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The Bondage Of Sin: Pornography

The Bondage Of Sin

Pornography is a sin. That’s just the truth. 

It is not from God, it is of this world. Pornography is not something to think about so lightly, like any other sin. It tangles and destroys your life, whether you believe it or not. It gives you the wrong perspective of things. This act brings out masturbation, adultery, debauchery, covetousness, lust, envy, anger, and hatred for yourself and of the opposite sex. It holds you in bondage. 

Just to bring out some data, porn is one sin that affects all people in the world. Did you that about 37 videos are being created every day for porn? And that 40 million American people visit porn sites? What truly surprised me in a way is that one-third of them are women. It plainly hurts because this is not something that should happen. Not to anyone. 

Now, why am I talking about pornography? Why all of a sudden is this post set on pornography? 

Because this is also my testimony. 

The Bondage of Sin: Pornography

I watched pornography. It did not start out as pornography, but it led to it. I experienced something when I was little that led me to touch myself. Then it led me to watch those new Orleans parties where women flash themselves. Then eventually, when I got a hold of a computer, I started to casually watch pornography. It was not an everyday thing, but it occurred every year, as I think about it. 

And after watching it, I felt so bad. I knew it was terrible. Growing up in a Christian family and learning that pornography is wrong, but I did it anyway. It was horrible as I wrote this. It was only after I had an emotional breakdown or was angry about something that led me to watch it for hours on end, hiding it from my siblings and my parents. 

I was hiding it for a long time

It was something I hid for a long time that affected how I saw myself, the opposite sex, and even made me angry. Do you know what was so hypocritical about it? I would watch these things and judge them at the same time! 

Also, when I was watching it, the thing about it is that I hated watching it. It felt like I was punishing myself for my emotions by watching it! I was not satisfied.

When I got older, it was still the same, but I could not stand it anymore. I always came and asked for forgiveness to God, but I went back to it. I did not want to tell my parents because I knew they would be angry but eventually pray for me. Still, the only thing I would have taken out from communicating with them is their anger.

I was only focused on shame and punishment. That was the enemy’s tactics towards me. I would feel certain emotions about something, which led me to a casual video, eventually pornography. After hours of watching, I would feel ashamed, dirty, disgusted, afraid, distant, sad, and angry all of a sudden. 

The bondage of this sin had to close

But I knew this was wrong, and I had to close that door. I had to close this demonic door. So one day, in my 20s, the cycle started again. It would either be a thought coming into my mind, then I would start watching a harmless video. Then long story short, I went to a pornography site. However, this particular day was different.

I don’t remember how much I watched, but I don’t know if it was the Holy Spirit impressing in on me or something, but I stopped it and went to God about it. Man did I repent, asked for forgiveness, and asked God to remove these feelings and ways that led me to watch it. 

“Submit yourselves therefore to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 NIV

Well, Glory is to God, I have been set free from this for a couple of years now. Whoo, Glory to God! After that prayer, I did not consume any feelings or ways that led me to watch that. It was like I was truly set free.

I was set free

Now I am careful how I manage my emotions and what I watch, and through it all, I give my struggles to God so He can fill me with what I need. 

No, I do not have any struggles with pornography anymore (ALL PRAISES TO GOD). Still, life is a struggle, and the Holy Spirit is patiently pruning me out of it. As long as I got God, life is good. 

Unlike other testimonies I Have read pertaining to this experience, I did not reach out to someone because I wasn’t relatively close to anyone. I wasn’t really close to my parents either, though I loved them, and they cared as parents are to their children. I am not saying that my parents were terrible, but my perspective at the time, my young years, was wrong. 

But if you have someone close to you who love you, is honest and truthful with you, compassionate, and will definitely pray over you, then go to that person. Go to God first, and He will lead you to who you can talk to about this. 

Pornography opens doors to the enemy

Pornography and porn addiction open doors to the demonic realm. So I say this, the spiritual realm is real. Heaven and Hell are real. God is real, and satan is real. And when those doors open, it is difficult to shut them, especially by yourself. You will get tormented with nightmares, which I have before, and it is not a good sight. 

Just like love brings about good fruits, like the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), sin produces death (Romans 6:23).

But WITH GOD, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26). Now that I think about it, God’s hand was on me during those times. After confessing my sins, He dealt with me, as I also had to deal with myself. 

The enemy would sometimes place thoughts in my head, but thank God for the Holy Spirit. All I do is rebuke this spirit in Jesus Christ’s name and bind these thoughts to make it obedient to Jesus Christ (2nd Corinthians 10:5). Then I believed that these attacks are under my feet. I have overcome them in Christ. 

I am a new creature. Therefore, I am new in Christ. The old has gone, and the new has come (2nd Corinthians 5:17). Glory be to God. 

Be set free from this bondage

I urge you to release yourself from this. If it is hard, I encourage you to go to someone you really trust and ask them to pray for you and over you. Because there could also be a demonic spirit living inside of you. I’m not kidding.

So that is when you need someone to cast off this spirit so that you can be free. God is doing new things lately. I have seen this mighty woman of God cast demons out of people, and it has been a joy after joy seeing people being delivered and saved. 

But you come to God with yourself and someone you trust, in agreement, you close the door to this (Matthew 18:20). Trust the Lord, and when you let this go for real, you will really see and feel a change. I immediately noticed it later on in my life. 

Remember that you are not dealing with this by yourself. God is near, and He desires you to seek Him for it with open arms! He wants to remove these things from you and purify you. You just need to let go and let Him. 

Related post: Testimony about pride


God says

So my friend, if you are going through this experience, God says, “come to me, and I will heal you. Lay your burden before me. I know your true identity, and it is found in me. I am your God, your Holy and Loving God. I will not reject you nor condemn you if you come to me with all of your heart, mind, and soul and leave them at my feet. I will never leave you nor forsake you. You will see my hand come through for you.

But you can only do so through my son, Jesus Christ, who came in this world to save you by dying for you. All of your struggles, frustrations, and troubles are laid at His crucifixion. He took all your sins and laid them on himself so you and I can be together. His blood is powerful enough to cleanse all your sins. So come to me, my child, receive Him, and receive Me!”

I hope this post blessed you. 

Until Next Time. 

The Bondage Of Sin

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