Your Guide to Beating Temptation

Your Guide to Beating Temptation

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Your Guide to Beating Temptation

Over the years, I’ve helped both single people and married couples with their problems. Let me tell you, dealing with issues related to sexual sins is one of the toughest challenges out there.

The grip of sexual sins can feel unshakeable, trapping people in cycles of guilt, shame, and compulsion. It’s a battle that tests your willpower and faith to the core. Many who seek guidance find themselves torn between fleeting desires promising quick satisfaction and the deeper longing for spiritual purity.

Imagine trying to climb a huge mountain; that’s what it’s like for anyone dealing with sexual sins. They get so caught up in it, like an ant trapped in a spider’s web, and it’s really hard to break free but beating temptation is very possible in God.

Breaking free from addiction and beating temptation demands a holistic strategy: prayer, accountability with trusted friends, and practical changes in daily life. It’s a journey that requires patience and empathy, understanding that setbacks aren’t failures but opportunities to recommit to recovery.

When I first started at KHC, it was super frustrating. Even after a lot of counseling and prayers, many people would just go back to their old habits. It felt like we weren’t making any progress.

We were all pretty confused until God revealed to me that sexual sins are often like spiritual traps. With God’s help, I’ve been able to guide people toward beating temptation with a kind of supernatural freedom from the spirit of perversion and deception behind these behaviors.

I’ve seen people cry and repent, only to fall back into sexual sins later. I’ve even counseled pastors who preached against these sins but struggled with them personally.

One time, I got a call about a leader who was making inappropriate advances on a church member during prayer at his branch.

I’ve also seen people fast for forty days to fight against sexual sins, but then they would just go back to their old behaviors.

Beating Temptation

Remember what it says in the Bible: “Sin won’t control you, because you’re not under the law but under grace” (Romans 6:14). No matter what you’ve been through, this truth stands strong. Jesus gave His life to free us from sin’s power.

Back in the day, people in the Old Testament used to cover their sins with animal sacrifices. Every time they messed up, they had to offer up an animal to make things right with God. But things changed when Jesus came. His death on the cross wasn’t just another sacrifice—it was the ultimate game-changer in beating temptation. His blood didn’t just cover our sins temporarily; it wiped them out completely. Imagine that—all your mistakes, gone, erased by His sacrifice.

So, now we’re not stuck under the weight of our wrongs. We’re free to embrace God’s grace, to experience real forgiveness and restoration. It’s not about trying to be perfect or earning our way to heaven; it’s about accepting what Jesus did for us and letting His love transform our lives.

So, let’s live like we’re truly forgiven like we’ve been given a fresh start. Because in Jesus, we find true freedom from sin and a new way of living that’s filled with hope and purpose.

Next, remember to ask God for forgiveness. He not only forgives but also forgets. It’s important to know that God doesn’t judge you; instead, He encourages you to turn away from sin.

Many people trapped in sexual compromise aren’t necessarily promiscuous but have endured abuse or trauma. It’s crucial to seek healing and not let past hurts control your future.

You don’t have to be controlled by sinful desires. With the Holy Spirit’s help, you can overcome these struggles and step into the future God has planned for you by beating temptation easily.

Take time today to pray for forgiveness and grace. Reflect on Psalm 125:4, and think about how you can make choices that honor God throughout your day.

Attraction After Distraction?

Attraction After Distraction?

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Attraction After Distraction?

Can violence come before a love adventure? Does it make sense to unleash pain on the one you truly love?

Why do victims of rape cleave to their abusers and vice versa?

Why do people go after a person who is not treating them well?

Several reasons, but let’s take a look at one this morning from this story 

Attraction After Distraction?

One day Dinah, the daughter Leah had given Jacob, went to visit some of the women in that country. Shechem, the son of Hamor the Hivite who was chieftain there, saw her and raped her. Then he felt a strong attraction to Dinah, Jacob’s daughter, fell in love with her and wooed her. Gen 34:1-3 (MSG)

Dinah just went on a stroll to see some of her girlfriends in town and then Shechem, (the way the name sounds sef!) saw her, and then the next thing is rape!

After Oga has brutalized the young girl, he starts forming love, bringing flowers, writing poems, and getting into her DM!

Absolute nonsense!

The great question is how does a person “rape” a person he loves?

Well, there is an interplay of lust, deception, and wickedness that is at work here.

At the point of rape, he was not in love but in lust! 

After the rape, there was an illegal cleaving of their souls which led to wooing her!

Attraction After Distraction?

Would this medicine after death be worth it? Never. She had been defiled first, and the cleaving of souls was only a result of soul tie or soul bonding which comes as a result of sexual interaction! 

This is exactly why we warn young ones to stay away from pre-marital sex.

Just as Shechem got confused in his soul and went after the one she defiled, confusion comes when pre-marital sex is involved.

To the married, adultery brings the same consequences. It is the reason a man refuses to pay his children’s school fees but gives money to a side chick for her excesses.

The lesson? Singles, stay away from pre-marital sex, it brings confusion to your soul and lust begins to rule. Where lust rules, agony of heart follows! Couples, stay away from adultery because it brings troubles and havoc as stipulated in the scripture! 

Good morning!

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