Overcoming Sexual Temptation, Part 1

Temptation.

The Garden of Pleasure is where temptation and failure became the way of all man until we are born again by the Holy Spirit. And even after a person is born again, it doesn’t mean that temptation has ended. What it means is that the power to resist temptation is now in you. The fallen nature of man must die and we must be changed from within by the Holy Spirit.

The fallen nature’s desire to examine, pursuit, capture, and consume is what makes falling into sin from being tempted possible. Possible to fall into or possible to escape it.

The excitement of enticement. The tease. The desire to go deeper into someone or something. Every person is smitten with temptation.

However, we do not have to fall into temptation.

Temptation is not sin. To be tempted is just enticement or baiting. If you do not take the bait, you cannot sin.

It is when we cast off restraint and cross the line of discipline to not touch whatever, that we fall into sin.

James said count it all joy when you “fall into temptation.”

If your life wasn’t of value to discredit Jesus, you wouldn’t be tempted. There are some forms of temptation that are so blatant that if you are not careful, you will stop thinking about the cost and engage to sin.

Men are sight stimulated. What we see is what our mind locks on and we burn that image in our souls to consume it mentally until you have to touch it.

The full satisfaction is after you have touched what you’ve watched.

Proverbs 27:20 says,

“Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

Dangle something that a person likes and it won’t be long before the desire to consume it comes.

Low cleavage, body hugging above the knees dress. Hair up or down, preferably sexy down. You’ve seen it before and that is desirable to see all of the time. Now the desire to see it again and again is programed into your repetitive thinking process.

Unless she is your wife, you are already in pursuit in your mind to check it ALL out as she gets closer and closer. Your heart races and your mind goes into several transitions until mind and body ultimately transitions into “I must touch it. I must have it. I must consume it.”

We all know how this works but let’s examine it in relative detail.

All things have a point of origin or beginning point. When it comes to temptation of the sexual nature, we can only be tempted based on our desires. If there is no desire, there can be no reference point for preference. Whatever our desire is, that’s where our preference is, and that is the area where the enemy will tempt us (see Hebrews 12:1).

If something is repulsive to us, chances are, unless lines are crossed to escalate unexplored regions of sex acts to obtain the unobtainable carrot of sexual satisfaction, we will not engage.

Look at what the Bible says about temptation from the book of James chapter one and verses 14 and 15.

“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.”

For clarity, the Amplified Bible gives this rendition.

But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.”

When James says “…but every person,” no one escapes temptation.

In order for you to be tempted you have to be drawn away.”

How are we drawn away?

Notice…“enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions).

You see lust never seeks you. Lust is already in there unless it is dealt a death blow (see Colossians 3:5).

Romans chapter 7 is the tell all of how sin in the flesh operates.

In all of us, there is a preference for the kinds of sin that brings evil pleasure to our minds and bodies. However, these evil passions and desires must have conception in order to produce only one thing.

DEATH.

But let’s go back a bit.

What is it that is in your mind and flesh that you know that you would easily fall prey to? Just like fish or any predator. When you see something that is appealing to you, you will pursue it until you’ve captured it for consumption. Like all evil temptation, there is always a hook at the end of the bait.

It’s the same with humans. Same sex attractions, opposite sex attractions or attractions for both.

The definition for lust is longing for that which is forbidden.”

When you are told that you cannot have a certain thing, sometimes it can add to the pursuit. The inquisitive pursuit.

A sort of curiosity that seeks out what it would be like to have it that way. It’s the same with sex. When a woman or a man walks by, your mind is inquisitive about what is not seen. What is seen is the appealing process that triggers the desire to further examine. Then it reengages into another mode. The conception process is figuring out how to get it and consume it.

According to Matthew 5:27-28, you already crossed the line in imagining what you will do when you get her or him. The lines one declares that it will not cross is just a speed bump. You will slow down but you will eventually cross it.

It is just a matter of time.

How do we overcome temptation?

We must look at the life of the Lord Jesus to answer this question. By looking at how He was able to resist the devil is textbook child of God living.

The Sinful Spell Of Witchcraft In Praise And Worship

You go to a “concert” or a “praise and worship” conference, show, performance, or even a simple church service. The anticipation is incredible. The musicians and singers that are on the list are the hottest performers ever. You raise your hands and shout like you are in the greatest worldly stadiums in the world.

But for some reason, you come away feeling “funky.”

Why?

There is a spiritual and soul connection when it comes to music.

But it is not the music.

Some of the greatest songs are so powerful that you can’t deny that it came from the presence of the Lord but something else came with that music that took the righteous effect of the power of God away.

The right kind of music and holy musician and singer can take you into the presence of the Lord.

The wrong hearted preacher, musician, or singer can take you to their bedroom where they committed sexual immorality a few hours ago.

The Contaminated Rebellious Vessel

You see, God’s power passes through vessels.

Jesus said in Mark 5:30,

“And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out of Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes.”

We all know that the clothes of Jesus carried power because the vessel that wore the clothes carried the power. I know that I am probably getting ahead of myself but a clean, sanctified vessel is the prerequisite for the flow of the Holy Spirit power.

Not emotional hype and talented musicians.

Do not misunderstand me. There are “anointed” vessels but there are also demonically anointed vessels of perversion that lurk in the open to prey on the unsuspecting, gullible, undisciplined child of God to keep them in their carnality.

Notice Mark 6:56.

“Wherever He entered, into villages, cities, or the country, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged Him that they might just touch the hem of His garment. And as many as touched Him were made well.”

The power of God does abide in persons. We see this in the case of Jesus.

But an opposing power dwells in people that “perform” in our churches.

At night, before church, darkness makes its move upon countless “vessels.”

At night, the church plays the harlot with the prince of darkness and his demons. All sorts of lewdness and sexual immorality takes place before the people that come to church show up to assume leadership positions, music instruments, and other “church” functions.

Sometimes, when you walk into a church, the atmosphere is thick with dark spirits but we cannot understand why.

When a person comes in with a bad attitude, it is a good indication that something took place. A transaction that stained the heart. Sin. And we wonder why when people come to church one week, they seem fine, but next week, they keep their distance. These same persons that claim to be free of sexual sins speak evil of your walk in the Lord.

Some of them, you never hear from them ever again.

Until we see that many of those in leadership and in music have sinned before God. The one thing that perversion fears is discovery. As long as the mask is on and the prophets fail to discern and detect sin in the house, it appears that they are safe.

Exposure of Secret Sexual Sins is man’s greatest fear.

We fill the house when a “prophet” shows up to tell us how financially blessed we are but the cobwebs are heavy in places where a real prophet shows up and calls people’s sins out in the open. You do not have to worry about this happening because the majority of these “prophets” were never called and couldn’t prophesy the Word to themselves to save their own lives.

You can prophesy about someone else’s marriage but you haven’t had sex with your spouse in 9 months, but you had sex with yourself or you are a lesbian or bisexual yourself. Or worse. You molest young boys, you are a catamite, a NT TEMPLE PROSTITUTE, or you rape young girls in the basement of the church even while service is going on.

God doesn’t expose you just to embarrass you, although you will be when He has to expose your sin. But the church cannot act like the world and the hand of God is heavy upon those that abuse righteousness. The cleansing of the temple by the hand of the Lord today will make the scourging and overthrow of the temple money exchangers of Jesus look like a very lenient, merciful act.

He does it because people that are bent on bringing sin in His house is like putting dirty feet on a coffee table. It’s like walking in mud and you track the mud through the house that has white carpet. It’s like sticking your hand in raw sewage and you raise your hands to God in praise as if you haven’t sinned.

But we need light in this hour. To expose the smallest flaw in the light of His countenance so that we can be right before God.

But these same people say a quick prayer of repentance, thinking that they are straight with the Lord. Their fake repentance seemed to work because the service was very powerful, except that they already planned to sin again after service is over. Thus, the repentance was a failed and flawed attempt to appear “right.”

“Straighten Up And Fly Right” by Robbie Williams/Nat King Cole is a great title and many preachers have preached the title of this song but the church will not straighten up.

The spiritual funk that is in many churches has resulted in outright rebellion of leadership in the church against God. And the people in the pews have picked up the scent of rebellion and follow in the lifestyles of the sinful and rebellious.

Do these contaminated vessel pray to demon power? They do not have to. The sexual sins that they are involved in releases enough darkness that all they have to do is start playing, preaching or singing and the venom is released.

The emotional impact is so powerful, it makes preaching the Word easy but it make receiving truth difficult. There is a difference. When you are emotionally charged, you are not really paying attention to the truth of the Word. You are paying attention to the way you feel. The emotions get “spiritual” but it is a false spiritual because there is no real intention to hear the truth of the Word and conform to the image of Jesus.

Have you ever wondered why musicians leave when the Word goes forth?

Known, unconfessed sins and the willful disregard of the authority of God and His Word. The perfection of their gifts and talents easily masks their deep involvement with the sexual demons. This insures that they live in deception and this same deception envelopes their minds and their listeners and people can’t get free because they are under the spell of witchcraft.

Saul, the first king of Israel was told that…

“Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.”

When a person refuses to come out from their sin, they are in rebellion and the conjuring up of their demons surrounds them as they play, preach, or sing.

In Romans 8:5, Paul gives is the reason.

When a preacher, musician, singer gets up to “perform,” if they are not completely sold out to the Lord,“…those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh…”

Why?

“Because the carnal mind is enmity (hostile) against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be. So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”

So if their minds are set on the things of the flesh, when they play, demonic spirits that rule them begin to come upon those who are unsuspecting. Emotions has a way of opening the reasoning to the degree that deception is easy. That’s why if the pastor, the musician, and the singers are not holy and disciplined, witchcraft can come in the atmosphere and perversion will be transferred to the people.

It’s called transference of spirits.

So if a person is engaging in sexual immorality, the music played, even though it sounds “holy,” the life is not holy.

When you wash a cup on the outside, the inside remains dirty, if it is not washed. And that’s exactly what we are dealing with. People come to church clean on the outside but contaminated with deception, deceit, and demonic perversion on the inside. And when we allow them to “perform” and preach, everyone drinks of that cup and everyone, if they are not watching their own lives, they can get contaminated.

You see, with musicians and singers, there has to be connection in order for music to sound right. Sex is the same way. That’s why when there is sexual immorality in the church, the connection is so strong that you sometimes cannot tell if sexual immorality is going on in the church until someone comes back pregnant, or they do not come back at all because the sin was so great and the conviction was too much to bear.

Or they show up anyway as if nothing happened and the sin continues until the church is in a full blown orgy of epic proportions.

And even as there is singing unto the Lord, sexual thoughts can take place in the minds of saints. And physical connections are sought to fulfill the tri-part being of man. That’s why it is important that where there is an expenditure there must be replenishment. You must understand that when you are ministering, you are releasing all that is within you to the service. After the expenditure, you are at your most vulnerable state.

It is there that you must get back in the presence of the Lord for you.

The anointing upon your life is not for you. It is for the people. The anointing or the well of water, springing into everlasting life is your own personal well that you drink in personal fellowship with the Lord.

In other words, you need to be ministered to. We expend so much that we do not know how to receive for ourselves. Learn to receive for yourself.

You need the Word of God and prayer for you because the enemy is looking for one moment of weakness and it is when you have expended spirit, soul, and body to minister to others.

It is at that moment where the devil also fills your mind because you are least on guard. He amplifies failures, flaws, mistakes. And if your mind is not on guard, the deceptive trick of the enemy is to get you to use the greatest pick me up in the mental and natural.

Sex. And of the illicit nature.

So, the next time you leave a “praise and worship” concert or when you leave you own church, and it felt like the presence of God was there, just wait a week or two to see if a lasting, eternal affect took place, or if sexual immorality just added another layer to the stronghold of demonic oppression.

Is the deliverance sticking or was it just a fake exercise exercised by known demonic activity. Did people get saved or did they recite a prayer, only to return to the world? Did people really sensed the presence of the Lord or was it the presence of demons that just made you “feel” good?

One of the gauges for change that I’ve noticed when I hear the Word was that it ministered to me in a known area where I intentionally resisted the Lord and the resistance no longer abides. I surrender to the anointing that came with the Word of God and the music carried the anointing to where surrender to the will of God is easy.

Then after several days, I watch myself to see if the change was real or was I fooling myself. Music carries an anointing from the Holy Spirit when the vessel is sanctified for the Master’s use. But music alone will not get the job done.

It takes a commitment to seek the face of God and stay in His presence. To wait for a feeling only invites the emotions a seat upon the throne to drive you in different directions. The Word of God must remain the anchor of your life so that regardless of where your emotions are, you stay grounded and settled.

How do we get the witchcraft out of the praise and worship?

Constantly preach holiness and proactively live in holiness. Be in hot pursuit of the living God and offer your gift to the Lord for His holy service. Consecrate yourself through prayer and fasting. Cut the connection of performance away from your repertoire and look to be a vessel of service unto the exclusive use of the Lord.

Your gift is not yours. It was given to you by God and it is irrevocable (see Romans 11:29). But it can be suspended when you fall into sin. Never mix the world with the Word. Never mix the anointing of the Holy Spirit with devils. Never cross God.

Until these things come as far as divine consecration and dedication unto the Lord, you are a witch on an organ. A magician in the pulpit. A singer influenced by devils.

LGBT: The NC Vote: The Aftermath & LGBT Retaliation

After the voting took place in North Carolina, we see that it was by a landslide.

61% to 39%.

It wasn’t just a landslide.

It was a mandate. 

That meant that the message to vote “For” Amendment One was resoundingly effective. It meant that every thing the LGBT threw in to stop this important vote, including throwing in former President Clinton, had little to no weight.

It is clear that out of 50 states, 31 states made a stand against same sex marriage.

There is a Gallop poll that suggests that more than half of the American population supports gay marriages. But not an overwhelming majority.

Then, for good measure, prior to the NC vote, the Vice President let the cat out of the bag (Luke 12:2) and spoke for the administration (clearly a miscue), and said that the President supports same sex marriage while the President was still “evolving.”

Either Biden just can’t keep himself disciplined when necessary or perhaps he is driving the agenda and by shadow persons, he needed to push the President out into the open. Perhaps, the President was holding his cards but LGBT needed the President to finally take a stand so that LGBT can set in motion another attempt at manifesting a diabolical game changer.

What might it be?

Just like Japan in the Pacific, LGBT is assuming that with unchallenged domination, they could control the United States. However, just like the Navy that did island hopping in the South Pacific to push back Japan, the church is rising.

LGBT was state hopping to establish homosexuality as a national stronghold to push the church into darkness.

But this is not happening according to plan.

All across the United States, unheard of voices with no names that are not sympathetic to any sin have taken up the Blood Stained Banner. You see, unheard of preachers are not paid over or under the table to keep silent. That’s why we are effective. Silence the ones that have it all but you will not be able to silence the ones that have nothing to lose.

And don’t think that we can be bribed.

We will expose you in a heart beat.

Hallelujah!

Well, the President “evolved” and by compulsion, he supports same sex marriage.

Sadly.

Excuse me.

Pathetically, he even used his own daughters to try to put a “family” face on a sinful issue.

As a father, you stand for what is right without using female minors to bolster your position.

In the case of the President, based on Leviticus 18:22 and Romans chapter 1, he is dead wrong on the issue of homosexuality.

So two wrongs do not make a right.

A slew of genuine pastors have written open letters on the Internet and other venues to condemn the President’s decision, and demand that he repeal his decision. Many pastors, including myself, rebuked the President and call on the President to repent.

This God fearing nation has turned into an LGBT, Gay fearing nation.

Folks, we fear not their faces.

Remember, they are a minority with a very vocal attitude. Militancy is part of the homosexual make up and agenda. To defend sin, one must be as fierce as the devil, called satan.

This is not a joke. 

The devil is as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (see 1 Peter 5:8).

The President is wrong on this issue and wrong for even mentioning his daughters in a divisive issue.

That’s because now the new morality is immorality and his daughters, if they fail, as they grow up to be women, to know the Lord, they will never know that homosexuality is a sin.

Except that they will stand against all godliness as their mother and father has done.

If these two girls emerge as children of God, they will know that their parents were hypocrites, or worse, apostates, by calling themselves Christians but was against the Jesus we see and know in the Bible.

And that, from the position of watching the Obama’s be leaders (President and First Lady) of the free world, in the White House.

That godliness is a thing of the past and Godlessness is the current path.

What gets me upset is that for the first time, a sitting president condoned same sex unions. It is a presidential endorsement of the sin of homosexuality. The sad thing is that no sitting White president in the past stepped in to endorse same sex unions and marriages.

They tried with former President Clinton beginning with the military. Hence, DADT. But the old guard generals and admirals, knowing that Clinton was a draft dodger and never served in the military, made the President toe the line.

Of course DADT was a compromise but it stuck until the law was repealed under President Obama.

It was interesting to have a former president attempt to come to the rescue of LGBT causes in NC after signing DOMA in 1996.

This is a contradiction. 

Former President Clinton’s own lack of moral discipline was not helpful to LGBT causes but for good measure, it is a reminder of the power of sin in the lives of powerful people. And, perhaps, NC remembered the Democratic primary. In particular South Carolina when Bill Clinton compared Obama to Jessie Jackson.

Finally, they get a Black man in the White House and we’ve never seen an aggressive push for LGBT and abortion rights like before.

In my heart of hearts, if this is what President Obama signed up for, it is a clear indication to me that somebody behind the scenes really didn’t care about the fact that maybe the first Black president would make great changes that would move the country forward.

Instead, we see shadows pushing for LGBT in conjunction with abortion causes.

This sets itself up for the fact that President Obama was in concert all along.

The President’s “evolving” position had to evolve. They were waiting until after the election because something more sinister is about to be launched.

From GodTv, we see the timeline history and spiritual upbringing from Obama’s 20 years in the United Church of Christ that endorsed homosexuality.

It doesn’t help that he calls himself a Christian. You can’t know Jesus and champion sin. You never see light in the same place as darkness. You never see right and wrong in the same place at the same time. You will never see God and the devil sitting on the same throne at the same time.

We see that immorality is gripping this nation unlike at any time before. At the same time, we see hatred for God rising to unprecedented levels. Believers are challenged for what they believe and they, the ones that call themselves children of God are running in fear and terror from LGBT and other anti Christian platforms.

I choose not to run from the battle before us because my God is greater than any god they throw up. Over history, the loud mouths that try to stand against God and His Word never had a chance.

In this issue of sin, and all sins for that matter, we fight.

We fight to keep our lives pure before God. We fight to kick sin out of our churches. We fight to keep sin out of our children that they will know that all sin is against the will of God. That any choice for sin is detrimental to their relationship with God. God is against the works of darkness in any form and we will never back down.

For great and mighty is our God!

It appeared that from the time Obama campaigned for the presidency that behind the scenes a power play to control the White House was set in motion.

Mind you, LGBT is a minority-minority, not a majority.

But God knows how to keep it all in check.

The issue of same sex marriage is about legitimizing sin and North Carolina has knocked this one out of the park by the grace of God.

Retaliatory efforts of LGBT were already planned in the event of a loss.

However, they weren’t really expecting to get spanked this hard and that bad. It goes to show you that there are many born again believers that took the Word of God seriously and took a stand against the winds of sin.

Just a little side note for you “so called” preachers.

If you were involved in the jostling before the vote and concluded to vote “Against” Amendment One, you missed a golden opportunity to earn “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Perhaps you weren’t a servant at all. Just a rogue preacher waiting to hatch your diabolical plans.

The devil is a liar and you are a liar, masquerading as a preacher. False pretense and full of evil.

You were against God and you are an enemy of the cross of Christ.

A genuine preacher cannot and never will be found to be sympathetic for sin. God condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus. Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.

By supporting LGBT and all other agendas connected, you are in contempt of God, His Holy Word, and the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus died for our sins. Otherwise, if God isn’t against sin, Jesus died for nothing.

Either you are an apostate or you are a backslidden preacher that got caught up in the moment and decided to look at it from your position of harboring Secret Sexual Sins in your life.

One “so called” preacher in particular named, Dr. William J. Barber, pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, NC, and president of the NAACP in NC is clearly sympathetic to sin.

There is no Greenleaf in that church according to Psalm 1. Their leaf never had a chance.

Only those that are sympathetic to sin are usually involved in sins of their own.

There is repentance for the backslidden. There is repentance for sinners. But for those that knowingly turn their backs on God and His Word and then preach LGBT laced themes, you are an apostate for which, like Esau, there is no place for repentance.

And you are “doomed!”

Your fate is sealed based on the Word of God.

The aftermath is already underway. Counter agendas is well underway. We know that darkness cannot prevail over light. Stand firm, steadfast in the faith of Jesus Christ. NO weapon formed against us will prosper.

Whatever tongue that rises up against us we shall condemn.

Saints, it time to be all that we can be for God.

No apologies, no fears, no turning back. You were born for such a time as this to make a difference in the earth. Your birth and what you went through up till the time you were born again happened. Now, more than ever, God is using you in this dispensation of time to fulfill His plans and purposes. You were born right on time to make a difference for Jesus. Do not walk away!

This is God’s time. He will be vindicated and our victory in Jesus, is at hand.

Church Sex Scandals: Bits Of Preventative Wisdom

By Fred C. Rochester. Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

A FALLEN PASTOR’S TRUE PLACE OF WORSHIP

In front of the people in church, lust filled pastors appear to worship God but their true god is their libido.

In recent times, high profile pastors are found bowing at the altar of sexual immorality. They worship their urges and impulses. They worship their lust. They worship what their eyes are lusting after.

We must address this on a national level. If we do not, then we are not going anywhere as a Body. This is not the time for popular messages. This is not the time to mirror what the prominent preachers on TV are preaching unless it is the un-compromised, unadulterated Word of the living God.

This is war and it is time to fight back because the church is under attack.

It is time to use your weapon. Stand up and fight.

This is the hour for unpopular messages on sanctification, holiness, and righteousness. This is the time for the “no name” preachers to emerge from the side lines and preach the true gospel of Jesus Christ with holiness power from on high.

If we do not, then we are a part of the problem and never a part of the solution.

If we fail in this moment, it’s because we’ve become worshippers and priests of the altar of sexual immorality.

How can we stop this or at the very least, deal with the issue?

PREVENTATIVE ACTION FROM A PASTOR’S WIFE

The moment a man or woman comes before a sexually addicted pastor, their sexuality is aroused. The sexual immoral woman can always tell when a pastor is crossing the line.

It’s called, “The look,” or “The wandering eye.”

Pastor, your eyes tell the kind of heart you have (see Matthew 5:27-28 and 6:22-23).

Sadly, the immoral women that sit in these churches make it very easy for a pastor to commit adultery. Sometimes, they leave nothing to the imagination. They come in with cleavage and high heels. Tight fitting or flirty looking dresses. They come prepared to steal the husband from their wives.

Yes, it’s a battle.

A pastor’s wife is still in competition for someone that is off limits.

The pastor’s wife lives in fear that someone will come in and take her husband.

A pastor’s wife will be wise to these immoral women and set the watch. Pray that the immoral woman be exposed and the hand of the enemy bound, in Jesus’ name! Pastor’s wives should no longer take it for granted that every woman that comes to church is for God.

As a pastor’s wife, you can no longer afford the luxury of assumption when your gut feeling is that something is wrong with your husband. Your intuition is telling you one thing but your mind is playing with you. When you catch your husband’s eye “wandering,” it is a clear indication that he has a sex problem.

Err on the side of suspicion and be on guard. You do not have to be on a witch hunt. Remember, all wives have that eye for the “other women” and she can discern the motives of immoral women quickly.

It doesn’t take much and it doesn’t take long to see the ulterior motive.

You do not have to be paranoid or behave irrationally.

Just your constant presence by your husband is more than enough. Coming over and interrupting the conversation between your husband is more than enough. You do not have to behave frantically. Just use common sense, wisdom, and tact.

Every now and then, you will have to let other women know, in no uncertain terms, that you see what is happening, and you will not stand for it. It’s not about a fight or competition. It’s about staking what God gave to you and it is about territory.

Most of the time, innocent conversations between male pastors and females operating undercover can be moments of a moral let down in the mind of male pastors. She is testing his stronghold to see if there is any vulnerable places. The sides of the strongholds is not what the immoral woman is targeting.

She is going right through the front door.

That’s why a male pastor will not see it coming.

His mind is so in the clouds that he will let his guard down and be completely mesmerized by her charm, good looks, and sexuality. Before you know it, he is dreaming about her in bed. And do not be surprised if he filed her body like a sex poster in salacious magazines to gratify himself off of later.

The married pastor is no longer single and available.

Yet, the immoral woman ups the ante.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A SEX SCANDAL?

After the sex scandal, he leaves or “steps down” from the ministry for only a few weeks or months and then return to the pulpit as if nothing happened. They stand before their congregations and say key phases such as…

“I had an indiscretion,” or “I made a mistake,” or “I fell.”

They seldom say that they sinned or say that they committed adultery. These words are too strong and embarrassing. However, if you are serious about coming back to the pulpit after a “beyond reasonable” absence from the pulpit, you will identify that you are the one responsible for committing Secret Sexual Sins.

You will Come Clean about your Secret Sexual Sins.

What was done in private is now exposed in the open. Everything should be put on the table. Porn, self gratification, commonly called masturbation, and the lustful, adulterous eye.

Not many pastors will agree to do this because they have an “image” to protect.

What about the image of God?

By our “misdeeds,” His name gets dragged in the mud again.

Because of our sins, God looks bad again. “He can’t control everything and everybody,” says the world.

Sexual sins will always continue because the situation is deeper than that, but the other side of the coin is even more troubling.

CHURCH REACTION

You have gullible people inside the church that defend this sinful behavior by saying…

“We are all human,” or “Touch not mine anointed and do not judge my pastor, we’ve all fallen short.”

We never understand the heart of the Father. He was wounded and hurt by our transgressions and we have the nerve and audacity to defend the very thing that He sent His Son to die for?

I know what it is to fall into Secret Sexual Sins on the level one of sexual addiction. I hurt God and my wife every day like a prodigal or wasteful son. But every day, the Lord looked down the road to see if I would repent and come home to Him. He didn’t like it but He knew that one day, I would return.

Carnal Christians in the Christian church have lost their ever living minds.

We must never excuse sin because God doesn’t excuse sin. He condemned sin in the flesh of Jesus (see Romans 8:1-4). This is not about the letter of the law here. It is about upholding and maintaining the standard of the Word of God.

If they would study out Psalm 105, you will see that the anointing was not placed on the nation of Israel because they were in sin. The holy anointing is placed on holy people determined to do God’s will.

Numbers 19 through Numbers 25 was a classic display of God’s power. As long as Israel walked in righteousness, no nation would survive. When sexual immorality came into the camp, their winning streak ended. No longer would Israel experience victory on this scale unless they stayed holy before God.

1 Samuel, chapters 1 through 6, was about taking the anointed presence of the Lord away from Israel because the leadership committed sexual immorality and perverted the entire land of Israel.

Does this sound like you and your church? Experiencing victory and then defeat?

As long as the pastor and God’s people stay holy before God, victory is guaranteed. No man or demon would be able to stand before you.

Many wacky Bible knowledge-less Christians site David’s fall from grace as an example of not being judgmental of other fallen pastors.

How silly is this?

While David was a man after God’s own heart, yet, he was able to kill one of his most loyal soldiers to cover his adultery.

It’s sad that you would stoop so low as to put your fallen pastor in league with David’s sin.

The baby had to die because God was not about to endorse the act of a murder for cover, let alone adultery. David’s warped mentality caused him to fast and pray for the love child. David didn’t let it go. David errantly thought that God would change His mind.

David’s rationalization was, “Why take it out on the child for my sins? The child didn’t sin or made the ‘mistake,’ right?”

True in conception, warped in thought!

God was not about to let David get away with it and God took away from David any form of sin justification. Otherwise, everyone in the future would be able to justify murdering someone for their wife.

That’s covetousness of a perverted manner. Granted, David didn’t actually kill him but you can’t say that the thought didn’t pass his mind. David just found another hand to do the job for him.

For the rest of David’s life, he had war within his own family. The only consolation was Solomon. And Solomon didn’t enter finish well either. As a result of his sexually sinful actions, the nation would be divided, 10 to 2.

We have seen consistently in the Scriptures that whenever a sex scandal takes place, an exodus will happen. People will not stay.

This is another level where people that are searching for answers must begin with the only answer to the situation. While the Lord is in control, I cannot answer for my pastor. I must render an account for my own life and I choose to live by the Word of God.

If your church is involved in a pastoral sex scandal, I recommend you pray the following prayer.

Father, I choose to uphold the Word above my pastor. I pray for him, his wife, and his family. I will not excuse his sin. I will forgive his sin when he satisfactorily repents according to the Word of God. I will not hold his sin against him. I will pray for the pastor’s wife that she be surrounded with God’s wisdom, love, and grace. That the pastor’s wife receives the strength she needs to meet the challenge of her life. That she be restored and valued as a human being. I pray for the mistress. That she repents and receives the help that she needs to turn her life around. I pray for the church that we receive comfort, grace, and love in out time of turmoil. In the name of Jesus, amen. 

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Economic Catastrophic Disaster

by Fred C. Rochester, Pastor. Economic Catastrophic Disaster Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

For the last 20 years, the current economic system is showing clear signs of an impending catastrophic collapse. Not just in the United States but around the world.

Two instruments opened the door for this to occur.

One, China entering the WTO (World Trade Organization) and two, the Free Trade Agreement.

The economic pressure is rising and must release a cataclysmic disaster that will be unrecoverable by mere humanistic means. While there were other factors that opened the door for a complete global economic collapse, the Bible clearly speaks to the events surrounding our time.

For instance, James 5:1-6.

“Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have heaped up treasure in the last days. Indeed the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out; and the cries of the reapers have reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. You have lived on the earth in pleasure and luxury; you have fattened your hearts as in a day of slaughter. You have condemned, you have murdered the just; he does not resist you.”

Where the Word says, “he does not resist you,” is evidence of a person giving up without a fight. For many, death is more welcomed than continuing in suffering. “Just kill me,” is their cry.

This crying out is evidenced in Libya, Greece, London(?), and Syria. Famine is hitting Somalia and other nations where millions of people and children are dying in the thousands.

Just as I was thinking about this, the Lord took me back to the Book of Genesis. The sons of Noah in particular. The Lord told me that Ham had his day. Shem had his day, and Japheth, his days are coming to a close.

If you look at the prophecy of Daniel. Daniel 2:28 says, “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.”

Notice the latter portion. “…what will be in the latter days.”

It is amazing that the Lord sets in motion the final events from the time the Israelis were exiled to Babylon. Why? The book of Revelation speaks of the Great Whore, Babylon in Revelation 14.

The current financial system is about to close in dramatic fashion to set itself up for the arrival of the kingdom of Babylon as declared in the book of Revelation. All across the world, we are seeing clear indications of many nations attempting to climb out of a slippery financial pit just to get sucked under as part of the beginning of the end of all things.

The only humanistic answer that the European nations and the United States have is to raise the debt ceiling or make more loans to itself. Bailout or borrow to pay for what we borrowed. This kind of madness is very risky.

Billions of people are maxed out on credit cards and loans. The United States government is experiencing what every American in debt is experiencing and they are using the same system imposed on it’s people to attempt to bail itself out of debt.

Billions of people do not have jobs to pay for what was borrowed, let alone provide for their basic needs. Many are strategically defaulting because their pay, for those that are working, will never be able to catch up to pay down their debt, taxes, and the increased cost of living.

Greed has finally caught up to every person on the planet.

Just look across your towns, municipalities, and “empires.” Businesses are closing. The buildings that they once occupied are closed. For “sale” or for “lease” signs are all across the nation. Small businesses are closing because no one is buying their products. People are unemployed. State budgets are beyond saving. Most states are selling their own properties to attempt to close their out of control budget gaps.

Some states are touting their fiscal discipline but it will be short lived. Many other states are attacking unions to destroy their bargaining agreements and pensions. Companies are laying off thousands of workers to save their bottom lines.

Come to think of it.

Perhaps Bernie Madoff and Ken Lay saw what was about to come. Panicked. And started to store up or have a good time because it would be the last time anyone would have good times. One is serving time and the other one is dead.

It is time for the church to grasp this reality.

Throw away the error of the gospel of prosperity.

It is time to preach the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ commensurate with the times we are currently living in.

1 Timothy 6:6-10 says,

“Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 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.”

Verse 11 says, “But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”

Have you ever watched a movie when the part comes where destruction is about to come and someone is told to run but they don’t run? They ask a whole lot of questions, questioning why they have to run. Then some of them end up dead or barely escaped disaster?

So it is with many of you that do not pay attention to the Scripture above. I and God cannot make you run, but after you are destroyed, when it’s too late, it’s the only time when what is said here makes any kind of sense to you.

We are not about to enter into desperate times.

We are in desperate times.

Doomsday is no longer a great novel.

Doomsday is at the door.

2 Timothy 3:1-5 says, “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!”

Already we are seeing regular families struggle. Recently, I read where a mother killed her son and then committed suicide because she was unable to financially make ends meet.

China sent a message to the United States through the New York Times (NYT) telling us the truth. The United States is addicted to debt. This is a clear sign to the US that the sins of this nation are approaching full. The judgment for sexual sins, covetousness, abortion, and blasphemy against the Lord have come upon her and the Christian church.

This is too gloomy. Could you please preach nice things preacher?

No!

It’s time to face reality and preach the Word of God in season and out of season. Whether you want to hear it or not.

Because these are the times that the Lord warned us about. Forget about any return to the good ol’ days. From here on out, we are going to see more financially destructive times. Just pay attention to 1 Timothy chapter 6 and verse 11.

Just as Paul told Timothy. “But you, O man of God, flee these things…

And while you are running, you might as well… “pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.”

Perversions Of A Pastor

by Fred C. Rochester, Pastor. Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

On Saturday, you retreat to the living room, pick up the remote and flip through channels. All of a sudden, a woman, or a man is on the screen that aroused you sexually.

That image wasn’t enough so you retreat to the privacy of your room to go on the Internet, or you go “pay per view” to watch porn. You go back to your bedroom to release sexual tension. Self gratification, commonly called masturbation, or use other forms of sexual perversion to release sexual tension.

These are some of the behind the scenes scandals that always lead to the big scandals.

Acting out sexually always begin in the secret places and then when it reaches it apex, the big story comes leaping out at the church, the Internet, and the world.

Sometimes we wait for a big scandal to discover a pastor’s secret perversion. Not realizing that there are many pastors that live perverted lives in secret.

No sex scandal is without this level of secret perversion.

I was one such pastor that live a life of sexual perversion. A level one sex addict. Having came clean about porn and masturbation, the Lord caused me to see a serious predictable pattern in my own life that may be somewhat similar in the lives of other perverted pastors.

LUST OF THE FLESH

For many preachers, we are mere humans. We succumb to the flesh. We know what the Bible says to others but we refuse to receive what the Bible says for us. We know how to minister to others but we dare not receive the Word for ourselves.

We love to hide our perversions behind the personality. You can’t hide sin behind the anointing because the anointing always leave where sin is present (see 1 Samuel chapter 4).

When we are in sin, we believe that there is nothing wrong with us. Saints, there is more to it than meets the eye. Sin is not a “train wreck.” Sin is defiance of God.

Man loves to fulfill the desires of the flesh and mind.

Perversion is “the curve that reverses the direction of something,” or “the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use).”

When it comes to fulfilling the desires of the flesh and the mind, you will do things to escalate or heighten the pleasure to achieve satisfaction. When the normal course of sexual satisfaction isn’t enough, the suggestions that come from ourselves or from the devil, if acted upon, sets the stage for experiencing perversions of the vilest kind.

One of the things that I am aware is that when it comes to the paths, means, and methods of achieving satisfaction, there is no end. In other words, we look for fulfillment in prescribing certain activities that add to achieve illusive pleasure.

Meditating on sexual thoughts, watching sexually laced movies, feminine seductions in music videos, porn, sports, exercise videos, sex filled books and magazines, Internet porn, sex filled chat rooms, prostitution, adultery, fornication, and homosexuality. Ultimately, we will cross the line into crime in search for that heightened sense to achieve orgasm.

It’s just a matter of time.

Cutting right to the chase.

It’s not just the orgasm that is important. It is the path, means, or methods used to achieve orgasm. This is what sexual perversion is all about. But what makes what we desire powerful is the path, means, and methods to achieve fulfillment. Our willingness to commit sin is what gives sin it’s power.

Hidden deep inside a pastor is several things that is evident.

The desire to be loved, affirmed, and touched.

But what we are really looking for is true intimacy with God. Sexual perversion has replaced God. Sexual perversion dethroned God from our hearts. Sexual perversion is the deification of man. Sexual perversion is false satisfaction. Sexual perversion is the carrot on the stick that will never be eaten.

TRIGGER MECHANISMS

Rejection, failure, loneliness, fear, disappointments, frustrations, anger, disillusionment, despondency, depression and other emotional “trigger mechanisms” are used to put us on a path to search for emotional healing of these wounds.

In a nut shell, we are all looking for true intimacy in false places.

We are looking for God but we refuse to come to Him because we’ve become emotionally attached to healing ourselves in the place of false intimacy. That’s why when a person is challenged to “flee sexual immorality” the fight is on.

Because we are spirit, soul, and body, we fail to keep these areas in their proper sequence. When we are out of sequence, it always begins with something perverted.

Body, soul, spirit. Hence, the definition of perversion, “turning it to a wrong use.”

We act like a little child. The body says, “I want this.” The mind says, “I want it.” The spirit is told to, “Sit there and be quiet.”

We must turn against all perversion and allow the Lord to help us to assume complete command of our spirit, soul, and body.

Our spirit man says, “Prayer and fasting.” Our soul is commanded to, “Agree. Resistance is futile.” Our body just goes along for the ride….in the hearse. Remember, we are dead to sin (see Romans chapter 6).

Body, soul, and spirit dictated my sexual perversion. Alive to sin, but dead to God. The secret perverted life of porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation, was permitted to govern everything I did.

I was using the commission of sex acts as a means of “medicinal properties.” When a doctor self prescribes an anecdote, if it isn’t the right medicine, it could have devastating results and consequences.

I was a pharmacy. Prescribing my own healing solution or spell.

It’s the same with preachers.

To be honest, the pleasure was too intense to give it up. That’s the whole concept of sin. Satisfaction will never be achieved because you’ve grown accustomed to being satisfied with sin. Sexual perversion is soothing but deadly because you are cutting yourself off from the Author of life.

The book of James reveals why humans sin.

James 1:14 says,

“But each on is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.”

“Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”

Sin will never produce life. From the beginning, sin brought nothing but death.

James 1:14 is critical because it all begins with our “own desires.” These desires come from “urges and impulses” interconnected with our thoughts, emotions, and preferences.

Relapse has occurred in my life in the area of self gratification. There was never a relapse of porn. My declaration of freedom in December 3, 2009 was a date established as a reference point to herald my freedom from masturbation.

That date was violated.

I literally worshipped that date instead of worshipping God. It turned out to be another form of pride and arrogance.

I’ve found out that there were more than one way to achieve self gratification. This is when you can achieve self gratification by other means. Your hands may start it but you can have an orgasm another way.

You can argue all you want, but it doesn’t matter. I’ve tried arguing to justify sin but there is no justification of sin. Period! It is the job of the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin (see John 16:8-11).

I’ve sinned.

So where do I go from here?

I go back to the place where it all started. I start all over agin to re-establish personal holiness in the fear of God. I repent, all over again. I declare that I’ve sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. I ask and receive His love and forgiveness. Not for violating the date. But for violating the Lord.

I look to Him to forgive me of hypocrisy, selfishness, lust of the flesh, the eyes, and the pride of life. Sexual perverted thoughts in the slightest ways.

I look not to deliver but to be delivered. I look to the Lord to teach me, lead me not into temptation.

DOOMED TO SEXUAL PERVERSION

There are many pastors that feel doomed to their hidden sexually perverted desires. They feel that there is no way out. But like me and many others, we relapse because we haven’t found or fully intended to yield to true satisfaction in Jesus.

It is when you have declared Jesus Lord over every part of you, including your sexual organs, that you have to make a stand that freedom from sexual perversion is secured.

Paul said, “I beat my body” (see 1 Corinthians 9:27).

Breaking free and staying free is about beating the urges and impulses back before they rise above the limit of your resistance.

But you cannot break free and stay free on your own.

This is the mistake that I, and every pastor that desires to be free makes. Please do not assume for one minute that I remain perverted. To confess something that Christ delivered you from is error.

“He whom the Son sets free is free indeed” John 8:32.

However, if we practice sin, then our declaration of freedom is questionable, at best.

You cannot be in prison and be free at the same time. Either you are free or you are not.

If you are making a good faith effort to be free, the Lord will take where you are and build within you a stronghold of righteousness for His glory. Just leave the sin outside the door, and never look back.

When a relapse occur, you think that you are anointed enough to minister to you. You think you have enough Bible knowledge in you that you can “speak a word” to yourself and be delivered.

When you gain knowledge about how to stand and you stand a little while, there will come times of testing. Not just from the devil but also from your own flesh and mind. Sometimes we want to attract attention to ourselves for selfish reasons. We take pride before others in being “delivered.”

Not realizing that the fall is coming if we do not do what Paul said.

Paul said, “…take heed, lest you fall” (see 1 Corinthians 10:12).

When you take heed, you are carefully watching yourself. You are watching your tendencies, your thoughts, your actions, your ways. You are exposing yourself. You are giving yourself to God and His Word. You are talking to other men or women of faith to keep your heart pure before God. You are humble and contrite. You are fasting and praying. You are accountable to others in your circle of accountability.

This is all a part of taking heed.

Relapse may occur but it is not final. There is hope and victory. Lasting victory in Jesus.

You have to stop trusting your own independent ability apart from the ability of God. When you trust in your knowledge to deliver you, this is pride and arrogance. When you try to “help” other men or women be delivered when you are not ready, you will fall.

There is no question about your desire to be zealous to deliver others, but when you fail to grasp the Lord and the Word for yourself, with others watching your life, speaking truth in your inner man, it is just a matter of time before you will have a relapse.

There were times in my own life when the urge to fulfill the desires of the flesh and mind overwhelmed me. The porn could be played over and over again in the mind because of the sheer volume of porn introduced to the portals of the soul in our memory.

It takes time to dethrone each image. It takes time to identify the “trigger mechanisms” in my life. It takes time to dismantle each device and to guard my heart and mind with the Word. In my own life, these thoughts are constantly bombarding and attacking the Word of God in me every day. But every day, I must be found in the Word for me.

Then the flesh cries out to be self touched. The flesh cries to be touched instead of disciplined. The discipline comes when you reckon your flesh to be dead to sin but alive to God. When you tell your flesh that you cannot respond to the urges and impulses, the flesh will cry out more.

This is where prayer and fasting comes into play. You shut off the TV, DVD’s, and everything else that starts you down the path to arouse your flesh to fulfill its lusts.

Lasting victory is the will of God, provided that we “take heed.”

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