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"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16.
One of the instrumentality of the devil in this end time is to cripple the destiny of many young people. this is through the power of LUST. This is triggered most especially by the mass media. When lust is heard it is always narrowed to sex; sexual lust is just a portion of lust, there is lust for luxury, women, power, fame, sport, phone, television, food, clothes, career, money...the list is endless because anything can be an object of lust.

What is Lust?
"Lust is the psychological force producing intense wanting for an object or circumstance fulfilling the emotion". Wikipedia.
Biblically, lust is anything that exalts itself against God. It makes you to sin against God. You did not go to church because your football club is playing at the same time you have fellowship, that is lust for sport. Lust gives us unquenchable thirst for more and more of what is against God's agenda for our lives, just to distract us from intimacy with God.

Lust is the sinful nature in man that is contrary to the will of God. The bible talks about three ways sin creeps in our life (1 John 2:16):
A. The lust of the flesh: Our desire to give our body what it wants even when we know it is a sin, like gossiping, stealing, sexual immortality, drugs...

B. The lust of the Eyes: Our desire to possess what we see even when it is a sin. David saw Bathsheba and took her in because he lust after her. This why Job made covenant with His Eyes (Job 31:1).

C. The pride of life: Our desire for self glorification, that tend to take the place of God in our lives, instead of appreciating and giving God glory, we give ourselves the credit. This is how Lucifer(the shinning one or light bearer) became Satan( the adversary or enemy).

What Love is:

"Love is not feelings but creates feelings, love has to do with your actions which is to make people better than you met them."

Love is the affection you have for a person; to affect them positively, to give your best to the person and make him/her better than you met them. God showed His love to us by giving us Jesus Christ who came to make our lives better, gave us access to God, made us joint heir of the kingdom...
The difference between Lust and Love:
1. Love is obedient to the will of God and seek to please God(righteousness). God is love (1John 4:8). Lust Seeks to fulfill its human desires apart from God, then living in sin.
2. Love is a giver while lust looks for what to take from you not concerned about how you feel.
3. Love is selfless(unconditional) while lust is self centered. Lust claim to love you because it wants to fulfill his desires and once he is done, he forgets you ever exist(conditional). This is why Amnon raped his half sister Tamar (2 Samuel 13).
4. Love is patient, lust wants it now. The guy is all over you, give him the sex he wants and then he will forget he ever told you that you are the Queen of his heart. Love grows slowly and its roots get deeper.
5. Love does not seek its own, it put others before itself, lust put itself first. You find it difficult to spend time with God daily but you have time to be on social media for hours, having an irrelevant discussion. You have time to gossip and gist with your friends... Give God the first place in your heart.
6.Love forgives but lust condemns you, it brings out the worst in you.
7. Love is a builder of life and destiny, lust is a destroyer of life and destiny. Lovers are destiny helpers, lusters are destiny destroyers.
8. Love will draw you closer to God, lust will create a distant fellowship between you and God.
9. Love thinks of the future result of actions, lust thinks of the pleasure of today and blinded to the regret in the future of today's action.
10. Love builds your confidence in who you are in God, walking in lust results in low self-esteem. It makes you to be pitied rather than being envied as a carrier of God's Glory.
Are you living in love or lust?

You can begin a relationship now with the lord Jesus Christ and experience His love for you by saying this prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ  I acknowledge that I am a sinner,  I believe in your death and resurrection.  I ask you forgive me my sins,  I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life.  I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .
If you just said that prayer I welcome you to God's family. Look for a Bible believing church where God's word is taught and fellowship there.

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