Friday, August 5, 2022

WHY do people get addicted?

 

James 3:17

King James Version

17 But the wisdom that is from above 

is first pure, 

then peaceable, 

gentle, 

and easy to be intreated, 

full of mercy and good fruits, 

without partiality, 

and without hypocrisy.


What causes addiction?

As born again, I can only think of one thing.

For SPIRIT made things pretty clear.

I honestly feel people get addicted because they don't have real fellowship with CHRIST.

Not all people are born again.

Not all born agains are TRUE born agains.

A true born again has fellowship with CHRIST.

He has committed himself to CHRIST alone.

He feels the love GOD has for him.

He is able to love others as GOD wants him to love.

His source of peace, love, joy, and comfort is JESUS.

There is no gap in his life that needs to be filled by addiction.

There is no room for the enemy, who only seeks to corrupt us.

The body is the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT.

It is sacred.

You would not want to defile it.

Having true fellowship with CHRIST means you keep your mind, body, and spirit pure.

Waiting for the day GOD will have us meet JESUS up in the air, and be with the LORD forever!

Having true fellowship with CHRIST means you are in His service.

GOD keeps you busy, for there's much to do.

Matthew 9:37

King James Version

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, 

The harvest truly is plenteous, 

but the labourers are few;


Having fellowship with CHRIST means you feel loved.

Romans 8:38-39

King James Version

38 For I am persuaded, 

that neither death, 

nor life, 

nor angels, 

nor principalities, 

nor powers, 

nor things present, 

nor things to come,

39 Nor height, 

nor depth, 

nor any other creature, 

shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 

which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


In turn, you want to love others, too.

There is joy in your relationships, for you are filled with SPIRIT.

Being born again is a true blessing.

For SPIRIT teaches you everything about JESUS.

There is no emptiness in your heart.

Only a fullness that JESUS brings.

When you have JESUS, you have everything.

What room would there be, for addiction?

In JESUS is peace.

John 14:27

King James Version

27 Peace I leave with you, 

my peace I give unto you: 

not as the world giveth, 

give I unto you

Let not your heart be troubled, 

neither let it be afraid.


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Addiction is idolatry

 


1 Corinthians 10:21

King James Version

21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, 

and the cup of devils: 

ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, 

and of the table of devils.


Do you believe the body is the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT?

If you do, then you will treat it well.

Would you defile that body, that houses SPIRIT?

Would you abuse it?

Would you allow others to abuse it?

Would you over-indulge?

Would you fill it excessively with food, wine, drink, and mind-altering substances?

Would you defile it, with perversions?

Would these be your gods, the ones you serve?

Even as you think you are being served?

The enemy's deception is complete, when humans think they are being served.

When in truth, we have been bound to his devices.

We have become enslaved.

2 Peter 2:19

King James Version

19 While they promise them liberty, 

they themselves are the servants of corruption: 

for of whom a man is overcome, 

of the same is he brought in bondage.


With addiction comes destruction, depravity, even depression.

You will rise to the highest highs, and sink to the lowest lows.

Such earthly pleasures are fleeting.

That's why you get addicted.

On to the next high.

On to the next fix.

When will it end?

Where will it end?

How will it end?

Will your god lift you up, when you are down?

Or is that god responsible for keeping you down?

The GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob does no such thing.

He loves you SO much, that He gave up His ONLY SON.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 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.


He wants you to live.

He doesn't want you to perish.

2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


Drown not your sorrows, with wine.

Stifle not your depression, with food.

Fulfill not your desires, with perversion.

That would be a sinking boat.

There would be no end to it.

Psalm 16:4

King James Version

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied 

that hasten after another god: 

their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, 

nor take up their names into my lips.


It's got to be a really evil mind, to do such things to others -- knowingly.

Supplying them with their insatiable needs.

Making sure they're hooked, for always.

And so, the cycle goes.

Let's not put a stumbling block before our brothers, and sisters.

Let us be the FIRST to clear the way for them.

Let us put our FAITH in the LORD JESUS.

The faithful shepherd always rushes to the rescue of His lost sheep.

Luke 19:10

King James Version

10 For the Son of man is come to seek 

and to save that which was lost.


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Thursday, August 4, 2022

God's HOLY temple

 


1 Corinthians 6:19

King James Version

19 What? 

know ye not that your body 

is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, 

which ye have of God, 

and ye are not your own?


How sacred are our bodies?

Why must we care for our souls?

Why must we have no form of addiction?

Why must we respect ourselves, and others?

These reasons will make sense.


The SPIRIT of GOD lives in us.

Our bodies are the temple of His HOLY SPIRIT.

1 Corinthians 3:16-17

King James Version

16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, 

and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?


We were "bought with a price".

1 Corinthians 6:20

King James Version

20 For ye are bought with a price: 

therefore glorify God in your body, 

and in your spirit, 

which are God's.


It cost GOD His only beloved SON.

It cost JESUS, His LIFE.

John 3:16

King James Version

16 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.


1 John 2:2

King James Version

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: 

and not for ours only, 

but also for the sins of the whole world.


That's how precious we are in God's eyes.

That's why GOD never gives up on us.

No matter how we abuse ourselves, and others.

He doesn't want anyone to perish.

2 Peter 3:9

King James Version

9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, 

as some men count slackness; 

but is longsuffering to us-ward, 

not willing that any should perish, 

but that all should come to repentance.


Addictions definitely destroy the mind, body, and spirit.

How can we defile our temples so?

We need to be born again.

We need to believe in JESUS.

We need to love GOD.

We need to be taught by SPIRIT.

We need to read the Bible.

We need to live by the Bible.

We need to walk with SPIRIT.

Only then can we know how precious we all are.

And how sacred our bodies are.

Proper warning has been given, to those who DEFILE the TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT:

1 Corinthians 3:17

King James Version

17 If any man defile the temple of God, 

him shall God destroy; 

for the temple of God is holy, 

which temple ye are.


Be aware what you do to self.

And others.

Have no form of addiction at all.

It's a real BATTLE we're up against.

Find STRENGTH, through JESUS.


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CONQUERING the flesh

FAULTS of the flesh

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The WAY of HOLINESS

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How GOD is GLORIFIED in us

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GOD's territory

 


Romans 12:2

King James Version

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.


The human mind, is an intricate creation of GOD.

Precisely why the enemy wishes to defile it so.

The enemy creates false desires, false imaginings.

He aims to enslave it for his purposes.

He aims to conquer GOD's territory.

The mind is GOD's territory.

2 Timothy 1:7

King James Version

7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; 

but of power, 

and of love, 

and of a sound mind.


Only the LORD can instruct us, rightfully.

1 Corinthians 2:16

King James Version

16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, 

that he may instruct him? 

but we have the mind of Christ.


The true born again submits to GOD.

2 Corinthians 10:5

King James Version

5 Casting down imaginations, 

and every high thing that exalteth itself 

against the knowledge of God, 

and bringing into captivity every thought 

to the obedience of Christ;


Man is flesh, and subject to the enemy's influence.

Romans 7:23

King James Version

23 But I see another law in my members, 

warring against the law of my mind, 

and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin 

which is in my members.


UNLESS he is a TRUE born again.

Then no one can sway his mind from CHRIST.

His focus is on Scripture alone.

And the commands of CHRIST.

He is not double-minded.

James 1:8

King James Version

8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.


There is only ONE WAY.

JESUS.

There is only ONE CURE.

JESUS.

Suffice it to say, the battle for the mind, is for the soul.

Who have you allowed to govern?


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SIMPLE cure

 

2 Corinthians 11:3

King James Version

3 But I fear, 

lest by any means, 

as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, 

so your minds should be corrupted 

from the simplicity that is in Christ.


Only through the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD can we know what ails us.

Only through the LORD's SPIRIT, can we know the cure.

Only through SPIRIT, can we know where to begin.

We begin by praying to be born again.

Once we are, SPIRIT will start teaching us.

He will teach us about the nature of addiction, and the cure.

He will lead us to the TREASURES of SCRIPTURE.

In the simplest way, designed for each one of us.

The cure for addiction, is simple.

Pay close attention to the TWO commandments given by JESUS:


LOVE GOD.

Matthew 22:37-38

King James Version

37 Jesus said unto him, 

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, 

and with all thy soul, 

and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.


LOVE others.

Matthew 22:39

King James Version

39 And the second is like unto it, 

Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.


And He finishes it up with:

Matthew 22:40

King James Version

40 On these two commandments 

hang all the law and the prophets.


If you love GOD, you cannot hurt self.

If you love GOD, you cannot hurt others.

What is addiction, but hurting self, and others?

When the LIGHT of GOD shines brightly upon your soul, you will only want LIFE.

When the LOVE of GOD lives perfectly in your heart, you will only want to SERVE.

The devil's devices cannot take root upon you.

It goes against the grain of SPIRIT.

John 3:5-7

King James Version

5 Jesus answered, 

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 

Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, 

he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; 

and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, 

Ye must be born again.


Galatians 5:16-17

King James Version

16 This I say then, 

Walk in the Spirit, 

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, 

and the Spirit against the flesh: 

and these are contrary the one to the other: 

so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.


Galatians 5:22-24

King James Version

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 

longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

23 Meekness, temperance: 

against such there is no law.

24 And they that are Christ's 

have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.


Approach everything from the purity of a child's heart.

EXACTLY, as JESUS prescribed.

He is the GREAT HEALER, after all.

Matthew 18:3

King James Version

3 And said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

Except ye be converted, 

and become as little children, 

ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.


Where there is trust in GOD, delight in His ways, and expectancy at His presence.

Getting into addiction, will be the FARTHEST thing from your mind.

PURITY belongs to the child-like mind.

The very thing the enemy wants to defile.

Thus, the many addictions.


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FORMS of ADDICTION

 

1 Corinthians 6:12

King James Version

12 All things are lawful unto me, 

but all things are not expedient

all things are lawful for me, 

but I will not be brought under the power of any.


As there are TONS of people in the world, so are the TONS of addictions.

Satan is a factory of addictions.

Addiction is enslavement.

SPIRIT led me to these primary ones.

Listen to what the LORD JESUS says of these:


Fame.

John 12:43

King James Version

43 For they loved the praise of men 

more than the praise of God.


Fortune.

Luke 16:13

King James Version

13 No servant can serve two masters: 

for either he will hate the one, 

and love the other; 

or else he will hold to the one, 

and despise the other. 

Ye cannot serve God and mammon.


Flesh.

Matthew 26:41

King James Version

41 Watch and pray, 

that ye enter not into temptation: 

the spirit indeed is willing, 

but the flesh is weak.


The apostles give details about the nature of addiction:

Galatians 5:19-21

King James Version

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, 

which are these

Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, 

emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, 

revellings, and such like: 

of the which I tell you before, 

as I have also told you in time past, 

that they which do such things 

shall not inherit the kingdom of God.


1 John 2:16

King James Version

16 For all that is in the world, 

the lust of the flesh, 

and the lust of the eyes, 

and the pride of life, 

is not of the Father, 

but is of the world.


James 1:12-15

King James Version

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: 

for when he is tried, 

he shall receive the crown of life, 

which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, 

I am tempted of God: 

for God cannot be tempted with evil, 

neither tempteth he any man:

14 But every man is tempted, 

when he is drawn away of his own lust, 

and enticed.

15 Then when lust hath conceived, 

it bringeth forth sin: 

and sin, 

when it is finished, 

bringeth forth death.


Fortune is also referred to as fortune-telling:

Leviticus 19:31

King James Version

31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, 

neither seek after wizards, 

to be defiled by them: 

I am the Lord your God.


The LORD JESUS was so very accurate.

The spirit is "willing", but the flesh is "weak".

Only THROUGH JESUS, can we conquer addictions.

JESUS is the WAY to freedom.

From ANYTHING, and EVERYTHING, that enslaves you.

John 8:36

King James Version

36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, 

ye shall be free indeed.


*NOTE: The word "expedient" has been defined here.


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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

ACKNOWLEDGE the HEALER

 

Matthew 28:18

King James Version

18 And Jesus came 

and spake unto them, 

saying, 

All power is given unto me 

in heaven and in earth.


My father was a physician.

He worked in the humblest places.

He served people from the market, and from the mountains.

To this day, nearly 23 years after he has passed on, many people still speak well of him.

And I feel honored to have been his daughter.

I loved his heart, and brilliance.

What more if it was the LORD JESUS who healed us?

Healing both our sins, and addictions.

How much more shall we honor the SON of GOD?

That is, if you're a true believer.

A true born again.

You would want the WHOLE world to know.

You will want others to get healed, too.

And you will marvel at the miracles of CHRIST.

You will stand in awe, at His magnificence.

And yet, your heart will believe ALL of it.

The true believer, and healed person, will commit himself to Scripture.

For, it was by Scripture, in knowing the WORD of GOD, and the LORD's promises, that he was healed.

By himself, he couldn't accomplish that.

Only THROUGH JESUS, does healing take place.

We cannot thank GOD enough, for giving us JESUS.

We cannot thank GOD enough, for gifting us with His HOLY SPIRIT.

This is our 46th blog.

I honestly cannot thank GOD enough.

Isaiah 53:5

King James Version

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, 

he was bruised for our iniquities: 

the chastisement of our peace was upon him; 

and with his stripes we are healed.


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WHY do people get addicted?

  James 3:17 King James Version 17 But the wisdom that is from above  is first pure,  then peaceable,  gentle,  and easy to be intreated,  f...