How Prayer and Fasting Set Christian Author and Speaker John Bevere Free From Porn

Pornography is a problem in America.

Every second 28,258 users are watching pornography on the Internet.

Forty million Americans regularly visit porn sites.

Thirty-five percent of all Internet downloads are related to pornography.

Every 39 minutes a new pornography video is being created in the United States.

About 200,000 Americans are “porn addicts.”

Many of those addicts are Christians. Some are in ministry.

Christian author and speaker John Bevere used to be in that group. In the video below, he shares his struggle with pornography that began when he was 11 years old.

He described himself as a “frat boy” before coming to know Christ, with many of the habits you would expect in an unbeliever. He drank too much and he watched pornography.

After receiving Christ his taste for alcohol left immediately. But pornography did not.

Then he got married to a woman who he described as “the most beautiful woman he’d ever known.” He thought this would end his struggles. His porn addiction got worse.

A few years later Bevere entered the ministry. And his preoccupation with pornography came with him.

One day, while on staff at a prominent church, he confessed his addiction to the late pastor Lester Summrall, who had a deliverance ministry. Bevere worried that he would lose his wife and his ministry because of porn.

Summrall let him have it, “like any good father.” He prayed over Bevere and laid hands on him. “You know what happened?” Bevere asked the audience, “Nothing.”

Nine months later Bevere went on a fast and the urge to view pornography left him.

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Source: Church Leaders