And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul:
but the belly of the wicked shall want.
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
As you pray, do thusly:
Bind the spirit of Desire, Indulgence, or Gluttony
And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
2. Loose the spirit of Self-Discipline, Will-Power, or Temperance
Remember, Thank the Lord and Praise Him daily For the overcoming power to resist
the Devil and Thank Him for the Word being made Flesh in your body and soul as
you quote the scripture keys emphasized in this exhortation.
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life,
and so that day come upon you unawares.
Scriptures to use in Weight Control
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger:
but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints;
he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things;
so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.
The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life:
but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth;
and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee:
And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down,
and without walls.
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.