How Serious Are You About Your Deliverance?

So you have some type of sin issue in your life that you want to break free of, right? Or at least that is what you say (sarcastically raised eyebrow).

Stop saying that you want deliverance without true repentance. Don’t keep hanging out with your co-workers on their “smoke break”, and then wonder why you can’t stop smoking. Don’t keep watching TV shows that glorify homosexuals and their lifestyle, and then complain that you are “struggling” with homosexual thoughts. Don’t keep lying in bed topless with a thong on, talking to Johnny at one o’clock in the morning, and baffle over why you keep falling into sexual sin with him. I’m sorry but I am going to have to say this RAW – GIVE ME A BREAK! You have NOT changed anything about your lifestyle, your friends, your habits, what you watch, what you listen to, how often you read your Bible, your prayer and fasting press, or your church attendance patterns, and yet you say you want deliverance?

“6 And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 But when he saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to watch him baptize, he denounced them. “You brood of snakes!” he exclaimed. “Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath? 8 Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God. (Mat 3:6-8, NIV)”
Many people want someone else to deliver them. They want other people to pray for them, fast for them, study for them… shoot, they basically want someone else to get delivered for them on their behalf. But I have a news flash for you, YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN YOUR OWN DELIVERANCE!CHANGE YOUR WAYS AND YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR OUTCOME!!!

~Daily Insights from Dr. Intimacy~ © 11/14/2012

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