Romans 2:16 (NKJV) “… in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.”
We all assume that our secrets are safe. That no one will find out what we’ve done in secret. It’s in the hidden places that we find safety and security. That no one really knows who we are and what we’ve done.
The false sense of security that many professed believers have is that if we sin, we could quickly ask the Lord for forgiveness and it’s like we’ve achieved a free pass to cross into darkness, and then cross back into getting right with God in less than a second.
But if we really look at it, we’re abusing the grace of God.
What is it like before God?
Before the Lord, it looks like we could slap Him in the face and not get slapped back. We plea the blood of Jesus before His judgment gets a good head of steam to smack us.
Paul mentioned this about those that take communion.
1 Corinthians 11:27-32 (NKJV)
“Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.”
How many times have I taken communion in an unworthy manner?
Thousands of times.
I remember the instruction of the Lord that was given to the man healed at the pool of Bethesda. The Lord Jesus instructed him, “Go, and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
Is it possible to sin no more?
Absolutely. We can stop sinning anytime we want. Well, look at it like this. To sin, you have to stop being righteous.
Porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation is a stronghold that need to be completely demolished.
Many people struggle with porn and masturbation because it’s an intense pleasure with instant gratification without involving yourself with a person. But look carefully at what the Lord Jesus said about the thoughts of adultery in the hearts of people.
Matthew 5:27-28 (NKJV)
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Matthew 15:18-20 (NKJV)
“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man…”
You see, what the heart does is that we look to do things in secret and then it manifests outwardly.
Remember what James 1:14-15 (NKJV) says?
“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.”
The place where we can’t see is where desire and enticement is conceived. It then takes us to the next level. It gives birth to sin. And deep inside, where it’s not seen, death takes place. A severance from life. But even worse.
The trap door of departure of this life. Go back to communion. One of the things that Paul said is that those that take communion. “Fall asleep.” This is the physical judgment of a sin not crucified or brought to the place of mortification.
Our secret lives will be brought out by Jesus and judged.
At the time of committing the sin, we’re not concerned about the Lord Jesus judging us. We’re concerned about fulfilling the desires of the flesh and mind. The pleasure it brings. But it’s a false pleasure. What we’ve done is that we’ve suppressed any sense of judgment because we’re looking forward to that pleasure of secret sexual sin.
But this happens all of the time.
After the climax, a sense of guilt hits us like a ton of bricks.
It’s our conscience informing us that we’ve sinned. No one escapes the conscience because the Lord placed this in us to let us know that we’ve sinned against Him. Just because you ignore it or even suppress it, doesn’t mean that it won’t tell on you.
1 John 3:20-22 (NKJV)
“For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”
“If our heart condemns us” is your conscience. The word science means knowledge.
Look at the etymological origin of the word.
“Middle English (also in the sense ‘inner thoughts or knowledge’): via Old French from Latin conscientia, from conscient- ‘being privy to’, from the verb conscire, from con- ‘with’ + scire ‘know’.”
So con (with) science (knowledge).
God placed this in you because you are with knowledge about right and wrong. As soon as you do something, your conscience will let you know whether it’s right or wrong.
So with porn and masturbation, you can argue to pursue it with some of the best arguments in the world, but your conscience will not agree with an argument that is wrong. Why? Because God created you with a conscience. Even if you didn’t know the Scriptures, the conscience will immediately inform you of what’s right or wrong.
Now Romans 3:20 we see that “…by the law is the knowledge of sin.”
But you already know that lying is wrong. You already know that murder is wrong. You already know that stealing is wrong. You already know that when you look at a man or woman with lust in your heart, it is wrong. You already know that when you’re hostile towards your father and mother, you’re wrong. You already know that when you’re on the witness stand and you bear false witness, you’re wrong. You know that when you use the name of the Lord in vain, you’re wrong. You already know that when you want what a person has and you’re willing to do anything wrong to take it, it’s wrong.
So it is with porn and masturbation.
The only reason why people watch porn is to pretend to have sex with that person or persons, to release sexual tension through masturbation.
You’re struggling with this because it’s so much apart of your life that everything revolves around it.
Everything suffers in order for you to achieve the pleasure with a false sense of impunity. You don’t think it will harm anyone because you’re doing it in secret to release sexual tension. But deep within you, your conscience is telling you that you’re wrong.
“Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.“
Could you honestly say that you have complete 100% confidence towards God?
To masturbate, you don’t need an image of another person. All you need is the ability to pretend to have sex.
2 Timothy 3:4-5 (NKJV)
“…lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
The world of fantasy is the world of being selfish.
It takes a complete willingness to do without this pleasure.
The Lord Jesus gives the solution. Radical amputation. Plucking out the eye(s), cutting off the hand(s) (see Matthew 5:29-30 and Hebrews 12:4). What are we willing to do to stop sinning sexually? To what lengths are we willing to avoid being cast into hell, soul and body?
When you have reached this place, porn and masturbation becomes a thing of the past because you don’t want to harbor secrets that the Lord will judge us for. We don’t want to assume that we’re saved and be found in hell because we were in sin all of the time.
Those that have a form of godliness are pretenders. Masquerading around as believers when all the time, we faked our way. Fooling others but never fooling the Lord.
Pretending ended for me when the Lord showed me the trap door. At anytime, I could have slipped through into hell because I loved sinning sexual sins in secret. Pretending to ask God for forgiveness but returning to sin again.
My request for forgiveness was a figment of my imagination. Pretending to be godly, but it was without power.
The trap door would have opened, I would have descended into hell, and I would have deserved it.
“The soul that sins it shall die.”
God doesn’t lie and He is deadly serious.
As Jesus was a young man, a few years before He reached the age of 30, Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem for the Feast. After the feast concluded, Jesus remained in the Temple with the scholars and scribes asking questions and also giving profound answers to difficult aspects about the Law.
Joseph and Mary determined that Jesus was missing and searched. Then they went back to Jerusalem.
They found Jesus in the Temple and no doubt wondered why Jesus had done what He did.
His profound answer.
“Can’t you see that I must be about My Father’s business.”
Mary kept this in her heart. Regarding Mary, she probably went back in time to remember what the angel Gabriel said.
For us in the NT, what would the business of the Father be to us?
The book of Matthew is the answer.
“All power has been given to Me in heaven and in earth. Go and make disciples of all nations. Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things I commanded you, and lo, I am with you, even to the end of the ages.”
This is the business of the Father. Make disciples and teaching them to observe all things He commanded them.
Evangelizing is a big part of the Father’s business but notice also that we are to teach them to observe all things that Jesus commanded His disciples. Therefore, Biblical discipleship is just as important so true disciples bring forth good fruit.
The entire NT is what Jesus wants us to observe because Jesus is the Word of God as stated in John 1:1.
Does this include the OT?
Absolutely because in the 4 gospels, we see Jesus refer to the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.
That’s why we have 66 Books. 39 Old, 27 New.
The Bible is the Book we must choose to live by because Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”
What separates the false believers from the true believers is in how well we live by the Word of God.
James 1:22 tells us, “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
Many professed believers just hear the Word but never do the Word.
The number one reason why some carnal believers struggle with doing the things the Lord Jesus commanded is because of a love for sin our lives.
The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone that says to Me ‘Lord Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven. In that day they shall say to Me, ‘Have we not prophesied in your Name, cast out devils in your Name, and did many wonders in Your Name. Then I will say to them ‘Depart from Me, you that practice lawlessness.”
Doing the Father’s business is not doing works in His name to get saved, or to appease some godless feeling while practicing lawlessness. When it comes to living a carnal life, it’s about being so self deceived that we indulge in sin and righteousness at the same time.
2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (NKJV)
“Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?
And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.”
Carnal believers want to participate in both worlds and this can’t be. The world and being in Christ is not the Father’s business.
My life wanted to indulge in sexual immorality and righteousness at the same time, but it’s inconsistent and incompatible with true Biblical Christian living.
I couldn’t be clean and dirty at the same time.
I had to be one or the other. Then I had to look at what was getting into my life that would start the process of searching for sin.
Then get “clean enough” to preach to sinners and true believers.
Then start the habit, pattern, and cycle all over again.
The parable of the sower is a locator. It will tell you where you’re standing with God.
Those on the wayside are the ones that hear the Word and the devil comes immediately and takes the seed.
Those on stony ground are the ones that hear the Word, receive the Word with joy, and the Word doesn’t penetrate, it has no root, and they stay with the Word for a little while, then temptation comes, and they fall away.
Then there’s the ones on thorny ground that are choking the Word with cares, riches, and pleasures of this life, and become unfruitful.
Then there’s those that are on good ground that hear the Word, and receive the Word, and produce fruit. Some thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold with patience and persecution.
This parable will reveal where you are and who you represent.
Are you tares among wheat? Are you false among the true? Are you serious or are you playing? Genuine or fake. True or false. Real or a hypocrite?
This reveals whether you’re about your Heavenly Father’s business, or the devil’s business.
At any time before the casket closes, you can transition from the pretender to the actual true believer, observing all things the Lord commanded.
IF you’re playing, you’re one decision away from making the greatest decision of your life.
To be a true believer.
The Lord Jesus told the man that He healed at the pool of Bethesda and the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 5, and 8.
“Sin no more. Lest a worst thing come upon you.”
“Neither do I condemn you. Go. And sin no more.”
Do Christians sin? Make no mistake about it. But it brings into question whether you’ve been born of God. Because 1 John 3:9 said “Whoever is born of God cannot sin.”
In 1 John 2:1-6 (NKJV) “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”
What are signs of the abuse of this Scripture?
When you deliberately intend to sin against God, knowing full well that sin is lawlessness.
The practice of lawlessness is the lifestyle of a sinner. Are we allowed to indulge in what we used to practice?
2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things become new.”
Romans 6:1-2 says, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it?”
In other words, you’ve reached a point in your relationship with the Lord that you want to please Him more than yourself. Paul said in Ephesians 4:27, “…give no place to the devil.”
This means that 1 John 3:8 is a reality.
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifest that He destroy the works of the devil.”
It’s when we’ve learned that sin only leads to one place. Death.
If we believe that the Word is the absolute Word of God and is final authority, we employ everything to fight the very thing that God hates. Sin.
We do what Hebrews 12:4 says. “You have not resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
What does this mean?
What RADICAL THING (“radical amputation”), are you willing to do to stop yourself from sinning? Please do not commit suicide. That’s self murder.
You have not cut the part of you that commits sin, to stop sinning.
This ties in with Matthew 5:27-30.
This isn’t accomplished without God’s grace, and you can’t do it alone. The work of grace helps you to “abstain from all forms of evil.“
Cutting off the TV, discontinuing subscriptions like HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Directv Playboy Hustler Channels, Sex Chat Rooms on FB, Instagram, or other social media entry points. What radical thing are you willing to do to abstain from all forms of evil?
Ephesians 2:8-10 (NKJV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
We’re saved by grace through faith. Doing the Father’s business or His works comes as a result of being born again, not to get born again.
The Holy Spirit will give you help to escape the temptation (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).
And when you enter trials and testings, count it all joy (see James 1:2-7), and go to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (see Hebrews 4:16).
Every believer struggles in their flesh to subdue the passions, sinful desires, and cravings of sexual wickedness. However, if we play with this, one day, we’ll give an account of it before the Lord.
When the fear of the Lord is absent, it’s very easy to sin, but sin always comes with a penalty.
“Everyone is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires, and enticed. And when lust is conceived, it brings forth sin, and sin when it is finished, brings forth death.”
Lust is more powerful than pornography?
James 1:14-16 (NKJV Strong’s) “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. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.”
Pornography is an accelerant. It’s just a tool to tempt you to fulfill the lust in your mind and flesh.
Romans 13:13-14 (NKJV Strong’s) “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Ephesians 2:1-3 (NKJV Strong’s) “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.”
Lust originates in the mind and fulfilled in the flesh.
Matthew 15:18-19 (NKJV Strong’s) “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
Making provision is no different than Dr. Carnes’ addiction cycle.
3. Acting out.
It’s in the heart and mind of man where arousal begins.
Mental sexual arousal then searches out.
Whether it would be walking in the grocery store, movies, TV shows, the Internet, Walmart, Shopping Malls, beaches, the subway, riding around in your car, in church services, and other places.
Anything that looks beautiful to a lust hearted man, or any man that turns their head to look at you.
The venue doesn’t matter.
It’s the heart of men and women where the search for sexual fulfillment begins.
Pornography is an accelerant.
It’s the place where, in secret, and all alone, a male or a female uses sex tools or other fetishes to sexually satisfy themselves in masturbation.
The screen where the images become a tool to reach orgasm is idolatry.
These victims are Secret Sexual Sins victims.
Used over and over again in a vain attempt to feel loved, or sexually fulfilled or both.
Last count, there’s well over 289 million Internet porn sites, and growing.
Our iPhones and other devices is the place where men and women view porn or hook up for a sexual encounter. Texting locations such as homes, hotels, motels, and other places to rendezvous for sexual immorality.
Then there’s the criminal element in prostitution/human trafficking for the sex trade. There’s been an unending quest to engage in sexual immorality.
Professed believers are caught in the middle.
Some have given in to this world to attempt to feel sexually satisfied or loved.
There’s no satisfaction in sin.
But the rewards are never received.
Sin never rewards.
Romans 6:23 says “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
When self sex (masturbation) is fulfilled, the conviction of sin hits the heart.
Arriving back at the bottom of the sexual addiction cycle, remorse, not repentance, sets in.
After recovering from the conviction of sin through remorse, the mind and body experiences a reset. The sexual urges and impulses return. The cycle starts all over again. We’ve learned how to suppress the conviction. We’ve learned how to overcome the voice of the Holy Spirit to seek the Lord in the time of temptation.
But people and even professed believers don’t care.
We walk into Walmart, the Mall, the movie place, and the look of and for lust returns. Or the wardrobe to turn heads is put on.
We rush right by the Holy Spirit to chase after a fantasy that will never be fulfilled. We go back to that image or that feeling of feeling loved, and start the process all over again.
All the while, we deliberately suppress the Word that the Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and minds.
“Come to Me all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me. For I am meek and lowly in heart. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”
There’s only one purpose of pornography.
To engage in Secret Sex with that person or persons (whether homosexual, bisexual, or monogamous sex) on the screen in the fulfillment of self pleasure (masturbation), without dealing with the person in a relationship in marriage.
All in a pursuit to fulfill lust or to be loved, or both.
But what is it that males and females are really after?
John 4:1-42, in particular, verse 24, gives us all the answer.
You could ready the story from Christian Post here
Years ago, when the Lord delivered me from pornography, I came across many sites to help me understand my former addiction.
I came across a different article called The Seamless Fabric, parts of which could be read here
Somewhere in my blog, the full article is available.
Drugs is connected to sexual immorality.
In many of my blogs, I’ve shared how porn stars/prostitutes would use drugs and alcohol to help them cope with the on-going sex acts, or the next shooting scene.
The women would be raped or knew that they would be severely sexually abused and they needed to place their mind in “suspended animation” to get through the utter humiliation.
Craig Gross, according to this article reported in the Christian Post, demonstrated that other forms of addiction and justifying it with the use of medical marijuana, is cool.
Cigarette smoking is the gateway to the drug culture. We all know this.
But what’s disappointing is when we offer deliverance from pornography and support the use of drugs, seamlessly connected to porn, to be a part of a person’s worship, it’s sad.
XXXChurch does fall under the guise of Catholicism.
That’s one thing I’ve noticed.
It’s clear that when there’s a clear confusion and massive conflict of theology, sooner or later, the underlying things come to the surface.
My point is not to blast Craig Gross, but to help expose underlying issues.
Complete deliverance is what we need.
Not excuses and extra Biblical justification that clearly conflicts with the harmony of Scripture.
Such as…………God made weed so since He made weed, we can smoke it.
God may have put the plant in the earth, but man, in his fallen condition, extract it from the ground to abuse (abnormally use) the element.
God didn’t roll the joint and handed it to you.
Just because marijuana, heroin, meth, cocaine, and other drugs are found in the earth, these elements, when used improperly, in the hands of mixed up, sinful man, is deadly, addictive, and dangerous.
Chemical dependence is just another chain to keep man bound.
To worship the Lord declares that you’re no longer dependent upon yourself to make you happy. To worship the Lord means that you’re a “living sacrifice.”
Like Paul said, “I die daily.”
The Lord Jesus said “If any man desires to follow Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
IF you can’t sacrifice marijuana or any addiction, it will inevitably sacrifice you.
Your body is offered as a living sacrifice that you may “…prove what is that good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.”
John 4:24 means what it says.
John 4:24 (NKJV Strong’s) “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
We don’t use natural means (dope) to enhance communing with the Lord.
Some will argue that we use musical instruments.
Can an instrument, by itself, enhance worship?
It takes a person, skilled in music, to be used by the Holy Spirit, to play or sing skillfully.
It’s called Divine Inspiration.
Therefore, the HOLY Spirit will not inspire a person to use a substance, known to impair a person’s judgment, to enhance a person’s worship of the Lord.
Such inspiration is DEMONIC INSPIRATION.
God doesn’t authorize the use of drugs to worship Him.
He uses us as He pleases without controlled substances.
In the book of 1st Samuel, we see the sons of Aaron misuse the Altar of Incense.
We don’t speculate what they’ve done.
However, we see that any misuse of the OT temple artifacts can be costly.
Nadab and Abihu decided to abuse the temple and it cost them their lives.
We are in the NT and we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 3:17 still stands.
The absurdity of smoking dope to enhance a person’s worship of God is an open invitation to keep many seeking deliverance from porn to remain trapped in marijuana, or other forms of drugs and alcohol.
The Christian Post article could be read here
Make no mistake about it. If you ask most professed Christians whether they want sin and Jesus at the same time, the answer would shock many of us.
But it shouldn’t because all we need to do is check the way we’re living.
We want sexual sins and we want righteousness.
We want homosexuality and we want God to accept our choice to keep sin.
We want adultery and we want to keep Jesus.
We want fornication and we want to keep Jesus.
We want bisexuality and we want to keep Jesus.
We want sex with animals and we want Jesus.
We want porn and masturbation and we want Jesus.
We pretend that we could be saved from sin but our actions show that some of us aren’t as saved as we claim to be.
Christian music or a “worship” experience can have a “positive” affect but when temptation comes, that “religious” feeling goes away and we find ourselves yielding to sin without putting up a fight to stop ourselves.
The very thing we’ve “repented” of invites us to be controlled by it.
The Lord confronted me and said “You’ve never repented.” “You don’t repent and then change your mind about repentance.”
Repent means to change your mind.
You don’t change your mind and then change your mind back.
The devil never hits you and I with truth. God hits you and I with truth and awaits our response. satan keeps the lies going and when we want to give ourselves an excuse to violate God’s Word and be lawless, we close our eyes, become blind and deaf, ignore or deliberately suppress the truth, and yield to sexual sins.
Paul mentioned that apostasy would take place in the last days, and then the “Day” of the Lord would come (see 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3.
It’s a deliberate renunciation of the Lordship of Jesus and the sovereignty of His Word, and completely surrender to the sin that easily beset us.
Some of us have gotten to the place where we’ve declared ourselves hopeless, and completely allow ourselves to come under the power of sin. We deceive ourselves, we’ve convinced ourselves that we’re no longer redeemable, condemning ourselves to the prison house of bondage to sin.
We give ourselves over to our urges and impulses with lascivious (absence of restraint and discipline) living.
We beat ourselves and then we reward ourselves with the pleasures of sin.
In every denomination, people are abandoning the true teaching of the Lord because of a thirst for sin. The believers watch too much of the world, allow the seed of the world to enter their hearts, and allow their sinful reasoning to overwhelm them.
When we watch too much of the world, it’s a matter of time before we become so consumed in our minds with the affairs of this life.
People are walking away from Jesus.
We’re not talking about people outside the assembly of the righteous.
We’re talking about people that were once overwhelmed with the love of the Lord. Overwhelmed with Jesus in their lives. Overwhelmed with living for God. Slowly, they drift away. Sometimes family and friends are used by the enemy to slowly suggest alternatives to the Word. To get them to “excuse” their sin.
Little by little, we find ourselves agreeing with what they do against the Lord, and we find ourselves compromising, capitulating, and surrendering to the madness within their fallen minds.
And that’s what satan was waiting for.
We give in because we either don’t want to fight, or we grow weary of fighting our mind and flesh.
This is what we’re seeing in many denominations and non denominations.
We quickly give in to our urges and desires to satisfy the flesh.
Not realizing that many people within and without the assemblies of the righteous, are flowing in that direction of apostasy.
There’s a difference between struggling with sin and calling it quits with the Lord, however, when we habitually fall into sin, it’s just a matter of time before we find ourselves on the brink of making a decision to walk away from the Lord for good.
Hebrews 6:4-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.”
These are consistent end time signs.
People are permanently walking away from the Lord.
It’s been reported that 20% of people in the last 2 decades have ceased coming to a local assembly. To put it in perspective, just because a person goes to a local assembly, it doesn’t mean that they know the Lord.
So going to a local assembly is a poor indicator of kingdom growth.
In that same statistic, more people in the Catholic religion leave their Catholic assemblies than people that attend true protestant assemblies.
But again, we should take this with a grain of salt because we don’t know where people stand in the Lord, whether saved or unsaved.
Those that commit apostasy will never be allowed to come back according to Hebrews 6:4-6.
Salvation was never meant to be a revolving door.
You can’t play for two teams. You can’t deal for satan and deal for God.
Pick which way you want to go.
We need to make up our minds to never put our hand to the plow and look back.
We need to not look back as Lot’s wife, and turn into a pillar of salt.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says….“That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which it may be said,
“See, this is new”?
It has already been in ancient times before us.”
Many of you were surprised when they came out with this but anyone that has followed this alarming trend knew that it would be a matter of time.
Its purpose is so that one person cannot tell the difference of gender between another. So confused, a person will engage in sex with another person regardless of their assigned gender.
That’s the whole point.
Sexual immorality in a confused state of mind.
The deliberate engagement of sex outside marriage is just another form of perversion to keep men and women trapped in the lust of their flesh and mind.
And they will fight to keep their sin. As long as their emotional attachment to sin is alive, they will do everything to fight truth.
As Paul said in Romans 1:18….“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…”
The reason why they suppress the truth is because according to Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:4, the “god of this world has blinded the minds of those that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel which is the image of Christ should shine unto them.”
The “god” of this world is no other than satan himself.
People could be so blinded that they will argue and fight to get you to accept a man as a woman. They will pass laws and decrees to force you to accept their surgically altered gender. And if you resist, heavy penalties, including possibly jail sentences may be imposed.
It will not be enough to go to Civil Court to sue a person that is against transgenderism. They will seek to take everything away from you, including your money and freedom. But we know that they will look to impose the death penalty to impose such a fear on you that you would capitulate and surrender to their will.
Sounds like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, doesn’t it?
The fear of death would make some walk away from Christ, saving their necks. But we cannot deny Christ because Christ will deny us if we do.
Jesus said in Matthew 10:32-33 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.”
1 John 5:19 says “…We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”
This sway is the evil influence seeking to trap every human being willing to stay in sin and accept sin as the only way to go. To go against the trend of sin and its acceptance of transgenderism will bring great wrath upon those that preach deliverance in Jesus’ name.
Paul also said in Ephesians 4:17-19 that “…This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”
We’ve seen transgender males surgically altered, transforming themselves into women. But one thing is interesting.
Surgical alterations, hormonal and testosterone injections NEVER altered their DNA or their male or female biological cells.
Things folks never tell you about for fear of the truth.
A female MMA fighter took on a transgender male and said after being beat that she never felt so “overpowered” before, or words to that effect.
A male transgender easily beat a field of women in a running race.
Bruce Jenner won the ESPY award.
At the place where they held the awards, everyone in that audience were looking at a surgically altered male but Bruce was a dead giveaway when he began to speak.
In California and NY, they’re getting laws passed to criminalize anyone that mispronounce the gender of a surgically altered transgender.
In other twist, the push to allow genderless to become legal is making huge waves.
Jesus spoke of the days of Noah and Lot in Matthew 24:36 and Luke 17:26.
In these two periods of time, the hearts of men and women were so dark that the Lord brought judgment upon them.
One by way of a flood, killing the entire population except 8, and the other by way of fire and brimstone, destroying those cities with the exception of 3 persons.
Their sins brought upon them the sore displeasure of Almighty God.
We’re headed in the same direction.
But before this happens, the gospel must be preached throughout all the world, and then the end will come.
So in understand the times that we’re living in, we can see that the culmination of all things is at hand. God is merciful and has longsuffering beyond imagination. He desires “all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.”
At the same time, satan is looking to trap more men and women in delusional perversion to fill hell with sinners.
With the deceptive, depraved acts of homosexuality, transgenderism, and all sorts of perversion operating in broad daylight, the true believers must put on the armor of light, discern the times that we’re in, and stay close to the Lord.
We must constantly warn the wicked and the backslider.
We must teach and live righteous lives before the Lord.
It’s just a matter of time before the Lord comes.
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There is a series called Conquer Series that is out to help men get delivered from porn.
The enemy is in fear of any man breaking free of the strongest stronghold in human history.
Sexual addiction to himself.
“Lovers of themselves..without self control…pleasures rather than lovers of God” as Paul said in 2 Timothy 3.
As I have stated, no one watches porn and never act out sexually in masturbation, adultery, prostitutes, homosexuality, or bisexuality, or bestiality.
Porn is “just the fuel or accelerant” to add to the fire of lust.
It’s not the porn that is the culprit behind your entrapment.
It’s your lust and the means to fulfill that lust by acting out sexually in the world of sexual fantasy.
You have to die.
Paul said in Colossians 3:5 that we must “mortify” or put to death our members. It is the crucified with Christ life.
Jesus said that if we desire to follow Him, we must…
1. DENY OURSELF. (Deprive yourself of power to live in sin).
2. TAKE UP OUR CROSS. (Prepare to put yourself down like putting down an animal).
3. FOLLOW HIM. (All the way, or no way at all).
If you refuse to deny yourself, you will refuse to take up your cross to die upon it, and therefore, you are disqualified by default from follow Him.
The pandemic of porn is effecting men at a much higher rate than 68% because of men that will not admit to sexual addiction. Why? The pleasure for some men and women is too much for them to give up.
But nothing is outside of the power of God to deliver anyone from Secret Sexual Sins (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).
One of the very things that men will be cast into the lake which burns with fire and brimstone for is “sexual immorality.” (see Revelation 21:8).
For so long you have thought that you wouldn’t be judged.
By God’s grace, you were given space to repent. The clock is ticking and God knows already what you have decided to do. Some of you, sadly, will not make it because your love for lust was greater than your love for God.
This is not hopelessness. Hopelessness is a selfish determination of a man or woman that refuses to escape a burning building when they had the chance. Do not yield to hopelessness. Yield to escape no matter what. Get to the place where you must do what you have to do to escape (see Hebrews 12:4).
No one is to blame but the man or woman that refuses to escape when he or she had the chance. The time for accepting responsibility and be accountable begins when you run out of the burning building, never to return.
Billions have missed the chance and are in hell awaiting the fate of fallen men.
It’s a fact.
Jesus said many will be on the road to destruction according to Matthew 7:13-14, but you do not have to be on that road. This will not be incentive enough for many men because of John 3:17-36. The love for sin and darkness outweighs the love for God and light.
But it doesn’t have to be this way for you.
It doesn’t have to end in the pit of fire for failure to kill lust in your heart, mind, and body.
One moment of sinful sexual pleasure is not worth an eternity in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
At this stage of the game, we need every person that has kept themselves from Secret Sexual Sins and those that “escaped the corruption of the world through lust” to rescue as many men and women as possible before it is too late.
Whether Jesus comes or your death, whichever comes first.
Do what you got to do to escape before it is too late, or you will be numbered with the transgressors.
The trailer of Conquer Series is one of many rescue tools used by the Holy Spirit to pull men and women from the flame. It can be observed here.
“Finally, Zika reminds us that over and over nature is a formidable enemy,” he said. “We wish we knew more we wish we could do more. We know this is anxiety provoking for pregnant women and their families.”
Notice the phrase “nature is a formidable enemy.”
This is a direct source reporting on the new epidemic that is transmitted sexually.
While nature plays a role in infecting certain people around the world, we see that it cannot stop humans from engaging in illegal sex called adultery and fornication.
Now we are reminded that this disease can affect married couples that never engaged in illegal sex.
So what’s the point?
The point is simple. We know that people engage in homosexuality, bisexuality, fornication and adultery.
It’s a reminder that we need to abstain from sin.
It is also a reminder that these are the last days as the Lord Jesus told us.
Matthew 24:7-8 “For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
Note Strong’s Concordance definition of the word “pestilence.”
g3061. λοιμός loimos; of uncertain affinity; a plague (literally, the disease, or figuratively, a pest):— pestilence (- t).
AV (3)- pestilence 2, pestilent 1;
pestilence a pestilent fellow, pest, plague
So if there is any question about the last days, look no further. Many more may be headed this way but it is a sign of the end times before the coming of the Lord.
As a note, earthquakes have occurred in Oklahoma on a regular basis. Japan has had an eruption recently. Nations are rising against nations. Just look at the on going battle in Syria, Ukraine, Iraq, and other places. Famine is still an issue around the world.
Jesus said that “All these are the beginning of sorrows.”
The additional definition of sorrows is as follows……“the pain of childbirth, travail pain, birth pangs intolerable anguish, in reference to the dire calamities precede the advent of the Messiah.”
Like a woman that is about to give birth, these signs are upon us. Whether they are occurring rapidly or with varying intensity, it really doesn’t matter. What matters is that it is happening just like the Lord said.
That’s what we should be paying attention to. Unmistakeable, undeniable signs that point to the coming of the Lord.
So if you are still caught in the web of illegal sexual activity, Revelation 21:8, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Hebrews 13:4, and Matthew 15:18-19 is looking at all those that run the stop sign of God’s Word.
This was posted on my FB timeline.
There was a man in a certain country that solicited the services of a prostitute. It would be his last sex sin. The paramedics had to place his dead corpse on a gurney with the living prostitute on top.
Evidently, his penis enlarged itself in her vagina and possibly rigor mortis set in where she couldn’t disconnect from intercourse. Or possibly, the man took viagra and blood settle in his penis, who knows?
But according to Proverbs 7, the prostitute, as an immoral woman, is the staircase, descending into the “chambers of death.”
Chambers is defined as an “apartment.”
This is where we get “prison cells” from.
This man committed adultery or fornication, died in bed, and went directly to his eternal “prison cell.”
Such a story resonates. But people will not listen. They will continue to seek pleasures rather than seeking God.
The Zika Virus story could be read here.
The dead elderly man still sexually attached story could be read here.
Brothers, watch where your eyes travel. Too much flesh on DailyMail.
Since exposing his pornography habits on Oprah a few years ago, we see that a “gospel artist” will do anything to make themselves bigger than life.
We all thought that Kirk was doing a good thing in revealing to the world that he had a pornography habit.
A bad mistake.
As Paul said about taking personal issues before the world to be judged, the principle is to be applied. We can’t lay before the world our issues because the world has no moral standard to judge a child of God by. And the world has no power to help a person who may be a sex addict to be delivered.
As one person puts it in Dr. Michael Brown’s book “A Queer Thing Happened To America,” “they are trying to get God delivered.”
The world, by way of the devil, is trying to convert God and the holy saints of God.
As I have stated, no one watches porn and not act out in masturbation, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, or bisexuality.
It’s no reason not to believe that Kirk Franklin has involvement in masturbation; masturbation is considered by some to be the beginning stages of homosexuality. And if my memory serves correct, I don’t think Kirk mentioned anything about masturbation when he revealed his porn habits to Oprah.
I could be wrong.
Plausible as well as controversial as this later statement is, we all know that in porn movies and instruction videos on masturbation, it is the last and most difficult habit to break. That’s why men and women who practice masturbation will reason, wrestle, and fight anyone to keep this Secret Sexual Sin at all costs.
If you love masturbation more than the Lord, your relationship with Jesus is questionable at best. To love anything more than the Lord is an indictment on your holiness. Having a form of godliness but denying its power (see 2 Timothy 3:5).
In fact, if you are bound to masturbation, that is, you can’t stop it, you are a slave to your lust to fulfill the desires of the flesh through solo sex (see John 8:32-36 and Romans 6:15-23).
The demons behind porn are some of the strongest ever. Sexual immorality is the one thing that few escape from. Obviously, the highest levels of demon power are operating in the sin of homosexuality and the abortion industry as far as child sacrifice is concerned.
The strongholds of this nature that are permitted to be built in the lives of people affects families, churches (rogue and righteous), communities, politics, and the economy.
We all know that when you go against homosexuality, you are going to a fight that may cost you.
Every time we see a gospel artist come out in favor of homosexuality and make the righteous church out to be the bad guy, we know that this play in the devil’s playbook came from satan himself from the Garden.
Kirk is not the first to claim to speak for the righteous church about “apologizing” to homosexuals. Granted, name calling is beneath a true child of God, but those that stand for righteousness according to the Scriptures have nothing to apologize for.
The name calling comes from intolerant of righteousness, sinful, disgusting practitioners of homosexuality to deflect the truth about their indefensible sin.
It would be in the Garden that the devil makes God out to be the bad guy and the devil out to be the good guy.
The people that do not know their Bibles will fall for this from Kirk because they are sympathetic to the sins of this world than they are to being obedient to God.
There is a reason behind their thinking.
Compulsive masturbation, if Kirk hasn’t brought it to a stop.
The love of sexual sin.
And then, there is Carlton Pearson who came to the rescue of Kirk Franklin.
There are a lot of professed believers that still do not believe that Carlton went off the deep end. In fact, many people believe that Carlton can still repent and come to the Lord.
The Scriptures on false teachers and prophets are clear.
That’s why I walk away from folk because where God is closed minded in the Scriptures regarding false teachers and prophets, we too must be closed minded. We can’t be like David who fasted and prayed all night long for a child, conceived by adultery and murder, to live when God already closed His mind about it.
When it comes to false teachers and prophets, 2 Peter 2, Jude, and when Jesus said about the Pharisees being blind and to leave them alone, we too must do the same.
Hebrews 6:4-8 “For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame. For the earth which drinks in the rain that often comes upon it, and bears herbs useful for those by whom it is cultivated, receives blessing from God; but if it bears thorns and briers, it is rejected and near to being cursed, whose end is to be burned.”
Leave them alone in the sense that they made a decision to walk away from the Lord. When they come out with their statements, we need to attack it and bring the correct Scriptures to bear on what they say.
Have you ever noticed that none of them bring the correct teachings of the Scriptures to bear with their statements? It’s all said on their reputation because they, over time, became believable to certain people according to Proverbs 14:15.
Men and women who have a following can’t say anything wrong. And if you dare bring the correct Scripture and apply it to what they have said, you are “touching God’s anointed.” You are putting your “mouth on the man of Gawd.”
Folks that are gullible for this stuff are the worst offenders of the Scriptures. If they would make the time to understand that God is against homosexuality, and all sexual sin, there wouldn’t be a problem.
But because people are caught in sin, they will use the very Scriptures that denounce sin to announce sin……is all right. We make all sorts of excuses when we see men and women fall into sin.
Have you noticed that when a pastor is caught in sexual sin and is disgraced, the mistress is never mentioned?
Because a woman can do no wrong and she is just a victim.
What a lie from the devil.
Notice that the writer of Hebrews said, “it is impossible…”
That’s the closed mindedness of God.
No prayer can overcome what God declares to be impossible.
But didn’t God say that “with God all things are possible.”
When it comes to asking the Lord in accordance with His will according to 1 John 5:14-15.
This is not about prayer and seeking God about supplication and requests.
This is about apostates that turn their backs on God deliberately.
It is “impossible.”
Carlton Pearson is an apostate.
Regarding Kirk Franklin, James 4:4 is applicable here. When you are an enemy of God, you are against the Scriptures. When you are against the Scriptures, you are against the God who gave the Scriptures. When you are against the God that gave the Scriptures, you have no chair to sit in when the music stops. And even if the music is playing and you got a chance, it’s a false sense of security.
So let us not kid ourselves.
These are the last of the last days and more demarcation is taking place.
A clear indication that when people take the side of the world, the devil is about to take anyone with him to hell that is willing to accept the lie over the truth.
It’s time to move away from personality worship and get as close to the Word of God and God and endure to the end to be saved.
The deception will continue and strong delusion sent by God is in the atmosphere. To see who really wants God or foolishness.
By the way. What was it that we’ve known all along?
That sexual immorality in the lives of “gospel artists” is still a stronghold and that people that pretend to know the Lord are imposters.
The article from EXMinistries regarding Carlton Pearson and Kirk Franklin could be read here.
It’s part of the evil menu of satanic temptation.
Women that look to lure a holy man of God into the bedroom or hotel room which ultimately leads both of them down the steps into hell.
Many women feel that they are the victim all of the time. It is true that lusting pastors look to take advantage of an emotionally damaged woman but when you look at the other side of the situation, in her vulnerability, she will fall into temptation just as easily as a lust filled pastor.
While many will argue about it, it is clear that satan always look to use someone to trip up a pastor.
Especially holy men of God that is disciplined in the Word and the Lord.
And satan will use a perverted pastor to trip up a holy woman of God. This is a two way street.
What’s also lurking in the house of worship are homosexual plants. They too are on the lookout for lust filled same sex with people in leadership.
Sexual immorality is a critical sign of the last days. As Secret and Overt Sexual Sins increase in the world, where there is no discipline in the pastor and in people in the church, we will watch these things intensify. That’s why the pastor must take heed before they find themselves overwhelmed with sin.
It’s not worth going to hell over.
Being that this is the most prevalent sexual sin in the church that gets immediate attention, that is, seductive women coming into the church to take out a pastor or a pastor luring unstable emotional women, we see that we must institute absolute disciple to escape the corruption.
A male pastor, whether married or single, must enforce a strict discipline upon himself. We cannot stop women from coming to church, dressed provocatively. In most cases, we can’t prevent them from sitting in certain high visible places where there is a clear line of sight. We can’t prevent most after service contact or interaction between pastors and women.
Every male pastor is different. Some pastors allow themselves to be available to females for counseling and other forms of interaction. Some pastors interact with females after service during “meet and greets.” These seemingly innocent interactions are also potential seed planting grounds where “attraction and enticement” unsuspectingly takes its course.
If there is no caution, prevention, or discipline, it’s just a matter of time before innocent contact turns into deliberate sexual immorality.
But interaction and professional contact could be maintained.
Two elements must be discussed.
- Attraction to power.
- Attraction to beauty.
In many church services, the preacher is the main event. Sadly, his personality and emotional energy is an attraction to women. At the same time, some, not all women, preconceive in their minds what to wear to attract a pastor with her beauty.
A few years ago, I was attending a service and after the service, a young woman in a tight fitting, low cleavage, knee high dark blue dress walked up to a married elder in his church. He and I drove to his church that morning. I knew what this was. It was a set up. It doesn’t take much to see a trap walking.
How he handles his emotions after the service is the tale of the tape.
It is during these times that he is emotionally vulnerable. This is where he can forget that he just handled the Word of God. If he fails to maintain his holiness in the Lord, it is very easy to cross the line and engage in inappropriate behavior that leads to sexual sin.
The moments after the service is over is where he feels powerful. This is where the four “E’s” of ministry come into play.
It’s very easy to operate in the soul and transfer all that “power” into sexuality.
Male sexuality and male sexual drive is at its peak and if a man is not careful, it is not long before he will engage.
Let’s explain the four “E’s.”
When you have preached a message that is powerful, you feel that you are in an elite class or status. Top of the world, so to speak. This place of elitism is also called pride. It is there that women will applaud you or give you encouragement. Whether it is innocent or deliberate, you must guard your heart. This is not to put women down but it is meant to be on guard for the intent.
After receiving that “compliment” you feel empowered.
Like you are the most powerful man on earth.
Then you deceive your heart into thinking that you’re entitled to anything.
Then you operate in expediency – “(of an action) convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral:”
So when James 1:14-15 is in operation, it spells doom.
How do you avoid this?
It all depends upon you.
To what lengths are you willing to go to protect what God gave you?
Will you be Joseph or will you be Job? Will you be Ahab or will you be Samson? Or will you be like Jesus?
Joseph escaped but he was in the right place taking care of Pharaoh’s business but in close proximity to Pharaoh’s wife at the wrong time. Job said that he never lusted with his eyes in the 31st chapter. Ahab gave himself over to Jezebel, even though he was married to her. Samson had lust in his heart. Jesus had sexual disciple among women.
So how do you avoid deliberate feminine seduction?
If you are a single pastor and women approach you, if you have a trusted elderly woman in the house, ask her to deal with the younger women in church.
Notice Paul’s instruction to Titus in the second chapter of this epistle.
Titus 2:1-5 “But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience;
the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things — that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”
If the younger women insist that they see the male pastor, it is a signal that must not be ignored. Not every young woman is looking to “score” like men are looking to “score,” but it is best to err on the side of good judgment and as a male pastor, insist that she see an older woman for counseling.
Most pastors have female secretaries. This is where the most interaction gets very personal and close. And this is where the most trip ups occur. Depending upon the size of the church, the need for a secretary will vary but this is also the very place where more attention must be paid in terms of sexual discipline. Not every female secretary is looking to score. But when a lust filled pastor or secretary is vulnerable, they will attempt to take advantage.
It’s not always during church service that interaction is occurring. Seduction can happen during the week with staff people.
In closing, we need to pay more attention to our marriages if you are a married pastor. The enemy is looking to devour you and your family. It’s not just the pastor that the devil wants to destroy. The devil will destroy the mistress, the wife, and the kids. The devil is not satisfied until there is complete destruction. So be on your guard at all times.
If you are single, you need to pay attention to your surroundings and maintain your sanctification.
Otherwise, you are another sad story for others to read about.
1 Peter 5:8-9a “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith…”