The eighth in a series of 12 blogs answering anticipated objections to material set forth in A Way of Escape, i.e., the eighth in a series of 12 blogs answering anticipated FAQs.

OBJECTION #8 (of 12)

I noticed several places in your book where you were critical of using “words-only” responses to turn back the flesh. Jesus used a “words-only” response to rebuke the devil when tempted to turn stones into bread during His Wilderness Temptation (Matthew 4:1-4). We ought to follow our Lord’s example in the war against the flesh. Why are you so critical of using “words-only” responses to turn back the flesh?


In each of the six (6) places in the book where I use the phrase “words-only” it is always in connection with the brain’s limbic system. For healing to occur, the limbic system must be accessed, and the brain reprogrammed. “Words-only” responses are rarely able to turn back the flesh when it is at peak strength. Why? Because “words-only” responses do not engage the brain’s limbic system.  

NOTE: A Way of Escape describes a Bible-based, Spirit-saturated battle plan for purity with 250-plus Index references to the God-breathed Scriptures. Following our Lord’s example, in A Way of Escape, the Word of God is, in fact, repeatedly invoked to turn back the flesh.


In A Way of Escape, 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 limbic-friendly, Spirit-saturated apps. Apps that are uniquely fitted to them, and their unique Spirit-filling triggers (Ephesians 5:18b-19).

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!