The first thing we have to come into grips with is that Pornography is not ok and falls into the category of sexual immorality.
Jesus said In Matthew Ch. 5
You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart...
Don’t believe the lies of the world that say’s it coo, no one’s getting hurt because the reality is it affects everyone who engages in it.
Think about the poison of a Rattlesnake. Initially if bitten it hurts and the poison is in brought into the body wherever your struck and if not tended to as soon as possible the poison travels throughout the Whole body eventually killing the person. The same happens to the believer sin enters that persons life and it surely kills that person's spiritual life in no time, destroying a person’s relationship with the Lord and making him/her ineffective for the work of God in and through his life.
Talking about the Seduction of the immoral woman in Proverbs ch 7 Solomon tells us what happened to the youth who hooked up with this chick he said….
21 With her enticing speech she caused him to yield,
With her flattering lips she seduced him.
22 Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,[a]
23 Till an arrow struck his liver.
As a bird hastens to the snare,
He did not know it would cost his life
Engaging in sexual sin will eventually cost you your spiritual life!
The other consequence for engaging in this crazy stuff is the images that are stored in your memory bank. You wouldn’t believe how many times iv had to ask God for forgiveness for wicked thoughts of my past coming back into play at the most reverant times of prayer worship and reading God’s word. Your memory messes with you big time and can cause you too stumble. You can help yourself out later by helping yourself out Now.
So the BIG QUESTION!! How do I get victory over this behemoth of an enemy that has my life in bondage?
The word tells in 1 Corinthians 3:20
the Lord is the spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.
That is where victory start’s and end's for us in any addiction or bondage, it starts with the Lord. He is faithful to come alongside anyone who yield’s his life in submission to Him. Here’s 4 practical Steps that will help you in that process!!
Step 1- Repent of Your Sin!
1John 1:9- If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
James 5:16-Confess your trespasses[e] to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
Repent & confess your sin to the Lord & someone you can trust. Repent simply means to make a U-Turn. But its only through repentance that our conscience and all unrighteousness can be cleansed, and Jesus is faithfull to do Just that.
Step 2- Become accountable
Being accountable means you willingly require yourself to explain actions and decisions to someone.
Know first that the Lord is the first person your accountabile too, like Joseph in Genesis 39 when faced with temptation said "how then can i do this great wickedness and sin against God”
Along with the Lord become accountable with someone spiritually mature that you can trust. It could be your pastor/overseer, youth leader, parent or even a fellow brother or sister in christ but definitely someone who you know who will check in to see how your doing and will come along side of you in prayer.
Step 3- Set up road blocks
Mark 9:43- If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched--
Please Please Please do not cut off your arm lol!!!! This is symbolic to getting rid of the things that are causing you to stumble. If a smart phone is stumbling you get rid of it and replace it for a dinosaur that can’t get internet access. If it's tv/cable tell your parents to put parental controls or radically get rid of the TV. Do whatever is needed to set up road blocks that will keep you from running to this stuff in times when your vulnerable.
Step 4- Get Swole
Work out spiritually, Read your bible, pray, fellowship, serve the Lord.
Galatians 5:16–25 tells us that our flesh wars against the spirit. If we starve our flesh of the things that bring it pleasure and begin to work out spiritually our spirit will begin to win battles over our flesh that in the past we would constantly lose. T
These important fundamental steps will help you be victorious, and let me encourage you Victory is Possible!!
Get radical with Sin lil bro & sis cuz if not it will get radical with you!!
Much Love & Peace