In the world, lustful appetites are abundant. The world glamorizes selfishness and every type of lust, which are deceitful and will pass
away. However, the Word of God is eternal. By aligning your thoughts
with God's Word, you can conquer the temptations of lust.

  1. When Christians talk about the world they are referring to a system of behaviors and operations.
    1. The world system is a way of thinking that opposes the Word of God.
      1. Do not be tempted to love the world's way of thinking (1 John 2:15-17, AMP).
      2. Align your thinking with the Word of God.
    2. The definition of lust is an intense appetite to fulfill selfish gratifications.
      1. When something is intense, it is extreme.
      2. Lust is a greedy longing of the mind; a craving for sensual gratification.
      3. Lasciviousness describes the intensity of lust without restraints.
      4. Lust is designed to lure you out of the will of God.
      5. There is an abundance of lust in the world.
        1. The origin of all lust is selfishness.
        2. Fear is the root of selfishness.
        3. Selfishness and fear are governed by Satan.
        4. Judge your actions. Are you acting out of love or selfishness?
      6. The pride of life describes the complete reliance on your own ability and resources.
      7. Lust will continue to be a problem if you continue to feed the desire.
    3. As Believers, we are strangers in the world (1 Peter 2:11, AMP).
      1. We are citizens of Heaven.

  2. You are blessed when you overcome temptation (James 1:12-15).
    1. Temptation is pressure applied to your flesh or way of thinking.
      1. The flesh is a way of thinking that opposes the Word of God.
      2. Holiness is having the mind of Christ or one mind with God.
    2. Satan can disrupt your destiny when it is not in line with the Word.
      1. Outlast temptation.
      2. The bait Satan uses are the ungodly desires you have created.
        1. You can be lured by ungodly desires.
        2. Judge your personal life.
      3. Satan's plan is to seduce you back into a sinful lifestyle.
      4. The battle ground is your mind.
      5. Conquer thinking that opposes the Word of God.

Scripture References:

  • 1 John 2:15-17, AMP
  • 1 Peter 2:11, AMP
  • James 1:12-15
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