Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means.
2 Thessalonians 3:16See:
"Because Jesus said no to this temptation to numb His pain – choosing to trust in His Father’s love, He has earned the right to heal us and set us free from every temptation to numb our pain – including, but not limited to pornography.
Pornography is sin.
And 50% or more of men IN church struggle with pornography. Adam chose Eve over God and men have been falling in this area ever since. Fortunately, God’s Word tells us there is a belief system behind the behavior of looking at pornography. As I prayed with Rick, who was struggling with a 20 year addiction to pornography threatening his marriage and family, he realized he was focusing more on trying to stop his sinful behavior than receiving healing from Christ. Rick allowed Christ, the ‘Wonderful Counselor’ to:
- Reveal the ‘roots’ or negative belief of rejection behind his addiction
- Reconnect this area of his heart with Christ’s heart as He saw Christ being tempted to numb His pain instead of trusting God, and Christ being rejected to connect His story with Rick’s story or rejection
- Release everything keeping his sense of rejection that was driving his addiction to pornography
- Replace his pattern of self-protection with Jesus’ life, so Rick is receiving Jesus’ forgiveness, purity and acceptance (see diagram below)
Rick’s Pattern of Sinfulness and Brokenness
Rick choosing to trust in pornography to numb his pain instead of trusting God
Fruit & Root of Sin
Rick’s Behavior Of Porn =
Rick’s Negative Beliefs = ROOTS
Rick RECEIVING Jesus’ Resurrection Power
Jesus being made ‘sin’ for Rick to identify with his story of sin
Jesus’ forgiveness for Rick choosing to trust in pornography instead of God
Jesus’ purity in place of Rick’s pornography
Jesus acceptance in place of Rick’s rejection
by Paul Coneff/Straight 2 the Heart