This one is a gift from Nigerian Gospel Music Maestro, Frank Edwards , to his fans all over on this day, the 5th Anniversary of Rocktown Records.

On the track, He features his brother, friend and colleague, Joe Praize. Speaking about the track and in the spirit of celebration, Frank Edwards says;
“As we celebrate our 5th Year Anniversary as ROCKTOWN, we have a lot to be grateful for. God has been good to us…but then I thought, to whom much is given much is required. So it is time to stand tall, it is time to do more! It is time to OVERTAKE!!!!
Overtake in your career, your job…Everywhere !!! Thank you for supporting us through the years, you are more than just a fan, you are family!

JOIN THE CELEBRATION with OVERTAKE by Frank Edwards featuring Joepraize. #Rocktownindabuilding On Christ The Solid Rock We Stand!!” – Frank Edwards

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Good morning, Folks, hope you all are doing greatly.

The Lord is mindful of your service to Him through your works in His Vineyard. Remember, He comes soonest and His reward is with Him. He also won’t forget your labour of Love in which you assist in Ministring to both the spiritual and physical needs of the people around.

Hold fast to the conviction which you have in the Lord, stay firmly planted in His will; in no sooner time, it shall payoff.

The race we have been called to run, is a crucial one, our speed and input matters a lot; be precised, be agile, be alert; for your little contribution to the growth of the Kingdom is as important as the Sun to a withering plant. In which a wrong exposure to the sun can further kill the plant; an absence from the sun can also do same: therefore, for the plant to be restored to its proper course, the Sun must be applied wisely; in the same way, your effort towards the Kingdom, if not fashioned in the right will, can be a waste or even harmful to the Kingdom. But am hopeful that your works are not trash-worthy.

So lay aside every weight, weakness, nonchalancy, apathy or idiosyncrasies that has become a bane to your productivity in the Kingdom. These are things that will slow you down and eventually wear you out if not flushed out.

See to it that you examine yourself daily and remain in Faith at all times, for we know not the time or the period when our King shall return. Be found in Faith always, don’t wave in and out, for the Master of the Universe comes unexpectedly and His reward is with Him.

Be focused, do what is expected of you, respect the Scriptures and those placed above you. for in Scriptural subordination and respect for constituted authorities, lies the Keys to a successful outing on earth and a rewarding and warm reception in heaven, when the world comes to a halt.

I love you, and my ernest prayer for you, is that you’ll successfully finish the race before you and be rewarded after it all.
Cheers.

Ralph Hephzibah Ehiabhi.

Have you ever wondered why God carefully positioned a membrane of blood in a lady’s sexual opening? It is a thin thiny membrane that partially or completely covers the opening of the vagina.
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It is called the “HYMEN”. Why would God-Our Maker put a breakable tissue full of blood at the very door of the sexual opening of the female? Why is it so carefully placed at that entrance, like a ribbon tied at the entrance of a new house about to be launched? Why is it filled withblood that spills away when it is broken? Why?

Without doubt, the HYMEN IS A GATE! It was God (our creator) who set that blood- filled vessel there as a covenant blockage, a sign and a token of a covenant between the bearer and whoever plunges into her opening. Before God, the disvirginity of a lady is not a casual act of fun. It is a serious covenant struck and confirmed by the blood shed on that day. This is God’s way of saying, “Whoever plunges in to this woman shall only be able to do so by making a blood covenant to be joined to her for the rest of his life, from that point onward. Little wonder why sexual intercourse was designed by God to take place only and only after the marriage contract is sealed. The one who made the body (the hormones, organs, nerves, tissues, e.t.c)said it in clear terms in 1Cor.6:13 ,

“Now, the body is not for fornication”.

Anyone who chooses to use the body for fornication must know that he/ she is working directly against God’s plan and there would definitely be a consequence either now or at old age! There is a spiritual bonding, a supernatural process that takes place in a lady’s heart to the first guy that enters in to her especially at that particular time when the hymen breaks. There is no covenant without blood: this is why the membrane contains enough of it. As a matter of fact, what happens the first time a lady has sex is not just sex but an immersion and a bathing of the man with her hymen blood to initiate a covenant that is highly recognized in the spirit realm of both light and darkness! The first time this happens just marks her opening day covenant ceremony and each subsequent experience goes on to further refresh or strengthen that covenant or establish another version of it with another person. Many have washed useless boys with that hymen- blood.

Many have struck irreversible covenants with men that have nothing to do with their destiny. Many have shared that hymen blood in sexual activity with demon-possessed men while some others have struck such precious covenants with candle sticks as they exercised sex with it. If only they knew,many girls who carelessly allowed themselves to be disvirgined in a bid to be among the so called “big girls” would never have done so. The Bible says it in clear terms:

“Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot (through sexual activity) is one with her (1 Cor. 6:16).

This is why many girls are not yet married yet their spiritual composition is already shattered and imbalanced, because they have mingled their souls with that of different men. Dear Singles,know today that there is a definite proportion of your virtue that leaves you each time a man enters into you and when that man leaves you, he leaves with it. Just imagine how much of t would be lost each time a man enters into you without any properly signed marriage bond or contract. Sex is a spiritual affair. A giving of yourself to another. All of these things have strong and terrible spiritual implications. A broken hymen opens you up to the spirit of the man that broke it, any other spirit whatsoever that may have mingled with that man’s spirit, those who have mingled theirs with him and the spirit of any other man that enters into you thereafter. The fun part is that pre-marital sex is not funny at all.

What happens between the lines could be deadly and dangerous. The very first day a lady, or a man does that, there will be spiritual transfer of destiny. The sin of fornication gives demons and the occult direct access into your God’s given destiny. So guys, zip up! Girls wise up!! It doesn’t matter, matters a lot. BIG THINGS COMES FROM LITTLE THINGS WE DO!!!

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Dunnie is back again, but not with a cover this time …The Afro fusion singer who was a finalist in last year ’ s TV gameshow ‘ Star
the winner is ’ drops a conscious and scintillating tune which centres around the challenges being faced by women telling two different stories of domestic abuse they face in the Nigerian society today…

She titles this one “MY TOMORROW” and it was produced by RayBeats.

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Can you tell if your worship leaders are spiritually bankrupt?

In the past several years there has been no shortage of prominent contemporary Christian leaders denouncing Christ either with their words or their actions. One time I ministered to a young man involved in the gospel music scene, and he confided in me that he almost lost his faith because of what he experienced when he went on tour with a band. (He said other gospel music performers regularly propositioned him!) That being said, as a pastor and trans-local minister, I have come to the conclusion that many involved in Christian worship seem to have a very superficial relationship with the Lord and His Church. (I thank God we have had a strong process for ministry involvement in our local congregation. Hence, we usually have worship leaders with a solid walk with the Lord.)

Also, I write this in the context as one who was a professional musician who served on
the worship team of our local church.

The following are some of the reasons I believe why many worship performers are spiritually bankrupt:
(Based on my personal observation, not based
on hard data)

1. Many are hirelings and not committed members to one church.
I have been shocked and dismayed to see how many large churches just hire out their worship team members, even if they are not committed Christians or committed to their
local church. Consequently, when a gifted singer or musician first comes to Christ, they are sucked into a culture of play for pay and
go where the dollars are rather than where the Lord is truly leading them.

2. Pastors do not enforce the same standards upon talented singers and musicians.
Many pastors turn the other way when it comes to the immoral or unethical behavior of their most talented musicians and singers.
The reason for this is obvious :These performers help draw crowds into their congregation.

3. Often talented people get ahead without being deeply rooted in Christ.
Many people in this field find they get promoted, idolized and celebrated in their church merely because of their talent.Consequently, they have a superficial lifestyle and rarely see the need to die to self, seek God and allow God to penetrate their soul.

4. Gifted Christian performers are idolized in the church.
We, evangelicals, have created a culture of entertainment that empowers and promotes the most gifted among us. These very gifted singers and performers are admired and celebrated for their abilities in a way that is not different from “The Voice” or “American Idol.” With all this adulation in the environment, it is no surprise that many Christian bands and performers are lifted up with pride and never mature in their faith.

5. The focus of worship is more about them than about Jesus.
The church usually puts talented singers and performers front and center during Sunday services. Hence, a service is largely judged by how good the band performed. This is the kind of setting that
engenders man worship instead of Jesus worship. Worship leaders and performers often have big egos to match their talent and many subconsciously (and erroneously) think that the service is all about them.

6. They often don’t sit under the Word after they perform.
I am amazed with how often I see many worship team members leave the service after they perform. I guess they think that the highlight of the service was their performance and everything else that ensues, including preaching, is a letdown.

7. They perform but do not worship from the heart.
When the pastor and congregation only care about the talent and effect of the worship experience, they perpetuate a culture of performance more than a culture of worship. Consequently, band members and singers will then focus more on performance than on worship. This result is band members programmed to equate worship more with performance than with drawing close to God.

8. They are overly sensitive and do not easily receive correction.
In my opinion, many in the music world are overly sensitive, ego-driven megalomaniacs. (I know, because as a professional music analyst for many years, I was or am guilty of this!) Folks like this are very competitive and have a hard time admitting they are wrong. This does not make it easy for a pastor to bring correction to them since their identity is rooted more in their ability than in their God.
9. They do not study the Word but rely upon performance sessions in church for their walk.
Many years ago I was shocked to realize that many of the worship leaders I got to know had no prayer life and rarely cracked open the Bible for personal study! Often they depended upon worship practice or the Sunday services to try to connect with God. It alarmed me that many worship leaders were not themselves worshippers!

10. They do not have a spiritually mature worship person leading the team.
All of the previous points mentioned could be dealt with if the worship leader held them accountable. Of course, this will only happen if the worship leader is not a diva but a real disciple of Christ. Leaders set the culture of a team, and if he or she is a spiritually immature “performer,” then most likely the whole team will be more about performance than worship.

In conclusion, I pray pastors and leaders will have the courage to sit down talented but prideful, worldly worship team members, so that Jesus will once again be the center of our worship.

Part 1 By Os Hillman

In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of them a message to
give to the other. About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing.

In November of 2007 I had the privilege of interviewing Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With and Mission. Following is an excerpt of that interview as he describes the meeting with Bill Bright that day.
“As we came in and greeted each other, {we were friends for quite a while}, and I was reaching for my yellow paper that I had written
on the day before. And he said, ‘Loren, I want to show you what God has shown me!’ And it was
virtually the same list that God had given me the day before.

Three weeks later, my wife Darlene had seen Dr. Francis Schaeffer on TV and he had
the same list, so I realized that this was for the body of Christ.
I gave it for the first time in Hamburg,Germany at the big cathedral there to a group of
hundreds of young people that had gathered at that time. And I said, “These are the areas that you can go into as missionaries Here they are: First, it’s the institution set up by God first,
the family. After the family was church, or the people of God. The third was the area of school,
or education. The fourth was media, public communication, in all forms, printed and electronic The fifth was what I call celebration, the arts entertainment, and sports, where you celebrate within a culture.The sixth would be the whole area of the economy, which starts with innovations in science and technology, productivity, sales, and service. The whole area
we often call it business but we leave out sometimes the scientific part, which actually raises the wealth of the world Anything new, like making sand into chips for a microchip, that increases wealth in the world. And then of course prediction sales and service helps to spread the wealth. And so the last was the area of government. Now government, the Bible shows in Isaiah 33 verse 22 that there are three branches of government, so it’s all of the three branches judicial, legislative, and executive And then there are subgroups under all of those seven groups. And there are literally thousands upon thousands of sub-groups But those seven can be considered like Caleb:’Give me this mountain,’ and they can be a ‘mountain’ to achieve for God. Or they can be a classroom that
you’re going to disciple a nation in, Because Jesus said, ‘Go and disciple all nations.’ And it also can affect us because in those areas we can be changed, transformed by the Holy Spirit to be effective missionaries into the area that God has called us into, and we will see it as not just a job to get money to stay alive, but ‘as the Father sent Me, so send I you,’ Jesus said. Therefore, we can be missionaries, where the word ‘missionary’ means ‘one sent’, and one sent of Jesus, if you’re a lawyer in a legal office, you are sent of God.You’re sent to be his missionary, or if you’re in Hollywood, or you’re working as a dentist, or you’re working as a doctor, everything you can do for the glory of God. You may be in the area of foodservices. The
Bible says in Zach 14:20 that even the cooking pot will be called ‘holy’ to the Lord. That’s foodservices. Or transportation Everything from a bus driver to an airplane pilot or to a car dealer or whatever it is, it says even the veils of horses will be called holy to the Lord.

So we make whatever we do, if we do it as unto the Lord, a sanctified, or a holy work, it is Holy unto the Lord.It’s not just the pulpit on Sunday, that’s one of the spheres. It’s also all the other spheres together, and that’s how we achieve advancing the kingdom of God.”

Loren proceeded to explain how they began to equip young people with these 7 spheres in mind through their schools they established all over the world.

What Happened?
As I listened to his story I could not help but ask myself, “Well, if that began more than thirty years ago, why are we in the condition we are in today? We are not winning the culture; we are losing it.” Loren Cunningham and Bill Bright have done a wonderful work for the Kingdom. Who could question how God had worked in and through their ministries. Yet, I had to ponder whether the strategy that was used to respond to this message was the best strategy.

You see, one of the mountains of culture is Religion. This is also known as the Church Mountain. The door that was used to reach the culture by Loren and Bill was the Religious Mountain. They trained young people in the Church Mountain and sent them out as missionaries.
These young people were being trained to win the world through evangelism. Once they won one person to the Lord, they moved to the next person. They appealed to the young people to be missionaries to win the lost. This appeal was seen as a higher calling. They often had to raise
support and live on only what they needed to exist. This also contributed to a poverty spirit
mindset and a dualism that said, “This is a higher call than working in a secular job.” This sacred-secular divide became rampant among evangelical Christians and can be traced back to the Catholic era of 300 A.D. in which paid clergy were elevated to a higher “spiritual” position than common working people.

Consequently, over the centuries this has affected men and women to believe there is actually a higher call in vocational ministry. Decades passed and these
young people were a byproduct of a cultural mindset that did not see secular education as a means of impacting culture, but saw it as a cop out and even a lesser call, or in some cases, evidence of backsliding and selling out to mammon and an ungodly society.
I wonder what would have happened if we had trained them biblically and then encouraged
them to go to Columbia University or Harvard or Yale and prepared them for a career in business, government, media, or entertainment to reach the culture through the these mountains. This is where real societal change is going to take place because this is where the authority lies to make societal change.

Gospel of Salvation vs Gospel of the Kingdom
Landa Cope, author of The Old Testament Template, tells how several years ago a British journalist did a documentary on the most Christianized city in America. She wanted to know the impact that a city which was the most Christianized had on the culture of that city. Christianized meant the city had the largest concentration of church attendance The city that met that criteria was Dallas, Texas. Her research compared statistics on:

•Health care
•Hospitals
•Emergency care
•Contagious diseases
•Infant mortality rate
•Job availability

They compared general economics such as:
• How easy is it to get a job?
• How easy is it to get housing?
• The relationship between potential income and potential housing.
• Homelessness
• Racism
• The existence of abuse
• Crime rates
• Economic discrepancies

The results of her findings were that the city was one of the lowest ranking cities in the nation providing core services and the city was having little positive impact on the condition of the city. No one would want to live in a city in that condition. This should be very disturbing to every follower of Christ in that city.

When the journalist asked a group of Dallas pastors their response to their findings many made this statement: “Those things do not
concern us. We are spiritual leaders”.

I was reminded of a statement Martin Luther said many years earlier: “A gospel that does not deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all.”

This case study is another evidence of the preaching of the Gospel of Salvation versus the Gospel of the Kingdom. Jesus preached the Gospel of Salvation but focused on the Gospel of the Kingdom more. This was because He wanted to bring the Gospel into every aspect of a person’s life-including their work life. The early church gospel changed the culture and everything in it. Today, we often stop at salvation, which is a bit like sitting down after crossing the Jordan River. We have only fulfilled a small portion of the mission. This has led to a more liberalized society. We have become a society more concerned with the rapture than
thinking about ways the Gospel could penetrate every sphere of life.

God’s First Instruction to Man
In order to understand God’s original intent for mankind we must go back to the first book of the Bible. In Genesis we find these words: “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground” (Gen 1:28).
God wanted man to rule the earth in cooperation with Him. We were to be stewards of the earth.

The Bible tells us that God created everything and rules over everything. “All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence (Col 1:16-18).
God’s original intent was that individuals and nation’s were to obey God and if they did so
they would:
• Prosper in every way
• Fulfill their unique purpose
• Fulfill God’s overall plan
• Receive their God-ordained inheritance individually and as a nation In essence, all creation would reflect His glory as a result of their obedience to Him. This would allow them to have dominion over all the earth and fulfill what He spoke to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 28:1-2:
“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.”

We have an obedience problem
So what happened to this wonderful plan? Adam and Eve changed this when they decided to sin by eating from the tree of good and evil. God had set up boundaries that they had to live
within, but they chose to go outside those boundaries.

What was lost in the garden? Several things were lost as a result of man’s sin in the
Garden of Eden:
• We lost our intimate relationship with God.
• We lost our ability to work unhindered. Work went from joy and worship to sweat and toil because the ground had been cursed, making it more difficult to earn a living from the soil.
•Women would have pain in childbirth
• There would be strife between people
• Evil entered the world and resulted in murder, shame, guilt and various sorts of evils that became byproducts of this fallen state. Dominion was lost in the Garden. However, when Jesus Christ returned to earth He did so for one purpose: to reclaim that which had been lost inthe Garden. Jesus came to reclaim what Satan
took in the garden.
•”For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).
•”For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself allthings, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” (Colossians 1:19-20).
“There is one body and one Spirit-just as you were called to one hope when you were called-
one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all” (Eph 4:4-6). Jesus returned to reclaim His Lordship over all
domains of influence: (not just Lord over salvation)

He re-established His position as:
•King of Kings – the Lord of Justice
•Jehovah Jireh – Lord of Economics
•Father, Lord of the family
•Creator God, Lord of science & technology
•Living Word, Lord of communication
•Potter, Lord of the arts & beauty
•Great Teacher, Lord of education
After Jesus returned it was up to followers of Christ to appropriate what He did on the cross be reclaiming all that had been lost. We are His representatives on earth to finish the reclamation mission. Many of us have not done this because we believe the earth is not God’s and is now in control of Satan and so we have
given over society to him. This is not biblical theology.
God wanted to establish this relationship through Moses
God desired to make Israel a new nation that would model what He had set up in the Garden of
Eden. He did not want to establish a religion but a nation of people who would love, serve, and
honor God. “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special
people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9-10). In the New Testament Jesus told His disciples what their assignment was to take every nation and make it His.
“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the
Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'” Amen (Matt 28:18-20). God knows that man will be fulfilled the most when people lead them who lead by the godly
principles He established from the beginning. He tells us in Proverbs, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Prov 29:2). Each of us needs to ask some important questions as to where we are individually and in our community as it relates to God’s original intent. Would the community notice if our local church shut its doors tomorrow? Would our workplace notice if we were no longer there? Is our industry different because of me? What would my nation look like if we modeled Deuteronomy 28 and became the head as a result of modeling Christ-like leadership and servant hood?

We are each called to impact the sphere of influence God has called us to influence. As each of us does this, we reclaim the culture one person at a time, one industry at a time, one mountain at a time.

Troop halts Attack on Gombe

Posted: February 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

A combination of air and ground operation, yesterday, repelled Boko Haram fighters who
invaded Gombe even as it merged that the fighters wanted to divert the military’s attention due to sustained bombardments of
their camps.

A tweet from Defence Headquarters handle confirmed the attack and the military overcoming it. “The terrorists attack on Gombe has been repelled. Troops are in pursuit”, the brief tweet stated.

Security sources told Sunday Vanguard that the fighters were desperately seeking other places
to set up camps as they were being pursued from their camps in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states.

In the last few weeks, Boko Haram camps in the states, close to the borders with neighbouring countries, have been under intense pressures from Nigerian troops in cooperation with their
counterparts, from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

Some of the camps have been destroyed. And as they could no longer enter Cameroon and Niger
so easily, they are moving southwards, the sources confirmed.

Eye witnesses said the militants attacked soldiers at the security checkpoints at the edge of the town and forced their way into the quarter guard of the 301 Artillery Regiment. The quarter guard was burned but they could not proceed into the main barracks which is a little
far off.

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Prof. Attahiru Jega (INEC Chairman)

The February 14 Presidential elections have been postponed to March 28, 2015.

This information was made public by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) at the
Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, says that the election was postponed because all the security agencies in the country have expressed to him, in writing, that they cannot be available to support the elections if it holds on February 14. This decision was made after several hours of meetings chaired by Jega on charting a way forward as regards organising a free, fair,and
violence free elections.

Jega gave reasons for the postponement saying:
“There are several things needed to conduct a credible election. Some are within the control of
the elections but others are not. One of the things not in our control is security.”

He continued saying, “It has become pertinent to consider the security situation in the country.
INEC is a election organising commission, not a security organisation”
“We have done wide-ranging consultations before taking our decision. The presidential elections will now hold on March 28, while the state elections will hold on April 11, 2015.”
He appealed for peace and assured that the decision was “taken in good faith and best
interest of deepening democracy.”
A leading African election expert and senior fellow at the Centre for Democracy and Development, CDD, in Abuja, Jibrin Ibrahim, who
was at the meeting, disclosed that Jega, during the meeting stated that security operatives from all the nation’s agencies informed the commission that they were commencing a six weeks special operations against Boko Haram insurgents in the north eastern corridors of the country and an election would only be a distraction.

We shall bring you more details as soon as we get them.

CANDID ADVICE: FIGHTING SEXUAL URGES

In this generation where there are so many triggers to indulge in sexually inclined activities, it is most appropriate to fight back, but the big issue is that fighting back seems to be a larger tasks than conquering the Electricity challenges in Nigeria.
Here are some few tips to winning the war.

#1. ACCEPT THAT IT IS PRETTY NORMAL TO HAVE SEXUAL URGES
To control your sexual urges, you must first accept that there is nothing wrong in wanting sex or thinking about it. It is a pretty normal phase everyone goes through, but there is an appropriate time for it. Unlike what we have been made to believe by some societal factors like religion that sex is evil and having sexual urges is a complete taboo, on the contrary, God invited sex for a purpose and he gave certain prerequisites before engaging in it. When these criteria (most popular of which is Marriage) are met, then Sex is a goldmine. In fighting the urges (most especially when you are yet to be qualified), you have to know and accept that your sexual desires are just one of those basic physical needs that seeks to be fulfilled one way or the other but not obliged. Once you have accepted this fact and you strongly wish to put it in check, you can control it.

#2. KNOW WHAT TRIGGERS THOSE FEELINGS
In order to control your sexual desires, you must know what it is that actually sets it off. For someone who is sexually starved, it is easier to be drawn by sexual innuendoes and signs, making it tough to control your urges but once you have identified those things that triggers these feelings, you mind will be alert enough to steer clear of them. Avoid reading books with x-rated contents or watch pornographic movies or any form of object that can stimulate your sexual urges.

#3. TRANSLATE YOUR SEXUAL URGES INTO CREATIVE OUTPUTS
To curb your sexual desires, you have to do more to think less. Channel all those feelings into something that will keep your mind off sex and then, get busy. You can read books, go out with friends, watch movies (but be sure of the content before you find yourself using Petrol to quench fire), learn new things etc. Transfer your urges into something you have always wanted to do. At the end of the day, you would have successfully managed not to think about sex and you will also be satisfied at the things you did. If one of those hobbies trigger a sexual response in you and you are feeling aroused, do not masturbate. Think of non-sexual images or take a long walk.

#4. TRANSFER YOUR ENERGY INTO EXERCISE
Engage your body in exercise that will keep you busy and keep you from feeling frustrated from not having sex. You can jog in the morning, swim or hit the gym. You
can also try yoga and other exercise that will help stimulate both mind and body.

#5. STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Only few can drink heavily or do drugs without losing control of themselves. Stay away from alcohol and drugs, they will cause you to do something you will regret when you are sober. If you must drink, drink water or juice or soda or some non-alcoholic drink and with friends you can trust and you know will watch over you.

#6. PURSUE NON-SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS
In order to control your sexual urge, you should enter into a relationship with no sex. If you wonder what you both will do without the sex, there are countless things couples can do to bond like going on a field trip together, taking up a joint hobby, learning new things together. Far from what most people think, you can have a very satisfying relationship without sex.

#7. TALK TO SOMEONE
If you feel like you can’t control it all by yourself, you can talk to your doctor, pastor, parents, close relative or friends. Sometimes, having someone to talk to about how you feel helps better than trying to curb it all by yourself. Who knows, the person you want to meet may have had difficulty curbing his own desires too. What then is better than learning from someone’s experience. Don’t be shy or scared of being judged.

#8. GET SPIRITUAL HELP
In getting spiritual help, it’s important to note that if you are being taught that sex is
bad and it wrong, you won’t have much comfort there and it will only push you deeper into your urges. Get spiritual help that engages your mind in spiritual activities that are far from sex. Being around people pursuing the same goal as you, especially in chastity can also be a strong supportive measure. That way you have someone holding your hands all the way.

As you would handle the viruses on your system, so should you handle the thoughts of sex, especially when you are trying so hard to be chaste. Tackle your thoughts before it
translates into an action you may regret later.
Thanks

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to remain in tune with the Spirit of God every moment of your life? I did wonder on that possibility until I was exposed to these 18 steps by a friend. Since then I have transformed from a normal man to a Spirit sensitive being. It has helped me a lot in keeping the flame on my altar at an inferno state at all times.

Let me share them with you.

1. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any unconfessed sin in your life.

2. Seek forgiveness from all whom you have offended, and forgive all who have hurt you.

3. Make restitution where God leads.

Examine your motives in every word and deed.

4. Ask the Lord to search and cleanse your heart daily.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to guard your walk against complacency and mediocrity.

6. Praise and give thanks to God continually in all ways on all days, regardless of your circumstances.

7. Refuse to obey your carnal (worldy) nature (Galatians 5:16,17).

8. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.

9. Develop utter dependence on Him with total submission and humility.
Study the attributes of God.

10. Hunger and thirst after righteousness (Matthew 5:6).

11. Love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind (Matthew 22:37).

12. Appropriate the continual fullness and control of the Holy Spirit by faith on the basis of God’s command (Ephesians 5:18) and promise (1 John 5:14,15).

13. Read, study, meditate on, and memorize God’s holy, inspired, inerrant Word daily (Colossians 3:16).

14. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

15. Fast and pray one 24-hour period each week.

16. Seek to share Christ daily as a way of life.

17. Determine to live a holy, godly life of obedience and faith.

18. Start or join a home or church Bible study group that emphasizes revival and a holy life.

Be sure to obey this steps and hour river can never run dry.