(This is blog 23 in the series “Names of Satan.”)
Satan and his demons cause immorality (Revelation 9:21-22; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; 1 Timothy 4:1-3) and all kinds of impurity (Zechariah 13:2). Last blog talked about Satan’s temptations to immorality and how to have victory over them. This blog we want to focus on one area of that: pornography. Pornography is rampant today. The statistics of those using it, even among evangelical Christians and pastors, is unbelievable. How can we have victory over this terribly destructive temptation?
Many men and women who struggle with pornography often have relatives or ancestors who also struggled. Demons who put these thoughts into parents or grandparents now put the same thoughts into their children and grandchildren. The source of this demonizing comes from ancestors who were open to pornography. This is called generational sin. When a demon claims access to one person he then claims their descendants as well. Generational bondage can be broken by personally repenting of and confessing the sins of past generations. Claim the blood of Christ as stronger than your blood line and put that access under the blood of Jesus (Romans 5:15). Claim that you are a “new creation, old things have passed away, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Ask God to turn curses into blessing (Deuteronomy 23:5).
Because we have a sin nature, we are open to temptation to pornography even without any demonic influence. God will help us have victory over it if we turn to Him. When you first get tempted, when the first thought pops into your mind, you must get victory over it. That only happens by quoting scripture. Jesus had victory over Satan by quoting scripture and that is our sword of the Spirit. Here are some passages you can use. Start quoting or reading them when tempted and don’t stop until well beyond the temptation.
Matthew 5:27-28 “’You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Job 31:1 “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.”
LIVE IN HOLINESS Therefore, I urge you, brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1
SUBMIT TO GOD, RESIST SATAN God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:6-8
GOD IS GREATER THAN SATAN The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. I John 4:4
GOD WILL MEET ALL OUR NEEDS My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
ANCESTRAL & CHILDHOOD OPENINGS Therefore if anyone is in Christ, He is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! II Corinthians 5:17
CONTINUING VICTORY Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith. I Peter 5:8-9
One more thing to have victory. You have to do all you can to not be in a position to be tempted. Often times online porn is what tempts you for its so easily available. An EXCELLENT resource that our family has used for many years is Covenant Eyes. If you aren’t familiar with this great tool you can learn more at www.covenanteyes.com
If you are struggling with this, use this prayer below. You can use your own words – its your heart that matters, not the words.
Father, I confess that at times in my life I have been powerless against the attacks of the enemy on my sexuality. I have chosen to sin in various ways and ask You to forgive me for ___________ (specifically confess each sin you can remember). I agree these actions are sin against a holy God. In Jesus’ name I take back any access I have given the enemy through these sins. Please cleanse my memories, heal the hurts and forgive me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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