October 16th

Separated from the Healer

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.  2For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1-2 NKJV

Condemnation is one of Satanís favorite tactics against sex addicts.  Itís important to recognize the tactic and not succumb to it.   Condemnation causes us to feel separated from God, unable to approach him for help and healing.   Satan uses condemnation to persuade us to believe that our sin is not covered by Christís atonement at the cross.   This is a lie.  Jesus Christ died for ALL our sins, past, present and future.  We must not forget what the word ďALLĒ means! 

Knowing that Christ paid the penalty for our sins, we are free to approach him without fear of punishment.  This is not a blank check to continue sinning, but it should help us shirk the cloak of condemnation we may be wearing.  God doesn't condemn us because Jesus bore all of our punishment on the cross (1 Peter 2:24).  Guilt is a natural reaction to our sin, and God desires that we turn from our sin in repentance to him.   Satan tries to turn the guilt into condemnation, separating us from our Healer.   We may have to confess and repent 50 times a day in the beginning of our journey to freedom, and he will forgive us every time.  God will strengthen us so that we can start walking free.   

Itís important to remember that the only true Healer in life is Jesus Christ.  Porn addiction is not something you can muscle out of without Godís help.  You certainly canít afford to cut yourself off from his healing hand.  Grasp Godís hand through Christís sacrifice for you and start to walk toward freedom! 

Questions for further thought:

Prayer:

ďLord Jesus, I accept the sacrifice you made for me on the cross.  Thank you for laying down your life so that I might have life.  I embrace you as my Healer and I confess that I need your help in living according to the Holy Spiritís leadership.  I trust you, Lord and believe that by your wounds I have been healed.  Teach me how to follow you daily and learn from you.  Thank you, Lord! In your name I pray, Amen.Ē