Before we started winning our battles for purity, we had a number of false starts – partly because we hadn’t really made a decision. We sort of wanted purity, and sort of didn’t. We didn’t understand the Enemy and how to approach the battle. The whole business of sexual integrity was mysterious.
Satan’s greatest weapon against you is deception. He knows Jesus has already purchased your freedom. He also knows that once you see the simplicity of this battle, you’ll win in short order, so he deceives and confuses. He tricks you into thinking you’re a helpless victim, someone who’ll need years of group therapy. He tells you that sexual sin is just part of being a man, and there’s nothing you can do about it. He tells you all about sexual addiction and makes you believe that you’re not a sex addict, that you’re off the hook, that you don’t need an obedient life.
Today I will make every effort to remove
the deception surrounding the Enemy as
I launch into battle.