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Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all can be transformed, cleansed, and freed from addiction. (2:55)
The goal of the fly fisherman is to catch trout through skillful deception. The test is the pitting of the fisherman’s knowledge and skill against the noble trout. He will often craft by hand the lures he uses. He knows these artificial insects, embedded with tiny hooks, need to be perfect deception, because the trout will identify even the slightest flaw and reject the fly.
Like the fly fisherman who knows that the trout are driven by hunger, Lucifer also knows our hunger or our weaknesses. Satan knows how to exploit and ensnare us with artificial substances and behaviors of temporary pleasure.
He uses addiction to steal away agency. And when that happens, the hook is set and Lucifer takes control.
For those of you who have fallen prey to any kind of addiction, there is hope, because God loves all of His children. And because the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ makes all things possible.
It begins with prayer– sincere, fervent, and constant communication with the Creator of our spirits and bodies, our Heavenly Father. Set aside all pride, and turn your life and your heart to Him. Ask to be filled with the power of Christ’s pure love. For as the apostle Paul claimed, I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.
I testify to you– your body, mind, and spirit can be transformed, cleansed, and made whole, and you will be freed.