“JESUS + NOTHING is the answer for humanity.” – Judah Smith
Many healthy people start out their day by swallowing a packet of supplements. Each pill has its own unique blend of nutrients and vitamins, and yet all need to be taken together to help the whole body stay healthy. You’re obviously not getting all the nutrients you need if you swallow only one supplement out of the entire packet.
And this is a concept many porn-addicted Christians have when it comes to their own sexual freedom. They have a list of different things – packet of supplements – that are all needed to live pure. And somewhere in the packet is a Jesus pill.
But we’ve overcomplicated purity. The hope for sexual freedom isn’t an idea, or a concept, or a principle, or a strategy, or a process.
It’s a Person.
JESUS…. And nothing else.
We’ve narrowed Jesus down as a supplement for our daily lives when in fact He is THE ONLY hope for sexual freedom. He is THE Savior of sin.
21 She will bear a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, FOR HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.
He is THE source of life. He is the vine, and we are the branches. Apart from Him, and Him alone, we can do nothing. And yet through Him, we can do all things.
4 Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
5 I AM THE VINE; YOU ARE THE BRANCHES. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much fruit. However, APART FROM ME YOU CAN DO NOTHING.
13 I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST Who strengthens me.
When your eyes, and your thoughts, and your heart are captivated by the loveliness, and the majesty, and the beauty of Jesus, sin becomes a dimmer reality. The most powerful agent in human history is the blood of Jesus. And He can set you free, for He whom the Son sets free is FREE INDEED!
36 So if the Son sets you free, then you are free indeed [really and unquestionably free].
Could it be that people struggling with porn don’t necessarily have a STRONG love for sin but have a WEAK love for Jesus?
Could it be that they consider Jesus as just some religious image that they worship but not as an Advocate, or Helper, or Savior?
He is THE Rock amidst sinking sand.
He is THE Refuge amidst the storm.
He is THE Fortress amidst the battle.
He is THE Light amidst the darkness.
He is THE Resurrection and the Life amidst death.
He is THE Way, THE Truth, and THE Life. He is our Advocate, our Intercessor, and our Friend. He is our Wisdom, our Righteousness, our Sanctification, and Redemption.
He is the Author and Finisher of our faith. Nothing outside. And nothing else in between. It’s Jesus, and all Jesus. Our ALL in ALL.
JESUS + NOTHING.
1 Corinthians 1:30
30 But of Him you are in CHRIST JESUS, WHO OF GOD IS MADE UNTO US WISDOM, AND RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND SANCTIFICATION, AND REDEMPTION.