In the 23rd chapter of Ezekiel is a very powerful story of harlotry.
In most cases, when it comes to harlotry when it is explained in the natural, it is to reveal something spiritual.
The nation of Israel played the harlot and they were judged for it. Nonetheless, they also committed whoredom in the natural. Evidence of this is the plains of Moab from Numbers chapters 19 through 25. This whoredom carried over right into the core reason for their Babylonian captivity.
In the NT, when the Lord Jesus came to Jacob’s well, a woman in Samaria was a whore. She had five husbands and the one she was with was not her husband. The city of Samaria was mentioned in Ezekiel 23.
You just can’t make this up.
However, today, we see that harlotry or whoredom is alive and well in the house of God, called the church.
We know that when a preacher is caught in a sex scandal, few words are given about the woman that was equally involved. It’s almost like they are given a free pass, but we all know that when a man cannot break the seductive power of women, they will eventually fall.
The man is already in a seductive state because of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, and the fuel of lust called porn and masturbation in his life. For the unbridled man, it’s the desire to get to the next level of sexual satisfaction from fantasy island. Porn and masturbation is just an imaginary playstation for out of control males. It is just a matter of time before he goes from his playstation to participate in the real game of sexual immorality.
He is just waiting to get enough nerve to seek a willing partner.
Hence, a seductive woman or an emotionally unstable woman to take advantage of.
Even if a woman claims to some form of instability, if she knew the Lord and what His Word says about fornication and adultery, there is no excuse.
There are many women that work the denial factor in their lives. They honestly believe that lust is not the case within them, but it is. There is lust in their hearts just as there is lust in a man’s heart. The sooner they face that reality, the better they could apply the discipline necessary to stick within the frame work of the Word of God to prevent whoredom in the House of God.
During my studies on Sexual Addiction, I observed two women that were involved in sexual addiction.
One woman was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer after several episodes of sexual immorality. This married woman had multiple sex partners and it was just a matter of time before she would contract an STD.
The other woman appeared to be a victim of pastoral misconduct called adultery.
In the adultery case, it appears that the male pastor misrepresented his professional position and took advantage of a married woman. However, it is very easy to blame the male pastor, and he should be blamed. It is true that men are deceptive, however, when you know what the Word of God says, you cannot trust a preacher that preaches the Word and then tell you, out of the same mouth that it is ok to sleep with him.
Pastor Tony Smith said it very well. The YouTube pastor that calls everyone a hypocrite. Please allow me to paraphrase….It is true that men are deceptive, however, when you know what the Word of God says, you cannot trust a preacher that preaches the Word and then tell you, out of the same mouth that it is ok to sleep with him.
The case of playing dumb does not work in the eyes of the Lord, especially when you know the Word.
When you know what the Word says, there is no where to hide.
Psalm 90:8 says……
“You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”
Lust works in the heart of women and men. Women burn for sex just like men. Releasing sexual tension works equally here in both men and women.
The sexual climate is more prevalent today than ever before.
All in the news, the seductress Beyonce` was advertised and brothers fell for it. Everyone of them that watched the Super Bowl and read the newspapers fell on their knees at her altar. Sad to say, many of them went to their sexual playstation and imagined having sex with her and masturbated.
Paul said to “avoid the very appearance of evil.”
No news reading. No Super Bowl. No nothing.
I knew what to expect.
Some of you all remember the Janet Jackson Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction.
No….I did not watch that halftime show either…..but this is what the devil does. He sets all the foolish brothers up that think they are strong enough to watch the halftime show, and then the TV devils unleash their lust filled shows, and sex filled Super Bowl commercials and ensnares the unsuspecting fool as Proverbs chapter 7 tells us. The seductress is everywhere and brothers fail to take heed to avoid the very appearance of evil. They fall on their altar and are slaughtered like a bull in a slaughter house. Like chickens, their head is cut off.
None shall escape. No survivors.
Brothers, no matter how innocent it appears, the power to seduce you is everywhere and you have to exercise every precaution. Otherwise, you will be seduced and there may be no way to recover.
Ladies and gentlemen, when you are not in Christ, you are evil because you are not born again. Darkness abides in your heart and you will do exactly what the spirit of darkness tells you to do. When you refuse to avoid the appearance of evil, and you join yourself to sexual immorality, you will be judged, and you will die. However, for those that refused to watch the Super Bowl and the halftime show, you were spared and God is pleased.
No one is entitled to the mercy and grace of God.
God, through His Son spared us, and gave us a big break.
The mercy and grace of God is bestowed on us because of His unconditional love for man. We are underserving of mercy and grace, but because of His powerful love and forgiveness, He lavishly gives us a chance to get it right. However, there are those that believe that they are entitled to it and sin over and over again. This is an abuse of His love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy.
For 33 years, I took advantage of these things and thought that it was all good.
Wrong! I abused Him but He still waited for me to Come Clean.
Recently, a picture was produced that showed what a Michigan abortion facility does to the partial birth abortion babies.
Abortion is the end game of sexual immorality. Abortion is brought to you by fornication and adultery.
When you see the babies lying outside of the black trash bags, you can’t help to see that the one moment of pleasure was the price of their lives. We make so much stink about stopping abortion, and rightly so, but when will we be just as outraged to stop fornication and adultery that opens the door to abortion?
On YouTube, there was a Kenneth Copeland Minister’s Conference that showed Kenneth Copeland dealing with the abortion issue. It is important to point out that when you are dealing with abortion, we all know that there are demonic spirits that rule in this area, however, we can make all the statements about abortion, but until we deal with the flesh, we are just fooling ourselves. Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, the Bible tells us.
It looked so spiritual but, the root cause of all abortion is adultery and fornication. Let’s be a little more smarter than this. Protest against abortion, but protest just as heavy about fornication and adultery. Let’s stop whoredom in the church and call sin what it is.
It is a sin to have a married person sexually. It is a sin to have sex before marriage. It is harlotry and whoredom. It is sin in the eyes of God.
Paul admonishes us that to avoid sexual immorality, get married.
We all know that marriage is not THE cure all for sexual immorality, but holiness is. Being true and faithful to God is the only place where the power of God comes to help us in our weak moments to overcome temptation. Remember what Paul said that “fornicators……shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
So ladies and gentlemen, we all know that whoredom can be avoided in the House of the Lord. This is not the time to lose the discipline. Once you get it in your minds that the devil is looking, not only to destroy your life on earth, but he wants your company in the eternal lake that burns with fire and brimstone.