WAKE UP, DON’T GET CAUGHT SLEEPING BE READY FOR TEMPTATION…Many of you have been going to Church for sometime, and that is all good. We are told to come as you are, and that is good. Not stay as you are. There should be change in the way you think, the way you talk, the way you walk, the way you act. God’s people are changed people with new attitudes. Some of you still are the same and have bought into its ok for me to live the same way because I have been forgiven. True but, once you no better about your sinful nature, you do not go out and do what is wrong. You should try your best to do what you know is true, and what is right before God. You do not commit adultery, fornicate, watch porn, turn to drugs or alcohol. You do not lie, cheat others, steal etc. YOU PRAY, YOU LEAN ON GOD, CALL ON ANOTHER BELIEVER WHO IS STRONG. YOU CAN BEAT TEMPTATION. James 1:13-1813 When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. 16 Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created. Luke 22:40 40 On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Galatians 5:16 ESV
But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.
James 4:7 ESV
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE IN CHRIST JESUS! Lord, I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth that is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith that you will be rooted and grounded in love, that you may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, In Jesus Name. Amen!