4 agents of lust that characterize lustful temptation

In continuation of the article “Guarding against lustful temptation 1”; today, we shall start to look at the four agents of lust by which we can characterize lustful temptation: they are, 1) information, 2) the lust of the eye, 3) the lust of the flesh and 4) the pride of life.

Information – refers to real information or misinformation. The aftermath of events after receiving information depends on your action after you have received it. Many Christians have received wrong messages which have caused them to fall for temptation and thus derailed them from the faith. It was misinformation that caused Eve to crave for the deception of satan. But for our Lord Jesus Christ, the devil’s misinformation did not cause him to do against the will of God.

Whenever you receive any information, either true or false, be on guard. As Christians, the Bible advised that we should put on the whole armor of God, that,

  • You may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil
  • That you may be able to stand in the evil day
  • Having faith in the Lord with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one (Eph.6:10-18)

Spiritual weakness leads to physical weakness. Your spiritual and physical preparedness and ability to move against temptation and overcome is paramount since any information is uncertain until it is proved. Therefore, at first instance, when temptation comes, go into prayer; if possible add a fasting to it; divine intervention will take control.

By Lawrence Abitogun

Related posts:

  1. Guarding against Lustful Temptation Part 7; Prayer bulletin for Year 2014
  2. Guarding against Lustful Temptation
  3. Guarding against Lustful Temptation part 6
  4. Guarding against Lustful Temptation 1
  5. Guarding against Lustful Temptation, part 3

About the Author

Lawrence B. Abitogun, called by the special grace of the Almighty God through our Lord Jesus Christ; by the empowerment of the Holy Ghost, witnessing and preaching the gospel to the world, was born to a Christian parents at Uso, Ondo state, Nigeria. He received his elementary and secondary education in Nigeria from 1959-1971. He obtained a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts and a Master of Science in Industrial Arts at North Texas State University, Denton TX USA in 1979 and 1982 respectively.

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