“A judge overturned Missouri’s ban on same-sex marriage on Wednesday in a ruling that could add the state to a growing list of those were same-sex marriages are legal. St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison, who heard arguments on Sept. 29, determined the law is unconstitutional.”
More sin will envelope this country.
It’s judicial activism to declare that a ban on SSM is unconstitutional.
Thanks be to God that judges can’t overturn the Lord, and His Word.
Homosexuality is a sin. Just like adultery, fornication, lying, bisexuality, extortioners, drunkenness, sodomy, covetous, murderers, and mischievous revilers will not inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).
Earthly judges will be overturned by the Judge of all the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ.
As I have said before, this did not catch God by surprise.
John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
While sinners are pursuing destroying this nation with more sin, God is still stretching out His hand to man through His Son.
While man runs from God, while they have blood running warm in their veins, and while they have air in their lungs, unrepentant man has a chance to reconsider their wicked ways.
That’s why it is important for the true church to keep the faith in Christ. Preach the gospel to all the world, and pray that they would turn from sin before death seals their fate.
The course of this world is set by the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the sons of disobedience. Those that follow the ways of the wicked one must repent. Those that refuse to repent have been condemned already (see John 3:18-19). They can come out of their own condemnation when they come to the light of the glorious gospel.
As far as these judges are concerned, it is clear that sin is more important than righteousness.
Proverbs 18:5 says, “It is not good to show partiality to the wicked, or to overthrow the righteous in judgment.”
The ban of SSM was from the righteous. A judge overturns the will of the righteous in a show of partiality to the wicked.
“It is not good.”
Most people know that when unmarried couples engage in sex, the risks of STDs is there. With the sin of homosexuality, it’s common knowledge that STDs will happen. Nobody pays any attention to the the fact that sin brings forth death. As smart and intelligent as these judges are, it seems to all of us that no one is really concerned about the fact that the God of all the earth will pour out His judgment on sin.
And that consequential judgment comes when sin is committed.
God will not let the guilty go unpunished.
Judges that pervert the right ways of the Lord are not exempt.
Judges, out of all people, should know that when you are convicted of a crime, the punishment must be meted out.
These judges are doing the opposite.
They ignore the judgment that is to come in eternity so that people on earth could pursue sinful pleasure on earth.
Hence, the Judge of all the earth will now issue the punishment that men and women deserve for ignoring the Bible.
Judges are lawyers. So when they deal with law, they know what the law says. These lawyers spent thousands of dollars on learning the law. They are experts at crafting stories and asking questions to either smoke screen the truth or to get the truth.
There is no smoke screen with the Word of God.
The Bible said “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
They say that crime doesn’t pay.
The Bible says “The wages of sin is death…”
Sin’s wages is death.
“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, after this the judgment.”
Whether you are an agnostic or an atheist, even they believe death is coming. The thing that they deliberately ignore is the Judge of all the earth.
You can ignore God all you want, He is not going to go away. And the judgment is not going to go away either.
So if death is true on one hand, judgment is true on the other.
So the only way out of judgment is repentance. The only way to avoid judgment is to ask the Lord for forgiveness of sins. To be born again by the Holy Spirit.
More activist judges will declare bans of SSM unconstitutional. More states will permit SSM. Eventually, the US Constitution will legalize SSM. The church will continue to pray to the God of heaven and earth. The church will continue to be faithful to the Lord of all the earth. The people of the Lord will continue to be a shining light for people in darkness. As long as the Lord tarries, the people of God will be the preserving salt in the earth.
The heart of deceitful and desperately wicked men and women will insist of their evil ways, but as the Bible says, the Lord will come with ten thousands of His saints to execute judgment on the earth. That will be a terrible day because God is gracious to man but His grace has an end date.
“Behold now is acceptable time. Behold now is the day of salvation.”
“How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”
When the Lord sends His Son, it’s game over.
Alas, another pastor that love and possibly, worship sex more than loving God and maintaining the sanctity of his call to the ministry.
Like many of us, we ruin ourselves in secret before we are exposed. In a chapter in my book called Secret Sexual Sins, there is a chapter called, “Come Clean. Or Be Exposed!” This is what the Lord said to me before I repented.
There are many pastors that live secret lives. Let me reiterate a statistic. There are over 300,000 churches in the United States. 50% of pastors struggle with porn. That means 150,000 churches have pastors that are living in Secret Sexual Sins.
I was one of those pastors until December, 2008.
My friend, Pastor DL Foster posted about another pastor falling (courtesy of Charisma.com) because of Secret Sexual Sins.
You can read the article by clicking this link.
A few of us pastors agree. It is now a regular occurrence. It’s been 4 years since the Lord delivered me from porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation.
Why do I mention this?
Few articles really get to the nitty gritty of a pastor’s Secret Sexual Sins. Many of you are so stunned when you read of a married pastor, with children, committing adultery, but rarely do we discover the fuel of adultery. Rightfully so, Pastor Foster points out that the root cause is the undisciplined pastor’s heart, also known as the fruit of the Spirit, called “self control,” as the root cause of moral failure.
What goes undetected is the Secret Sexual Sins occurring in the life of a pastor. The discovery of adultery is just the exposure of a deeper problem that rarely is discussed.
Porn and masturbation in the life of a pastor.
The other two things that is not noted is the sexual immoral woman that the book of Proverbs speaks of, and the wife, and kids affected by this momentary laps of judgment.
We are to avoid the sexually immoral women like the plague. Now, not every woman is sexually immoral, but there are predator pastors that take advantage of emotionally unstable women in church.
Then again, there are women that strategically, and deliberately intend to use their femininity to secure the love of a pastor. Not to mention that there are Jezebels on assignment to sexually sacrifice their body for church power.
In Dr. Betty Price’s book “A Warning To Ministers, Their Wives, and Their Mistresses,” she warned of the constant battle in the local church of pastors seeking illicit sex from women in and outside the church. In her book, she pointed out that there are many women that intentionally hunt down pastors. Sitting in the front row to intentionally get the pastor’s attention, sexually, in no uncertain terms, is one of the main ploys of sexually immoral women. In one instance, Dr. Betty Price told of a story of a woman that went right into Dr. Fred Price’s office on pretense of receiving pastoral counseling, and straight up solicited him for sex. Because of Dr. Fred Price’s spiritual discipline, being strong in spirit, he resisted her temptations.
That’s why as a rule for me, I never counsel women, and I never counsel women alone. I’d rather lose them to another church and pastor than to risk any appearance of evil. Suit yourselves but I refuse to counsel women alone. Brothers, you are not that strong and you should never fool yourself.
Dr. Betty Price shared that those that successfully engage a weak willed pastor, were mesmerized by the “anointing” on a pastor’s life and Dr. Betty Price indicates that this is the one thing that attracts women to a pastor. After these women have sex with a single or married pastor that one time, that mesmerization departs.
They are no longer infatuated with that anointed man of God.
But as with all women, connection and then to disconnect, unless you are a harlot, is not that easy. Dr. Betty Price counseled several women, caught in the web of sexual sins to leave that preacher. And they do not. Churches are left with a house of harlots with the pastor as the head pimp.
In the book, “Betrayal Of Trust,” the introduction in the book speaks of a Brooklyn, NY pastor in Brooklyn Heights, in the late 1890’s was accused of adultery. The woman lost her husband and it’s been a she said he said kind of issue. After accusations when flying, and a church meeting, the church sided in with the pastor that nothing went on. They swept the issue under the rug. And this is the long standing policy of churches. That when someone is verifiably caught or if there is a hint of sexual immorality, the issue is swept under the rug. The pastor remains in the pulpit and everything is “hunky-dory.”
Getting back to the book, one of the most outstanding observations is that pastors that are caught in the act of adultery are either predators or wanderers.
A predator is one that sexually hunts for one woman after another. No different than a serial rapist. Then the wanderer is one that strays from his wife for a one night stand. But even as a wanderer, solicitation of multiple prostitutes is part of a wanderer until it enters sexual addiction level three where the criminal element heightens the orgasmic experience. That criminal element involves being a serial rapist to child porn, to child homosexuality.
But few look behind the scene and discover a pastor’s secret life of porn and masturbation.
In the above story by Charisma, it may be possible that Pastor Hunter may not have been involved in porn and masturbation. We do not have the facts regarding this. But we know that in most cases, acting out has a starting point. And it usually is porn and masturbation.
The Lord Jesus reveals Secret Sexual Sins when a man looks at a women to lust after her, that he committed adultery with her in his heart (see Matthew 5:27-28).
In Dr. Patrick Carnes’ cycle of addiction, it all begins with “thoughts or fantasies.” Then it goes to ritual. Then it goes to “acting out.” Then it goes to “remorse.”
I mentioned this because the top of sexual addiction begins with thoughts and fantasies. I will point out that not every one is sexually addicted.
Sexual addiction is the inability to control, manage, or stop yourself from sex or masturbation.
When you cannot stop looking at a woman sexually, it is lust and it is adultery. Job 31:1 says, “I have made covenant with my eyes, why would I look on a handmaiden?”
When a man cannot stop looking lustfully at a woman, this is where the core or root problem is (see James 1:14-15). The lack of discipline in this regard is 100% behind pastoral moral failure. It is indicative of a lack of intimacy in prayer with God. The late Dr. Ed Cole, the father of the modern day men’s movement with the Christian Men’s Network, said, “Prayer produces intimacy with God.”
E. M. Bounds said, “A prayerless pulpit begets a prayerless pew.”
Preachers can act out ministerial at the drop of a hat. You can’t fool your way through prayer.
It’s the same with singing for God, or being a music minister for God, or being a church secretary for a pastor.
He is not the first and he certainly won’t be the last. With immorality overrunning the church where the demonic LGBT agenda is being swallowed whole by sinning pastors, helping to cause the church to renounce the righteousness of God, the more pastors fail the standard, the argument from the world holds a form of truth.
We are hypocrites.
Finally, the wife and kids affected by the adulterous pastor. It is clear that betrayal on this level has brought embarrassment and confusion to his family. The wife in the moment loses her self esteem, dignity, and honor. It will take time to ask God for grace to get through the initial and long term affects of her husband’s foolish act of sexual pleasure.
The wife will experience the devil bringing a lot of questions to her mind. The devil with suggest to her that she is not as beautiful as the secretary or porn stars he’s been watching. The devil will suggest to her that her bedroom inadequacy and unavailability for sex was due to her increased workload was the cause. The devil will bring up past arguments that led to a husband’s cold shoulder.
And more things like God is not going to repair the marriage. That God doesn’t love her. And on and on. But this is the moment where whatever is brought to your mind, is to be refuted by the Word of God. She will need to confide in another woman of God, in a safe environment, that will objectively deal with her in a compassionate manner. The road to her healing is long and difficult. At this stage, it is recommended that difficult decisions be put off and just get through the moment of the infidelity with the grace and love of God.
The kids need to be told the truth, depending upon their ages. They must understand that what their daddy did was sin and that it wan’t in God’s plan. That sexual sin is of the devil. If at all possible, they need to be cared for while the process is ongoing. They must experience some semblance of normalcy as possible. Professional Christian help is available and should be sought as reasonably quick as possible.
It’s not the end and God’s grace can get you through the moments. Wives that experience this horrendous act must never place blame on themselves. They must get through the moment and allow God to work with them where they are.
Church. Let’s do a better job in our sanctification. Let’s get closer to God in prayer and obedience to the Word.
This does not have to be common.
It’s code for a pastor that had illicit sex with someone.
So let’s not trip out about the language of moral failure. Whether it’s a church secretary, a Jezebel, or he took advantage of an emotionally unstable woman, it is the most egregious act of a person of professional trust.
The sad thing is that in some churches, these things are covered up, and swept under the unholy carpet of church. To save a minister, his marriage, and his ministry is more important than discovering hidden secrets.
Psalm 90:9 says,
“You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”
Discovery of a pastor’s sins doesn’t occur after moral failure is declared. You have to go into the secret lives of men to find that moral failure occurred a long time before the incident.
It is there that we find his unbridled lusts, evil desires, and expedient life.
Few of us realize that the anointing covers a person’s flaws and failures so well. Preachers that sin sexually count on the fact that they are undetected. This is a work of deception that causes a pastor to be more daring and take further risks to satisfy sexual desires.
On the other side of this are vulnerable women that are not disciplined enough to refuse the sexual advances of her pastor. Some sexually immoral women are opportunists too. Others get caught up in the moment of unbridled lusts themselves. Holy pastors have to be very careful. Now whether sexually immoral women come on assignment or they are emotionally unstable, it is important to point out that men do take advantage.
In the book, Betrayal Of Trust, the sexually motivated male pastor is either a wanderer or a predator.
Today, there are more predators than wanderers. Even so, there are female predators that hunt passively. Pastors use their professional position to lure women to the bedroom. Power is sometimes irresistible and it’s important to separate the power from the person of power. All pastoral power is delegated. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. When a pastor exercises too much power over a person’s life, there is no question that sex is to be, and will eventually be demanded.
When you give a pastor too much control, or when a pastor is “headstrong,” they will make sexual demands. It’s a matter of time. But thank God for the wisdom of God and the exposing power of God.
Conversations that turn a different way other than the Word of God is bound to be consumed in the mind, entertained in the heart, and acted upon.
Bathsheba was a classic example.
We do not know what would have happened if she would have resisted David’s advances. In all actuality, she could have refused to come to the door. David sent men to fetch her. What if she would have ignored the knock on the door? Or what if she would have somehow sent a message to her husband on the battlefield? She obviously kept her pregnancy hidden. Urriah may have slept on his porch. But what held back Bathsheba from opening the door to explain to her husband what happened? There is not enough evidence to assume that she sexually led David on as she was bathing and we do not know how many times David observed her lustfully in his heart.
Nonetheless, the act of adultery was one worthy of the death of both Bathsheba and David.
Leviticus 20:10 says…..
“The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”
Yes. We didn’t think about that, did we?
Remember, David had five wives. There was no need for him to pursue another woman.
Moral failure/adultery/fornication has its origin in the private, hidden lives of men.
When a man fails to renew his mind, he will fill his mind with his lusts. In addition to his lusts, he will act out these lusts in self gratification, commonly called masturbation, or he will find a warm body.
The power of his thoughts compels him to lose judgment and seek a way to fulfill his fantasy. For the most part, most women know when pastors watch a woman, it’s a fault of the undisciplined pastor’s heart and mind.
Proverbs 6:23-25 says,
“For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life, to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a seductress. Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids.”
Prevention of moral failure begins with what is a pastor doing in his private moments.
If he is watching women, watching porn, and gratifying himself, or having self sex issues, this is where it all begins. The culmination of a moral failure is the act of adultery. When discovery of cheating on his wife or acting out sexually is now a known fact, it’s the tip of the iceberg. It’s the shallow ground. It’s the surface of something much bigger and deeper.
Solomon loved many women. According to 1 Kings 11:3, he had 700 wives and 300 concubines. 1000 women. Talk about sexual obsession. This was Solomon’s own version of porn.
Until you get to the heart of the problem, we will always seek to keep what really goes on, hidden and the problem will resurface many times over.
How to prevent moral failure?
Pastors that lead isolated lives are the most vulnerable. If he doesn’t have friends, he will live in sin. This is called accountability. Measurable accountability.
What is measurable accountability?
Effective accountability allows for the discovery of certain activities that are evident in the life of a person coming out of sexual addiction. Both, the person rendering an account and the person helping a person to be accountable allows a time to bring out of his heart what may be things that start a person down a path of sexual sins.
I believe that accountability must be without coercion, manipulation, and control. I also believe that accountability must be safe for a pastor. Too often, accountability brings fear but under the right conditions, healthy accountability with seasoned wisdom, should quell all fears.
When a pastor or any man is afraid to talk about the hidden parts of his life, he doesn’t want accountability to turn into a witch hunt. Sometimes this witch hunt chases a person away from accountability. Sometimes it’s not an indication that something is going on but chances are, it may very well be.
Pastors with Secret Sexual Sins are very good at concealing their hearts and mind though spiritual talk. Such spiritual talk is surface talk that never permits deeper questioning. Anger, bitterness, resentment, and other negative emotions are also used to prevent further questioning. Disappearing and running from places of accountability is another tactic of avoidance.
On the other hand, when a person is looking for someone, and it is constant, it’s best to leave the situation and not resume until they come out. And when they do, it is not the time to attack them and eat them alive. It is the time to let the person that is being held accountable to confess on his own. Otherwise, you will chase him away. One of the things that has to be done is that we must never let an accountability session turn into an “I got you, sucker” moment.
Moments have to be carefully picked so as not to chase them away. There may be times where nothing has to be said because they know it and you know it. Eventually, it will come out, if any thing. If nothing happened, just keep it moving. Even if the Spirit of God showed you. If they are in denial, it’s just a matter of time before conviction sets in. And even if they do not confess, we are not God. God uses every moment and opportunity to get a person to be right before Him and not before us.
Men that feel that you are fishing for dirt will run from places of accountability. However, there have to be tough questions asked. Especially when there is a avoidance issues. Or when there is questionable issues that are left unresolved.
When it comes to accountability, it should be a place where God and His Word is ministered in love. And the truth is always to be ministered in love. We must love a person enough to tell them the truth whether they want to hear it or not.
The purpose of discovery is to expose hidden trip wires and mechanisms that lead down a path where sin is easily engaged.
Self accountability never works. An isolated person cannot make up the rules of accountability. Therefore, pastors must seek independent verifiable people to help him through the process of accountability in a truthful, honest, manner.
Under the right conditions, moral failure can be prevented. Provided that the right rule and measure is in place.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.”
The thing that must also happen is that after a season of watching them grow, unless they are a basket case, there comes a time where they have to put everything they’ve learned together. In other words, they need to be trusted. If you see that they are still wet behind the ears, they will need your accountability calls. But when they have put it all together, then they have to walk out their salvation.
Like James says, “We all stumble in many things…” but the key is to watch them enough to encourage them, coach them, help them along, and guide them enough. They have to get to the point where they have to walk on their own with little to no supervision. Until then, if they are not ready for the next step, they must willingly yield to accountability.
Most institutions and circles agree to two years of walking free of sexual addictions, same and opposite sex attractions from lust and all before ministering to others.
In looking at the man of the tombs, we do not know how long he stayed with Jesus but eventually Jesus had to cut him loose. And this is the part that we must be prepared to do. Cut them loose and let them go. Eventually, they have to walk. Sometimes holding them in a place may be detrimental to their ability to trust the Scriptures for themselves, but sooner or later, it must happen.
Moral failure is preventable. And we must do everything we can to make sure that we keep the devil out of our lives, marriages, and ministries.
In the last two blogs, a lot of doctrine came out. Now the ball is in your court.
What are you willing to do to stop the battle of constant perverted sexual thoughts in your mind?
It is very easy to point to Romans 12:1-2 and Ephesians 4:23.
We often say that we have to renew our minds but do we make the quality effort to completely allow the Holy Spirit to purge our mind? And after the purging, do we really listen to the Holy Spirit when He directs us to change what we are currently thinking? The soul is very powerful but the soul is second in the tri-part makeup of man.
Therefore, it is the born again spirit of man, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, that must reign in the thoughts of the soul, and subjugate the soul to think about the Word of God.
Subjugate is a very strong word but it is a necessary word because that’s what we have to do if we are going to be serious about battling sexual thoughts (see 1 Corinthians 9:27).
At first, it’s not easy but the more you develop submission to God and resist the devil (see James 4:7 and 1 Peter 5:8-9), over time, you will be able to quickly identify 1.) demonic attempts to generate certain sexual perverted thoughts and 2.) self generated perverted sexual thoughts.
When you are generating perverted sexual thoughts on your own, it’s because you’ve given yourself over to thinking those thoughts.
Act 6:4 is a very powerful Scripture. The apostles were challenged to serve tables and said that they wouldn’t do that. They told them to pick seven men to serve. They also said, “But we will give ourselves continually to prayer and the ministry of the Word.”
In 1 Corinthians 6:12, Paul said,
“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”
You see, it is a matter of the will and what you want to have dominate your life. Anything that tells you what to do is exercising dominion over you. Just because “urges and impulses” for sex comes, it doesn’t mean that you have to yield to its control to be brought under its power.
You can give yourself to anything you want. You are in control. That’s why if you do not “Keep your heart with all diligence…” you will succumb or yield your soul (mind, emotions, intellect, personality, human will) to think perverted thoughts.
The Word of God serves to cleanse (Ephesians 4:26) and expose (Ephesians 5:11). The more you meditate on the Word of God, day and night (Joshua 1:8), the more you “prosper” and have “good success”…. over the forces of darkness.
Psalm 119:130 says,
“The entrance of Your words give light; it gives understanding to the simple (gullible).”
So when you read the Word of God. Purposefully read the Word of God, the light of His Word comes into the soul and heart of man. Then we make the quality effort to “do the Word.” (see James 1:22).
The proof that the entrance of the Word came into your heart is in the immediacy of obedience during moments that darkness is strongly using its influence to get you to make a decision to shut the light off.
Darkness cannot win until you shut the light off.
The only place where success is measured is in your willingness to quickly and promptly obey the Word at the point and moments when you are being influenced by the forces of darkness. You have to choose to walk in the light of the Word instead of intentionally choosing to ignore the Word.
Psalm 119:105 says,
“Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Lamp to my feet implies that you are closely watching every step that you take and make.
Light to your path implies that you can see what is ahead so you could plan where you intend to put your feet or to avoid pits, and other obstacles.
It also implies that you are walking in darkness and the only thing that can illuminate your path is the Word of God (see Romans 13:11-14).
Let the Word of God be the flashlight so you can see where you put your feet and also to look ahead so you can see where you are going.
Have you ever driven a car without your headlights on?
While it was safe, I wanted to see how dark it would be. Just for a split second at night, I shut off the lights and I couldn’t see a thing. It was pitch black.
Folks, it’s the same when we do not have the Word.
It is pitch black out there when we intentionally turn the light of His Word off.
“What are you doing with your moments, son?
You see, this question answered why I was so corrupt in my thinking.
Every moment, I thought about the sexual explicit forms of women. I meditated on it day and night. I woke up every morning, looking to get off. I went to bed almost every night, getting off. The saying is true. You are what you eat. You are what you meditate on. Whatever you sow, that is what you will reap. If you sow to the flesh, of the flesh you shall reap corruption.
When you sow corruption, you reap corruption.
On the other hand, I choked the Word of God out of my life. I didn’t give the Word any entrance into my own soul. I was dark, cold, and without life.
I was born again, but living a carnal life. There was no real connection to the Lord. I was living a life of hypocrisy until God was about to expose me. I don’t know what He would have done but I knew that time was running out for me.
The promise of exposure, because God never threatens, was enough for me to come clean.
You must learn to identify innocent moments that serve as subliminal attempts of the forces of darkness to get you to accept the seeds of darkness that, when watered, bloom into sexual immorality.
The newsstand, the grocery store magazine rack. The Internet, commercialized with sexually laced articles and images. Youtube. Sex laced jokes among carnal and sinful friends. Movies with bombshell seductresses every where. Soft porn at PG rated movies. Commercials with sex themes to sell their products. Store catalogues, and the women’s section of underwear in the stores.
These are all substitute porn.
In Romans 7:24, Paul said this….
“O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?”
Verse 25 gives the answer….
“I thank God- through Jesus Christ our Lord!”
These area are all blatant and seemingly innocent attempts of the forces of darkness to get your soul to thinking these substitute porn thoughts to lure you back into sexual bondage.
All seeds need cultivation. Meditation is the mulling over of things. That’s how the Word of God is cultivated and that’s how the seeds of darkness are cultivated too.
When I came clean about my Secret Sexual Sins, I needed to confront the deep dark secrets of lust in my own heart. I took a course called Way To Purity by Mike Cleveland of Setting Captives Free.
By the way, please go to my Sexual Addiction Recovery page and that will take you to the links to help you recover from sexual addiction.
By a few courses, I figured I would give them answers in their questionnaires that showed my Scriptural knowledge to “impress” them.
All of a sudden, they shared that many of those caught in the sins of porn and masturbation have a lot of Bible knowledge and no humility to be taught.
It was a revelation of the fact that pride and arrogance resided very strongly in me.
It was a revelation of the fact that deflection was a part of my ability to keep the truth from shining inside my dark heart. It’s one thing to be responsible for the sins committed but it is another thing to relinquish the male phycological gamesmanship in the perverted soul.
Just like alcoholics that think that they could handle their liquor. Sex addicts believe that they can handle sex.
I had to relinquish my ability to impress people because that was part of my cover for Secret Sexual Sins. If I could “wow” them, they would never know what was going on in my dark heart. I needed to humble myself and disarm this thing because it would be a matter of time before these same mechanisms that held me captive would be used again to enter into relapse.
Paul said this,
“Knowledge puffs up…”
The thing about battling warfare is that when we exalt ourselves above measure in the mind, a superiority complex enters and we believe that we got sexual addiction licked. And that’s exactly what the enemy waits for. He waits to see if you are going to be very prideful about God’s deliverance in your life. And it’s just a matter of time before the temptation comes to directly challenge your freedom and liberty in the Lord.
This is a work of grace and if you forget this, that God is the one that delivered you and that it is His Word, and not yours, that did the work, you will fall every time.
So what did you learn from all of this?
Can you take what was shared and be diligent to employ the Word?
Anyone can pray, cast out devils by shouting at them, and fall when you do not take heed.
But the real warfare is when you can employ the Word when there is no one in the flesh to impress. In other words, there is no one watching you so that they could applaud your “works.”
It’s the battle of sexual thoughts and what you choose to do with them that determines the true measure of your victory or defeat in the realm of Secret Sexual Sins.
As Pastor Scott Lively stated, abortion is part of the global strategy, along with the LGBT to push sexual immorality in the world without opposition from the righteousness of God in the church. In an article from Charismanews, (click the Abortion link on the above toolbar) and also from 40 Days Of Life reported that Planned Parenthood (Planned Abortionhood) has initiated prayer.
While prayer is always commendable, there is only one qualified prayer that sinners can make that God will hear. Every other prayer is mute.
The only prayer that God will hear from sinners is “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.” The Sinner’s Prayer is where one renounces sin and receive Jesus as Lord and Savior. Any other prayer made by sinners is not valid, nor is it heard by God.
You must remember. Sinners believe that they think that they could tell children of the Most High God what to do. Sinners are not in the kingdom of God and they do not qualify to tell children of the Most High God what to say or do.
They are not in the kingdom by the new birth. They need to be born again and renounce sin, and have their sins forgiven to qualify as saints in the light (see Ephesians 1:3-14 and Colossians 1:12-14).
In the subject of proponents for abortion praying, I find it very disturbing of the kind of prayer that they are offering.
Among the “prayers” the pro-abortion group is offering in its 40-day vigil are:
• “Day 1: Today we pray for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices.”
According to the Bible, children are a blessing. God intended for men and women to marry and to be fruitful and multiply, not decrease. Killing a child in the womb is bad news, not the pregnancy. Don’t be fooled for one second.
God already place a choice before all mankind. “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose life that you and your seed may live.”
• “Day 5: Today we pray for medical students who want to include abortion care in their practice. May they receive good training and find good mentors.”
Praying that doctors become more skilled in the profession of pulling from the womb a child?
• “Day 7: Today we pray for the 45 million American women who have had safe, legal abortions. May they stand tall and refuse shame.”
How can you refuse shame? First, the sin of fornication and adultery established their shame. Now, the are told by a male to get rid of the “shame” by having an abortion to wipe clean their sin?
• “Day 11: Today we pray for better access to all forms of birth control.”
Better access to the altar of Molech to sacrifice children.
• “Day 18: Today we pray for all the staff at abortion clinics around the nation. May they be daily confirmed in the sacred care that they offer women.”
Sacred care? There is nothing sacred about invading the womb to destroy a life. NOTHING!
• “Day 34: Today we give thanks for abortion escorts who guide women safely through hostile gauntlets of protestors.”
Who are they praying this prayer to? The devil! The devil cannot protect himself.
• “Day 36: Today we pray for the families we’ve chosen. May they know the blessing of choice.”
I can tell you what the best choice is. Choose not to get in bed with a male that cannot and will not marry you. Choose not to have sex until you are married. That’s the blessing of choice. The “blessing” of choice to irradiate a life to cover your sin of fornication or adultery is the worst choice.
• “Day 38: Today we pray for a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility. May everyone feel calm and loving.”
How can you feel calm and loving when a doctor is violently pulling a child, piece by piece, from the womb? Or use saline solution and other chemicals to “flush out” a life destroyed by a doctor?
• “Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.”
Give thanks to who? The devil? Certainly not to God because He didn’t make abortion legal. No matter which way you look at it. Murder is murder no matter what legislative tool man uses.
According to CDC (Center Of Disease Control), and other sites, 98% of abortions are “inconvenience pregnancies.”
In other words, the majority of abortions performed we done where the individuals committed sexual immorality (fornication or adultery) and a pregnancy resulted.
To cover their sin of adultery and or fornication, the child is sacrificed.
Let’s get back to these false prayers.
If you look at each individual prayer, you are wondering who they are praying this prayer to.
It is with 100% certainty that the Lord God of heaven and earth is not a participant in these prayers, let alone their hearing their prayers. Planned Abortionhood wants us to accept their “prayer offering” as a way to fool us into thinking that they are “spiritual.”
They are spiritually dark.
This is another form of deception that is clearly an aggressive tactic to steal from the true church of the Most High God, the righteous prayers of the righteous, true saints.
Listen to the Song of Moses in Deuteronomy 32:3-5.
“For I proclaim the name of the Lord: ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He. “They have corrupted themselves; They are not His children, because of their blemish: a perverse and crooked generation.”
Notice the latter portion, “They have corrupted themselves; they are not His children, because of their blemish: a perverse and crooked generation.”
This clearly describes the abortion proponents.
Then, then they try to tell the church that the church is wrong.
Have you ever seen darkness argue with light when the light is turned on? No! Darkness leaves. There is no comprehension or discussion. When the light comes on, darkness leaves immediately. It is not given time to negotiate to stay.
The church must shed light on this deceptive practice of prayer in any person or organization that doesn’t know God (see Matthew 7:21-25, and John 17:3).
Do not be fooled because the devil wants the church to be silent.
They do not want the truth to be revealed.
Because they cannot handle the truth!
Having said this.
The blame of abortion is with the sexually promiscuous males.
If men do not impregnate a woman, a woman cannot have an abortion.
Throw away the condom. It is alleged that the condom companies are in bed with Planned Abortionhood to increase the failure rate of condoms. I personally spoke with a person that sat on a community committee board of Planned Parenthood that had plans to ensure the failure rate of condoms.
That means males must not to have sex with women until they get married.
That means no porn and self gratification, commonly called masturbation either.
The objectification of women and the abuse of women has gone on too long. We have let the men off the hook when they should be placed on a big hook, and swinging.
Mr. I. B. Stupid, Ignorant Bonehead Stupid males need to do right by women and not put them in the predicament in the first place. While it takes two to tango, ultimately, the male is responsible.
Sexual immorality is a very serious problem in the world but it is a more serious problem in the church.
1.2 million abortions take place in the United States.
The devil is receiving this offering and the false prayers as part of the ritual sacrifice as an offering to the gods.
In the church, it will end when males live according to the Word of God. It will end when women hold out for the right male that know how to do right by women.
Until then, we will see this travesty continue in the church and the nation. And they will continue to steal from the church, not only the sacredness of holy matrimony, but the very vehicle of righteous prayer.
Thanks to Mr. I. B. Stupid.