Could it ever be broken?
Since the fall of Adam and Eve, the imaginations of the hearts of men is evil only continually. Just like the days of Noah in Genesis chapter 6.
For years, man has been addicted to the sex act. It doesn’t make sex evil unless sex is done in adultery, fornication, and homosexuality. While there is no Scripture prohibiting or permitting masturbation, if you are just about controlling or managing masturbation, you are not free. When you do not need masturbation, that’s when it is completely broken. That’s when you are “free indeed.”
Only the Son could make us free and only when we know the truth.
The only thing that has changed is the methods and means to transmit porn to forever hook men and women into the seemingly bottomless pit of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (see 1 John 2:15-17).
The top four areas of addictions is food, alcohol, drugs, and sex. While these are different categories, they are all, in some way, interconnected with each other. They can work independently or in combinations.
A man of God once said that “if you want to know the purpose of a product and how it works, you must go to the manual of the manufacturer.” Since God created man, we need to return to the “manual” because as the man of God said, “Only the manufacturer knows in his mind how the product works.” If you want to know the product, you have to get into the mind of the manufacturer.”
Just like cars, electronic devices, machines, and other items, the product always comes with a manual. When there is something wrong with the product, we return to the manual to see what we have done wrong, or what we have failed to do, or to fix, or troubleshoot the problem with the product. This man of God I am quoting was the late Dr. Myles Monroe.
I first read his books on Purpose over 27 years or more ago. For the child of God, the “manual” is the Bible and the “manufacturer” is the Lord. Therefore, we are the product or, if you are a child of God, you are “…His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.” If you are not saved, you can be when you repent of all sin and then declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.
We, as humans, do this every day when we run into difficulty in the operation of our computers. On the computer screens, we have four letters when we run into difficulty with something on our computer, the program, or the device.
We click that link and we scroll the index to locate the topic so we could get assistance.
Jeremiah 32:26 says “Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” Some of you believe that deliverance from porn and masturbation is impossible and you have confined yourselves to the prison of hopelessness.
There is a word from the Lord right here. “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh.” God knows all that there is to know about your flesh. While this passage is talking about drawing men to certain places, I believe it also has meaning about God knowing all that there is to our flesh.
Note Psalm 139:13-17 “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them.”
God knows all about your flesh and what lurks within you that has yet to be crucified. When God created us, He did not create us in sin. Before the fall of Adam, we were in Adam, waiting to be born. It was God’s original intent to bring us forth in perfection.
Sin disrupted that plan but it never changed the will of God for man to live in the fear of the Lord to abstain from all forms of sexual sins.
That’s why He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die for the sin of the world. To restore man back to His glory, plans, and purposes. In the manual is the instructions on how to break free of porn and masturbation.
You may have already repented but you return to porn and masturbation.
When will you stop?
When you are serious about making critical adjustments in your day to day life.
You see, it’s in the small things that the enemy plans his traps. A magazine stand with salacious pictures. A woman that is dressed provocatively. Watching sexy TV commercials and women on the news shows and weather channels. Going to the beach or swimming pool. It’s these small things that get a man into a lot of trouble.
When Jesus said these words, He knew that it will take this to get the job done. Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
While it is easy to blame the external sources where it may lead to porn and masturbation, we must be true to ourselves and place the responsibility on ourselves. There is unchecked lust in our hearts. AND there is the habits that we’ve incorporated into our lives that facilitate and foster porn in our hearts and minds.
So Jesus gives a solution. 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.”
What the Lord is advocating is that if the temptation to look and touch is too great, what are you willing to radically do to keep you from sinning? This is what prevents many men from breaking free.
Does this sound like you?
You thought that you’ve done enough to quit and then the urges and impulses remind you of the worldly pleasure that passes away. It’s only a matter of moments before you click or press the button on your remote. What are you willing to do to radically stop sin? Fasting and praying? Shutting off the TV, Internet, electronic devices? Chat rooms. Job related flirting with the opposite sex?
What are you willing to do to please the Lord Jesus, the One that died for you to set you free from sin? If you haven’t made every possible effort to get back into the Manual and live by it, then you have reached a place of hopelessness, but it isn’t over.
That’s because even in hopelessness on this side of eternity, there is hope from God. Breaking free is not a work of the flesh, but a work of the Holy Spirit as you are obedient to the Word of God. It’s always by grace, through faith, and that not of yourselves.
You cannot do it alone.
You need His help and the help of others that know well the pits and valleys of sexual bondage. Until you break free, this bondage is your god.
So let me ask you one more time.
What are you willing to do to radically stop porn and masturbation?
This underscores the desire to get rid of the opponents of homosexuality.
But prophetically it underscores the fact that the true believers of Jesus isn’t going any where until the Lord comes, and that we will never surrender under any conditions.
To be clear, although the homosexual agenda is front and center, we that live by the Word of God is against ALL sin. For the Lord Jesus, whom the vice president blasphemed, died for all that are trapped in Secret and Overt Sexual Sins.
Any sinner can be made free because when they come to Jesus, the Lord graciously forgives when the sinner repents. The Lord Jesus graciously frees all sinners when they’ve had enough of sin.
The world has sadly got it all wrong.
Yes, the predominant sin in the United States is homosexuality, but we need to make this very clear.
It’s about ALL SIN!
Besides, calling Christians bigots is just them taking a page out of the Civil Rights movement which LGBT elitists covertly and conveniently hijacked to impose and cram down the throats of Christians the sin of homosexuality.
Because the sin of homosexuality cannot stand on its own merits. That’s because the sin of homosexuality has no merits. The diseases associated with adultery, fornication, and homosexuality is proof of the fact that its sins has no merits. Meaning that it is not good when a person deliberately sins against God and his or her own body.
It is true that the landscape of the nation is changing, however, we are still seeking the God of heaven to turn this around. However, we are also aware that man is bent on committing sin with impunity.
As many prophecy or end time preachers and teachers have been saying, God can still grant revival even when sin is insisted on in this nation.
As one man of God put it, we are one major catastrophe from an economic disaster that will threaten the entire world. Time is running out. We must act decisively to seek God before it is too late.
On another note, according to this article, Dr. Ben Carson (a Seventh Day Adventist) back peddled in his commitment to true Biblical values. At one time, it appeared that he was solid in his Christian commitment. But it seems he has changed his mind. Compromise is a very dangerous place because when you stand before the Lord, you have to answer for it.
It’s always safe to maintain a solid commitment to the Lord regardless of the cost. Any compromise in the slightest way will cost you before the throne of His grace.
According to Biden’s words as recorded in One News Now, those that stand against the sin of homosexuality is getting “smaller and smaller.”
We haven’t received a true measurement in terms of pro and cons for homosexuality. Last checked, it stands at 50/50.
As far as the impending judgment on this nation is concerned, we stand a 50/50 chance. However, we still see an unrepentant church collectively. However, a percentage of true believers is seeking the face of God. This percentage is repenting before God like never before. And it is growing. We are asking the Lord to spare us and the nation. We are repenting for the sins of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and bisexuality in our own lives. We are asking the Lord to cleanse us from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. We are repenting of harboring Secret Sexual Sins of porn and masturbation.
In many places, we are seeing the bride of Christ “COME CLEAN.”
Soon, we will be eligible to wear white. Clean, pure, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and without blemish.
As we seek the Lord to cleanse us, we are also putting aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness and we are receiving with meekness the implanted word that is able to save our souls. We are crucifying our flesh with prayer and fasting, acting on the Word of God to keep ourselves pure before God.
The world cannot stop a praying child of God. The world has no defense against the power of God operating in the child of God. The world cannot pass any laws to stop the hand of God from sweeping the world.
Romans 5:20b says “…But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.”
This means that when sin is increasing, the grace of God increases more. This means that sin can never catch up or overcome grace to wipe it out. Why is that? Because God loves man and desires to save man from the destruction and wrath that is to come. If God wasn’t interested in saving man from his sins and the wrath that is to come, God would permit grace to be overcome by sin.
MR. vice-president, I forgive you for calling those that believe in Jesus bigots, and I ask the Father, in Jesus’ name, to not hold this to your charge for you do not know what you are doing.” For even the Lord Jesus, pausing His death on the cross, forgave those who didn’t know what they were doing. And, Jesus said that He would forgive those that blaspheme His name.” All those that agree with this prayer said, In Jesus’ name, amen!
The article From One News Now could be read here.
The insistence of a homosexual’s right to marry is almost precedent. The next battle will be to force, by law, all churches that is holding out to true Biblical values to perform the services of matrimony for practicing homosexuals. Behind the scenes, we are seeing a full fledge assault to infiltrate into denominations that were once a stronghold of righteousness for the Lord.
Denominations that were once Christian have exchanged brass for gold. They have accepted the fact that it is better to accept the demands of the culture than to promote holiness, righteousness, and the powerful gospel of Jesus Christ.
There’s been a crack in their armor for a long time.
This crack is now a BIG GAPING HOLE.
Like the Catholic institution, sexual immorality was already firmly established in Protestant denominations. Regardless of how far man decides to go with the sins of the flesh, the blood of Jesus is still the only anecdote to save, deliver, and set free anyone from ALL sexual sins.
The most powerful thing that the Lord did for man was to send His only Begotten Son, the Lord Jesus to die for the sins of the world.
Not so that we can continue in sin (see Romans 6:1) but to be free from sin (see John 8:32-36).
You do not have to be a slave to your fleshly impulses.
The death on the cross that the Lord Jesus suffered demonstrates to the whole world that the blood of Jesus is more than sufficient to destroy the works of the flesh called sin. This kind of love is unheard of.
God the Father, sending God, the Son to die for sinful humanity is unfathomable. There is no measuring of this kind of love.
Ezekiel 18:4b says “The soul that sins, it shall die.”
God told Adam in Genesis 2:16-17, “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
Paul tells us in Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned…”
But the Lord didn’t leave us this way.
Blood must be shed to appease the righteous demands of a just and holy God.
Just as in the natural when a crime is committed, the law in the natural demands that a criminal pays for the penalty.
Why is it that we do not have a problem with this in the natural, but when it comes to God, it isn’t fair or just? That if we “neglect so great a salvation” we are sentenced to hell in eternity. Since God created man, doesn’t He reserve the right to be just and holy? Doesn’t He deserve the exclusive right to be holy?
Can the clay tell the Potter what to do?
That we should remain in the condition that we are in with impunity? When the police officer or state trooper pull us over for a moving or speeding violation, we do not have that much of a problem with it. But when the Lord is sending a word to save us from the penalty of sin, we have a problem.
This blood that Jesus shed is for you.
The penalty that He paid is for you.
The love He displayed is for you.
The world calls it “easter.”
It’s a pagan holiday that diverts attention away from the true sacrifice of the Lord Jesus. Easter eggs is connected to the fertility gods. We constantly teach our children a substitute of the truth. As a result, they reject the truth when they get older because they have been indoctrinated at an early age. Regardless of their indoctrination, the truth still stands ready to come to them.
God is not unjust to leave you clueless and hopeless. God always find a way to get the truth to you no matter how old you get. No matter how much you’ve been indoctrinated.
Here is the truth about Passover.
The Jewish Passover is an antitype of the sacrifice of the body of Jesus.
The Jews were slaves of Egypt. After 430 years of bondage, the Lord God heard their cry for freedom and sent Moses to help liberate the children of Israel. The last plague against Egypt was the killing of their firstborn. The death angel was sent but the nation of Israel were instructed to kill an unblemished lamb, to cook it and eat it, make unleavened bread and eat it, and place the blood of that lamb on the doorposts of the houses of Israel. When the death angel would walk by and see the blood on the doorpost, the death angel would “Passover” that house.
Egypt suffered an irreparable defeat because of Pharaoh’s hardness of heart, and released the children of Israel.
The blood of Jesus works the same way except from heaven. That’s because Jesus was resurrected from the dead and is seated on the right hand of the Father.
For those of us that believe in Jesus, the blood He shed for us was sprinkled on our hearts.
Therefore, death passes over us. We will not be judged for our sins because we have agreed to the terms of His salvation.
Death can pass over you too, if you believe, receive, and forsake the sin of homosexuality, and ALL SINS for the rest of your life. It doesn’t mean perfection. It means abstention. The power of sin was broken when Jesus paid the price with His willing sacrifice. If you refuse to accept the provisions of salvation, the penalty is still in effect.
You carry a debt that you cannot repay.
To refuse to allow Jesus to pay your debt of sin is inexcusable.
If you had a bill that can’t be paid and someone offers to repay your bill, you do not have a problem with them forking over the money. But here, we have a debt that we can’t pay and Jesus paid that debt.
But we refuse His offer.
That’s why the world hates the nation of Israel and the church that stands against the sins of the flesh.
I believe that the church needs to expose the lies purported by proponents of homosexuality, both straight and gays while at the same time, offer the one thing that can deliver them from sin.
The blood of Jesus.
The pattern is clear.
2. Crying Out For Deliverance.
3. God Sends Help.
4. God Defeats The Enemies Of Bondage.
5. God Miraculously, Mercifully, And Graciously Frees People.
6. The People Goes From Bondage (Exodus).
7. We Proceed Into The Promised Land.
If you can find a love better than the Lord’s love, go for it. But I guarantee you that you can’t find a greater love than His.
Of all the religions of the world, you will never see them send someone to die for sin and then be raised from the dead.
I defy you to tell me something that is better than this.
Therefore, there is no greater sacrifice or love expressed.
Because He has given to us a greater and better sacrifice.
Our Passover Lamb of God, the Lord Jesus.
This blood is for you.
Since there has been a good head of steam to legitimize the sin of homosexuality, the foundation was laid years ago when adultery and fornication became a regular occurrence on the job, in church, and in other places.
The continued erosion of righteousness, loss of morals, and a clear disregard for the Word of God undoubtedly was a plan of the devil long ago.
Here is a Scripture to consider.
2 Peter 3:1-4 says “Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder), that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers (mockers) will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge…” (Proverbs 1:7a)
As a little child, I would remember that when dad or mom would tell us to behave and then walk out the door, if we misbehaved, we would be in big trouble.
Today it’s no different.
The Lord Jesus went back to heaven to be seated at the right hand of God, but He said He would be coming back.
Well, just like what the Spirit of God said through Peter, many mocked the coming of the Lord. They are walking according to their own lusts. They all say, “Nothing’s changed. We might as well keep on doing what we were doing all along.”
Only, it’s gotten worse.
In the blink of an eye, homosexuality is gripping the nation. The next thing on the horizon is the forcing of the church to accept homosexuality. Talk about forcing something down someone’s throat?
Sexual immorality is one of the signs of the end times.
Jesus alluded to this in Luke 17:26-30 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”
In Noah’s day, the people’s imaginations were only evil continually. In Lot’s day, perversion called homosexuality permeated the region. In both instances, destruction came.
The push is on to legalize and normalize homosexuality in this nation. In other parts of the world, we see that the sin of homosexuality is normalized. But at a great price. Proponents of the sin of homosexuality hate the Scriptures.
In the Word of God is God’s mind about the sin of homosexuality.
The sin of homosexuality is “an abomination.” Leviticus 18:22.
In the book of Romans, chapter one, those that practice the sin of homosexuality receive “…in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.” Romans 1:27.
As I have said previously, proponents of homosexuality can make all the laws they want to legalize homosexual marriage, but they cannot write laws to stop the “penalty of their error which was due.”
In other words, they cannot stop diseases from manifesting in their bodies should they insist on continuing in sexual sins.
The two eras of time, Noah and Lot, is a clear sign that we are in the last days and that the coming of the Lord is nearer than when we first believed.
Jesus said, “Because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12.
1 John 3:4, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”
The fool-safe proof that the sin of homosexuality is lawlessness is the manifestation of sexually transmitted diseases.
Because people do not believe the Word of God, the diseases that manifest ought to be deterrence enough. However, we see that they refuse the admonition and prohibition of the Scriptures, and the disease manifests. “The penalty of their error which was due.”
Many people are inflicted with HIV/AIDS and other STDs, some as a direct involvement in the sin of homosexuality, others as a result of “collateral damage.”
The suffering continues but it is a clear sign that the Lord Jesus in on His way to the earth and that these are the last days.
It is only through the love expressed by the Father that we can have eternal life.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Think about it.
How much time do you have left on earth? Whether the coming of the Lord, or your death? Whichever comes first.
The last days is happening and there is nothing that you could do to stop it. The real question is this.
Will you be in Christ or will you suffer the eternal penalty unnecessarily?
It’s up to you.
Dr. Ben Carson made a statement that everyone knows is true that the prison system turns straight people into homosexuals. And that homosexuality is a choice. All sin is a choice.
Now the system of correction is not directly at fault but the system within the system is at fault. What is that system within a system? It’s when inmates make up the rules and the corrections department either allows it or they haven’t discovered a way to discourage the sin of homosexuality.
There is no question that the prison system does have rules prohibiting homosexuality or contact with opposite sex guards, but we all know that they are circumvented. Therefore, we should not be surprised at Dr. Carson’s statement. It seems that the media is attempting to demonize Dr. Carson because he is considering a run for the presidency of the United States. However, we see that, unflinchingly, Dr. Carson is making a statement that America must face.
We also see that when there is a massive problem, we run from the solution. That is, until it directly involves us.
Case in point, when professed Christian parents have children that turn towards the sin of homosexuality. Instead of remaining true to the Lord, the parents run from the Scriptures to embrace their children. The point is not to destroy the child, but to tell the child that they must turn from sin and return to the Lord or be destroyed.
“The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23
Well, when you love the Lord more than your children, the Bible is clear about it.
Matthew 22:37-40 says, “Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ’On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
When it comes to loving the Lord, He demands absolute loyalty and love above every thing and everybody, including your children. When you love your children above the Lord, we must remember that we are created, God is the Creator.
Almost every parent is surprised when they hear that their child became a homosexual. The normal reaction of a parent is to support their child’s homosexuality. However, if you remember correctly in the Scriptures, the sons of Aaron burned strange fire on the altar of incense and both sons were killed immediately. The Lord told Aaron not to mourn for them. Don’t shed one tear. Why? It’s called being true to the Lord even when your children turns from the Lord.
In another place in Scripture, the sons of Eli committed sexual immorality and they were killed in battle. Eli died when he heard that the ark of the covenant was taken and that his sons were killed. The Lord told Eli that he honored his sons above the Lord. There is a steep price to be paid when you honor your sons above honoring the Lord.
Many will say that this is cold. However, we must remember that the Lord, He is God. He has standards that are above the ways of man. To disrespect the Lord in honoring our children’s practice of that which He declared an abomination is an insult to the Creator.
The statement and the person (Dr. Carson, or any person) should not be demonized because of the truth.
The article from CBS is a veiled attempt to discredit him from the presidency.
The homosexual controlled media will use everything in their power to discredit anyone that reveals the truth about the sin of homosexuality. From name calling (bigotry, discrimination, homophobia, etc.) to writing laws to force the will of homosexuality on genuine, authentic, God fearing, Bible believing and practicing people.
We that believe in the Lord Jesus cannot make or force people into becoming followers of Christ. We give you the command to repent and believe the gospel. It is entirely up to you to accept this generous offer or reject it. However, there is a penalty for rejecting a gracious offer. Romans 6:23.
We all know that homosexuality takes place in prison. It’s well documented.
Many will say that this demonizes homosexuality and homosexuals that are not incarcerated.
Homosexuality, whether practiced in the system or out is already demonized, for all sins come from the evil one. Men and women just act out their nature that comes from the devil (see John 8:44 and 1 John 3:4-10).
What is taking place is that the culture in the United States fosters the sin of homosexuality and the “culture” will do everything to make the sin of homosexuality seem normal, thus acceptable. At the same time, anyone that rejects their normalcy of the sin of homosexuality will be severely blacklisted.
There is nothing normal about sin.
In 1991, while preaching in Rikers Island (C76), I observed a group of transvestites walking the corridor to eat lunch. Apparently, they were separated from the general prison population. And for good reason. While we would be preaching the Word of God, we would also notice the homosexual spirit on the men in the service.
It’s almost no different in our churches today. We allow practicing homosexuals to play organ, piano, or sing praise and worship. We allow them to preach and pastor churches.
Homosexuality has been a part of the so called Christian worship service. But a cleansing is taking place and for some, they will be set free. For others, there will be an exposure that will bring them front and center to be offered a chance to be delivered.
Homosexuality is a known activity because men are incarcerated for a time. In some prison systems, contact with people is extremely limited. In one case, the only way prisoners could talk to relatives or friends is but way of video phone. This reduces contraband from entering the prison population but it also reduces any affection to be experienced by the prisoner.
In another place, women are “hooking up” with other women in lesbian relationships on prison grounds. There is no question that the system is fostering the sin of homosexuality. Sex is a very powerful drug. Humans were created by the Lord to marry, copulate and bond. When a person commits a crime, they are cut off from any affection. Prisoners are left to find ways to feel wanted, appreciated, experience affection, and sex behind bars is sought for to replace that void.
We all know that when a man is incarcerated, sex is obviously withheld.
When men cannot have sex with the opposite sex in adultery or fornication, or their wives, we all know that the next “best” thing is homosexuality. In watching NatGeo of certain Prison shows, many men that look straight will tell you straight up that they have sex with men. They walk up to the one they want. They give them the ultimatum. Homosexual sex willingly or by force.
Yes, men on men rape is a regular thing.
Same sex rape is a serious problem in the military.
Since DADT was repealed, same sex rape increased in the military.
We should not be surprised at Dr. Carson’s answer because of the reality of what is actually going on in the system behind the system. So when some of the prisoners return to life outside, the lifestyle comes with them. For many young traumatized males, this is all they know. The stigmatization puts incredible strain on them and since they do not know how to handle it, the spirits of sexual immorality drive them to places where what they’ve experienced is furthered.
Bound by their desire for MSM and bound by their desire for WSW, they pursue sin.
So instead of labeling Dr. Carson as a demon, we need to take a good look at what is already going on in the prison system.
That it is true, and leave it at that.
The article regarding Dr. Carson’s remarks could be read here.
Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, but adulterers and fornicators God will judge.”
1 Corinthians 7:1-2 says, “Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.”
It bewilders me that young couples fornicate. Why is there such a problem with young couples waiting to get married first, then having sex?
It’s call “Selling Out.”
Hebrews 12:14-17 says,
“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;
lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright.
For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.”
Many believe that this statement about Esau was just a spiritual connotation. While we do not have any real corroborating references in the Scriptures about Esau being a fornicator and profane person, it seems that the writer of the book of Hebrews received this as revelation as directed by the Holy Spirit.
For instance, in the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ, the Lord Jesus revealed the source of Israel’s debacle in the plains of Moab by the hands of Balaam. Balak solicited the services of the double agent Balaam. Balaam was a seer but he was also a diviner. Balaam couldn’t get the Lord to curse the children of Israel because God said that He would not change His promise to bless.
So Balaam taught the children of Israel fornication.
Usually, without corroborating Scripture, it is dangerous to take one verse of Scripture and presuppose, because Scripture interprets Scripture by the Holy Spirit.
2 Peter 1:20-21 says this that “…knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.”
However, there is another rule of interpreting the Scriptures that is in play. All Scripture is to be taken literally unless otherwise indicated. And then there is 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
Thus, we can safely conclude that Esau was literally a fornicator and a profane person.
In Genesis 25:29-34, Esau sold out his birthright after returning exhausted from hunting. Jacob was able to take from Esau that which is prized.
There are clear advantages of being the firstborn because the inheritance and authority in the family is given over to the firstborn. The blessing is also inherently passed to the one that is born first in the family.
When it was time for Esau to receive the blessing, Jacob tricked his father, Isaac into thinking that Jacob was Esau. Isaac blessed Jacob and the rest was history. Esau, despised his birthright but when it was time to receive the blessings of the firstborn, it was too late.
So what is the connection between the birthright and fornication?
When you despise holiness and render holiness useless, it is easy to fornicate. It’s easy to commit any other sin for that matter. When you despise your rights and privileges as the “firstborn” in the family, it is easy to sin.
There’s many members in the Body of Christ that despise their relationship with the Lord. They long to sin like sinners. They get exhausted in maintaining their holiness to the Lord and they are quick to sellout.
Listen to the prophet Malachi in chapter 3 and verses 13 through 15.
“Your words have been harsh against Me,”
Says the Lord,
“Yet you say,
‘What have we spoken against You?’
You have said,
‘It is useless to serve God;
What profit is it that we have kept His ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners
Before the Lord of hosts?
So now we call the proud blessed,
For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt God and go free.”
In Matthew 26:41, the Lord Jesus gives us a very powerful tool against the sins of the flesh.
“Watch and pray, lest you fall into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.”
Paul gave us these words in 1 Corinthians 10:12.“Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.”
1 Corinthians 6:18 “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”
1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;
that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified.
For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.”
Peter gives us these words in 1 Peter 5:8-9. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…”
I give these Scriptures in hopes that we would never fall prey to the devil and sellout.
This is not the time to give in to the dictates of the flesh, to indulge in the flesh. To do so will cost you.
Esau went to Isaac and cried tears in repentance to get the blessing of the firstborn, but it was too late. There are many fornicators that seek to have that place in God they once had. And they will never get it again. Do not get the Bible twisted. As NT believers, 1 John 1:9 is there to ensure that we get it right with God in our hearts.
We do “have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the Righteous.”
Jesus pleads our case before the Father and the Father forgives our sins and remembers them no more. However, to have that place we once had before committing the sin of fornication, well, there’s a lot to lose.
What is lost?
The momentum to be used by God the way the Lord used you. The people of God once held you in high standards with the Lord.
We must remember that although David’s sin was removed according to the prophet Nathan, yet, David, the one that killed Goliath, did not finish well. He was chased to death (literally) by his own sons. Not for the sin of adultery with Bathsheba, but for numbering the people. From that point on, the decline of David’s rule underscored the importance of staying holy before God.
The whole purpose of sin is to stop the power of God from operating in your life. To diminish your usefulness to the Master. To bring down those around you. And if you are not careful, to take you straight to hell (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
When two unmarried people lock hips and lips, it says a lot about their morals.
For the male, it says that he treats you less than a lady. For the lady, it reveals to that male that you are cheap and easy. You are a dime a dozen.
The Lord treats you better than that, young lady.
And to sell out to a male that had only one thing on his mind is a clear indication of the kind of life you will have when you are with him if you decide to get married to him. This means that he is capable of fornicating with other women, if he hasn’t done so already.
And should you become pregnant, you know he is on the hunt. Males that are on the hunt for females is no different than a male lion with a pride. When one lioness is pregnant, the male lion has no problems. He has plenty in his pride to mate with.
Such is the case with humans.
Males that are not monogamous has a “pride.”
Because men are “Wired For Intimacy,” his urges and impulses will rise and he will go hunting if he is sexually turned down. Should the woman get pregnant and should she give birth, her maternal instincts will kick in. Her prioritized concern will be about the child. Which means that if there is no sex because she is more concerned about the child, the man will feel neglected and seek intimacy in more ways than one.
Porn, masturbation, prostitutes, tail on the side, adultery.
However, the worst feeling is knowing that the Holy Spirit is grieved.
Nothing hurts the heart of the Father more than a child of His that deliberately betrays the Lord.
“Godly sorrow works repentance, leading to salvation, not to be regretted.”
In many of our local assemblies, single women make the choice to bypass the Word of God to hold out. The devil lies to them and they easily fall prey to the devil. That one moment of pleasure has turned into a whirlwind of trouble for 18 to 25 years. She struggles to make things work.
The cover up is that most males and females that engage in Secret Sexual Sins, they get married. Truth of the matter, if she is pregnant, she will begin to see the true character of the male she fornicated with. A woman will not know the true measure of a man until the child comes.
As a potentially unrelated side note, male lions are fascinating, in that they reveal some character traits of human males. Female lions need the protection of the male lions from other male lions seeking a pride. So the female lions hunt. The males lie around all day until dinner, then eat. Then the female lions are allowed to take the rest of what’s left to feed the rest of the pride. The males patrol their territory and then return to check on their pride, eat dinner, and go to sleep.
But one striking feature that stands out is that when male lions want a pride, they seek out female lions so they could mate. If there are any cubs from the last male lion, they kill the last male lion’s offspring so that the females would mate.
My point is clear.
Unregenerate man is ruthless as a lion and will “hunt.”
Thus, endangering the nucleus of the family.
That’s why it’s important to abstain from fornication, adultery, bisexuality, homosexuality, and do it God’s way.
We can never go wrong when we do things the way God intended. We reduce the amount of trouble that many families encounter. It’s bad enough that the things that happen in life happen but we do not have to add to the mix with our own inability to maintain our sanctification.
On another different note, too many of us place 100% of the blame on Planned Parenthood.
Before you think that I am advocating abortion, I am not.
This death mill is there to take advantage of the sin of fornication and adultery.
When we sin against God, they open their doors to “help” man kill the image of God.
Planned Parenthood and other abortion mills must be closed but how will they close if we insist on committing adultery and fornication? If you cut off the means by which something is necessary, you eliminate their usefulness. There would be no need for abortion if people would get married and have children. Abortion would return to being rare (medical necessity, confirmed and verified, that the life of the mother is viably threatened).
Until there is abstinence, murdering the unborn will continue.
Do not sell out your birthright. Pursue holiness.
No holiness, no Lord, no heaven.
It’s just that simple.
AARP & LGBT are connected?
This isn’t news to most of the American world.
However, it was news to me when I looked on the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) site to renew my membership.
Everyone knows that when you reach the age of 50, AARP reminds you with an email so that you could join the ranks of the 50 and over club. No one is really excited about getting up in age because it is a signal that you are entering the back end of life.
But all of a sudden, I noticed on the bottom of their web page their support for LGBT.
Let’s face it.
Almost every business and sadly, some professed believers, except the holy believers of the Lord Jesus Christ, and I am not talking about catholicism, will support the sin of homosexuality. Most businesses and gay affirming houses of demonic worship will have some statement of inclusion or outright support for the sin of homosexuality.
You can’t be a house of the Lord to worship God while supporting the very sin God sent His Son into the earth to die for.
As a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible is clear about God’s stand against the sin of homosexuality.
God is clear as a bell about it. Genesis chapters 18 and 19, Leviticus 18:22, Romans 1:18-32, and 1 Corinthians 6:9-11.
A gay or practicing homosexual cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Just like adulterers, fornicators, effeminates, sodomites, extortioners, liars, thieves, murderers, etc. Matthew 7:21-23 is clear as a bell. Those that practice lawlessness and those that refuse do what the Lord Jesus said will be told by the Lord, “Depart from Me you that practice lawlessness.”
So, in the best interest of keeping my relationship with the Lord, I had to say goodbye to AARP.
Almost everything that we buy, our proceeds go to support the sin of homosexuality. Starbucks, Home Depot, The Girl Scouts, The Boy Scouts, and other organizations.
The Lord is a jealous God and He will have no other gods before Him (see Exodus 20:3).
The driving force behind these businesses is money.
Jesus said this in Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.”
Paul said in 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”
Money is driving the reason why businesses support the sin of homosexuality. So, in broad daylight, if you declare as a business your unwavering support for LGBT, you are in the money.
The moment that you declare that you do not support the sin of homosexuality is the moment that you are listed as a bigot, discriminate, a gay hater, and of course, the “H” word.
And in most cases, you are sneered at and cut off from any of their money.
When the god of money speaks, either you listen or you are blacklisted as a business that is against the god of homosexuality called LGBT.
As one person put it so appropriately……“I’d rather be judged by the world that has no hell to put me in than to be judged by Almighty God that is fully capable of putting all sinners into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone.”
Jesus, the One every one says is about love, said these indisputable words in Matthew 10:28.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
You see, in the figment of their imagination, they have erected a god that favors their sin. That’s why they want SSM. Marriage legitimizes a relationship. But only God legitimizes a relationship according to Genesis 2:24 and Matthew 19:4-5. Since God created male and female. Since God brought the woman to the man. Since God joins male and female, man doesn’t have the right to alter, substitute, change, or adjust to their liking what marriage is supposed to be.
Since male and male, or female and female cannot copulate, it is further evidence that incompatibility proves the righteousness of God. You can’t connect two male prongs and you cannot connect two outlet plugs.
One has to be male and the other has to be female.
Very simple concept, yet, it is very difficult concept for practicing homosexuals.
Few of us understand to some extent in our finite minds the magnitude of His death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus didn’t just come to be a nice prophet, teacher, and prolific speaker. Jesus is the Lamb of God sent into the earth by the Father to pay for man’s sins by dying on the cross. God placed on Jesus our chastisement. Jesus bore our punishment to free us from the power and guilt of sin.
To reject so great a salvation or to try to live in sin and try to claim some righteousness of our own is a big disrespect to the One who paid our penalty.
Money is the driving force behind these advertisements.
So, either you support them or you are cut off from their money. In some states, you will be taken to court for defamation, discrimination, and bigotry. They will make you go through some sort of “sensitivity training.”
Which is just another form of brainwashing you to make righteousness out to be bad and sin to be good.
Sensitivity to the sin of homosexuality and insensitivity to the Word of God.
Many homosexuals are hurt because the Bible rejects their sin. We never look at it from the Lord’s perspective that man hurt God by walking away from His will and standard. Sin is destructive. Sin leads to death. All the Lord wanted to do is save man from sin so that man wouldn’t destroy himself.
Yet, man wants destruction than life.
So goodbye AARP.
The decision not to indict Officer Wilson devastated the nation.
Michael Brown, an unarmed man was gunned down by Wilson. It is understandable that people would be upset, however, a deeper issue is being missed.
150,000 persons pass into eternity every single day. 1.8 persons per second.
As I have said before. No one is really thinking about the fact that Michael Brown is in eternity. What part of eternity? Most people want to assume that he is either in heaven or hell. If he made repentance to Jesus, then it’s a no brainer. If he failed to do so, he is in hell. Just because he may have died a horrible death, it doesn’t automatically award a person a place in heaven.
But the question is about you now. In a nano second, you and I could be plunged into eternity. Where will you spend eternity if you are not saved?
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27.
Few of us will look at it from the eternal perspective because of the darkness of men’s heart.
Just a few moments ago, a bunch of clergy in Ferguson stood on the stage with the mayor of Ferguson.
I must say that this is the day where preachers are ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are ashamed to preach the only solution to man’s woe’s. So long as man refuses to come to the Lord in repentance, more incidences will ensue. Eternity is a long time to think about why people refuse to repent of sin and be born again.
What’s more important to us is “race relations.” Not eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Some will say that I am missing the point. No. Because at the end of the day, everyone’s grain of sand in the hour glass will fall and the end of life will be realized.
Social injustice is first a spiritual injustice. What is the spiritual injustice? As long as man is in sin and refuses to come to the Lord to be saved from sin, more Fergusons will happen. Spiritual injustice? One person said that there is a “vacuum of leadership from the Black community.”
There is a spiritual vacuum of pastoral leadership to preach and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. But it’s not every where. There are pastors that are living and preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ in Ferguson, but people refuse to come to be saved by the Lord.
Here is the reason.
As long as the heart of man “is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked,” nothing will change.
More deaths will occur.
The Lord Jesus said this….John 3:17-21 says, “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.”
And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”
Paul said this in 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
You see, it wasn’t the white man that won. The real person behind the scene won.
“…the god of this world.”
He is called satan or adversary. He is not a figment of a person’s imagination. Devils and satan exist and because men reason this into their minds that they do not exist and that Jesus is a myth, they are blinded.
Many will not believe the Bible, the Word of God. Many will not believe that Jesus is the Only Way, Truth, and Life (see John 14:6). Many will not believe that “Neither is there salvation in any other. For there is no other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” Acts 4:12
Many will mock, sneer, and scorn the true Word of God.
Lastly, clergy that stand in front of microphones and are ashamed of speaking about the Only Solution, the Lord Jesus Christ, are compromised. When you are ashamed of the name that is above every name, they have denied the Lord.
Paul said, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation…” Romans 1:16.
It’s not the power of prayer that gets things done.
It is the God that answer prayer that is the true power behind our praying.
When you hear people say that they have the power of prayer, it’s a dead giveaway that they think that they can answer their prayers by just praying.
God answers prayer but the people that pray cannot compromise the protocol of prayer.
Praying to the Father in Jesus’ name.
They cannot withhold the name of Jesus as was seen in the Ferguson press conference with the clergy.
Compromise is a sure fire way to keep God out of the affairs of man. Especially when you are ashamed to use the name that is above every name.
When you call on the Father in Jesus’ name, there is no shame. Because they are afraid to speak the name of Jesus, the Lord will deny them before the Father and the holy angels. When you fear man more than you fear God, it’s a revelation of the true god you serve. You may not like this, but I am not writing this to be liked.
The truth is what it is.
Deal with it.
There probably was a time when the fear of God served as an incentive to abstain from the sins of the flesh.
Since the day the dispensation of grace entered, the devil uses the same old tactics to trip up the believer.
In the OT, Numbers chapters 19-25 revealed the reason why the children of Israel were stopped in the plains of Moab.
According to the Lord Jesus in the Book of Revelation, Jesus revealed the reason behind Israel’s failure. Balak, king of Moab, was in fear of the children of Israel because of the other nations that were wiped off of the face of the earth. The Moabites were so fearful that they got physically sick. To know that you are about to be killed would probably make anyone sick.
Balak asked for the services of a seer. The double agent, Balaam. Balak paid a hefty diviner’s fee to get Balaam to get the God of heaven to curse the children of Israel. God told the prophet that He cannot reverse the blessing. Not that God would reverse it because a deeper reason as to why God wouldn’t curse Israel is before Him.
The Seed (the Lord Jesus) was determined by the plan and purpose of God to come through Abraham.
To curse the children of Abraham would mean the end of the plan of God to send the Seed to save man. Below this is the fact that the Lord, by His immutable counsel, blessed Abraham and God will not change His mind (Malachi 3:6).
To further pervert man, sexual immorality is the one thing that was used in an attempt to pervert the promise of the Seed as spoken by the Lord in Genesis 3:15.
Sexual perversion among pastors is still a major issue. More than ever, it is being addressed, but not regularly. It’s only when we read about another pastor falling into Secret and Overt Sexual Sins that we start talking about it.
In most of Paul’s writings, we see that he addressed it regularly.
Notice what he said in Ephesians 5:3-7 “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks.
For this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
Therefore do not be partakers with them.”
The word “fornication, fornicator.” It means “whoremonger.”
Pathetically, pastors that are not disciplined in their private lives, will be exposed publicly.
The combination of pastoral whoredom and parishioner whores is still wreaking havoc in the church.
Just because there are other subjects to deal with, if we fail to keep a watch in this area, we will get into trouble.
Jesus said in Matthew 26:41, “Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
If the disciples could fall asleep, there is no difference in falling into sexual sins. It is when we are not attentive to the moments of vulnerability that we fall into sin. Temptation comes at any time, however, it is when we are weak that temptation is at its strongest. The will to fight isn’t as potent. That’s why every opportunity of temptation is used to weaken your resistance.
Temptation is like a torture test.
Each drip is designed to break your will, where you just can’t resist that one hot looking man of woman. Sooner or later, if you are not careful, you will give in to this temptation and fall into sin. That’s why Jesus went to the place of prayer regularly. To avoid the place of falling into sin as a result of being tempted. The obedience He learned (see Hebrews 5:8 and Philippians 2:8), paid off and when it was time for Him to die, there would be no question about His resurrection.
The glory that He had before the foundation of the world would be restored to Him.
Just as Hebrews 12:2b said
“…who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
His obedience earned Him the name that is above every name, a seat at the right hand of God, and authority over everything in heaven, earth, and under the earth. Until all things are subdued and then the Father resumes as Lord of all according to 1 Corinthians 15.
There is no question about the ratio of men to women. Predominantly, more women are in church than men. Women are not the problem. Sexually immoral women are part of the problem. The combination of sexually immoral women and sexually immoral pastors raises the potential of a scandal. When it comes to scandals, it all started years ago when sexual inquisitiveness entered people at an early age.
For people, being married to one person is not enough. “Extramarital affairs” is really illegal sex on the side.
When pastors and female parishioners commit adultery and or fornication, they risk being denied entrance into the kingdom. As Paul said by the Spirit of God, “fornicators” have no inheritance in the kingdom of God.
They must repent of sin. It is evident that the kind of whoremonger is that of the world, however, what about those that practice fornication as a believer?
Were they a believer in the first place? Were they genuinely saved?
As Paul said in 2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? — unless indeed you are disqualified.”
Here’s how you examine yourselves.
Paul said in Ephesians 4:17-24 “This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”
If you are walking like the world, your salvation is suspect. If you are giving yourselves over to lewdness, your salvation is suspect.
If you are coming to church looking to “score,” your salvation is suspect.
Level one sexual addiction is porn, masturbation, adultery, fornication, prostitution.
It takes obedience, faith to implement or apply the Word of God, and courage to abstain from sexual immorality.
Sack time with Sister Suzy-Q is the staircase to hell. Sack time with a preacher is not worth going to hell over.
That’s what people do not think would happen. That when a person commits sexual sins, they are still going to heaven.
Read carefully 1 John 2:15-17. And read Ephesians 5:3-7.
Matthew 7:21-23, Revelation 21:8, and Hebrews 13:4, while you are at it.
Hell is full of people that never repented of sexual immorality. They never judged themselves.
If you are a pulpit whoremonger or a parishioner whore, the Lord offers forgiveness when you repent.
There is no need to turn the house of prayer into a gentlemen’s club.
However, it’s deeper than that.
Some women lust for the pastor as much as some pastors lust for women in the house of worship.
In the church, there are many women looking for “love.”
This is code for “sex.”
Many will not own up to it, nor admit it, but this is the bottom line.
Few women know how to avoid a good looking single or married pastor. Even when the pastor is walking in the Word to maintain his sanctification, there’s some un-sanctified women that will cross the line.
Younger women should learn well from sanctified women of God how to avoid the pitfalls of pastoral sexual immorality with congregants.
I’ve seen it happen to a man of God. A seductress came in and wrecked his home and church. Because of unbridled lust in his heart, he succumbed to an evil woman, and the rest was history.
In almost every generation, we hear of horrid stories of pastoral sexual misconduct but few of us look at the other side.
The mistress covertly comes and goes. Nothing is hardly ever mentioned because sometimes the woman is made out to be the victim. As pure as heaven. However, if you look closely in the Scriptures, you will see that the book of Proverbs uncovers several kinds of wicked women.
loud and rebellious,
religious or form of godliness,
Their house is the staircase to hell, the Bible says. See Proverbs 5:5, 7:27.
Here is some very helpful information in the Word of God to help women avoid this danger that lurks in the flesh.
As in previous blogs, we know that pastors take advantage of emotionally unstable women. However, we must remain focused on this issue because of sin. The Lord Jesus lovingly confronted sexual sins among women when He was at Jacob’s well, when the woman that was caught in adultery was brought to Him, when Jesus cast seven devils out of Mary Magdalene, and another sinful woman that cried tears on the feet of Jesus and she wiped them away with her hair, for her sins were many.
In each instance, it wasn’t condemnation but Jesus was ministering to them to deliver them.
We all know that it’s not just the woman but the men with lust in their hearts.
Part of the mystique of women is their ability to make it seem like it’s not the way it looks.
Hence, the need to “beautify.”
The need for “makeup and false eye lashes and eye brows.”
The need to “nip and tuck.”
The need to “smooth it over.”
The need to “flatten the tummy, push up the cleavage, and firm up the backside.”
These things cover a multitude of faults and sins.
Pastor, this verse is for you.
Proverbs 6:25 “Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids.”
Attire of a harlot does happen in church services, every Sunday. Praise and worship, prayer, preaching. It doesn’t matter. There is no fear of God before their eyes. If people were afraid of God, people would not do the things they do. And “saved” folk wouldn’t wear what they wear; like as if they were going to the club.
Proverbs 7:6-10 says “For at the window of my house I looked through my lattice, And saw among the simple, I perceived among the youths, a young man devoid of understanding, passing along the street near her corner; and he took the path to her house In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night. And there a woman met him, with the attire of a harlot, and a crafty heart.”
The opposite is modest apparel.
1 Peter 3:3-4 says this about wives, but it is also applicable to women in general. “Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel — rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
1 Timothy 2:8-10 says “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.”
Low cleavage body hugging dresses, tight pants, stilettos, sleeveless blouses, above the knee dresses is not “modest apparel.”
These things masks the reality and attracts the dogs in the house of worship.
You could always tell the kind of person they are by their conduct. No matter how pretty they look, their conduct is the reality. Look past the smooth words and you will see the real person emerge. Look past the beauty and you will never be deceived.
If some women would own up to it, the Lord could help them avoid the obvious. With single pastors it’s one thing. But a married pastor is a different story.
The ring on a pastor’s ring finger doesn’t mean much to the passive hunter looking to be a home and church wrecker. The shame is not too great. Let’s get past the shame and focus on what the Word says.
As a born again woman that loves the Lord, it is important that you grow in your love for the only Man that should be King in your heart.
The Lord Jesus Christ.
THE LOVE FOR GOD
In Luke 10:27, Jesus said “So he answered and said, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’”
Jesus was quoting from Deuteronomy 6:4-6 that says “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.”
To abstain from lusting after being the pastor’s mistress, your love for God must be unadulterated.
Listen to what the Lord said about loving the Father.
John 14:15, 21 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”
If you claim to love the Lord, a moment of lust throws your alleged love for God down the drain.
All sin is committed when person no longer loves the Lord. Doesn’t matter if you are saved or not. To cheat on God is the first step to all sin. It means that even though the Lord could satisfy the longing in your heart, you long for that which is forbidden. This is what happened to Eve in the Garden. Adam gave her what the Lord said but she looked for a way to have that which was forbidden.
It was a combination of the desire for power and the desire to have what you were told not to have.
For some women, even though they were told that they cannot have a married man, it isn’t enough. To accomplish the goal of having a married man you must stop loving the Lord.
To reverse this, you must get into the place of prayer and fasting to suppress the mind and body.
Then you must read some Scriptures to help you subdue the flesh.
MAKE NO PROVISIONS FOR THE FLESH
Romans 13:13-14 “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
ABSTAIN FROM FLESHLY LUSTS
1 Peter 2:11 “Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul,”
As a note, the word “abstain” means to “hold oneself out.” Or to hold out.
SUBDUE AND DOMINATE YOUR FLESH
1 Corinthians 9:26-27 “Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”
1 Corinthians 6:18-20 “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.”
GUARD YOUR HEART
Proverbs 4:23 (AMP) “Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.”
GUARD YOUR EYES (WATCHING TV)
Psalm 101:3 (AMP) “I will set no base or wicked thing before my eyes. I hate the work of them who turn aside [from the right path]; it shall not grasp hold of me.”
1 John 5:18-19 “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
WALK IN THE SPIRIT
Galatians 5:16-17 “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.”
1 Thessalonians 4:1-5 “Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;”
SUBMIT TO GOD & RESIST THE DEVIL
James 4:7-8 “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”