People of God,
Don’t you know that the enemy wants to trap you, kill you, destroy you, take from you, hold you in captivity. The enemy wants to trap your mind and trick you into believing that your God is not real and that God will not fight for you. The enemy wants to kill your will to do what’s right, by God’s standards. The enemy desires to rob you of peace, of a sound mind.
Since you know this, you have to respond, accordingly.
How do you respond to temptation? Do you take the bait that the enemy is dangling in your face, your mind? Do you fall subject, as prey? Do you want to get out? Do you want to be free? Are you tired of the way you are living, as in, living in the sin(s) (bad behavior(s)) that you know is/are not good for you (disobedience)? Are you circling your own tail – going around and around the same cycle of abuse, cycle of sins? Is/Are the sin(s) you commit, repeated? Do you feel there is no hope and that getting out of temptation is going to force change, for the good, in your life?
Is obedience a sacrifice? Yes, very much so.
Will you have to sacrifice your earthly desires? Will you hand it over to God? Are you afraid that God won’ rescue you from temptation? Sometimes, we lack faith. We lack the belief that God can deliver us from it, whatever it is that has us bound in chains, especially if we have been in it for a long time. Don’t you know that Our God can set us free? There are no chains that the enemy can hold so tight that God can’t break! BE FREE, COME OUT! BREAK THROUGH IT, BY THE POWER OF THE ALMIGHTY GOD!
Therefore, People of God, I declare that we are coming out!
Whatever it is, whether it be depression, alcohol, drugs, adultery, fornication, stealing, killing, confused minds, trouble hearts, a babbling tongue, sexual perversion, addiction to people, addiction to things, behaviors that are in opposition to the obedience that God desires from us.
We can escape! Don’t be fooled, escape is possible!
We will escape if we are willing to confess our sins unto The Lord. As soon as we say, “God, I am willing! God, I want to come out! God, this thing is much bigger than me but it isn’t bigger than You!”
Some of us are serious about letting go of the thing(s) that bind us, trap us, deter us!
Today, if you are serious, God wants you to fall to your knees, bow your head, and cry out to Him. What do you mean by cry out? I mean tell God about it. If it’s bad relationships that are binding you, if it is sex that is binding you, if it is a clouded mind that is full of confusion, depression, anxiety, guilt, just know that nothing, no one can beat Our God! No thing (sin) or sins can beat God’s willingness to forgive! No sin can escape His deliverance when we are willing to let it go!
Some things God has to pull out, in time. In the time that God chooses, we have to constantly stay in a state of repentance and thanksgiving. Why be thankful? Because while we yet sin, God said that He will wipe it away! He will erase the blemishes, destroy it. BREAK THE CHAINS, OH GOD! FORGIVE OUR SOULS. HEAL US. DELIVER US OUT OF THE HAND OF THE ENEMY!
GOD loves us enough that when we give in to temptation, He does give us an escape route. Will you take that exit? The exit door is right in front of you. Will you see it? Can you see it through the temptation, the giving into temptation? Wipe your lenses, see the EXIT sign. It’s there because God is faithful!
I am sorry. I am open to You. I am naked before You. I repent to you, my sins. I admit that some things I feel I have no control over. Some things have lasted, some sins, lasted a very long time. Lord, You are God. There is nothing that You can’t do for me. Deliver me from temptation. Hold my hand and guide me into Your space. Forgive me because some sins, temptation, I want to walk into because it makes me comfortable, it feels good and it looks good.
Help, oh God! I am Your child. No one can hold me captive and mistreat me for my sins. I fall and I have fallen. BUT, You give me courage, strength, to even admit my sins to You.
God, here I am. I am right here in front of You. God, I realize my life needs to change. Change is overdue. I realize that with You, the chains are broken! They are broken, they are broken, In The Name of Jesus! Therefore, this prayer is signed, sealed, and delivered to You, through Christ Jesus, Amen!
1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT | New Living Translation
The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.
Psalm 124:7 NLT | New Living Translation
We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free!
2 Corinthians 11:33 NASB | New American Standard Bible
and I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and so escaped his hands.
1 John 2:14
ESV | English Standard Version: If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
GW | God’s Word Translation: I’ve written to you, children, because you know the Father. I’ve written to you, fathers, because you know Christ, who has existed from the beginning. I’ve written to you, young people, because you are strong and God’s word lives in you. You have won the victory over the evil one.
1 John 5:17-20 KJV | King James Version
17All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.