January, 2018

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ARE THERE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF MASTURBATION?

Are there negative effects of masturbation or is it really a healthy and harmless way to release sexual tension as many believe? Is this really a safe practice for adolescents before marriage, or during a courtship to maintain “purity”?
The truth is masturbation will kill you – physically, mentally and spiritually. Let’s first look at how it ruins your body.
Masturbation and Stress
– why masturbation makes you feel better
When you masturbate, your brain releases dopamine and endorphins.
“Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that enables you to feel pleasurable emotions, and

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YOUR IDENTITY AND DESTINY

YOUR IDENTITY AND DESTINY
3 KEYS FROM THE LIFE OF GIDEON
Your DESTINY is the answer to the question, ‘What has God called me to do?’
Your IDENTITY is the answer to the question, ‘Who has God called me to be?’
How can we discover the answers to these questions? And what will it take to completely fulfill the calling of God on our lives?
OUT OF HIDING AND INTO HISTORY
In Judges 6, Israel is living under oppression from their enemies, the Midianites. A young man called Gideon is hiding from the enemy in a winepress, threshing wheat.
God sends an angelic messenger to Gideon to proclaim his God-given destiny and identity.
‘And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him, and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valour!” Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us?… Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” (Judges 6:12-14)
When the angel calls Gideon a ‘Mighty man of valour,’ he is calling him by his God-given identity.
In the Bible, a given name is often synonymous with a God-ordained identity or destiny. [1]
The name Gideon means ‘cutter down’ or ‘destroyer’, and Gideon is destined to be a leader who, with God’s help, overthrows Israel’s powerful enemy.
Gideon, however, sees himself differently—as insignificant and powerless. As a result, he is living in

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