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I HAVE SINNED IN THOSE DAYS CAME JOHN THE BAPTIST, PREACHING IN THE WILDERNESS OF JUDAEA, AND SAYING, REPENT(G3340): FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. MK1:14-15



FROM THAT TIME JESUS BEGAN TO PREACH, AND TO SAY, REPENT(G3340): FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND. MT4:17



'REPENT' (G3340) means "to change one's mind for better, heartily to amend; with ABHORrence of one's past sins"



HAVE YOU REPENTED?



DO YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO ABHOR?



FATHER, IN THE NAME OF JESUS, I ASK YOU TO BRING ME TO WHERE I DETEST UTTERLY; AND LOATHE MY PAST SINS.



LORD, I WILL GO AND SIN NO MORE!! JOHN 8:11



HAVE YOU EVER SAID THIS; OR SOME VARIATION OF IT...?



...MANY TIMES BEFORE?



...OVER THE SAME SIN?



HAS A PARTICULAR SIN PROVEN TO HAVE A HOLD ON YOU? RO6:18



IF SO, BE HONEST WITH GOD: IN THAT YOU WANT TO DO IT (HE ALREADY KNOWS!)



THEN ASK HIM FOR HIS HELP, IN OVERCOMING IT.



HAVE YOU WANTED TO STOP; BUT HAVE 'HABITUALLY' YIELDED?




DO YOU FEEL LIKE THERE'S A WAR GOING ON?
THIS I SAY THEN, WALK IN THE SPIRIT, AND YOU SHALL NOT FULFIL THE LUST OF THE FLESH. GA5:16



FOR THE FLESH LUSTS AGAINST THE SPIRIT, AND THE SPIRIT AGAINST THE FLESH: AND THESE ARE CONTRARY THE ONE TO THE OTHER: SO THAT YOU CANNOT DO THE THINGS THAT YOU WOULD. GA5:17



HAVE YOU REPEATEDLY COMMITTED A SIN; AND REPEATEDLY FELT CONDEMNED; AND IN SO DOING TESTED GOD'S LONGSUFFERING PATIENCE; AND MERCY?.



HAVE YOU REPEATEDLY CONFESSED, AND 'REPENTED' OF A SIN??



{WHEN YOU CONFESS YOUR SIN YOU ARE FORGIVEN. WHETHER OR NOT YOU DO IT AGAIN IS UP TO YOU. GOD WOULD NOT REQUIRE US TO CONFESS OUR SINS IF WE WERE JUST 'VICTIMS OF SIN'; OR THAT WE "COULDN'T HELP IT".}



WHEN YOU FINALLY GET WEARY OF THIS VICIOUS CIRCLE;



AND, IF YOU ARE HONEST: YOUR ABUSE AND CONTEMPT OF GOD'S MERCY, FORGIVENESS, AND LOVE;



AND YOU SINCERELY WANT TO CHANGE LORDS (RO6:16);



BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO;



BUT ARE WILLING TO BE WILLING TO OBEY GOD:



THEN GOD CAN HELP YOU.



NOW THE GOD OF PEACE, THAT BROUGHT AGAIN FROM THE DEAD OUR LORD JESUS, THAT GREAT SHEPHERD OF THE SHEEP, THROUGH THE BLOOD OF THE EVERLASTING COVENANT, HE13:20



MAKE YOU PERFECT IN EVERY GOOD WORK TO DO HIS WILL, WORKING IN YOU THAT WHICH IS WELL-PLEASING IN HIS SIGHT, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST; TO WHOM BE GLORY FOR EVER AND EVER. AMEN. HE13:21




BREAKING AWAY FROM THE GRIP OF SIN: CHANGING LORDS
DO YOU NOT KNOW, THAT TO WHOM YOU YIELD YOURSELF SERVANT TO OBEY, HIS SERVANT YOU ARE TO WHOM YOU OBEY; WHETHER OF SIN UNTO DEATH, OR OF OBEDIENCE UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS? RO6:16



I AM EITHER GOD'S SERVANT, OR SATAN'S.




HOW TO RESIST SATAN
I SUBMIT MYSELF THEREFORE TO YOU, GOD. I RESIST THE DEVIL, AND HE FLEES FROM ME. JA4:7

NOTICE THAT SUBMISSION COMES BEFORE RESISTING.

Submit (G5293) means to subject onself, obey. In otherwords, "GOD, YOU ARE MY GOD; AND I WILL OBEY YOU."

TO OBEY: NOT ONLY FOR YOUR SAKE...
YOU HAVE CALLED HEAVEN AND EARTH TO RECORD THIS DAY AGAINST ME, THAT YOU HAVE SET BEFORE ME LIFE AND DEATH, BLESSING AND CURSING: THEREFORE I CHOOSE LIFE, THAT BOTH I AND MY SEED MAY LIVE: DE30:19



IF I AM NOT SUBMITTED TO GOD: SATAN WILL KNOW IT; AND HE WILL NOT FLEE FROM ME.



I DRAW NEAR TO YOU, GOD, AND YOU WILL DRAW NEAR TO ME. I CLEANSE MY HANDS, FROM SINNING; AND I PURIFY MY HEART; FROM BEING DOUBLE MINDED. JA4:8



I AM AFFLICTED, AND MOURN, AND WEEP: I LET MY LAUGHTER BE TURNED TO MOURNING, AND MY JOY TO HEAVINESS. JA4:9



I HUMBLE MYSELF IN YOUR SIGHT LORD; AND YOU WILL LIFT ME UP. JA4:10



I WILL LOVE YOU, LORD, MY GOD; AND I WILL OBEY YOUR VOICE; AND I WILL CLEAVE UNTO YOU: FOR YOU ARE MY LIFE, AND THE LENGTH OF MY DAYS: THAT I MAY DWELL IN THE LAND WHICH YOU SWORE UNTO OUR FATHERS, TO ABRAHAM, TO ISAAC, AND TO JACOB, TO GIVE THEM. DE30:20



I WILL NOT SAY WHEN I AM TEMPTED, THAT I AM TEMPTED OF YOU, GOD: FOR YOU CANNOT BE TEMPTED WITH EVIL, NEITHER TEMPT YOU ANY MAN: JA1:13



BUT I AM TEMPTED, WHEN I AM DRAWN AWAY OF MY OWN LUST, AND ENTICED. JA1:14



THEN WHEN LUST HAS CONCEIVED, IT BRINGS FORTH SIN: AND SIN, WHEN IT IS FINISHED, BRINGS FORTH DEATH." JA1:15



The word 'lust' in JA1:14 is from G1939; and means desire, craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden, lust.




SATAN'S 'HOOK' INTO ME IS MY DESIRE; MY LUST.
THERE HAS TO BE SOMETHING IN ME THAT SATAN CAN DRAW ON.

SATAN DRAWS ON MY DESIRE AS A MAGNET DRAWS ON METAL.

YIELDING TO SATAN IS THE FIRST STEP TO FORMING AN EVIL HABIT.

IF I CONTINUALLY YIELD TO EVIL DESIRES, THEN THAT WILL BE MY INCLINATION (MY HABIT).

I WILL DO IT WITHOUT THINKING; LIKE A REFLEX ACTION. THAT IS THE WAY HABITS WORK.



THE SOLUTION IS TO BE IN SUBMISSION; AND OBEDIENCE TO YOU, GOD; AND TO RESIST SATAN'S ATTACKS.JA4:7



IF THE DESIRE IS NOT YIELDED TO; IT WILL WEAKEN.

IF IT IS NOT 'FED', IT WILL 'STARVE TO DEATH'.

I AM TEMPTED THROUGH MY SENSES.

I WILL GUARD MY EYES, MY MOUTH, MY EARS, AND MY FLESH FROM ALL THAT IS EVIL.

I WILL SET NO WICKED THING BEFORE MY EYES: I HATE THE WORK OF THEM THAT TURN ASIDE; IT SHALL NOT CLEAVE TO ME. PS101:3



TOLERATION OF SIN IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARDS CONFORMITY.

GOD, IF I TOLERATE WHAT YOU HAVE CONDEMNED; I AM MOVING TOWARDS DOING THAT SAME THING.

TEMPTATION IS THE DOORWAY TO DEATH

I WATCH AND PRAY (DILIGENTLY), LEST I ENTER INTO TEMPTATION. MY SPIRIT IS READY (TO OBEY), BUT MY FLESH IS WEAK. MK14:38



THERE HAS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN ME BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN: BUT GOD, YOU ARE FAITHFUL, WHO WILL NOT SUFFER ME TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT I AM ABLE; BUT WILL WITH THE TEMPTATION ALSO MAKE A WAY TO ESCAPE, THAT I MAY BE ABLE TO BEAR IT. 1CO10:13



GOD, YOU ALLOW ME TO BE TEMPTED, SO THAT I CAN BE MADE AWARE OF WHAT IS IN ME; THAT SATAN CAN DRAW ON.

GOD, YOU WANT ME TO ASK FOR YOUR HELP IN RESISTING SATAN; AND FOR YOUR HELP IN FREEING ME FROM THAT EVIL DESIRE.

YOU WANT ME TO BE ABLE TO SAY, AS JESUS DID, "THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD HAS NOTHING IN ME". JN14:30



I WILL GIVE SATAN NO FOOTHOLD; NO OPPORTUNITY. EP4:27



I AM SOBER AND VIGILANT; BECAUSE MY ADVERSARY THE DEVIL, AS A ROARING LION, WALKS ABOUT, SEEKING WHOM HE MAY DEVOUR: 1PE5:8



I STAY F.A.R. FROM SIN



I WILL FOLLOW YOUR LEADINGS, HOLY SPIRIT.



I WILL AVOID AREAS OF TEMPTATION.



I WILL RESIST SATAN, STEDFAST IN THE FAITH (AT HIS ONSET) KNOWING THAT THE SAME AFFLICTIONS ARE APPOINTED TO MY BRETHREN THAT ARE IN THE WORLD. 1PE5:9




THE SLIPPERY SLOPE
IT IS EASIER TO RESIST; AND TO STOP SATAN; AT HIS ONSET;



FOR ONCE I TOLERATE HIS INTRUSION INTO MY MIND;



AND ALLOW HIS THOUGHTS TO LINGER;



AND TO PULL ON MY DESIRE;



ALL THE WHILE KNOWING, BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, THAT THEY ARE FROM HIM;



THE MENTAL PATH BECOMES A SLIPPERY SLOPE.



I THEN BECOME WILLING TO TREAT SIN LIGHTLY;



TO MAKE LIGHT OF, OR FORGET, THE TERRIBLE PRICE THAT JESUS PAID FOR SIN;



TO IGNORE THE HOLY SPIRIT'S PROMPTINGS TO RESIST;



TO KNOWINGLY, AND SHAMEFULLY, CONSIDER GOD'S MERCY OF FORGIVENESS TO BE A LIGHT THING; (A 'GIVEN');



TO DESPISE (HOLD IN CONTEMPT); THE RICHES OF GOD'S GOODNESS, AND FORBEARANCE, AND LONGSUFFERING;



AND BE WILLING TO RATIONALIZE MY YIELDING TO SATAN'S ENTICEMENT.



JESUS CAME THAT I MIGHT HAVE LIFE; AND THAT I MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY. SATAN, THE THIEF, COMES ONLY BUT FOR TO STEAL; AND TO KILL; AND TO DESTROY. JN10:10



TO BE WILLING TO RESIST SATAN, REQUIRES A STRONG AWARENESS, THAT TO DO OTHERWISE WILL RESULT IN SOMETHING BEING STOLEN FROM ME; SOMETHING KILLED; OR SOMETHING DESTROYED IN MY LIFE.



THE SPIRIT IS WILLING TO OBEY; BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK.MT26:41



THE FLESH, IF YOU LET IT, WILL DEFIANTLY IGNORE GOD'S WORD: "THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH" RO6:23



THE FLESH IS WILLING TO TEMPT GOD; TO TAKE THE GAMBLE.



THE FLESH WANTS WHAT IT WANTS NOW.



IT IS WILLING TO GET IT NO MATTER WHAT THE COST.



IT TAKES LIGHTLY GOD'S WARNING OF STEALING, KILLING, AND DESTRUCTION.JN10:10



AS LONG AS A LIGHTNING BOLT DIDN'T HIT IT, IT FIGURES IT'S OKAY.

THE PLEASURES OF SIN FOR A SEASON IS ITS MOTTO. HE11:25



MORE IMPORTANTLY, IN ORDER TO BE WILLING AND ABLE TO RESIST SATAN, I MUST LOVE SOMEONE MORE THAN MY SELF.

SATAN'S ATTACKS ARE MOST EFFECTIVE WHEN I YIELD TO SELF-PITY; FOCUS ON MYSELF; AND FORGET ABOUT GOD.

GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO ME; AND HAS SHOWN HIS LOVE FOR ME; AND CONTINUES TO DO SO.

TO DELIBERATELY FOCUS ON GOD'S LOVE FOR ME;



AND MY LOVE FOR HIM;



AND TO REVERENTLY CONSIDER JESUS' SACRIFICE OF HIMSELF FOR SIN;



AND HIS FREE GIFT OF LIFE;



AND TO HAVE A STRONG AWARENESS OF SATAN'S SCHEME;



ALL OF THIS COUPLED WITH GOD'S GRACE;



ARE THE MOTIVES, AND THE STRENGTH FOR ME TO RESIST SATAN.



SATAN'S MAIN LIE IS THAT THE ONLY PLEASURES IN LIFE ARE TO BE HAD IN "THE PLEASURES OF SIN FOR A SEASON"HE11:25



GOD IS ENDEAVORING TO FREE ME FROM THIS EVIL NOTION; AND TO BRING ME INTO THE REALITY OF "YOU WILL SHOW ME THE PATH OF LIFE: IN YOUR PRESENCE IS FULNESS OF JOY; AT YOUR RIGHT HAND THERE ARE PLEASURES FOR EVERMORE." PS16:11



I LOVE YOU, LORD, AND I SHOW MY LOVE FOR YOU BY KEEPING YOUR COMMANDMENTS; AND IN TURN I SHALL BE LOVED OF THE FATHER; AND JESUS, YOU WILL LOVE ME; AND YOU WILL MANIFEST YOURSELF TO ME. JN14:21



I LOVE YOU, LORD, MY GOD, WITH ALL MY HEART; AND WITH ALL MY SOUL; AND WITH ALL MY STRENGTH; AND WITH ALL MY MIND; AND MY NEIGHBOR AS MYSELF. LU10:27



FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT I KEEP YOUR COMMANDMENTS: AND YOUR COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT GRIEVOUS 1JN5:3



AND THIS IS YOUR COMMANDMENT, THAT I SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF YOUR SON JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE OTHERS, AS YOU GAVE ME COMMANDMENT.1JN3:23



AND IN KEEPING YOUR COMMANDMENTS I DWELL IN YOU, AND YOU IN ME. AND HEREBY I KNOW THAT YOU ABIDE IN ME, BY THE SPIRIT WHICH YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.1JN3:24



TO BE CARNALLY MINDED (FOCUSED ON MYSELF) IS DEATH. RO8:6



I TURN AWAY FROM EVIL, AND I DO GOOD 1PE3:11



I SEEK PEACE, AND I ENSUE IT 1PE3:11



I LOVE YOU, LORD, AND I HATE EVIL. YOU SHALL PRESERVE ME, AND DELIVER ME, OUT OF THE HAND OF THE WICKED. PS97:10



I PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS, GODLINESS, FAITH, LOVE, PATIENCE, AND MEEKNESS. 1TIM6:11



I WILL EXHORT MYSELF DAILY, LEST I BE MADE OBSTINATE/STUBBORN, THROUGH THE (SELFISH MINDED) DECEITFULNESS OF SIN. HE3:13;RO8:6




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