Jesus breaks chains

Addiction is a compulsive, chronic, physiological, or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, psychological, or social effects. Sudden withdrawal from addiction causes well-defined symptoms such as anxiety, irritability, tremors, or nausea. If you want to be free of addiction and experience life on a higher level, feed on Jesus. Jesus breaks chains.

I lay on my bed last night, thinking about the many paths that I have traveled. The roughest one was drug addiction. I was addicted to crack cocaine for twelve years. They were the worst years of my life. Although I was surrounded by people, I was alone and afraid. I was ashamed of doing something that I didn’t want to do. I knew I was trapped in an interminable cycle, but I didn’t know what to do about it.

Then I started reading my Bible and things started to slowly change. I got hungry, but my hunger was not for drugs or food, but rather I became hungry for the word of God. The more I read my Bible, the more I wanted to read it. I began to see a different Jesus than the one that people told me about, and in my darkest hour, Jesus came and visited me.

Jesus is the Chain Breaker

break the chains of addiction

Jesus is the “Chain Breaker.” Whatever you are addicted to, if you feed on Jesus He will break the chains of addiction. He will give you power, His power, to overcome your addiction. You see friend, without Christ, you have no power over the forces of darkness. Anything that has you bound is of darkness.

As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.

John 6:57

When you feed on Jesus, you will come alive. Jesus is our living, risen Savior. Jesus lives because He has the life of our heavenly Father in Him. The power of God in Him gives Him the power to break your chains of addiction. But how do you feed on Jesus? The way to feed on Jesus is by reading and meditating on His word.

God is Our Loving Father

Jesus is the Word of God and He came to earth to reveal the Father to us. Friend, Jesus wants you to know that God desires to be more than just your “God,” He wants you to know Him as your heavenly Father. We get a glimpse of the Father’s love in the Parable of the Lost Son. Like in the parable, your heavenly Father desires to restore you to your rightful place in His heavenly Family. Howbeit, you have to consent to be restored.

Satan knows that if he can keep you thinking logically, you will never see Jesus as the One who can break your chains of addiction. You see, it’s rational to think that going to a treatment center will heal you. However, in reality, it won’t. Rehabilitation therapists can help you manage your addiction, but they cannot heal you. No one has the power to heal but God. So feed on Jesus and live the good life. Remember Jesus lives because He has the life of the Father in Him. That same power can reside in you if you feed on Jesus. Consent to have your chains broken by the chain breaker, and He will deliver you from your addiction.

By Eric Dunbar

Once addicted to crack cocaine, my story is not unique but inspiring. I have been a professor of faith for most of my life. Before you inquire about my credentials, let me explain. I don’t mean professor as in “teacher” but professor as in “squatter.” For most of my life, I have been trying to occupy what I had never fully possessed, namely, faith. You see, my trust was in God long before I used drugs. To this day, I cannot tell you what happened to cause me to be addicted; it just happened. After a lifetime of serving God, somehow, I became a crack cocaine addict. I grew up in the church. I was born with talent. I started playing the organ for local churches at the age of eight years. I cultivated strong confidence in God early in life. From the time I was five until I was eighteen years old, I can’t remember ever missing a church service. I started playing keyboards in a popular R&B band at the age of nineteen years old. Midlife When you’re young, life is all about having fun, and I was indeed having a lot of fun. Playing in an R&B band exposed me to the rigors of nightlife, leading me to deviate from the church. I started experimenting with all kinds of drugs. At first, it was marijuana, then pills, and soon, I was using cocaine. All the while, I still attended church, although not as often. When I was married, my infrequent music revenue was inadequate to raise a family. So I left the band and found a job. I have always had confidence in God, but I didn’t know how to implement my faith. When my first child was born, I renewed my faith and got heavily involved in the church. A few years later, my pastor inspired me to begin a cell ministry in my home, where I faithfully worshipped God and held Bible studies every Tuesday. About seven years into my marriage, I slipped back into drug use. This time cocaine was my choice drug. Soon after, I learned to cook cocaine, converting it into a rocky substance called crack. That was the beginning of a life of trouble. I had become a slave to the drug; crack cocaine was now my master. Confident Expectation My wife threatened to leave if I didn’t control my addiction. Nevertheless, I remained confident that God would deliver me. But my wife insisted that I seek help. I wanted to save my marriage, so I enrolled in the Narcotics Anonymous Twelve Step Program. I completed the required thirty-day classes, and I went home drug-free. Fifteen days later, I was once again smoking crack. My crack smoking eventually led to my wife divorcing me. I lost my family, possessions, and everything dear to me. Life had become challenging, and I was near depression. My parents taught me that faith believes, so I understood the principle of faith. I had faith that God would liberate me, so I continued to pray that God would soon rescue me from this evil that had come upon me. One day I opened my Bible, and my eyes fell on this scripture: “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). “I don’t go to church anymore,” I said to myself, so how can I hear the word of God? Then I thought to read the word aloud to myself. The Bible was now my best friend. I read the word to myself. The word of God came out of my mouth and went back into my ears. Alas, I was hearing the word of God. I still craved crack cocaine and got high whenever the opportunity presented itself. But for the next two years, I mostly stayed to myself, reading the Bible aloud, quoting scriptures, and praying. Believing Faith Speaks After two years of practically being alone with God, my craving for crack cocaine was gone. My confidence in God rewarded me with freedom. I learned that believing faith speaks. No longer did I profess faith, but I now possessed it. Faith is having confidence in the things we hope for. Although they are not visible to our physical eyes, we believe that God is working our hope into physical existence. It is the bridge linking us to the spiritual realm and makes God a touchable reality. When we trust God, it guarantees that God’s promises and Biblical revelations are true. We cannot detect these revelations and promises of the word of God with our physical senses. However, by trusting God, we have the confidence that our expectation will come to pass. Faith is the quintessence that the things we hope for become so concrete that even belief itself becomes a definitive reality of those things that are not yet visible. Your faith becomes so tangible that you believe you possess those things in the spiritual realm.

2 thoughts on “Want To Be Free Of Addiction? Jesus Breaks Chains”
    1. I am so glad you took the time to read this article. I will tell you from personal experience that Jesus is the Chain Breaker and He will free you of your addiction, One thing… allow Him to help you. Don’t try to help yourself or you will fail. Just ask Him to help you and He will deliver you.

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