"We develop a relationship with The One True and Living God. It is in all this that we find the redemptive purpose He has ordained for us, we find our true identity; we find where we belong, we see our true self, we find our reason for being and the power to carry it out to live as the new creature in Christ who are empowered to be dead to sins alive unto righteousness, no longer in bondage or desire to the cords of sexual sins. We see there is no such thing as a person who is born ... a homosexual..."
No longer will we define ourselves by our past sexual brokenness or sexual sins, or labels, but by the real self, the real image of God and how Jesus defines us. We will define ourselves by the real self that has been raised up from former desolations, restored from walking in waste places and who has been freed from the ruins of the generations to be a righteous generation a new creation.
This is an important belief in the process of restoration, for if you identify with the old you and or the sexuality you once were, restoration will be hindered or halted and or slowed down. Yes you will still have temptation from all different angles and most assuredly the enemy will bring back old beliefs, mindsets, memories and feelings and so will your own mind.
Truth is those who are practicing homosexuals will cross our paths and there will be women and men who flirt with the notion of that idea or do it for power alone with no intention of a sexual encounter and recall this: they may be just touchy – feely people. The enemy will use all this to tell us lies that "they fancy" us and "you need love" and "no ones loves you" and after all you have "had no love for years and years and years" and this is what love really is - homosexuality; or whatever the lie is pertinent to your situation and circumstances.
Truth is we will have to guard against being ensnared all the days of our lives as the mind is intrinsic and complicated so daily we will have to put on Christ and His armor and walk in newness of life and walk towards more newness of life in Christ Jesus." 1. [Malligan: 2012:12] [All words in italics here mine]
Daily we will have to apply His way of life, His restoration pattern, His instructions in righteousness, His way of holiness until He and His Word are so birthed in us and we are so sold out for Jesus than no horse from hell and their army could drag us back to an unholy life of homosexuality.
1. Malligan, Kathleen M. D. Understanding and Overcoming Homosexuality [Triumphant Ministries Toowoomba P.O. Box 172 Haralxton, Toowoomba Queensland, 4350. 2006]