There are countless amount of people who are addicted to masturbation. In the Church, masturbation addiction is also very prevalent. Many Christians are struggling with this habit– most times secretly, as this is not a habit that is frequently spoken about openly; thus, causing many people to continue to struggle with their addiction almost with a sense of hopeless. It has also been discovered that equal to men who are struggling with being addicted to masturbation – females are also just as susceptible too.
In this article, we will be looking at how to obtain deliverance from masturbation through the power that is available in Jesus Christ. So if you are someone who is struggling with this addiction and don’t know where to turn, I pray that this information will help you to understand how you can go about breaking masturbation addiction through prayer.
Often times, masturbation addiction is accompanied by an addiction to pornography. You frequently find that one compliments the other. The prerequisite to obtaining deliverance from masturbation is a willing heart that desires to be obedient to Christ and the word of God, which commands us to abstain from sexual sins (1 Thessalonians 4: 3-5).
With the desire to want to live right and walk in holiness unto the Lord, the next step is to know the authority we have available to us as followers of Christ in breaking addictions. The word states: “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled (2 Corinthians 10: 3-6 KJV) .”
In this particular scripture, we see that through Christ we have the power to break the power of all strongholds; pull down every imagination, and bring our entire bean under subjection to the lordship of Christ, and the obedience of the word of God. In other words, God has promised us total victory over every addiction and bondage, through the weapons of our warfare that he has equipped us with.
What are Strongholds?
From a spiritual perspective, a stronghold is anything that causes someone to be enslaved to a particular habit, or way of thinking. Behind most strongholds you often find demonic influence. This is why breaking free from addictions such as masturbation is so difficult because demonic spirits often attach themselves to a person to ensure they stay bound and never reaching their full potential in God.
No wonder attempts to crucify the flesh often proves futile – this is because you can’t crucify a demonic spirit, you have to cast it out and then seek to crucify the flesh afterwards, which will become a lot easier once the demonic bondage has been broken.
Obtaining Deliverance from Masturbation
To obtain deliverance from masturbation, you will need to pray a special prayer of rebuke or a deliverance prayer. Since you are dealing with a real spiritual bean that is operating on under legal right, you will have to renounce it (Audibly announcing to the spirit that you no longer want to continue to masturbate, or allow it to continue to manipulate your sexuality in that manner.). Then command it to leave you in the name of Jesus Christ!
Here is a prayer you can use. Sincerely pray this prayer out loud to help to find freedom from masturbation addiction:
Dear Lord Jesus, I come to you as my Lord and savior and my deliverer. I repent of all my sins – known and unknown – I’m sorry for them all – I renounce them all. I ask you now to forgive me of all my sins. I forgive all others as I would like for you to forgive me. Wash me now, and cleanse me in your blood! I thank you now, Lord Jesus that through your finish work on the cross – I can be set free from masturbation and pornography addiction!
Now, begin to command the spirits to leave you!
You evil spirits that cause me to be bound to masturbation and pornography – I renounce you and all your works! I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to loose your grip and go from me now!
You may have to continue to rebuke them, and continue to command the spirits to leave in Jesus name, as demons can be very stubborn at times. But if you continue to tell them you break their hold in Jesus name, and plea the blood of Jesus, they will eventually leave.
During rebuking the demons, you may feel like you want to throw up, cough, sneeze, make deep yarns, or even scream, along with other manifestations – don’t worry about it! Demons often manifest in such manner while leaving your body. But how to know that they have left – you will feel a sense of relief; or you’ll no longer feel so sexually sensitive where you are so easily aroused. As is frequent with masturbation addiction, you often get easily aroused, causing your sex drive to feel out of control.
After the spirits are gone, that overwhelming out of control sex drive will diminish; and you will find it much easier to crucify the flesh.
How to retain your deliverance?
Bear in mind that expelling the demons is just phase one of your deliverance. To maintain your deliverance, you first will need to start changing your pattern of thinking by renewing your mind with the word of God (Romans 12: 1-2). Then seek frequent fellowship with other believers, so your heart and focus will always remain on the Lord, as the Devil is always looking for an opportunity to have you once again entangled in the yoke of bondage. Therefore, it is imperative for you not to give any place to the Devil!
You must seek to avoid anything that will tempt you to want to look at pornography. Keep prayerful and thankful. Maintain an atmosphere of praise.
I hope you found this helpful. May the Lord enable you to walk in total victory continuously.