LGBT and The New Gay Look Of The NBA – GCMWatch & EXMinistries Links

GCMWatch and EXMinistries, as always, is front and center on this issue.

As you know Jason Collins announced his coming out of the locker room, excuse me……”closet” with his homosexual sin.

Here are their links to this breaking story about Chris Broussard’s stand on the sin of homosexuality. Chris’ stand seemed spontaneous, with holy passion, deliberately inspired by the Holy Spirit, and without rehearsal.

http://www.gcmwatch.com/10088/chris-broussard-in-the-center-court-with-the-truth-about-homosexuality

http://exministries.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/white-house-responds-to-im-gay-collins-receives-private-call-from-44/

When you make and take a deliberate, intentional stand against the sin of homosexuality, and do it on international TV, you will catch it for doing it.

This was a “well done, good and faithful servant” moment.

In the GCMWatch piece that shared the second prepared response by Chris’, there seems to be a capitulation.

However, this tactic is known to happen against prisoners of war where you are forced to read propaganda in order to soften or redirect the bold testimony of Chris. As with all the heroes of faith, we need to pray for him that God would protect him and his family.

In the EXMinistries piece, the very pictures of Collins cross dressing while looking huh…..GQ is what LGBT loves. As cross dressers, it is just another form of homosexuality. Transgender men are nothing more than physically rearranged men surgically adjusted to appear as a woman. It will be shocking and stunning that should a man die in a woman’s body, what will they be resurrected as?

The answer is found in Matthew 19:4-5. In the beginning, He made them male and female. To change out of the flesh of man into the flesh of woman, the Lord will resurrect you to the resurrection of the condemned in the gender you were born with. Not in the gender you wish to have.

Anyway, we see that we need to speak without mincing words of the Word of God in the face of persecution without fail or fear.

Stepping into the firefight with LGBT is the kind of fighting that the Body of Christ is sorely lacking. There is no courage these days to take on the Goliath of our times. Sexual immorality. Like Saul, we sit in a tent on the other side of the valley, way on the other side so that we won’t hear the taunting of Goliath. We got armor for others to wear but we refuse to put on our own and go after that uncircumcised Philistine.

As the days progress, there will be fewer voices that will be willing to jump out of the foxhole and use their weapon. Battles are not won in the foxhole. They are won in the valley of the shadow of death.

There was never a safe place to speak the truth and sooner or later, the remaining remnant will be out in the open air, waging war like the gladiator days of old. Fearless. Courageous. Guts. Strength. Yup, just the way the Lord Jesus fought and won.

The LGBT community was waiting for this day to come. They are using every means of the media to push their wicked, perverted agenda. They are pushing in for a major assault. It seems that LGBT has returned to the tactics of battling the states for marriage equality.

Why?

There seems to be a strong indication that the SCOTUS will not rule favorably for marriage equality. It was expected that Proposition 8 be ruled unconstitutional and that certain parts of DOMA would be struck down to pave the way for homosexuals to marry and be recognized as regular married couples.

That’s why we are seeing some things happening behind the scenes.

How many of you know that the Lord is at work and that the prayers of the righteous avails much?

Every time you see something like this, it is a serious pursuit to legitimize the sin of homosexuality, but the prayers of the saints are at work in the earth and the God that hears our holiness in our prayers will never let any evil agenda overcome the church.

There are more announcements that will shock and surprise some. Just be at rest and be ready to stand for the testimony of Jesus. This is not R and R time. Rest is when we have finished the course and the race that is set before us. Let us, as Paul said, strive lawfully to receive the crown that fades not away. For the time is short, and the day is at hand. As James said, the Lord is standing in the door.

This is not the time to hold your testimony. Be ready to hold your head up and speak the Word of the Lord as instructed by the Holy Spirit. For the Lord will put His Word in your mouth, and you are charged to speak, what thus says the Lord. Only be courageous. Be bold and be strong, for the Lord your God is with you.

Finally, it was disheartening to see the POTUS and the FLOTUS be used like pawns to forward the evil, wicked agenda of LGBT and Planned Abortionhood. This is unbecoming of African Americans to be allowed at the table of power and be used to forward an agenda that further erode the African American community. The legacy of this president will be that he supported the systematic killing and destruction of his own race. Through the sin of homosexuality and abortion, the beast is being fed.

So if you are not appalled or disturbed that something could have been done to stop the genocide, look no further than yourself that voted him in office. You are just as culpable. Guilty by reason of association. Especially those that profess to know the Lord. You bear the greater sin because you could have seen this coming and not vote in such a way, that more lives are lost through this continuation of the ministry of death and destruction propagated by the puppet masters of LGBT and Planned Abortionhood.

Be sure that the Lord Jesus will not mince words for you when you stand there to render an account.

The Fight And Courage To Never Sin That Sin Again

For the last four years and a few months, it’s been a rewarding journey. The fight to keep yourself from the sin that you were held bound to is the toughest battle of your life. Over these years, the growth in the Lord and the learning experience gained was invaluable. The previous blogs that I have written revealed a lot about how the Lord worked with me to keep myself pure from porn and masturbation.

The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life surrounded me like the Indians circling the cowboys.

In 1 Corinthians 9:27, it was a critical key to being successful against the onslaught of sexual temptation. If we do not beat down our flesh, the flesh and the mind will dictate the way we live our lives.

There comes a point in time where we must stop what we are doing and reconsider the fact that if we sin constantly, after having received instructions from the Lord about how to walk in the victory achieved on the cross, then satan is our real lord.

We know that when we sin after we receive instructions, we are disqualified. We are not fit or prepared for the Master’s use. We call it a “mistake,” to soften the blow that we have sinned. Sin is a very strong word. When a person hear this word, it is a clear indication that you violated the known will of God.

In order to “Come Clean,” acknowledgement of sin is required. Side stepping, story telling to deflect the blow of the sin, and other nifty, deft ways to deal with sin only reveals that we have failed to truly understand the magnitude of sin. Every time that we sin, the Father is hurt. He wants His children mature to the point where we stop ourselves from sinning. After all, this is what salvation is about. To stop sin and to save us from our sins through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

Some will unhesitatingly say, “You do not understand.” I understand more than you will ever know. When you have been trapped in the web of Secret Sexual Sins of porn and masturbation for 33 years, I know all too well the excuse and excuses to continue in sin, but the Lord Jesus knows all too well beyond me. He was made to be sin for us, who knew no sin that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ. For we do not have an High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our weaknesses who was in all points tempted like as we are, yet, He never once sinned.

So the Lord sympathizes with you. Therefore, we can go boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

The first 10 chapters of the book of Romans is the most profound discourse on sin and the redemptive power of Christ. Paul understood the depths the Father went to redeem man. Romans uncovers the heart of the Father about sin unlike any other book ever written. It is clear that the Father wants us to understand the power of sin, and the power of redemption. The Father wants us to understand that the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Father wants us to understand that He demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

The most important thing that the Father wants us to understand that His hatred for sin is perfect and complete, otherwise, He would not have sent His Son to die. We must remember that Jesus became the “propitiation” or appeasement” of the Father’s righteousness and His demands as a just and holy God. Folks, this is the way it is. The Father demands that holiness be the required way of life for His creation. The Creator has this right because we owe our existence to Him.

Paul said this about Jesus, “by Him all things consist.”

Death is not supposed to be the reason why we are here today. God is life, but because of Adam’s transgression, it takes death to bring us life. The moment we understand this, we can understand that death is not just the cessation of life. Death is separation from the One who gives life. So, if we want life, we now have to go through His Son to get it. Then after we initially get eternal life, we now must purpose in our hearts never to sin again.

Some of you believe that it is impossible to stop sinning.

Well let me use an analogy that the Holy Spirit gave me.

What do you do when you are about to cross the street? You stop. What do you do when you are driving a vehicle and you approach a stop light or a stop sign? You stop. You’ve just proved that you can stop. So if you can stop and obey traffic signals, you can stop sinning. As I have said before in my previous blogs, the man at the pool of Bethesda and the woman caught in adultery were told by the Lord Jesus to “go and sin no more.”

This is a profound truth. That we can go and sin no more. That tells us that sin’s power can no longer lord itself over me and reduce me to a slave of sin. That’s what Romans 6 teaches us. For years, I avoided that chapter because I loved the pleasure of sin. But now, I love the pleasure of righteousness. I love to please the Father. Every day that I stay from porn and masturbation, I am, by the grace and power of God, living to please Him. We are not perfect, but we are striving towards perfection.

Every moment that I stay free is a moment that the strength to resist, withstand, holdout, gets stronger and stronger. To the point where you can identify sin coming a mile away. Also, you have a plan to overcome the instant sin is coming your way to destroy you. As many men of God have said, “if you do not have a plan, you plan to fail.”

Many brothers are turning their backs on what God told them to do. They have strayed into the minefield of Secret Sexual Sins. From porn and masturbation to out right prostitution, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and bisexuality. The promise to “keep yourself pure” has been thrown away for a moment of orgasm. The power to procreate is very powerful. The lusts of the flesh, and eyes can easily overwhelm an individual. Temptation from the devil doesn’t make it easy. But the Lord made a way out for all of us. We must fight with courage to abstain and maintain our sanctification.

It took me a long time to figure this out but for you that may be young in the flesh and young in the Lord, you can stop the madness of sin and live victorious, Christian lives.

The power of sin can no longer tell you to sin. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. As long as I obey that law and tell my members what to do in righteousness, the freedom from the law of sin and death remains intact. The moment that I decide to suppress the Holy Spirit, suppress the Word of God to live a sanctified life, and turn my back on God, sin and death is mine.

But thank God that the Lord forgives us. Not to sin again and again, but to live righteously for the rest of our lives.

When you come to the Father, it is important to know that He loves us and He wants the best for us. Sin is never the best course. But we also have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous. Not to sin again that grace may abound, but to live free of the power and guilt of sin. Therefore, when you are tempted to watch porn, resist it. When you are tempted to masturbate, resist it. When you are tempted to fornicate. Resist it. When you are tempted to carry out homosexual acts. Resist it. When you are tempted to look lustfully upon a male or female. Resist it. When you are tempted, count it all joy when you fall into various trials and testings.

For the trying of your faith works patience. Therefore, let patience have its perfect work that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Finally, the people of God should never applaud sin. When a person admits their sin and not label it as a “mistake” we must remember that sin always hurts the heart of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

“And grieve not the Holy Spirit.” Paul said in Ephesians 4:30. Very few have understood the grieving of the Holy Spirit. It is similar to a father grieving over his child that turned away and go astray. Parents grieve when a child goes down a certain path. When we prodigal our lives, we bring shame and disgrace to the Father. But thank God that the Lord looks down the path to see if we would return. Such is the case with the Father. Without question, the Lord receives us and throws a party that we have returned from trying conditions brought about by sin.

We can prevent these moments of grief for the Lord. Permission to sin is never given. But the Lord is always ready to forgive and forget, the moment we repent.

Pro Abortion People Condemn Abortionist? Ridiculously Really?

Now this is shocking.

This is a stunning development of epic proportions, that a pro abortionist advocate for Planned Abortionhood condemn a very loyal….hummmm abortionist?

Like I said. Isn’t that calling the kettle pot black?

Look at this story……

http://abcnews.go.com/US/abortion-doctor-kermit-gosnell-condemned-pro-abortion-rights/story?id=18958384#.UXXJZL9dfbl

ABCNEWS would not allow me to post a comment and have found a way to prevent condescending comments. I hope that it’s a computer glitch. But the way technology is happening to suppress the truth and censor the truth, I honestly believe that they do not want me to comment. So, thank God that I can blog this.

This is unbelievable. Inconceivable. Insane. Crazy. Mad crazy stupid.

What hurts worse is that this abortionist is African American. We all know that president Obama is pro abortion and vowed during his first campaign that Planned Abortionhood is here to stay. The 2012 vote to reelect the president, affirmed by 93% of the African American vote, makes abortion for his own people a crime against humanity. A crime that he and many abortionists will not go to jail for. But to bring this guy to trial is hypocrisy of the highest order. It underlines the amazingly stupid mindset of people that legalize the killing of innocent lives. 7% of those that didn’t vote for the president, that is the 7% of the African Americans that were intelligent enough not to vote for the president’s pro homosexual and abortion agenda, knew that to vote for this president is a continuation of a policy that goes crosswise of the Lord and the Lord of the Word.

Oh…by the way, this makes 93% of the African American vote co-conspiritors of murder. Like if you were just the driver of the getaway vehicle but your partner pulled the trigger to murder, the driver is also charged with murder. You may not have said the speech, but your vote endorsed his position.

So, what does that make you?

A co-conspirator to murder. 

James 4:4 declares that to be a friend of the world makes you an enemy of God.

Some of you all have a lot to answer to the Lord about.

That’s why there can be no compromise with these issues.

It’s either COMPROMISE OR CONVICTION.

It is an OUTRAGE that this would be printed. It seems to me that if you want to stop abortion, you begin to look across the country. You will see that the same insane procedures are done every day. Kermit (not the frog) just happened to have gotten caught.

Sexual immorality’s only response to birth control is to kill a baby. Since 1973, over 55 million abortions took place.

In a book I read several years ago, a person had a vision of heaven and in heaven the babies that weren’t to be were there, playing like they would if they were on earth. Yes, the Lord receives these precious rejected lives. They haven’t done anything to deserve the death penalty. As one person puts it.

The most dangerous place for an African American is the womb.

It is clear that abortion is the offering up of a life to the devil because two persons just couldn’t discipline themselves to get married first, and then start a family. However, they believe that abortion is the only way out of the sin of fornication and or adultery. Snuff out a life so that their lives could continue.

They sometimes say, “We can’t afford a child.” Well when it comes to sin, “We can’t afford to sin against God.”

The price is too great. That is…..to sin against God. But the pleasure is too great to pass up. But in blood, the sin of fornication and adultery is paid for. Not the blood of the child but the blood of Jesus.

The abortion mill cannot have it both ways. You can’t call it murder, when you are a murderer yourself.

So, when you stop aborting, excuse me…..murdering children, then come back and tell us that abortion is murder.

LGBT: Middle School Kids Forced To Ask For Same Sex Kiss

LGBT is at it again.

We all know that there is an agenda to culturally impose the sin of homosexuality throughout this nation. While it is no surprise that New York is one of seven states that legalized same sex marriage, because of one male and one male, or one female and one female cannot produce offspring, the only way to produce another generation of lesbians and homosexuals is to educate children.

After reading this article, (passed to me by my brother, Pastor Darren Butler of International Good News Fellowship), I had to address this.

Please click this link and come back for more…..

http://christiannews.net/2013/04/20/middle-school-girls-forced-to-ask-classmates-for-lesbian-kiss-during-anti-bullying-presentation/

Through other means such as child molestation, priests and professed believers in Secret Sexual Sins, raping and molesting children, adoption, surrogacy, and artificial insemination, there is no other way for homosexuals and lesbians to replenish their depleting numbers.

Depleting?

When STDs and HIV/AIDS kill off people or at least side line them, they look for other ways to recover what was lost to sin and death.

When you see this, it is cause for alarm. If you have noticed, the parents were outraged that they weren’t informed of these activities. Parents are the only ones that have a right to teach their children about sex. However, when it comes to righteousness, we all know that the Bible is clear.

“Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4

“….Be not deceived. Neither fornicators, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”

The world will always try to teach the people in the church what the Bible says, but they do not know God through Jesus Christ and they are not qualified to tell a child of God what the Bible says. You have to know the Lord and live free of sin to be qualified to teach people what the Bible says. The LGBT community love to use, pick and choose Scriptures to present their flawed, misconceived, and misguided positions to justify the sin of homosexuality.

Get saved, and redeemed, and keep free of ALL sins, and you can qualify to teach a child of God what the Bible says.

Until then, your incompetence in the things of God is showing.

God ordained marriage as the only institution where sex is permitted. The world advocates sex outside of marriage but look at the whirlwind of consequential judgment. STDs and HIV/AIDS. Pregnancies or what we used to call it back in the day, babies out of wedlock.

That is having babies outside of marriage.

“Fools! Because of their transgressions and because of their iniquities are afflicted.” Psalm 107:17, says.

The very act of defying parents, and teaching children sex at an early age where puberty is just getting started, only adds to the constant barrage of sexual immorality that is plaguing this nation. Sexual immorality is a clear and present danger to this nation. The church is presented with a major problem. As long as the church is silent on this issue, elected officials, people in our communities will press to have sexual immorality invade every aspect of life.

The devil couldn’t be prouder.

Parents, the first responsibility is to honor God. As long as the Lord is Lord over your life, you are safe. If you do not know the Lord, the Word of God, and stand your ground against the contrary winds of the demonic forces that influence the LGBT agenda, your child may get sucked under the current of sexual immorality.

I remember the 9 months that my wife carried our daughter. We got up together every morning except Sundays to pray over our daughter. When she got old enough for school, on the way to school, I would have her quote Scriptures. To this day, I honestly believe that if you pray over your child while the child is in the womb and then have them quote the Word of God, God will honor that Word and keep your child from falling prey to the deadly wolves of sin.

Parents, your second responsibility is to your child. You, under the hand of God is the only protection they have. If government gets a hold of your child, God only knows how they will turn out.

Government is not qualified nor competent to raise children, let alone tell a parent how to raise a child!

I know that there may be proponents of the LGBT community reading this blog, but it is clear that desperate times calls for desperate measures. Not on my part but on LGBT’s part.

It is clear that your agenda crossed the line. The line of the right of parents to raise their children. The right to refuse any senseless sexual immorality agenda to replenish depleting numbers. The right to refuse to register children in schools that impose any LGBT agenda on children without parental consent.

The right of parents to know what is being taught in schools, and the right to withdraw their child from classes that teach material detrimental to their family. Math is not detrimental. You need math. English is not detrimental. You need English. Science is not detrimental. You need Science. But LGBT agendas is a clear and present danger and is detrimental to families. Why?

Check out this link….

You could learn a lot from a chicken.

http://youtu.be/U3UWKVDSSP0

The school system isn’t competent or qualified to talk about sex education. Parents, one father and one mother, is qualified to raise and teach a child on sex education.

The audacity to steal innocence is reprehensible and extremely crude and cruel. In the strongest terms, I condemn this act of defiance. The sin of homosexuality, as with all sins of a sexual nature, is a deliberate intentional act of defiance against the known will of God. To further desecrate the innocence of children, we are faced with a clear and present danger of society dictating its evil will upon the design of family.

As a result, all that is being done is erode and imprison a child in the house of sin.

All under the false guise of anti bullying.

I’ve grown up in public school. I’ve been the victim of bullying. But never because of sexual immorality. It’s common, unfortunately for children to be bullied, however, to teach tolerance to children by getting children to accept the sin of homosexuality is not the best way to teach children not to bully another child. The education system had found a way to slip under the radar tolerance for the sin of homosexuality by teaching children about sin.

How stupid is this? VERY!

Education must be about getting our kids to understand the very basic skills required to live in this life. All sexual sins are detrimental to achieving the highest expectations required in life. That’s why good morals and discipline, as taught in the church is essential to the proper upbringing of children.

As long as parents are in the Lord, and they bring their child or children to Christ, as well as live the example of Christ before them, the LGBT agenda has no legs to stand on. Only the Lord knows what is best. Parents will do well to receive Jesus as Lord, attend a church where the Bible is taught and lived, where pastors, and their staff, are living the Word of God before the people as examples in speech, conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.

If you are just as outraged, you need to make sure that the school system work for you and not the other way around. The liberal agenda is bent on destroying the family. Only the Lord knows how to build up and strengthen the family.

10 Deadly Sins Of Leaders Falling Into Secret Sexual Sins: #8 Failure To Let The Word Of God Dictate

Just a note before I begin.

The past few weeks, since I suspended writing for a season, it was extremely trying for me. Faced with potential illness in me and my family, financial pressures, and other issues, were surrounding me and that left me with the best option. Seeking the face of God.

In the middle of all this, the devil tempted me on FB with scantily clad women in the ad section and right there, I knew that the enemy was trying to set the trap to tempt me to engage in Secret Sexual Sins. Porn and masturbation.

But as David said, “Yes, in the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For You are with me…”

We all know that the shadow of death means that something or someone is about to kill you. In order for a shadow to be cast, there must be light and the light shines on the person to cast that shadow. When David said, “For you are with me…” God clothed Himself in light (Psalm 104:2). It was His light that shined on the person trying to cause death.

No, it wasn’t a physical death threat in the natural made upon my life but when you are told to put on the armor of light, it’s not a beauty contest you are going to.

Each day is a fight to the death. Something has to die and someone has to live. Colossians 3:5 tells us to mortify the deeds of the flesh.”

A really crucified life spares nothing.

The challenges that we face in this life can kill a person. It can kill a relationship in the Lord and it can destroy family cohesion. It is good sometimes to back away and assess what is going on and operate in the prudence and wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

Since the last time I left off, up to this point, the devil had nothing in me. I like that when Jesus said it in John 14:30. When you pursue the Lord, Paul wants us to “…..learn Christ.”

Paul also said that “I may be made conformable to His death.”

Paul also said that “he never apprehended Christ.” That is, Paul never fully grasped Christ. Paul was still searching after Him, to know Him in power of His resurrection being made conformable to His death.” Moses, when He was before the Lord, even though he’s seen the glory of the Lord before, wanted to see the glory of the Lord again.

This is how our pursuit of God must always be. No matter how many times we have prayer at prayer meeting, and no matter how many times we see the Word of God, a freshness comes from the presence of the Lord as Peter said, “…that times of refreshing may come forth from the presence of the Lord.”

To keep the enemy out of you, you must keep the Lord before you, in you, through you, never to let God leave out of you.

God was teaching me that I do not have to yield to the sins of the flesh when trying times are before us. Just because there is stuff going on, it doesn’t mean that I engage in sexual sins to pass the time. Too many of us forfeit the hand of God working on our behalf in things that we need God to move on. God never moves in spite of our sins.

Especially when we know better. So when there is a trying situation, it is the time to pause and really assess your relationship with the Lord. Never let circumstances dictate to you what you shouldn’t be doing. Always let the Word dictate to you how to behave before the presence of the Lord in trying times. I’m told by Pastor Roger Jamison that the devil will wait you out to see if you will change your mind. To see if your “NO” is still a very emphatic, ear piercing, holy “NO!”

The moral will of God must be so strong in you that before you say “no,” the devil flees, because the devil comes to steal the Word like a bird taking seeds (see Luke 8:11-15) The devil can’t stand the praise of God that’s behind your “NO!” When you say “no,” all he sees is the greater One on the inside of you during the 40 days that Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. Can you say, without a shadow of doubt….“It is written?

Victory over sin is not cheap and neither is the fight to stay free of sin. A price is aways to be paid.

So, in this 8th installment, (I hope I got it right that it’s number 8, right? lol),

Pastors fall into Secret Sexual Sins because they refuse to let the Word of God dictate how to live in situations. It took me a long while to learn how to never let the circumstances drive me to look for relief. Releasing sexual tension in sexual immorality as a means of making me feel better about things is the wrong way to go.

The Bible says, “Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

So instead of delighting in the flesh, I delight myself in the presence of God.

Many of us go through seasons of having desires and things do not pan out as planned. We get into situations that seem like it is impossible for God to do anything about it.

These are moments not to look to sin against God but to live in righteousness against the devil.

Lurking in the shadows behind the circumstances is the temptation to sin against God. You must resist him, as Peter said, stedfast in the faith. This is no time to be fooling around in the mud pen of sin.

We get into a waiting game and we want to get this waiting thing over with. Lo and behold, a hot beauty comes walking into our peripheral vision. The devil sometimes tempts us in the small things to get a reaction. How long you look at a man or woman and the intent of looking, determines why you are looking in the first place.

Temptation comes about because of the desires we have that must be subdued by prayer and fasting. Unbridled lust in the heart and mind is your personal play pen that must be dismantled (see 2 Corinthians 10:3-5). When we are struggling to keep ourselves, it’s because we have allowed the struggle to brew and stew. To get past the struggle is never easy. In fact, as long as we are in the tabernacle, we will continue to struggle. However, the intensity of the struggle has a thermostat attached to it. And the Lord has His hand on the situation to never allow temptation to go past a certain level.

1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us….“No temptation has taken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make a way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

When the Word doesn’t dwell in us richly in all wisdom (see Colossians 3:16a) for ourselves, that’s when the god of this world turn up the intensity of the issue or issues. That’s when we have to make a deliberate decision not to turn on something to watch that will open the door to sexual immorality. We have to make a deliberate decision not to touch ourselves sexually. We have to make a deliberate decision never to let situations get the best of us.

That’s what I’ve learned this time around. It was a great lesson. Major lesson. Now like Paul said, we must never get giddy about passing this test because if you are a veteran, you know that something else is coming. No rest. No breaks. You stay sharp by staying in prayer and the Word. And when prompted by the Holy Spirit, or should you do it on your own, be prepared to fast.

Flesh and the devil don’t like it but you have to do what you gotta do to make it through every temptation.

Never, under any circumstance, let the situation dictate to you what you should be doing. The Word governs and dictates the outcome.

When God looks at you, the outcome should never be in doubt.

Thanks to all of you who are still reading my previous blogs, words cannot express the gratitude.

And yes……..it is good to be back writing again, praise God.