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S I L E N C E & S U B D U E
John 3:30, " He must increase, but I must decrease."
After you surrendered your life to Jesus, you discovered the pressure of some old nature, or you find some old sinful notions and thoughts coming over and over. The pressure, pleasure and persistence of sin keep coming; if you eventually fall into such pressure, it means the old force has prevailed, and that is a tragic failure.
The truth is that, it is satanic forces that bring the sinful pressure to our minds and members of our bodies to fall back into sin, and the solution is not to succumb but to silent the sinful imaginations and suggestions, and to subdue the sinful nature in your body; Until you start to do that, you will keeping struggling, rising and falling. And how do you do that? It is by daily prayer and Bible reading. When you become a child of God, you need to be more like Christ everyday and be less like Adam, that is the forming of Christ in us, and this continue until we see Christ at the end. The secret is that, when you pray and read your Bible, the sinful old nature and notions are being silent and subdued in you till they have no force on you, and anytime they come up again, we combat through prayer and God's Word. That is the reason Satan will not want you to have time to pray or read Bible. There is heavenly inspiration that comes into our lives whenever we pray and read Bible, and this inspiration helps to silent and subdue sin in us. Satan will want you to be busy, lazy or sleepy not to pray and read your Bible daily. Do you know that we receive inspiration of Holy Spirit when we read Bible, even when we read the chronologies of names we don't understand?
A serious minded Christian must pray daily, at least 30 minutes and grow from there; and he must also read Bible daily, at least 2 chapters. But if you really want to grow faster in the Lord more than others, the secret is, do your personal devotion every morning and evening, twice a day. You must spend 1 hour to pray and read your Bible in the morning before going out, and about 45 minutes to 1 hour in the evening to meditate on God's word and pray before sleeping. By doing this daily, you will grow stronger in the Lord, and the old nature will be disarmed and grow weaker that it will not have force over your thought and deed again.
It is not possible to grow and remain in th Lord without consistent prayer life and Bible reading. When you pray, you pray mostly about your spiritual life, confess your weaknesses to God, ask for grace and strength to refuse, resist and be fruitful in the Spirit. Spending most of your prayer time to pray on physical, financial or material problems will never help your Christian life. Your prayer should center on your spiritual welfare, and physical or financial issues should be last. When you want to read Bible, pray before reading, for the Holy Spirit to give you understanding, then meditate what you read and apply it into your life.
But you need to experience genuine salvation before you can stand and grow in the Lord. If you have been rising and falling in your Christian life, I will advise you rededicate your life to Jesus afresh through repentance and confession, then you can grow thereby.
1 Peter 2:1-3
Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
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|Re: Silence And Subdue by Nobody: 1:10pm On Sep 24, 2014|
The most dangerous thing a human can do is to surrender his thoughts to a stranger. Being a christian will not improve your spirituality but instead keep you in a dark and segregated space throughout your life time.
Praying to a dead man from the Middle East is a sever punishment one can give to the mind. I hope the OP will be freed someday.
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