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If you know someone who is in bondage to drugs, alcohol, pornography or gambling, we wanted to make some material available that would give you a starting point. Salvation in Jesus Christ is always the first and major step. Following the Lord in Believer’s Baptism is important for obedience and growth.

Faithful attendance to the local, New Testament, Baptist church is vital for deliverance and is underestimated far too often.

Accountability to another Brother or Sister in Christ who prays for you is another very important part of addiction deliverance.

James 5:16   “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

Confessing your faults has nothing to do with confession of sin.  We are to confess our sins to Jesus Christ and Him only (I John 1:9)
A fault is a weak area.  Earthquakes are predicted along FAULT lines.  These are areas that are most likely to crumble under pressure because they are weaker than other areas.  Our faults are areas where we are weak.  You need someone who you can tell your fault to and they pray for you in that area of weakness.  One of the most important issues in addiction deliverance is Accountability to someone who will pray for you.  You should not be accountable to everyone.  You should be accountable to a spiritual leader that is confidential.

Galatians 6:1-5 
1  “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2   Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
3   For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
4   But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.
5   For every man shall bear his own burden.”

Until we are strong enough to bear our own burden we need to lean on or be accountable to someone who is spiritually stronger.

Reading your Bible and Praying everyday helps you and strengthens you to say “NO” to temptation.
The Addiction Deliverance Course should be downloaded and used to help you learn about Jesus Christ and what He did for you.
The Addiction Deliverance Daily Journal will help you with direction in reading your Bible and help you pray specifically.

Remember:
Church attendance is vital and there is no substitute for the local, New Testament, Baptist church.
Many people wrongly put home Bible studies or prayer meetings or television programs in it’s place but do not be deceived.

It is going to take some determination on your part to allow the Lord to help you.
Just get mad at the Devil and how he has lied to you and run to Jesus.
There were some years in my life that the Devil tricked me away from the Lord, and I did not live the way I should.  Satan wanted me to think the things of the world would make me happy, but they never can.  You may have fun for a while, but true happiness comes from God.  Because the Devil pulled me  away from the Lord, I wasted some years of my life.  I now want revenge!

The Bible says in II Corinthians 7:11, “For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge!”

Because of our past, we need to be sorry, we need to be careful now, we need to clear ourselves, we need to get mad, we need to be scared it could happen again, we need to have a strong desire, we need to have zeal, and we need to get revenge.  I want to do all I can to show everyone possible how to go to Heaven.  I want to help every teenager, every marriage, and every one I can help to get revenge on Satan for messing up my life.
Has the Devil messed up your life?  What problems has he caused for you?  Why don’t you get mad about it, and serve God to get revenge at the Devil?

 

Changing Habits

Hosea 12:3   “He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:”
Most bad habits are good habits turned inside out.  When you look at the life of Jacob, he did not change his habits, he just changed how he used his habits. It was how he used his habits that determined whether they were good or bad. For instance, in the verse above it talks about Jacob taking “his brother by the heel in the womb.” In the early part of Jacob’s life he used the desire to get his way to deceive his brother and father. The verse above plainly shows us in the womb he fought and struggled to get his way.  Yet, in the very same verse it shows us “by his strength he had power with God:” The same habit of trying to get his way was turned to good when he wrestled with God and would not let Him go until he was blessed.  It was how he used his habit that made it good or bad.

Likewise, most of your bad habits could be used for good if you would choose to do so. For instance, stubborn habits are bad when you choose to be so stubborn that you won’t listen to authority or do right when you have been told you’re wrong. Yet, you could use the same stubborn habit to stand for truth and not change when others are pressuring you to change.  If you will use the core of your stubborn habits to do right, then you can change your bad habits into good habits.

If you are going to change your bad habits into good habits then you must first identify your habits. Most people know what their habits are, they just tend to close their eyes to their bad habits. You will never change your habits until you first identify your habits.

Second, find ways to use your habits for good.  For instance, if one of your habits is selfishness, then use your selfish habits to do good. If you’re selfish, you like to get all the good for yourself, so you could use your selfishness to do right so that God can bless you. I know the Pharisees who read this will criticize me, but God used our selfishness to get us to consider salvation. God said if you would get saved, He would take you to Heaven where there are mansions and golden streets. God used your selfishness to get you saved.  Whatever the core of your habit is, identify a way to use it for God.  When you are using your habit for good, then you won’t be using it for bad.

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