Mastering The Urge Like Jesus, To Never Masturbate

Setting Captives Free by Mike Cleveland has a very intense and challenging course called “Way To Purity.”

I’ve taken and completed this course and received a certificate. I can say that this course challenged me in more ways than I could ever imagine. But it gave me the fortitude and determination to forever kill, deaden, and deprive of power the animal impulses that were lurking in my members. The porn part was killed in November 2008, but the masturbation lingered until 2009. Since that time, I’ve had some relapses until I needed to stop the hypocrisy and live a life the way Jesus did in His sexual discipline.

Since the last relapse early this year, 2014, I’ve been able to finally put to rest the urge to masturbate. Because Jesus did, I can because it is by His grace. I’ve learned to set a watch over my life the way that Jesus did and I catch every little move I make. The fastest way to lose the anointing over your life is when you do not catch yourself in an instant and remind yourself that you are a dead man. Dead men do not respond to sin. I am alive unto God and that’s the only way to live. Dead to sin, alive to God. Obeying His Word and denying the flesh any chance to run amuck.

Also I am back on the street preaching beat.  You can’t talk about deliverance, full and complete if you are a hypocrite in front of sinners. You can’t preach with unction if you commit sin like sinners. As Lenard Ravenhill once said, “A praying man will never sin, and a sinning man will never pray.”

Setting Captives Free deals with porn and masturbation in the lives of men.

The last time I checked the site, there were over 3 million hits.

But I’ve also noticed the amount of men and women that actually either started the course or have completed this 60 day course.

Yes.

Sixty Days.

The amount of men and women that started or completed the course was approximately 300,000 persons. 

Unless I am wrong, that’s 10 percent that dared to break free of porn and masturbation. The course is designed with an accountability partner that will not let you off the hook should you fail to maintain your pursuit to holiness and purity according to the Scriptures.

Not everyone will appreciate an accountability partner because depending on who you get, it will not be pleasant. I believe in accountability because when we attempt to do accountability on our own, we will do a “mulligan.” We will make up the rules and should we feel the need to cheat, we will do so unhesitatingly.

I do not believe that because of an accountability partner watching your answers at the end of each course, whether you’ve watched porn or masturbated in 24 hours is the reason why many would not do the course.

I believe that it may be part of the reason but it is not to be blamed. The accountability part is there as a very serious integrity factor because in the end, you have to answer to the Lord. You can lie about it but you will be guilty of two things.

1. Sexual immorality.

2. Lying.

Both of these are listed as persons who will be cast into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone forever according to Revelation 21:8.

Pornography, for most men is just fuel to the fire. So a man could masturbate without watching porn.

If you are really honest with yourself, you will note that masturbation is the most difficult part to break because solo sex is muscle memorized. The mind and body expect you to release sexual tension anytime. To have to answer the question about whether you’ve masturbated or not is a very embarrassing question because it shows that you are either in control or not.

One of the fruit of the Spirit is “self control.”

As a born again believer, you have within you the Spirit of God. Paul also calls this the Spirit of Christ. There is a reason. You have Jesus in you by the Spirit. The same self control that Jesus exhibited when He walked the earth is in you. This means that at anytime, you can obey the Word of God every time.

This doesn’t mean that you are perfect. This means that you can stop masturbating any time you want to.

When you are driving a car, and you approach an intersection. The light turned red. What do you do? You come to a stop.

At every intersection, the same thing happens. The urge to run that red light is tempered by the fact that you will hurt or kill yourself and others. That’s the top of your worries. The secondary worry is a ticket, a fine, or a suspension, or revocation of your driver’s license.

These things reinforces this one fact that it is in your best interest to stop.

When it comes to masturbation, we do not think about stopping.

We invent ways to get it done and we deceive our minds into thinking that the Lord would forgive us.

1 John 1:5-10 serves as a reminder that when we deceive ourselves, we are not fooling God. 1 John 3 declares to us that when it comes to sin, we either have the seed of God or we are of the offspring of the devil. We cannot practice sin or lawlessness and practice righteousness at the same time.

So mastering the urge to masturbate must be a way of life until death.

Jesus was a man subject to the same passions as we, yet, He didn’t sin (see Hebrews 4:14-16). Jesus sympathizes with our weakness and He identifies with them. What we need to do is identify with His obedience and His desire to please the Father at all times. Mastering masturbation begins by learning how Jesus obeyed the Father.

John 8:29 tells us that Jesus always did those things that please the Father. Jesus went to the place of prayer and He was found customarily in the temple or synagogue reading the Word or the law. As long as He found Himself doing these things, temptation would come, but He would master these temptations by obeying the Word.

Jesus learned obedience according to Hebrews 5:8 through the things He suffered.

Jesus said in Matthew 25:41 that the “spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak.”

In our weak moments, the grace of God is at its strongest. But we have to find grace.”

In other words, we have to exert the effort to get before God to prevent ourselves from falling into temptation. The urge to masturbate usually occurs in the morning or late at night. But anyone could masturbate at any time. The male system is designed to be sexual at any time. However, it is during these times that a man is aroused the most. His mind is not engaged at work and is at rest so when a thought or image of sex comes, it is very easy to engage the hand in sexual self foreplay.

It is in these moments I believe that Jesus was challenged the most. But the Lord had developed a way out every time. He got up to pray. He changed His venue. Many times I thought about the fact that the Lord Jesus got up to pray but my only reason was because He wanted to be more anointed to minister.

Luke 4:18 tells us that Jesus was anointed.

Not only did Jesus wanted to fellowship with the Father, He got up to pray before He fell into sin after temptation.

The Bible says that Jesus sympathizes with us and that we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our weaknesses. In other words, Jesus never would tell us to deal with it because He dealt with temptation Himself. Jesus knows what we go through so He can help us defeat the urge to masturbate provided we change our venue, get up and pray.

It is too late to pray for strength after sinning.

I used to think that if I just go through the process of masturbation without ejaculation that I didn’t masturbate.

That was a lie and I deceived myself. Any form of sexual self contact that arouses the flesh is a violation. To prevent myself from doing this, I had to change my venue like Jesus. Additionally, I had to tell myself that it is hypocritical. The hands had to stop traveling and the mind had to stop self deception. The urges are strong but they are never stronger than the grace of God given in times of weakness and weak moments.

Any laps of the mind and hands and you will find yourself where you shouldn’t be.

So learn to change your venue. Get up and pray. Get up and read the Word. Change what you are meditating on. Refuse to look for ways to get around the sin of masturbation. Learn to discipline yourself before you wreck yourself. The Holy Spirit will give you a way out to overcome temptation. He is the same Holy Spirit that worked with Jesus during His time of temptations according to 1 Corinthians 10:13.

You can master the urge to masturbate just like Jesus did.

Pastor’s Wives And Their Husband’s Porn Issue

This scenario is happening all across America.

There’s certain signals that sound off loud and clear that your husband, who happens to be a pastor, is watching porn. Your church is growing but there is something that isn’t right. Or your church is not growing and you can’t seem to put your finger on it.

In either case, church growth is not the goal of pastors. We plant, we water, God gives the increase.

But your marriage is suffering tremendous strain and you can’t seem to find a reason. Or you might know the reason but you refuse to address it to keep peace in the house.

Denial can be potentially deadly to a marriage.

Silence, to your husband, is considered permission. As long as he is not confronted, he has a false sense of security.

Are you a peacekeeper or a peacemaker?

As a wife, you are living right and you are maintaining your purity before God but lately, your husband has abandoned purity and holiness. His intensity to pray and to preach the Word has suffered, and you can tell the difference. The fire for God in his life is gone.

He “fakes” his way through each service. At the beginning of the ministry, he was all out and ready to do the work of the ministry. All of a sudden, it seems like water on wood. No fire.

Missing from his preaching are messages on holiness and purity. If he fails to preach against sin, there’s an excellent chance he is in Secret Sexual Sins.

What is happening?

89% of porn comes from the United States. In particular, Internet porn is the most widely used venue where anyone at any time can watch porn. No one watches porn and not act out sexually in masturbation, prostitutes, or a mistress.

A mistress is too late.

The root of the problem is found in porn and masturbation.

The secret sex life of any man is found in these two places.

As a wife, here are some signals that indicate a Secret Sexual Sins issue.

1. You’ve had no intimacy in more than a week.

He is home regularly. His hours hasn’t changed. The time that you go to bed hasn’t changed. There aren’t any known medical conditions. It’s time to ask the tough questions.

Is he seeking God? Is he fasting and did he ask for this time to be with God? If the answer is no, then……what’s up.

One of the things about porn is the “adrenaline of secrecy.”

Even though a man readily admits to watching women and watching porn, the power of not being caught and the ability to deceive the mind into thinking that he could get away with it is part of the fuel of adrenaline. That’s why Secret Sexual Sins is a very powerful revelation. It’s the secret world of sex in the mind of a powerful mand of Gawd that believes he could get away with it.

But with the Lord, no one gets away with it.

Psalm 139:11-12 says “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.”

Psalm 90:8 says, You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”

Just like David, what David did in secret, God will lay it bare for all to see in the noonday sun.

However, you need to get to the bottom of it.

Perhaps God will spare the humiliation because of a lack of humility.

2. You caught his eyes “wondering.”

The one place where you will know where a man’s heart is is in his eyes.

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

Jesus said in 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.”

If he is watching women in the street and in the church where he is preaching, there is a serious lust problem. Sometimes a man does it deliberately because he is making a statement. He wants to have what he saw sexually. This sin of sight adultery is a problem too. Sometimes women deliberately wear certain eye catching items, showing cleavage and legs, as well as body hugging dresses like they are going to the club. Some of them are emotionally unstable women that is looking to make a move.

They attend church and strategically sit in proximity to be seen. Many people will say that this is just another attack on women. Well, my question to you is, have you looked at what they wore to church? And have you ever asked them whether or not they are attracted to a married pastor? If you haven’t asked them that question, I strongly urge you to.

Men and women come to church for the wrong reason. And it is true that not every man or woman has sex on their minds but take a good look at the door and you will see that the hunt is on.

3. Your husband stays up to watch TV well past bedtime.

This is the one thing that you need to pay attention to because it’s a dead giveaway.

He may not be watching porn but he may be watching shows that preview substitute porn.

The agenda of the late shows has been pushing porn on network television. NYPD Blue and other shows showcased soft porn at 10PM to take things to the next level. Outright porn on national TV. The FCC ordered ABC to cease and we were sort of spared the indecency. But now with Internet porn, your husband has his personal devices and he doesn’t need network TV.

Discretely, he could watch all the porn he wants.

4. For some reason, he hates you.

The object of porn is to despise and dispose the wife. Porn has been responsible for the destruction of 57 percent of marriages.

Everything that you do is ridiculed, despised, and his utter contempt for you is expressed in arguments that are completely irrational, baseless, and reconcilable. He picks on everything you do. He doesn’t say much to appreciate you. He depreciates you because porn is perfect and in his mind, you are not. Porn is perfect sex, perfect faces, perfect proportioned bodies. In that arena, no wife has a chance.

The low self esteem is intended to destroy you. That’s the way the devil works in the minds of men. To help destroy you. Especially if you are a praying, Word woman. If he constantly lashes out at you but you see him be nice to other women, it is a dead giveaway.

5. You catch him masturbating in bed when he thought you were asleep.

This is common. He loves to think that he could get a little extracurricular sexual play with himself while he thinks that you are asleep, but you caught him. But you do not say anything, you just know that he is doing something that he shouldn’t be doing. You play like you were still asleep, but you know what’s up. You must understand that this behavior is lusts of the flesh, lusts of the eyes, and the pride of life operating in him.

Jesus rose a great while before day to pray. I honestly believe that the Lord Jesus got up for a reason to pray. Men are tempted sexually late at night and early in the morning. A man is aroused the most during the set times. Because of his lack of discipline, he will engage in Secret Sexual Sins to relieve sexual tension. But why doesn’t he engage with his wife?

Lust.

How do you resolve these issues with a man that seemingly has the call of God on his life but treats you like trash?

Prayer and much prayer.

God knows how to get to his hardened heart. But you have to be patient. Most men will not admit that they have a sex sin problem. The one thing that he counts on is his ability to think that he can’t get caught. But the Lord caught him before time began and it is a matter of time before he is exposed. His deception is on thin ice. The exposure is not just to humiliate him but to help him. Because he believes that he wasn’t caught, he continues on like as if nothing is going to go wrong.

This is where sometimes, he gets caught.

Just be patient. God will not be mocked.

Chronic Or Excessive Masturbation : Establishing Personal Holiness & Discipline

Surprisingly, 63 percent of those who participated in this survey were female,
and indicated that 20.4 percent of people masturbate at least three or more
times per day. Among the other key findings:

* 79.6% masturbate 0-2 times per day;  15.2% 3-5 times a day;  3.8% 6-10 times;
and only 1.4% masturbate more than 10 times a day.
  
* 48% believe that their masturbation frequency is below average; 45.4% said
frequency is average;  and  6% believe that their masturbation frequency is
above average.
  
* 45.4%  either agreed that masturbating can cause problems in their
relationships; while 29.3% neither agreed or disagreed and the rest of the
participants disagreed.
  
* 18.3% are either extremely or very ashamed of their masturbating habits; 23.8%
are either slightly or somewhat ashamed and the 57.8% are not ashamed at all.

These statistics came from “Reuters.com,” and the link to this site is provided below.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/06/morningside-recovery-idUSnPnNY55073+160+PRN20130206

It is clear that chronic masturbation is a serious problem in the Body of Christ. While these stats are not reflective of just professed believers, there is no doubt in my mind that this is a serious problem in believers today. There is no question about porn being a problem in the church among professed believers, however, the associated sexual activities are rarely discussed.

Pun not intended, porn and masturbation go “hand in hand.”

No one watches porn and doesn’t act out sexually.

As with most people, many men and women struggle with watching porn. Porn is accessible, available (free and PPV), and could be seen anonymously. Substitute porn, such as newspapers, the weather women, the early morning show of “club” dressing women,” movies and with soft porn, TV shows, and other venues where sex is readily seen can inflame lust in the hearts of people in an instant.

These trigger mechanisms are strategically designed to inflame the urges and impulses.

Listen to the Amplified Bible’s version of what Paul said in Colossians 3:5-7.

“So kill (deaden, deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin] :sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

It is on account of these [very sins] that the [holy] anger of God is ever coming upon the sons of disobedience (those who are obstinately opposed to the divine will), among whom you also once walked, when you were living in and addicted to [such practices].

In looking at the statistics, these categories reveal how often a person masturbates in a 24 hour period.

If you note the last statistic, 57.8% are not ashamed at all of masturbation.

I know what that’s like.

The mind and the body made a very powerful statement to the human spirit.

It loves masturbation and we (mind and body) will do everything in its power to keep this going.

Have you ever thought about this?

The urges and impulses are so strong and dominating that the mind abandons any Word from God to be delivered. The mind also goes into a sense of hopelessness that it has subjected itself to accept the fact that this is the way that it’s going to be for the rest of your life on earth.

There are many men and women that deliberately made this declaration. At the same time, they also seek freedom. Regarding those in the 58.7 percentile, I could be wrong, but having been in this trap, it is clear that there might be a common form of abandonment denial that is evident in all man.

The pleasure is too strong to give up.

This is what helps the denial. The pleasure.

Sex was designed to be pleasurable. However, solo sex is more pleasurable because you make up the rules. You do not need another body. You can stop and start at anytime. Day or night. You do not have to wait for your wife to be sexually ready. You do not have to relate with another person. You do not have impregnate them. You do not open yourself to STDs.

Just before you think I am giving you the OK about masturbation, be very careful here.

This WAS the way I was thinking when I was in the cycle of sexual addiction level one.

When something has you in bondage, you are not free. Even if you are in the 79.6 percentile.

I built my whole day on watching women and filing their shape in my mind in complete violation of Matthew 5:27-30.

But all that was is just fuel for the engine of lust in my deceitfully, desperately wicked heart.

The cycle of satisfaction to climax is always the goal in masturbation. You see, you could do without the eye candy and go on muscle memory because masturbation is all about you. And you may disagree, but you are doing you and that is a form of homosexuality or lesbianism called solo sex. But this doesn’t deter anyone from masturbation. When the body seeks pleasure, reasoning yourself out of this past time is not an option.

Unless, you are serious about changing your ways.

The amount of masturbation is not really the pursuit. It’s the lust in a man’s heart that craves physical intimacy.

You see, it is always lust in the mind and flesh. All the other needs of man are secondary.

Affirmation……..secondary. Love……….secondary. For females……connection needs……..secondary.

Notice again what Paul said.

“…sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).”

Masturbation is about all of the above.

It is the idolizing of the genitals.

I know that this is graphic but that’s what it’s about. Even with homosexuality, it is about the idolizing and deifying of self.

One of the signs of the last days is that men would be “lovers of themselves.”

This is the deification of man. This deification of man is the worship of himself. The highest way that this is done is in sex. Particularly solo sex.

When you workout in the gym, there are mirrors. There are posters. In the supermarkets, there are sexually explicit magazines. Even innocent pictures give that hidden suggestion of sex. The words is just the story line but when you see what you want, your mind goes on the hunt to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Especially when you look at someone that you want sexually. You take that back to your bedroom or whatever room you do self solo sex and the rest is history.

What is the solution?

How do we deprive of power the evil desires lurking in our members?

The Bible gives us the sexual purity of Jesus.

He regularly went to the mountain to pray.

That’s lesson one.

Jesus got up and changed His venue.

He regularly applied the Word.

That’s lesson two.

In the temptation of Jesus, He regularly said, “It is written.”

Establishing personal holiness and discipline is not easy. Anyone that told you that this is easy is a liar. Jesus was tempted in all points like us, yet, He didn’t sin. That means He was tempted to masturbate and Jesus was tempted to be a homosexual. Hebrews 4 said, “All points.”

But the way that the Lord Jesus handled business with His flesh was by prayer and applying the Word of God.

Finally, notice that the Lord Jesus mentioned in Matthew 5:27-30 the eyes and hands. Pluck the right eye out and cut the right hand. There is no question in my mind that Jesus also meant masturbation because we use our eyes to seek out a sexual object and we use our hands to masturbate. Although there are ways to stimulate yourself without the use of hands, it is still a form of masturbation because you are not involved sexually with your wife.

But you have to begin doing something about disciplining your eyes and hands.

Get up from that place where fantasy, ritual, acting out takes place and find a place to pray and put your hand on the Bible. Open the Scriptures and begin to meditate on God. Everyone has a starting point. Start there and be consistent.

Victory was already achieved on the cross. Now it is time to follow Him, deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Him.

Tony Palmer’s Death : Catholic/Charismatic Unity Suffer A Serious Loss

Some of you will remember the blog that I wrote of an open letter rebuke to Kenneth Copeland, regarding Kenneth Copeland and the Catholic pope uniting under the false guise of Christian unity.

It’s more than doctrinal issues.

It’s heresy vs the truth.

Deception comes in all forms and Catholicism is another gospel that Paul declared to be cursed along with the messenger.

Since that meeting, James Robison, Kenneth Copeland and other evangelicals met with the pope, along with Tony Palmer.

This is stunning news about the motorcycle death of Tony Palmer.

Some will declare that God derailed this ecumenical move of joining the catholics together with the charismatics.

I will say that it doesn’t derail it. I will say that this death is very significant. To read into something without full knowledge of the intent is dangerous. Joining with catholicism is dangerous. Joining with almost any group that has questionable material is dangerous. Walking in deliberate error is dangerous. Walking in the truth and speaking the truth in love is safe.

It is important to remain focused on one thing and one thing only.

“…be even more diligent to make your call and election sure.” 2 Peter 1:10

Tony Palmer was not a catholic but an anglican bishop but something pulled on him to establish christian unity. Unfortunately, he turned towards the pope and the rest is history. For centuries, the system of catholicism has robbed many good people from walking in the true grace of God. As Paul said, “For by grace you are saved through faith and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.”

Catholicism demands works for salvation, preaches purgatory, baptizes infants into the Christian faith by sprinkling, prays to statues, honors Mary the mother of Jesus as the Queen of heaven and mediator to God the Father, and a host of many other questionable, and blatant errors of Scripture.

Catholicism has yet to address and denounce these doctrines in order to be considered as followers of Christ.

Until then, it’s important that we vehemently protest.

The works of Martin Luther, William Tyndale, and John Wycliffe, and others sounded the alarm to stand against the error embedded in Catholicism to deceive the people into believing that they must worship the church.

While the catholics will deny some or all of this, all you need to do is look closely over the centuries to see the differences between catholicism and protestantism. Ask yourselves about what these differences are and conclude that the differences are unmistakable and undeniable.

Nonetheless, Tony Palmer’s death is a blow to Kenneth Copeland and other ecumenical evangelicals.

The question should definitely be asked “Will this hinder the intent of “unity?”

In my view, there is no question that his death will spurn them on to complete the work.

Given the information about the history of catholicism and protestantism, I wouldn’t dare to continue to move away from the hope of the gospel just because we want a little unity with allegiance to questionable and blatant error. The conflict of truth and error is a real game because it has eternal implications. If man chooses the wrong over the right, it will cost him. To choose error over truth demands a complete suppression of the truth.

Tony Palmer’s death is significant. We pray for his family.

We must not enter into hyper emotionalism. Meaning that we dare not declare that a person is in heaven just because people die a tragic death.

Repentance and faith in Christ alone is the only way to get into the heavenly kingdom of the Son of His love.

Faith in any other institution is a sure ticket to eternal condemnation.

Let’s pay attention to walking in the truth of God’s Word and seek to be on the same page with God and the rightly divided Word of truth. The Holy Spirit knows how to unify the Body of Christ with people of “Like precious faith.”

But the Holy Spirit of truth will not unify the Body apart from the truth in the Word of God.

Below is the link to the Charisma article concerning Tony Palmer’s untimely death.

http://www.charismanews.com/us/44726-bishop-tony-palmer-champion-of-unity-dies-in-motorcycle-accident

Discovering Your Pastor’s Child Porn Habits; Pastoral Investigatory Policy

There is no question that pornography is a major issue in the world but it is a major issue in the house of worship among ministers of the gospel.

What would you do as a believer that may have a pastor that is watching porn? Even worse, what would you do if he was involved in child pornography?

Sadly, in both cases, most church people would cover it up for fear of destroying their church’s reputation.

Sadly, God destroyed its reputation the moment people compromise to sweep under the carpet a pastor’s Secret Sexual Sins.

Even people that claim to restore pastors undercover or behind everyone’s backs. The Bible is very clear about exposing the darkness. Grace is not given to cover sin but to expose it. Exposing sin is not to be done to destroy a person but to help them realize that sin is not right in the eyes of God. There is a difference between “gossip” and Biblical restoration according to Galatians 6:1-5.

Judging falls under this category of gossip according to Matthew 7:1-5. The entire context of Matthew 7:1-5, not just verse 1.

Many churches deliberately run from confronting this issue to expose it because people are afraid to. For the most part, people want to come to church, have a good time, see a show, and go home. Confronting sexual issues in the church is not on the list because confronting any sin puts the light on the entire church membership.

Many churches want to love people and pastors but the love for them must never exceed the love for truth and mercy. Truth exposes so that a church is right. God loves truth above loving people because God must be true to Himself. He will never lie and He will never sin. Therefore, by speaking the truth in love, we expose the hidden works of darkness. We must remember that God hates sin. Therefore, we must hate sin just as God does. Otherwise, God is perverted.

Ephesians 5:8-14 says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says:
“Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.”

Paul never said not to expose it. He said it was a shame to talk about what was “done by them in secret.”

Cedric Cuthberg, pastor of an African Episcopal Church in Florida, was one of those pastors that got caught in such a sting. He pled guilty and is doing 6 years for downloading child porn.

This is a common practice to watch porn among 50% of pastors in the United States. Obviously a small percentage of pastors delve into child porn. There are approximately 300,000 protestant churches in the United States, which means that roughly 150,000 protestant churches have pastors that intentionally watch porn. According to blazinggrace.org 70% of Christians struggle with porn.

According to the late Ted Bundy, executed in 1989 for the murder of a 12 year old and responsible for 29 sex assaults and their deaths, said that porn was not the cause of his assaults and murders. Rather it was the fuel.

Many of them prepare their sermons in their “Pastor’s Study” in church. As soon as their sermon is prepared on their computer, they get this “Urge and Impulse” to watch porn on the same computer. This pastor crossed the line and downloaded child porn and that’s a crime.

Sadly, there are pastors that desire to have sexual contact with these innocent children and they make the mistake of setting themselves up. Not realizing that on the other side of the line or Internet connection is a police officer that knows how to talk the language of underage kids. Then these males go to meet them and are caught in their own web of deceit.

One of the greatest fears that I had when I was watching free porn on the Internet was that I would make the mistake of downloading child pornography. Whether intentionally or by accident. I knew that it would be a matter of time so before I made a mistake or desired to intentionally download any material, I made myself stop. Let me point out that at no time I had a desire for children. Having said that, I knew that when a person says that they do not have a desire, it is just a matter of time before the devil will tempt you.

The amount of websites for child porn is relatively small. There is approximately 100,000 websites for child porn.

The FBI is always on the look out in this relatively small community of perversion.

One former porn producer said in an interview that “child porn is the final frontier.”

What he meant by this was that after watching all the porn of adults of legal age, the desire to watch younger underaged kids do sex acts. Even worse is that these males (can’t call them men) desire to contact these kids to have sex with them. They will travel to far away exotic places where human trafficking of children is a serious issue, worldwide. Including the United States.

This is a crime. Downloading child porn is a crime and just to be in possession of any child porn will get you arrested.

Why do they watch child porn?

After watching all the adults, heterosexual and homosexual, the last level of perversion is children.

The amber alerts and child abductions is partly the reason behind what is done throughout the world.

How could a congregation discover a pastor’s child porn habits?

Many of you will disagree with what I am about to share. However, we must never disagree with the truth of God’s Word.

Hypocrisy is a leaven that must be removed and anything that has this leaven must go too.

Which would you rather have?

A hypocritical church or a church full of people that pretend to be holy but live ungodly lives?

Most people want both. A hypocritical church and people that pretend to live holy; having a form of godliness but denying its power.

But what kind of church does the Lord want?

Paul said in Ephesians 5:26-27 “…that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

What I am about to share is not absolute but it should be dealt with before other children are harmed and churches destroyed.

While it all depends on the situation, today, most churches are planted by the pastor, so this may be a little difficult to implement an investigatory policy.

Pastors for hire is a different story because in the vetting process, the search committee must now do the extra work of hiring a investigator, do criminal background checks, and other necessary investigations to insure that they have a pastor that is clean and without blemish.

Vetting committees that fail to do this is asking for trouble.

During the course of a hired pastors tenure, he should be subjected to unannounced periodic investigation which includes their personal devices, computers, and other instruments. The pastor’s study and all computers that is owned by the house of worship must be subjected to periodic checks for porn. The pass codes of every computer in the house of worship must be owned by a church administrator and can only be changed by the church administrator.

All church workers with computer access must be investigated as well.

Some will disagree and declare that privacy is invaded.

Well think of the child’s privacy and innocence destroyed.

Will it be your child that will go through an avoidable ordeal, or would you rather have your privacy invaded to protect them?

What about a pastor that planted a church? Accusations fly every day and if a group of people want to destroy the reputation of a pastor, it is very easy to do so. We know that false witnesses are everywhere and they jump at every opportunity to destroy a genuine work of the Lord. However, if such an accusation is brought, just go through the process of thoroughly investigating the matter.

As a pastor, I would not mind because if you have nothing to hide, then the investigation will show it. If not, then a pastor has a lot to worry about, including prison time.

After looking at the FB picture of Cedric Cuthberg, on the outside it appears that he was very much in control but you never judge a book by its cover. That’s what a rogue pastor is counting on. That you do not know what is really going on in his heart.

Secret Sexual Sins operates the same way.

As long as it is a secret, no one really knows and that means that the game of watching any form of porn continues.

As I have said many times, no one watches porn and doesn’t masturbate or act out sexually. There is no question in my mind that Cuthberg masturbates. Porn is fantasy sex. A man or a woman is pretending to have sex with that image. According to Dr. William Struthers, porn “hijacks” the brain and the person watching the porn is just going through the sexual acting out to satisfy his or her sexual urges.

Porn never leads you to less sexual acting out. It always leads to more acting out. It is not uncommon to have multiple ejaculations or orgasms. Jesus said that he that commits sin is a slave to sin. When it comes to porn, a man or a woman is a slave to dopamine. Dopamine is the reward drug that the brain desires. In essence, the chemicals that work in the body during sex is like a pharmacy. The person is using sex as a “medicinal property” to affirm, love, and satisfy themselves. This is the secondary reason why people do what they do.

The whole purpose of porn and masturbation is “the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.”

It’s all about fulfilling the lust in the flesh and mind.

It doesn’t matter what a pastor may be going through.

It’s all about fulfilling the lusts of the flesh and mind.

So the next time you go to church, there is a 50/50 chance that your pastor may be watching porn.

To eliminate the chance of this happening, get your pastor to agree to an investigation paid for by the church.

What if something is found?

Don’t sweep it under the rug.

If something is found, then the next step is to remove that pastor according to your bylaws. If the law was broken in any way, instead of being an accessory to the crime or be found to obstruct justice, call the district attorney or law enforcement. Take action immediately.

Here is the CNN report regarding Disney workers caught in a sex sting.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/07/14/us/theme-park-employees-child-sex-stings/

Kenneth Copeland Meets With The Pope

As promised, Kenneth Copeland and other evangelicals met with the pope.

Jude 4 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 is in full swing.

After all of the warnings and admonitions, it is a sad day.

The falling away, or defection from truth is happening before our eyes.

All for one goal.

To be unified in the Body of Christ.

Commonly called “ecumenism.

It’s defined as “worldwide or general in extent, influence, or application

a : of, relating to, or representing the whole of a body of churches

b : promoting or tending toward worldwide Christian unity or cooperation.”

How can the spirit of error agree with the Spirit of truth?

Is it possible to table error just to meet the needs of the poor, the outcast, and down trodden?

Humanity needs truth as well as humanitarian assistance BUT error cannot override truth. To suppress the truth to meet a humanitarian need is like giving people sustenance while walking them through the door to hell.

The error in catholicism is as plain as day, yet, regardless of the blatant error, they forge ahead to bring many together under one umbrella. The devil can be proud of his work to deceive the masses.

What is there to say?

We that name the name of Christ must depart from iniquity. We must hold the line and stay steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Is meeting with the pope a sin? Is joining in a meeting of evangelical leaders with the pope a sin?

To answer this question, you have to go back into the history of catholicism.

You have to read the history of the works of Martin Luther, John Wycliffe, and William Tyndale.

Why was their work necessary?

When you answer this question, then you have to come to some conclusion that something is not right.

When you see that there is a clear doctrinal difference, there is no question that catholicism is a religion that was designed to deceive the masses.

Couple this with evangelical beliefs and charismatic beliefs, and you can see that this is a concoction of epic proportions.

Catholicism must renounce many of its questionable heretical doctrines. To assume that they have done so has yet to be seen, let alone be unquestionably confirmed.

But we all know that such a renunciation of catholicism is not going to happen.

From here on out, we must hold fast to the confession of our faith without wavering. We must remain true to the Word of God. We must never deny the Lord Jesus.

People of God, when a defection of this magnitude is before us, the only thing left to do is to stand in the truth. Confront the false doctrine of our day takes courage, faith, and strength because those that are in agreement with them will have no seat to sit in when the music stops.

The works of Martin Luther, John Wycliffe, and William Tyndale has been trampled upon and we can safely say that the whore of Babylon is ready to swallow everything in her path. Her bed of fornication has enlarged itself.

If you want to go with them, I cannot stop you, and neither can the Lord.

But one thing is certain.

On judgment day, tares will be separated from the wheat. Goats from the sheep. The righteous from the unrighteous.

Below is the link of the full story.

Let us weep between the porch and the altar.

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/44555-why-did-copeland-robison-meet-with-pope-francis

Transgender Pastors……A Crowning Achievement Of LGBT?

Recently, Joan Rivers, the 80+ year old comedienne, declared that president Obama is gay and that Michele Obama is a “tranny.”

This is not news.

Tranny is slur for transvestite or transgender.

But this is about a man that changed his gender to a woman. He was already ordained in the ministry and struggled with his gender before he changed his gender.

Obviously, he had a sex change and now, it’s no big deal.

It’s no big deal to them but with the Lord that never changes, cannot lie, and His Word is forever settled in heaven, it’s a big deal.

Folks, your birth certificate settles forever what your gender is. What you came out of the womb with is who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually.

The identity crisis is not a big issue…….with God and His Word.

Genesis 1:26-27 settles forever our identity.

We were made in the image of God, after His likeness. When He created us “male and female,” there is no question in God’s mind who we were to be when our parents had us.

The lies of the devil infiltrated into the minds of men that do not know God. Or the devil has infiltrated his perverted lies into the minds of people that walked away from Him and His Word.

Isaiah 29:16 says, “Surely you have things turned around!
Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay;
For shall the thing made say of him who made it,
“He did not make me”?
Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it,
“He has no understanding”

The way people think these days makes it seem like God is the one that is in complete error.

God is never in error.

Psalm 100:3a says “Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;”

If you have made yourself before you were born then you have the ability and license to be what you want to be. But you do not have that power. Only God has the power.

How dare we change what God created?

There will be many that will read this and accuse me of sexual bigotry, discrimination, and declare me to be intolerant. There is no Biblical justification of transgenderism and there is no Biblical justification of the sin of homosexuality. Transvestivism and transgenderism is a very small minority offshoot of the sin of homosexuality. So to justify sin would require the Lord God to apologize to satan for kicking him out of heaven, and the Lord God must apologize to the Lord Jesus for sending Him to die for the sins of the whole world.

These two things will never happen. For without the shedding of the blood of Jesus, there can be no release of sins. Furthermore, the release from the penalty and punishment of sin is never to be taken as permission to continue in sin. The purpose of the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus is to free us from ALL sin.

We must remember that the Lord God is holy and the just demands of the God of heaven must be satisfied. In addition to satisfying the just demands of the Holy God, sin must come to an end. It is never the will of God for sin to continue after He judges the world in His wrath and at the judgment seat of Christ called the Great White Throne Judgment.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out why would a man change his gender, or why would a woman change her gender (see my Transman blog). We do not have to have people lay down on a couch with a psychologist to get into the deepest resources of human behavior and thinking. And please do not get me wrong. I do not minimize the work of Christian psychologists. However, the Bible is absolutely clear about what the Lord created. To confuse yourself about your gender is just another ploy of the enemy called satan, to use you in his perverted scheme to hold you in the bondage of sin to take you to hell.

The more confused you are, the more you might yield to your urges and impulses to act out sexually in accordance with your sexual preference.

It’s called…………choice.

Sin is a choice. Acting out sexually is a choice. Committing sexual sin is a choice.

Obedience is a choice. Disobedience is a choice.

Your birth gender is not your choice. Your skin color is not your choice. Your parents is not your choice.

Having said these things, it is important now for people that attend a house of worship to refuse to walk in the same measure of confusion that others are walking in.

In 1 Corinthians 14:33, Paul said by the Holy Spirit, “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”

The word “confusion” means “instability, disorder, commotion, or state of disorder.”

While what Paul shared is in regards to how a service should be done, decently and in order,” the principle of disorder can apply to the way a person carries out the way they live their lives and the affairs of life.

In James 1:8, James said by the Holy Spirit, “…a double- minded man, unstable in all his ways.”

James uses this verse to underscore the fact that you cannot ask God for something and then be in unbelief at the same time. You won’t receive anything from God if you claim to be a person in faith and then turn and be a person who cannot believe that God can answer prayer.

The same principle applies to the affairs of life.

When a man is walking in confusion or instability, it’s simple to understand that he is a man with two kinds of thinking in his mind. Even when he settled on becoming a………..woman…….he will forever be a man as far as God is concerned. That’s because God was never confused to begin with.

His body says male. His mind says I want to be a female but I am a male.

What could I do to either prevent this or yield to this?

To end the confusion, this “man” changes his gender. Ultimately, it is a struggle between sin and righteousness. So, he suppresses righteousness to fulfill unrighteousness. The gender change is just a struggle to fulfill the lust in his heart.

This is no surprise because he is just the first one to come forward. There are many that have yet to come out, and they will.

They were just waiting for someone else to make the first move.

We’ve already had a wave of bisexual pastors come out, now we are going to watch a wave of transgender pastors come forward.

This level of perversion is a crowning achievement of the LGBT agenda. Progressive Christianity. Progressing into more perversion and the sad thing about this is that people that do not know God and His Word will sit there, Sunday after Sunday, smile and praise the devil for what has happened. God will not be praised because this is not of His doing.

God is the same. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. His Word remains the same, and God’s true people must choose to remain the same.

It is worth noting that there are trannies that reverted to their original gender. Just like there are ex gays, or ex homosexuals. This is the thing that LGBT fears the most. That deliverance from the sin of homosexuality is possible. They’ve repented and reversed their decision. While they are alive, they can come back to God’s original plan and walk in the Word of God. As long as they are alive, it’s never too late. But when they pass away, it’s too late. Their eternal fate is sealed.

Will they go to hell because they’ve changed their gender?

To be condemned to hell is based on a person’s belief or unbelief in Jesus and whether they’ve obeyed what Jesus said John 3:3, Matthew 7:21-23. Also the works that sinners commit are recorded. According to Revelation 20, the books will be opened,and the evidence of their sinful works will be exposed to confirm their unwillingness to turn from sin forever to serve the Lord.

Here is a link to the article from End Time Headlines.

http://endtimeheadlines.org/days-of-lot/baptist-church-ordains-transgender-woman/

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