden of Eden. She gave in to temptation despite probably knowing God as closely as anyone in the history of the world. Why? Satan is known as the shining one. When Eve talked with him he almost had a glow to him. When he talked to her she took in every...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Quitting porn causes us to miss the dopamine rush that our former destructive habit gave us. Music can sometimes help with that. Put on some loud Christian music and see what happens. Psalm 95:1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!” Make...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Habits are hard to break unless we believe the Bible. Many read a verse on lust, and then explain what it means. Instead, read it, say that it is true, then do everything you can do to change. My daughter dated a guy who could explain away any verse in the Bible. He was an expert at “his”...
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    THE BEST SPIRITUAL WAY TO FIGHT TEMPTATION

    Satan advertises lust and porn as something spectacular that you have to have. God tells you in His Word that something dies or partially dies when we give in. When I was a kid I was told repeatedly that sex before marriage was a sin... a horrible sin. I believed my parents. Avoiding that sin...
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