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This is a Bible study on Addictions.    Click here for a printable Bible Study Guide.

 
For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37

Remember:  God has ultimate power over all things, including addictions.

Let ever soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no power but of God: the powers that be ordained of God. Romans 13:1

With God, by receiving His gift of salvation, we have the power of God inside us to overcome any addiction.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

All the children of God have all the power over the devil and his addictions through Christ Jesus.  Because Christ Jesus conquered sin and death on His cross, we too can live a life of victory when we live with Jesus.

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.  Jeremiah 17:14

 


When you hold onto Jesus you cannot hold onto anything else.


 

 


How is your life working out for you?

You say, not too well? Are there areas in your life that you would like to change?  Have you been plagued with an addiction for a long time?

Have you given up on ever being able to change?

There is a cure to overcoming any addition and His name is Jesus Christ.

Jesus can cure any addiction.  He has a 100% success track record, He has cured multitudes of people for thousands of years - He has cured me, and He can cure you too.

You say that you have tried in the past and nothing has workedYou say that you even tried God in the past and it didn't work for you.  If you said that, the first item you must overcome is yourself.

You can't do anything, but God can do everything, and with God (God and you) all things are possible.

 

With God                  

          all things                                   

                   are possible

 

The scripture doesn't say with you all things are possible, it clearly states

WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

...you must believe.

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23

...with men it is impossible, but not with God!

And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Mark 10:27

 

Do you think that your addition is too hard for God to take on? 

Nothing is too hard or complicated for God.

For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37

Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee: Jeremiah 32:17

Take the YOU out of your problem and give it to GOD.

You only have a problem as long as you claim it.  God says that we are to give all our problems and cares to Him.  He is waiting on us, waiting for us to come to Him, to give Him our cares so that He can deliver us from our problems.

The problem is not that God will not solve our problems, the problem a lot of times is us, we will not release it and give it to God. 

As long as we hold onto "our problem" it will have control over our lives, we must let go, give all our cares to God, He knows how to deal with every demon, every addiction, every problem, every worry, every fear, we must place our trust in God, not in "our problem".

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

 


 

Are you giving your addition too much power? 

Some have placed (misplaced) their faith so that their addiction has become their god.  Some have so much faith in their problem, faith in their addiction that they have turned their addiction into their god.

How do you know if your addiction has become your god?  Here are a few questions you can ask yourself:

  • What do I think about the first moments when I wake up?

  • What do I think about the last moments I fall asleep?

  • What do I plan my day around?

  • Have I have stolen or think about stealing to support my habit?

  • Do I get anxious when I do not have access to or cannot perform my addiction?

  • Do I lie about my habit.  (To yourself or to others).

  • What do I do every day no matter what?

  • Do I have arguments with my friends and loved ones about my addiction?

  • Have I said or thought that "I can't quit"?

  • Does my addiction cost money?  Does my addiction harm my health?  Does my addition hurt my family?

  • Do I conform my life around my addiction?   Do I avoid some people and places because of my addition?

  • Would I rather be alone?  Do I hate being alone?

  • Do I say - I don't care what people think about it.

  • Do I say - I will do my addition no matter what.

Addictions control you.  Addictions conquer you.  Addictions enslave you.  Addictions lie to you.  When you attach yourself to any addiction, you give into the lies of that addiction.   No one can play around with any addiction and not be harmed.  No one is exempt from the truth and promises of God. 

Addictions separate you from God.  Anything that separates you from God is not of God.  No addiction is harmless, because over time you will place more and more faith in your addiction than in anything else.  Any addiction is very dangerous.  Every sin has consequences.  The wages of sin is death.  If you play around with sin you will die in that sin.  Do not be deceived.

I think it is ironic that many people who are addicted claim that "no one can tell me what to do", that they can do whatever addiction they want because it is their life.  When in reality, they are being controlled by their addition, their addiction tells them where to go and what to do, when to wake up, when to go to sleep, when to eat, who they can be around who they can't, their addiction has taken over their life.  The fact is, if you are attached to any addiction, the addiction is telling you what to do.  You are not in control of nothing when you are caught up in any addiction.

Who do you serve?  You serve whoever is the master of your life.  If the master of your life is your addition, then you are serving your addiction.  Unfortunately, the reality with far to many people is that they have allowed their addiction control over their life.  Too many people simply give up and give in, giving their addiction free range to ultimately kill them.

When you believe in something, you are placing your faith in that something.  A person becomes addicted when they believe that something can cure what is missing, make it all better, relieve the pain, fill the emptiness, mask the darkness that they feel that they have.

Have you placed your faith in your addiction?  Far too many people have faith in their addiction, instead of having faith in God.  Who do you believe?  Do you believe your addiction has hold of you, or do you believe God has hold of you? 

When you lift up your addiction and place it above God you have given life to your addiction and placed faith in your addiction, instead of faith in God.  Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Exodus 20:3

*** Your addiction only has the life that you give to it.***  Did you know that in the Kingdom of God your addiction does not even exist, your addiction only exists inside of your mind.  Through the salvation of God we are granted power over what is in our mind.  By the salvation of God we are all given the mind of Christ and the power of God to put to death all strongholds, to control our minds and life through Jesus, to put to death anything that would come between us and our Lord God.

 

All addictions lie

Do NOT be deceived.  All addictions have the same thing in common, addictions are all founded on a lie.  The foundation of all addictions is a lie.  Who is "the father of lies", that's right, the enemy, satan (John 8:44).  The beginning, the foundation of all addictions are a lie.  Additions claim to give you peace, to comfort you, to satisfy you, which no addiction is able to do. 

All addictions claim to give you at least one of the following: "to feel better", "give you energy", "calm you down", "comfort you", "satisfy you", but all addictions lie.   The truth is any addition you have harms you.

Only God gives peace, only God gives comfort, and only God can satisfy you.

God has ultimate power and with God you can overcome any addiction.

To overcome any addiction you must realize the fact that God holds all power and that all addictions are powerless with God.

God holds all power over any and all addictions.

... For there is no power but of God ...  Romans 13:1

... with God all things are possible.  Mark 10:27

 


What is an addiction?

 

Many people think of addictions as being addicted to alcohol or drugs, but an addiction is anything that we allow to control us

An addiction is not necessarily drugs or alcohol.  An addiction can be anything

There are over seven billion people in the world today, when this was written.  With diverse cultures and nationalities around the world there are diverse addictions. 

For some addiction is alcohol and drugs, but for many it may be food, whether overeating or under eating; money with obsession or over spending, over indulgence, when your main goal in life is obtaining things; working too much, not working at all; cares of this world take over the true meaning and purpose of life; children, if they control your life and become the center of your world instead of God (your home should be Christ centered, not child centered);  self pride, when obsessed with your own beauty or body size or image, or self importance; reasoning, as in over analyzing everything; religion, when traditions becomes the center of your life instead of God; temporary pleasures of this life; self gratification, no matter what the cost; pursuing and participating in sin, even when you know it is wrong; and the list goes on and on, reviling, extortioners, abominations, disobedience, laziness, fornication, effeminate, unrighteousness, blasphemy, cursing, selfishness, self pride, gossip, material possessions, children, spouse, person, exercise, adultery, abusers of self, television, cutting self, abuse, gambling, video games, smoking, hatred, bitterness, music, pornography, lying, cheating, stealing, coveting, idolatry, sex, immorality, lust, or the internet.  The list of what can become an addition is inexhaustible. 

Anything or anyone can become an addition, if you allow it to become one.

Anything that you allow to take control over your life will become an addiction. 

Anything or anyone that separates you from God is not a good thing.

We are to submit ourselves to God, no one or nothing else.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

We are to give complete control of our lives to God alone, and to no one else, or to no other thing. 

God is greater than anything, including our addictions.

 


How can I overcome my addiction?

 

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.  Jeremiah 17:14

 

In order to overcome any addiction:

1.  Receive Jesus as Lord and Saviour of your life.      You need Jesus.      The first and greatest is Jesus, you need to be saved, so you can have the power of GOD, in order to overcome anything.

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

 

2.  Realize that you can't do anything without God in your life.      God can do anything.       The power to overcome addition comes from God alone, we must be with God, joined with God to overcome.      With God all things are possible.  Man is limited, but God is limitless.

The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. Psalm 34:17

 

3.  Ask God to remove the addition from your life completely.      We must come to God with our needs.  We must ask Him for His help in our lives, sincerely and whole-heartedly.

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

 

4.  Claim victory over your addition by the grace of God.      We must place our trust in God, not in our addiction.  God is greater than anyone or anything, including our addiction.      We must not doubt the power of God.  God is able to cleanse us and make us whole.       God created all things, He is more than able to help us.

Help me, O LORD my God: O save me according to thy mercy: That they may know that this is thy hand; that thou, LORD, hast done it. Psalm 109:26-27

 

5.  Thank God for your deliverance.      We must thank God for His deliverance and His enduring mercy every day. 

And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing. Psalm 107:22

Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.  For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.  Psalm 95:2-3

 

 

1.  Salvation

If you are going to overcome any addiction, you must be saved in order to have the power of God to overcome.  

To overcome and defeat addiction we must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, we must put on the full armour of God.  Only through the salvation of God can we put on the full armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-17).

You must put on God, you must have God's strength in you, in order to overcome any addiction.

...With men this is impossible; but with GOD all things are possible. Matthew 19:26

So you must be in God and with God, and to be with God, God must know you and God knows us only through salvation, through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ.

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:26

When we receive the gift of salvation from God, we dwell in God, and God dwells in us.

Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:15-16

For more information see - SALVATION

 

 

You need Jesus. The first and greatest person in your life that you need is Jesus, you need to be saved, so that you can have the power of GOD, to overcome anything.

Jesus can and will release you from the bondage of any addiction.

Only through Jesus Christ can you be set free forever.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32

Jesus is the truth.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be free from all addiction?  And free forever, completely cured from addiction's bondage

Anyone can be free forever, through Jesus.

Once we have Jesus living in our hearts, we know the truth, and satan doesn't have any hold over our lives any more.

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:32,36

When we are saved, we are changed, we are no longer bound to this world and its chains of the devil. 

Jesus cuts the ties of bondage and sets us free forever.

Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron; Because they rebelled against the words of God, and contemned the counsel of the most High: Therefore he brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he that broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder. Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted. Psalm 107:10-17

When we are saved we put on Christ, and Jesus becomes the ruler over our life and there is no authority greater than His.

We are of God when we received salvation, we are God's children, God is in us, His children.

Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4 

Our Lord God is greater than satan, that is in the world!

Satan does not have any authority over the children of God.  The enemy can only tempt you to sin, satan can never force anyone to sin.

 

Jesus cuts us free from satan's bondage of addictions.

Satan does not have any power over the children of God. 

When we accept Jesus into our hearts and ask Jesus to be the Lord and Saviour over our lives, we become adopted into the family of God.  We become a child of God.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

The Son of God, Jesus, can make you free indeed!  Free forever!!

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

 

Jesus freely gave His life for redemption of our sins and our deliverance from evil.

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father. Galatians 1:4

Jesus delivers us from the bondage of addictions.

 

 

2.  Realize YOU can't do anything without God.  GOD can do everything.

 

You need to take the "you", "me" and the "I" out of the problem and replace it with God.

The greatest addiction in the world today is the "I canít" addiction.  You are defeated before you begin.

It slips into our lives one day and grabs hold of us, hooks down deep inside and doesnít leave.

You cannot believe in God and also hold onto the "I caníts" in your life.  No one can believe both.  You either believe God can or you believe God can't.

Everyone who says "I canít" does not know who God really is.

To really know God, to understand who God is, we must get rid of our self-will. 

The self-will we use when we use the words "I canít".

We must replace Ďself-willí, our ĎI willí with "Godís will".

When you say to yourself "I canít" you are saying that "I donít believe that God can".

Did you say, you don't believe God can?  The same God that created everything in the world, the earth, the moon, all the stars, the heavens, the trees, all the animals, and created man and woman, you and me?

Do you really think that God can't solve your problems? You need to think again, because God can do anything

 

God is NOT the problem.

God is not the problem with your problem, you are!!  When you say "I canít" you are doubting God.  When you say "I can't" you are surrendering to defeat.

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20

When you say "I canít", you are saying "I don't believe God can", you are saying that you donít believe the Word of God --- because the Word of God clearly states:

Ö with God all things are possible.  Matthew 19:26

Not some things, not a few things, but with God ALL THINGS are possible.

Quit holding onto satanís lie of "I canít".

Remove "I can't" permanently from your vocabulary.

If it is not from God, it is from the devil. 

So where does "I canít" come from? that's right Ė the devil.

No you canít heal yourself, but God can.  I can with God !!

When we become children of God, when we are saved by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, we are no longer to hold onto our old life of 'self'. 

We are to deny ourselves and follow Christ

We belong to God, we are God's and are in the hands of God. 

We serve God and no longer serve 'self', we no longer serve ourselves.

Negativity comes from satan, not from God.  Worthlessness, hopelessness and self-pity come from the devil, not from God.

Hope, joy, peace, freedom is from God.  Every good thing comes from God above.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. James 1:17

 

Defeat comes from satan.  Victory comes from God.

The word of God states:  ďAll things are possible with HimĒ - Matthew 19:26, Mark 10:27, 14:36, Luke 18:27.

The Word of God doesnít say ďAll things are possible, except:

  • Joeís addition to smoking, or

  • Sueís addition to overeating, or

  • Leeís addition to alcohol

  • My addition to _____________.

The word of God, clearly states "WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE."

Every harmful addiction was created by the devil and can be overcome by the overcomer, through the power of Jesus Christ.

Jesus overcame this world, and He wants to guide us and teach us how we too can overcome anything in this world - John 16:33.

 

There are no exceptions, no limitations Ė

ďAll things are possible with GodĒ

Praise God!!  Hallelujah !!

 

There is nothing that God cannot do.  God can do anything!  That means everything you are struggling with - can be overcome with the power of God.

Every addition known to man can be stopped and completely removed from your life.

All you have to do is ask God and claim your victory.  But that is really the problem isnít it, our asking for it.  Our asking God with all our heart to stop the addiction that is controlling our life.  Our asking God to stop our sinful addition, no matter what it takes.

So say now, out loud, "All things are possible with GOD", and "God is bigger than my addition", and "God can beat this addiction, and any addiction, I have".

The next time you are tempted by the devil to say "I can't" -- don't.

Don't quote the devil, quote God's Scripture:

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

 

3.  Ask God to remove the addiction from your life completely.  

Every addition known to man can be stopped and completely removed from your life.

All you have to do is ask God and claim your victory.

But that is really the problem isnít it, our asking for it. 

Our asking God with all our heart to stop the addiction that is controlling our life.  Our asking God to stop our sinful addition, no matter what it takes.

You can't wish away your addiction.  "Oh, I wish I could stop doing this or that".  That's not asking God for help.

So many people do not receive deliverance, simply because they have never asked God to remove their addiction.

God says, you receive not because you ask not - we don't receive His deliverance because we don't ask Him for it.

Your addiction is from the devil, not God. 

God wants to give you eternal life, not death.

God tells us in his holy word, that we are to depart from evil.  Addiction is not departing from evil. 

Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore. Psalm 37:27

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. Proverbs 16:6

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Proverbs 16:17

 

Holding on to any addiction, is not departing from evil.

Do you really want to overcome your addition?

Do you have that little voice in the back of your head, whisper to you, over and over like a broken record, "oh, you really donít want to quitÖ."

  •          it makes me feel so good

  •          it really doesnít hurt anyone

  •          itís not that big of a deal

  •          everyone does it

  •          it really doesnít matter that much

  •          it relaxes me

  •          it doesnít hurt anyone

  •          who cares

  •          itís my life

Excuses, excuses, excuses......

       Lies, lies, lies.......

And who is the creator of lies?    Thatís rightÖ

All those thoughts come straight from the devil himself,

The devil is the inventor of deceit, the devil is the father of lies.

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  John 8:44

Satan knows if he keeps you addicted, he keeps you away from God.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear. Isaiah 59:2

 

That's right, your addiction separates you from God.

It may start out small, separating you from God by a thread, but over time the separation grows as wide as the Grand Canyon.

Remember, separating you from God is the devilís main agenda. 

The devil will use everything in his power to get what he wants, especially if it means destroying you and your life.   That is Satanís goal after all.

Don't give into the devil:

  • Do not be deceived any longer. 
  • Stand up and be the victor. 
  • Donít let the devil steal you away from God. 
  • Donít let Satan win.

With GOD, you have the power to say NO to the devil.

You as a believer, have the power through Jesus and the strength from God to do anything.

I CAN DO ALL THINGS through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

Memorize this scripture, keep it in your heart always, you need to say it daily to be able to depart from the devil.

All you need to do is ask and GOD promises it will be given to you.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

Wow!  How simple God made it for us, all we need to do is ask God

But that is a problem sometimes, for us isn't it, we never really ask for our problem to be solved.

We get comfortable with our problem, it becomes our friend, our comforter, we claim ownership to it, it is "our problem", it supports us, it is "our thing", it is our crutch.

These are all lies from the devil.  Satan wants you to replace God with another god.  The god of addiction, that way you are separating yourself from God. 

You worship your addiction, you think about it all the time, you love it, it becomes part of you.

... Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. Luke 4:8

God is very serious about not worshiping other gods, this includes your addiction.   Anything that is used to replace God is 'another god'.

Don't let satan win.

God doesn't say if you ask him, that it may be given to you, or if you do this or that takes place

God said if you ask, it will be given to you, no ifs, ands or buts.

Wishing for something to be so, will not make it so.  Saying "I wish I could quit this bad habit", God says will not work.

 

God said we must ask him.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: Matthew 7:7

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

And I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. Luke 11:9

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Luke 11:10

And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14:13

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

Hitherto, have ye asked nothing in my name: Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24

And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. 1 John 3:22

And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 1 John 5:14

And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. 1 John 5:15

 

There is only one requirement to receive victory over your addiction:

You must believe, you must have faith that God can and will do it.

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven in the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:6-8

And just how can we have solid, unwavering faith in God

    1.  We must be saved, so we can have the power of God in us,       

    2.  We must pray, study and hear the word of God, because faith comes          only by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

Again, God has made our learning simple.

If we keep ourselves in God's word, he will give us all the faith we need to conquer anything.

For more information see - FAITH

 

4.   Claim victory over your addition by the grace of God.

You asked God to remove the addiction from your life, now claim it!

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2

If you ask you will receive.  No maybes.  God will give you what you ask him for, you must believe in God.

Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hast made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1

Claim your victory!  it is yours... take it!  Rejoice !!

 

5.  Thank God for your deliverance.

Thank God the Father for your deliverance and thank our Lord Jesus Christ for giving us victory over all our addictions!

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Thank God for deliverance:

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: Colossians 1:13

And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18

Temptations are around every corner in the world today.  We as believers must be on our guard and fight the good fight every day against evil, because the devil never stops.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:12

"Fight the good fight of faith".  God says we are to fight for our faith and lay hold on eternal life, hold onto our salvation with all we have.

Here's the good news and the bad news, after we are saved.  The bad news is that the devil will not stop trying to get you back to serve him.  The good news is that when we are saved, as a child of God, we receive the power of God through Christ to defeat the devil and not yield to the devil's temptations.  Remember that the devil can only tempt you with sin, the devil is not allowed by God to force anyone to sin.  The devil has limited power over this world.  The power of God is limitless.

The good news is that God is greater than the devil, God has ultimate power, Greater is God that is in us, than the devil who is in this world.

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4

The devil doesn't stop tempting you after you are delivered from your addiction, he will try and get you back, he will try to devour you, he will never stop trying to trip you up and get you addicted again. 

When we are saved, we have the power of God inside of us, to help us depart from the devil and stay clean from sin.  We must be on our guard against the devil and pray for the Lord to help us daily.

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8

It is extremely important after you are delivered, that you continue daily to pray that God will lead you away from temptation and delivered you from evil, as it says in the Lord's prayer:

And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Luke 11:4

"Lord, keep me from temptation and deliver me from evil", should be in every single prayer you pray every day.


Prayer to remove addiction

 

Pray to ask God to release you - deliver you from your addiction

The following addiction prayer is an example.

You need to pray to God in your own words - asking in Jesus' name to remove all your addictions

God knows what your addictions are, but God wants us to ask forgiveness for each addiction sin individually, and ask God to remove each addiction from our lives, so name them all.

Prayer for release from addiction:

Dear Father God,

How great is your mercy to me!  How I love you, my Lord and Savior! Holy is your name and I place you above everything in my life!  Thank you Father, for my salvation through your Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus please forgive me of all my sins, as I forgive all who have sinned against me. Sweet Jesus, I ask for your forgiveness of my sin of addiction to _______ [name of your addiction]

I pray in your name, Jesus, and ask you to remove this addiction forever out of my life, no matter what it takes. I believe with all my heart, that you will give me whatever I ask in your name. 

I claim victory through your name.  Thank you for delivering me from this addiction.  Heavenly Father, I give you all the praise and all the glory! Dear Jesus, please help me to follow you on the narrow path to righteousness and everlasting life.  I pray God that your will be done in my life. In your name, Jesus, is all the power and all the glory. I ask all these things in Jesus Christ name. Amen.

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What is the cure for addictions?

 

There is one cure for all addictions and His name is Jesus Christ.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36

The purpose of Jesus coming to earth was to set us free from the bondage of sin and death; and He did so when He was crucified on His cross for the sins of all the people of all the world, once for all.

Jesus made a way for all mankind to be with God for all eternity, to set all the captives free, heal the brokenhearted, give sight to the blind, give us liberty, free from sin and death, free from bondage, as we journey through this strange land on our way home to Glory.

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, Luke 4:18

Freedom can be found in only One God, the Christ, the Lord of lords and the King of kings, the Saviour, Jesus (1 Timothy 6:14-16; Revelation 17:14, 19:16; John 4:42; 1 John 4:14).

God alone saves.  Jesus and none other led captivity captive and gives salvation to all (Ephesians 4:8). 

No other name can save you and set you free, set free in this world and the next, except the name of Jesus.  Jesus can make anyone whole, today and forevermore.

Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:10-12

 


But I tried God and it didn't work?

 

If you can say "I tried God and it didn't work", that's the problem.  No one can "try God".  You either believe God or you don't.  You either commit to God or you don't commit to God, this is the difference.  "Trying out God" does not result in receiving God.

To receive God in your life, you must sincerely from your whole heart totally surrender yourself to Him. 

You must believe in God with your whole heart to receive His salvation and deliverance from sin. 

Partial belief is unbelief.  A halfway commitment is unbelief.

God sees inside our hearts.  God knows if we are sincere.  God asks for nothing less than our total trust in Him to take over our lives, inside and out, 100 percent. 

When we come to God, with our whole heart, seeking Him, desiring His love, desiring His touch, because we know that He alone has the power to heal our broken lives, then we can receive His salvation, His healing, His eternal love and life.

When we finally realize that there is nothing in this world worth anything, that we are nothing without Christ Jesus, that God is sufficient to supply everything we could ever possible need or want, then we are ready to receive God into our lives and into our hearts.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 16:24-26

God says, "I am with you alway".  We are not alone.  God is with us to help us release our faith in Him, to place all our hope and trust in Him.  If we earnestly seek Him, seek His help, seek His salvation, He promises to be right there with us.

And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

God promises to be with His children always, right now in this world and in the world to come.  No one can deliver this promise but God - "I am with you alway"  Matthew 28:20.  People leave us, people disappoint us, friends and family move away, die, and leave us, but God promises never, ever to leave us. 

 


God works miracles today!  God holds all power to remove any addiction!

The answer to any addiction is Jesus, you need the 1-step program - Jesus.

God can dissolve any addiction you may have.  There is no addiction in God's Kingdom, nor with God.

I personally know this is true, because God delivered me of addictions and He will do the same for you!

Praise the LORD!!!

 

Special Note:  God holds all the power.  All addictions are powerless to the power of God.  With God nothing is impossible.  If we could hold onto the truth of God, instead of attaching ourselves to the lies of the enemy,  there would be no addictions. 

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

 


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