Truth Wins Out? You Got To Be Kidding Me?

jcgas0038All of a sudden, LGBT comes out thinking that they have the truth.

At first, it was shocking. But when a title like this comes across, it’s time to examine it.

When you boil it all down, it all comes down to who is telling the truth, and who is lying.

Jesus said in John 8:44……“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

The Lord Jesus told the truth and the leaders of Israel couldn’t handle the truth.

Then, in classic fashion, Jesus told them that they are liars just like their spiritual father, the devil. The devil is a murderer from the beginning.

Who did he murder?

Adam and Eve.

Remember when Adam and Eve ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? The Lord told them if they ate of that tree, that they would surely die.

Jesus also told the leaders that they are liars like the devil.

The devil lied to Eve about not dying.

So when the devil speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources. He speaks lies because the devil is incapable of telling the truth. The devil is the father of lies. So sinful, unregenerate man is incapable of telling the truth. Sinful man is capable of lying just like his spiritual father, the devil.

TruthWinsOut.com is a classic example of the devil using these people to speak more lies to bolster the sin of homosexuality. The truth is that there is only One Person capable of being truthful all the time.

Now mind you that the Lord Jesus is perfect. Sinless. Without Sin.

That means that everyone else is in sin. Imperfect. Sinful. With Sin.

As with all sin, we are in need of truth.

At the examination of the Lord Jesus before Pontius Pilate, Jesus was asked, “What is truth?”

Pilate didn’t know that The Truth was standing before him.

Jesus also said in John 14:6…..“I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but through Me.”

So being that the Lord Jesus is The Truth, every one else is a liar.

We stop being a liar when we stop lying and accept the truth.

Here is the truth.

Homosexuality is a sin.

Why is homosexuality a sin?

Because of Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 2:24.

Where else is Homosexuality considered a sin?

Leviticus 18:22 and Romans 1:14-32.

What is another name for homosexuality?

Sodomy, or Sodomites.

Where does the word sodomy come from?

While there are many other references to the word Sodom in the Bible we will use Genesis 13:13, where the men of Sodom was exceedingly wicked and sinful before the Lord.”

What happened to the men of Sodom?

As judgment for their sins, God poured fire and brimstone from heaven on the men of Sodom and Gomorrah and four other cities for practicing the sin of homosexuality, and other vile sexual practices.

God’s judgment on their sin is a display of God’s displeasure of MSM and WSW perversion.

Is there any deliverance for homosexuals today?

Through the shed blood of Jesus. When a person repents of sin, receives forgiveness for sins by God, and is born again by the Holy Spirit, and when a person willfully obeys the gospel of Jesus Christ to never walk in sin, anyone could be delivered according to 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 and 2 Corinthians 6:14-18.

This is the only truth that wins out.

Not the lie that homosexuals want you to believe to be the truth.

Hebrews 9:27 is the tale of the tape.

The truth of the gospel wins out because of the love of God for man.

Below is a link to their version of truth which should be changed to “Our Version Is Not Truth.”

http://www.truthwinsout.org/pressrelease/2014/02/39577/

From Selma To Stonewall? Racial Equality and Homosexual Equality?

1656097_10203021843326071_335189150_nNo, I am not questioning the title of this powerful presentation.

There is a presentation at the end of this blog that is entitled From Selma To Stonewall.”

I am not the originator of this title or video, but the originator of this video and all who grew up in the real struggle for racial equality question the reason behind the current POTUS’s and FLOTUS’s usage to describe the Civil Rights Movement with the sin of homosexuality.

They constantly used From Selma To Stonewall” to equate the struggle of the Civil Rights Movement to the Stonewall Inn Riots. What is also remarkable is that those that walked the streets for Civil Rights never corrected the president and the first lady. The people that were there should have cried out that the struggle for homosexual freedom cannot be compared to the struggle for racial equality.

There is a reason.

When you are not a born again believer that believes the Bible is the Word of God, and that the Lord condemned the sin of homosexuality, it is very easy to concoct a bald face lie.

Selma occurred, on March 7, 1965 and is also known as “Bloody Sunday.”

This peaceful demonstration took place to gain voting rights and the local and state authorities of Alabama attacked the peaceful protesters.

Stonewall is not a local town.

Stonewall Inn was a bar in Greenwich Village located on the lower west side of Manhattan frequented by homosexuals and other individuals of the sex scene of the 60’s.

The Stonewall Inn was owned by the Mafia. The police would raid these places to attack organized crime.

Not deal with the homosexuals.

The raids would be controlled and order would be restored after the raids, but this was the last straw for homosexuals. This riot took place in September of 1969. Over four years and 6 months after Selma, 1 year and 6 months after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., 1 year and three months after Robert Kennedy’s assassination (correct me if I’m wrong).

So Stonewall had nothing to do with Civil Rights.

Yet, we hear the president and first lady utter these words constantly.

“From Selma to Stonewall.”

Now mind you, the president and first lady are about my age. We were too young to know what took place in Selma, but perhaps old enough to do what we call in elementary school “Current Events.” 

We would paste news events in our composition book (I know…..silly), and then write a brief summary of the event.

I do not remember doing a current event on Stonewall.

I do not remember my Language Arts or English teacher in elementary school telling us about the Stonewall riots. We didn’t know that a riot took place on the lower west side of Manhattan because NYC was a lascivious town in riot mode day and night.

The phrase, “The City Never Sleeps” is for real.

And I lived as an 8 year old in Brooklyn at the time.

Thank God that history was recorded and properly documented. Otherwise, we would be able to make even the past anything we want it to be.

So what makes us think that the president and the first lady knew anything about Selma and Stonewall to be able to invoke its memory, and make a contemptible connection of a sacred Civil Rights Struggle to the sin of homosexuality?

As you will see in the documentary, the contrast is clear.

Listen to the last line in the documentary very closely.

“Stonewall wasn’t any Selma and gay is not the new black.”

A link of this documentary is provided.

http://youtu.be/pO-rLpmgaC4

“Our responsibility is never to oppose the truth, but to stand for the truth at all times.” 2 Corinthians 13:8 (NLT)

Ugandan President Signs Anti Homosexual Law

Another major set back of the globalization of the sin of homosexuality.

In stunning fashion, Uganda, a predominantly Christian nation, (around 85% of its population) has had enough of “western” influence to spread the sin of homosexuality in their country. To those of the LGBT community, they would probably call it a “dark day.” 

While some laws of man will have something bad about it, I believe that the self determination of Uganda to set the record straight about the sin of homosexuality is powerful. Once again, western influence has attempted to persuade other countries to follow suit, but miserably failed.

Look at it from the stand point that the sin of homosexuality is detrimental to their free society. We must also remember that Uganda is a sovereign state. Seems to me that when the United States wants to influence other sovereign states in the wrong direction, we make them to look like the bad guy when the refuse to

toe the line.

The sin of homosexuality never promoted anything positive. Look all across the board at all sexual sins, and you will see that nothing positive is possible. The misery of sin and death leaves nothing lasting or positive in its wake.

Sin is never positive. Sin is negative, evil, and destructive. What people desire to do is make sin positive and make righteousness negative.

Isaiah 5:20 and 21 says, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.”

Sadly, LGBT proponents spew out hatred and venom when they do not get their way. Or when other nations stand their ground against the detrimental affects of the sin of homosexuality, we are called discriminant, bigots, and hateful.

On the other hand, we warn them of the ill effects of the sin of homosexuality in hopes that they would save themselves from the destructive cycle associated with sexual sins. Yet, they turn their ears away from the truth, condemn the truth, and condemn those that speak the truth.

It’s like looking in the face of a firefighter and refuse their hand to pull them out of the flame.

It’s like looking in the eyes of a lifesaver and refuse their hand to pull them out of the water.

Uganda should be respected for standing against the ill advised influence of the United States and other international countries that permit perversion to rule a nation. Uganda has determined that there is nothing glamorous about the sin of homosexuality. They have determined that the sin of homosexuality is a clear and present danger to families, and their society as a whole.

They see the destructive forces of the results of homosexuality in STDs, including HIV/AIDS, and they want nothing of it.

They have decided their own destiny. We know that it will not end there. All sorts of back door politics will take place to persuade them with money to overturn their sovereign course.

I believe that because western influence is bankrupt of money and influence, not much will be done except to label Uganda as unfriendly to the sin of homosexuality. A title that is fit for every nation that understands the detrimental effects of the sin of homosexuality.

Name one homosexual that declares that homosexuality is 100% positive. Especially the ones that have acquired the Gay Man’s Disease also known as HIV/AIDS.

The statement “It Gets Better” is wishful thinking, at best. It alludes to the fact that at the present, it’s not good, but we are hoping that it would get better. The thing about the gospel of Jesus Christ is that it is better when you repent of sin and come to the light. Being a born again believer is better than being a sinner in sin. It is better because we hate the sins that God hates, we love people that are caught in sin to free them, and we love the righteousness that God loves.

In love, we minister the truth to you that it is better with Jesus but worse with sin.

There is nothing positive about sin but there is something positive in righteousness in Jesus.

Below is the link to the CBS News article of this historic legislation being signed.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/uganda-president-signs-harsh-anti-gay-bill-into-law/

PUSHING BACK AGAINST LGBT Rights. One Of LGBT’s Greatest Fear.

wedding-cake-gay-10858776In Charisma News, Arizona has “pushed back” with a very powerful piece of legislation.

Christian businesses have the exclusive right not to serve homosexuals will be protected by law in Arizona.

The governor still has to sign the bill into law.

Of course the complaint is that this is discriminatory but as we have been saying all along.

Sin and racism are two different subjects.

If being a person that stands against homosexuality is discrimination then putting a murderer in jail is discriminatory.

It goes further than that. There is a push to make pedophilia legal. In some cases that were reported, child molestation takes place when two men raising kids takes place. In one case, a woman caught her partner making a move to molest her daughter. Her maternal instincts kicked in and she took her child out of the country to avoid lawsuits.

Get my point?

This is the kind of legislation that will get much attention, all the way to the Supreme Court. But it’s the kind of protection Christians need to be free to exercise the right not to allow their services to be used to bolster the sin of homosexuality.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18 tells us to be separate. Christians must reserve the right not to be party to a person’s sin. Making a cake to celebrate same sex sin falls in that category. Besides, if homosexuals want a cake to celebrate their sin, there are plenty of places they could go to have their cake made.

There are plenty of places that would love their business too.

But that’s not enough.

It is a clear demonstration of bullying to force Christians to violate Biblical principles to endorse the sin of homosexuality.

It’s not enough to legislate. LGBT’s goal is to get Christians to compromise Biblical values so that God and the righteous people of God could endorse the sin of homosexuality. Like I said, if you get turned down from Christians, just find another place where your business would be accepted.

We do it every day. When a business refuse to do service, we find another place that would accept our business. The business lose business. That’s done every day. To make a point to punish a business, a lawsuit is issued to hurt the business. This is childish. Just find another place that would make your cake.

Somewhere Christians must make a stand so that we will not violate the Word of God and our sacred right to uphold our God given rights.

The more we stand up to the bullying tactics of LGBT, the more strength we will gain to be a witness that sin is not applauded or celebrated.

We know that this isn’t over because the strategy to overturn this is underway. That’s fine. We know that counter attacks are a way of life in this issue, but for now, this is a big victory.

Below is a link to this great news.

http://news.charismanews.com/us/42877-arizona-makes-it-legal-for-faith-based-businesses-to-refuse-customer-service-based-on-religious-beliefs

Avoiding The Wrong Man Or Woman To Marry

canstock16269318There are some people that you need to avoid marrying.

That’s right. AVOID!

J. Lee Grady wrote two powerful articles about who to avoid marrying that is worth the read.

Do not get in despair. I believe that if we were to really assess what is actually going on in our lives and be honest, each one of us has something about us that make us unattractive for marriage. You may be attractive outwardly for the wedding, but there are certain people that are unattractive inwardly that only the Lord knows how to deal with.

There is one thing I do believe. The unsaved are tops on the list when it comes to avoid marrying. This I agree with J. Lee Grady which you will see in his write up.

Have you ever driven a car and you were about to hit something? You took deliberate evasive action to avoid a collision.

Have you ever walked and then you knew that you were about to walk into someone? You stepped around that individual to avoid walking into him or her.

Have you ever saw a mess on the table that you were about to sit and have breakfast? You asked them to clean it up because you want to avoid something dirty.

Have you ever walked the street and you saw dog poop? You quickly adjusted where you would set your foot to avoid stepping into something.

I think you got the point.

Very few of us avoid the wrong person to marry because of certain factors that outweighed or overruled wisdom, and that little hint in your heart that this one will be trouble.

Marriage has become volatile. In any relationship there is risk for separations and divorce. These things could be avoided if we take the time to use wisdom and due diligence to make the best possible choice before “sealing the deal.”

Failure to do so will lead to many hurts and wounds.

God is the only one that can make people happy. Not your wife or husband. Please click the link, then come back and read the rest of this blog.

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/life/relationships/promise-you-cant-keep-marriage

When sex becomes the only reason to marry, it is a sad thing. That’s because you are basing your marriage on 15 or 20 minutes of pleasure. Let’s face it. There’s a lot of people out there that want to get married for the right reasons. Then again, there’s a lot of people that are ill equipped and ill prepared for the rigors of making a marriage work.

Some of you may have heard this before but everyone prepares well for the wedding, very few prepare well for the marriage.

Missing certain signs while you are courting could be disastrous.

Sadly, many women settle for less because in the church and in the world, there is a clear shortage of men that are prepared for marriage. Men are instant when it comes to sex but slow in the other important areas. Women are prepared but there are some things about women that will drive a man into the bosom and bed of another woman.

Really, it comes down to who will listen to the Lord and who will listen to the devil. There are people that are potential marriage material, but because they refuse to make changes in their lives, the wise man or woman will see it, and run.

If men and women are running from you, it is a good indication that there is something that you need to change to cause someone stay.

Granted, and if the shoe doesn’t fit, squeeze into it.

Until you get your act together, you are not marriage material.

When it comes to believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, pathetically, there is men and women that profess to know the Lord but still do not have their stuff together. Some of them hide behind their spirituality. After “church” is over, the real person shows up.

This is not the way it supposed to work. What’s the point in going to the house of worship if you are unwilling to make changes and accept the truth about yourself? It’s not that going to the house of worship is a waste of time. You are wasting away the opportunity to receive correction, and instruction in righteousness so that you would be a better person in the Lord.

We can reduce the amount of pain and suffering by applying the Word of God and grow up in the Lord.

Truth is about helping people, not revealing their weaknesses and leave them in the middle of the road bleeding and in tears.

The Lord wants every marriage to succeed, however, it begins by working on the areas where you and I know that need real work.

We can stop being a piece of work when we seek to ask God to piece us together so that we could get it together.

In any case, people sometimes will not accept the challenge to change. You will run into them and when they refuse to change, you must refuse to accept them in the condition they are. It is better to remain single, as J. Lee Grady said, than to enter into a marriage with nothing but trouble. Below is two powerful articles about who to avoid marrying.

If you are already in a marriage, it’s good reading too because there maybe some things that were listed that you are seeing in your marriage. You could be seeing some things about yourself that you are in denial about. The thing that you are to do if these things are manifesting in your relationship is to get the Word of God and apply its principles to rectify the issue.

Should your marriage be on the rocks, by applying the Word to change your life, you might avoid separation or divorce.

Ladies, never mind trying to change your man and fellas, looking for another woman is not wisdom. Too often, after reading stuff like this, women look to change their man and never change themselves first. Men run to the bosom of another woman instead of making changes in themselves to understand their wives.

There is no such thing as an irreconcilable difference. All differences are reconcilable. It’s when two persons in a relationship are too hardheaded or headstrong to mature and resolve the conflict.

I believe that if singles today would use a lot of wisdom, we could reduce the need to entertain Secret Sexual Sins and other issues that makes a marriage vulnerable to constant volatility.

http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/fire-in-my-bones/19757-10-men-christian-women-should-never-marry

http://www.charismamag.com/blogs/fire-in-my-bones/19821-8-women-christian-men-should-never-marry

Jesus & Sodomy

© Copyright 2013 CorbisCorporationWhat did Jesus say about sodomy, if anything?

Where and when did the name Sodom come about?

According to Easton’s Bible Dictionary, Sodom was known as the place of “burning.” According to J.B. Jackson’s Dictionary Of Scripture Proper Names, Sodom means “fettered.”

Obviously, fetter means “a chain or shackle for the feet or something that confines. 

When you are in any sin, just as the Lord Jesus said, “…you are a slave to sin.”

With certainty, this city was in the vicinity of the southern portion of the Dead Sea.

Jesus would use the word “Sodom” to compare the cities that He preached in. That they would be judged far worse than Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment.

Why would the Lord Jesus use the word of Sodom? Why didn’t He use the name of another city?

Jesus preached the gospel in the cities of Israel. He is saying that the people in these cities will be judged far worse for the sin of rejecting the gospel. The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah would be judged for the sin of homosexuality and other sexual sins, but the severity of judgment would be less.

Contrasting the severity of judgment is the point.

People in the cities where Jesus preached would be judged more severely for rejecting the gospel than those that practiced the sin of homosexuality and other sexual sins in the cites of Sodom and Gomorrah.

So the city of Sodom and its activities is known for its lewd behavior which depicts one thing.

Homosexuality.

Otherwise, the Lord Jesus would have used other cities for contrast purposes.

Sodom and Gomorrah, and the surrounding cities that practiced the sin of homosexuality were severely judged with fire and brimstone from heaven. But there is an eternal judgment that will take place that is far severer than the judgment that Sodom and Gomorrah received.

Sodomy is also used as a word to describe “anal sex” or using the penis to penetrate the anus as well as male oral sex, and male on male masturbation. Even self sex, commonly called masturbation is considered homosexuality.

I know that this is graphic but we all know that the way practicing homosexuals dress up homosexuality is by calling it love, not lusts of the flesh and fulfilling the desires of the depraved mind.

What’s not hidden is the end results of the practice of the sin of homosexuality. As with heterosexual sexually transmitted diseases that is acquired when the sin of adultery and fornication takes place, practicing homosexuals get that and HIV/AIDS.

This disease is still an incurable disease. It is still a death sentence. Not to mention the fact that perforation and other known anal injuries is part of the territory.

The false notion and lie that “it gets better” is the failed attempt to reduce the stigmatization.

It is a “carrot on the stick” approach to give the appearance that sodomy isn’t bad.

According to the CDC, every 39 minutes, it doesn’t get better. It gets worse. Someone will be diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. The risks of acquiring this disease increases when a person engage in risky Biblical declared illegal sex. It doesn’t get better when anyone practicing illegal sex as a heterosexual or homosexual acquires a strain of syphilis and gonorrhea that defeats penicillin and other antibiotics.

These diseases mutate while the cure can’t mutate and are defeated.

Meanwhile, the elite of the LGBT community flashed the argument for quite some time that Jesus said nothing specifically about homosexuality.

Sadly, they achieved a measure of success against those that do not really know the Scriptures. We must remember that those in the sin of homosexuality will fight anyone (and if they could) almost to the death, to legitimize homosexuality. They will use every means to make homosexuality acceptable, including misappropriating what the Scriptures said about homosexuality with futile reasoning.

Our intent is not to insult people but to insult the reasoning of people.

Upon reading in Huff Post, it was stated that LGBT is pretty much getting what they’ve wanted but the conservatives are pushing back. Acquisition of same sex marriage is not the end of the line for the elite of LGBT. Unfettered acceptance will be attained when they could force the righteous to accept the sin of homosexuality.

Acceptance will have been acquired when churches are forced by law to perform marriages for homosexuals and all other sacerdotal functions. Full acceptance will have been acquired when the business of same sex couples is no longer turned away by people and businesses that hold to traditional Biblical values.

The means of this acquisition is through the legislative process, judicial activism, and infiltration of religious institutions. It’s not enough that they make separate institutions. Their victory will be deemed full and complete when the long standing sacred institutions that prohibited practicing homosexuals are forced by law to conform to the complete defiance of the Holy Scriptures.

As a note, even those that practice adultery and fornication will use their futile reasonings to justify adultery and fornication. In most cases, they avoid attempting to justify their sin with Scripture but with those that practice the sin of homosexuality, they will use the argument of “silence” to justify the right to sin.

If nothing was said, we have permission. Silence is permission, right?

Now while Paul said in Romans 4:15, “…because the law brings about wrath; for where there is no law there is no transgression,” we all know that God declared in Leviticus 18:22 that same sexuality as “an abomination” or “disgusting.” In Malachi 3:6 the Lord said “I am the Lord, I change not.”

The Word of God is eternally established by the Eternal God. He said what He meant and it must remain that way. To change God is impossible. To change His Word is impossible. God and His Word defies what sinful man wants. What is possible is that man is given the chance to repent (change his mind) and he must change to conform to the immutable will of God.

The redemption of sin was paid in full by the blood of Jesus. Therefore, God’s position is non negotiable. He demonstrated His love for man by sending His Son to die for man so that all men could be unfettered.

For quite some time, the worldwide perspective is that God got it all wrong and people that follow the strict teachings of the Word of God got it wrong too. Those that practice sexual sins side in with this argument and will use every flawed reasoning to make righteousness evil.

As a side note, the United States has been leading the call to make other sovereign nations that shun homosexuality out as the ones that is wrong about the sin of homosexuality. Thus accusing other sovereign nations that stand against the sin of homosexuality as nations that are discriminate bigots. As we know, it isn’t working because these sovereign nations took note of one word, and used it effectively.

Sovereign.

Hence, these courageous sovereign nations are boldly telling America, Europe and all other gay affirming nations to stay out of their business. You have no jurisdiction in a sovereign nation.

Now the argument that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality is almost an argument that could make the unlearned in Scripture back away. Their argument is clear that Jesus said nothing  about homosexuality.

What we see in the Scriptures is the fact that Jesus spoke volumes about marriage between one man and one woman. His statements in Matthew 5:27-32 and Matthew 19:4-5 rebukes every false reasoning about nothing was said by Jesus about homosexuality.

The argument goes the other way.

The Bible said nothing about permitting same sex marriage.

Crickets……..

Threesome Sex – Pornography’s Role In Making Homosexuality Acceptable

two-women-fighting-6298465Threesome sex. The more, the merrier, right?

The average Joe or Jane that watches porn and gratifies him or herself in masturbation seldomly think about homosexuality. The only thing that matters is the fantasy with multiple partners in an orgy.

For straight porn watchers, you falsely think that you are not given over to the acceptance of the sin of homosexuality but something else is taking place that you may not be aware of.

Homosexuality is not even considered but little do we know that in the dark world of homosexuality, whether intentionally or not, the seed to make homosexuality acceptable was planted.

According to Internet Filter Review, “42.7% of Internet users view pornography.”

This means that anyone of us that intentionally view pornography stand almost a 43% chance of being exposed to all forms of illegal sexuality, including homosexuality. This statistic includes those that profess to know the Lord. According to Blazinggrace.org70% of Christians struggle with porn. 

So this is a clear indication that large portions of professed believers are possibly harboring sympathetic acceptance of homosexuality.

In a prior blog, I shared a statistic from the Christian Post that 11% of single professed believers do not engage in fornication, commonly called premarital sex. This means that 89% of singles that profess their faith in Jesus engaged in fornication.

There is no question in my mind that the vast majority of males that had premarital sex intentionally viewed pornography.

In a precursor to a BlogTalkRadio broadcast for February 20, 2014 at 9PM, hosted by Warrior For Truth Radio, I was asked to be a guest on this radio show that will be about how LGBT uses the media. We trust that you would join us.

Afterwards, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to investigate pornography’s role in making homosexuality acceptable.

While the mainstream media is attempting to put a nice spin on the sin of homosexuality, underneath, in the dark world of pornography, the real dirty work is pushed. What it comes down to is sex is sex. However, sexual preference and acceptability is the goal. If homosexuality could be portrayed as innocent then acceptability will not be an issue.

If this statistic is what it is, there is no question in my mind that many professed believers are exposed to the way the media is portraying homosexuality as an acceptable way of life. We all know that if a person could eliminate or soften the blow to the vile practices of homosexuality, acceptability would not be that much of a problem.

Acceptability from practicing homosexuals is an automatic give in. It’s about gaining acceptability from people that do not practice homosexuality. But it goes further than that. It is a clear push to get people that profess a strong belief in Jesus to accept homosexuality. It is also a clear push to enforce acceptance through a wide range of legislative means to punish those that refuse to bow down to the music of Nebuchadnezzar.

With mainstream media, if it is “preached” often enough, acceptability is seldom rejected unless a person has strong Biblical convictions, and is not fooled into being sympathetic to that which God condemned in the flesh of Jesus.

It is in our private lives that we find that we are more sympathetic to that which God hates. That’s because if we watch porn but portray ourselves hypocritically as professed believers, we find ourselves to accept it without an issue.

That’s why Secret Sexual Sins is what it is.

As long as what we do out of sight of others, we can be double agents in the Body of Christ, serving two masters.

Jesus said we can’t serve two masters, but we try to. We can’t be holy and unholy at the same time (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

We try to be holy walking into the church building and flip on God after service.

Listen to Isaiah 1:10-16 from the Message Bible.

“Listen to my Message,
you Sodom–schooled leaders.
Receive God’s revelation,
you Gomorrah–schooled people.
“Why this frenzy of sacrifices? “
God’s asking.
“Don’t you think I’ve had my fill of burnt sacrifices,
rams and plump grain–fed calves?
Don’t you think I’ve had my fill
of blood from bulls, lambs, and goats?
When you come before me,
who ever gave you the idea of acting like this,
Running here and there, doing this and that––
all this sheer commotion in the place provided for worship?
“Quit your worship charades.
I can’t stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings––
meetings, meetings, meetings––I can’t stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You’ve worn me out!
I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer–performance,
I’ll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I’ll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you’ve been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.
Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don’t have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.”

In so many of our houses of prayer and worship, the Lord doesn’t even watch. We pretend that His presence is there but if we were really honest, and if we were to take a good look at how we live our lives, we would see that the Holy Spirit didn’t even come inside the building.

For our safety, the Holy Spirit went searching for another house of worship where holiness abides.

And if you happen to be a practicing homosexual, adulterer, fornicator, or bisexual that profess a belief in Jesus, your brand of Christianity doesn’t exist because sin can’t mix with holiness.

So the next time you find yourself watching porn, just know that what you do in secret is behind the conspiracy of pushing acceptance of the sin of homosexuality. It’s mainstream media that preach to us all the time, and it’s what we do in secret that is the real reason.

Spirit Of Harlotry Temple Of Worship

gold_template-thHosea 5:3-6 says,

“I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you commit harlotry; Israel is defiled.

“They do not direct their deeds toward turning to their God, for the spirit of harlotry is in their midst, and they do not know the Lord.

The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.

“With their flocks and herds they shall go to seek the Lord, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them.

Thankfully, I haven’t come across a church that has this name stated in the title of this blog, but in some places, it might as well be. The condition of some places in the corporate church is what it is. To be in denial is to look at God, spit in His face, and call it rain.

Thankfully, there are pastors that are making great strides in dealing head on with this issue of sexual immorality in the church. Over the years, there has been an effort to talk about the Goliath of our times but when you take a closer look, it seems that we haven’t gotten the message.

One of the things that I learned while taking the course on Way To Purity by Mike Cleveland’s “Setting Captives Free” is that we must be vigilant.

Paul said in Colossians 4:2, Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving,”

Peter said in 1 Peter 5:8-9a, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith.”

To be vigilant means to “keep awake…give strict attention to, be cautious, active to take heed lest through remission and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one.”

One of the things that we sometimes neglect to understand is that sin brings destructive calamity.

We don’t see it this way because the pleasures of sin or the pleasures of this life obscures the real intent of sin.

When it comes to sin, we reach a point of no return. Meaning that we cannot stop what comes out. Meaning that we are so far along in the process that to stop now, it would rob anyone of the euphoric reward.

Remember what James said in James 1:15, “Sin, when it is finished brings forth death.”

Paul said in Romans 6:23, The wages of sin is death but the git of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 No matter which way you look at it, sin brings death. Death is the end result after a destructive calamity. But we do not see it this way because of this Scripture in Ecclesiastes 8:11 (NLT).

“When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.”

Sin is a crime against the righteous and holy God. When judgment doesn’t fall swiftly, we foolishly assume that it is safe to sin again and again.

However, we know that a crime against God was committed because the conviction of the Holy Spirit immediately reminds us of the wrong we’ve committed.

Jesus said in John 16:8 “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”

The word convict” means to convince the world of sin.

Paul said Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.” 

The opposite is true. There is condemnation for those that walk after the flesh and not after the Spirit.

Paul said that if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged so we wouldn’t be condemned with the world (see 1 Corinthians 11:30-32).

Then John said in 1 John 3:18-22, “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

When we pay attention to the inner man being affected by the way we treat the Lord, when we become sensitive to the Holy Spirit, we will do everything possible to avoid feeling condemned. When we refuse to repent, we are deliberately suppressing the convicting power of the Holy Spirit to turn from sin.

One of the things that I’ve noticed is that when we stop talking about this area, we find ourselves indulging in it, bit by bit. That’s what the enemy is searching for. He is lurking to see who is not watching diligently. The devil is waiting for that one moment when you turn off or temporarily suspend watching.

Just because we rest, it doesn’t mean we turn away from God. When we take a rest from God and His Word, we make the mistake of resting from the work of the ministry and include resting from obedience to God and His Word.

One of the things that I’ve learned when I stood watch in the Navy on board ship is that at anytime the enemy can come. They “case the joint” to see how you are watching. They are looking at your habits, patterns, and cycles of watch standing.

Over the course of time, the enemy already knows your preferential sins. He sets you up with a series of small tests to see if the last level of diligence is the same. When you are regularly watching, it gives the enemy no place. It’s the moment that we stop watching that he detects an opening.

Inconsistency is what he is counting on. That one moment when you sneak a peak at a woman’s breasts and behind. Checking her out and lusting after her beauty. That momentary lapse of judgment is the door he’s been waiting to walk through. For women, it is no different. When you are checking him out sexually, you are doing the same thing. When you dress provocatively, you are opening yourself up for sins of the flesh.

Seductive dressing is a fatal attraction for men and dressing that way is an open invitation by you for him to lust after you. What you are doing is part of the spirit of harlotry in the Christian church. Passive hunting is part of the feminine power executed by sexually immoral women to exercise sexual power over weak willed men. To be in denial about this is a curse of epic proportions.

Before you know it, you are back to your old tricks and habits. Porn becomes easy to watch again because you’ve had enough of substitute porn on the magazine stands. You’re back to releasing sexual tension through masturbation or committing adultery, or soliciting prostitutes. It turns into a large scale conflict where the Spirit lusts against the flesh and the flesh wars against the Spirit.

Returning to sin deliberately is an indefensible position allowed by a willingness to compromise the Word of God.

You search for younger and younger flesh. You even consider homosexuality to satisfy a seemingly insatiable desire to fulfill the lusts of your flesh.

It turns into suppressing conviction because of losing the small, low intensity battles of compromise that easily flares up into a major theater of operations. The objective of darkness is to reestablish a better, defensible evil stronghold.

As soon as it is reestablished, the enemy raises his flag over the newly established stronghold and calls it “The Spirit Of Harlotry Temple Of Worship.”

Is there any hope of a return to righteousness? Is there any chance of returning to the Lord and remain faithful to Him forever? Can we see that sin hurts the heart of the Father? Is there any way that we can recover from the snare of the enemy?

The answer to this question is always “Yes!!!”

We must change the way we do business.

We must recognize that we are weak and powerless without Jesus and His Word. We cannot survive, let alone overcome when we open ourselves up to the small little foxes that spoil the vine.

Diligence can return when we repent and seek the Lord diligently. Yes, we can overcome and triumph when we make a stand no matter how deep in the pit of sin we are.

If sin is like dog’s vomit, would we eat it or pass up this nasty meal? If sin is like a nuclear fallout zone, would we breathe its deadly air? If sin is like sewage, would we swim in it?

Let our houses of worship be a righteous temple of the Lord. Let our physical bodies be the temple of the Holy Spirit, bought and washed by the blood of the Lamb. Sanctified, tried and true for the eternal habitation of God through the Spirit.

Photo above is courtesy of Rhett A. Butler, copyright 1994-2006. (It is not to be connected or assumed in any way that the image above is actually the Spirit of Harlotry Temple of Worship, neither is it to be assumed that the image above is a place of Christian worship). 

Hot, Sexy Single Christian

???????????????????????????????????????You meet a hot looking single in church. She is just too sexy to resist. You ask her out for a date. But in the back of your mind, it will be more than a date. In her mind, it’s what she planned all along. To capture a male that’s been eyeing you for a little while. She accepts your proposal and you take her out to dinner.

As planned, you then go to your house.

One thing leads to another.

You end up in bed.

In most cases these days, skip dinner and just go straight to bed.

Premarital sex is a “so what” kind of thing these days.

Maintaining your virginity is no longer sacred to many professed believers.

Growing up as a young Christian, the challenges of sexuality were all around me.

Yes, I was even propositioned by a homosexual music minister in a Baptist church.

In school, peer pressure to look to have sex abounded and I would be teased for being a “virgin.”

That didn’t stop me from sexual experimentation or indulging in masturbation. Even while courting, the temptation was there to have sex but I would let off the sexual tension through masturbation.

Yes, I am being truthful about this because almost every young boy upon reaching puberty will experiment sexually. By the time most men are married, they will either have had sex with a girl or boy, both sexes, or with themselves, or all of the above.

In any case, males will have had some sexual experience before they are married.

Single women will more than likely marry a sexually experienced male. Even if he is a virgin, if he has masturbated, he is sexually active with himself. And the same could be said of women that are virgins that are sexually active with themselves.

As I read a Christian Post three part article on premarital sex in the church, I was startled by the number of single Christians engaging in fornication.

Most Christians or professed single believers cross the line more often than we thought.

According to this article, 11% of professed single believers abstain from fornication.

This means that in the approximately 320,000 American Christian churches, 89% of single professed believers engaged in fornication.

According to several educated Christian counselors and Christian sex therapists, as soon as they took note of the power of the Internet, they knew that a storm of epic proportions would be underway and would overwhelm the church.

Today, the winds of perversion are blowing away the people that once stood for righteousness, holiness, and this is a clear indication of where America is not headed, but is already there.

The bed of fornication.

In Revelation chapters 17 and 18, though it is symbolic, we must never forget that any Scripture that is symbolic is a revelation of actuality. Just take a look at the conditions of this world and the condition of the church and you will see that what is revealed in the Book of Revelation is a true depiction of today’s conditions.

This is not to say that we are in the tribulation period, but we are rapidly progressing towards it. I am well aware that there is much disagreement about the dispensation that we are in but put aside the differences and see the reality before your eyes that we are in the bed of fornication and that we are drinking from the wine of her fornication.

2 Timothy 3:1-9  from the Message Bible says this about the last days.

“Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self–absorbed, money–hungry, self–promoting, stuck–up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog–eat–dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God.

They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people. These are the kind of people who smooth–talk themselves into the homes of unstable and needy women and take advantage of them; women who, depressed by their sinfulness, take up with every new religious fad that calls itself “truth.”

They get exploited every time and never really learn. These men are like those old Egyptian frauds Jannes and Jambres, who challenged Moses. They were rejects from the faith, twisted in their thinking, defying truth itself. But nothing will come of these latest impostors. Everyone will see through them, just as people saw through that Egyptian hoax.”

The world is drunk with the wine of fornication.

This statistic above is a clear indication of the world’s perversion that has undeniably infiltrated the church and almost engulfing every known place where righteousness was thought to be lived and preached.

You see, it’s not just the pinnacle of sexual immorality called homosexuality that is a clear and present danger to the church. It is all forms of sexual immorality. What went under the radar is the ship and aircrafts of fornication and adultery. As you have noticed, we’ve spoken out against the winds of homosexuality, and rightfully so. But we have failed to rein in the tsunami of fornication. And when you look at the definition of fornication, the Greek word for fornication in some places in the NT is “pornea.”

Pornography is graphic illegal sex between two unmarried persons. This includes adultery. And yes, married couples foolishly engage in video taping their sex.

Because the pastors are engaged in porn and masturbation, we have very little, to nothing to stand on to curb this trend unless we repent before we are exposed by God. Some of us pastors are just as drunk with the wine of fornication as the world.

However, the Lord is plenteous in mercy and full of compassion. Slow to wrath and anger. When we turn from our wicked ways, He will abundantly pardon us and cleanse us with the precious blood of Jesus. His wrath will turn and His mercy will overwhelm us. Provided that we repent.

While watching Pastor Keith Moore ministering under a strong anointing. He used to teach at Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa OK under the late Dr. Kenneth Hagin and pastors a church in Branson MO, and Sarasota FL.

He shared about repentance.

A lost message these days.

He said that the worst place for anyone to be in is in a refusal to repent.

He said that the problem is not with God forgiving us. The problem is with people that refuse to repent. He shared that God will give us space to repent. But when you deliberately refuse to repent to continue in sin, the only thing left is the judgment of God. Paul shared that if we would judge ourselves we would not be judged so we would not be condemned with the world (see 1 Corinthians 11:31).

While it is never good to sin, we must never reach a place in our lives where we refuse to repent. The moment we deliberately refuse to repent, there is no hope. Judgment must fall. It doesn’t have to fall upon you. At any time before death, we can turn from fornication and live victorious lives in Jesus.

Here is the link to the articles found in the Christian Post.

http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-dating-culture-part-1-majority-of-single-christians-reject-idea-of-waiting-for-marriage-to-have-sex-114422/

The Price Of Pastoral Sexual Misconduct

When David committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband killed to cover up his sin, David was given space to repent. In his pride and arrogance, he thought that he got away with it. It was only until Nathan the prophet, confronted David.

Actually, it was the Lord that confronted David through the prophet.

The Lord is plenteous in mercy. The Lord is slow to wrath.

Nonetheless, He is still holy, righteous, and He must impose the penalty for violating the Word of God.

God delivered David from the lion and bear. God also delivered David from Goliath.

Yet, the Goliath in his flesh remained unconquered.

The Psalms that David sung and perhaps played showed that he was a man of prayer, praise and worship. As a man, it is easy to say that David had strong spiritual roots, a strong love for God, and a very strong will but when it came to sex, we see that the sexual misconduct of David was egregious. To outright have a trusted and loyal man murdered to cover his sin is vicious, callous, and cold.

According to the law for committing the crime of adultery, he and Bathsheba should have been put to death.

Leviticus 20:10 says, “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”

The Lord elected to make a point with leaders. He put the sin of adultery and murder away from David, Bathsheba gave birth for nothing because God killed his son, and his battles will be from his own household. Men will take David’s wives and lie with them out in the sun because what David did was done in secret (see 2 Samuel 12:7-4).

Many pastors believe that they too, will escape unscathed.

Not one pastor has ever escaped. Not one pastor has ever got more blessed. Not one pastor has ever returned to the power of the anointing that was once on their lives.

The mistresses and adulteresses never got the glory they sought for stealing a man from his wife.

They never achieve the place of the first wife.

Adultery is never rewarded. It’s condemned and God never celebrates the violation of covenant as established in Genesis 2:24.

Never let anyone, including a fallen leader fool you. Never let yourself fall into the trap of smooth words. God is not mocked.

Many of us that watched porn and masturbated fail to gain victory because of the inability to discipline our minds and flesh to refuse to touch other woman, ourselves, or both. Our secret thoughts run rampant while we portray ourselves as “holy men of God.” For some of us, far be it from the real truth. We harbor things in our hearts like the failure of the Israeli leaders of removing the high place for dual worship purposes.

This battle rages in us because we are attached to the pleasures of sin.

The battle was won on the cross of Christ. It would be there that the Lord would condemn sin in the flesh of the Lord Jesus. It is on that ol’ rugged cross that sin would be defeated. The crucified life is no longer evasive but when we evade the spot light of the Word on our hearts, the ol’ rugged cross is a thing we set aside to enjoy the pleasures of sin.

“O wretched man that I am. Who will deliver me from this body of death?” Paul’s answer is simple.

“I thank God – through Jesus Christ my Lord.”

The key is understanding the Lordship of Jesus.

James 4:7 said this….Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Submitting to the Lordship of Jesus on a moment by moment basis ensures victory every time. It is only when we submit to the Lordship of Jesus that we are qualified to resist the devil. It is only then that the devil will flee from us. Just as the devil fled Jesus after 40 days of temptation in the wilderness.

Pastoral sexual misconduct is more normal than holiness these days.

This can change when we realize that we are hurting the heart of the Father in the same way that Adam and Eve hurt God. Our momentary lapse of judgment to experience the pleasure of that which is forbidden suppresses caring about how God feels about your sin.

Conviction is suppressed because compromise rules the heart.

Equally worse is the heart of the wife and children that were betrayed.

The wife goes through many emotional roller coasters trying to make sense of a selfish, senseless act of defiance of God and marriage vows. The children are left with an example of a callous act. Sometimes they grow up later and never recover. Commit the same sins, and continue a generation curse that could only be stopped when one child recognizes that sin never pays and its price is always death.

The reputation of a pastor is forever tarnished.

Proverbs 6:32-33 says “Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does so destroys his own soul.  Wounds and dishonor he will get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.”

Foolishly, they return to minister in hopes that God would endorse them again, but that will never be the case.

Every man that committed adultery is on a failed comeback trail. A vain attempt to redeem themselves. Again, while the Lord does forgive once repentance is made, the former glory is never attained.

PREVENTION

Prevention begins when we allow ourselves to have eyes on our lives. The nature of Secret Sexual Sins is just that.

A secret.

As long as we prevent ourselves from harboring secrets in our minds, we can keep ourselves from falling into the trap of elitism, empowerment, entitlement, and expediency. When we believe that we are powerful enough to abstain, like Paul said, “Take heed, lest you fall.”

The anointing and grace of God in the pulpit is very easy to hide behind. When service is over, we are at our most vulnerable state. This is when we are attacked the most. A demonic plant of immoral women will look for these weaknesses and exploit them with their beauty. Or when you are having marital problems at home, the sexually immoral woman will act like Delilah, a prototype of Jezebel, have you lay on her lap, and divulge your heart.

In an emotionally charged moment, she makes her move, or you make your move, and adulterous sex is very easy to fall into.

As a pastor, you must never cross the professional line to take advantage of a woman’s vulnerability. Some pastors will use their oratorical skills and personality to woo women into the bedroom. Blinded by smooth words, she is easily taken advantaged of. At the same time, you cannot read between the lines when Delilah shows up to church.

Her beauty will smite you.

Proverbs 7:21-23 says, 

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips she seduced him. Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, he did not know it would cost his life.”

Proverbs 6:25-26 says, “Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids. For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread; and an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.”

What worse is that the adulterous woman is the staircase to hell.

Yes, according to Hebrews 13:4, God judges the adulterer and adulteress and according to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, adulterers and fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God. If you live an unrepentant life, you will go to hell. While God forgives, forgiveness is granted when we repent and sin no more. The grace of God doesn’t give us permission to sin. The mercy of God is designed to prevent that which we rightfully deserve.

Then there are the Jezebels that look for strong males, weak men in the pulpit. Jezebel will give up the use of her body to gain power. Her plan is very simple, yet effective. The end result is always inevitable. Her death. Not that all of them will die physically, but her plan dies when the church splits.

A strong man of God will never surrender his relationship with God for a cheap thrill.

It’s too high a price to pay.

Men that committed adultery never recover to the place when their anointing of the Lord is strong. They become a shadow of what they were. They never walk in the place of anointing because the Lord never condones the act of adultery. If you desire to throw ministry away, a pastor first must throw his relationship with the Lord away.

The precursor of throwing your relationship with the Lord away is when you have lust in your heart for other women. It is there that the imaginations of the heart run unchecked. TV commercials, the Internet, and other things is strategically laid out like a minefield. Every image that the eyes observe is intended to saturate your mind. It is is part of the plan of the devil to choke and strangle the Word in your heart. Overwhelmed with sexual images, the mind thirsts and hunger for sex.

The rest is history.

When we fail to govern our eyes, and cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, we store up within our mind sexual images that become high places for idolatrous worship. Ultimately, they become strongholds. Most images are intended to get a rise out of you. Other images are harmless but because of the unregenerate mind that is not renewed, we can make someone that is not dressed sexually very sexual (see Proverbs 27:20, Job 31:1, and Matthew 5:27-30).

Submitting to the Lordship of Jesus is the only way to combat this onslaught of the enemy.

When we obey the Lord to discipline our eyes and obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit to escape, victory is assured. The moment we disobey the prompting of the Holy Spirit and refuse to discipline our eyes, is certain destruction.

Sexual misconduct can be prevented.

It’s a matter of returning to the Lord and understanding the long term ramifications of falling into deliberate sin.

Secret Sexual Sin is never worth it because in the end, death is its only payment.

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