The Hurt Locker Of Pastors: Sexual Immorality, The IED Of Choice

Very few will dare to delve pass the curtain or veil of secrecy. It is important for the Body of Christ not to bypass the weapons cache of the devil. As I watched the developments of Gulf War 2, I took note of the fact that US forces travelled faster and farther than any other force ever assembled.

The strategy was to use fast, light troops to get the job done. Great theory on paper but clearly the wrong time to implement a strategy in a place where complete theater dominance based on the “Powell Doctrine” should have been brought into play.

As a note, in the end of the Iraqi war called Gulf War 2, they repackaged the strategy as “a surge.”

Just in case you do not know the Powell Doctrine, basically, it is the use of overwhelming forces to quickly subdue an enemy. In comparison to light, and fast, prudence should have been used. As a result, overwhelming forces, in the end were used.

The commanders of the “light and fast” troops on the ground bypassed the weapons cache of the Iraqi forces. As the war developed, it was a tragic mistake that cost the lives of over 4000 Americans and scores of amputees. The enemy was able to use these weapons as IED or Improvised Explosive Devices.

There is no question that the Iranians and other enemy forces within Iraq brought more IED material into theater as the weapons cache were secured. But initially, this was not the case.

It’s common practice to either guard the cache or destroy weapons stockpiles so that any remaining enemy forces wouldn’t circle around and use them against the occupying forces.

Very few were destroyed.

In the movie, The Hurt Locker, in one scene in particular, the EOD specialist came across one wire. As he investigated further, he pulled up several wires. And at the end of these wires were 6 artillery shells. Normally, these artillery shells are shot out of cannons.

Instead, a sophisticated improvised weapon was created that upon a signal sent from a cell phone, as the convoy of trucks pass, the device would explode.

Such is the case in the Body of Christ.

The church is traveling in a convoy and the devil explodes a sexual immorailty improvised device.

The carnage continues because we refuse to destroy the weapons cache of sexual immorality in the church.

I’ve heard it before that sexual immorality among pastors is considered a normal event and that pastor’s wives should get over it.

It is so common in the church that saints do not know the difference between sin and righteousness. It is so common in the church that the global reach of homosexuality is almost accomplished. To the degree that if anyone of stature were to speak loudly against homosexuality, because of the compromised position of the church, the exercise is muted.

It is true that very few are courageous enough to admit that these sins are overwhelming the church and the efficacy of it has lost its potency.

At the root of every revealed scandal is a hidden scandal of Secret Sexual Sins.

Just as the children of Israel were about to do damage in the plains of Moab, the women came out and the men of Israel choose sexual immorality over territorial conquest to ensure Israel’s future security.

Make love, not war.

Recently, on I observed a video.

This video is probably one of the top 5 messages I’ve ever heard. I must say that Gay Christian Movement Watch was already speaking against the plans and strategies of the enemy to infiltrate into the church the acceptance of the homosexual lifestyle.

And where acceptance is rejected, it is labeled as hate language.

Already, we are seeing pastors and churches attacked because of a stand taken for God, and His righteous ways. Homosexuality is the current course the entire world is on. Pastors and churches can ill afford to be on the wrong side of the wrath of God that is to come. The persecution of the church cannot be compared to the wrath of God.

The global initiative of homosexuality is a clear and present danger to the church.

The enemy is in the wire and we need a danger close mission of the Holy Spirit to engulf the church in fire to burn out the enemy until that which is shaken remains.

Just in case you do not know what a danger close mission is. It is when the enemy has overrun your base and the only way to stop it is to bring friendly fire right on top of your base. And, yes, it means you may die, but what’s the difference.

The chances of survival is tipped to the forces requesting a danger close mission and this is exactly what we need. We need the fire of the Holy Spirit to come inside the church because we cannot let the enemy have us. God has a way to burn the enemy without burning us. But if you are not where you should be in God, you will die when a danger close mission is called in the church.

The backdrop of this acceptance of the vile, perverted, sin of homosexuality is hidden in the secret lives of pastors and churches that refuse to expose the hidden works of darkness called sexual immorality.

The sin of homosexuality is a class of sin by itself. It is the vilest sin of all mankind. It is the top predator of sin. To be associated with the devil on this level is the agenda of satan. As the church, as a whole, fails to live up to the standards of the Word of God, we see that its root is hidden in the secret lives of undisciplined pastors that fail to toe the line in righteousness and personal sexual integrity.

As a pastor, I was caught in the secrecy of sexual sins and I know first hand about what this is about. No need to further discuss it here except that if you haven’t heard about my evolvement, just go to to catch up on what you may have missed.

The point is not about raising flesh up to start something.

The point is that if there is a lack of prominent ministers adequately and forcefully addressing this issue, from the devil’s perspective, more carnage is coming.

Beg to differ. Disagree. Condemn.

It’s your right.

But the church is not leaving the plains of Moab, the Mother of All Battles, until the secrecy comes to an end.

Psalm 90 and verse 8 says,

“You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”

Secret sins of a sexual nature in a pastor is the same as when the EOD specialist pulled up the wires and exposed many bombs, pastors are doing the same with these sins. While in the movie the bombs did not explode, yet in the lives of pastors, these bombs exploded regularly.

Porn, self gratification, commonly called masturbation, prostitution, fornication, adultery, bisexuality, homosexuality, lesbianism, bestiality, and other lewd conduct hidden in the choir, music ministers, church musicians, pastors, ministers, church secretaries, and the dance ministry.

Time after time, because of Secret Sexual Sins, the church is bog down in a conflict that should have been over a long time ago. We can never get used to the fact that a defeated church is an ineffective church. The Lord Jesus didn’t shed His blood for the church to walk in defeat.

Until we get it, the devil will make sure that we get it.

Living defeated lives.

There are many pastors that live in The Hurt Locker of family, ministry, and secular work.

Unable to break away, the spiritual, emotional, and physical instability of pastors is an open invitation to the devil to seek and destroy by way of SIIED, Sexual Immorality Improvised Explosive Device the lives of pastors, their wives, the children, if any, and people in the church.

With a fine tooth comb and a slow approach, pastors need to take a step back and begin to have eyes on their lives to look for the following indicators that destroy pastors.

1. Lack of a Strong relationship with God.

Personal prayer and devotion in the Word goes a long way to keeping a solid relationship with the Lord. Prayer, fasting, and strict obedience to the Word.

2. Lack of a Strong relationship with the wives and children.

Personal time to enjoy the wife of your youth and opposed to looking for other women like prey. Spending time with your children is important because they need you more than your church needs you.

3. Lack of Strong Accountability Partners

People that can speak into your life on a moment’s notice to see what you have been up to. Such accountability must be non condemning, loving, but confrontational to ensure honest and integrity.

4. Lack of a Strong Men’s Fellowship

Where issues, ALL the issues are placed on the table. Nothing is left to chance.

Together, we can win but time is running short.

Author: The Minister's Crucible

The Minister's Crucible is designed to inform the Body of Christ about the inner workings of the ministry. The word Crucible from Latin, is "crux" where we get the word "cross" from. It also means a "metal container" where metals and other substances are melted or are subjected to higher temperatures, put to the temperature test. The Lord Jesus said "If any man desires to follow after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." Let's take up our cross and follow Him.

%d bloggers like this: