Pornography has had a major impact on the culture and has indoctrinated many young women into the belief that hook-ups are the norm for sexual behavior. Many young men exposed to pornography get to the point that they become impotent and cannot become aroused by a real woman. In our culture, there is no sexual behavior that is considered immoral because there is no basis of biblical morality (what’s right or wrong and why) to compare to that secular society knows or follows. According to Dennis Prager, if the Christians go down, our culture goes down. Sexually active teenage girls are three times more likely to be depressed and three times more likely to commit suicide than those who are not sexually active.
Repentance is turning from the world and towards God. When we confess our sins, they no more have power over us. “For if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” – 1 John 1:9. Our righteousness is not in our own flesh, but only in Christ. For he who knew no sin became the perfect sin sacrifice on our behalf that we made the righteousness of God in him 2 Corinthians 5:21.
James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”The only solution to the problem is prayer. Jesus prioritized prayer among almost everything else. The disciples’ request to their Lord was, “teach us to pray.” Jesus said my house should be a house of prayer. He didn’t say my house should be called a house of fellowship, service, praise, or discipleship. He prioritized His house as a house of prayer. Elijah, a man of passions like ours, prayed. When he prayed according to God’s revelation, the rains stopped for three years.
The Lord exhorts us to be men and women of prayer. He has called us to intervene in prayer for those to whom we minister. As long as we can pray, we can have a supernatural impact in the spiritual battle. As Paul said, pray for us, that the word of God may have free course and be glorified in us as it is in you. Prayer is giving your heart to God. Talk to God and lead with prayer. Make it one of the most important things in your life. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
May God richly bless you.
Your brother in Christ, Michael