One of the great things that happen in the church is to hear the testimony of how God set someone free from a lifetime of addiction. You hear how their life was near ruin, and Jesus was the only option left and how He came shining through when there was no more hope. Paul talks in Acts how you can be freed from all things by Jesus’ victory over death.
“and through Him everyone who believes is freed from all things, from which you could not be freed through the Law of Moses.”
Paul liked to debate in the synagogues in the cities he planted churches. He would start there first, and because he had the pedigree of being a Pharisee trained by Gamaliel, he was allowed to speak. He would use the Old Testament to prove that Christ was the Messiah they were looking for. Here in Antioch, he tells them that King David was laid with his fathers and his body turned to dust and bones, but Jesus didn’t see the corruption of turning to dust but was raised by HIs Father. Because of this, forgiveness of sin is offered, and those who believe can be freed from all things. That message usually got Paul booted out of the synagogue by week three, but many there believed and followed him.
Freed from All Things
Jesus’ death and resurrection still offer forgiveness of sins and freedom from the bondage of that sin. You can be freed from all things by putting your belief in Him. Still struggling with sin you can’t kick? There is hope. I would suggest you do three things. These suggestions are by no means exhaustive, but I have seen them work. First, you need to repent. That means you ask God for forgiveness, but you also turn from that sin by removing it and any influences from your life. Next, you seek the power of the Holy Spirit to help you overcome temptation. This isn’t taught much, but the Holy Spirit can set you free. Finally, find a mature saint to walk with you in your recovery. That if you fall, they are they to help you get up and keep going. Day by day and bit by bit, you can walk in freedom as you learn new habits.