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Related Scripture.

Let the Scripture itself speak concerning our relationship to temptation.

  Mark 14:38
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Pray to avoid temptation.
  Luke 11:4
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Pray to the Father for guidance from temptation.
  I Co.10:13:a
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All temptations are commonly experienced.
  Heb.4:15; 2:18
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Jesus was tempted in common with all men that He might aid and assist all in their own hour.
  I Co.10:13b,c
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God knows and will not allow temptation to exceed our point of consent without providing for us an avenue of escape.
  II Pe.2:9
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God knows how to deliver us in our temptation.
  James 1:13
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Let no man accuse God for the evil that does fall him.
  I Co.7:5
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Do not give occasion for Satan to tempt.
  James 1:14
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We are tempted when enticed away by our own lusts.
  James 1:2-3
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Temptations endured produces joy, faith, and patience.
  James 1:12
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He who overcomes temptation will be blessed and rewarded.
  James 4:8
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Temptation is endured by: 1)submission to God; 2)resisting Satan; 3)drawing close to God.
  Ephesians 6:11
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Resistance to Satan is possible by being suited in the complete armor provided by God.
8 PRACTICAL WAYS TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION.
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Pray to avoid. (Avoid those known times, places, and events.)
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Quote scripture. (Any scripture you know to rebuke Satan)
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Sing a melody of praise to the Holy Father. (Keep repeating if necessary.)
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Open and read His Word. (Aloud if possible)
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Call a praying friend.
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Do something in service for someone in Jesus' name.
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Be aware of His constant presence with you, in every moment and every thought ( II Co.10:5).
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Finally, just say NO! in Jesus' name. And walk away! (Staying alert all the while looking for that promised avenue of escape)
  KNOW & AND NEVER FORGET THESE 3 SCRIPTURES.
  Heb.11:35b -12:4
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Remember, you have not yet had to resist unto blood striving against sin.
  I John 1:8,10
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Be cautioned: If we say we have no sin, we lie and deceive ourselves.
  I John 1:9; 2:1
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But remember, if we do sin, Christ will forgive us if we confess with a humble heart!
  FINAL TRUTH.
 
Remember, great victories most often come from small battles won. So, deal with temptations as they present themselves for that moment. God will strengthen again for the next. Do not try to lump them into one giant bag and attempt to overcome them all, and all at once.


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