Life Success Notes

Scriptural views on prosperity

Get Rid Of It

bigtobacco When the temptation comes to smoke. Go back to the promise. “God give me the victory. I am dead I can’t smoke anyway. I am dead. Praise God. Thank you for giving me the victory.” When a temptation comes to me, or any habit that tempts me to sin, smoking, drinking, losing my temper, whatever it is, whenever it comes I turn to God and say, “God you gave me the victory, I stand on your Word and I believe it. Lord I am dead. I can’t do it.” My friends want me to smoke, “Sorry I am dead. I can’t smoke because I am dead.” I make it fun, I make it real. Can’t do it if you are dead.

STEP 1

1Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God, which GIVETH us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

STEP 2

Romans 6:11

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be DEAD indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

STEP 3

Romans 13:14

But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, to fulfil the lust thereof.

In this third step, I have a part to play. I am to make no contribution to my habit. I get rid of anything that feeds or contributes to the habit. Again let’s say it is cigarettes. I have accepted the victory that God has given me over smoking. I believe with all my heart that I am dead to smoking. I must make no provision.

My flesh wants tobacco. My flesh want nicotine. My flesh wants stimulants. God says I must make no provision. So I have to get rid of all cigarettes in my life. No cigarettes in my house, in my pockets, in the car. I had in the early day to avoid any friends who encouraged me to smoke. I avoided the situations that urged me to smoke, a party, whatever it was.

When you get rid of everything, here is what happens. God at that point can do a miracle in your life. We have just done three things.

1. God gave you the victory. You took it. It is done. No more struggling. It is finished.

2. God says, “Reckon that you are dead to it.” You believe you are dead. Whenever temptation comes, “I am dead.”

3. You make no provision for the flesh. Get rid of it. Get rid of the alcohol. Get rid of pornography. Get rid of the cigarettes. Get rid of whatever is contributing to your bad habit.

When you take those three steps the most amazing thing happens. The power of God literally does a miracle in your life.

With grateful acknowledgement – Leo Schriven’s amazing All Power Seminars

Get daily inspiration from Prophetic Verses.

Joseph Walter Brown

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August 20, 2008 - Posted by | Sin, Victory | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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