Sexual Sins- The Power Of A Secret

Psalms 90:8 (NLTse)

You spread out our sins before you—
our secret sins—and you see them all.-

When it comes to sexual sins, the thing that men do well is contain it. We are well versed in keeping what we do a secret.

Especially when it comes to porn, unless we coax the wife to watch with us. Let’s face it. It is not going to happen, especially when it comes to our wives that are walking holy before The Lord.

Then again, there may be a few out there that do watch with their husbands and go to church like as if there is nothing wrong with it.

But this isn’t about wives watching porn. It’s about what we do in secret as men. The fear of getting caught is a false notion because we men assume that no one is watching us.

Our secret is safe.

It’s a false sense of security that men errantly assume because we honestly do not believe that the Lord is watching. That’s because we believe that the success in keep it from our wives is across the board cloaked in secrecy.

Think again.

Ezekiel 8:12 (NKJVS)
Then He said to me, “ Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols? For they say, ‘The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land. ’”

When it comes to porn and masturbation, one person said to me, and he wasn’t a believer……”everybody knows that a man watches porn and masturbate.”

What he said was shocking to me because you do not hear truth like this coming from an unbeliever, but most men talk about “choking their chicken, and jerking off” as jokes. Not realizing that it is more common than people are willing to admit.

Also, by saying that others watch porn and masturbate, it gives them the power to deflect that this is happening in their own private lives.

The secret give a man power to engage in a shameful act so at they could continue to do so. Even if it is discovered, because there is the “muscle memory, and desire to self satisfy ourselves, we continue to engage because imprinted in the soul is the one place where we know sex satisfaction will be achieved.

The secrecy, however, is part of the illusion that no one really knows that this is going on. Should discovery occur it potentially brings a person to condemn themselves as hopeless.

As long as the secret is intact, you can continue to enjoy an unachievable false sense of pleasure without embarrassment.

The place where the secret is more important to a man is in preventing the wife from knowing. However, there are men that do not care and blatantly perform self sex in front of them without a problem.

This is lewd behavior that indicates a depraved indifference to the marriage as a whole.

The greatest thing a man could do is confess his sin to God and then explain it to his wife. It takes courage. If a man is to be truly free, he must take the step to set aside the embarrassment associated with confession.

Many will say that it doesn’t need to go that far.

Yes it does.

Besides, God already knows.

Psalms 139:1-3 (NKJVS)
PSALM 139
God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.

God knows what you are going to do in your lying down……..to masturbate.

Psalms 139:11-12 (NKJVS)
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

God knows that you desire to cover your activities of self satisfaction.

One of the things that I became aware of when I was chronic in masturbation was that it didn’t matter what time of day or night. When I needed to fulfill sin, I engage. Not everyone is considered an addict but when you cannot control, manage, or stop a chronic activity, there is a good chance you are addicted. By the way, when it comes to sin, it is not about addiction, it is about sin.

Occasional masturbation is not right either. To be totally free is to never return to the muddy waters of perversion.

An addiction or occasional sexual abuse of porn, and or masturbation is full fledged defeat.

As Paul said, “You have not so learned Christ.”

Only the Holy Spirit working in the life of the believer and the believer walking in total obedience to the Word of God can destroy addiction. Even though the Lord Jesus destroyed addiction with His life, death, and resurrection, we must, as Paul said, “Reckon ourselves to be dead to sin and alive unto God.”

This is achieved by obedience to the Holy Spirit to take the way of escape that we may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13, James 1:3).

Reckoning yourself to be dead to sin simply means to not respond to the door bell when it rings. You are not home. You are ignoring the urges and impulses.

It didn’t matter to me if God were watching because all that mattered was my personal satisfaction. But it was a false satisfaction that deceived. I deceived myself into saying that I need this. Not realizing that it was God that I needed more.

But the secret gave me an edge to engage.

As I would watch porn, I would tape it while masturbating so that I would go back to it the same day but I would erase the tape or destroy it so my wife would not discover it. But Directv had a way to place what I watched on history. Then my then 14 year old daughter discovered that I was watching porn.

I didn’t find out about this information until after my wife told me after I came clean.

So much for secrets.

Michael Bloomberg Claims Spot In Heaven – Not So Fast

My friend, Brother Kevin Boudreau, shared a link about former mayor Michael Bloomberg. I thank Kevin for bringing this to my attention.

Why?

Many people believe that their good works will get them into heaven.

Not so fast.

A couple of years ago, the mayor saw a video demanding that he repent and change his ways or the city was going down. All of a sudden, mortality comes into play.

When you see people declaring that they will get into heaven, you take note.

The Bible is clear about what the Lord said as to who is allowed into heaven.

Here are some Scriptures to go by.

John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”

Isaiah 64:6 “But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; (menstruated cloths), we all fade as a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”

Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Here is the first link that was passed to me.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/375856/michael-bloombergs-eschatology-patrick-brennan

But here is the direct quote after searching

“Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

The first thing that caught my eye was he said “if there is a God.” It’s strange that we know there is heaven but we are not sure that there is the God of heaven. And also note that there will be no “interview?”

That’s right there will be no interview. It’s called Judgment.

Here is the link if you think this is a joke….

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/us/bloomberg-plans-a-50-million-challenge-to-the-nra.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

It is clear that the former mayor wants to make a difference with the remaining time he has on earth, whatever that may be. However, according to the Word of God, we can never do enough on earth to make a difference and use that as “leverage” to boldly assume that it would be enough to gain entrance into the kingdom of heaven.

The Bible is clear about sin and righteousness.

But the Word of God is also clear about rich men getting into heaven.

Matthew 19:23-24 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

Let’s be clear.

The Lord is not looking to banish all rich people. The Lord desires for all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth. Rich people banish themselves by imposing upon God their terms of getting into heaven. Few understand that heaven is holy because God is holy. Few understand that man cannot work to get into heaven.

The work was done on the cross of Christ.

It’s called grace!

Unmerited or unearned favor.

Earning our way into heaven cannot be done because God does not want you to boast about how great and good a guy you are.

What we do as far as good works is not enough to earn our way into heaven.

Titus 3:5-7 says “…not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”

A sinner must be made new. A sinner must be washed. A sinner must be cleansed.

We must admit or acknowledge that we are sinners.

We throw ourselves upon the mercy of the Lord to save us because we cannot save ourselves from sin, death, and hell, and later, the lake that burns with fire and brimstone forever.

Why is it according to His mercy?”

Mercy prevents what we rightfully deserve.

We deserve punishment because “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

“There is no one righteous, no, not one.”

The Righteous Judge of all the earth demanded that man be sentenced to death and eternal separation from the Holy God because of our sins. But He made a way out for man. He sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to die for our sins.

“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”

To be justified means to declare a person innocent of all charges even though they are guilty of all charges.

Now bear in mind that we all have or had stuff that would prevent us all from getting into heaven.

We all have stuff.

The one thing that condemns us to hell is whether we believe in the provision of salvation, graciously made by Jesus. If we declare that Jesus is Lord, and believe in our heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved (Romans 10:9-10).

Then looking at the works of Michael Bloomberg and the world, we see that his support for same sex marriage is before him. This is not the sin that will prevent him from getting into heaven. This is a sin that God is against. God is against the sin of homosexuality. His performance of officiating a same sex wedding is a work of darkness.

Then there is the “morning after pill” given to teens when they get pregnant as students in the NYC Board of Education system to reduce the number of abortions in school children. This is not the sin that would prevent him form getting into heaven. However, this is the sin that God is against. Fornication and murder.

If he repents or change his mind, ask for God’s forgiveness of his sins, reconsider his wicked spiritual condition, declares that Jesus is Lord, and believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, he and all rich men would be saved.

The Book of Revelation tells us that we would be judged by the works we have done.

Revelation 20:11-15 says “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them.

And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life.

And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works.

Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.”

The most important part about this Scripture is whether your name is in the Book of Life.

So, if Michael Bloomberg is reading this, my advice to you, sir, is to repent, ask for God’s forgiveness. He is gracious and kind. He will abundantly pardon you of all your sins. The Holy Spirit will come into your heart. He will take your stony heart and make it new and responsive to God. Then find a good Bible believing local assembly where people are living the Word of God. Get water baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Don’t even bring your check book. Leave that at home.

Any pastor or church that looks like they want to hound you for any money is not the right church to attend. On the other hand, if you think that righteousness could be bought or attained by your giving, you are sadly mistaken.

Leave your money at home. It is not necessary to get into the kingdom.

But if you love your money more than God, you might be able to buy a great looking casket for your remains, but you will not have a place in heaven on your own merits.

Morehouse College – More Mess, Morehomosexuality II

Well, it is official. According to Black Christian News Network and in an article, and written about in the blog of GCMWatch.com confirmed our concerns regarding the induction of OC Allen into the MLK Board of Preachers.

Morehouse College and the MLK Board of Preachers refused to confirm something that OC Allen put on his webpage until real late in the game. Neither have they responded to my request except that they referred me to the Chapel. The Examiner, Obnoxious, and other sources have spoken about this and not much has been done on the part of the MLK Board of Preachers to come from hiding to talk about this.

You know why….don’t you?

When you are dealing with the sin of homosexuality or any form of Secret Sexual Sins and its poisonous venom, snakes love to hide before they strike.

At other times, when some snakes believe that their life is threatened, if they do not have another way out, they will strike and run.

It seems to me that the caretakers of the post Civil Rights era had a way out.

Silence.

In other words, do not say a word or answer any questions from the opponents of the sin of homosexuality.

Just let it happen.

Sometimes, people do not believe that the Lord is using folk to flush out folk to get to the truth.

Not surprising when you are doing things underhanded anyway.

You kind of expect real men to “man up” and take the heat but when you put your tail between your legs, run, and hide until the event is over, it’s a coward’s way to respond. With Black folk doing things with sleight of hand, it’s a ghetto move. I thought that where we came from, we stand up to those that pose legitimate questions to gain clarity without fear.

We all know that the answer to the question about inducting a practicing homosexual to the MLK Board of Preachers is wrong.

It is clear as a bell.

Just like heaven is made for the righteous and hell was created for the devil and his angels. And remember what Jesus said to the religious leaders of His day. “You are of your father, the devil….” 

So children of the devil will end up in hell with their father.

Some will argue that you are condemning. You do not have a hell to put people into. You are right.

But God does have a hell, and He also has the lake that burns with fire and brimstone to put all that oppose Him into.

The basic gospel message of the Lord Jesus Christ is the highest essence of all preaching. To preach anything else or to replace it with anything else is not preaching but delusional oration that will condemn all people that listen to hell. When you include a practicing homosexual into something that was once prestigious, everyone is bewildered beyond measure as to……WHY?

We cannot say that Dr. King would not have stood for this because he is not with us.

But we who have been called to preach the Holy Word of God know better.

You cannot mix sin with preaching, much less mix sin with righteousness. That’s a no brainer (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 1 Corinthians 9:27).

The quality of character is significantly lacking these days in African American leadership.

Martin Luther King’s courage under tremendous obstacles is a great testament to his character and fortitude. It is clear that the caretakers of his audacious powerful legacy chose to do the opposite.

It is not a proud moment for Morehouse and the MLK Board of Preachers.

As always, GCMWatch has a prepared article and you can also read more about it from Black Christian News Network.

http://www.gcmwatch.com/10942/bccn

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