The once stalwart denominations of the times is experiencing a falling back from the faith.
The female Methodist pastor announces her “coming out.”
But before we discuss this insidious act, notice what Hebrews 10:35-39 says.
“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:
“For yet a little while,
And He who is coming will come and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.”
But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”
In WOF (Word of Faith) circles, a serious misinterpretation is preached and taught. I’ve taught it too until the Lord showed me what it was really all about.
This passage, as with the entire book of Hebrews has nothing to do with believing God about things or material possessions. From the beginning chapter to the end, we see that it was about the great challenge to stay faithful to Christ no matter how many abusive doctrines and persecution comes.
The prosperity gospel is another gospel for which if anyone preaches another gospel, they are accursed (see Galatians 1:6-10).
The purist form of the gospel is always centralized around the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.
Paul said it powerfully. “Christ, and Him crucified.”
Jesus was crucified for our sins and arose on the third day for our justification.
Even though we are guilty of sin, because we’ve repented, and placed our faith in Jesus alone for salvation, we are made the righteousness of God in Christ. Guilty, but by HIs grace, and sacrifice, we are innocent.
But there are many preachers that will completely ignore contextual teaching to preach their “pet” doctrine. Their emotions got the best of them and they will defend their indefensible position to the death.
Now look at Hebrews 10 again. Note that it’s about a drawing back.
These believers were persecuted to such an extent that they were willing to walk away from the Lord.
People will either walk away from Jesus because they love sin more than their Lord or because they were either coerced or persecuted for their faith.
In the case of a Methodist female pastor, she decided that it would be the time to announce her homosexual relationship. She loved her sin more than the Savior.
Five things could be at play here.
- Apostasy (2 Thessalonians 2:3).
- Sin (Luke 8:11-14).
- Coercion from persecution (Hebrews 10:35-39).
- Tares (Jude verse 4, Matthew 13:24-30).
- Antichrist (1 John 2:18-19).
These five things could operate in combinations as well.
While we do not know everything, preponderance suggests that she was in this relationship for quite some time. She was probably wrestling with keeping her Secret Sexual Sins a secret and “minister,” or tell her church members.
She finally elected to tell her church members.
She probably felt relieved.
The high leadership had already sent notice that it goes against traditional church teaching and of course, the Bible. But sinners do not care. The lust in their hearts is strong and it’s a clear example of Romans 1:18.
If she were a believer, then this is apostasy. If she were never a believer, then it is unregenerate sinning. If she was a plant of the devil, then this is tares among wheat. And if she were an antichrist, well, we need not go any further.
In WOF circles, being an antichrist is defined as being anti anointing.
That’s an incorrect definition.
Even if you are able to perform miracles in His name, Matthew 7:21-23 is evident.
To be an antichrist, it’s about the holy character of Jesus. It’s not about the power of God operating in people according to 1 Corinthians 12. It is about the holy nature of Jesus to abstain from sin and live holy by obeying the commandments of the Lord Jesus.
You are not going to be persecuted for power. You will be persecuted for walking like Jesus.
If this pastor were a believer, she walked away from walking like Jesus to live in sin.
Preachers are not to be known by how well they preach but by how well they live what Jesus preached.
To conclude, we see that sin has their hearts, their minds, and their bodies.
This is not the last story. This is a story among many others that will be played out before our eyes. Many are praying for a Great Awakening to happen in the United States.
Here is the “Great Awakening.”
Ephesians 5:8 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
The article from Charisma News about this pastor announcing her coming out could be read here.
In John chapter 5, the man at the pool of Bethesda was the only person healed by the Lord Jesus. Later on, the Lord said to him “Go, and sin no more lest a worst thing come upon you.”
The man that was healed was in his condition for 38 years. He couldn’t walk. For the Lord Jesus to tell him to “go and sin no more” is an indication or a blatant statement that sin opened the door for his inability to walk.
Before I continue, there are many books, statements, and comments that state that the Bible said nothing, PROHIBITING masturbation.
The Bible said nothing PERMITTING masturbating either.
You know that.
Sex was established by the Lord between one male and one female in matrimony. Genesis 2:21-25, Matthew 19:4-5, 1 Corinthians 6:15-18, 7:1-9, and Ephesians 5:31.
You will also note that no proponents of masturbation will quote any Scriptures to justify masturbation.
So any sex outside of these Scriptures is called “sexual immorality.”
In subsequent posts, I asked the question as to why we feel we have done wrong after masturbation.
The answer is simple.
The conscience witnessed to you that you have violated the Word of God. The passages of Scripture above, and others witnessed to you that you have violated the Word of God. The instinctive thing to do is to suppress this feeling with the deception of fulfilling a need.
There are other things that we use to excuse ourselves and suppress the truth. In any case, no matter what you use to suppress the truth, it is in an effort to continue in sin.
In the passage that Paul shared about sex in 1 Corinthians 7:1-9, notice that Paul shared about “self control.”
Which means that if you are not married, you must exercise self control. Meaning that you have to control your “urges and impulses.”
Romans 6:12-13 “Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.”
Romans 6:19 “I speak in human terms because of the weakness of your flesh. For just as you presented your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.”
When it comes to masturbation, there is no self control. It is lust being fulfilled. Masturbation is a sex act with one person.
You are manually stimulating yourself to ejaculate and to experience an orgasm by yourself. You are “presenting your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness.”
Notice the word “uncleanness.”
Matthew 12:43-45 “When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finds none. Then he says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came. ‘And when he comes, he finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. So shall it also be with this wicked generation.”
You won’t believe me so let’s look at the actual Greek word of “unclean and uncleanness.”
Both from Strong’s Concordance.
“g0169. ἀκάθαρτος akathartos; from 1 (as a negative particle) and a presumed derivative of 2508 (meaning cleansed); impure (ceremonially, morally (lewd) or specially, (demonic)):— foul, unclean.
AV (30)- unclean 28, foul 2; not cleansed, unclean in a ceremonial sense: that which must be abstained from according to the levitical law in a moral sense: unclean in thought and life.”
Let’s look at the word “uncleanness” in Romans 6:19.
“g0167. ἀκαθαρσία akatharsia; from 169; impurity (the quality), physically or morally:— uncleanness. AV (10)- uncleanness 10; uncleanness physical in a moral sense: the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living of impure motives.”
So it is clear that the same or similar word and definition is speaking volumes that unclean spirits drive uncleanness operating in the world.
Mark 1:23 “Now there was a man in their synagogue with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, saying, “Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are —the Holy One of God!” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!” And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him and cried out with a loud voice, he came out of him. hen they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? What new doctrine is this? For with authority He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.” And immediately His fame spread throughout all the region around Galilee.”
What do unclean spirits do in people?
There is no question in my mind that this passages speaks of people doing unclean things. No question that unclean things has everything to do with sexual immorality.
Look no further than the criminal world with sexual predators on one level. On the other level there are those that do lewd acts at home, strip clubs, sex clubs, and other places where sexual immorality is happening.
Demons on every level are in operation, including masturbation.
Do you mean to tell me that I am “demon possessed” when I masturbate?
When you are dealing with sexual immorality, you are giving yourself over to the fulfilling of the flesh and body. Remember what Paul said.
“…presenting your members as slaves of uncleanness, and of lawlessness leading to more lawlessness.”
Lawlessness doesn’t come from the Lord. Lawlessness comes from the devil. You have to come out from under the power of God to come under the power of the devil.
Some of you may recall an incident I shared when I was waiting for the next train to Croton Harmon in New York, on the Hudson Line. I was at Tarrytown as the train entered the station and a Black man was on the overpass that leads from Tracks 2 & 4 to Tracks 1 & 3.
He was masturbating.
There was no question that he was possessed.
This is called “exhibitionism.” This is when a person is committing a lewd sexual act in public.
We all know that full possession takes place when you give yourself over to the full array and control of demon power. When it comes to temptation to sin, the temptation comes from the devil as a suggestion. According to James 1:14-15, you fulfill sin. On this level, it is NOT demon possession.
It is obedience to demon power to commit sin. Some will say that they do not understand the difference.
When it comes to committing sin, it all depends on how far you are willing to go. In any level, there is demon power in operation but we all know that there are certain levels that exhibit certain manifestations that clearly indicate demon power.
If you find yourself going deeper into sexual immorality. Another words, doing things that require more “submission,” there is no question that you are entertaining more suggestions to receive a euphoric aspect of sexual fulfillment or satisfaction.
Recently, (December 2015), I was watching the late David Wilkerson who pastored Times Square Church in NYC, minister along the lines of lust, pornography, and perversion.
Not once did he mention the word “masturbation.”
When you are dealing with the area of pornography, masturbation is a part of the process. I am not blaming pastor Wilkerson for not mentioning this aspect because I believe that at the time he shared what he shared, everyone assumed that masturbation was assumed to be a part of the message.
Even today, there are many preachers that only mention the filth of porn but few will mention the act that is always associated with porn. This is where men are true slaves to themselves in masturbation. They can’t free themselves from porn because they are enslaved to masturbation.
They can give up porn like I did, and remember the images so well that buying or viewing porn isn’t necessary. That’s what happened in 2008. I gave up porn but I had porn “in my head” as one pastor said to me.
It would be 2009 that I would give up masturbation for 3.5 years. Then relapse came into my life and that’s when the Lord said to me this year early 2015 that I have to put together everything that I have learned otherwise I am still a hypocrite.
I also had to put in my mind that I grieved and offended God. I also have to remember that at anytime, the Lord could require my soul. Where would it be if sin were in my life at the moment He calls for my soul?
Or if the rapture would take place (I know there may be different beliefs about the rapture so just bear with me please), would I catch the first flight or would I be left behind?
I was unwilling to take that chance and I’ve been fighting ever since to stay clean and pure in His sight. At all times. I had to give up the arguments and reasonings to selfishly justify masturbation. Such arguments, reasoning, and self justification will always lack Scriptural authority.
When I deal with this area of porn, I always state that no one watches porn and not act out sexually in masturbation, adultery, fornication, bisexuality, homosexuality, or bestiality.
It’s all a part of this world of sex outside of the Biblically established pattern of marriage between one man and one woman.
A lot of men and some women will state that regular sex is not enough.
That extra stimulation is needed to obtain satisfaction. But as I have stated before, it is outside the norms of marriage and connected to sexual immorality. That’s why your conscience is bothered because the God that dwells in us is offended.
You can go and sin no more.
Since we are called “homophobes,” I felt compelled to make up a word for LGBT.
Some will say that this is name calling and it is biased, bigoted, discriminant, and shameful.
Well, consider the fact that adulterers, fornicators, bisexuals, porno watchers, and hard core masturbators, or carnal Christians are holinessphobes too.
Sinners that claim to be in a Christ possess an irrational fear of righteousness.
My intent is to stir you to get you to really see the reality of who you are.
If you are offended, just know that the truth in the gospel deliberately offends people.
For what reason?
In hopes that you would see the wickedness of your ways and turn to the Lord in repentance.
Some will say that they would never preach this.
God is not asking you to.
God is commanding His preachers to stand boldly and proclaim the gospel. Everyone has been led to do things differently so let us not be found countermanding a method by God when it leads to provoking sinners to depart from sin and live in the fear of the Lord.
When the believers were called “Christians,” the intent was to apply a title of bias on those that followed Jesus. So true was the walk of the believers of the early church that “Christian” became a derogatory term that indicated that Jesus in the believer, was truly among those that decided to call it quits with sin.
That’s why you can’t call yourself a child of God and commit sin like the devil.
You can’t be both. You are either a child of God or a child of satan. You are known by your fruit (see Matthew 7:15-20).
The term Christians or Christian is recorded in three places.
Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, and 1 Peter 4:16.
Christianity was a threat to the Roman government and especially to Israel.
Sin is a business but worse than a business, it is bondage to the prince of darkness. To break free of sin ruins the original plan of the god of this world. To take as many people to the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
For so long, we have been accused of hating homosexuals which is the furthest thing from the truth.
But one thing is clear.
The Lord hates sin and in the Scriptures, God hates the wicked.
Psalm 11:5-7 says “The Lord tests the righteous,
But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates.
Upon the wicked He will rain coals;
Fire and brimstone and a burning wind
Shall be the portion of their cup.
For the Lord is righteous,
He loves righteousness;
His countenance beholds the upright.”
Psalm 34:21 says, “Evil shall slay the wicked,
And those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.”
To remove yourselves from the hatred of God, you are commanded to repent.
Here is the new coined word.
#Holinessphobia: “encompasses a deliberate, vehement intolerance for God, His Holy Word, and believers. An irrational fear of righteousness.”
While there is no real etymological basis for homophobia, it is the same for holinessphobia.
Does it cancel itself?
Anyone that is in fear of the holiness of God has something more to be afraid of.
Paul said in Romans 1:18, “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,”
Wrath is reserved for all who hate God and His Word. And then the Psalms reveal that “…those who hate the righteous shall be condemned.”
While God hates the wicked, He loves the sinner.
God is capable of both because He is God.
We move forward to the NT, and we see John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
No doubt, you believe it is a direct contradiction.
But it isn’t.
First, God is true to Himself, not to you.
Second, He has every right to hate those that hate Him (see John 15:18-25).
Third, God demonstrated His love towards you, in that He demonstrated His love for you by sending His Son to die for our sins.
Fourth, God has every right to send us all to hell because He created us with a free will. Adam deliberately defied the will of God and according to Galatians 3:22, God concluded all under sin according to the Scriptures.
The reason why God didn’t just judge Adam and Eve is because if He would have created another Adam and Eve (male and female), God would be back at square one. God is going through this one time, man is going through this one time, and the devil is going to go through this one time, never to be a terror ever again (see Ezekiel 28:19).
Man sinned, not God.
We are the ones that need to conform to His Son’s image. To repent. To ask God for His forgiveness. To be born again. To obey the commands written in the Word of God, willingly.
This is the bottom line.
So we need to fall on God’s mercy and receive the provision of salvation before it’s too late.
So, to avoid being a holinessphobe, just repent and ask the Lord to forgive you of all sin. There is nothing to be afraid about the holiness of God. The first rule of heaven is that God is holy. He is righteous. He is true.
Heaven is holy. Clean. Pure. Sinless.
In heaven, there is none of the woes of life. The pleasures of this world can’t compare to the pleasure of the Lord where there is peace, tranquility, and no death. No violence, no pain, no suffering. No STD’s and HIV/AIDS. No more seeking a cure to survive for a moment in time just to die.
In this life, we all must die, but in Christ, we can live again. Provided we accept the terms of the provision of salvation.
Death is the end of the line. The ride comes to a stop and everyone must depart.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23.
Jesus said these words in John 5:24-30, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.
For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself, and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth
—those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation. I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.”
In hell, there is “weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
There is heat, darkness, and fear.
The fear of never getting out.
All who pass through into hell MUST abandon all hope.
Once you pass away, there is no coming back.
Sad price to pay for being a holinessphobe.
This disturbed me greatly.
My FB friend James Penn posted this site about Black Transman.
Just in case you are unaware like I was, this is just transgenderism.
At first, a couple of decades ago, I was a little confused about transgenderism.
While driving home after church service in Brooklyn, NY, Sunday, 6/8/2014, I noticed a person walking across the street. He (White man – I’m not being racist here) was wearing a very high mini skirt, sandals, a wig, red lipstick, and a matching purse, and black rimmed sunglasses.
I’ve seen transvestites before while preaching at Riker’s Island over 20 years ago, so it’s easily identifiable.
Then this article and video showed up.
There is this world that I needed Biblical answers for to address this from the Bible. No one has all the answers except the Lord. However, God gives us enough wisdom from His Word to answer the perversion that is among us.
Females becoming males and males are becoming females.
The Bible is clear that the Lord God made no mistake or error. We were assigned with a body as it pleases God.
Whether you believe the Bible or not, the Lord is the Creator of us all and He holds the exclusive right to make us.
It seems to me that man has lost it’s ever living minds.
The Bible is clear as a bell.
Genesis 1:26 says, “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Man has scientifically found a way to circumvent what the Lord originally intended in our flesh.
This is what the Bible says about men that despise the way they were created.
Isaiah 45:9-10 says,
“Woe to him who strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’
Or shall your handiwork say, ‘He has no hands’? Woe to him who says to his father, ‘ What are you begetting? ’Or to the woman, ‘What have you brought forth?
Isaiah 29:16 says, “Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; For shall the thing made say of him who made it, “He did not make me”? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, “He has no understanding.”
It is clear that an identity crisis has overwhelmed the soul of man. Inflamed in the lusts of the flesh and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, we see that sin is ever increasing. Taking man into places where common sense is lost and perversion rules. While this may be a small minority, there is no question that this is picking up steam.
This is not about oppressing Black people through verbal harassment but it is about exposing the dark resources of the heart that suppresses the truth.
Paul said these words in Ephesians 5:8-14 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth),
finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret.
But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.
Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
These unfruitful works of darkness are exposed.
There was a time when it was kept in the “closet.”
Now, it is all over the place, in plain view.
I posted the video and the site because you will see for yourself what this is about.
There will be two women that became males. You will not be able to tell because the surgically alterations is that perverted.
If they could take body parts form the dead to make and build humans, they would have found a way. Even with certain organ transplants, several drugs are necessary to counter the bodies natural rejection of another part.
God knew that if man fell, the perverseness of creating humans from other parts would take place.
Thanks be to God that limitations were imposed. Otherwise, we would be filling the earth with master races of genetically altered beings that would make zombies mild in comparison.
What is this about?
No matter which way it goes, it all leads to homosexuality. The root cause of sexual perversion is the lust of the flesh the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life according 1 John 2:15-17.
The power of the gospel is the ONLY way to save man from his sins. Without the gospel, man is eternally lost.
All that man does on this planet, apart from Jesus, is for nothing.
If you are transgender or you know someone that is transgender, should you remain in the body that you will die in, the Lord offers you salvation and forgiveness through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Just repent (change your mind) and ask the Lord to forgive you of all sins. He will abundantly pardon you. Then, the Holy Spirit will change your heart and you will be transferred from the kingdom of darkness to light.
What happens if you remain transgender and unsaved?
The Bible tells us that God created male and female, He created man in His image after His likeness. The body that you are in that was changed from male to female or female to male will be changed back to the original container. All that work will be for nothing. God will judge you the way He made you.
And another thing.
It appears that man, in his fallen state is rejecting the image of God. Deep inside man is the heart cry to be something. The longing in your heart will only be satisfied by the Lord that created you.
Has man reached the limit or is there still something on the horizon that we haven’t seen yet that will shock us further.
It is my prayer that the limit has been reached.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 and 3:15 says, “That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which it may be said,
“See, this is new”?
It has already been in ancient times before us.”
“That which is has already been,
And what is to be has already been;
And God requires an account of what is past.”
Here is the link.
You will not be able to tell the difference.
Viewer discretion is advised!
You’ve repented. Asked the Lord for forgiveness. However, you find yourself doing the same thing over again. You just can’t get past remorse to really mean that you no longer have a desire to lust in your heart and to live holy before God.
You’ve find yourself opening that door to lust again, and again.
Lusting after her or him, or both.
We all go through moments of temptation but what we do in the temptation determines our victory or defeat.
James said to “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials…”
It’s not joyful when you fail.
Lately, I’ve seen some things that were definite signs of the enemy attempting to lure me back into “habits, patterns, and cycles” of lusting after the flesh. To get the victory is one thing. To maintain the victory is another.
When you are watching TV, the commercials are more provocatively explicit than at any other time in history. Cute commercials are a thing of the past. Money and sex, sex and money are forever seamlessly connected.
Actually, men no longer watch commercials for the sake of the product. It’s the “window dressing” of the commercial that gets his attention.
Car commercials are full of these things. Ask the average semi honest man and he will tell you that he is not really interested in the car. He was interested in that hot babe in or walking around the car.
This is called, “Substitute porn.”
It’s the same with the news. No man really watches the news for the content. The ladies dress like they are going to pick up a man. So the man feels right at home in his own home, being seduced by the weather lady as she seductively walks to the green screen.
Wearing a hot dress in stilettos.
Every morning, on cue, the TV comes on because he is mesmerized by her seduction.
Even in the pulpit, we know of a few well known female TV preachers that would preach in their stilettos, strutting their stuff as they preach.
But that’s not all.
One well known female preacher would sexually and provocatively bend over and fall to her knees as if to pray. Brothers in the audience weren’t caught up in the moment of the worship or prayer. The house of worship, in some places, has become a showcase for the red carpet.
Reality shows are the same thing. The story plots are not all that interesting. The female that is wearing nothing is what a man is interested. All of these things are precursors to Internet porn, chat rooms, sexting, and other forms of “acting out” sexually.
As we all know, men are “visual effects” minded.
Women, at least some of them that are sexually provocative will wear anything that will get a man’s attention. It doesn’t matter if the man is married any more. A desperate for attention woman will go for it regardless of the man’s marital status.
The house of worship is no different. To a woman desperate for a man’s attention, she really don’t care if the presence of God is in the house. The same goes for a sexually crazed man. The presence of the Lord could be thick in the house but all it takes is for one sexually immoral woman to walk by, and the deal is done.
And because there is lust in the heart of a man, she doesn’t have to wear something sexually provocative. The lust in his heart is so strong that he can’t help but sin with his heart and eyes.
Proverbs 20:27 says, “Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of a man are never satisfied.”
In the 21st Century, lust is everywhere. Inside the house of worship and outside the house of worship. When a man refuses to discipline his heart and mind, it is a matter of time before he will act out the lusts of his flesh and mind.
There has to be an effort to turn the eyes from these things. In more radical cases, shut off the TV or not watch TV at all because the traps of the enemy are deliberately set for every man.
Jesus said this in Matthew 5:29-30.
“If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
The writer of Hebrews 12:4 said…“You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
What are you willing to do to cut yourself from the habits, patterns, and cycles that are intended to keep you in the bondage of lust?
I am not advocating taking a knife and going for it.
I didn’t say this.
What the Lord Jesus is demanding is…..what are we willing to do that is completely radical to avoid sin?
To what lengths are we willing to go to keep from sinning? If you find yourself falling into the trap of lust over and over again like a revolving door, then you haven’t done enough.
You didn’t take it to a level of a complete cut off.
Like on Sunday’s after service. We go home to watch the sports.
You know that they will have the cheerleaders in the background. Commercial breaks, nothing but sexually immoral women. Sunday night, you watch some R rated movie with soft porn.
According to XXXChurch, Sunday is the busiest day of the week to watch porn.
We really do not understand how we are being set up, but like sheep to the slaughter, we are suckered into these things every week and we wonder why we are spiritually dull. We also wonder why the Lord seems far from us. We vainly attempt to make up for it in emotionalism and euphoric hype.
As long as we feel good, God must be alright with me.
We go for the quick remorse kind of false repentance, hoping that the Lord would “understand.”
Far from the case.
God never endorse sin and the false way we repent. Because our hearts condemn us, we feel guilty and we want to either suppress that conviction or gloss it over with some type of appeasement so that we won’t feel as bad.
When lust is allowed to have a home in our hearts, it is an impediment to His presence.
1 John 3:20-22 says…
“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.”
How do we know that our hearts condemn us?
Paul said in Romans 8:1….
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those that are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.”
If you are walking in the flesh, to fulfill the lusts of the flesh and the mind, your heart will condemn you. So the rest of the verse in 1 John 3 tells us….“if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God…”
How do you know that you have confidence toward God?
Paul said, “…men everywhere, lifting up holy hands without wrath or doubting.”
When you lift your hands in praise to God, are they holy hands? Did you keep your hands off your sexual organs? Did you keep from masturbating ?
Do you doubt your right standing and right relationship with God? Is there a question about your moral walk before God? Do you have confidence that God will not tell you that you are a hypocrite?
Confidence towards God tells us that there is no question about your current relationship with the Lord. That darkness doesn’t have a foothold, nor stronghold within you.
Jesus said this in Matthew 6:22-23…..
“The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness.”
Are you the gatekeeper of your heart?
Proverbs 4:23 says…
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
Your eyes is the gate but your spirit man or heart is the gatekeeper.
What you watch will get into your spirit man. Once it gets inside your spirit man, evidently, it fills your entire body. What we watch, we meditate. What we meditate on, we eventually will make, according to Romans 13:14 “…provision to fulfill its lusts.”
So we have to defend the gate.
Psalm 101:3-4 says,
“I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall depart from me; I will not know wickedness.”
Who is the “I will?”
That’s your heart. You must take a knife, spiritually speaking, and cut off anything that will take you down the path to sin against God.
Psalm 141:4-5 says….
“Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men who work iniquity; and do not let me eat of their delicacies. Let the righteous strike me; it shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; it shall be as excellent oil; let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked.”
Do not bend your ear to wicked things. Commercials have certain songs that are very seductive. When that sound comes, it is an attention grabber. It serves as a signal that your favorite seducer is coming on. You have to do the right thing. Gatekeepers never let the enemy walk through the front gate.
But first, there has to be a clearing out of the heart.
The Lord placed in His Word things that we need to apply in order for lust to never overcome us.
Psalm 119:9-11 says….
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
Sadly, the translation from Hebrew to English gives the impression that “might not” sounds like the Word and the person that is supposed to walk int he Word might not be successful. No one is perfect, do not misunderstand me. However, when we’ve developed a strong walk in the Word of God, the “might not” has the potential to turn into a “will not.”
“Your Word have I hidden in my heart that I will not sin against you.”
How you hide the Word and what you do with that Word determines your victory.
James 1:21-25 says….
“Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.
But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.”
You hide the Word by receiving the Word instead of fighting against the Word.
The Lord gave you a good head start in your initial deliverance. Now it is time to see it through by doing the Word.
Once again, EXMinistriesTV with G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett preached the Word of God to rebut those that defend an indefensible position.
The goal again is to point out the many clear inconsistencies that plague the Body of Christ. So many of our main platform prominent preachers are refusing to make a clear stand regarding the Scripturally established demarcation demanded by the Lord in the Word of God.
Lasciviousness is in full swing in these camps that the unsuspecting is falling in record numbers. When you can make an excuse not to preach the gospel, you are ashamed of the Savior. You have denied Him and those that deny Him must expect to be denied before the Father in heaven. The fame of the world has a price.
Denial before the Father.
As a result, the people in the assemblies of God are swallowing the seemingly tasteless, odorless drink of poison. Not realizing that the devil is the one serving this concoction of false truth mixed with lies.
Yet, the people drink it like Kool Aid……………Jim Jones style.
On the OWN Network, Oprah had her “Life Class” and you could see that it was all about Oprah.
When you watch the interview with TD Jakes, you will see that there was no question that the ecumenical spirit has fully engulfed TD Jakes. Once you have crossed the line, you are under the spell of “seducing spirits and doctrine of devils.”
The devils will teach you what to say to defend and indefensible position.
Not true all the time, but I am not, nor will I be surprised.
A few years ago, the Spirit of God shared that more prominent ministers will be exposed in sex scandals. Usually, when you are under the sway of seducing spirits, sometimes, not all the time, sexual immorality is part of the seduction. So, when these preachers come out with their sex scandals, bisexual scandals, and other Secret Sexual Sins, the Spirit of God warned you.
And as usual, with most sexual scandals, the people will scatter and wander around. Disillusioned because they didn’t expect their leader to sin sexually. As with the children of Israel when they engaged in idol worship in the Canaanite high places, sexual immorality was part of their pagan ritual. So it is today. In some camps where prominent leaders exist, the pagan rituals, coupled with sexual immorality will follow them.
One thing about “haters” that I appreciate with the definition of it in this episode. This is a well used tactic of LGBT. When you speak against the sin of homosexuality, you will not be tolerated. The hypocrisy in LGBT is clear. They are tolerant of sin but intolerant of righteousness.
This same spirit has carried over into certain segments of the lewd members that falsely profess faith in Jesus. When the light of the glorious gospel shines on their sin to be exposed, they are quick to call you a hater.
I AM A HATER…………of every thing that God hates.
God hates sin and if you claim to be a believer and you do not hate sin on His level, you are a lover of satan and a true hater of God.
James 4:4-10 says
“Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double- minded.
Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”
These same people will accuse you of not being loving.
I AM A LOVER………………..of everything and everybody that God loves.
But there is One Person I love more than you.
Jesus said, “If you love Me keep My commandments.”
John, the apostle of the Lamb said, “Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is begotten of Him.
By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
If you cannot love Jesus it’s because you love sin more.
Sadly, only a remnant will fight or contend for the gospel. In fact, we are so tripped up, there are many people that dispute things that really have very little to no bearing over confronting the very things that face the church. We do not realize that the enemy is slowly closing in on the destruction of the truth that it doesn’t really matter that people are dying and going to hell.
The biggest deception is when sexual immorality become decriminalized. When repentance and faith toward God, through the grace and redemption of our Lord Jesus Christ is no longer at the tip of the spear. We are naked and ashamed because we refuse to put on Christ. We no longer go out to battle in armor of light, but we go to battle wearing………………..nothing.
Speaking of wearing nothing. In one segment, you will see women on stage at the MegaFest, dress like they were going clubbing. It is clear that femininity is used as a power to lure men or to have power over men. In other cases, it is also a lure for women to engage in lesbianism or biseuxality. I believe that the segment was one of those “Woman Thou Art Loosed” empowerment segments or “Women Of Purpose.”
Folks, they were dressed loose, not loosed from sin. Loose and lost. Not all of them were dressed that way, but you know who.
Automatically for a brother that has lust issues, forget it. There was no need to dress provocatively. And if Serita Jakes had any holiness left, she should have stopped the show and told them to put some clothes on a cover up the cleavage. What does this tell the other women that are out there? That it’s “OK” to come to church looking like a whore, and a harlot. This is what the church has become. Now when you see them come to church wearing the prostitute’s clothing and you do not check them at the door, just remember, you are responsible.
The spirit of harlotry is in the house of the Lord. Perversion is rampant in the church. Lust in men’s hearts and the spirit of the harlot is in the hearts of women.
We are naked because we are having sexual immorality. We worship ourselves. Porn and masturbation is the worship of ejaculation and orgasm. We worship sexual immorality because of the pleasures associated with it. We desire to make up our rules because God no longer rules us. We have reached a place where the worship of God, in spirit and in truth is no longer sought. But the worship of ourselves is the only thing that matters.
When you hear these preachers talk, Jesus and the correctly divided Word is no longer mentioned. They are saying things out of their emotions. The spirit and the soul is so close that sometimes they are almost indistinguishable. When the Lord is no longer present, preachers know how to substitute the soul for the lack of the Holy Spirit. It’s all a ploy to keep them coming for more. Strip away the emotions and the personalities and you will see the nakedness. So they do not want to appear naked. So they put a veil before the eyes of people.
The veil of false doctrine and hypocrisy, packaged in their emotional personality delivery of their word, not the Word of God.
Paul said, “And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of men’s wisdom but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of salvation…”
So the power of God is the gospel of Jesus Christ that must have a zero factor of human wisdom, emotion delivery hype, and personality worship.
As a result, what preachers say could make a false statement sound so true and believable that the Bible is not used to check and cross check what was said. Masters of deception. That’s one of the reasons why the Lord wrote the Word on tablets to Israel. Then gave additional instructions to make sure that they got it.
Psalm 119 is the largest chapter in the Bible with 176 verses, divided into 22 stanzas with 8 verses each. At the beginning of each stanza is the Hebrew alphabet. God is telling us that the Word is the ABC’s of precepts, law, commands, statues, judgments, ways, His word, testimonies, and word of truth.
That tells us that as long as you know the Word, you can’t go wrong.
If you look at each of these speakers when you watch the video, if they did use the Bible, it wasn’t that they started out with the text from Scripture. They started with their point and then attempted to use Scripture to support what they were saying. This is how many people get into trouble with interpreting the already interpreted Bible. The Spirit of God is the only one that has the perfect interpretation of the Word. It is our job to just stay with the rule of interpretation.
You never isolate a Scripture to make a point. You use two or more Scriptures to solidify the base Scripture. When you fail to use this rule, you can make yourself sound so spiritual. Sadly in all corners of the globe where you see strange interpretations of Scripture, you will always see people accept it without searching the Scriptures. They take everything for face value.
Proverbs 14:15 says, “The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.”
Many will argue their points of Scripture and sound very convincing. However, what stands above everything is the fact that God gave us sense. We also have the Holy Spirit and He will never guide you into error.
At MegaFest, this is what was prevalent. And it seems that they didn’t even care about who was watching that would say something that would rebut their activities. It’s like that verse of Scripture that one alleged pastor used of Proverbs 11:11 and G. Craige Lewis rebut that very well.
This is what the verse said,
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted,
But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
The city is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
The pastor that is preaching righteousness is made to be the one that is wicked and the preacher of righteousness is made to be the one responsible for the overthrowing of the city. While the wicked is made to appear righteous.
It’s been what the Spirit of God has shared.
It’s the criminalization of righteousness and the decriminalization of sin.
This pastor had two of the three of Destiny’s Child come to the stage to receive a proxy apology of pastors that spoke the truth against their sexually explicit acts. It was made to appear that those that spoke truth in the Word of God about their lewd acts, were wrong. This is what the enemy, the devil set out to do from the time that he was kicked out of heaven. To make God be the bad guy and the devil is the good guy.
Isaiah 5:20 says,
“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”
Here is the episode of EXMinistries by G. Craige Lewis and Tetaun Moffett.
In the 23rd chapter of Ezekiel is a very powerful story of harlotry.
In most cases, when it comes to harlotry when it is explained in the natural, it is to reveal something spiritual.
The nation of Israel played the harlot and they were judged for it. Nonetheless, they also committed whoredom in the natural. Evidence of this is the plains of Moab from Numbers chapters 19 through 25. This whoredom carried over right into the core reason for their Babylonian captivity.
In the NT, when the Lord Jesus came to Jacob’s well, a woman in Samaria was a whore. She had five husbands and the one she was with was not her husband. The city of Samaria was mentioned in Ezekiel 23.
You just can’t make this up.
However, today, we see that harlotry or whoredom is alive and well in the house of God, called the church.
We know that when a preacher is caught in a sex scandal, few words are given about the woman that was equally involved. It’s almost like they are given a free pass, but we all know that when a man cannot break the seductive power of women, they will eventually fall.
The man is already in a seductive state because of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, and the fuel of lust called porn and masturbation in his life. For the unbridled man, it’s the desire to get to the next level of sexual satisfaction from fantasy island. Porn and masturbation is just an imaginary playstation for out of control males. It is just a matter of time before he goes from his playstation to participate in the real game of sexual immorality.
He is just waiting to get enough nerve to seek a willing partner.
Hence, a seductive woman or an emotionally unstable woman to take advantage of.
Even if a woman claims to some form of instability, if she knew the Lord and what His Word says about fornication and adultery, there is no excuse.
There are many women that work the denial factor in their lives. They honestly believe that lust is not the case within them, but it is. There is lust in their hearts just as there is lust in a man’s heart. The sooner they face that reality, the better they could apply the discipline necessary to stick within the frame work of the Word of God to prevent whoredom in the House of God.
During my studies on Sexual Addiction, I observed two women that were involved in sexual addiction.
One woman was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer after several episodes of sexual immorality. This married woman had multiple sex partners and it was just a matter of time before she would contract an STD.
The other woman appeared to be a victim of pastoral misconduct called adultery.
In the adultery case, it appears that the male pastor misrepresented his professional position and took advantage of a married woman. However, it is very easy to blame the male pastor, and he should be blamed. It is true that men are deceptive, however, when you know what the Word of God says, you cannot trust a preacher that preaches the Word and then tell you, out of the same mouth that it is ok to sleep with him.
Pastor Tony Smith said it very well. The YouTube pastor that calls everyone a hypocrite. Please allow me to paraphrase….It is true that men are deceptive, however, when you know what the Word of God says, you cannot trust a preacher that preaches the Word and then tell you, out of the same mouth that it is ok to sleep with him.
The case of playing dumb does not work in the eyes of the Lord, especially when you know the Word.
When you know what the Word says, there is no where to hide.
Psalm 90:8 says……
“You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”
Lust works in the heart of women and men. Women burn for sex just like men. Releasing sexual tension works equally here in both men and women.
The sexual climate is more prevalent today than ever before.
All in the news, the seductress Beyonce` was advertised and brothers fell for it. Everyone of them that watched the Super Bowl and read the newspapers fell on their knees at her altar. Sad to say, many of them went to their sexual playstation and imagined having sex with her and masturbated.
Paul said to “avoid the very appearance of evil.”
No news reading. No Super Bowl. No nothing.
I knew what to expect.
Some of you all remember the Janet Jackson Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction.
No….I did not watch that halftime show either…..but this is what the devil does. He sets all the foolish brothers up that think they are strong enough to watch the halftime show, and then the TV devils unleash their lust filled shows, and sex filled Super Bowl commercials and ensnares the unsuspecting fool as Proverbs chapter 7 tells us. The seductress is everywhere and brothers fail to take heed to avoid the very appearance of evil. They fall on their altar and are slaughtered like a bull in a slaughter house. Like chickens, their head is cut off.
None shall escape. No survivors.
Brothers, no matter how innocent it appears, the power to seduce you is everywhere and you have to exercise every precaution. Otherwise, you will be seduced and there may be no way to recover.
Ladies and gentlemen, when you are not in Christ, you are evil because you are not born again. Darkness abides in your heart and you will do exactly what the spirit of darkness tells you to do. When you refuse to avoid the appearance of evil, and you join yourself to sexual immorality, you will be judged, and you will die. However, for those that refused to watch the Super Bowl and the halftime show, you were spared and God is pleased.
No one is entitled to the mercy and grace of God.
God, through His Son spared us, and gave us a big break.
The mercy and grace of God is bestowed on us because of His unconditional love for man. We are underserving of mercy and grace, but because of His powerful love and forgiveness, He lavishly gives us a chance to get it right. However, there are those that believe that they are entitled to it and sin over and over again. This is an abuse of His love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy.
For 33 years, I took advantage of these things and thought that it was all good.
Wrong! I abused Him but He still waited for me to Come Clean.
Recently, a picture was produced that showed what a Michigan abortion facility does to the partial birth abortion babies.
Abortion is the end game of sexual immorality. Abortion is brought to you by fornication and adultery.
When you see the babies lying outside of the black trash bags, you can’t help to see that the one moment of pleasure was the price of their lives. We make so much stink about stopping abortion, and rightly so, but when will we be just as outraged to stop fornication and adultery that opens the door to abortion?
On YouTube, there was a Kenneth Copeland Minister’s Conference that showed Kenneth Copeland dealing with the abortion issue. It is important to point out that when you are dealing with abortion, we all know that there are demonic spirits that rule in this area, however, we can make all the statements about abortion, but until we deal with the flesh, we are just fooling ourselves. Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, the Bible tells us.
It looked so spiritual but, the root cause of all abortion is adultery and fornication. Let’s be a little more smarter than this. Protest against abortion, but protest just as heavy about fornication and adultery. Let’s stop whoredom in the church and call sin what it is.
It is a sin to have a married person sexually. It is a sin to have sex before marriage. It is harlotry and whoredom. It is sin in the eyes of God.
Paul admonishes us that to avoid sexual immorality, get married.
We all know that marriage is not THE cure all for sexual immorality, but holiness is. Being true and faithful to God is the only place where the power of God comes to help us in our weak moments to overcome temptation. Remember what Paul said that “fornicators……shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
So ladies and gentlemen, we all know that whoredom can be avoided in the House of the Lord. This is not the time to lose the discipline. Once you get it in your minds that the devil is looking, not only to destroy your life on earth, but he wants your company in the eternal lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
Many of you have heard of the sex scandal of Sam Hinn, the brother of Benny Hinn.
For over a lengthy time, while preaching in the pulpit, Sam Hinn carried on in his ministry and life like nothing was going on.
The hypocrisy of preachers is one of the best deceptions the enemy uses to suppress the presence of God in the people of God.
I know what this is about, this hypocrisy thing, so I am not throwing stones.
Just go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prevailingword1for my testimony if you think otherwise.
Many men and women in Christ and in the pulpit commit Secret Sexual Sins on a regular basis. It is a clear indication that we haven’t learned anything from the previous lessons of fallen leaders. We do not have to fall in sin. We choose to do so and explain it away as a mistake.
It’s not a mistake.
It is a calculated, deliberate act to defy the Lord.
A mistake is a “wrong action attributable to bad judgment, ignorance, or inattention.”
Jesus and James, the Lord’s brother, defines sin as a deliberate act.
Matthew 15:19 and James 1:14-15 says….
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full- grown, brings forth death.”
In Systematic Theology, sin is the deliberate, intentional commission of an act of defiance against the Lord in three areas.
So when you call sin a mistake, it’s like we are telling the Lord, “O Lord, my bad. I miscalculated.”
The power of the devil is only as effective as we allow it to be effective. The power of the devil can have a zero effect on our lives when we cut off the avenues by which he operates. However, it starts with what’s in our hearts.
The originating point of all sin is in the mind. Once the mind is told something, the eyes see something, and the mind meditates on something, the course to fulfill the desires of the flesh initiates the urges and impulses to commit a deliberate, intentional act of defiance against God begins to run its ungodly, merciless course.
Notice what Paul said in Romans 13:14.
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Now go back to James 1:14-15 and you will see that as long as you do not give in to the “desires,” the devil’s enticements cannot overpower you (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).
Therefore, you instinctively make no provision for the flesh.
Flesh has a vision and it will provide to fulfill that vision.
So here are the 10 Deadly Sins. We will not get through them all in this setting but we will address each one in subsequent articles.
1. No Real Relationship With The Lord.
Jesus said in Matthew 15:7…
“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
In the service of ministering the Word of God, it is very easy to assume that your relationship with the Lord is ok. However, little things begin to creep in or perhaps, they are already in your life, but you never really took time to address these issues.
You started watching the news and this woman or man sexually appealed to you. You thought nothing of it, but every morning, like clock work, you just had to see him or her. These little things turn into big issues. You start seeing R Rated movies with a little soft porn in it.
One thing always leads to another. Next thing, the very thing you thought you’d never watch is on your TV screen or lap top computer.
Some pastors are daring. After their sermon preparation at home or in the church study, they click the links to free porn. This may not be true of Sam Hinn, however, we know that when a pastor is willing to commit Secret Sexual Sins, it’s a process that may involve porn and self gratification.
This is not true with everybody because to put a one size fits all on every preacher is unfair.
However, to carry on a Secret affair, is just another form of acting out sexually that was premeditated.
Remember, sin is a deliberate, intentional act to defy God.
When our lips truly match our hearts, it is a revelation of the kind of worship the Lord is getting.
Hypocritical worship or genuine worship.
Our worship of the Lord is one or the other because of our love for Him, or lack thereof.
Your relationship with the Lord is not just found in your time of daily devotion. In my own life, while I was in Secret Sexual Sins, I prayed and studied the Word of God. However, I still had sin in my life. The lusts of the flesh and mind, and eyes. Of course, I “repented,” but my repentance wasn’t real. It would be remorse, and there is a big difference.
Remorse is a “feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed).”
This regret is a sad feeling associated with having done something wrong.
This is what I was experiencing. No one really told me the difference. So right after I get over the sad feeling, the regret, the mind returns to the place where the pleasure of sin exists. Remorse takes you right back to the place where you think about pleasures of sin.
Like a dog licks its vomit up, so does a man return to his folly (see Proverbs 26:11 and 2 Peter 2:22).
We haven’t really understood that sin is folly. In Proverbs, “folly” means “foolishness.”
So the next thing that happens is that you suppress the Word of God within you. You suppress the promise that you would never sin that sin again. You begin to make provision. You sin that sin that you promised the Lord, your Lord, that you claim deliverance from.
The cycle continues again.
When all of us sinned sexual sins, we’ve experienced this revolving door experience many times and it gets to the point where we cross over from hope to hopelessness. That’s the least of your concerns. As far as Secret Sexual Sins is concerned, the deliberate, intentional commission of an act to defy the Lord takes on a life of itself.
This sin is what you live for.
You begin to schedule your every move around the sin you love.
Allegedly, Sam Hinn’s car was found outside the apartment of this married woman who was a congregant in his church. This is one of the ways exposure comes. The Lord loves us so much, that He gives us time to repent but when we do not know the difference, the cycle of madness continues.
This adulterous affair took time to develop and he made his relationship with God, his family, and ministry fit his time for his sin. The things that were important became secondary, if anything. God, his family, and his ministry were relegated to the back seat. Misplaced priorities always begin with a man or woman’s heart attitude towards the Lord.
That’s why it was easy to miscommunicate the commandment of the Lord. According to the accounts, the female that was involved in the affair was told by Sam Hinn that the Lord permitted this relationship. However, anyone with common sense will tell you that if you are a married or single woman, getting involved with a married pastor is a bad move with no justification.
The tradition of men, when it usurps the commandment of the Lord, it takes on a nature of its own making. If Sam Hinn was in a genuine relationship with the Lord, and if the adulterous married woman was in a real relationship with the Lord, it is safe to say that we would not be talking about this.
A real relationship begins and ends with Psalm 91:1-2.
“He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress. My God in Him will I trust.”
In a real relationship with the Lord, Secret Sexual Sins is off limits in the Secret Place of the Lord.
In a real relationship with the Lord, you begin to see that this is hurting the Lord.
Paul said…“And grieve (sadden) not the Holy Spirit.”
Real repentance understands fully that a deliberate, intentional act to defy God hurts the Lord on the level that Adam and Eve hurt God.
In a real relationship with the Lord, you understand fully that you do not want to hurt God like that.
All acts of betrayal begins with disconnection from the Lord. Not just in prayer, fasting, and the Word, but the Lord is personally betrayed when we walk away from Him to commit the very thing that would eventually hurt us.
We hurt the Lord when we get into the car and a good looking woman walks in peripheral vision range, and we just had to take a look at her sexually.
We hurt the Lord when we watch salacious movies. You know, those trailers warn you of the content, yet, you insisted that you could handle watching that movie but you really didn’t get it. The Lord is looking at that movie with you. His eyes is watching that movie through your eyes.
We hurt the Lord when our minds are not fully stayed on Him and we engage in deliberate sexual thoughts other than healthy ones as far as our wives or husbands are concerned.
These are the things, the little foxes that spoil the relationship with the Lord.
Why not take the time to really repent of the sins of allowing the little foxes in when they should have been chased. Take the time to understand the magnitude of how the Lord was hurt by your deliberate and intentional act of defiance. Take the time to fully feel the heart of the Lord. But also know that the Lord pities you. He loves you and wants you back. He knows that if you do not turn from your wicked ways, the devil will take you to other levels of sin.
In sin, it only gets worse but when you have learned to stop, you will see the Lord return to you to help you get yourself together.
Ultimately, the devil will pull you into the spirit and age of apostasy if your prodigal heart fails to catch itself.
We’ve prostituted ourselves long enough.
So repent, for real. And come back to right standing and right relationship with the Lord.
Isaiah 55:6-7 says,
“Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”
GCMWatch wrote a very interesting blog regarding Christianity Today and a person purporting their version of Gay Christianity. The link for this article is listed below.
For the last two decades or more, we’ve seen the devil and his children concoct lies. So much so that some professed believers take the bait every time.
Fish are not dumb BUT, I can’t understand why they cannot see the hook. I guess it’s because the bait look so good that the hook is completely ignored. To a fish, the hook is not considered a threat.
Every fish that ended up on the dinner plate never thought that this invitation to dinner would be their one and only invitation. Talk about The Last Supper.
When you are hungry, you do not care what else is around the bait. In fact, a little extra along with the bait might be a good thing. Then you watch your friends get pulled into the boat and they ain’t coming back. Perhaps there’s a bigger meal on the boat? You could be missing out on a great party, young fish.
Not that fish know what a boat is, let alone that an endless supply of what fish eat is in abundance on the boat.
When it comes to deception, especially when you have your own copy of the Bible, and a wealth of material to help you to understand the Word of God correctly, the itch I’m scratching has an open bleeding sore when I see incomprehension of the Scriptures.
Oh, by the way, I know that you are looking at the word “Christianology.”It is a made up word. I didn’t want to use Christology because it is an actual Systematic Theology Chapter about the “study of Christ.” In Systematic Theology, it is an exhaustive study of the major subjects of the Bible.
In most books there is the highlight or outline of topics that identify the Christ. However, in good theological books, you want an exhaustive or comprehensive study.
When it comes to finding Scripture about Christ, you will never see any connection to Christ committing or condoning sin. You will see Him forgiving sin. You will see Him identifying what is sin. You will see Him die for sin. But never will you see Jesus excuse sin. If Jesus committed or condoned sin, His blood is invalid, and His life and claim to be God, the Son, is severely, and irreparably compromised. Hence, Jesus must be disqualified from any consideration as our Lord and Savior.
We all know that the world hates true adherents of Christ. Like some of you Ghandi fans. Love Christ, hate Christians, The word “Christian” is a spiritual slur hurled at followers or adherers of Christ that do what the Lord said according to Matthew 7:21-27. You can’t do part of what He said and call yourself a full-time disciple or adherent of Christ (see John 15:1-8).
It just hit me and I never would have thought about it but there are a lot of professed believers that practice Adultery Christianity. Fornication Christianity. Bisexuality Christianity. Pornography Christianity. Masturbation Christianity.
Rightfully so, Gay Christianity is at the forefront of today’s “progressive” professed lip service, heart far from God people but the forerunner of Gay Christianity is Adultery Christianity. Fornication Christianity. Bisexuality Christianity. Pornography Christianity. Masturbation Christianity.
So now we see a concoction of false doctrine intermingled with truth. I mean. Come on. The devil cannot sell a lie. He must have an element of truth and enough people accepting this mixture. That is the devil must have people that are without any measure of literate comprehension of the Word of God to accept this poisonous mixture in order for more fish to get into the boat.
Sort of like watching people chew on something that looks good but it doesn’t taste very good at all, however, with a smile on their face, they all continue to eat. All the while encouraging others to try it. Dining to death.
When you practice lawlessness or unrighteousness, commonly called sin, you are not a follower of Christ. So the best way to change that (that is to deny the truth of the gospel) is to pretend or imitate a true child of God while practicing the thing that God is against, and get as many Biblically illiterate people to join the party in the boat above.
As I have said before, Jesus died to set us free from sin, not so that we can practice sin.
People sometimes forget why God sent His Son into the world.
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Are you a huckster, pastor?
In 2 Corinthians 2:17, Paul shared these words.
“For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.”
You might ask, what does this have to do with porn?
Well….it’s about exploitation of a profession.
Most pastoral scandals that happen in the church is a combination of a pastor becoming disconnected with his wife, and the excursion of female sexual wanderers or predators, commonly called in the book of Proverbs, the sexually immoral woman.
For a married pastor, such disconnection occurs for a variety of reasons. Pastoral commitment to be at the church, counseling women alone is one grave factor. The superman pastor believes that he can save women. Such emotionally unstable women are easy pickings for the sexually immoral pastor.
Church secretary scandals are common. Today, the common scandal is now “sexually immoral women.”
While there is two sides to every story, a disconnected pastor, is either, according to the book “Betrayal Of Trust,”a “wanderer or a predator.”
Pastors have been known to make themselves seem so powerful that gullible women would be mesmerized by a man’s ability to use his “people and preaching skills” to get women into bed.
Pastoral hucksters fall under three categories that I recently discovered with the help of my friend, Pastor DL Foster, of Witness Freedom Ministries on a FB post.
1. Emotional manipulators.
2. Intellectual manipulators.
3. Revelatory manipulators.
Let’s look closely at each one.
1. Emotional manipulators- Most pastors preach with such emotions that he can say nothing wrong. Emotional women will eat this up, that no matter if he is right or wrong about Scripture, the right emotional phrase could trigger just an emotional response. This emotional frenzy in many churches is a lot of energy that hit targeted area of the soul. When a pastor hits the right stride, women will connect with that and regardless of whether what is said is truth embedded in Scripture or something that sounds like truth, women gravitate towards that and feel connected. This is where music also comes into play. Music opens the soul up for almost everything, and sadly, some music ministers who are sexually promiscuous, assists with a predator pastor, (whether knowingly of unknowingly) to get what they want sexually.
2. Intellectual manipulators- A woman is also drawn to a smart pastor. Most male pastors are knowledgable. Sometimes when a pastor is preaching or teaching the Word of God, his knowledge is like the wisdom God endowed Solomon with. He has an answer for everything, or so it seems. In most cases, the combination of emotions, intellect, and revelatory preaching and teaching, will attract women to a male pastor. Especially when a wife is disconnected from her husband, she gravitates to a man that will answer her questions. However, male pastors, that are predators, will act like a pimp. With skill and cunning words, pastors win their affection. By saying the right words, they offer gullible women everything. Afterwards, immoral pastors will turn the table and use every means of manipulation to get them in bed. Most women know the Word of God, but because of her desire to meet connection and sexual needs, she will abandon all discipline and believe the lie from a mand of Gawd.
3. Revelatory manipulators- These are the ones that are so spiritually deep that nothing he says makes sense but it sounds so spiritual. These master manipulators abuse the supposed operation of the gifts of the Spirit. Usually, they will operate in the utterance gifts of the Spirit known as prophesy, the gift of tongues, and the interpretation of tongues. This is not to say that the actual gifts of the Spirit are in operation. God is not in league or in connection with sin operating in the life of a huckster or hireling. Another area where this is common is the right music. The combination offers such an emotionally charged atmosphere, that this level is directly connected to 1. Emotional manipulators. Everything is done in such a way that you could be so emotional that the Word of God and the Spirit of God is not even a factor any more. All you know is thatseeming revelation by the Spirit of God caused you to trust the man of God. So much so that you are not even aware that these hucksters are driven by familiar spirits.
Now, notice Strong’s Concordance’s definition of “peddling.”
g2585. καπηλευω kapeleuo; from καπηλοσ kapelos (a huckster); to retail, i. e. (by implication) to adulterate (figuratively): — corrupt.
AV (1)- corrupt 1;
to be a retailer, to peddle to make money by selling anything to get sordid gain by dealing in anything, to do a thing for base gain to trade in the word of God to try to get base gain by teaching divine truth to corrupt, to adulterate peddlers were in the habit of adulterating their commodities for the sake of gain.
Notice the last part of this definition. “…to adulterate peddlers were in the habit of adulterating their commodities for the sake of gain.”
Sometimes gain doesn’t necessarily mean money all the time.
Gains of sex is also in the equation.
Notice the Amplified Bible of 2 Corinthians 2:17.
“For we are not, like so many, [like hucksters making a trade of] peddling Gods Word [shortchanging and adulterating the divine message]; but like [men] of sincerity and the purest motive, as [commissioned and sent] by God, we speak [His message] in Christ (the Messiah), in the [very] sight and presence of God.”
For instance, look at some of your “prophets” of today. They always use key phases such as destiny, purpose, blessing, faith, authority over demons, prosperity, sowing and reaping, seed time and harvest, and increase.
Some of their person to person “prophetic utterances” are generic words to get a certain emotional reaction from women.
Unsuspecting women will hear these words and if one word comes close to what may be happening in their life, the tears flow, and they drop their guard. That’s why you must hold your emotions and hear what is being said. Even if it witnesses to what you are going through, it is not the time to drop your guard.
Lurking behind this may be a man’s lust to have you sexually.
So, now that some of these things reveal the pastoral huckster, the question remains.
Will you still be deceived? Or will you be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might to leave that pastoral huckster. There are many women in church that would not have it any other way, but for the sake of keeping yourself pure, you have to make the decision to find a place where the convicting power of the Holy Spirit is constantly working in the church.
Where constant prayer is real and genuine. Where people agree with God and His Word faster than trusting the arm of flesh.
Is your church a house of pimps and prostitutes? Is the church you are attending filled with sexual immorality? Is your church the greatest whore house in town?
Is the house of God a genuine place of prayer or a house of whoredom, led by a pimp pastor huckster?
The clarion call to the church is to deal with this area relentlessly to prepare her to be a sanctuary, pure and holy. Tried and true. The pastoral huckster will either forsake his game, or continue to have a harem in the den of thieves that is supposed to be the house of prayer.
Genuine Pastors must be against sexual immorality for in the coming days ahead, the Lord will fulfill His will in the earth.
“That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water through the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”