What desires rule your life?
When I was a young boy, I gave my life to Jesus and told Him I would serve Him all the days of my life. Almost immediately I felt a desire well up in my heart. It was the desire to lay hands on people and see them healed.
Each one is tempted…
For the next forty years, that desire burned in me. I didn’t know how to make it come alive, but I knew God would work out the details in His time. Meanwhile, I prayed and ministered to anyone who wanted prayer or healing. During those years, I ministered to multitudes but almost never saw any real miracles.
I believe all people have desires in them. Those desires either are for good or evil. One type of desire is from God, the other from the devil himself. One brings Life, the other death. Some people are being led by the Spirit of God, others by the works of darkness.
What types of desires do you have working within your flesh?
James wrote something very interesting in his book found in the New Testament. Let me show you what he said…
James 1:14 (NKJV)
14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.
Think of a friend who is beckoning you to come and look at what is in their closet. The friend woos and beckons to you to come. He says, “Come here! I want to show you something…” You have to make a decision. You can go look and see what it is they are offering you or you can say, “No thanks!” and turn.
There are Godly desires
You can rule over your desires if they are wooing you away from God. Really!
Unfortunately, most people will go see what the desire is and then partake in it. They don’t realize they can say no to being enticed. Once that enticement turns into a desire, it is a slippery slope for most people. One foot has gone over the side of the road and it will be very soon and the other will go as well.
I want to share with you a spiritual truth so that you can be set free of your own evil desires, enticements and sin. The Truth is that both desire and enticement are living spirits. They are living beings who are very intelligent, cunning and seek to destroy your life.
There are Godly desires and ungodly. One wants to bring you Life, the other death.
What desires are leading you around the mountain?
For some of you there is a deep desire to truly know Jesus more and more. That’s a Godly desire. That Spirit is leading you to the Throne of God. That Spirit is enticing you to move forward so that you can find what you seek.
Others of you might be chasing ungodly desires. Sexual sin, lust, fornication, adultery, perversion or any other unclean thing. These are strong spirits and will rule your life until deliverance comes.
Jesus built a church for a reason
Other people who walk with addictions don’t realize they were first enticed to invite in a desire. It might be to smoke, to drink, to eat, to control others… The list is long. Often these spirits come through another spirit called rebellion. This usually begins at a young age. Especially with teenagers. Soon enough, they will be bound to their desire throughout their life.
Some people love being angry or mean. These are mean spirited people! Don’t you find it interesting that we even speak the language but often don’t discern what it really means? “Mean spirited…” It is what it is. What this type of person doesn’t realize is they are being ruled over by their sin. And worse they have allowed their sin to take over their lips.
Listen to me, Jesus came to set the captives free. It matters little if you are a strong believer in Christ and one who does the cool stuff for Him. If you are walking with ungodly desires and they are ruling your heart, you are bound to sin and Jesus wants to set you free.
What’s interesting is that He built a church so that people could be raised up to do what He did. Do you know someone who is a disciple of Christ who kicks sin out of people? Who will hear you confess of your sin no matter what it is and you can trust them? There aren’t very many per capita in the Church today who do what Jesus did.
Even in my own life, I go to my leadership and confess when sin gets in. I don’t want to be taken out by the devil when God has called me into a wonderful ministry. You shouldn’t want that either.
Go find someone you trust and confess your sin. Then have them cast it out. Have them plead the Blood of Jesus over you and then turn.
With love for who you are
Pastor Jeff Mauer
Do someone a favor… Share this with your friends so that they can be set free as well. You could very well save a life.
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