The recent and current laptop scandal of our times uncovered pornography on the hard drive of a specific laptop.
Proverbs 27:20 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Hell and Destruction are never full;
So the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
Proverbs 27:20 (AMPC)
“Sheol (the place of the dead) and Abaddon (the place of destruction) are never satisfied; so [the lust of] the eyes of man is never satisfied.”
When I was in the deep dark world of pornography, males have many habits and behaviors that are perverted.
When it comes to flesh on the screen, it’s more than objectifying the body.
Exodus 20:14-17 (NKJV Strong’s)
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
Colossians 3:5 (NKJV Strong’s)
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”
Covetousness, which is idolatry.
An idol is something that is WORSHIPPED.
So when a male watches porn, it’s idolatry.
In sex acts, you are worshipping their bodies, but in all actuality, you’re worshipping demons.
Several years ago, part of my ritual was to copy on video what I’ve paid for on PPV. There was no need to go to the smut store.
You were able to capture the idol on tape to refer to it later to masturbate off of.
You’re essentially replaying an act of worship.
In my previous blog, I’ve shared how I was caught in the world of pornography.
In this blog, this is the way that male capture an image because the mind tends to forget the image and need a way to recapture what aroused them. Multiple images would come on my laptop for free, but I had a little sense not to store them on the hard drive.
But your computer signature is imprinted on every site you’ve visited, and that signature remains forever. Even after you’ve destroyed the hard drive and the laptop, you can still be traced to those sites.
My greatest fear came up that with all of these adult sites would appear on my laptop, what if a child porn site appeared? I wasn’t into child porn but what if you clicked on that site by ACCIDENT?
There’s over 150,000 child porn sites. It’s very easy for the FBI to trace who’s watching these sites. Even if you clicked it by ACCIDENT, they will investigate. SO just imagine Hunter Biden and other men and women clicking these sites deliberately or BY ACCIDENT.
You would have to prove that you didn’t do it by accident. Yes, the prosecution has the burden of proof and the defendant has the presumption of innocence, but when your name is attached to sexual crimes, the damage is already done.
Now, a man is able to download, chat room, live stream, and other means of performing sexual immorality, not just on the laptop, but on any device.
How does a person solve the problem of downloading porn on any device?
Matthew 5:27-30 (NKJV Strong’s)
“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.
If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.“
One man of God called it “radical amputation.”
No matter what hotel room he went to, he demanded that the TV be removed. Why? Because the Lord trained him to remove the temptation.
But laptops and other devices are a very different thing. These devices are critical devices for some men. But if you could discipline yourself then it could be done.
Now, I didn’t say for you to go to the kitchen and get a real knife.
If your laptop is an impediment, perhaps you need ways to implement safeguards of accountability.
Giving your wife the passcode to your laptop and cell phone. Daily investigations to see where you’ve been. But sadly, temptations are still everywhere.
Women still dress provocatively and in most places they may be dressing normal, but the mind drifts. Women can’t be and should never be blamed for everything. Some women however, are deliberate provocateurs, but you have to catch yourself and not allow yourself to fall into temptation.
The laptop is a very necessary tool. But we need to be accountability. Someone that can ask the tough questions every day.
Very few have the inner discipline to abstain from porn.
In Galatians 5:22 we see that the fruit of the Spirit is “self discipline.”
It takes a willingness to keep yourself. But it may require additional accountability measures to help you keep yourself.
If you’re willing to take the next step, it will be tough, but it can be done.