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“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John  2:16).

Text — 1John 2:15-17


Lust is a mental act that affects the emotions and can eventually lead to immoral physical acts. Merlin Carothers therefore cautions that, “The hearts of Christians are being corrupted by the world in which we live. Men and women are being sucked into the filth of lustful, adulterous, covetous thinking, and the only warning Christians are receiving, is not to do any of the physical acts! Of course we are not supposed to do the acts, but we shouldn’t be indulging in the thoughts either.” Tell me, what led Amnon into incest? Of course, lust. What prompted King David into adultery with Bathsheba? Again, lust. Each of these incidents led to violent death.

My friend, you cannot put fire in your bosom and your clothes not be burned (Proverbs 6:27).  If you are controlled by the spirit of lust, be you a student, or worker, your adversary, the devil, will not give up until he slays you.What are you lusting after? Boys or girls? Money or material possessions? Your only escape route is repentance and  faith in Christ. Surrender to Him and overcome.


Your only escape route is repentance and faith Christ.


Lust is a tormentor: avoid it.

Prayer for today

Father, save me from  lust, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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