A New Year’s Resolution

“I have resolved that my mouth will not sin.” Psalm 17:3

“Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine.” Daniel 1:8

“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you, except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

Being sensible that I am unable to do anything without God’s help, I do humbly entreat Him by His grace to enable me to keep these Resolutions, so far as they are agreeable to His will, for Christ’s sake.

Resolved, never to do anything, whether in soul or body — but what tends to the glory of God.

Resolved, never to lose one moment of time — but improve it the most profitable way I possibly can.

Resolved, never to do anything, which I would be afraid to do, if it were the last hour of my life.

Resolved, to think much on all occasions of my own dying, and of the common circumstances which attend death.

Resolved, when I feel pain, to think of the pains of martyrdom, and of Hell.

Resolved, if I take delight in any gratification of pride or vanity — immediately to throw it aside.

Resolved, to be endeavoring to find out fit objects of charity and liberality.

Resolved, never to do anything out of revenge.

Resolved, never to speak evil of anyone, so that it shall tend to his dishonor — upon no account except for some real good.

Resolved, that I will so live as I shall wish I had done, when I come to die.

Resolved, to live so at all times, as I think is best in my devout frames, and when I have clearest notions of things of the gospel, and the eternal world.

Resolved, never to do anything which I would be afraid to do, if I expected to hear the last trumpet in the next hour.

Resolved, to maintain the strictest temperance in eating and drinking.

Resolved, never to do anything, which if I would see in another — I would count a just occasion to despise him for, or to think any way the less of him.

Resolved, to endeavor to obtain for myself as much happiness in the eternal world as I possibly can, with all the power, might, vigor, and vehemence I am capable of.

Resolved, to study the Scriptures so steadily, constantly and frequently, as that I may find, and plainly perceive myself to grow in the knowledge of the same.

Resolved, to strive to my utmost every week to be brought higher in religion, and to a higher exercise of grace, than I was the week before.

Resolved, never to say anything against anybody, but when it is perfectly agreeable to the highest degree of Christian honor, and of love to mankind, agreeable to the lowest humility, and sense of my own faults and failings, and agreeable to the golden rule.

Resolved, never to speak anything but the pure and simple truth.

Resolved, to inquire every night, as I am going to bed, wherein I have been negligent, what sins I have committed, and wherein I have denied myself — also at the end of every week, month and year.

Resolved, to ask myself at the end of every day, week, month and year, wherein I could possibly in any respect have done better.

Resolved, never henceforward, until I die, to act as if I were any way my own, but entirely and altogether God’s.

Resolved, that no other end but religion shall have any influence at all on any of my actions; and that no action shall be, in the least circumstance, any otherwise than the religious end will carry it.

Resolved, to endeavor to my utmost to do whatever is most agreeable to a good, and universally sweet and benevolent, quiet, peaceable, contented, compassionate, generous, humble, meek, modest, submissive, obliging, diligent and industrious, charitable, patient, moderate, forgiving, sincere temper.

Resolved, I will act so as I think I shall judge would have been best, and most prudent, when I come into the eternal world.

I frequently hear people in old age say how they would live, if they were to live their lives over again. Resolved, that I will live just as I shall wish I had done, supposing I live to old age.

Whenever I hear anything spoken in conversation of any person, if I think it would be praiseworthy in me, Resolved to endeavor to imitate it.

Resolved, to endeavor to my utmost to act as I can think I would do, if I had already seen the happiness of Heaven, and torments of Hell.

Resolved, never to give over, nor in the least to slacken my fight with my corruptions, however unsuccessful I may be.

Resolved, not only to refrain from an air of dislike, fretfulness, and anger in conversation — but to exhibit an air of love, cheerfulness and kindness.

Resolved, never to do anything but duty; and then to do it willingly and cheerfully as unto the Lord, and not to man, “knowing that whatever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord.”

Resolved, very much to exercise myself in this all my life long, namely, to lay open my soul to God — all my sins, temptations, difficulties, sorrows, fears, hopes, desires, and every circumstance.

Resolved, after afflictions, to inquire, what I am the better for them, what good I have gotten by them, and what I might have gotten by them.

“Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying Your decrees!” Psalm 119:5

“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

HOW DO I GET OUT OF PORNOGRAPHY AND MASTURBATION?

The first time I was so guilty and dirty.

The second time I was torn between two feelings.

The third time I went numb and went along.

The fourth time It was normal.

The fifth time I called it fun.

The sixth time It was just ordinary, but I couldn’t stop.

The seventh time I said, “Just one more time.”

The eighth time I said that this would be the last time.

The ninth time I was tired of trying to stop, so I stopped counting.

The tenth time, There has been many tenth time.

I have an addiction.

Oh, wretched man that i am. Who will deliver me from this!

DEAR READER, IS THIS YOUR CASE AS THIS WAS MY CASE BACK THEN?

If you have lost count of your addiction to pornography and masturbation, there is still a way out… I’m not here to tell you about the dangers of it, but I’m not trying to add to your pain. Although trying to show love doesn’t mean I should sugarcoat the truth…God is against pornography which leads to masturbation.

Every porno addict is a masturbator..And the end of this sin is hell…But there is only one way out…No doctor can help you get out, no psychologist can help you out, no drugs can help you out. In fact the devil doesn’t want you to be free from this. He is so concerned about your soul ending in hell.

Can you recall how it all started? Can you remember how you started looking at naked pictures and videos, from there sex stories. The music industry has not helped you. The music industry and movie industry has been really helping Satan on you. You have tried to stop it.

You say today I won’t masturbate, the next thing you fall into it. It feels good then but after that you become sorrowful…

Even sometimes you see it now as a normal thing, there is no more remorse or guilt about this sin against the Almighty…By this you can acquire demons, now you always dream sex, don’t you know a lot has happened to you? this! i didn’t want to go into;

so I’ll like to stop here… You are a christian you say, nobody knows about it, yes!. But God knows about it.

You post good posts on Facebook but engage in sex chat with the opposite gender privately.

You go to visit immoral pages on the internet.

How long will you continue to pretend that all is well? Even when God sends someone to help you, and ask you about your faith, you always reply that all is well. Why are you hiding in hypocrisy?

You can’t deceive God. He has been calling on you to stop. Like HE is also doing today, now!

Would you reject Him again? Maybe someone has told you it’s not a sin. “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28).

Is this not lust? What pictures come to your mind during this act, are they not put in your mind by the devil?

Trying to stop it yourself you cannot help you. You have been advised maybe to always not to be alone in a place but to be in the midst of people where you will not be able to do this..Yes! True! But what about night? What of when everyone has slept? What of when it is just you in the bathroom or toilet?

You see, the psychologist cannot help you. ONLY JESUS CAN HELP YOU... Think about how painful this your act is to Him, how He died for you. Think about your eternity in hell, if this act is not stopped now that there is still grace and mercy…

The way out is:
1). You must feel guilty (godly sorrow)

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10).

You must acknowledge that what you have been doing is wrong and that you have offended God.

2). Confess your sins to God, believing He will forgive if really you are willing to forsake this act.

3). Promise Him you do not want to do it again, make up your mind not to.

4). Abstain from the internet and media which usually prompt you to fall. Avoid these things till you are totally delivered. And stop watching immoral videos, whether music or movie, you may think they don’t matter but has a great role to play in this issue.

5).Avoid evil communication, avoid friends who are immoral. Break up with friends that discuss immoral with you.

6).Self control- discipline your body, subject it under your control

7).Know that your body is the temple of God and not for immorality

8). Always remember, the soul which sin shall die (eternal death, which is hell)

9). Only prayer and the Word of God can help you out…Always pray and study the word of God.

Associate with godly people not those who will prompt you to sin. I would also advise that you stay away from the media and the internet for sometime. And when you are on internet, turn off your image on your browser, I mean put off the images. Prevent your browser from displaying images, this will also help you. Make friend with godly people. Run from people and things that will stir up lust in your heart. Deal with your eyes.

Discipline your eyes. “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.” (Matthew 5:27-30).

“I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a girl.” (Job 31:1). 10).
Ask God to deliver you totally, with God all things are possible, don’t give up….The devil is a liar, making you to ask yourself now “can I ever stop this?.” Listen to God, now, He is saying YES MY DAUGHTER, YES MY SON YOU CAN….
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”.

LET US ADD THIS… Please Don’t make Excuses, but just admit that you have been committing sin. If truly you need God’s mercy to pardon your sins and give you grace to overcome them, then you need to face it by yourself and acknowledge your sin. Don’t excuse sin because everybody is doing it – in your church (even your pastors, parents or partners), in your family, in your place of work, etc. Don’t says, “Does that means everybody doing it will go to hell fire?”

Yes, everybody can go to hell and God will still be righteous. Jesus said instead of you to be thinking how many will be saved, YOU strife to be saved NOW. Don’t excuse sin because of its popularity, it’s in person – you, face it. And sin is sin, either small or great, there is no difference, you just be sincere and confess it.

Psalm 51:3
For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned, And done this evil in Your sight.

Make a Genuine Confession. Do you wonder why you’ve made several confessions of your sins and yet you still have guilt of those sins, you still go back into such sins, and your salvation is not certain or you find yourself going back into your sins?

It’s simple: you didn’t make genuine confession. Genuine confession is not just using the name of Jesus, not answering alter call and so on.

Take the next 2 steps that lead you to genuine salvation in Jesus Christ:

First Repent before You confess. There are many fake confessions, but if you sincerely want to make acceptable confession, you must first repent. No need for you to confess if there is no repentance in you. Repentance is thoughtful realization of your sins and determination to forsake them. If you confess without readiness to forsake the sins you confess, you are simply wasting your time, and the sins will soon get you down. To repent is not to be sorry for your sins, if you are sorry without readiness to forsake all, you will have a sorry case and that is not a genuine salvation.

Humble yourself before God now and surrender all. Proverbs 28:13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Now all you need to do is to go before God in prayer as you confess your sins and ask God to forgive you through His Son Jesus Christ. Tell Him you are sorry for how you have lived and all you have done, ask Him to cleanse you by the Blood of Jesus and give you a new heart and a new spirit. He will do it as He has promised in His Word saying, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:8-9.

PLEASE PRAY NOW, AND DON’T DELAY AND DO NOT RETURN BACK TO IT. PRAY FOR GOD’S GRACE TO HELP YOU. YOU WON’T GO TO HELL
BECAUSE OF THIS SIN IN JESUS NAME! PLEASE PRAY NOW! MAY GOD ANSWER YOU AND HELP YOU…

This message is coming due to the imminent return of our LORD AND SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST, WHO has urged all men in this end time, to be reconciled to HIM. PREPARE YOUR HEART AND BODY FOR THE LORD.

“Behold, I come quickly…Rev 3:11

TIME IS ALMOST OVER, GRACE AND MERCY ALMOST OVER …. Please let’s Make good use of it now.

“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.” (Revelation 22:13-14).

ACCEPT THIS MESSAGE AND BE SAVED… AMEN!

Spiritual Plans For The New Year

“Anyone who fails to plan has planned to fail.”

Every year people from all walks of life make plans on how to go about their life. Business men make plans on how to improve their business, how to maximize profit and serve their customers in a better way. As a student, you make plan how on to go about your studies, how to get higher grades in school and do well in subjects that has been a challenge. A bachelor plans how to get married, how to save and settle down in a good apartment and put things in order before marriage. Everybody is making plans. The company is planning on how to achieve greater goals this New Year 2014. But our concern here is your SPIRITUAL PLANS FOR THE YEAR.

Do you have spiritual plans for the year? Have you written down spiritual goals to guide your walk with God this year? Or you just want to rush into the year without God-plan in place? What are the things you should plan about this year?

1. Personal Bible Study. 2 Tim. 2:15. Perhaps you’ve been a Christian for some years now, have you thought of reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation? In your plans this new year, did you include your personal Bible. A man that read and study the Bible will not be deceive. The world is full of evil you need to Know God Personally, and how else do you do that except by studying the Bible yourself. If you read just three chapters a day, you’ll be able to finish the whole Bible in a year. Make plans to read through the Bible this year, that would be one of your greatest achievement this year. Don’t boast for anything else but for the fact that you know God personally (Jer. 9:23-24). It was John Bunyan that said, “READING THE BIBLE WILL KEEP YOU AWAY FROM SIN OR SIN WILL KEEP YOU AWAY FROM READING THE BIBLE”.

2. Personal Prayer Life. Did you have a personal prayer life last year. Without a personal prayer life all the problems of life would come against you. Prayer is the key to fighting the battle of life. Rick Warren said, ‘Much prayer, much power, Little prayer, little power’s no prayer, no power.” This year, no matter the prophecy given by your Pastor or Bishop, you cannot achieve anything except by prayers (Luke 18:1-8). This year, make plans to pray. Don’t get too busy with work and forget about your prayer life, after all you will leave all these things you’re busy about behind, according to the wisest man who ever lived – it’s all vanity!

3. Attending Fellowship and Church Services (Heb. 10:25, Ps. 133:1). Are there not some of you reading this right now who didn’t attend Sunday Church service more than 5 times last year? What about weekly services, did you attend regularly, were you faithful? Your Pastor will not floge you for being a Sunday – Sunday Christian (going to Church only on Sundays) but remember that God keep record. You may think that you’re acting smart, but you’re really very foolish giving less importance to God and more to work and self. This year, don’t be like that, make plans to attend services not only on Sundays but all other Church programmes.

4. Tithing and Giving (Mal. 3:8-12, Luke 6:38). Were you faithful in tithing last year. There are some of you who don’t even pay your tithe and think that’s ok. GOD says You’re A THIEF! Don’t you know that 10 per cent of your income, be it salary or personal income belongs to God. You must take that 10 per cent to your Pastor at the end of every month lest you place a curse on yourself by yourself. God says in Malachi that YOU’RE CURSED WITH A CURSE for not being a tither. Don’t act smart, God knows you making money, He’s that One that blesses you, so be grateful to Him by paying your tithe regularly and faithfully. The only way you can get is by giving.

5. Evangelism and Soul Winning (Dan. 12:3). Make plans to go out and win souls for Christ this year. Don’t be a bench warmer, you’re saved to serve others. You’re created for mission, that’s why you’re in a Church. Go out and be a soul winner, invite your friends to Church. Share gospel tracts. Tell somebody Jesus loves you. You can be a soul winner this year.

And remember to achieve your goals spiritually you must be consistent and focus. Don’t delay in taking action, do it now- today! Don’t be lazy, follow your plan and believe in yourself that you can achieve greatness this year both spiritually and physically. God bless you my friend:)