Pastors across this nation are still struggling with lust in their hearts. The media is using all sorts of “tricks” to keep them bound and “tricks” to lure a pastor back from his prison break.
When using the Internet to read certain stories, the “advertisement” around the articles display nothing but tempting sexual images. For the “wandering” eye, all it takes is for a man to be captured by the traps.
Lust in the heart left alive will kill.
If a man refuses to exercise discipline, it’s just a matter of time before that which he once refuse to click, will click on to that image to see more.
The writer of Proverbs was not kidding when he said that the sexually immoral woman, her house is the way to hell descending to the chambers of death (see Proverbs 7:27).
You do not have to be in her house physically to be a candidate for the chambers of death.
Many men arrive in their house by way of chat rooms. Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media is the same house.
Many men do not believe that they are doing wrong because they are not there physically. Which is further proof that sin is a spiritual condition that demands physical expression.
And chances are, it is expressed in masturbation or solo sex. You are pretending that you are having sex with that image on the screen. Spiritually, you have joined yourself to that harlot.
It’s not name calling because when you see a person having sex that is not their husband, remember, porn stars are prostitutes performing on the screen. No matter the amount and the venue, they are still getting paid.
As one other blogger said, many men that engage in pornography are masturbating, not just to that image but to that demon of lust. The evil spirits that govern this high place is using the image to capture your heart and should you not repent, you will descend into the chambers or (apartment/cell block) of death.
Remember, “Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death,” and “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Paul said that “I will not be brought under the power of any.”
When you give yourself to the lust in your mind and flesh, you are turning over control of your spirit, soul, and body, to demonic control. The only way out is when you make a “quality decision” to leave sexual sins and never return. Sometimes it takes confiding in someone to confess your secret sexual sins.
This is not a prerequisite for deliverance but repenting, confessing, and forsaking is imperative according to Matthew 4:17 and Proverbs 28:13.
The longer you stay in your sexual sins, and keep it a secret, it jeopardizes any chance of you being free. Your prayers will not be heard according to Psalm 66:18 and you cannot claim sonship as long as you sin, bound as a slave to sin according to John 8:32-36 and Romans 6:16-22.
Freedom begins in repentance from dead works. Freedom is maintained in strict obedience to the Word of God.
“How shall a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed thereunto according to Your Word. O let me not wonder from your commandments. Your Word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against You.”
Most men remain bound because they haven’t grasped the fact that demonic power is behind all sexual immorality.
satan doesn’t love you and that carrot on his sexual immoral stick, you will never get.
In sexual immorality, there is no satisfaction. As Jesus said to the woman at Jacob’s Well, if you drink this water, you will thirst again. So why do we keep going back to a well where this water of sexual immorality will never satisfy?
It’s in hopes that one day, we would be satisfied. Which is a lie of the devil.
And be real.
Even if you had that image in bed, there is a good chance that it will not be anything that you’ve imagined. Sexual fantasy only leads you deeper into a depraved state of mind. And then when a man refuses to be free or obey the Lord, it reveals that he is obstinate. Stubborn. Unwilling to obey. As the Bible says, “Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and stubbornness is as iniquity.”
In fact, the dirt and the filth that is attached to sexual immorality took away any pleasure.
No man that has ever masturbated has ever escaped the condemnation of the conscience. For you know in your heart that you have sinned against God, and your body.
The power of lust, when you give yourself over to it destroys any prohibition because the deception of obtaining a “reward” of getting your lust fulfilled, clouds all prohibition.
Just like the book of Proverbs describes a foolish or simple man given over to the words of a harlot. “Like an ox to the slaughter.”
No person that gives themselves over to sexual immorality has ever escaped the slaughter. Like the Scriptures said, “Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.”
Here is the list of the “Dirty Dozen.” Please click, copy and past to see this list.