FREEDOM FROM LUST III
Make no room for the flesh. Unfortunately, the world has devised means of making people do what they never set out to do. Don’t think you have what it takes to fraternize with snake and not get bitten. All it takes for a destiny to be destroyed is a wrong decision. Today, the world has released agents of destruction all over the place.
A sister was coming from choir practice and as she was walking away from the Church, a car pulled up beside her and the man in the car gave her a ride. That was her first mistake. One thing leading to another, she followed the man to a hotel. Before they committed fornication, the man actually told the sister that he was HIV positive but according to her, she thought he was joking. That was how she contracted the virus. When she was narrating the incident to me, I was so angry in spirit.
Another case in mind is that of a Sister who worships in a big Cathedral where she was very active in one of the departments. She confessed to me that the pregnancy she was carrying was a product of an extra marital affair. She admitted that she does not love her husband but she loves her fornication partner who incidentally is married to another woman. Is this really love?
There is a very big difference between love and lust. Lust is satan’s counterfeit of love, a perversion. Love minus truth is equal to lust (Love – Truth = LUST). Truth is a person. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” John 14:6. This is reason why the more Christlike you become, the more you are positioned to have dominion over lust. The more of the word you have in you, the more prepared you are because Jesus Christ is the incarnate word according to John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
- Eternal most Holy God I worship you. I thank you for the miracle of salvation through the death, burial, and resurrection of son Jesus Christ. I ask you to grant me the grace to always flee from every appearance of evil and make it impossible for me to fraternize with any hidden work of darkness in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
TO BE CONTINUED……