Even as information is available everywhere to discuss this taboo issue, many wives have expressed disappointment and frustration over the fact that pastors are ill-equipped to address their husband’s porn and masturbation activities.
The answer is simple.
Pastors are ill-equipped for three reasons.
1. They’ve never studied the subject thoroughly enough.
2. They are secretly involved in porn and masturbation themselves (50% of pastors in America).
3. They refer the subject to worldly counselors and Christian counselors, specializing in this area.
I thank God for Pastor Roger Jamison, senior pastor of Sword Of The Spirit Tabernacle in Brooklyn, NY for showing me where to get the information and he deserves much of the credit for this. A majority of these questions were posed to me by Pastor Roger. I’ve written down a few of my own to cover as much ground as possible.
I believe that every pastor should understand the very basics of this subject because sooner or later, a wife will come into the pastor’s study with questions. Sooner or later, a husband will come into the pastor’s study and ask questions to be delivered.
In many circles, deliverance ministry is often the way many pastors address the issue.
They anoint with oil, pray for them, lay hands on them, and then send them on their way.
Few realize that it will take this and one on one ministry over a long period of time.
Sexual immorality is a very entrenched stronghold that requires tenacity, vigilance, persistence, and a willingness to cut certain things to the root.
Porn, masturbation, and illegal sex is man’s most sacred idol.
You mess with a man’s immoral sex life and you will get his wrath.
Very few men will desire to be free because they believe that this is their business.
Pastors should avail themselves with as much material on this subject because every church has a person that is into porn and masturbation. The size of the church doesn’t matter. And the reputation of the church doesn’t matter. Just because something looks holy and sound holy is not excluded.
Mega, mid-sized, and store front churches all have some measure of men involved in sexual immorality, porn and masturbation.
If the pastor knows everything and what every man is doing sexually, this statement wouldn’t be as bold. Even I, in a small storefront church with only 9 men as members in Brooklyn, NY, would never take it for granted. Men are capable of falling into Secret Sexual Sins no matter how much I preach on this subject.
Having said this, many women will express exasperation over her husband’s porn and masturbation addictions.
If her husband is willing to sit with a pastor, a pastor must be clean, holy, and pure before God. He must ask pointed questions to get at the heart of the issue. He must be prepared with as much information as possible. It will not take one night of pouring oil and laying on of hands. It will take a great deal of dealing with the mind of a man bent on keeping his perversion.
The wife must be supportive and prayerful. She must be patient because his addiction didn’t happen over night.
Finally, the pastor should ask that man to answer 40 questions. This will help the pastor to ascertain the depths of her husband’s porn and masturbation involvement. Many of you reading this will not agree with this and the questions. However, every person has a different approach to dealing with porn and masturbation.
1. Do you know Jesus as your Lord & Savior?
2. Do you love your wife and your children, if any?
3. How often do you attend church with your family?
4. How often do you read your Bible and pray?
5. Do you know that your wife loves you and how does she express her love for you (she says that she loves you)?
6. How often do you look at movies with sexual content?
7. Do you look forward to looking at movies with sexual content?
8. Does the magazine stand with sexually provocative pictures, TV commercials, Internet news and weather stories with sexually attractive women stimulate you to watch porn and masturbate when you get home?
9. Do you consider yourself an introvert (isolated) or are you very social?
10. Do you believe that porn and masturbation is a sin? Why or why not?
11. Do you believe that looking at another woman sexually is a sin? Why or why not?
12. Do you believe in marriage and monogamy? Why or why not?
13. How often do you and your wife experience sexual intimacy?
14. Are you still sexually attracted to your wife?
15. Does your wife satisfy you sexually?
16. Do you share your sexual preferences (reasonably mutual sex positions and sex acts), and does she share her sexual preferences with you to please each other in the bedroom?
17. What emotions and attitudes does your wife possess that turn you away from her? (loud, boisterous, combative, confrontational, overbearing, headstrong, mean spirited).
18. Does she ask questions for information or does it turn into an inquisition?
19. How often do you and your wife argue, and over what specific issue(s)?
20. Do you watch porn and masturbate? And if so, how often?
21. Are you into drugs and alcohol, or any other substance?
22. If involved, describe such involvement. Occasionally, moderate to heavy addiction?
23. When you are not sexually satisfied (orgasm), do you masturbate to achieve sexual satisfaction?
24. At what age were you exposed to watching porn?
25. At what age did you start touching yourself sexually?
26. Were you ever molested or sexually assaulted?
27. Is any thing preventing you from having sexual intimacy with your wife regularly?
28. Do you have any medical conditions (such as ED erectile dysfunction) that may prevent you from sexual performance with your wife?
29. In the morning and at night, do you touch yourself sexually when an erection occurs?
30. Have you ever committed adultery or solicited a prostitute?
31. What keeps you interested in watching porn?
32. Does sadness, depression, worry, fear, pain in the soul, anger, loneliness, hunger, fatigue, job satisfaction or job dissatisfaction, job or marriage pressures, marriage dissatisfaction, discouragement, or money issues trigger the desire to watch porn and masturbate?
33. Do you and your wife resolve the issue(s) before going to bed?
34. Have you seriously considered getting help to stop watching porn and masturbation?
35. Have you seriously considered understanding the true facts behind pornography and masturbation?
36. Have you ever considered the fact that if you have children, your son might eventually be exposed to your porn and masturbation habits?
37. Have you ever considered the possibility that if you have a daughter, she might be kidnapped for the sex trade, kidnapped for child porn or molestation, or grow up to be a porn star, or get married to a man with porn and masturbation habits like you?
38. How often have you called it quits to porn and masturbation and return to committing these acts?
39. Have you ever been so mad at yourself for watching porn and masturbating that you’ve considered doing harm to yourself?
40. Do you want to be free?
Pastors, feel free to use these questions because you will need them.
But make sure that you are free from porn and masturbation yourself. You can’t help a man out of a burning building if you are burning in the same building.
Every Sunday, pastors are sexually challenged when a smoking hot looking woman comes to church.
Let me qualify something.
Not every woman is lurking to bring down a pastor.
So if you are a holy woman of God, this is not about you. Just like there are unholy pastors in the pulpits, there are unholy women in the pews.
Just as there is lust in the heart of the pastor, there is lust in the heart of certain women.
But there is the holy man of God that read certain unholy women and they deliberately avoid them.
There is really no avoiding or prohibiting certain women from entering the sanctuary. But as a pastor, you can exercise judgment and deploy specific safe guards so that even the slightest hint of sexual attraction is avoided.
Additionally, women do look for “counseling“ from male pastors.
Each pastor is left up to use their judgment, however, I do not counsel women alone. My wife or my daughter is with me at all times should a woman need counseling. Better yet, I let my wife counsel the women and that ends it. Men should counsel men and women should counsel women. It’s as simple as that.
I do not put myself in compromising situations.
It’s that simple.
Situations will occur when the pastor moves from behind his desk, touch hands, lock lips, then lock hips.
When Joseph was placed in the pit by his brothers, if only they knew what was ahead for Joseph. Obviously, when it comes to the plans and purposes of God that is placed in righteous men, the inevitable test to be faithful will come.
Potiphar’s wife had lust in her heart.
Perhaps her husband deliberately withheld himself sexually from her. Maybe Potiphar had erectile dysfunction, commonly called ED. Perhaps he didn’t like or love his wife any more and sex was avoided. Or, he had too much work to do to pay attention to her needs. Or Potiphar was playing with someone else in adultery.
It very well could be that Potiphar’s wife just had an overdose of demanding male attention.
Men are not the only ones that have a lust problem.
In the Garden of Eden, Eve was the first to develop lust in the heart. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was a two pronged temptation.
The lust for power and the lust to have what is prohibited.
It probably frustrated Eve that Adam said “No.” That’s when the devil came, started with a half truth, then an outright lie, and Eve had all of the counter information that she needed to proceed.
Adam was given the Word and he remained faithful, up to a point. There is no question in my mind that Adam had a question about the tree but he remained true until Eve ate of the tree first and observed that nothing happened.
After Adam ate, the deal was sealed.
Sadly, there are women that make elaborate plans to snare a powerful man.
As Dr. Betty Price stated in her book, “A Warning To Ministers, Their Wives, And Their Mistresses,” after a mistress had a man of God sexually, the power that they thought they had seen in the pulpit is gone. That sense of “filth” birthed out of sinning against God and the shame floods your soul.
But you suppress this because now you want to continue in a false relationship.
To be rejected after you offered up yourself to a man of God would be too much to bear.
All the things she observed in that pastor while watching him in the pulpit. The “anointing.” The great words and personality, the eye contact. His baby faced looks. The charming attention he gave you after church was too much to bypass.
A soul tie took place that is reserved for married couples according to Genesis 2:24.
However, there is a perverted soul tie that takes place.
In 1 Corinthians 6:16, Paul said “Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For “the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.”
Even when a man and a harlot engage in sexual intercourse, the principle is still the same. They become one flesh.
Is it no wonder that a holy man of God avoids the church harlot?
A very spiritual man of God that prays, and seeks the face of God will see, in an instant, what kind of woman approaches him. A holy man of God will hear the Holy Spirit and be on the lookout for anyone that is not of God.
A married man of God that loves his wife but loves God more than he loves his wife will know what to look for. That’s because the moment he departs from his consecration, he knows that it is over.
The Scriptures reveal the kind of woman to avoid. The book of Proverbs is the Book of Wisdom. Predominantly, it’s a Men’s Meeting Book. Women could learn from the book of Proverbs. However, it was written to men. The first 7 to eight chapters reveal the kinds of women a holy man of God must avoid.
To refuse this wisdom is foolishness to him and he will never escape the shame.
Proverbs 1:7 says “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
A man of God is afraid to sin against God. It is there that you begin to have knowledge. Men that deliberately sin against God is not afraid of God.
If you wonder why a man is avoiding you it’s because he is afraid of God. He has developed a healthy fear of God where he would not endanger his relationship with God. Any man could preach in sin. Any man could even pray and be in sin. But you can’t be in the light as He is in the light if you fellowship with sin.
1 John 1:5-7 says “This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
For a man of God to be attracted to you, cross lines to get to your hot flesh, is just a fast way to the hottest place created for the devil and his angels.
The door step to hell is the bedroom of a harlot.
If you are wondering why a man of God is avoiding you is because he could smell the smoke of hell ascend from the pit of hell. The sulfuric smell that you are trying to mask with all your perfumes isn’t working.
Hell in his heart and hell in your bedroom. Yes, that’s what he is avoiding.
Revelation 21:8 says “But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
He is avoiding……
The immoral and seductive woman.
“And who are devious in their paths; To deliver you from the immoral woman, From the seductress who flatters with her words, Who forsakes the companion of her youth, And forgets the covenant of her God.
For her house leads down to death, And her paths to the dead; None who go to her return, Nor do they regain the paths of life —“
“For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, And her mouth is smoother than oil; But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two- edged sword. Her feet go down to death, Her steps lay hold of hell. Lest you ponder her path of life —
Her ways are unstable; You do not know them.”
The only remedy is verse 8.
“Remove your way far from her, And do not go near the door of her house,”
That’s how you avoid the immoral seductress.
When she invites you to her house, remove your way far from her and do not go near the door of her house.
Proverbs 5:20-23 says
“For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman, And be embraced in the arms of a seductress? For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, And He ponders all his paths.
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man, And he is caught in the cords of his sin. He shall die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.”
The pastor is avoiding you because he doesn’t want to go to hell with you.
If there is some other reason why he is avoiding you, if you are a woman, if the pastor is married, approach his wife. If the pastor is single, approach an elderly lady. In times like these, it is best to use wisdom so that the hint of sin is avoided.
However, if you are a church harlot or temple prostitute, wonder no more about why a pastor is deliberately avoiding you.
For the most part, there are women that are holy and come to the house of worship to hear the Word of God.
But there are times when a woman will be approached by an immoral pastor.
Here are some signs to look for that will give you a clue as to when he is making a play on you.
AVOID THE PASTOR’S THAT SEXUALLY LOOK AT YOU
Immoral pastors will give the KFC look.
Every immoral man has “that look.”
Like a piece of chicken, legs, thighs, and breasts.
It’s a heart penetrating look to disarm your walk of holiness to please God.
When an pastor gives you that look, it’s not because he is preaching to you but because he wants you sexually.
No matter what a woman may wear, if it is attractive, he will look beyond your modest dress.
When I mean look beyond your modest dress, he has already undressed you with his perverted heart. And he makes sure that you know that he is looking at you that way so that he gets the message over to you. Other women in the church do pick up on it but sometimes they suppress it because some of them are hoping that he would look at them that way too.
In small church settings, it’s almost certain that he is looking to connect. In much larger settings, it can happen too.
There was a video that I looked at by mistake but it gave me information that is essential to this blog.
Obviously, it was a very provocative video. A man dressed like a pimp sat across from a male and female. He was singing “Can your boyfriend do it like me” or words to that effect. The boyfriend was into his newspaper or electronic device and not into his girlfriend. The girlfriend look over her boyfriend’s shoulder and was instantly attracted to the dude. He gave that “look” and that’s all she needed.
She left her boyfriend in the chair. Brother man didn’t even look up to see where she was going.
But it’s like that in church.
The immoral pastor gives that look, and that all a woman needs.
A PASTOR’S OUTSPOKEN PERSONALITY
His words are smoother than oil and butter, sweeter than honey, and deadlier than a viper.
His intelligence mesmerizes you. His uses of vocabulary disables your senses. He sees that you are easily persuaded and he has invaded your soul.
His words are almost irresistible. Every word goes deeper and deeper into your soul and mind. So much so, that at night you can’t get his voice out of your mind. He lavishes you with words and you cannot get them out of your mind.
He has a way with words that could make you undress in a church service.
As Paul said in Romans 3:4, “…let God be true and every man a liar.”
Even when a pastor is preaching and living right, men are not to be trusted. Just as women come to church for the right and wrong reason, flesh cannot be trusted (see Jeremiah 17:5-10).
Just like the sign in most stores.
“In God we trust. All others pay cash.”
I find it rather disgusting that a man of God would preach his best sermon just to get through to your emotions, and then use his personality to talk you into the bedroom. Just as with rogue pastor Juan McFarland, AIDS infected, defrocked pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL, had condom-less sex with multiple women on the church grounds.
Just thinking about this.
Even though McFarland has AIDS, he still might be capable of impregnating a woman. Not only are the women at an extreme risk of contracting the disease, they may have also been impregnated. The sad thing is that if they were impregnated, they might have aborted/murdered the child to falsely erase the stigma of being impregnated by an AIDS infected pastor.
While we may never know unless they report that they were impregnated, this is alleged, not confirmed.
He does have YouTube videos of his sermons and it reminded me of the times I was in sexual sin with porn and masturbation. The messages he was preaching had no life. Unregenerate pastors that live in sin is like listening to a shell. There is no life in them. There’s 50% of pastors that’s involved with porn and masturbation that preach the same way. So deep in Secret and Overt Sexual Sins that no one is getting the life of the Holy Spirit. Men that claim to be men of God will emotionally preach their messages because there is no Spirit of God upon him.
God will not place His anointing on a man in sin.
In Israel, when Hannah cried out to the Lord for a son, God used her cry to bring judgment on the nation. Samuel was born and Hannah, as vowed, gave him to the Lord. The sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas perverted the temple and Eli refused to discipline his sons. The whole nation was in so much sexual immorality that the Lord had to exercise judgment.
Hophni, his name has the meaning of a “pugilist” and Phinehas means “mouth of a serpent.”
Hophni was possibly a rapist and Phinehas was a smooth talker.
Whenever a man uses words to convince you to commit sexual immorality, you are not talking to a man but to a serpent called the demon of lust.
If you do not get away from him, it is just a matter of time, because he will work on you until you give in.
While the demographics are different in certain localities, many women gravitate to houses of worship that is close as possible. But they also go to places where they feel the Spirit.
If the preacher is good looking, married or not, women will still show up. This is the other side of the issue.
Married preachers are supposed to be off limits, but it doesn’t matter these days.
His outspoken personality is coupled with his wardrobe. His robe or suit could also be used as part of the attraction. His position of power and influence is part of the attraction. Like most animals in the animal world, what they build and how they fight for females is an attraction.
In the pulpit, it is no different.
So how do you avoid this?
Find a local church that lives and preaches the Word of God, preaching and living in holiness, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
If you are single, divorced, or having marital problems, find a church where there is considerable distance from eye contact with a married or single pastor. If you are seeking counseling, you should find a church that have qualified female ministers that can handle your counseling needs.
Should a pastor call you to have you come over to the church, do not go.
Decline the invitation.
If it is just to do church work, never go alone.
Make sure that you bring a friend or relative with you and do not go into places alone with him. Avoid the appearance of evil at all times. Never cross lines that will be regrettable later. The shame and stigma is still applied these days, regardless of how acceptable fornicating or sleeping with a pastor becomes.
Time in the sack is not worth a trip to hell over, for as Paul said, “Be not deceived. …..neither fornicators or adulteress……will inherit the kingdom of God.”
If you do not want to be labeled as the church harlot, do what you have to do to avoid the smooth talking demon pastor.
Years ago, as a young believer and preacher, I would watch my pastor, Reverend Dr. Benjamin James Lowry invite politicians to speak in the pulpit at Zion Baptist Church.
Back then, it would be considered an honor to have certain politicians address the congregation. Obviously, the politician would use the opportunity to “showcase” their candidacy or garner votes to remain in office. These political episodes were successful and certain candidates would continue for years in office with the help of certain high profile pastors.
A church would be a safe place because it served as a civil way to address people without being questioned about certain positions, and it served as a platform for pastoral endorsement purposes.
If the pastor endorses a candidate, the congregation would feel safe to vote for that candidate.
Irrespective of a politician’s position on certain things, the people in the church would suppress the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, and vote for that candidate.
For years, this has been the normal/abnormal way to do business. We reject God like the children of Israel did in 1 Samuel and the Lord God gave the children of Israel what they wanted. Saul was a classic example of a man that loved the applause of people while disobeying God. Saul’s cowardice was noted when Goliath challenged the children of Israel. Kings that have a heart for God will fear no man.
Yet, these are the same kind of candidates we vote into office here in America.
Candidates that please the people instead of fearing God are dangerous candidates.
James 4:4 is a very powerful Scripture because these days, we are finding that pastors are on the wrong side of the Word.
There is a reason.
A pastor’s Secret Sexual Sins life is the foundation.
What does Secret Sexual Sins have to do with politics?
The political candidates of today support the sin of homosexuality and abortion.
Many pastors support these sins as well.
Out of the side of their mouths they will say…….“I know what the Bible says about homosexuality and abortion…….but I’m going to support this candidate.”
When you hear that, it’s a dead give away that they support a position that is clearly defined in the Word of God as sin.
Pastors all across the country have compromised the Word of God and that gives some people a license to compromise the Word of God too. Only the sane believers will walk out of that church and find a legitimate pastor that stands for the Word of God no matter what.
Only insane believers remain because they are crazy.
You heard me right. CRAZY!!!!!!!
YOU HAVE TO BE CRAZY TO BE AGAINST GOD.
No one survives being against God.
Exodus 20:5-6 “…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.”
Jesus said in John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”
John, an apostle of the Lamb said this in 1 John 5:2-3 “By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.”
Is it no wonder that sin is in the house of worship as they pretend to praise God?
Where is there harmony between God and the pastor?
Is that harmony sensed, known and cultivated among the people?
Where is there a genuine fear of God in the house?
You do not get to rewrite the commandments to suit your lifestyle and justify sin.
Is it no wonder that perversion is evident in the house of the Lord and the world approves?
There are pastors that are in bed with the NAACP, a rogue organization that is no longer a house for Civil Rights but Immorality Rights. Pastors receive their honors and that’s an abomination before God.
“Come out from among them and be separate says the Lord.”
Listen to the Message Bible of Matthew 15:1-9
“After that, Pharisees and religion scholars came to Jesus all the way from Jerusalem, criticizing, “Why do your disciples play fast and loose with the rules? “But Jesus put it right back on them. “Why do you use your rules to play fast and loose with God’s commands?
God clearly says, ‘Respect your father and mother,’ and, ‘Anyone denouncing father or mother should be killed.’
But you weasel around that by saying,
‘Whoever wants to, can say to father and mother, What I owed to you I’ve given to God.’
That can hardly be called respecting a parent.
You cancel God’s command by your rules.
Frauds! Isaiah’s prophecy of you hit the bull’s–eye:
These people make a big show of saying the right thing, but their heart isn’t in it. They act like they’re worshiping me, but they don’t mean it.
They just use me as a cover for teaching whatever suits their fancy.”
So should we expect the people of God to live by the Bible that we are not living from ourselves?
Should we expect the people to abstain from sexual sins when we can’t abstain ourselves?
Does God approve of our deliberate intention to sin against God and His Word?
Paul said this in Romans 6:1-2
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it.”
This will not end, unfortunately. Why? Because pastors are too busy boosting their personal profiles to look important before the people to care about the heart of God. The LBJ administration knew how powerful a pastor is and decided to institute a policy to prohibit pastors from speaking against politicians.
After watching the Civil Rights Movement topple segregation, especially after the King assassination, he found a way to get Blacks on the bandwagon.
Congress gave Blacks the right to vote and then silenced the pastors from speaking against the politicians or risk losing their tax exempt status.
For years, this has hampered a pastor’s ability to apply the Word of God against any candidate that has the hint of sin in the pulpit.
Yet, at the same time, they use a pastor’s pulpit to be endorsed and voted into office.
This double standard must cease.
I make it my business to tell people do not vote for candidates that support sin. If they do, they will give an account to God for their votes. While I cannot stop people from voting for certain candidates, the best I can do is warn them not to vote for a candidate that support what God is strictly against.
This is a free speech issue and the First Amendment allows me to say what I want. Outside of the First Amendment is my responsibility regarding who I allow in the pulpit. If a politician desires to speak at the Lord Church, the answer is NO!!!!!!!
Whether they agree with the Bible or not, the answer is NO!!!!!!!!
I’m not going to stop a Bible series just to look good and have pictures taken.
Wait until after service for picture taking. In fact, if I know that you support the sin of homosexuality and abortion, I wouldn’t want to look like I endorse you with my face.
Don’t call. Don’t ask and I won’t tell you NO because you were told way before you called in this blog……….NO!!!!!!
If we can’t preach against candidate (a law I refuse to obey) a candidate can’t say anything in the pulpit.
If pastors would take this stand, we can cut off a lot of sin in the house of worship.
But I suspect that there are a lot of jelly fish backbone preachers in our pulpits that will give in and do it each year.
There is no question that pornography is a major issue in the world but it is a major issue in the house of worship among ministers of the gospel.
What would you do as a believer that may have a pastor that is watching porn? Even worse, what would you do if he was involved in child pornography?
Sadly, in both cases, most church people would cover it up for fear of destroying their church’s reputation.
Sadly, God destroyed its reputation the moment people compromise to sweep under the carpet a pastor’s Secret Sexual Sins.
Even people that claim to restore pastors undercover or behind everyone’s backs. The Bible is very clear about exposing the darkness. Grace is not given to cover sin but to expose it. Exposing sin is not to be done to destroy a person but to help them realize that sin is not right in the eyes of God. There is a difference between “gossip” and Biblical restoration according to Galatians 6:1-5.
Judging falls under this category of gossip according to Matthew 7:1-5. The entire context of Matthew 7:1-5, not just verse 1.
Many churches deliberately run from confronting this issue to expose it because people are afraid to. For the most part, people want to come to church, have a good time, see a show, and go home. Confronting sexual issues in the church is not on the list because confronting any sin puts the light on the entire church membership.
Many churches want to love people and pastors but the love for them must never exceed the love for truth and mercy. Truth exposes so that a church is right. God loves truth above loving people because God must be true to Himself. He will never lie and He will never sin. Therefore, by speaking the truth in love, we expose the hidden works of darkness. We must remember that God hates sin. Therefore, we must hate sin just as God does. Otherwise, God is perverted.
Ephesians 5:8-14 says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”
Paul never said not to expose it. He said it was a shame to talk about what was “done by them in secret.”
Cedric Cuthberg, pastor of an African Episcopal Church in Florida, was one of those pastors that got caught in such a sting. He pled guilty and is doing 6 years for downloading child porn.
This is a common practice to watch porn among 50% of pastors in the United States. Obviously a small percentage of pastors delve into child porn. There are approximately 300,000 protestant churches in the United States, which means that roughly 150,000 protestant churches have pastors that intentionally watch porn. According to blazinggrace.org 70% of Christians struggle with porn.
According to the late Ted Bundy, executed in 1989 for the murder of a 12 year old and responsible for 29 sex assaults and their deaths, said that porn was not the cause of his assaults and murders. Rather it was the fuel.
Many of them prepare their sermons in their “Pastor’s Study” in church. As soon as their sermon is prepared on their computer, they get this “Urge and Impulse” to watch porn on the same computer. This pastor crossed the line and downloaded child porn and that’s a crime.
Sadly, there are pastors that desire to have sexual contact with these innocent children and they make the mistake of setting themselves up. Not realizing that on the other side of the line or Internet connection is a police officer that knows how to talk the language of underage kids. Then these males go to meet them and are caught in their own web of deceit.
One of the greatest fears that I had when I was watching free porn on the Internet was that I would make the mistake of downloading child pornography. Whether intentionally or by accident. I knew that it would be a matter of time so before I made a mistake or desired to intentionally download any material, I made myself stop. Let me point out that at no time I had a desire for children. Having said that, I knew that when a person says that they do not have a desire, it is just a matter of time before the devil will tempt you.
The amount of websites for child porn is relatively small. There is approximately 100,000 websites for child porn.
The FBI is always on the look out in this relatively small community of perversion.
One former porn producer said in an interview that “child porn is the final frontier.”
What he meant by this was that after watching all the porn of adults of legal age, the desire to watch younger underaged kids do sex acts. Even worse is that these males (can’t call them men) desire to contact these kids to have sex with them. They will travel to far away exotic places where human trafficking of children is a serious issue, worldwide. Including the United States.
This is a crime. Downloading child porn is a crime and just to be in possession of any child porn will get you arrested.
Why do they watch child porn?
After watching all the adults, heterosexual and homosexual, the last level of perversion is children.
The amber alerts and child abductions is partly the reason behind what is done throughout the world.
How could a congregation discover a pastor’s child porn habits?
Many of you will disagree with what I am about to share. However, we must never disagree with the truth of God’s Word.
Hypocrisy is a leaven that must be removed and anything that has this leaven must go too.
Which would you rather have?
A hypocritical church or a church full of people that pretend to be holy but live ungodly lives?
Most people want both. A hypocritical church and people that pretend to live holy; having a form of godliness but denying its power.
But what kind of church does the Lord want?
Paul said in Ephesians 5:26-27 “…that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”
What I am about to share is not absolute but it should be dealt with before other children are harmed and churches destroyed.
While it all depends on the situation, today, most churches are planted by the pastor, so this may be a little difficult to implement an investigatory policy.
Pastors for hire is a different story because in the vetting process, the search committee must now do the extra work of hiring a investigator, do criminal background checks, and other necessary investigations to insure that they have a pastor that is clean and without blemish.
Vetting committees that fail to do this is asking for trouble.
During the course of a hired pastors tenure, he should be subjected to unannounced periodic investigation which includes their personal devices, computers, and other instruments. The pastor’s study and all computers that is owned by the house of worship must be subjected to periodic checks for porn. The pass codes of every computer in the house of worship must be owned by a church administrator and can only be changed by the church administrator.
All church workers with computer access must be investigated as well.
Some will disagree and declare that privacy is invaded.
Well think of the child’s privacy and innocence destroyed.
Will it be your child that will go through an avoidable ordeal, or would you rather have your privacy invaded to protect them?
What about a pastor that planted a church? Accusations fly every day and if a group of people want to destroy the reputation of a pastor, it is very easy to do so. We know that false witnesses are everywhere and they jump at every opportunity to destroy a genuine work of the Lord. However, if such an accusation is brought, just go through the process of thoroughly investigating the matter.
As a pastor, I would not mind because if you have nothing to hide, then the investigation will show it. If not, then a pastor has a lot to worry about, including prison time.
After looking at the FB picture of Cedric Cuthberg, on the outside it appears that he was very much in control but you never judge a book by its cover. That’s what a rogue pastor is counting on. That you do not know what is really going on in his heart.
Secret Sexual Sins operates the same way.
As long as it is a secret, no one really knows and that means that the game of watching any form of porn continues.
As I have said many times, no one watches porn and doesn’t masturbate or act out sexually. There is no question in my mind that Cuthberg masturbates. Porn is fantasy sex. A man or a woman is pretending to have sex with that image. According to Dr. William Struthers, porn “hijacks” the brain and the person watching the porn is just going through the sexual acting out to satisfy his or her sexual urges.
Porn never leads you to less sexual acting out. It always leads to more acting out. It is not uncommon to have multiple ejaculations or orgasms. Jesus said that he that commits sin is a slave to sin. When it comes to porn, a man or a woman is a slave to dopamine. Dopamine is the reward drug that the brain desires. In essence, the chemicals that work in the body during sex is like a pharmacy. The person is using sex as a “medicinal property” to affirm, love, and satisfy themselves. This is the secondary reason why people do what they do.
The whole purpose of porn and masturbation is “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”
It’s all about fulfilling the lust in the flesh and mind.
It doesn’t matter what a pastor may be going through.
It’s all about fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and mind.
So the next time you go to church, there is a 50/50 chance that your pastor may be watching porn.
To eliminate the chance of this happening, get your pastor to agree to an investigation paid for by the church.
What if something is found?
Don’t sweep it under the rug.
If something is found, then the next step is to remove that pastor according to your bylaws. If the law was broken in any way, instead of being an accessory to the crime or be found to obstruct justice, call the district attorney or law enforcement. Take action immediately.
Here is the CNN report regarding Disney workers caught in a sex sting.
The aftermath of the former leaders of P4CM is disturbing but somewhat expected. As with all leaders that sinned, the killing field is filled with leaders that fail to take heed. We are all good at killing Goliath, but we are not that good at killing our inner Goliath.
Secret Sexual Sins.
Leaders are more susceptible to fall and relapse into Secret Sexual Sins because leaders live in the place of hiding behind their persona.
The anointing doesn’t cover a leader. The anointing is to break or destroy the yoke (see Isaiah 10:27; Luke 4:18, Acts 10:38).
Hence, the anointing eventually exposes a leader.
The mercy of God prevents what a leader rightfully deserve. Somewhere and somebody in heaven and or earth were praying for the mercy of God to cover them until they repent.
Accordingly, they have been restored, but just after 6 months?
Do not get me wrong.
Everyone of us doesn’t deserve a chance to be in the kingdom, let alone to be His minister. Though David was still king after Nathan exposed him, for the rest of David’s life, he was chased by his sons. He never finished well. The second king of Israel was finished because the secret sins in his heart, his real Goliath, was never defeated.
With returning to some measure of leadership and ministry, 6 months might be too fast if they are a little immature. Especially for young preachers. I do not believe that young preachers need to be imprisoned and exiled. It’s a judgment call of those to whom they’ve submitted themselves to.
In my experience as a pastor, I took a look back at what I was preaching while I was watching porn and masturbating. I observed an individual that didn’t know God. Never mind the message I was preaching at the time. It meant nothing to me because my only concern was to get church over with so that I can resume my sinful pastime. In looking back, I should have been fired. I violated the sacred duties of a man of God.
However, I wasn’t exposed but I knew that I was about to. I came clean about my life and exposed myself so that the Lord would have no story to tell. I never committed adultery except with my eyes and my heart in just level one sexual addiction. I should have taken time off to get myself together, however I didn’t. I kept on preaching.
You are saying that what I am saying is hypocritical, and I can’t agree with you more.
I don’t know if I ever would have returned to the pulpit had I relinquished the pastorate. I probably would have abdicated and never returned, but I am still doing what I am doing, but in a deliberate diminished capacity. No man that has ever sinned before God in a blatant manner ever return to any measure of grace and power. God never rewards unfaithfulness. It would be considered an endorsement and a deliberate slap in His face of loving grace.
At first, I looked to make a name for myself when I came clean but the Lord wasn’t pleased at all. Anytime you try to turn something into a personal profit, you are still in the hunt in another way. My book royalties along the lines of Secret Sexual Sins go right to the account of the local church until my passing should Jesus tarry. I do not do Come Clean Conferences. On a limited basis, I only had three conferences and that’s all. I do not anticipate having any more.
This blog is my outlet along these lines. Hoping that somewhere along the line, some sex crazed pastor would get it.
I read the P4CM (Passion For Christ Ministries) statement about the two pastors, really young pastors, that fell into Secret Sexual Sins.
While reading this statement, I can’t help but see that it was mixed in to the other “happenings” of their ministry. It wasn’t the headline but it also underscores the way we do things in the church. While this was serious, it deserves the attention of seriousness. When you read the rest of the statement, the aftermath underscores the powerful demonic pull that immoral sex has on the people in the church.
We treat the Lord and sanctification as an elective.
When we feel like it, we will be sanctified. The heart and mind of Samson is evident in the church. We’ve cast aside our consecration and the locks of our head were snipped off a long time ago. Tied between the posts, dare we ask God for just one more anointing? Just one more move of God?
It is not known whether these two were involved in a homosexual relationship or engaged in separate incidences, nonetheless, they fell and the fall out was tremendous and anticipated.
Here is the link to the aftermath of their stories.
When you read the aftermath, it does us no good to rehearse or to rehash the incident.
What we do need to understand is that the aftermath generally pans out to be the same because the demonic objective is the same.
To destroy the viability of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
As I have always stated by the Spirit of God, “Just because people fail the standard, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the standard, in and of itself has failed.”
What happens in the open is because of what happens in secret.
As long as what is done in the dark remains in the dark, we can outwardly look holy, but inside, we are no different than an open tomb or sepulcher with dead men’s bones. It’s very hypocritical and the license to say that we are no different than them is issued without rebuttal.
That’s why they can blatantly and boldly develop churches for LGBT and dare us to blink if we hypocritically object.
Because in what is supposed to be the real Christ like church wherein righteousness dwells, they know that inside these churches are bona fide hypocrites. Now all churches are not like this but I know that some of you know that you can name a few churches and people that worship like saints and live like sinners, masquerading as false bearers of righteousness.
We have homosexual musicians, promiscuous preachers, and male and female temple prostitutes all up in the church.
Several years ago, another pastor fell into Secret Sexual Sins and committed adultery. A person was told that after it is all said and done, the church will see a decline in membership. It’s a common occurrence. Such was the case with P4CM. Fortunately, all was not loss. The remaining leaders exercised some measure of good judgment and wisdom, and merged with another local church. Sadly, others walked away from the church, but hopefully they didn’t walk away from Christ.
As is the case with some that do not understand that it’s all about maintaining your relationship with Christ, many of God’s people in the church I mentioned were so shell shocked that they wonder from place to place, or they do not attend church any more.
The failure of leaders to take heed, lest they fall sometimes fall on deaf ears. Many maintain their marriages because “pastor” maintains his, but as soon as the pastor makes a break for it, every man that doesn’t have his hope built on nothing less than Jesus blood, and righteousness, they walk away from their wives too.
That’s because of the two most destructive sex activities in the hearts and lives of men.
Porn and masturbation.
Again, this is not true of every pastor, however, a great number of pastors will have some involvement in porn and masturbation.
Sadly, too many young preachers watch their pastor too closely.
When you fail to take heed to your life and what is actually going on in your life, you begin to accept things that should have been rejected. Many preachers do not take heed to where their eyes travel and what their mind thinks during the course of the day. Then there is the accountability landscape that is a very difficult place to navigate. It’s when the help you need turns into a problem of manipulation and coercion. We are our brother’s keeper but we are not our brother’s Lord. The one thing that a brother needs is to be watched, but a brother also needs the compassionate confrontation that ministers grace and the Word unapologetically.
Psalm 119:9-10 says,
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your Word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wonder from Your commandments.”
Taking heed is not a Sunday morning service thing. Sunday is too late when you should have been taking heed during the week during weak moments. The dangers of falling into temptation are all around us and when we allow one sneak peak. One lapse of judgment in the smallest way, we open up a can of worms that can’t be returned.
Relapse happens in a small way and turns into a big mess.
Taking heed requires help. There are things that you cannot see that others readily see. Taking heed requires that you open up your life in measurable transparency. Taking heed requires that you have the ability to call someone when you need to. The minefield (mind field) of sexual immorality is not a small patch of ground. The field is too big and there are many trip wires along the way. The killing field is so vast and wide open that the fiery dart of the wicked one can pick you off easy.
The sniper’s nest is every where. If you are not taking heed to the Internet, the newspaper, the movies, anything can come at you and plant a thought in your mind. Before you know it, you are making preparation to sin. The very thing that you said you wouldn’t think of or do, you do it.
Taking heed requires not just deep prayer, but a deep Word to never violate your vow to keep yourself from sexual immorality.
Taking heed is work. Hard work. If you do not take heed, the devil will take advantage of your lack of vigilance and pick you off.
In the words of James Penn……“Is it worth it?”
What has the church become? A bunch of leaders that live hypocritical lives and filled with people that are as gullible as fish. How gullible are they?
Just say the magic words…..
Anointing, Power, Empowerment, Favor, Purpose, Destiny, Material Wealth.
And like a magnet pulling metal objects, they come running. Then you have people that never heard the voice of God before, claim a calling. The gift of gab is no qualification for ministry. Anyone can talk, but is there any demonstration of the Spirit and of power?
Just go to your conventions and meetings. Go to church and these things are lacking. What makes up for the lack of the presence of the Lord? Music. Music. And more music. That spiritual feeling is something that we have to have to make us or help us feel spiritual. But what is really going on? Have we reduced the work of the Holy Spirit to just feelings?
We go back to our private lives and nothing has really changed. We watch the same TV shows. We say the same things. We don’t talk about the Lord to others. We live just like…..the world we claim we desire to win to the Lord.
Except the world is not buying it.
They know we are hypocrites. They know we are a den of robbers. We come to the place where God is supposed to help us live better lives than before and all we are told is anointing, power, empowerment, favor, purpose, destiny, material wealth.
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Years ago, many disgruntled preachers decided to change the gospel message. After preaching for years for next to nothing. In an instant, the gospel of prosperity popped up. Many of God’s people started giving enormous amounts of money to preachers. Preachers would line up speaking engagements and conventions. It got over into excessive and frivolous activity that would make Paul’s bones cringe. Paul ministered many years with challenges beyond anyone’s imagination.
Yet, he did what he had to do.
Pay his own way, and the way of his entourage. Only one church thought of meeting Paul’s expenses. The Philippian church. Everyone else said, “You must be kidding!”
But did Paul complain? No. He made tents. Got paid for an honest day’s work (tent making), and preached the gospel anyway. After he was done, he got his boat tickets for him and his crew, and went to the next engagement.
Preacher predators only have one thing in mind as a predator. You gotta die because I gotta eat. Hence, you gotta give, so I can live.
Preachers these days, (me included) will never have an idea what it’s like to preach under Paul’s conditions. Many of us claim to be anointed and we know we aren’t, but if we could fool somebody, we eat, excuse me, feast tonight. Many will fuss and argue, and say that we need to pay pastors more. Let’s be reasonable about it. Not manipulative. So, the bulk of their messages will be about “tithes and offerings,” putting undue stress on the mother that is legitimately trying to feed her family. The father that is trying to make ends meet.
Why don’t the preacher learn to walk by faith and not by sight him or herself?
Seldom will you see preachers take their mink coat off and leave it with a homeless person.
We can’t help but also realize that million dollar mansions are not appropriate. Especially when you have people in your congregation that pay their tithes and offerings to your church, only to return to fight with the rat gnawing on the piece of wood that kept them up last night. Only to watch a family look into an empty refrigerator. Only to watch a family get out of the car to attend church; the car they slept in last night, and for the last three months because daddy lost his job.
We seldom hear messages about God changing our lives because the preacher doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers. If you start talking about things that really affect the way we live, the crowd will leave. When people leave, money goes with them. The big building you bought and built will not be paid for. Kiss your salary goodbye.
Then you make every effort to get out on the preacher circuit to preach your “A” message. Get a couple of thousand dollars in honorariums. Sell your books and CD’s. Pass out your email address and cards to other club members (prominent preachers), and you are set. Attend their conferences, or have a conference of your own and invite your club members. One hand washes the other. Rub my back, and I’ll be sure to rub yours.
Pay for my flight and hotel. What a life!
We read about stuff happening in our communities and we think nothing of it. It’s not like this every where. There are some ministers that live legitimate lives in the Lord and the house of worship is a genuine house of worship. There are pastors that care nothing about the club members of preachers.
However, many preachers have deep seated aspirations to make it like the others. To make their name known. To ride above the stars of heaven. Like a showman on The Ed Sullivan Stage.
We no longer cry out to God. We seldom work the Word in our own lives. Rarely are we moved by God to do His will. Chances are, we are just as filthy as the bones that lay in the cave of robbers. Hypocrites only look out for the bottom line. The outside of our garments must be pristine, but we all know that inside our cup bowl is last year’s meal. We wash the outside but the inside is full of bacteria, mold, and hints of what was last eaten when it was last cleaned.
We love to tell others how to live while we live what they are going through as far as sin is concerned. It’s very easy to tell others about their sins and our sins remain unchecked. As Paul said, “…disqualified.”
Oh, that’s 1 Corinthians 9:27.
The music minister looks at sister so and so. It’s that hook up time of month for these two. Pastor closes the door while he attends to some one on one counseling with a man, but that look in the man’s eyes was not right. And you know it. The First Lady is seen with another woman, but every one knows that this woman got some stuff because she’s looking mighty masculine, and smelling like Old Spice and Brut too.
You see, the church is no longer a place where the respect for the presence of God is foremost and preeminent. Where the fear of God is known. Where people carry this fear every where they go. The fear of the Lord is not just reverence, but it is also the ability to be very afraid to cross God. Used to be that you wouldn’t ever spit in front of the church. However, I will admit that back in the day, people did smoke outside the church. And that, while the pastor is preaching.
The Internet has a way of making church look perfect and neat but there is a lot of stuff going on behind the nip and tuck of ministry. Stuff that the Father sees every where. Granted, the church will never be perfect, but the perfecting Word is there to correct, instruct, rebuke, stir up, believers in the way of righteousness. This instruction is not just for Sunday morning but for the believer for the rest of their lives.
We forget that we only have a short time on earth and live like we are staying here forever. One person once said that the Bible is Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth. This is good but the instructions that were placed in the Word of God were given to us to help us live while we are on earth. When we get to heaven, and not all of man wants to go to heaven, the instructions learned is just a glimpse of the way heaven is all the time. That’s why Jesus prayed, “Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
When we live our lives like sinners, surely, it is not the will of God on earth.
The one way that you will know that you are not a hypocrite is Matthew 7:21-27 and James 1:22-25.
You cannot claim to be a disciple of Christ if you do opposite of what a disciple of Christ does. So, when you are a preacher and you teach the Word of God, make sure that you are living what you are teaching. It makes no sense trying to teach people what you haven’t been willing to learn yourself. If you’ve been touched by this, that means you still have a heart that desires all of God.
Your spirit, soul, and body was designed to be inhabited fully by God. Not so that you can be like the sorcerer in Acts 8, but to be effective as you are affected by the Word and presence of the Lord. People will know that you have been with the Lord when they see a change in your life, not by how well you can preach.
It’s a life well lived that makes the difference.
Lord knows that the world has had enough of watching the drama. It is time for the sons and daughters of God to manifest.
After all, all creation has been waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God.
They’ve had enough of hypocrites and the den of robbers.
The commercialization of December 25, the man made day of the birth of Christ, distracts from the real reason of the birth of Christ.
We all know that the actual birthday of Jesus is unknown. What we do know is that the birth of Jesus was necessary. Genesis 3:15 was the Lord God’s declaration to forever redeem man from his sins.
Those caught in the sin of sexual immorality know that the birth of Christ is indisputable. However, few will acknowledge the real purpose. The Lord God said, after Adam and Eve deliberately disobeyed the commandment, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
“And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.”
Another paraphrase says….“From now on you and the woman will be enemies, as will your offspring and hers. You will strike his heel, but he will crush your head.”
The phase…“He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel” is a judgment pronounced symbolically on the devil’s head.
But the crucifixion is the place where the devil would bruise Jesus’ heel. The seed and her Seed, is the hostilities that would take place between the spiritually dead and those that would accept Jesus as Lord and become righteous.
The clash of the unrighteous against the righteous is seen everyday with those trapped in the sin of sexual immorality, in particular, with LGBT. When the righteous seek to speak the truth in love, the righteous is called “bigots, intolerant, and discriminating.” The usage of these terms is an attempt to persuade the righteous to back off.
For what lies ahead for sinners in eternity, we choose not to neglect to warn every man.
Yet, they want to use the Christ of love to continue in the very sin He came to set us free from.
Jesus is not just a prophet or great teacher. John the Baptist announce Jesus when Jesus came to be baptized in the river of Jordan. “Behold. The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world.”
Jesus came from heaven to earth to die for your sins.
We do not hate anyone that is caught in sin. The objective of the child of God is to offer the love of Jesus that saved us, to set free the bound and heal broken in heart. To liberate and set the captives free. To bring hope to the hopeless, and power to the powerless. To never spew hatred towards anyone, including those trapped in the sin of homosexuality.
Our purpose is to offer true love and salvation from the power and guilt of sin. To deliver you from the power of satan to the power of God. To help you overcome sin and the shame connected with committing sexual immorality.
Even Jesus despised the shame of being mistreated to free you from the shame of sin.
The Bible also tells us that Jesus was “…tempted in all points like as we, yet He didn’t sin.”
You mean He was tempted to be a homosexual?
If the devil tempted Him in the wilderness for 40 days and if the Bible says that He was tempted in ALL POINTS, then He was tempted, but He didn’t yield to any sin.
LGBT. Just know that we love you. God loves you. We love you enough to tell you the truth in love and to help you to see the Savior and understand the real purpose of the birth of the Savior.
Since sin entered the world and death, women are constantly engaged in hostilities from the devil. From the sex trade, thanks to human trafficking, to acquiring STDs, pregnancies that end in abortion, to a husband’s infidelity, women have experienced many horrible things.
The enmity or hostilities are enormous but through it all, the Lord provided redemption and deliverance through the sacrificial offering of Jesus’ sinless blood. The Father provided His Son because He loved us. The Son was sent to rid the world of sin. The Father demonstrated His love in a way that no man could love a woman, nor could a woman love a man. Sex and all it’s “love” is no match for the true love of the Savior.
Man’s promises of fulfilling love always fall short but God’s love is eternal. God meant His love for you.
If you are looking for the promise of fulfillment and love in sex, you will not find it. Everything that you need is in Jesus.
Love, peace, affirmation, acceptance, value, worth, esteem.
Jesus was given as a gift to man, wrapped in swaddling clothes, but more importantly, wrapped in flesh with sinless blood to purchase men for God.
All of these things the Father gives as a gift to us, courtesy of the birth of Jesus.
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.”
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…”
“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.
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.
Well, the President “evolved” and by compulsion, he supports same sex marriage.
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.