Preaching Against Homosexuality And Other Sex Sins May Cost You

Dr. Michael Brown describes in unambiguous terms, by the Holy Spirit, that there may come a day when preaching against Secret And Overt Sexual Sins will land you “in jail.” It’s a reminder of what we are supposed to be doing as far as the gospel is concerned. The slumber that we are in is loud and clear as a person snoring like a buzz saw.

This article underscores the sleeping giant of the church that missed opportunity after opportunity to “Awake out of sleep.” 

Chance after chance has been given to us. Additionally, Dr. Brown had an interview with Jonathan Cahn, NYT best seller of The Harbinger. 

“The Mystery Of The Shemitah Unlocked” is regarding America under judgment. I won’t elaborate on the contents of the book but it appears that the Lord is putting two and two together. You would have to be a stoned to miss this.

Along with Perry Stone, Bill Cloud, Donald Perkins and many other end times prophetic preachers and teachers, there is growing evidence that America is in for a big wake up. Additionally, the end times is setting itself up and if we are not careful, we will miss the greatest event of all time to date.

The catching away of the church.

But if I know the church well enough, even when something (judgment) happens, the church will just roll over in bed as if God can’t do anything more.

You are sadly mistaken.

God did say that He would shake both heaven and earth (see Hebrews 12:25-29).

A nation isn’t judged just because of the sins it commits.

Peter warned us in 1 Peter 4:17 that “…judgment must begin at the house of God.”

Just like the nation of Israel was judged before those that did harm to Israel were judged, so must the church be judged in the same way before the world is judged.

However, as Paul said by the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 11:31-32,

“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 do we judge ourselves?

When we repent and ask the Lord to forgive us. Then we seek not to be under the bondage of sin ever again. True deliverance is when you overcome sins guilt and power by the grace of God, in obedience to the Word of God. Simply put, you stop playing church and act like a believer in Jesus.

The barometer of a nation is determined by the church. If sin is evident in the church, the world believes that it’s immune to any form of judgment.

Why is this?

Because the church believes that it’s immune to the judgment of God.

With unbelievable impunity, we sin like it’s a common or regular thing to do inside the church. There is no humility so the Lord opens the flood gates to bring humiliation.

Great nations that have fallen in the past had an immunity or sense of arrogance because the people and leaders in the church are arrogant. It’s like we think that because we are great, we can do what we want.

Such pride is destined for destruction.

The purpose of judgment is to correct and warn the people to get right before God. When the church, after judgment, refuses to come to the Lord in repentance, humility, and mourning for its sins, God initiates consequential judgment.

To date, very few would dare bow a knee in repentance. It’s business as usual in the house of the Lord. I agree with Jonathan Cahn that revival can happen even when judgment falls. It’s in hopes that the church would return to the Lord, and that we would minister to the nation the pure gospel of God.

Sadly, there are many black leaders that are still under the spell of Obama. It’s even voiced that there is hatred towards Obama.

Quite the contrary.

There must be a love for God and His commandments. For we prove our love for Him when we keep His commandments (see John 14:15 and 1 John 5:1-5. The president has yet to display to believers in the United States that he loves the Lord with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. A child of God never comes short in loving the Lord to the degree that a child of God hates sin on the same level as God does.

This very nation’s existence is in the balance.

The prophets of God are not speaking the word of the Lord. The pastors are protecting their current president by saying that there is hatred for Obama. Not realizing that the policies that the president is imposing is against the Word of God (see James 4:4). It won’t be long before preachers will be thrown in jail for standing up for what is right.

John the Baptist was an example of this when he stood against Herod and told him that he can’t have his brother’s wife. It cost John jail, and the losing of his life by way of beheading.

Doesn’t this sound similar somewhere in the Middle East?

Here in the United States, if the path towards abolishing the first amendment is becoming a very real, clear and present danger to preaching the gospel, it is certain that many preachers will change their tune and deny the Lord Jesus Christ. The world believes that the only way to silence God is to silence His true preachers. The Jews in the Old Testament know all to well that it doesn’t work. For God keeps sending more true preachers and prophets.

Nonetheless, if you are a preacher of the Lord, you have a job to do.

If you run in the face of adversity, it only reveals that you weren’t called to begin with. Or you were called but over time you changed your mind about preaching against sexual sins because you are neck deep in Secret Sexual Sins yourself.

Preaching against sin and the current administrations policies on homosexuality and abortion will cost you preaching engagements. The preacher friends will walk away from you. Your circle of close preacher friends will diminish. Like roaches, they will scatter from you because your stand against sin is real and theirs is a farce. You begin to see who your real friends are when they walk away from you because you do not support sin.

Or the opposite happens.

Because you walk “not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful;” nor dwell with hypocrite preachers, you walk away from them and it doesn’t mean you hate them. You hate trying to play like you agree with them knowing that they no longer agree with God and His Word.

As a result of living a convicted life, they refuse to be convicted and begin to make excuses.

The article from Dr. Michael Brown could be read here.

Heart, Mind, Hands, & Eyes: Developing Courage & Fortitude To Stop Porn/Solo Sex LGBT

images-8James 1:14-15 from the Amplified Bible says, But every person is tempted when he is drawn away, enticed and baited by his own evil desire (lust, passions). Then the evil desire, when it has conceived, gives birth to sin, and sin, when it is fully matured, brings forth death.”

There were many times I felt that I would never break free.

Day after day, and night after night, the urges and impulses kept resurfacing as if my body and mind required it without thought. Breaking free was as hopeless as a sinner forever gives up on becoming righteous.

Hopeless is defined as “a feeling or causing despair or the complete loss or absence of hope.” In other words, a persons has self determined that there is absolutely no chance. He or she has abandoned all hope.

These tendencies usually lead to suicidal thoughts because the person wants to end it all. The pressure to quit by suicide increases and is then carried out. That’s because a person tearfully desires to be free of the feeling of hopelessness. That person is seeking relief from feeling bad about the things they do, or may have done.

Remorse and guilt, if not dealt with from the Word of God will lead a person to the cliff or the end of the rope……..around their neck.

This is the way the devil pushes people into eternity without Christ.

This is the way the mind of the individual works because they believe that they are not worthy of the love of God.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

As long as you are alive, there is a chance to break free of porn and masturbation.

Your case is not the only case out there. You and I are in a group that isn’t exclusive. Secret Sexual Sins is not exclusive.

Billions of men and women around the world struggle with porn and masturbation every moment of every day. The media pushes these bondages everyday because of the money.

Paul said, “The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.” 1 Timothy 6:10a

It doesn’t take money to watch porn and masturbate because we have figured out a way to do it for free. The magazine stand, when men and women are walking outside going to work, lunch time. We look at television shows or movie theaters.

But when we want visual stimulation, then it is taken to another level with PPV, strip clubs, sports arenas, and other means of viewing. And do not think that church services are exempt. Certain women and men come with the deliberate intent to be seen. Or they quickly text for a romp.

Paul said in the book of Galatians 5:22, “But the fruit of the Spirit is……..self discipline.”

Discipline is about the heart attitude towards God.

Jesus said in John 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments.”

All sin begins with the heart attitude towards God.

Proverbs 1:7 says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Before you can make a decision to stop using your hands and eyes, the heart and mind must come into alignment with God and His Word. The love of and for God must be paramount, principle, and tops above everything.

Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment.”

The heart of man has made up it’s mind to have no other lovers, including loving yourself in porn and masturbation. You have sold yourself out to love God above anything and everything else.

The moment you sell everything that you have to have God is the moment that you set the course to be faithful to God. Then the mind follows. Your spirit instructs your mind to not think about illicit sex and your spirit man refuses to “…make provision for the flesh to fulfill its lusts.” (See Romans 13:14).

If you do not sell out completely to love God above your urges and impulses, above your hands and sexual organs to satisfy your sexual needs apart from marriage, to completely abandon yourself to the grace of God, you will watch flesh to masturbate. You must reach a place in this life where you love God more than porn and masturbation. When you do, you will find complete love in the Lord. Everything that you’ve ever wanted was in Him and not in solo sex or in a warm body of the opposite, or same sex in illegal sex.

The chain to sin sexually was broken on the cross. The death nature of the devil has no power over you because of the life, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. All you need to do is make a decision to stop, then enter into that place of loving the Lord, your God above porn and masturbation. When you fall back in love with Jesus and fall out of love with sin, the Lord will replace the loss with abundant grace, love, and power to overcome.

It takes courage and fortitude to walk out of the open prison door to freedom.

Courage to turn your back on a very close friend is treason. Up till now, porn and masturbation was your friend.

I’ve heard of a few stories of betrayal between homosexuals. They’ve had enough of the sinful lifestyle and returned to normal lives. Some even got saved by the Lord. They’ve betrayed their lover because they found out that what they were in was a lie. The satisfaction they were seeking was no where to be found. Each day, they fooled or deceived themselves into thinking that this is what they were missing in life.

Only to find out that the misery increased.

It’s a very difficult thing to turn your back on something that you forced yourself to believe in.

But you needed to be true and you made a break from Secret and Overt Sexual Sins.

For those of you that depend upon porn and masturbation, you thought that they were your best friends. Only to conclude that after it was over, you are feeling so bad about yourself that you needed a way out.

That’s the way sin is. It never leaves a person free. It always leads to bondage. And it always look to increase the madness. It doesn’t get better but it gets worse every day.

Romans 14:17 says “…for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”

There’s never a bad feeling after spending time in the presence of the Lord. There’s never a hangover or residual negative affects after feeding on the Word of His grace. The love for and of the Lord, when experienced, can keep the hands off of the sex organs, and the eyes from straying into the objectification of flesh.

The price Jesus paid to free us was a price no one is able to pay. But He paid the price and we can walk away free forever. This is a promise fulfilled when Jesus was raised from the dead. He lives forever as our Heavenly Intercessor. For He ever lives to make intercession for us. Jesus can step in and work within you to keep your hands and your eyes.

But you have to “present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service.”

You have to “cleanse yourself from the filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

You have to “Lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word that is able to your souls.”

When your heart and mind makes the quality decision to love the Lord with ALL YOUR HEART, SOUL, MIND AND STRENGTH, your hands and eyes will be completely devoted to serve God according to Romans chapter 6. You will yield your members to righteousness.

This include your sexual organs.

Relapse will be a thing of the past when your love for God increases on a moment by moment basis. Living the crucified life demands that you “Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus.”

You do not take up the cross just carry it around. You take up the cross to die on it.

As Paul said in Colossians 3:5, “Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.”

Are you willing to die to be free? And I do not mean that you go out and commit suicide. I am spiritually speaking here. But wait a minute. You said, “Crucify yourself.” Now I’m confused!!!!!”

To be in Christ means that you do not pay attention to temptation and sin anymore like a dead man can’t pay attention to the living. Dead to sin means that you do not respond to the call to sin. This is what Jesus and Paul meant. We ignore the urges and impulses while we respond to the Lord in obedience to His Word.

“Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not. How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it?” Romans 6:1-2.

Breaking The Porn/Masturbation Habit

images-8Porn and masturbation addiction is a major struggle. 

Could it ever be broken? 

Since the fall of Adam and Eve, the imaginations of the hearts of men is evil only continually. Just like the days of Noah in Genesis chapter 6.

For years, man has been addicted to the sex act. It doesn’t make sex evil unless sex is done in adultery, fornication, and homosexuality. While there is no Scripture prohibiting or permitting masturbation, if you are just about controlling or managing masturbation, you are not free. When you do not need masturbation, that’s when it is completely broken. That’s when you are “free indeed.”

Only the Son could make us free and only when we know the truth.

The only thing that has changed is the methods and means to transmit porn to forever hook men and women into the seemingly bottomless pit of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (see 1 John 2:15-17).

The top four areas of addictions is food, alcohol, drugs, and sex. While these are different categories, they are all, in some way, interconnected with each other. They can work independently or in combinations.

A man of God once said that “if you want to know the purpose of a product and how it works, you must go to the manual of the manufacturer.” Since God created man, we need to return to the “manual”  because as the man of God said, “Only the manufacturer knows in his mind how the product works.” If you want to know the product, you have to get into the mind of the manufacturer.”

Just like cars, electronic devices, machines, and other items, the product always comes with a manual. When there is something wrong with the product, we return to the manual to see what we have done wrong, or what we have failed to do, or to fix, or troubleshoot the problem with the product. This man of God I am quoting was the late Dr. Myles Monroe.

I first read his books on Purpose over 27 years or more ago. For the child of God, the “manual” is the Bible and the “manufacturer” is the Lord. Therefore, we are the product or, if you are a child of God, you are “…His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.” If you are not saved, you can be when you repent of all sin and then declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. 

We, as humans, do this every day when we run into difficulty in the operation of our computers. On the computer screens, we have four letters when we run into difficulty with something on our computer, the program, or the device.

HELP

We click that link and we scroll the index to locate the topic so we could get assistance.

Jeremiah 32:26 says  “Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?” Some of you believe that deliverance from porn and masturbation is impossible and you have confined yourselves to the prison of hopelessness.

There is a word from the Lord right here.  “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh.” God knows all that there is to know about your flesh. While this passage is talking about drawing men to certain places, I believe it also has meaning about God knowing all that there is to our flesh.

Note Psalm 139:13-17 “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them.”

God knows all about your flesh and what lurks within you that has yet to be crucified. When God created us, He did not create us in sin. Before the fall of Adam, we were in Adam, waiting to be born. It was God’s original intent to bring us forth in perfection.

Sin disrupted that plan but it never changed the will of God for man to live in the fear of the Lord to abstain from all forms of sexual sins.

That’s why He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die for the sin of the world. To restore man back to His glory, plans, and purposes. In the manual is the instructions on how to break free of porn and masturbation.

Repent.

You may have already repented but you return to porn and masturbation.

When will you stop?

When you are serious about making critical adjustments in your day to day life.

You see, it’s in the small things that the enemy plans his traps. A magazine stand with salacious pictures. A woman that is dressed provocatively. Watching sexy TV commercials and women on the news shows and weather channels. Going to the beach or swimming pool. It’s these small things that get a man into a lot of trouble.

When Jesus said these words, He knew that it will take this to get the job done. Matthew 5:28 “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

While it is easy to blame the external sources where it may lead to porn and masturbation, we must be true to ourselves and place the responsibility on ourselves. There is unchecked lust in our hearts. AND there is the habits that we’ve incorporated into our lives that facilitate and foster porn in our hearts and minds.

So Jesus gives a solution. Matthew 5:29-30 “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.”

What the Lord is advocating is that if the temptation to look and touch is too great, what are you willing to radically do to keep you from sinning? This is what prevents many men from breaking free.

Does this sound like you?

You thought that you’ve done enough to quit and then the urges and impulses remind you of the worldly pleasure that passes away. It’s only a matter of moments before you click or press the button on your remote. What are you willing to do to radically stop sin? Fasting and praying? Shutting off the TV, Internet, electronic devices? Chat rooms. Job related flirting with the opposite sex?

What are you willing to do to please the Lord Jesus, the One that died for you to set you free from sin? If you haven’t made every possible effort to get back into the Manual and live by it, then you have reached a place of hopelessness, but it isn’t over.

That’s because even in hopelessness on this side of eternity, there is hope from God. Breaking free is not a work of the flesh, but a work of the Holy Spirit as you are obedient to the Word of God. It’s always by grace, through faith, and that not of yourselves.

You cannot do it alone.

You need His help and the help of others that know well the pits and valleys of sexual bondage. Until you break free, this bondage is your god.

So let me ask you one more time.

What are you willing to do to radically stop porn and masturbation?

Bishop & Spring Breaks In The House Of Worship: A Manifestation As Revealed In Secret Sexual Sins II MOAB

images-7perf6.000x9.000.inddThis is another sign of the times. An allegedly sexual deviant Bishop is holding spring breaks……in the very church he is supposed to be ONLY ministering the Word and worshipping the Lord. Well, it is proof of what the Spirit of God showed me in a vision as recorded in my book Secret Sexual Sins II MOAB which could be secured at a reasonably affordable price here.

Just in case you think I am going crazy about Secret Sexual Sins, we need not go any further to underscore the overwhelming evidence as recorded in Charisma News which could be read here.

BIDEN CALLED CHRISTIANS BIGOTS & BLASPHEMING JESUS, We forgive you, Mr. Vice President

images-5Well, according to One News Now, vice president Joe Biden, you know, the one that has a bad habit of using words, decrees that We are never going to get rid of the bigots.”

This underscores the desire to get rid of the opponents of homosexuality.

But prophetically it underscores the fact that the true believers of Jesus isn’t going any where until the Lord comes, and that we will never surrender under any conditions.

To be clear, although the homosexual agenda is front and center, we that live by the Word of God is against ALL sin. For the Lord Jesus, whom the vice president blasphemed, died for all that are trapped in Secret and Overt Sexual Sins.

Any sinner can be made free because when they come to Jesus, the Lord graciously forgives when the sinner repents. The Lord Jesus graciously frees all sinners when they’ve had enough of sin.

The world has sadly got it all wrong.

Yes, the predominant sin in the United States is homosexuality, but we need to make this very clear.

It’s about ALL SIN!

Besides, calling Christians bigots is just them taking a page out of the Civil Rights movement which LGBT elitists covertly and conveniently hijacked to impose and cram down the throats of Christians the sin of homosexuality.

Why?

Because the sin of homosexuality cannot stand on its own merits. That’s because the sin of homosexuality has no merits. The diseases associated with adultery, fornication, and homosexuality is proof of the fact that its sins has no merits. Meaning that it is not good when a person deliberately sins against God and his or her own body.

It is true that the landscape of the nation is changing, however, we are still seeking the God of heaven to turn this around. However, we are also aware that man is bent on committing sin with impunity.

As many prophecy or end time preachers and teachers have been saying, God can still grant revival even when sin is insisted on in this nation.

As one man of God put it, we are one major catastrophe from an economic disaster that will threaten the entire world. Time is running out. We must act decisively to seek God before it is too late.

On another note, according to this article, Dr. Ben Carson (a Seventh Day Adventist) back peddled in his commitment to true Biblical values. At one time, it appeared that he was solid in his Christian commitment. But it seems he has changed his mind. Compromise is a very dangerous place because when you stand before the Lord, you have to answer for it.

It’s always safe to maintain a solid commitment to the Lord regardless of the cost. Any compromise in the slightest way will cost you before the throne of His grace.

According to Biden’s words as recorded in One News Now, those that stand against the sin of homosexuality is getting “smaller and smaller.”

We haven’t received a true measurement in terms of pro and cons for homosexuality. Last checked, it stands at 50/50.

As far as the impending judgment on this nation is concerned, we stand a 50/50 chance. However, we still see an unrepentant church collectively. However, a percentage of true believers is seeking the face of God. This percentage is repenting before God like never before. And it is growing. We are asking the Lord to spare us and the nation. We are repenting for the sins of homosexuality, adultery, fornication, and bisexuality in our own lives. We are asking the Lord to cleanse us from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. We are repenting of harboring Secret Sexual Sins of porn and masturbation.

In many places, we are seeing the bride of Christ “COME CLEAN.”

Soon, we will be eligible to wear white. Clean, pure, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and without blemish.

As we seek the Lord to cleanse us, we are also putting aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness and we are receiving with meekness the implanted word that is able to save our souls. We are crucifying our flesh with prayer and fasting, acting on the Word of God to keep ourselves pure before God.

The world cannot stop a praying child of God. The world has no defense against the power of God operating in the child of God. The world cannot pass any laws to stop the hand of God from sweeping the world.

Romans 5:20b says …But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.”

This means that when sin is increasing, the grace of God increases more. This means that sin can never catch up or overcome grace to wipe it out. Why is that? Because God loves man and desires to save man from the destruction and wrath that is to come. If God wasn’t interested in saving man from his sins and the wrath that is to come, God would permit grace to be overcome by sin.

MR. vice-president, I forgive you for calling those that believe in Jesus bigots, and I ask the Father, in Jesus’ name, to not hold this to your charge for you do not know what you are doing.” For even the Lord Jesus, pausing His death on the cross, forgave those who didn’t know what they were doing. And, Jesus said that He would forgive those that blaspheme His name.” All those that agree with this prayer said, In Jesus’ name, amen!

The article From One News Now could be read here.

EBOOK of Secret Sexual Sins II MOAB

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There is a manifestation of what the Lord showed me in 2014 that is captured in this book. In Panama City Florida, The pastor of The Life Church used his church for sexual immorality for “Spring Break.” 

This overt sinful manifestation underscores what is really going on in some segments of the church.

Could this be happening in your church but in subtle ways?

The house of worship is under siege. All houses of worship is being attacked in one way or another but the ones that are besieged is in serious trouble.

This is an all hands on deck call to address the issue of sexual immorality in the church. If you are a pastor, minister, music minister, praise and worship leader, or a professed believer in Christ, more than ever, you need to understand that sexual immorality is the Goliath of our times. Proponents (LGBT) of sexual immorality and its participants is defying the armies of the Lord. You can secure your copy by ebook by clicking the link below.

Ebook is the easiest and cheapest way to secure this prophetic warning to the church.

The Lord is “Sanctifying and cleansing His church with the washing of water through the Word. That He might present her to Himself a glorious church without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

The coming of the Lord is drawing near and you need to crucify your flesh unlike ever before.

The revival we desperately need demands that the bride of Christ be clean, pure, holy, and sanctified.

Let’s move from hypocrisy to authenticity.

Secure your ebook TODAY of Secret Sexual Sins by clicking the link here.

Summer Time Lust Is Coming. Knowing How To Guard Your Heart.

Unknown-6Lust.

It is the insatiable desire to have something that is forbidden.

Each summer, flesh is displayed. The hearts of men will be tested and many will fall. The hearts of women will be tested and many will fall. At the same time, there will be some holy men and women that will guard their hearts to overcome the lusts of the flesh.

Each summer the displays of flesh get more daring, provocative, and sinful.

Sadly, these temptations enter the church. The ways of the world is seemingly permissible in the house of worship. It should be a reminder to us of the days of Israel when the Lord instructed the children of Israel to destroy everything of the previous occupants of the land. Lest Israel appropriate the same evil habits. Their failure to diligently walk in the commandments of the Lord caused the nation of Israel to undergo many problems.

So it is with the believers of today. When we fail to diligently obey the Word of the Lord, the same penalty applies to us.

With the coming of the Lord upon us, this is not the time to yield to the impulses of the flesh and mind. More than ever, we need to strengthen our resolve to “be holy as He is holy.”

A nation is not known by how great it is. A nation is known by the greatness of holiness within the nation. When God is manifested in a nation, it is because the believers in that nation are living in accordance with the Standard set in the Word of God. A preacher is not known by how great he or she can preach. A preacher is known by how he or she lives before the Lord.

For the child of God, it is essential that we guard our hearts and minds from falling into the traps that will be set. The winter time demands that we cover up but the summer time imposes the demand to wear less and less. Leaving nothing for the imagination.

Men are “sight” stimulated. Women are “touch” stimulated.

Women know that you want to watch, so they make their entrances grand. Knowing that you are sight stimulated, they will pull all the stops to make sure that you notice them. Out of their peripheral, they know that you are watching. Feminine power is always on display and it doesn’t matter if the women are married or single.

On the flip side, there are women that watch certain men. Masculinity is a power too. Yes, lust abides in both sexes. The thing that you have to do is that if you are single, and you are not ready to search for a wife, you have to discipline your mind and your eyes.

Ladies must do the same thing. If you are not laying a passive trap, you discipline what you wear so as not to attract the wrong man.

Ladies will be hurt by this next statement but, when a man is not ready to get married, they must ignore the feminine power show. It’s the same with women. The single female must ignore the masculine power show. All men interested in the opposite sex (normal) are interested in sex but the true man will look beyond the sex and recognize the person abiding in the earth suit. The earth suit is just a cover for the real person on the inside.

Sex is sex but after the sex, can you relate to the person on the inside of the earth suit?

Paul, an apostle of Christ said it like this in 1 Corinthians 7:1, “It is good for a man not to touch a woman.”

Watch where your eyes travel. When your heart is full of lust, your eyes will locate where to look to satisfy the desire of the flesh. When it comes to masturbation, a man will file “snap shots”  in his mind to gratify himself later. That’s why Paul continues in verse 2 and says…..

“Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband.”

You don’t get a wife just to have sex but to also relate and procreate.

Lust in the heart is checked when the heart is full of the Word of God.

Psalm 119:11 says Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”

Filling your heart and mind with the Word is not a one shot deal. This must be done regularly as if your life (and it does) depends upon it. To sin or not to sin is a life and death issue. As long as you go after the things of the Spirit you have life and peace. The moment that you go after the flesh, it’s a matter of death.

Romans 8:5-6 says “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

There comes a point where you want to please the Lord. There will come a time when you will get to the place where you are very selective with the kind of entertainment you watch. In fact, if you really look at it, the entertainment world is filled with lust. So the wise man will cut off the high places of lust. Yes, you would seriously consider cutting the channels (portals) of satellite, cable, Internet, and other portals that potentially get into the soul to enliven and enslave the flesh.

That’s where I am. I’ve turned the channels of the shows I used to love to watch off. I sensed the Lord calling me to a deeper commitment to guard my heart. More than ever, the anointing of the Holy Spirit is going to get stronger but the high place wasn’t removed until recently. Since then, the presence of the Lord upon my life and ministry is becoming more profound. It’s not just about being used by God. It’s more than that. I want God more than what the world has to offer.

More and more, missing it is becoming a distant thing. I realized that I don’t need it, it needs me. Just like the Internet social network (FB, Twitter, etc.). It needs me but I don’t need it. I realize that it is the new way to communicate to and with people but maybe it’s me. I don’t need to communicate on this level. To say that this is just me may be misunderstood. The Lord is calling many of His people into a deeper place of relationship and what are we willing to give up to get there?

The great men and women of God that were used had one thing that stood them out of many other men and women of God. They’ve learned to disconnect from the world and stay connected to God. My relationship with the Lord is more important than ministry.  “Well done,” will not just be about what I’ve done with His talents. Did I walk in the Lord in the light as He is in the light?

As I have said in a service, I can preach right, but live wrong. I can preach wrong and live wrong. That’s hypocrisy (see Matthew 23).

I do not intend to go back because I am aware of the corrosive and abrasive elements that come with innocent shows. Even watching nature shows, the commercials come and that’s where the enemy backdoors me and many believers.

Listen to what the Lord Jesus said.

Matthew 6:22-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”

You see. What enters the body, whether light or darkness, enters through the eyes.

It’s the intent of the look that determines the soundness or the sickness of the heart within the body.

Consider these Scriptures.

Matthew 5:27-28 “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 “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, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man.”

So when you intend to look lustfully, you are defiled. And you do not have to touch a woman or a man to not be defiled. Just the thought defiles you.

Remember, man sins in three ways.

Thoughts, deeds, and words.

Proverbs 27:20 says, “Hell and destruction are never full, so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

Finally, learn to make a covenant with your eyes.

Job 31:1 says

“I have made a covenant with my eyes;
Why then should I look upon a young woman?”

Job made his eyes agree with the will of God to never lust after a young woman.

This is 1 Corinthians 9:27 in operation.

“But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

If you want to be genuine before the Lord, you will operate in the fruit of the Spirit called “self control” to avoid the pitfalls of the flesh. But it begins with what’s in your heart. The intent is where it begins. Then you have to make a concerted effort to cut off your “right hand” and “pluck out your right eye.”

Mike Cleveland of Setting Captives Free calls this “radical amputation.”

The foundation of “radical amputation” is Matthew 5:29-30 and Hebrews 12:4.

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.”

“You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.

The Amplified Versions of Hebrews 12:4 says….“You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your [own] blood.”

Now do not get a kitchen knife and start mutilating yourself. This is just an analogy depicting one fact.

How radical are you determined to be to be holy?

The book of James 1:2-3 tells us “…count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the trying of your faith works patience.”

Guard yourself according to Proverbs 4;23.

Your life depends upon it.