I made a comment a few days ago that gives us the best possible picture of perfect porn.
All sin looks like puke on the sidewalk on a hot sunny day with flies on it. But I’ll add……but dogs lick it all up like a fresh meal out of a can of dog food.
But to those that were delivered and then they backslide…..
2 Peter 2:20-22
“For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”
That’s why Revelation 22:15 says
“But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.”
Note that “dogs” was used which is defined in the Greek as “a man with an impure mind.”
Dog is translated and defined as the same word in 2 Peter 2:22 and Revelation 22:15.
So dogs are outside where?
Look at Matthew 22:13.
“Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
In the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
Men that continue to watch porn and masturbate is just like the dogs that return to its vomit.
But this will not serve as a deterrent for the majority of the 2.8 billion daily viewers.
Faithfully, they return to their porn.
They do not see it from God’s perspective that sin is ugly, dirty, nasty, and it stinks.
Years ago, and I’ve since renounced any ties to being a “shellback,” in the Navy, there is a tradition that when you cross the equator, you are a polliwog. I won’t get into the details. But one of the initiation rights to become a shellback is that you had to be locked up in Davy Jones’ locker.
Inside the locker would be three day old food, kept on the fantail (back or stern) of the ship in the heat.
Then the three day old food, with maggots, were dumped into that old locker. The polliwog would be placed in the locker that was laid on its side and then they had to turn or roll in the locker filled with fresh decaying food until the shellbacks are satisfied that you were “cleansed.“
And yes, there would be puke in that locker even after hundreds of polliwogs went before you.
I know, very gross.
But it’s the same with sin.
Why don’t we have this visualization of sin? It’s because of the pleasures associated with sin.
We refuse to realize that sin is destructive and foul.
We do not realize that we are rolling around in the filth of sin regularly.
In fact, Hebrews 12:4 tells us that “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled…..”
Undefiled means “unsoiled.”
We all know that if you made on yourself, it’s nasty.
But when you commit sexual immorality, your bed is defiled. In other words, your bed has human waste and the two of you are rolling around in human feces.
Spiritually speaking of course.
You should be.
It should now serve as a reminder to you how you and I stink before God when we sin.
Each and every day we fall into this sin, we stink before God.
The wonderful thing about the Lord is that He doesn’t mind putting His hand on us to clean us up. That’s when we have had enough of porn and masturbation. Like the prodigal son, the Lord always looks up that ol’ dusty road to see if we would return home.
Sure enough, the Lord sees us and He runs towards us. He doesn’t pay attention to the filth of the world that is upon our lives. He hugs us and He kisses us. He kills the fatted calf. He gets the ring and the robe and places it on your finger and body. He returns you to sonship after being a slave in bondage.
The perfect image of perfect porn is nothing less than a dog’s vomit sitting on the sidewalk in the noonday sun with flies on it.
It’s time to pass up that “pig slop.” You know. That’s what the prodigal son wanted to eat because he was hungry.
But the son remembered that there was bread at home that the servants were privileged to eat.
The wasteful, prodigal son came to himself and devised a plan to repent to his father and just ask to be a servant.
But the father had better plans.
His father would restore him to his rightful place. Even after spending all of his inheritance on partying and prostitutes.
His father would restore his son as if nothing happened.
True repentance always leads to righteous restoration
His father would kiss him, no matter how much dirt was on his face.
So our heavenly Father would do the same for us.
We may have vomit on our face. But the Father will kiss you anyway.
When you have had enough of the lies of perfect porn, you throw away those lies, walk away from that vomit on the side walk and be restored to a place of victory and sonship over sin.
The Bread of Life is better than vomit any day of the week.