All that is needed to be done in order to gain victory over addictions could be done by Christ-given power. When the divine commands are faithfully followed, the Lord makes Himself responsible for the triumph of the work undertaken by the believer. In Christ, there is strength to fulfill duty, power to resist temptation and grace to endure trials. In Him, there is grace for daily growth and energy for service.
Promises to claim victory over addictions:
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
“And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me” (Psalms 50:15).
“Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?” (Isaiah 58:6).
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound” (Isaiah 61:1).
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36).
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13).
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:15,16).
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but 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” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast” (1 Peter 5:10).
“This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16).
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
The weakest person who finds refuge in the power of Christ will cause Satan to tremble and to flee and thus, will gain victory over addictions.
In His service,