Red Hot Temptation!

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The good news is that, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

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James 1:12 says that, “Blessed is the man that endures temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man 14But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15Then when lust hath conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death. 16Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Verse 13 tells us that, “God does not tempt anyone! But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.” In other words, don’t be a Christian who, whenever he encounters a bad situation will either blame it on God or the devil. James is trying to convey to us that there is some evil in us that manifests from our fleshly nature. That is the reason why you never have to teach children to lie or steal. It’s already in them. According to the book of James, the source or the genesis of temptation is evil desire! If we can tackle the root cause with the help of the Holy Spirit then we will get closer to our victory! Nip it off in the bud!

So then how is a desire formed? A desire is formed through our senses. If I was blind and had never seen the colour red, how could I desire for the colour red? If I was a deaf man who had never heard a single musical note before, would it be possible that I would desire to listen to music? What we feed our mind through our senses is what births in us a desire for the same.

Here’s how we can deal with temptation:

Guard Your Senses

If there is something that you are struggling with, (be it smoking, pornography, foul language, alcoholism, video games, physical/emotional relationship outside of the will of God), make a check list determining where are the sources to that sin that you have access to. Could it be bad company? Or is it too much TV, wrong books, being in the wrong social set-up?

Find it, and shut it off without mercy! Notice that in verse 14, James talks about evil desires saying that they first draw you away and then enticed. The words “draw away” to me seem like a process.

Humanly, it’s not possible that we won’t have to face challenges when on earth. But from the point of initial contact with temptation, you have to be careful to resist because if you allow it to linger even a little longer then before you know it, the temptation would have caught you by the collar and you would be on your way being dragged into its pit!

Resist temptation and flee from evil. Sound familiar? Do you flee or just hang around temptation?

Acknowledge and Confess

Acknowledge your weakness and confess it quickly and continuously. Don’t allow guilt to question your relationship with God. Remember that as long as we are on this earth, we are going to face continuous battles against this flesh. Therefore, it is important that you, on a daily basis, wash yourself with the blood of Jesus.

If you are questioning whether God would be tired forgiving you, then the answer is NO! This is the greatest lie of the enemy. Don’t let him fool you into thinking God has run out of forgiveness for you. Get up and keep running till you don’t fall anymore! When God sees that you do not take His grace for granted and that you are earnestly seeking His help then God will help you and rescue you!

Battle It in the Spirit

Most of the times, the temptation is brought by an evil spirit. But that in no way implies that you can blame the devil and do nothing about it like mentioned earlier. Even Jesus prayed, lead us not into temptation and deliver us from all evil! This is a clear direction from the Spirit that every believer must put on the spiritual armour and engage in spiritual battle against those areas of your weakness. The spiritual battle includes not just prayer but also confession of the word of God and your status in Christ which the devil hates to hear!

Verse 15 paints us a picture of the vicious cycle of sin. Desire conceives sin. Now if a desire is formed in the mind and lingers long enough, it then becomes a disease of the heart. Before you know it, you are bound to it. It starts off as a passing thought and then if you allow it to stay longer it’ll argue over your consciousness or the conviction placed by the Spirit.

Many a times we allow ourselves to debate with sin. Mostly the wicked one that visited our ancestor Eve comes to us trying to tell us about how this is a small risk or that it is not going to hurt anybody. But like I usually say, we are not called to debate with sin; we are warned to flee from sin. But for those of us who try debating with sin, we mostly end up giving birth to sin! And now when sin stays, it gives birth to death!

What we must do in the face of temptation is use the free will given by God to us. Many of us Christians are today basing our decisions on our emotions/feelings. If it doesn’t feel right, it ain’t right! Right? WRONG!!!

Absolute Surrender to God

Remember to not make decisions based on your feelings. Rather we must make a decision to surrender ourselves in the presence of the Holy Spirit by seeing the joy come through the eyes of faith! Make a decision based on the Word and the instructions of God. Yes, it may be painful; it may mean giving up things out of your control but you will at least have the assurance that you will not lose your soul.

Let me simplify this for you, for those of us grappling with this point: Let’s say you are beginning to fall in love with somebody. Now that is not wrong in itself but if that somebody is not single but married and has a family and children, do you still go ahead? Your heart says “YES! YES! YES” but the word of God says “NO!” So what do you do? Resist! FLEE! Don’t hang around! When your mind starts thinking about that person – Say STOP! In Jesus Name, I take every thought captive and submit it to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

My dear friend if you have found yourself trapped in a situation like this; seek all the help you can from spiritually mature leaders/elders in your church. We have matured leaders in our ministry who can help you with advice if you are ready to open up. Break free. Save your soul. The devil will time and again come to steal, kill and destroy. Refuse his lie. There is a way out. Confess your sins, set yourself free and surround yourself with prayer and strong Bible based believers.

Do not be deceived my dear friends. May God bless you to make the right decision and not be moved by feelings alone. Guard your heart with prayer and the word.

Question: What has been your experience in handling temptation? What was the point of victory in your life? We would love to hear from you.

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  • Arun John

    hey achacha,

    Powerful and amazing word from the Holy spirit. It really inspired me in different areas especially in regard with the Lord’s ministry. Thanks once again and Love you.Keep the bread flowing from the Throne room of God…

    Love
    AJ

  • Elina

    Oh My God!!! You have written my whole life story!!!!! this is wat i have gone thru in the training session of Jesus ;)
    Its sooo right if we surrender to Jesus n trust in HIM..HE Himself will train us how to be away and get rid of temptations.. and tats wt has hapnd in my whole life , HE has trained me so much.and cos of HIM i here and alive.. ALL PRAISE TO JESUS..

    one more point u have mentioned ..”Don’t allow guilt to question your relationship with God”…..this is sooooo right ..its exactly the first question arise in our mind when we sin…its like …”O my God Jesus has left me…HE is angry on me.how can i show my face to HIM my sin has ruined my relation with HIM”…..which drowns us down like anything…
    We only need to press on…
    God bless u Shyju
    Elina

  • Dina

    Beautifully said and expressed. I would also like to encourage those who are bound in sin or the temptations. It is not easy to free your self from those things, understandable. But, we have a powerful weapon, that if we begin to know how to use it, ANY form of temptation can flee. That powerful weapon is the WORD OF GOD and PRAYER. No doubt, it can be hard initially, but as you develop the DISCIPLINE to read the Bible especially before you start your day, the word will reside in you. Slowly, but surely, with the help of prayer, you will be able to overcome the temptations, because they are no longer in you, because you are now filled with the presence of God. Pray that God will deliver you, let him know that you desire to free yourself from the sin and temptation. He will come to your rescue, just because He wants to lift you up and He LOVES and is crazy about you :)

    Love,
    Dina

  • Venesh

    Amazing thought on guarding your senses against the things you know that goes against God. .. counting yourself dead to those areas.. Bro, your blog keeps on taking us to a new level with Christ.

    Keep going

    Lots of blessings,

    Venesh Vijayan

  • Sunila

    Nicely expressed Shy, simple yet gr8 msg for one and all. its so absolutely right that one should stay away from that which causes the temptation …. whatever medium it might b coming thru. and its not just good old “willpower” that wud help u but if u luv the Father then u will def not do anything to hurt Him. ” No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in him, he cannot go on sinning, b’cos he has been born of God”
    1 John 3:9

    tc
    luv & pryrs
    Suni

  • Shiny

    Hi shyju,
    it really helped me to get out of my own feelings.

    love and prayers

    Shiney

  • vijay

    Very good ! This message would have touched many and they will turn away from sin ! Get more from the throne of God ! We are blessed
    Praise God !

  • Sue Hughes

    We had a bible study this week on God’s grace and one of the group confessed to struggling with earthly temptations – Praise His Holy Name for showing your faithful servant Shyju exactly the area, we as Christians constantly struggle in, whether it is a small sin like judging others through our thoughts and words or a large one like infidelity. I am testament in my marriage to infidelity in my partner that brings untold damage but I am also testament to resisting the temptation to divorce and instead obeying God and now the marriage has been restored, renewed with God’s heart of love in both of us being the glue that keeps us together.

    Through myself and my husband resisting and fleeing from the evil one there is a lasting legacy of faith and trust in the Lord that has been past on to our children and many many others who in turn have turned to God to repent, confess and be made new. I GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY!!!!

  • Sherwin

    Very Encouraging Blog. really opened my eyes to a new understanding to wants exactly is temptation is all about and really how tackle. God bless your ministry

  • Lisabelle

    Like you said at TOM, this is a definite must-read. It’s so good I just forwarded it to a couple of people I know and I know they will be inspired and encouraged. I love how you said that people blame the devil for falling into sin… he he… But more than anything it’s amazing how God has given us a weapon called repentance for us to come back and start afresh with Him. It’s that love that most often keeps me from committing the same sins again.

  • venesh

    This blog is so superb. That I came back to add something more where I am sure Holy Spirit led me to. .. Its Genesis 39:10-12 “And it came to pass, as she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her to lie by her, or to be with her. And it came to pass about this time that Joseph went into the house to do his business; and there was none of the men of the house there within. And she caught him by his garment, saying, Lie with me: and he left his garment in her hand and fled and got him out.” Have you ever noticed that temptation doesn’t just go away? Even if you are victorious one day, there is a good chance that that same temptation will be back before you know it. Notice.. she spake to Joseph day by day, that he hearkened not unto her to lie by her, or to be with her.. And Joseph fled from temptation.. No wonder God was with this man of integrity… We, too, can have victory over sin and temptation. And do you know why? Because the Bible says in1 John 5:4, “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” If you have true faith in the Lord and have been born again and have accepted Christ’s gift of dying on the cross for your sins, the Bible says you can and will overcome whatever this world throws your way.

    • riya kunjumon

      hello bro,

      it was very inspiring message that god gave to me through u.It gave me clarity to howto handle my situation.may god bless u more to bring more souls to gods kingdom

    • Anonymous

      Thank you :) this is indeed helpful ..

    • Anonymous

      Thank you :) this is indeed helpful ..

  • Tanya

    Hi Shyju & guys reading the blog,
    Red hot temptation!! Truly an eye-opener & a WARNING for all of us about the traps that can lay hold of us – if not now, then later.. Can surely help me & all of us get smart of the tactics that Bible describes in 2 Corinthians as ‘being aware of the devil’s traps’ Sure to grasp the essential elements defined in the blog as …..” from the point of initial contact with the temptation if you allow that to linger then….. gets swallowed in its pit!”

    Thanks for such a powerful blog message which is sure to inspire us,
    GOD Bless
    Tanya

  • Praise

    Hi Shyju.
    Im so blessed to read this blog.This really helped me to think over my weaknesses.Its so true for our young generation that we get tempted time and again and sometimes do not understand how we got into it and how to get out of it. But all thanks and praise to Jesus whom we have and his holy spirit to always guide us.

    God Bless You.

  • Harry Cruz

    Shyju bro,

    Red Hot Temptation……yes…..it’s an eye opener…….I thank you for sharing from your heart….I believe you have done this and found result in your personal life……so I can see that this will work out for anyone else……especially me….God has been so gracious…..I had not seen this message but today….I am blessed and I rise up against the enemy ……. no more being dragged by the enemy…..FLEEING is the answer FLEEING into the presence of God…the HIding place…

    you just don’t know the impact this Word from God has made….love you much bro for this….

    tc
    Harry

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  • David Ting, Brunei

    Dear Shyju,

    I came across a statement which inspires me to battle temptation. Perhaps this will help others who had difficulty resisting temptation.

    "Take temptation as an opportunity to please God".

    I used to be afraid of temptation but now I faced it head on. Temptation is and will be my moment to please God and each time I resist it, I felt like a huge victory had been won. Each victory is a step forward to maturity and ripening of my fruit of the Spirit.

    "There is no such thing as a small sin. It's like saying small sin is a little pregnant" It will only get bigger and conceive to evil.

    God Bless and hope we shall meet again soon.

    • Anonymous

      wow .. praise the Lord !!!!

    • Anonymous

      wow .. praise the Lord !!!!

    • Anonymous

      “There is no such thing as a small sin. It’s like saying small sin is a little pregnant” It will only get bigger and conceive to evil.   True>>.Sin is Sin in the eyes of God, its we who make it big or small. 

  • Jason

    Thank you brother Shyju for you prayers and the word of god. God is using mightly, i will uphold you and your family in my prayers. Thank you for these teaching, it has thought me how to win the battle over temptation. Thank you. God Bless you. All glory to Jesus.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Shyju Shyju

      Thanks u for dropping by and ur prayers Jason.

  • Joshua

    Thank you Br. Shyju. This was a blessing.Needed it at this moment :)

  • Sparklingiris

    this blog has absolutely ministed to my soul and heart the 2nd and 3rd point was so real thats exactly what my heart yered to hear .when i clicked on this post a fleeing thought came to mind this was just a waste of my time but as i got thrgt this i said it ,i did it ,told the devil to flee frm me confessed the word and most important of all confessed my status i the kingdom and once again i became free from guilt and the weight of sin god bles u i wil try my best to stick thick and thin with my lovely daddy

  • Sparklingiris

    this blog has absolutely ministed to my soul and heart the 2nd and 3rd point was so real thats exactly what my heart yered to hear .when i clicked on this post a fleeing thought came to mind this was just a waste of my time but as i got thrgt this i said it ,i did it ,told the devil to flee frm me confessed the word and most important of all confessed my status i the kingdom and once again i became free from guilt and the weight of sin god bles u i wil try my best to stick thick and thin with my lovely daddy

  • Meringrg401

    thk u bro..it was of gr8 help 4 me…d explanation dat HOLYSPIRIT revealed thru u about hw a desire is formed was really informative…ill definetly apply this strategy in my spiritual warfare…. pry dat LORD showers his grace on me 4 d same..GOD BLESSS..

    • Anonymous

      Thanks to Jesus Meringrg. Most welcome.

  • Meringrg401

    thk u bro..it was of gr8 help 4 me…d explanation dat HOLYSPIRIT revealed thru u about hw a desire is formed was really informative…ill definetly apply this strategy in my spiritual warfare…. pry dat LORD showers his grace on me 4 d same..GOD BLESSS..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thanks to Jesus Meringrg. Most welcome.

  • Victor King

    Great word my brother!

    Grace to you,

    Victor King
    http://victorkingministries.webs.com

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Good to know brother. God bless ur ministry!

  • Radinm

    Praying for a victory in my life as well for complete sexual purity. Post has been a great help. Been following your blog for the past 3 weeks continuously. God bless You and your Ministry.
    Radin

  • Radinm

    Praying for a victory in my life as well for complete sexual purity. Post has been a great help. Been following your blog for the past 3 weeks continuously. God bless You and your Ministry.
    Radin

  • Pinal Mali

    Dear Brother Shyju,
    thank you so much for this idea,that when satan tempts start shouting JESUS…thank you again for writing this blog..
    May JESUS bless you and your ministry abundantly….
    peace be with you.

  • Pinal Mali

    Dear Brother Shyju,
    thank you so much for this idea,that when satan tempts start shouting JESUS…thank you again for writing this blog..
    May JESUS bless you and your ministry abundantly….
    peace be with you.

  • Christyl Hannah

    Great word my Brother,
     This message would have touched me and I will turn away from sin ! Get more from the throne of God ! Thank u Brother..This blog was awesome………..God Bless U & Ur Family………………..
    Christyl

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Christyl, pursue Jesus. U will then one day realize u r so far from sin even without ur knowledge. God bless u.

    • Anonymous

      Really really REALLY needed this one …
      right time, right thing …
      THANK YOU, LORD !!!
      thank you, sir :)

  • Christyl Hannah

    Great word my Brother,
     This message would have touched me and I will turn away from sin ! Get more from the throne of God ! Thank u Brother..This blog was awesome………..God Bless U & Ur Family………………..
    Christyl

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Christyl, pursue Jesus. U will then one day realize u r so far from sin even without ur knowledge. God bless u.

  • Mounica

    thnk you for the message brother…, i think these msgs are worth n helpful to me to keep my self in a right path. i wish i want to keep all my temptation away from me sometime i fall to do those. 
       im dng my b.tech final year . im in a relation vth one of my college mate since 3years we both are sincere towards each other v thought of marrying if everything goes fine.this is my first love .i cant take any others in my life as my partner except him , but im totally different mentality,religion,surroundings from his, its been difficult for us both to understand each other and stay together but v still love each other, in 3yrs v fought for 6 times n if v fight we do not speak for months may be ego comes n he lacks in care i want to be cared by him, because i feel comfortable if cares and takes me responsible of his, girls do want some time to be taken for them.., and i do want some time of his to spent for me.., i told him he was like ” no, i cant” he says “he s busy , he cant talk to me everyday”,i wont ask him anythng else except talking to me on phone. i wont ask him to take me out r for hangouts.., there may be 8 times v meet in these 3yrs though v are near, if he tells me he vl call me then i vl be waiting for his call evn if it is midnight.may be im dat crazy abut him…..im totally into him.., he cares his friends and others more than me.., i never told him to give me 1st priority though .,, i just asked him to give me importance in his life as a partner, my mind got set like he is my partner … he got smoking, drinking, some days he was in drugs too all these habits i asked him to change but he couldnt n i changed my mind set it took for me 1yrs to adjust for that., hes is like addicted kindof he smokes 1 packet of cigerattes everyday, every weekend he goes out for drinking, but still i tried to understand him n adjusted to stick to him and stayed vth him this long, i can give u an example for his irresponsible towards me: one day i was not feeling well i couldnt go to hospital r medical store to get medicines n im in hostel and my condition was bad i asked him to get me tablets he told he couldnt because he was busy vth his friends(chating) so he dnt want to get me i was totally upset vth his answer i sent him message with hurting words..when im emotinally upset my words will be harsh i too accept that ,he too knows that i told him soo many time not to bother about my words when im in sadness., :( ,at that moment i felt like when im in need he vl never help me out in any of my suffering he wont be der to share my sadness n the only thing i did is crying,.he just want me not my soul., this what happend recently he was like he dnt want me nw., i was getting cry i dnt knw what to do.., recently i had attended ur meeting in karunya even though im hindu i got much relief to hear those words and i gave everything to the lord n im k nw….but still i want him in my life..,i belive he will speak to me again brother please tell me what to do…he too loves me., the only thing is he cant love me as much as i love n care him..,
     here in karunya u had told us “girls should never go back of boys” this statement affected me a lot. so im going behind him ??.. tell me something brother i want some one to tell me something what to do……i want him to be back to me and live happily ever after….., please help me brother….. i wnt say dat im not happy in relation but its rare once in a while always im in sadness n got depressed in my 2nd n 3rd yr of my b.tech because of problem i faced to adjust to his mentality.

  • Mounica

    thnk you for the message brother…, i think these msgs are worth n helpful to me to keep my self in a right path. i wish i want to keep all my temptation away from me sometime i fall to do those. 
       im dng my b.tech final year . im in a relation vth one of my college mate since 3years we both are sincere towards each other v thought of marrying if everything goes fine.this is my first love .i cant take any others in my life as my partner except him , but im totally different mentality,religion,surroundings from his, its been difficult for us both to understand each other and stay together but v still love each other, in 3yrs v fought for 6 times n if v fight we do not speak for months may be ego comes n he lacks in care i want to be cared by him, because i feel comfortable if cares and takes me responsible of his, girls do want some time to be taken for them.., and i do want some time of his to spent for me.., i told him he was like ” no, i cant” he says “he s busy , he cant talk to me everyday”,i wont ask him anythng else except talking to me on phone. i wont ask him to take me out r for hangouts.., there may be 8 times v meet in these 3yrs though v are near, if he tells me he vl call me then i vl be waiting for his call evn if it is midnight.may be im dat crazy abut him…..im totally into him.., he cares his friends and others more than me.., i never told him to give me 1st priority though .,, i just asked him to give me importance in his life as a partner, my mind got set like he is my partner … he got smoking, drinking, some days he was in drugs too all these habits i asked him to change but he couldnt n i changed my mind set it took for me 1yrs to adjust for that., hes is like addicted kindof he smokes 1 packet of cigerattes everyday, every weekend he goes out for drinking, but still i tried to understand him n adjusted to stick to him and stayed vth him this long, i can give u an example for his irresponsible towards me: one day i was not feeling well i couldnt go to hospital r medical store to get medicines n im in hostel and my condition was bad i asked him to get me tablets he told he couldnt because he was busy vth his friends(chating) so he dnt want to get me i was totally upset vth his answer i sent him message with hurting words..when im emotinally upset my words will be harsh i too accept that ,he too knows that i told him soo many time not to bother about my words when im in sadness., :( ,at that moment i felt like when im in need he vl never help me out in any of my suffering he wont be der to share my sadness n the only thing i did is crying,.he just want me not my soul., this what happend recently he was like he dnt want me nw., i was getting cry i dnt knw what to do.., recently i had attended ur meeting in karunya even though im hindu i got much relief to hear those words and i gave everything to the lord n im k nw….but still i want him in my life..,i belive he will speak to me again brother please tell me what to do…he too loves me., the only thing is he cant love me as much as i love n care him..,
     here in karunya u had told us “girls should never go back of boys” this statement affected me a lot. so im going behind him ??.. tell me something brother i want some one to tell me something what to do……i want him to be back to me and live happily ever after….., please help me brother….. i wnt say dat im not happy in relation but its rare once in a while always im in sadness n got depressed in my 2nd n 3rd yr of my b.tech because of problem i faced to adjust to his mentality.

  • amala

    dear brother shyju .i read this blog. i am very much suffering with this condition of temptation. i am praying for that in normal way lord please give me strength to overcome this..but i thought that everytime i am praying but i didnt get the victory.but after this i  got the surety that jesus will relieve me . i will follow the steps what u wrote.my heart became very free after i read this…thank you brother…amala

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Glad to know. Most welcome sister.

  • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

    Glad to know. Most welcome sister.

  • http://twitter.com/KennethmyJesus Kenneth Justin

    The power of prayer will break the power of temptation!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.pastorpriji.com Priji

      Absolutely!!!!!

  • KennethmyJesus

    The power of prayer will break the power of temptation!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.pastorpriji.com/ Priji

      Absolutely!!!!!

  • Bernadine Wicket

    It is indeed very important as pointed above to guard our hearts and minds with the washing of the Word.  Every time the Lord was confronted by the enemy, he reparted back with Scripture.  

    In earlier series we have also read about the power of praying in the Spirit and being in close communion with fellow believers - and having a close walk with the Lord.

    Also important to know the area in which one is weak in, acknowledge and confess and turn away never to return to it again.

    • http://www.pastorpriji.com Priji

      That is right!

  • Bernadine Wicket

    It is indeed very important as pointed above to guard our hearts and minds with the washing of the Word.  Every time the Lord was confronted by the enemy, he reparted back with Scripture.  

    In earlier series we have also read about the power of praying in the Spirit and being in close communion with fellow believers - and having a close walk with the Lord.

    Also important to know the area in which one is weak in, acknowledge and confess and turn away never to return to it again.

    • http://www.pastorpriji.com/ Priji

      That is right!

  • ElizabethMathew

    Really really REALLY needed this one …
    right time, right thing …
    THANK YOU, LORD !!!
    thank you, sir :)

  • Angeline

    Praise be to God that I read your post on time to resist myself from evil!!
    God blez!!
    Thank you brother.. :)

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

      Glad!

  • Angeline

    Praise be to God that I read your post on time to resist myself from evil!!
    God blez!!
    Thank you brother.. :)

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Glad!

  • Aswini

    Worshiping JESUS is the only way to get out of sin.Loving HIM like never before is the best way for me to flee from temptation.And when we really love HIM,HIS priorities will be our priorities.This is what isay when i face such situation (Do not hinder in Love,HE deserves it.)

    • amala

      dear brother shyju .i read this blog. i am very much suffering with this condition of temptation. i am praying for that in normal way lord please give me strength to overcome this..but i thought that everytime i am praying but i didnt get the victory.but after this i  got the surety that jesus will relieve me . i will follow the steps what u wrote.my heart became very free after i read this…thank you brother…amala

  • Aswini

    Worshiping JESUS is the only way to get out of sin.Loving HIM like never before is the best way for me to flee from temptation.And when we really love HIM,HIS priorities will be our priorities.This is what isay when i face such situation (Do not hinder in Love,HE deserves it.)

  • Lokesh Rane

    Thank you bro. shyju for this superb blog….m blessed….n delivered from my temptation…

    now i know how to tackle desires of my heart….how to overcome them….

    Prayer:
    Thank you Jesus for using bro. shyju to talk me….Bless him..use him more n more for YOUR kingdom…..Thanks Jesus …praise YOU n worship YOU….in Jesus name i pray…AMEN

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/blog Shyju Mathew

      It won’t be a one time. Look unto the author & finisher of faith every single day! God bless u!

  • Lokesh Rane

    Thank you bro. shyju for this superb blog….m blessed….n delivered from my temptation…

    now i know how to tackle desires of my heart….how to overcome them….

    Prayer:
    Thank you Jesus for using bro. shyju to talk me….Bless him..use him more n more for YOUR kingdom…..Thanks Jesus …praise YOU n worship YOU….in Jesus name i pray…AMEN

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      It won’t be a one time. Look unto the author & finisher of faith every single day! God bless u!

  • Shirley

    Nice Blog….”we shouldnt play around with sin”

  • sharon

    thanks bro once again for a inspiring message. every day temptation is around me coz i am working. but coz i pray and read the world of God i can easily flee from it. i will pass this message to the youth ministy in our church which will help them. thank you once again bro shyju. hope to see you soon this year. God Bless You.

  • Victor King

    Great word my brother!

    Grace to you,

    Victor King
    http://victorkingministries.webs.com

  • ElizabethMathew

    wow .. praise the Lord !!!!

  • http://www.olivedose.com/ Kim D’Souza

    “There is no such thing as a small sin. It’s like saying small sin is a little pregnant” It will only get bigger and conceive to evil.   True>>.Sin is Sin in the eyes of God, its we who make it big or small. 

  • ElizabethMathew

    Thank you :) this is indeed helpful ..

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