How You Can Win the Battle to Break Free From Drug Addiction
You Can Win the Battle to Break Free From Drug Addiction
Drug abuse is not just a physical addiction or a biological or chemical problem. It is a spiritual stronghold. You can’t fight this battle on your own
Pharmakeia is the root word from which we get our English word pharmacy or pharmacist. Pharmakeia is translated as witchcraft or sorcery. It speaks of the occult magical arts which are often found in connection with idolatry. Drug dependency, like witchcraft, becomes a powerful, demonic stronghold.
A Spiritual stronghold must be fought with spiritual weapons.
Learn from Jesus himself on how to overcome temptation:
Jesus Is Tested in the Wilderness
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him. Matthew 4:1-11
How did Jesus defeat Satan and resist temptation?
He used the WORD OF God … It is written!
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:9-11
Hide these verses in your heart by reading this verse over and over again until you have them memorized. Meditate on them.
When you are tempted in your own mind or by others to sin against God by using drugs, slowly say these verses aloud until the cravings and voice of the enemy ceases.
But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
Then give your Heavenly Father praise and thanks for the victory.
Posted on September 30, 2019, in Biblical Insights into Combating Addiction and tagged addiction, drug abuse, drug dependency, drugs, pharmakeia, spiritual stronghold. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.