Speaker 1:                           00:06                     [inaudible].

Speaker 2:                           00:07                     As we have seen the man addicted to pornography has had his brain hijacked. The addiction was birthed out of the repetition of porn. Pathways and healing will come by repetition of new pathways. God says, do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Transformation is possible, but it happens by renewing your mind. It isn’t simply that you suppress the old pathways, but you must build new ones. This transformation happens not only at the neurological level, but also at the spiritual level as you replace wrong thinking that reinforces your porn use with God’s thinking. The key to transformation is renewing your mind, replacing the world’s lies with God’s truth. They are lies that you’ve believed, that led you into addiction. There are also lies that you hold onto unknowingly that keep you in bondage. Think about some of the common lies that porn users except that keep them using.

Speaker 2:                           01:07                     Porn is not a big deal. Everyone looks at porn once I’m married, then all quit. Masturbation is okay and normal. It’s my secret sin. No one’s going to find out. I will never be able to resist this temptation for transformation to occur. These lies and others like them must be replaced by God’s truth. God reminds us that porn is a big deal. Everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Lust is sin and all sin is against God himself. One truth that destroys the lie porn is okay because everyone looks at it is the versed enter through the narrow gate for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction and there are many who enter through it. Jesus says here that the majority is headed in the wrong direction, so that’s never a good group to follow.

Speaker 2:                           02:04                     If you went to follow Jesus and experience God’s best in your sexuality, you will often be in the minority to the lie that you can use porn until you’re married. God says, do not be deceived. God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will also reap to think that your sin won’t have consequences in your marriage is mocking God because he promises that we will reap what we sow. Millions of men have believed this lie only to have their marriages destroyed because of their porn habit. Masturbation is sin as caution. Three five points out. Consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion. The members of our body are not dead to passion when masturbating, so even if you could keep from lusting, God clearly commands that our bodies should be dead to sexual passion outside of marriage. The destructive effects of masturbation, addiction give testimony to the truth of God’s word and the negative consequences of violating it.

Speaker 2:                           03:07                     The lie that you are hiding your sin and getting away with it is destroyed by these truths, for the ways of a man are before the eyes of the Lord. You have placed our secret sins in the light of your presence. What we think is a secret sin is actually being committed in the light of God’s presence. This reality should motivate us to walk in purity. What does God say about the lie that you won’t be able to resist sexual temptation. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man and God is faithful who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you’re able but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also so that you will be able to endure it. There is always a way of escape, so don’t believe the lie that you can’t resist. These lies must be replaced with God’s truth.

Speaker 2:                           03:59                     Jesus said, the truth will set you free. God’s word will set us free when we know it and apply it to our lives. When you don’t know God’s truth, you are easy prey to these lies and others like them that keep you in bondage. Every day we feed our brain with information that shapes our thinking perspective and ultimately our lives wrong. Behavior is a result of wrong thinking. To see transformation in your life, you must renew your mind, which happens by replacing the world’s lies with God’s truth, by what you feed your mind. You’re either reinforcing the lies or the truth. Jesus said, man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Jesus preached that the Bible is our spiritual food. If you want to grow physically, you must eat. If you want to grow spiritually, you must have a steady diet of spiritual food, which Jesus says is God’s word.

Speaker 2:                           04:57                     How is your spiritual diet? Did you know that reading the Bible 20 minutes a day is all that’s needed to read the Bible in a year? One of the men that God used to write the Bible was Ezra and he asked a question that many of you are asking, how can a young man keep his way pure? Ezra immediately answers his question by guarding it according to your word. I’ve stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. If you want to walk in purity, it starts by storing God’s word in your heart. The best way to store God’s word in your heart is to memorize it so that when temptation comes, it is there for easy recall. Memorizing and using God’s word is what Jesus modeled for us when he faced him. Taishan each time Jesus was tempted while on earth, he resisted the temptation by quoting God’s word.

Speaker 2:                           05:51                     If Jesus, who is God in the flesh, use the Bible to fight temptation, how much more should we brace is based on Christ example of using the word of God to fend off temptation. There are resources on our website to help you get started in reading and memorizing God’s word. You can begin by memorizing the verses we’ve listed in the resource section that specifically address the areas of lust, impurity, renewing your mind with the supernatural word of God has a long track record of helping men walk in purity and bringing a wholeness to their lives. Dr. Paul Meyers research shows that those who practice almost daily scripture meditation are significantly healthier and happier than those who do not. If you would simply start reading the Bible daily, memorizing a verse or two a week and practicing brace to meditate on the truth of God, you will see changes in your life as you renew your mind. God promises that his word will change you when you unleash it in your life.

Speaker 1:                           07:01                     [inaudible].

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