The enemy is working with all his might to overcome those who are striving to live the Christian life. He comes to them with temptations, in the hope that they will yield. But those who have planted their feet firmly on the Rock of Ages will not yield to his devices. They will remember that God is their Father and Christ their Helper. The Saviour came to our world to bring to every tried, tempted soul strength to overcome even as He overcame. Our Saviour proved to every human race that we can resist temptation and not sin. Always remember that when we choose to yield in sin because we think that we are human beings and not perfect, then sin will always be welcome in our life and we can never have the perfect life that will draw us nearer to Him.

There are many ways that Satan employs his tactics especially to the youth, here are some;

When we are invited by our ungodly friends to go to parties, bar houses, clubs, theaters, concerts and those places that you cannot expect the presence of Angels. (1 John 2:15)

For students, cheating during exams, gossiping (Isa 3:16-24)

Wearing of make-up, seducing clothes, jewelries (nose piercing), premarital sex, worldly music, contemporary christian music (Isaiah 3:16-24; Romans 12:2)

drinking liquor, wine, coke, and any unhealthy drinks (Proverbs 23:29-30, 1 Corinthians )

Homosexuality (1 Corinthians 6:9-10)

breaking the 10 commandments…(Eccl 12:13)

and the list continues.

“God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” And we also have a part to act. We are not to place ourselves needlessly in the way of temptation. God says, “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, . . . and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters.” If by associating with worldlings for pleasure, by conforming to worldly practices, by uniting our interests with unbelievers, we place our feet in the path of temptation and sin, how can we expect God to keep us from falling?

Ways to resist temptations;

1. Watchful and Prayerful (Matthew 26:41)

2. Keep yourself  from ungodly associations (Psalms 1:1)

3. Read the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy (Acts 17:11; Rev. 14:12; 19:10)

4. Place the Law in your heart (Hebrews 10:16)

5. Remember Jesus (John 14:6)

6. Remember God the Father (Deuteronomy 7:9; James 4:7, 8)

7. Remember not to grieve the Holy Spirit (Matthew 12:31)

8. Remember that your actions done and words spoken everyday are recorded in heaven. (Eccl 12:14; Matt 12:36-37)

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