In the Way of Escape Battle Plan, there is a little of what some have termed “sweet revenge”  being exacted. The very medium that the wicked one has used to weaken the born-again believer’s witness is now being used to set believers free. In most instances, it was the viewing of pornographic videos that led to the addiction. In the Way of Escape Battle Plan, it is again the viewing of videos—but now of the Spirit-anointed kind—that is setting believers free. A freedom observable through three different but corroborating lenses (neurological, biblical, and clinical).
Perhaps we should have been looking to video weaponry for a way of escape from porn addiction all along. Advances in brain science seem to indicate that a video antidote is preferred to break free from a video addiction.
When the flesh mounts a sensual (strongly emotional), image-laden (strongly visual) attack and the addict’s counterattack is a words-only prayer or memory verse (lightly emotional, non-visual), the result is predictably bad. Why? Because, at best, the latter only lightly engages the brain’s limbic system. But if the counterattack combines words with spiritually-and-emotionally-charged imagery, the brain is engaged in a much more powerful way, and the flesh can be repelled.
(for more on this and the freedom observed through biblical and clinical lenses, see the full blog at www.wileygrafbooks.com/news/video-antidote-for-video-addiction-v2)
A GAME-CHANGING BOOK HAS ARRIVED
In A Way of Escape, readers learn how to add some “giddy-up” to their battle plan for purity. Readers learn how to step up the degree to which they “walk in the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16). They learn how to build a library of Spirit-anointed, flesh-diffusing apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers.
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh (Galatians 5:16).
The still-struggling now have another option. The still-struggling now have fresh hope for discovering that long-sought-after way of escape from sin and temptation (I Corinthians 10:13). A way that—because it is wholly Spirit-powered—does not require enlisting the aid of an accountability partner or group. Truly, a game-changer!
1. Wiles, J., and T. Wiles, Conquer Series: The Battle Plan for Purity (Study Guide, Volume 2), First Printing, KingdomWorks Studios, Stuart, FL, page 57, 2017