(Studies) Internet pornography akin to cocaine – A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits — Brain atrophy – less connectivity between the right caudate and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the seat of executive functions

Internet pornography—akin to cocaine
A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits.
Nicole M. King and Bryce J. Christensen | May 8 2018
The progressives who brought the world the sexual revolution assure one and all that that Internet pornography poses no threat to social or personal well-being; indeed, they argue that Internet pornography deserves the same legal protections afforded expressions of political opinion. But the progressive view on pornography appears ever less credible as evidence accrues showing that addiction to Internet pornography looks very like addiction to cocaine and carries consequences that may prove just as harmful for individuals and families. Continue reading “(Studies) Internet pornography akin to cocaine – A chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuits — Brain atrophy – less connectivity between the right caudate and left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, the seat of executive functions”

Man Quits Porn. Here’s What Happened.

From: natmonitor.com

I Quit Porn. Here’s What Happened.

APRIL 27, 2018 BY MICHAEL PATRICK LEWIS

… I remember my grandfather used to have a stack of Playboy’s in the barn. …

What’s different now is the rapid, ready availability of a seemingly infinite array of pornographic options. …

Some time ago, I quit cold turkey.  Here’s what I noticed.

I have more time to do the things I enjoy.  Whether it’s reading a book, doing a puzzle, or just sleeping, the time I used to spend browsing porn sites, once reclaimed, is significant. …

I have a lot more creative energy.  Irrespective of the time reclaimed, I have more energy to do these things with the time I have available.  In the time since I quit porn, I’ve managed to write another novel.  I’ve also lost about ten pounds.

My imagination has returned, as has my appreciation for natural beauty. …

And I can add myself to the growing multitudes of men who, once they quit, have found that a horde of sexual dysfunctions … seem to resolve themselves.

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(4 min vid) Jan Boshoff: God Will Help But You Must Do Your Part — "You will be tempted and you will be tried, but you have to overcome to be able to enter the kingdom of heaven"

Transcript:

Jesus will help you to overcome sin and temptation, He will deliver you from bondage and addiction but you have to do your part. Jesus will help you to overcome and get into heaven but the you must follow and obey Him. You have to repent, stop sinning, be baptized in water for the washing off of your sin and you must live holy.

You must avoid temptation, avoid sin. You must remove the stumbling blocks. Change your ways. You have to fight temptation, resist the devil and he will flee from you. We read in Hebrews 12:4 “You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;”

We have to change our ways to stay out of temptation to be able to overcome. We read in Hebrews 12:12,13 “Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.”

You will be tempted and you will be tried, but you have to overcome to be able to enter the kingdom of heaven.

The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 10:13 “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”

You have to stop sinning and be holy. You have to work and earn a living. You have to take care of your responsibilities. Jesus will help you in everything, but you have to do your part.

You have to break with sin, bad friends and bad habits. You have to stop sinning, stop cursing, lying, cheating lusting, fornicating, adulterating, cheating, getting yourself into debt, stop being worldly and running after the pleasures of sin. Jesus will help you to overcome but if you do not put in every effort, Jesus will not help you, because you are not serious about following Him. You will end up in hell because of your own laziness and unwillingness. You have to work hard on your salvation.

We read in Luke 13:23“Lord,” someone asked Jesus, “will only a few people be saved?” Jesus answered, 24“Make every effort to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able.”

Jesus will help you, but you must do your part.

May Jesus bless you.

Jesus is alive and hell is real. I am here to introduce you to Jesus Christ so that you can know Him, follow Him and have eternal life. Subscribe to my channel to learn more about Jesus. May Jesus bless you.

WITNESS FOR JESUS!


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(3 min vid) Jan Boshoff: Happiness Is…

Transcript:

People look for happiness in many places and in various things. They look for happiness in relationships, possessions and achievements. They look for security in money, qualifications, knowledge and skills. All their happiness is just temporary and things never turn out as they expected. In the end it is all a  matter of chasing after wind.

There is only one way to have complete happiness and that is to know and follow Jesus Christ.   

The psalmist wrote in Psalm 34:7 “Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Don’t become religious. Religion cannot make you happy, it can only give you false security and temporary euphoria.

Go after Jesus. Seek His company, His approval and His guidance. Follow and obey Him and you will find, joy,  happiness, peace, and fulfillment.

Seek Him in prayer. Obey His teachings as recorded in the gospel, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Repent from all sin. Turn away from running after your own pleasures and ambition. Stop sinning and running after sensuality. Be holy, be baptized in water and seek the approval of Jesus. Always have Jesus on your mind. Long for Him and He will give His Spirit in you. You will experience His presence and fellowship. He will guide and teach  you, in all things and He will fullfill you. He will give you the desires of your heart.

My delight is to bring people to Jesus because I know it is the only way to have complete happiness.

Do you want happiness?

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all the other things will be added unto you.  Jesus knows us. He knows just what we need to be happy.

Jesus is Lord. Delight yourself in Him and He will give you the desires of your heart.

May Jesus bless you.

Jesus is alive and hell is real. I am here to introduce you to Jesus Christ so that you can know Him, follow Him and have eternal life. Subscribe to my channel to learn more about Jesus. May Jesus bless you.   

WITNESS FOR JESUS!


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(vid) Boshoff: Keep Yourself Clean Pure and Holy — There's only one way to have eternal life and that is to follow and obey Jesus Christ, reserve yourself unto Him • Without holiness no man will enter the kingdom of God

Transcript: 
Many Christian believers are living in sin and unholiness. They are religious, they go to church, they know the Bible, and they think they are saved, but they have no communion with Jesus Christ, because they are living in sin. We have to keep ourselves pure and holy in order to be in communion with Jesus. Jesus has no communion with sinning believers. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit for Him to dwell in and if we defile our bodies, if we allow ourselves to be soiled and dirty, filled with sin immorality, then the Holy Spirit will leave us, we will not have any relationship with Jesus. 
We have to live pure and holy and then Jesus will come and dwell in us, but if we do not obey Jesus, and we do not live according to His Commandments, in holiness and righteousness, in obedience to him then He will not dwell in us we will not have any communion with Him we will not have the hope of salvation. 
We read the words of Jesus in John chapter 14 verse 21, He said:“He who has my Commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me, and he who loves me will be loved by My Father, and I will love Him, and I will disclose myself to Him.”  Jesus is saying that if we obey His commandments then He will love, us and He will come and dwell with us and He will disclose Himself to us. He will speak to us. His Spirit will dwell in us. In verse 23 we read Jesus said:“If anyone loves Me he will keep my word, and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make our abode with him.” 
Jesus will come and live with you and me, if we love him and we obey Him, and we keep His words, but we must keep ourselves pure and holy, because our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit for Him to dwell in and He does not dwell with impurity and with sin. If we allow ourselves to be soiled the Holy Spirit will leave us. 
The Apostle Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 6 verse 9:” Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you, but you were washed, you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.” We were all sinners, but if we have a come to Jesus we are not sinners anymore, then we have turned away from sin and we keep ourselves holy for Jesus Christ, for His Holy Spirit to dwell in. 
In verse 15 Paul says:”Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute?  May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her, for He says the two shall become one flesh, but the one who joins himself to the Lord is one Spirit with Him. Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside of the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, Whom you have from God and you are not your own, for you have been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.”
 Many Christian believers live in adultery and fornication. Many are homosexual. They live in morality. Their minds are defiled through the media, video games, TV, movies, pornography and bad company, worldly friends. They have become conditioned to evil, watching soap opera, and participating and worldly entertainment. They are of the world. They are not pure, they are not holy and they cannot be in communion with Jesus, they have no hope of salvation. Merely believing in Jesus cannot save us. We must repent, stop sinning, be holy, turn to Jesus, be baptized in water for the washing off of sin, and then keep yourself clean, be a temple of the Holy Spirit, in which He can dwell. If you allow yourself to be defiled again, then the Holy Spirit will leave you. 
If you once knew Jesus, if you once followed Jesus and you backslid, you went away from Jesus, then repent and cleanse yourself, get rid of your sin get, rid of your bad friends. Purify yourself of your  cleanliness, your immorality. Make yourself a pure vessel, clean and acceptable unto Jesus, or else you will never be in communion with Him. 
Jesus gives His Holy Spirit in those who seek Him, who obey Him and who live holy. Most professing Christians have no relationship with Jesus. They have no communion with Jesus. Jesus said:”My sheep hear My voice, they listen to Me and they follow Me.” Very few Christians know the voice of Jesus. Very few follow Him. It is because they’re living in sin. It is because they are not holy and receptive vessels, they are not pure. They do not reserve themselves unto Jesus Christ and therefor they are not fit for the kingdom of heaven. 
We have to purify ourselves of all uncleanliness, all immorality, all sin, all worldliness, and put our focus on Jesus; be a suitable vessel for the Holy Spirit to dwell in, and then He will speak to us. He will guide us. He will teach us. We will be in communion with Him, but if we allow sin to come in, if we give the devil a foothold [a ‘place,’ the Greek word really says – editor], then the Holy Spirit of Christ will leave us. He will go silent on us, because we choose evil, and through our choice of wrong and of evil we reject Jesus Christ and we stray from Him, we stop following Him and go on the wrong path. 
Many have never followed Jesus. They have never been in that close relationship with Him. They believe they are saved but they are on the broad road to destruction. There’s only one way to have eternal life and that is to follow and obey Jesus Christ, reserve yourself unto Him, seek Him always in prayer and He will reveal Himself to you. Stay with Jesus until the very end and you will be saved, but if you are not holy you will not see Him. Without holiness no man shall see God. Without holiness no man will enter the kingdom of God. Without holiness nobody will have any relationship with Jesus Christ.
Keep yourself clean and walk with Jesus.
May Jesus bless you.

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Mario Murillo: Worship leaders dressed like hookers and drunk pastors — Demonic engines drive this agenda. That makes the carnal church and her leaders special villains in the eyes of God • When they—who are supposed to be leading the charge against darkness—instead, help advance the darkness, they are traitors.  But doing it when it helps destroy our freedoms makes it high treason • To our great horror, pastors, instead of purifying themselves for the battle of their life—instead of seeking holy fire to combat the evil—many are gorging on cheap grace, testing the limits of decency, and falling into dangerous addictions

Worship leaders dressed like hookers and drunk pastors
By Mario Murillo
Today, churches have built rogue altars.  Worship leaders prance church stages in stripper outfits.  They see nothing wrong with it.  They even teach that the body is a beautiful thing and if you have bad thoughts, it’s in your mind.  The Bible disagrees.  Proverbs 7: 10 Says, “And there a woman met him, With the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.”  The NIV says, “clothes of a prostitute.” The Word is saying if you wear the uniform, there’s got to be a reason.
We have pastors getting drunk with their staff after church.  They began by justifying wine and then moved on to hard liquor.  They justify it with grace teaching from beyond the Bible.
Both acts come from the same wickedness—abandoning the Bible.  The Bible is gone as a standard.  It is no longer regarded as the word of God.
Now, if you ever listened to anything I have ever said then get this: You are watching a moral civil war.  A great army has come against us.  They are not Russians.  They are not Iranian.  They are Americans.
They are a confederation of teachers who want to teach your child how to use sex toys—who want to get them to experiment with gender.  …
The ideas and values that created America are under heavy attack.  It is not just a physical war it is in the spirit world.  Demonic engines drive this agenda.  That makes the carnal church and her leaders special villains in the eyes of God.
Scantily clad women on stage and inebriated ministers are no longer just a matter of hypocrisy and carnality…it is blasphemy.   When they—who are supposed to be leading the charge against darkness—instead, help advance the darkness, they are traitors.  But doing it when it helps destroy our freedoms makes it high treason.
It is left to the Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Pastors and Evangelists to take up the mantle for this hour.  But, to our great horror…instead of purifying themselves for the battle of their life—instead of seeking holy fire to combat the evil—many are gorging on cheap grace, testing the limits of decency, and falling into dangerous addictions. Continue reading “Mario Murillo: Worship leaders dressed like hookers and drunk pastors — Demonic engines drive this agenda. That makes the carnal church and her leaders special villains in the eyes of God • When they—who are supposed to be leading the charge against darkness—instead, help advance the darkness, they are traitors.  But doing it when it helps destroy our freedoms makes it high treason • To our great horror, pastors, instead of purifying themselves for the battle of their life—instead of seeking holy fire to combat the evil—many are gorging on cheap grace, testing the limits of decency, and falling into dangerous addictions”

To be free from lust, we must first realize we're in a demonic prison

Lust is a prison. Actual demons drive lust internally, when we don’t *completely* shut the door through a determination to be holy, by God’s grace, His enabling power to overcome.
My vision:

“LUST ‘the poison that kills the soul’ FREEDOM! My experience: How DEMONS DRIVE heterosexual and homosexual lust in ‘Christians’ — The bad news is that demons drive lust. The good news is that demons drive lust, because freedom lies straight ahead!

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