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(An edition of the previous guide)



(Though a long read, it is worth the reading. The prayer comes at the end)

Ro 7:15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.

Many Christians, as seen the comments made in this blog, are struggling to come out of porn but they have found it impossible. Writing to the Roman church, Paul writes of a similar frustration that he was unable to do the things he wanted, but rather did what he hated. Following Paul’s discourse in Romans Chapter 6,7, 8 and even other related chapters gives us the key to unlock the disaster of being addicted to sin.
Lets keenly study these verses that many Christians skip when reading or just go through them without understanding their value.
Rom 6:1 What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound?
2 By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?
4 We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his.
6 We know that our old self was crucified with him so that the sinful body might be destroyed, and we might no longer be enslaved to sin.
7 For he who has died is freed from sin
12 Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.
13 Do not yield your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but yield yourselves to God as men who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments of righteousness.
Rom 7:7 What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet, if it had not been for the law, I should not have known sin. I should not have known what it is to covet if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”
8 But sin, finding opportunity in the commandment, wrought in me all kinds of covetousness. Apart from the law sin lies dead.
9 I was once alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin revived and I died;
10 the very commandment which promised life proved to be death to me.
11 For sin, finding opportunity in the commandment, deceived me and by it killed me.
12 So the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.
13 Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, working death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure.
14 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am carnal, sold under sin.
15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good.
17 So then it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me
18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.
19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin which dwells within me.
21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand.
22 For I delight in the law of God, in my inmost self,
23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin which dwells in my members.
24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?
25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I of myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.
Ro 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set me free from the law of sin and death.
3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,
4 in order that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.
5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, indeed it cannot;
8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

In the discussion above, Paul helps the Christian Church to realize the fact that we are born in sin. The law, which preceded the coming of Christ, could not help man. As seen in the Genesis story of creation, man was created in the image of God and was a spiritual being before the fall, which is why he could communicate to God as God is a Spirit and those who have to worship Him do so in Spirit ad in truth. Man was therefore being controlled by the Spirit of God and thus could fellowship with Him. After the fall, man lost this great privilege and was dominated by sin. To help man out of it, God through Moses sent the law to guide man. The law as seen above is spiritual (7:14). The law came in form of commandments. These commandments were however being placed on sinful souls, it was like patching a new wineskin on an old one, there must be a tear as each will be pulling towards its own side.
The law therefore just helped man to be more aware of sin! Why, because man was not being controlled by the Spirit of God but by the flesh, which is hostile towards God (8:7-8). You can’t worship or commune with God in the flesh and you can’t resist sin, which is spiritual with the flesh, for spiritual things are supreme to fleshy or carnal mind. The many laws of ‘thou shall not’ could not help man overcome sin. What therefore could really set man from sin, which is spiritual?
God, in His love for mankind send man who was born and destined to death. He came and took all our sins, wickedness, lusts, pride, curses and all the works of Satan which were at work in us. He carried them to the cross, which was actually cursed by the law for it is written that cursed is the man who hangs on a tree (Deut 21:23). Jesus then conquered sin and death (the wages of sin is death – 6:23) by the Spirit of God. He calls us to the cross, to accept to be crucified with him so as to do away with the body of sin in us which cannot worship God and cannot overcome sin. He calls us to surrender all the carnal abilities that we have trusted in ourselves, all our struggles to overcome sin, all our pain; all our carnal weaknesses. After this total commitment and surrender we die to the self through Christ by His Spirit. After this, just like a grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies in order to live again, not as a grain but as a productive wheat plant; we are born a new person, an experience called being born again. The new man is not under control of the old self but under the Spirit of God, therefore, sin, which is spiritual, is overcome by the Spirit of God now living in us. In Zechariah 4:6 we understand that it is not by power nor by might, but by His Spirit.
If then one is born again, sin and death has no dominion over him. We should walk as dead to sin but alive unto God in Christ Jesus by His Spirit. Why should sin not have any dominion over us? Because we are not under law any more, but under grace (6:14).
The devil uses condemnation as a great tool in his hands to oppress Christians. Paul rejoices after being frustrated by the grip of sin in the next chapter by saying that there is now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. Why? They are now operating under the law of the Spirit of life, not of sin and death. What we could not do, we can now – by His Spirit! Galatians 5:24 records ‘And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof.’ Christians live a crucified life. Does this mean sin win not come their way? No! It will. How then are we to handle it? Not by laws or do’s and don’ts, not by our struggles, but by acknowledging we have sinned, repented, accepted forgiveness, nailed our sins on the cross by faith, died (daily) on the cross with Christ by faith; and committed the Spirit of God to help us overcome. He will help us overcome just as He helped Jesus. We should not accept the condemnation of sin from the devil after repenting our sins; this is actually a sin of unbelief since Christ’s blood has washed you clean. Lean on His grace to overcome sin, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you out of sin, and sin of lust, sexual immorality and porn in this regard. Thank God for His deliverance even when it feels like nothing is happening. Every day confess that you are nailing these sins to the cross and you are actually dead to them. If you are dead you are free from any previous engagement (Rom 7:3). Confess daily that you are overcoming by the power of the Holy Spirit who is at work in you, take time always to thank God. Draw close to Jesus and ask Him to give you the grace to overcome. Jesus knew we could not overcome by our power, that is why He asked the father to send us a helper. Alleluia, you have a helper just next to you!
This is indeed good news. Jesus Christ is good news to those in bondage and captivity. The cross is likewise good news to mankind who is struggling in sin. Wipe away your tears of struggle, surrender to the cross on a daily basis, ask the Holy Spirit to help you out. Confess you are coming out of sexual sin, porn and masturbation. Command demons of lust, porn, adultery, masturbation and sin to leave immediately in Jesus name. Declare daily that you are crucifying every member of your body to the cross with Christ and declare that that member must die for Christ to live again, for whatever has been crucified must die. Feed your new man with spiritual food, not carnal food. Take time to study the Word of God, love it. If you find it difficult ask the Holy Spirit to help you. The psalmist said he had hidden the word of God in his heart that he may not sin against him (Ps 119:11).
Make this your daily prayer, take time to pray, fast and thank God for accepting to take away your sins, and specifically the sin that has been a problem to you. Accept the working of the Holy Spirit in you to overcome. Pray in the tongues if you are able and believe that the Spirit of God will be making intercessions for you. Walk around not dejected, but as an overcomer, not condemned, but as one whom Christ has shown mercy.
Dear Jesus, thank you for the cross. You took away my sins and shame. You humbled yourself unto death by the cross. You conquered sin, death and the grave for me. Now you live to make intercession for me and you are cheering me to run the race with perseverance looking unto you at the finishing line. I believe in you. I believe I will make it Jesus. I surrender my carnal mind, my flesh, the sin of masturbation, porn, sexual lusts and immorality – all to the cross. I crucify them in your name. I also accept to die today with you and that your Spirit leads and guides me to victory. By the power you have given me (Luke 10:19) I destroy every bondage to porn, lust, masturbation in Jesus name by the power of the Holy Spirit. I come out of every such bondage in the name of Jesus Christ. I command every demon of lust, porn, and masturbation to leave now in Jesus name. I declare that I am no longer a slave to sin for sin shall not be my master. Deliver me dear LORD by your spirit from the grip of porn. I come out of their control by faith. I accept your extended hand of help. I refuse to be condemned by the devil of a sin you are dealing with. I confess I am free. I walk today in the freedom of the Holy Spirit. I walk free by your wonderful grace. Thank you my father for your great love to redeem me. I am so happy today! I walk a free man/woman in Christ Jesus.

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It is very important for any child of God to have knowledge of foundations. Without this knowledge, many battles will be lost and the believer will not live to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Foundations are the core hiding places of our enemies.such realms are controlled by evil/wicked kings. Altars are activated from them and gates open at their prompting. Destroying the three: foundations, altars and gates will give the believer a great breakthrough in life. The enemy will always run to hide in the foundations if they have not been destroyed only to surface again. Prayer and fasting is highly recommended when destroying such. But first, what are foundations. Destroying foundations is like releasing a powerful bomb in the stronghold of the enemy. Share my notes with me and pray for the Holy Spirit to open your eyes as you read.
The Bible talks extensively about foundations
Foundations are the beginning; the core. Mountains, cities, the world and even the heavens have a foundation (Deut 32:22; 2Sam 22:8; 2Sam 22:16, Ezra 4:12)
God’s fire out of his anger can burn every foundation. Deut 32:22, Lam 4:11
At the rebuke of the LORD, hidden foundations can be seen. 2 Sam 22:16
Foundations that stand are strongly build. Ezra 6:3
Foundations are not only laid but fastened. Job 38:6
Every foundation has a cornerstone.Job 38:6
Good foundations/ foundations for the righteous can be destroyed. Ps 11:13. If it happens, what should the righteous do? (Nothing can exist without a foundation. When a good foundation has been destroyed, an evil or weak foundation is build)
The foundations of the earth have been laid by the Lord. Isa 51:13,16
God is able to lay foundations of those tossed with tempest and not comforted with sapphires, and their stones with fair colours. Isa 54:11. This means that there is a relationship between suffering and foundations.
We are called to raise up foundations of many generations. We shall repair breaches and build old waste places. Isa 58:12
Foundations for the wicked can be fallen, walls thrown down by God’s vengeance Jer50:15. They can also be broken down Ez 30:4
God promised to overthrow Samaria and reveal/discover/expose her foundations. Micah 1:6
Foundations can hear. Micah 6:2
Mountains (representing anything exalting itself high or great hindrance) have a foundation.De 32:22
Earthquakes can destroy or shake foundations. Acts 16:26
When foundations are shaken, doors are opened and prisoners/captives are set free.Acts 16:26
The city of heaven (where the throne of God is) has a foundation. The builder and maker is God. Heb 11:10
The city of new Jerusalem will have twelve foundations Rev 21:14
The church is build upon the foundation of apostles and prophets, but Jesus is the chief corner stone.Eph 2:20
How are the foundations of your life, family, job, home, church etc?
{{How do you wage war against an enemy: When enemies attack, you pursue them, killing and destroying what they rely on on the way. Some will run back to the city where they were sent from. Still you pursue them. They will try to close the gates of their cities. You need to use powerful weapons to destroy the gates. You should follow them and destroy them further. Some may hide. Once inside, you should destroy whatever holds them together as a people, the heart of their livelihood. Religion has been used to turn people into radicals, especially terrorists. You cannot destroy them fully without destroying it. This acts as their altar. If you still want to exterminate them, you souls blow up the entire stronghold down to its roots.
In spiritual warfare, you ought to pursue your enemies, destroying them on the way, till they enter into the safety of their strongholds. Destroy the gates they thrive in. once inside, destroy their altars. Burn them up, uproot and overthrow their kingdom which is part of their wicked foundations}}
Another way can be using spiritual weapons to bomb the entire city/stronghold. This will silence your enemies. Here below are some prayer bullets developed for such warfare.
• You, o LORD have created foundations.
• Arise, o my God in the name of Jesus and take control of my foundations
• You have given me power and authority to destroy all the works of the enemy (Luke 10:19)
• I put on the full armour of God: the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of righteousness, the belt of truth, shoes in readiness of the gospel of peace, the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit in Jesus name.
• I release the fire of God against foundations that speak against my life in Jesus name.
• O LORD, rebuke foundations that stand against my life and lay them bare in Jesus name.
• I release a mighty earthquake upon every foundation that speaks against my family, my business, my health, …. In Jesus name.
• I run to you o LORD that you may hide me in foundations of the righteous.
• I throw down the walls of wicked foundations in Jesus name. o Lord , throw them down by your vengeance in Jesus name.
• Arise o LORD, and expose foundations that oppose me in Jesus name.
• I overcome every evil foundation today from my fathers house with the blood of Jesus.
• I silence every evil voice against my life coming from wicked foundations in Jesus name
• I destroy every fastening of wicked foundations in my life with the fire of the living God.
• Hear the word of God you foundations that oppose me, be thrown into the sea in Jesus name
• O Lord, lay the foundations of my life/marriage/ family/children/ church/ village etc
• Lay my foundations o LORD with saphires and stones of fair colours. Be the cornerstone of my life/ family/ church/health in Jesus name etc
• I uproot every mountain that stands before me from its foundations in Jesus name
• Let the foundations that stand against my life be shaken, and let the doors and gates therein be opened.
• Let prisoners be set free in Jesus name
• I will rise and raise up foundations of righteousness for many generations in Jesus name

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