Proverbs 6:25 – “Lust not after her beauty in they heart, neither let her take thee with her eyelids”
To lust means to entertain strong immoral desires towards the opposite sex to the extent that if given the opportunity, one would want to cordon on it to sin against God.
Lust is one of the weapons satan is using against even the very spiritual Christians of our time. Apostle John said, “…for all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” (1 John 2:16).
Note that in the matter of lust, the flesh, eyes, ears, mouth, and mind are major instruments the devil is using to gain stronghold in one’s life. What you feel in your body, the immoral pictures you feed your eyes with; the polluted and immoral words you receive through your ears; what you utter with your mouth; and the wrong and defiled images your mind takes in – all add up to work lust in one’s life.
Jesus said when you look at a woman or man as the case may be lustfully, not a glance but a willful, calculated stare that arouses sexual desires, you have committed a sin (Matthew 5:28). Many are bound by the spirit of lust (which often leads to what is referred to as ‘masturbation’) and are secretly crying for deliverance. My humble advice is that prayers alone will not bring deliverance as many has tried and yet remained unchanged! You must be willing and disciplined to cross check what you think, feel, see, say, and receive into your heart on daily basis, as this always begins from the heart (Proverbs 4:23). The blood of Jesus is a strong weapon against immoral desires whenever they are building up in one’s mind (Ephesians 1:7, Colossians 1:14, Revelation 1:5). You can be completely freed and delivered from the bondage of lust. Jesus is the answer!
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