There are many professed believers that watch porn. Few would be willing enough to confess that Jesus is there, watching porn with them.
To them, as it was with me, we’ve completely ignore the fact that the Lord Jesus is watching what we were watching. Some consider this to be a joke but when you look at several verses of Scripture, we see that the Lord is there with us, watching what we are watching.
Therefore, it is not a joke.
We who claim to be in Christ and Christ is in us, know for a fact that the Lord is present.
Every time I watched porn and masturbated, the Lord was right there. You can know that He was disgusted with the performance of sexual sin in my life.
In fact, at one point, He was so angry, that while I was watching porn and masturbating a few years ago, He said to me, “You could be watching your own daughter.”
Sadly, that didn’t shake me up to stop. I suppressed the truth in unrighteousness. But what He said to me stayed with me until December, 2008.
After receiving a much needed miracle, I went back to old habits.
While watching porn and masturbating, the Lord said to me, “Is this what you do to Me after all the good I’ve done for you?”
That’s when I knew it had to end or else.
At that moment, the fear or being very afraid of loosing it all became very apparent.
If I refused and rebelled, I would be devoured.
The fear of God taking away that much needed miracle, let alone, the fact that dying in sin would place me in a position of jeopardizing my salvation. It’s a scary thing to die in sin. The Bible tells us that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” and “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
Many have taught the fear of the Lord with one definition in mind.
But in the definition, many have left out this definition. “The dread…”
We have forgotten how to be very afraid of the God of heaven and earth. So much so that sin becomes easy to commit because we are not afraid of God. We have convoluted our minds and erected another kind of god that we want who would look the other way when we sin. Gives us permission to sin based on the warped reasons behind what we do.
We say things like…….“God, you understand me. You know my heart.”
Yes, God knows that our “…heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” Jeremiah 17:9
We say things like…… “God, you know I can’t do without extra curricular releasing sexual tension.”
Yes, God knows that “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled (no human waste) but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
This is how the devil gets us.
We watch certain TV shows that lead us from minor lewd stuff, to salacious shows that trigger lust in our flesh, to soft and then hard core porn.
Some of the shows that are being watched today is just a door to porn. As soon as the show on the national network goes to a hot sexy steaming episode and then fade to black, you know that this isn’t enough.
You take it to the next level.
Or even worse. You search for a prostitute, or you are involved with an immoral woman in adultery. If you are single, you are probably fornicating or having illegal sex outside of marriage.
There is no question in my mind that you know that the Lord is watching.
But here are a few Scriptures to remind you.
2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”
Ezekiel 8:12 “Then He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land.’”
Psalm 139:7-12 “Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.”
It is true that these Scriptures will not deter a man or woman bent on watching porn.
Sickness and disease will not deter an immoral man or woman from sexual immorality.
Getting caught is not of concern for the sexually immoral people because what is more important is achieving the goal of covetousness, which is idolatry (see Colossians 3:5). The goal of covetousness is to “get off.”
That’s why immoral men and women “suppress the truth in unrighteousness…”
Sexually immoral men and women suppress the truth in unrighteousness because they want to continue in sin, thus, remaining in their bondage.
Yes, and Jesus is there. Watching it all. It’s all being recorded in a book. Every sinful thought, every sinful word, and every evil deed. Everything is being recorded, only to be revealed later in the day of judgment. To be used against you when you stand before the Lord on the day of judgment.
Romans 14:5-10-12 “For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.”
This judgment is for believers, not for sinners.
2 Corinthians 5:10-11 “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.”
As a believer, you and I have no business watching porn.
But just in case you believe that Jesus isn’t watching, you do not have to look over your shoulder. God knows how to be present and walk away from you at the same time.
For believers, we all have a chance to repent and get it right before we are judged.
This is where taking communion is potentially lethal.
1 Corinthians 11:27-32 “Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
Verse 30 of The Amplified Bible says this….“That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason many of you are weak and sickly, and quite enough of you have fallen into the sleep of death.”
So what will it take for you to stop sinning?
What will it take for you to know that the Lord is watching everything that we do and recording it. To be used against us on the day of judgment for believers.
For sinners, it’s worse.
From the Amplified Bible again….Revelation 21:8.
“But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed) — [all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death…”
So what do you do when Jesus is watching porn with you?
You already know the answer but many of you will not follow through.
Many of you will continue to profess to love the Lord but you love porn more.
Many of you will cry in hopelessness, get through that moment of relapse and cry tears in remorse.
Many of you will get over that moment of remorse and make provision to fulfill the lust in your heart, mind, and body, all over again.
I’ve been there.
Wondering if I would ever break free of porn and masturbation. Wondering if the Lord loved me. Wondering if God would forgive me.
Wondering if after all the frustration and disappointments in myself, that I would ever be worthy of His grace.
The ball is in your court.
What you do next will determine whether you remain in the house of bondage, or walk through the open prison door.