Praise Report: Smoking addiction of 14 years broken

I started attending New Creation Church and received Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was 23 years old. Since then, the Lord has poured countless blessings into my life and completely exceeded my expectations.

However, there was an addiction I couldn’t seem to get rid of. At the age of 16, I started smoking and became bound by the habit. The addiction got so bad I often started and ended my day with a cigarette. When I was stressed and burdened, my first response was to smoke. 

Even when I was resting, I would want to smoke. I tried to quit many times, but I could not make it past 2 days. Every time I tried and failed, I would condemn myself and feel guilty. Some of my well-meaning friends and family members would also add to my sense of condemnation by saying things like, “You’re not giving glory to God when you smoke.” 

Last year, I decided to try to stop smoking again. However, during the middle of the week, I gave in to temptation and ended up smoking even more than before. This time, though, I practiced what Pastor Prince always taught: speak and declare that I am the righteousness of God in Christ, even in the midst of my addiction. 

So I spoke and believed that I am the righteousness of God in Christ even when I smoked. Whenever I did that, I felt like a hypocrite, but I just kept declaring and resting in the truth that I was righteous in Christ despite my actions. At the end of that week, I smoked my last pack of cigarettes and asked the Lord to not let the craving return. 

It has been a year, and I no longer have a craving to smoke cigarettes! For 7 years, I had been believing and hoping for deliverance in this area. In less than 7 days of declaring the truth of my righteousness in Christ, deliverance came—without any withdrawal symptoms! 

Thank You, Lord Jesus. I am finally free of my smoking addiction after 14 years! 

Denise | Singapore 


  • Sherri W says:

    Glory to God for Dada’s freedom, deliverance & gift of righteousness in Christ Jesus! His GRACE is amazing! I will also have a testimony in Jesus’ name!

  • Nonde says:

    Glory be to God..
    Knowing I am the righteous of God in Christ,changed my world forever .
    Thank you for sharing your story
    Thank you Jp ministries.

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  • Stephen E Ugah says:

    Great testimony so inspiring thank you lord for the message of grace giving to Pastor Prince am a partaker of this grace.

  • Shalimar Bachman says:

    Dear Pastor Prince,
    Today is my two year anniversary marking my deliverance from a 48 year smoking habit.
    I was 16 when I started smoking -now 66. As you instructed, I received the gift of righteousness, by faith and as I continued to smoke I addressed each cigarette by saying
    “I am the righteousness of God through Christ Jesus!” and would proceed to lite up. Saying also that I am not a smoker in Jesus Name!
    It wasn’t long before my neighbor made one of her daily trips to my door asking for a cigarette. One day I answered her with genuine wonder saying..”Why would you ask me for a cigarette?”..In that moment I realized the Lord had delivered me and that without any withdraw symptoms and never a thought since of going back!!! All Praise To Jesus!!! It was literally as if I’d never smoked. No further craving, no nervous feeling-no sleepless nights–it was just gone!
    Thank you Pastor for your guidance –and Thank You Lord for delivering me from my own destruction!

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