Recently, I was ambushed by the ad section of FB (Facebook).
Everyone knows about the “Ad” section on FB. It’s the advertisement slide show. New friends to connect with as well as other interesting ads that connect with your taste constantly flashes before your eyes. These items are connected to your profile and preferences. With certain FB potential friends, sometimes they wear stuff (low cleavage items) to catch your attention. Some women that profess to know Jesus do it all the time.
While there are nasty male preachers and believers, there are nasty women that profess to know Jesus too.
Yes, ladies, it is a problem.
Femininity is a power that females use to attract men, whether men or women are married or not.
Females that profess to know the Lord should know better than to flaunt themselves but they do it anyway.
When these women are successful, and because of a lack of discipline, males and females engage in fornication and adultery. The male is called a fool and the female is called sexually immoral, whores, harlots, and seductresses.
It is just as bad with males.
Straight, as well as homosexuals advertise themselves too. For those that struggle with SSA (same sex attraction) issues, FB constantly reminds those that were delivered from the sin of homosexuality of the “fun.”
For those that were recently delivered from Secret Sexual Sins, the sins are still “fresh in their flesh.”
Many items pass through and every now and then, you will see things that should be flagged.
Paul said this, “For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”
Love of money is what drives all kinds of evil.
When the Word of righteousness is brought to bear on unrighteousness, money will be used to stop someone from getting delivered by the power of God. That’s because when a person gets delivered, they will not spend any more money to watch porn, go to the bars, straight or gay, they will not buy condoms, no longer will they to go to the doctor to get treated for STDs, and abortion would not be an issue.
God broke the addiction which breaks the money chain, and that’s why they do incredible warfare to get you to return. This is the reason they hook little children early. In the food chain, they have to keep a supply of people willing to go to great lengths to have something fulfilled. The addictions, the desires, the false sense of satisfaction. All of these things are equated to keeping a person in the dark to commit dark acts of depraved indifference to themselves and to others to satisfy themselves.
In most cases, people are willing to spend money on satisfaction, knowing that they need to pay for rent, lights, gas, and other necessities of life. Hence, the reason behind the economic judgment on the church and the United States.
Pleasure comes before responsibility.
While fallen man knows the limits, as long as a man is willing to chase after certain things, the money chain will not be broken. It’s the theory of the predator in operation. You gotta stay addicted because I gotta live.
The moment you get delivered from the addiction, they will look for others to remain addicted, or they suffer.
Folks, I have chosen to let the world suffer.
I gotta stay saved and they can be saved too.
That’s why there is such a fight against righteousness.
Everything is connected. Drugs, alcohol, medicine, hospitals, clothing, cars, hotels and motels, make up, and food.
When you put up the Word of God, (not destructive criticism, there is a difference), someone will get offended because somewhere in the chain, the money is about to get cut off.
If you study the book of Acts, particularly the 19th chapter, the gospel came to the city of Ephesus. The city of Ephesus was a commerce area with a population of over 300,000. The coppersmiths were in business making statues of Diana and they were raking in the ducats.
Diana is a multi breasted idol distantly connected to the Asherah or Baal forms of worship. Infertility is connected to sexual immorality.
The coppersmiths were making money off of these perverted statues and the people brought their sorcery books and other forms of the occult to be burned. The revival was so powerful verse 20 revealed the outcome of a direct move of God.
“So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.”
At the end of the revival that Paul, Aquilla and Priscilla founded, and Timothy, later sent by Paul to be the First Bishop of Ephesus, the membership or people that regularly attended that church numbered over 100,000. John, the apostle of the Lamb and Mary, the mother of Jesus, were among members there.
According to tradition, the bones of Mary and John were discovered in the region. Also remember that John was exiled on the isle of Patmos and when he had a vision on the Lord’s day, he was given instructions by the Head of the church to give a letter to the messenger or pastor of the church at Ephesus.
Here’s what I wanted to get to.
The revenue was jeopardized as a result of the gospel being preached. Sales declined on occult books. Sales declined on spells to cast upon people to curse them or cause them to fall under a perverted spell. Sales declined on the purchase of Diana of the Ephesians. They all went to the theater. Paul, who wanted to enter the middle of the riot to preach, was kept from sealing the deal. I do not think Paul would have been harmed but then again, you never know. For two hours, the people shouted.
The gospel threatened their economy.
The effective preaching of the gospel caused a riot.
Ineffective preaching will not cause a riot.
No one will bother you but when you strike a cord, you will see them come at you because you are a threat to their economy.
On a different note, when truth comes, people act like little babies and cry to momma FB to block, remove, or close the accounts. Granted, I’ve said some things that definitely raised a few eyebrows, but not worthy of a block, removal, or closing of an account. There are other tactics that is utilized. Such as temporarily cutting off your account, freeze certain pages, eliminate the share button on certain items detrimental to cash-flow, and image dressing.
However, there are some ads that will not get blocked that come very close to violating obscenity laws. And the use of vulgar language is constantly seen on the social networks, but nothing is done to address it. However, put the Word of God up and God’s Word to the sinner is obscene and vulgar.
The ambush that took place was probably generated because of the articles that I post regarding Secret Sexual Sins and other related items.
When it comes to applying the Word of God in the world, you will draw much criticism from those that are not in the Body of Christ masquerading as bona fide believers and especially those that profess to be believers in the Body of Christ, but live in sin.
Sadly, those that profess to be believers and live below the level of Matthew 7:21-23 are the wayside people that Jesus spoke of in Luke 8:12 that let the devil steal the Word from their hearts, unless they believe.
Anyway, the ambush was salacious ads. One by one, of women. Naked, cleavage/scantily clad, and hand covering certain obvious parts.
Some of you that were delivered from the sin of homosexuality may have seen ads that are connected to the gay lifestyle like, gay cruises, bars, parades, and things of this nature.
Some people, including misguided, gullible children of God will not think nothing of it and tell you to just ignore it. Some will tell you that you are misguided, gullible, and into this stuff too much.
These are the same believers that really do not understand the wiles of the devil.
As a side note, this is true spiritual warfare when images are thrown at you and you have to exercise discipline not to yield to these temptations.
You intercessory prayer folks that border on space cadets think that you understand spiritual warfare and cry out to the principalities and powers, and command them to come down, in Jesus’ name. There is no Scriptural evidence of the Lord Jesus ever carrying out that level of warfare you claim to talk about. The devils He cast out were in people. Within the safe confines of the four walls, many claim to chase demons out of cities. Yet, the demons remain at large in the people on the street corner.
We think that prayer changes things. Wrong! It’s the God that answers prayer in accordance with His will that changes things. it’s time to dispel the myth of non Biblically unsubstantiated empowerment.
Anyway, true spiritual warfare is when you have been inundated with things that pull on your flesh. You resist by renewing the mind with the Word of God. You resist by prayer. You resist by praise. You resist by turning off the Internet, shutting down FB, and cut off the avenues of demonic attack.
You must remember, if you keep yourself, it is not by walking through the fire. It is by keeping away from the fire.
Jesus prayed, “…and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.”
Paul said, “Avoid the very appearance of evil.” And “Flee fornication.”
You go to the movie theaters and the trailers are full of salacious ads. Some of you have already made up your minds to go see that movie, not realizing that the devil is preaching to you. The devil is ministering to you the word of death. The devil is ministering to you the very things that pull on your flesh and mind.
Brothers are seduced and they file every feminine body part to fantasize and masturbate off of later.
So it is with these ads that come at me. I am firmly aware of the intent and I identify it as a clear and present danger to the sanctification and holiness of God established in me by the grace of God.
You must recognize quickly that the enemy will not let you off the hook when you claim to be delivered. You must be able to run like Joseph. No man can stand where he once was conquered. We must utilize every means of escape according to 1 Corinthians 10:13.
I am not going to leave nothing to chance. When you do, that is a position of pride that the enemy was waiting on. When you think that you can handle it, this is where you are the most vulnerable. Flee and avoid is the position of strength. Stay and camp is the position of weakness. Grace works when we flee and avoid. Foolishness works when we stay and camp.
Therefore, the ads targeted against the righteous is not just harassment. It is a vulgar form of perversion to stop righteousness from destroying their bottom line at your expense. It is also a double whammy. It is also designed to pull on your flesh to get you back in the dark world of Secret Sexual Sins. Take a good look at certain news on the Internet, and you you will see the same thing.
Somewhere on that page, there will be a woman or a man to sexually attract your attention.
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations (reasonings) and every high thing (salacious pictures) that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
Facebook makes a living on ads, but you have to be careful, child of God.
From the Biblical prospective, God created male and female. To become one flesh, they must be married and they are authorized to copulate and have children. Today, we are seeing a continual increase in young males becoming homosexuals and bisexual.
It is no surprise. The media and other instruments serve to demonically assist males to divert from the normal pattern to that which is abnormal.
Here is the results from a salacious website that I will not provide the link to. But the information contained is stunning.
“During a teleconference Tuesday, the CDC delivered fresh statistics showing that young people between the ages of 13 and 24 account for 26 percent of new HIV infections in part because 60 percent of them don’t know they are infected.
“Young gay and bisexual men report much higher levels of risky behavior than their heterosexual peers,” CDC Director Thomas Frieden says. “Gay and bisexual males are much more likely to have multiple sex partners, inject drugs, use alcohol and drugs before sex and more likely to not use condoms.”
The CDC analysis includes data from 2010 and is the latest information on HIV infections, testing and risk behaviors among young people.
Each month, some 1,000 young people are infected with HIV and, in 2010, 72 percent of those new infections occurred in young gay and bisexual men. For young black gay men, the numbers are more stark: They account for 39 percent of all new infections among the 13 to 24 age group.”
It is clear that this pandemic affects African Americans. Couple that with abortion and we can see why our African American population is deceasing. Sadly, the NAACP and other interconnected organizations and supporters will not lift a finger to sound the alarm. It’s difficult for them to do so because African American pastors are not serious about changing. When you are sympathetic to the sin of homosexuality and you erroneously equate the sin of homosexuality with the Civil Rights struggle, it is very easy to overlook the countless caskets, filled with our people who were lied to.
Sadly, and most profoundly, the countless numbers of people that never made Jesus as Lord and Savior that lifted their eyes in hell. For the Bible says that “the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of heaven.”
The other thing that is pathetic is that, according to an article passed to us on FB by Pastor DL Foster of GCMWatch, that after the election, African Americans had the nerve to press president Obama about education and unemployment issues, to have a seat at the table.
I guess we really got our priorities together.
So being that we have our priorities together, we can really look good. Mass murderers resulting from adultery and fornication, and proponents of the sin of homosexuality.
Having this priority together, we are really smart, intelligent, and looking to slap ourselves on the back for having elected and re-elected the first black president to make sure that we continue our gold star, “we shall overcome” movement.
It’s said that more deaths with occur. But when it’s all over, people will, after they die, say….“Man. God was right all along.”
The old guard Civil Rights tactics of accusing true church leaders of homophobia and discrimination has mesmerized and stupefied the majority of the 12% population of African Americans. There is no excuse to continue to watch our young African American boys go down this path of homosexuality and bisexuality. However, it is clear that as far as sin is concerned, the world will do everything possible to keep sin.
In the church, this is a tragedy of epic proportions.
We must continue to sound the alarm. Too often, when the alarm is sounded, people are used to the sound and roll over in bed. But, keep rolling over. When this hits your door step, you will pay attention.
Since the NAACP really doesn’t have any influence and since the African American leadership in the church is in bed, literally, with Secret Sexual Sins, is there any chance for this gaping breach to be closed?
I am reminded that these are the last days.
There are many African American pastors that is preaching and living the Word of God out. Their example of living holy in an unholy world is exemplary, but is it enough?
The one thing that we must never do is give up and give in to the devil. We must fight to the last man and woman.
Young girls are caught in the middle.
It is a serious possibility that single women will end up infected, pregnant, or both. If the trend continues, it’s almost as if we are seeing a stead decline to where the African American family edges closer and closer to non-existence.
For instance, in the 1940’s and 1950’s roughly 47% of families had a mother and father that were married in the home. Today, it is roughly 15%. Families do well when there is a married to one woman male in the home. With the divorce rate at around 50% with the vast majority of divorces having a root cause of porn and masturbation, prostitution, and bisexuality as a significant contributor to divorces, the women are definitely under attack.
In reading the book of Revelation 12, we see that the woman is constantly being attacked. While she was partly to blame for the debacle in the Garden, yet, the Lord still used her (Mary) to birth the Savior of the world through the immaculate conception of Christ. And after the birth of Christ, she is still being attacked.
Now, it seems that she is being intentionally isolated by the depletion of available single males. It is impossible for righteous seed to flood the earth if males increasingly become bisexual or homosexual, or serves himself with porn, prostitutes, fornicate, and commit adultery, and have self sex. Males are sexually out of control and they haven’t figured out that true intimacy comes from being in fellowship with the One that created him.
If there was ever a time for the church to sound the alarm, now is the time.
But the sound of the alarm on a sinking ship is an alarm too late.
Or is it?
The question is not “Where is God?”
The question is “Adam, where are you?”
When God asks a question, it’s never for His benefit. The Lord is omniscient or all knowing. The Father knows all.
Man, you need to get back to God to find where you are. You are in a crisis and the numbers do not lie.
While they are saying that abortion is on the decline by 5%, the hidden statistic is the over the counter abortion pill. If you can eliminate a child by taking a pill, it is not considered an abortion where a doctor surgically murder a child. You murder the child through a “morning after” pill. Heaven still mourns when a morning after pill is used to kill a child.
Where are you, man?
You are supposed to protect and serve the family.
Where are you, man?
Is it true that you really do not care and that you are thinking with your urges and impulses leading the way?
Where are you, man?
This crisis could end with you. This pandemic of death, this cycle of destruction can stop.
It is very easy to preach what Paul said to women, “Women, if you are burning, for the sake of sexual immorality, find a husband.”
But where can you find them if they are not in church, but out there in the world? Where can you find them when they are trafficking among males in homosexual bars, and such? Where can an available single woman find an available, clean single male. A virgin?
Women are crying out to the Lord for some semblance of normalcy and cannot find any because a male is incapable of living with his pants zipped up.
Pray, saints. Pray God’s power to rise in the churches to stop promiscuity among our children. Pray God’s power to fill the hearts and minds of men before they see the ill gotten pleasures of lust, that takes them to places that they thought they would never go. Pray that God have mercy before a man loses his virginity and becomes sexually experienced with the destructive forces of Secret Sexual Sins.
“Call upon Me, and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know about.” Jeremiah 33:3
When George W. Bush won the 2004 election, the Christian Conservative vote took him into his second term over Senator John Kerry. Carl Rove made sure that the conservative base in Ohio carried the vote.
It is documented that the conservative vote was present and accounted for.
This time, the conservative Christian vote was noticeably absent.
Never before have we seen a Mormon cater to evangelicals. And Romney did make an attempt. But it failed and everyone knows it. They’ve tried to get Governor Huckabee and Reverend Billy Graham to back and support Romney.
And that failed, miserably.
Sadly, there were many evangelicals and Christian conservatives that suppressed the basic Bible belief of true Christians to vote for Governor Romney. It is also clear that most Christians intentionally and deliberately disregarded the facts behind President Obama and voted for the re-election of a president that advocates the sins of abortion and homosexuality.
It is true that many people are upset that the president was re-elected and Romney was soundly rejected. But this rejection isn’t as obvious because the popular vote still shows a split down the middle of America. On the Democratic side, we know that there are many people that profess their belief in Christ but they’ve pushed aside the Word of God.
They will not admit a compromise took place but there is no doubt about it. They’ve clearly compromised the Word of God in their hearts and joined themselves to the sins of this nation. I am speaking of those that deliberately and intentionally knew the facts about each of their candidates and voted for either candidate.
The outcome of the election came about…..
partly because some of the professed believers are not living holy and separated lives unto the Lord. They resist the counsel of God’s Word, and they live like the world in thinking and deeds. They can quickly tell you their favorite shows but when it comes to basics of Christianity and the Bible, it is found lacking in fervency and intense fire.
Partly because some of the professed believers are living godly lives and they were led to believe that patriotic duty must transcend solid Christian beliefs. Or that Christian beliefs are to directly influence American politics. These people that voted for Romney have good hearts, and they mean well because they want to see the country move back into a conservative course.
Kevin, my brother in the Lord and friend from Connecticut said this….
“You are right about the choices we faced. It was like satan (obama) versus satan lite (Romney). It sickened me that so many Christians caved into Romney. There was no need to be SO enthusiastic about him. I had no problem with a Christian voting Romney (I did) —- but I could not be RAH RAH STRIKE UP THE BAND FOR HIM.”
It does take courage to make a stand these days and I think this election exposed a deep rift that is split right down the middle about America but there is that one thing that sticks out like a sore thumb.
The “No” vote.
Let’s just say that the Christians that deliberately and intentionally purposed not to vote because the Biblical standard brought about a conviction that should we stand before the Master, we would have to render an account. The no vote of Christians truly affected this outcome.
This is no time to exalt or smile that the “no votes” didn’t vote. It should be a humble reminder to us all that the devil is very crafty and will take anything he can get to turn it to his evil advantage. The choice not to vote doesn’t sit well with many. The choice to be vocal about not voting for the president didn’t sit well with African Americans.
If you were African American and Democratic, you were expected to vote for the president. Many African Americans hated the fact that independent thinking African Americans wouldn’t cave in to the pressure from supportive Democratic African Americans.
However, let me be clear.
I am a child of God before I am an African American. The Lordship of Jesus takes precedence over patriotism, denominationalism, and political party affiliation.
Many African Americans are not patriotic but when it comes to seeing a Black man assume the presidency, it is expected that the political support be there no matter what the president believes, disbelieves, or what wicked agenda he supports. It’s because we all know that in this rare moment in history, a Black man was able to ascend to become the most powerful man in the world.
Once again, my friend Kevin, from Connecticut shared these words……
“Thank you pastor Fred! It’s so nice to see an American who is black — not give into the Obama worship.”
And this statement is something that hits the ball out of the park. We must worship Jesus, not man.
From a political sense, voting for this Black man doesn’t make sense because in all actuality, the odds were clearly stacked against him, but he won against Hillary Clinton, and twice against powerful Republican candidates. John McCain, a decorated POW hero, and Mitt Romney.
These stunning victories is huge.
But I couldn’t get past what the president stood for and no “faith” statements would be enough to compel me to take a chance and suppress the Word of God and vote for a candidate that wholeheartedly and unapologetically supports the heinous, and disgusting sins of homosexuality and abortion.
The interesting thing that you will hear from African Americans that support the president is that when it comes to presenting the facts, many of them do not care. Many will say that they did not vote because of skin. Many of them will say that because they do not want to tell the truth.
Let’s face it. He is Black.
Let’s face it, it is normal to look at a person of color and gravitate towards that person.
Even when the facts are laid on the table, there is no question about what will take place.
But here is another thing of interest.
Whites are still the majority in the United States. But they didn’t vote a Black man out.
To be honest, we all know that the race for the White House was not about one White man against one Black man. It was about the economy but noticeably and notoriously missing was the two major issues of our times.
Abortion and The Sin of homosexuality.
Both candidates elected to make statements in the media and kept clear of this well traveled minefield.
But it really didn’t matter.
The icing on the cake is the fact that some Christians bypassed this critical aspect that Romney is a Mormon.
For good measure, Kevin, shared these powerful words…
“Mormonism is a cult. Mormonism plagued my family for 40 years. My grandparents were mormons (dad’s side). My dad was a mormon for a brief time. Grandparents left, but my aunt is still a mormon (35 years running) I was sickened when Bill Graham’s evangelistic association removed Mormonism as a cult from their website — 3 weeks before the election!! How many millions were given to Samaritan’s Purse because of that?”
This is a game changer that to suppress the basic belief of Christ to vote in a Mormon to somehow, steer America back to conservative Christian values is beyond reasonable comprehension.
Hence the reason for the no vote.
What happened was the “no vote” chose not to side in with either candidate because of the president’s and Romney’s support of the sin of homosexuality, and the president’s support for the sin of abortion to cover for the sin of adultery and fornication.
The media made it seem like the issue is about the economy but underlying, the issues turned out to be about sin. Three states joined the band wagon of same sex marriage, and Washington State and Colorado decriminalized marijuana use for medical purposes, in addition to Californication imposing the use of condoms on porn sets to protect porn stars from acquiring STDs including HIV/AIDS.
Paul told Timothy… “nor share in other people’s sins, keep yourself pure.”
That’s what the conservative Christians did. They, like myself, refused to join in and share in other people’s sin, to keep ourselves pure.
Love for God transcends love for country. We seek a better country wherein righteousness dwells.
The direction of this country is at stake but like I said, are we found fighting against the inevitable course of the last days? I do not believe that we should give up on America. However, I do believe that as time progresses, the spiritual climate will continue to deteriorate. Defections from the Lord will increase, apostates and apostasy will increase, and persecution will exponentially rise.
As Jesus said….“The love of many will grow cold.”
Notice that He didn’t distinguish between the righteous and the wicked. For there are many that profess Christ whose love for the brethren is cold, and getting colder.
So if you were one who is second guessing your “no vote,” just remember that the world is on a collision course towards the culmination of all things. Just know that the Lord is not surprised about the outcome, and do not let the world, and well intentioned professed believers discourage you. You were led not to vote. Just look at what may have happened. The Lord is not blind to what happened. This is not a lesser than the two evils situation. It is evil. All evil.
Go back to Jeremiah 17:5-10 and rest confident in the faithfulness of the Lord. Trust also in Him and He will bring His will to pass.
As the saying goes in many marriage seminars…
“Many prepare for the wedding but they do not prepare for the marriage.”
So much has been said about the sinful activities of sex and what goes on in a marriage that we really do not have that much of a clue as to what a really good, successful marriage looks like.
Some of us are so inundated with TV marriages, TV homosexuality, 30 minute solutions, episodes, drama, and tidying up after a few episodes, that when the show on TV is over, we resume our “normal” routines. Because marriages, inside and outside the church end in divorce at the 50+% rate, we are challenged by LGBT. They have already issued a challenge that they could do better at marriage.
We all know that they can’t because of the sin of homosexuality. God did not join male and male or female and female together.
Genesis 2:24 is the basis for this for marriage is Biblically defined as a union between one male and one female. Homosexuals cannot become one flesh because their sex organs are incompatible. Therefore, they cannot teach heterosexual couples anything about marriage.
Besides, it’s about holy matrimony, not perversion.
In many marriages between one man and one woman, arguments, frustrations, adultery, fornication, porn, chat room porn, money issues, child abuse issues, molestations, religious fairy tale spins, and domestic violence, unnecessarily fill our lives.
When the Lord brought Eve to Adam, everything was set. Adam had God in his life. Adam had a job. He tilled the Garden and he was supposed to subdue and have dominion. Meaning that if there was anyone or anything out of the ordinary, it was his job to straighten it out. It was Adam’s job to handle business.
To cut right to the chase, it is what’s in the character of two individuals that determines the kind of marriage they will have.
We can no longer rely only on observing other couples because you are not going to see everything that goes on in their lives.
Too many times, we look to “marriage templates” to see what we can use to make a marriage successful. We look at their money handling experiences, sexual satisfaction experiences, time management experiences, and communication or connection experiences. We look to reinvent to find ways to bring vigor back to a relationship. We look to spice or bring spark to a dull relationship that is in deep trouble.
It all boils down to the man working on his character and the woman working on her character.
The fallen nature of Adam and Eve produced an evil character. Sinister character. Selfish character.
The only remedy to this is to be born again through the power of the Holy Spirit. To repent of sin. To come under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us in Jeremiah 17:9….
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.”
The Lord knows what lurking in the hearts of people. And let’s face it. People do not want to change. Some people are stuck in their ways and would rather divorce than change. If the heart refuses to change, people are in trouble and marriages are definitely in trouble.
Galatians 5:22 is the fruit of the Spirit. One person taught it this way that the fruit of the Spirit is the “recreated human spirit by the Holy Spirit.”
In other words, after a person repents of sin, and is born again, the Holy Spirit teaches them how to mature in the character of Christ by the obedient application of the Word of God.
The Holy Spirit teaches men and women these things….
Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
Hence, a real marriage looks like these things because these things represent the very character or attribute of Christ.
We must all work these things into our lives and then work to bring it out of our lives.
No marriage is perfect but the Lord is perfect, and His Word is perfect.
Before I go further, a man and a woman must be satisfied in the Lord before they can be satisfied with each other. No relationship can achieve full satisfaction apart from a strong, vibrant relationship with the Lord. Too many couples are looking for satisfaction in a marriage and do not get me wrong, in a way some satisfaction will be achieved.
But God is the only One that can bring complete and everlasting satisfaction to a person.
God created man in His image (see Genesis 1:26). So man must look to the Creator and he must look to the Word of God as given from the Creator to help him incorporate the character of God into his character. It takes a lot of work by the man to relinquish “stubbornness, resistance, and rebellion” in his mind and flesh to receive correction where he is not proficient in the “recreated human spirit by the Holy Spirit.”
Therefore, in order for a man to have a good marriage, he must be willing to take drastic steps to deal with his character in order for his marriage to last.
So it is also with the woman. She must be proficient in the “recreated human spirit by the Holy Spirit.”
Too often, women spend so much time trying to influence her husband to be a certain way, and that is time wasted if you are pushy, and contending with him to be a certain way.
Sometimes, by pushing him, you are helping him into the bosom of a harlot.
The man is already in a “stubbornness, resistance, and rebellion” mode and the wife becomes really frustrated that he isn’t responding because he is in his “stubbornness, resistance, and rebellion” mode.
The one thing that wives must learn is that when you desire for your husband to change, sometimes, not all the time, but sometimes change has to begin with you before it can happen with your husband. Spend time looking within your heart and mind for areas where the Lord has told you to change but you refuse. Too often in the “beauty world” of women, their “outer perfection” is obscuring their character flaw within.
Look at what Peter said in 1 Peter 3:1-4…..
“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward — arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel — rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.”
We must all remember that there is somethings that we know are not right within us. The moment that we admit that and remain teachable, the Lord will help us all to make the right kind of adjustment that will bring a blessing to our marriages.
The fruit of the recreated human spirit by the Holy Spirit is the true reflection of the heart of Christ. Before, during, and after the wedding, if a man and a woman would work on become these things in a relationship, everything else falls into place. From the Lordship and Dominion of Jesus and His Word, to incorporating these essential elements into his or her life, the rough edges and childish behaviors will dissipate.
The marriage relationship works from the inside out.
Notice what the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 12:33-35……
“Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.”
Let me reiterate.
The marriage relationship works from the inside out.
As a man, whatever is in you is going to come out. As a woman, whatever is in you is going to come out.
So what you say and do, if you are a good tree, good fruit is going to come out.
If you want a good fruit marriage, the fruit of the recreated human spirit by the Holy Spirit must be produced. If you want a bad fruit marriage, then evil will come out all of the time.
You have to purpose to be mindful of the kind of fruit that is going to come out of you. That means you have to spend time making sure that childishness is subdued. Usually, marriages become bad due to childishness. And when childishness is in the mix, there is a deliberate and intentional abandoning of the fruit of the recreated human spirit by the Holy Spirit.
In other words, you stop doing what the Word says to do to have something or to do something that is detrimental to a relationship. So there must be a constant guard to always put the Word of God first before saying or doing something of a childish nature.
When a husband and a wife intentionally look to please the Lord, it becomes very difficult to do something against each other. Because you would never seek to do something harmful to the Lord. Additionally, you must remember that the Lord lives in each of you and what you do to each other reflects your true heart attitude towards the Lord.
We prove our love for the Lord when we keep His commandments (see 1 John 5:1-5). We disprove our love for the Lord when we deliberately sin against Him.
The same principle applies in our marriages. And when we intend to hurt our husband or wife, the Lord on the inside is hurt first because to hurt a person means that we intend to separate ourselves from the Lord and His Word to do what harm we intend to do to the one we claim to love, honor, and cherish.
Immaturity is the root of all divorces and separations.
But maturity in Christ is the root and foundation of all successful, and fruitful marriages.
This is what real marriages look like.
As a man gets older, he will engage in porn featuring younger and younger women. Many will cross the line in child pornography. The numbers are increasing of child porn sites.
Child porn is interconnected with child kidnapping and children human trafficking.
The last statistic that I was aware of was that there are over 100,000 child porn websites, and growing.
We know that in the United States, this is illegal and anyone engaging in any form of child porn is subject to the scrutiny of law enforcement. There are sophisticated ways that males will watch and download child porn which is highly disgusting and destroys a child for life.
But that is another subject.
In this article, you will note a couple of things.
One, women exercise power over men with their flesh and femininity.
And they know it.
Proverbs 6:23-25 says….
“For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life, to keep you from the evil woman, from the flattering tongue of a seductress. Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids.”
This is talking about women that sexified their looks to attract a weak willed, undisciplined male.
The prostitute and the sexual immoral women wait for the simple or gullible males that have no control over their sex lives. Married men that experience marital problems and search for a body to have sex with will throw aside all discipline just to have an orgasm.
Two, mothers that dress their young 5 year olds are “sexying up” their child and it is not the kind of thing mothers should be doing with their child. Mothers are also engaging in sexual immorality and this is just another form of teaching and training their child to view sex as a means of employment and feminine power over men.
Additionally, we see that mothers are also selling their daughters for a variety of means, which at the top of the list is for money.
Whether it is for the drug habit, to pay bills, it really doesn’t matter. It is the job of the mother to protect her child. Not sell her child.
This is nothing new because many women get their way through college, get promotions, and live lavish lifestyles as a high priced escort, street prostitution, and strip joints all across America. They also do work at truck stops along the interstate highways.
No different than the old testament forms of idolatry where sex was a part of the hedonistic idolatry ritual of their times.
Nothing new that it is happening in the church where the sexual immoral women come to church to seduce undisciplined males, both single and married. The continuing drama of sexual immorality in the church is raging and many pastors are not taking control of their sex lives.
In this article, from the media is a very powerful and compelling story of females entering the dangerous house of porn. There are many young females that are giving themselves over to this sinful industry. In some cases, because the economic conditions of our times is squeezing many females towards giving up their bodies to uncaring, violent men, little do they know about what awaits them.
Drugs, alcohol, STDs including HIV/AIDS, rape, 16 hour shoots with different men with well below minimum wage pay. Having watched my share of sexual slavery, males that perform are vicious. The sex industry lets the females be the star of the show. On the side lines are other males waiting to get at the star. It is no more than gang rape.
Mothers, do you really want your daughter to be a part of this ungodly industry?
After you read this article, it’s the same in the church and in the world in dealing with porn.
Masturbation is the only reason why a male or female watch porn.
Porn is just another place where, in private, a person gets off without being involved in a relationship. This is another form of fantasy sex that the devil has billions of people in bondage.
In a 24 hour period, 2.1 billion, to be exact, will download Internet porn.
Can you trust your husband to tell you the truth? If you can’t find out why there is a disconnect. Why he is distant from you. When he doesn’t talk to you but could talk to everyone else. Wives, if he hasn’t touched you in weeks or months. Has a lot of FB female friends. And never gives you the time of day.
Porn is where he is. Masturbation is where he is. An adulterous affair is where he is.
So after reading the next article (link provided below), if you are sexually addicted, just go back to my home page to find out how to break free, in Jesus’ name. It’s time for you to get right with God first, and then get right in your relationship with your wife.
You’ve been there, time and time again. Wondering if you will ever get to the place where you will make a stand against answering the call to fulfill the lusts of your mind and flesh.
You find yourself watching women, watching men, or touching yourself. Or you hook up with that sister. You hook up with that brother.
You said that you would cut ties, or that you would never cross lines.
All for naught.
Each fall weighs heavily on your mind and you have reached the place of hopelessness.
I’ve been there. Millions of men have been there. Millions of women too.
Masturbation, sight and mental adultery, and porn was a very difficult habit to break in my life. It took a Word from the Lord at the time the Lord blessed me with a tremendous deliverance to get me to quit.
I learned that just because something is difficult it doesn’t mean that it can’t be broken.
The power of sin was broken on the cross, on the body of Jesus. But the human will to accept that fact and apply that fact to my mind and body proved more difficult to incorporate. A “what’s the use” mentality, and other notions, fueled my perverted passion to satisfy myself.
Put aside for a moment “trigger mechanisms, medicinal properties, pharmaceutical and endocrine chemical dependency adventures, love and esteem needs.”
All these things are great identifying points where sexual immorality is permitted, but the root cause of all sin is pleasure.
If sin weren’t pleasurable, you wouldn’t even consider doing it. But when we look at how the Lord is affected by what we do, we will either suppress how the Lord feels in pursuit of pleasure apart from God or we defy the Lord on the level of Zimri and Cozbi.
Too often, we look at the breach in the barrier and stand there, doubting if anything could be done to consider challenging what is in front of us. Christ made that breach so we could escape but we linger because to walk away after experiencing false pleasure after false pleasure is enough to look back……..like Lot’s wife.
When habits of the mind and body are established repetitively, to undo the training, one must find “grace to help in time of need.”
Your only chance is to completely surrender in total obedience to the grace of God.
There is a song called “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood. I wish someone would create a song called Total Obedience.
These days, praise and worship songs of our times that exalts the name of the Lord are very popular, as they should be.
But equally important is the heart condition, before, during, and after the song is sung.
The grace of God is not pleasant. Grace demands complete severance from the utensils of sin. Jesus called it…“cut it off…”
In Setting Captives Free, the course “Way To Purity” by Mike Cleveland, he called it, “radical amputation.”
That stuck with me. There are varying degrees of where men are with the grace of deliverance necessary to stay free.
What makes deliverance sticks for some is knowing that you are accountable to other men. This is very scary and prohibitive of men because men do not like it when other men stick their noses in their sexual business. We have no problem talking about male sexual conquest but to talk repentantly about sex……..no way.
That’s part of the secrecy of Secret Sexual Sins.
Secrecy is the breeding ground of sexual sins.
Reminds me of a man that was in a fatal car accident on the FDR in Manhattan. He was wealthy and married. With children. They found out that he was seeing a mistress for a few years because that’s where he was either headed or going to.
Secrecy is the breeding ground of sexual sins.
It’s the same with a very popular football player. Steve “Air” McNair. Father of three and married. His mistress shot him five times and committed suicide after Steve dumped her. Steve found another mistress and that was the tipping point for her. She had nothing to lose, was in financial troubles, and decided to end it all.
Secrecy is the breeding ground of sexual sins.
Reminds me of Jim Bakker, sleeping with a church secretary before being convicted of fraud. Jimmy Swaggart going to a hotel room to masturbate to a stripper. Both married with children. Reminds me of Pastor Henry Lyons who used National Baptist Convention money to pay his mistress to keep quiet and live a lavish lifestyle. The wife of Henry Lyons burned the house down, literally. The mistress died in prison and Henry Lyons spent time in jail.
Secrecy is the breeding ground of sexual sins.
Chances are, each one of these men have deep secret lives of porn and masturbation. Look at the late Dr. Tims. Where did you think he got the idea of hooking up with an exotic dancer. Look no further than the Internet and porn sites.
Some of you may be thinking that bring up these sins is unjustified.
Quite the contrary.
Put my name there and I am justified.
My secret life mirrors every man that has ever watched porn and masturbated in secrecy.
Very few articles or interviews will reveal the real hidden secret life of men and identify the root cause of scandals.
Masturbation and porn in the life of powerful men.
That’s why men run from the Lord. They never come to church because they do not want to be accountable. If they do show up in church, forget about talking about what is deeply hidden in the hearts and minds of men.
It’s not that accountability would have saved these men because the person being held accountable must submit. You can’t check what is in the heart if the heart refuses to show up. That’s where the problem is.
When a man refuses to submit to measurable, confrontational, compassionate accountability, he can never be trusted.
But on the other hand, such accountability, depending upon who is doing the accounting, must be firm but fair. Not manipulative or coercive. Confrontation is like two pugilists and when one doesn’t want to be pushed, it is important to recognize that and know when to back off.
Accountability is never man assuming a God position.
Paul said this in Galatians 6:1……
“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in the spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”
It’s learning how to help a person through a difficult moment of trials and temptation to help him get to a place of sustained victory. Then you have to let the Lord help him with grace to stand on their own. You can’t hold your son’s hand all your life because sooner or later, your time on earth will end. But what you instill within them must suffice and then you have to commit their life into the hands of a Faithful Creator.
It’s like being a dentist in a shark tank.
For some men, they cannot touch the Internet. The trap is set. It’s a “one thing leads to another” system.
When a woman is pictured with cleavage and legs, men click the image to see more. And then it leads to other places on the Internet all the way to free porn.
Yes, I’ve been there.
In my audio blog on Secret Sexual Sins on BlogTalkRadio.com, (here is the link blogtalkradio.com/prevailingword1) I shared a testimony that I downloaded so much Internet porn that when you click on one site, a cascade of images would rain on the computer.
So much so that my laptop couldn’t handle the downloads and froze the computer. I had to shut the laptop down and restart it all over again because the images were coming too fast for the memory to handle.
There are other men that cannot turn their eyes away from women. In the store, the mall, the street, driving the car, church, work, subway, and on the bus. As soon as you see them, the mind goes into “check him or her out mode.”
It’s a search and be destroyed mission.
While at a conference with preachers, here comes this young looking girl and in fitted jeans too. So my eyes went in another direction to avoid lusting and I observed where their eyes went.
Why do I keep falling for the same thing, you are asking? It’s because we fail to realize that every part of us belongs to the Lord. God created all of our faculties and through the Word, we have an obligation to obey the Word. To stop the fall, we must obey the Word of God, without thought or question.
We must refuse to accept hopelessness and use it as an excuse to continue to fail.
We must identify what leads us from one place to anther and then make a Job 31:1 commitment with our eyes. A Matthew 5:28-30 commitment to not commit sight adultery. A 1 Corinthians 9:27 commitment to discipline and subdue the body, to literally beat our bodies into submission. A 1 Peter 5:9 and James 4:7-8 commitment to submit to God, resist the devil, drawn near to God and God drawing near to us, and cleansing our hands.
Ladies, you can reapply this or transpose this as you see fit for your sexual accountability group.
The first rule of accountability is to man up and own up.
The second rule of accountability is to obey the Word.
The third rule of accountability is never be proud of your accomplishments because you can fall at any moment.
The fourth rule of accountability is to please only one Person, the Lord.
The fifth rule of accountability is to maintain constant contact with a group of men you feel safe to trust with the secrets of your life.
Like Peter said….“if you do these things and abound, you will never fall…”
Finally, Sister Selena Mosley of Equipped For Change Ministries was challenged by an individual. This person stated that Sister Selena wasn’t delivered because she talked about homosexuality so much.
Well, the man in the tombs, who was possessed with an unclean spirit, was delivered by the Lord, the man spent time with Jesus and wanted to stay with Jesus. But the Lord told him to go and tell what great things the Lord has done for him and has had compassion on him.
Telling others about how great a deliverance the Lord gave us is what we are supposed to do. In fact, rarely do people fall when they chronicle and regularly speak of their deliverance.
Sometimes, when people do not talk about their deliverance, it’s part of their Secret Sexual Sins kind of living. I do not believe that people should be proud about “their” deliverance in terms of wearing it like a combat badge of honor. We don’t need fake heroes.
But on the other hand, others are looking for a testimony that is real and authentic. A genuine deliverance that give a person that is struggling, some hope that the grace of God does, in fact, work.
Sisters Selena Mosley, Janet Boynes, Kiana Kiwi-Dennis, Denise Jones,
Charlene E Hios, Costina Sheppard, Charlene Cothran, and all the other wonderful ladies in the Lord whom God has genuinely set free, keep telling your story.
Someone is listening.
As one king after another in the Historical section of the OT came about, many of them failed to do one thing.
Remove the high place.
Before the children of Israel occupied the land, the Canaanites built high places for their temple worship. Their high places were used for three things.
1. Worship of Idols.
2. Sacrifice of babies (out of womb abortion).
3. Sexual immorality.
There were temple prostitutes, both male and female, ready to “service” the worshippers.
As I was studying this out, I wondered why in the world would the nation of Israel would forsake God and chase after idols. Then the revelation came. This revelation came after I came out of the blindness of my own heart as a sexually sinning believer.
Sometimes when you are walking in the place of sexual sins, the meanings are completely obscured. But when you come to yourself by the Holy Spirit, the light reveals a lot of things.
Sex was the driving factor of Israel’s idolatry.
After David committed adultery with Bathsheba and killed Uriah the Hittite, Solomon took over the throne just before David’s death. The apple never falls far from the tree. Solomon had 1000 women and they all turned his heart away from the Lord. The Bible tells us that he “loved many women.”
These women worshipped other gods and turned Solomon’s heart to do the same. I do not buy the argument that Solomon did this as part of his diplomacy to keep peace among the nations. When the Lord commanded the nation of Israel to subdue the nations they were to completely annihilate these nations so that the sinful habits of these nations would not infiltrate and flourish in the land of Israel.
If you study Numbers chapters 19 through 25, you will see that the children of Israel were defeated at the plains of Moab by sexually immoral women. The plan to stop the slaughter of the nations before Israel was to get God to curse Israel (the Balaam and Balak show).
It didn’t work.
But Balaam thought about this a minute and devised a plan that the Lord Jesus revealed to His apostle, John recorded in Revelation 2:12-17.
Get the nation to curse itself by committing sexual immorality. Get them to get God mad at them.
We see the same thing today in the church.
Worship and Sexual Immorality.
For years, the church has been bound and cannot escape the temptation of sexual immorality.
In 1 Corinthians 7, Paul gives the answer to solve sexual immorality in the church.
But males, these days are scared to commit. My wife and I were talking about this. I said that it’s a shame. Men are not afraid to go to war. Into harms way. Men are not afraid of getting in the ring to get their heads bashed in. But when it comes to commitment and marriage, they turn yellow belly.
When the Lord created our bodies, it wasn’t for the purpose of perversion.
What would happen if someone came into your home and tracked dirt on your white carpet? You would get upset because you had to clean up their mess. Right?
While sinners will not understand this, believers, you must understand that your body is not yours.
Listen to the message Bible of 1 Corinthians 6:18-20….
“There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God- given and God- modeled love, for “becoming one” with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.”
What happens when we commit sexual immorality with our bodies? Remember, our bodies is the temple of the Holy Spirit. So if we commit sexual sins, we are desecrating His temple.
What happens when we desecrate the temple?
Look at 1 Corinthians 3:16-17……..
“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.”
Now you can see why 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 is there.
Here is where the church, the believers that profess Jesus as Lord has been missing it.
We’ve been worshipping ourselves in sexual immorality. We worship our organs. We worship our orgasms.
I know. It’s gross but you do not realize that you are idolizing yourselves and worshipping yourselves and you have assumed the throne over your bodies to commit sexual immorality at will.
The hands that are to be lifted before the Lord are to be holy.
Instead, they are lifted in Secret Sexual Sin.
The hands that have touched ourselves in self sex or in touching others in adultery, fornication, and homosexuality, we raise these same hands to God.
Not in repentance, but in utter defiance. Our defiled temples are worshipped without any thought to cleanse the temple.
The abominations continue each week and we have not stopped to think about the fact that we’ve grieved God. We are so indifferent that we do not care what God thinks. Though at times, the Lord looks at us and desires for us to simply repent before it’s too late.
Every temple that is defiled must be destroyed.
The devil’s only pleasure is when you refuse to walk free of the cycle of addiction, and you find yourself bound in an opened cell. The shackles and chains that bind you were removed by the Lord Jesus on the cross of Calvary.
The only thing that is holding you where you are is your will to stay. The devil cannot make you stay because Jesus did everything possible to free you and you are looking through an open cell that leads you all the way out of the entire prison house.
His demonic forces, incubus and succubus, rome the world in the spirit realm, looking to have sex with sleeping men and women.
As a result, the temple is desecrated.
And the Lord is not about to let your temple stand.
It’s destroyed. And when we up the ante and “act out” with another person in adultery, fornication (porn), masturbation (self sex), and homosexuality, the price is paid in full.
How is it destroyed?
STDs, HIV/AIDS, and other forms connected to death. Drugs, alcohol. The seamless fabric of sexual immorality is everywhere. But the ultimate thing is that we worship eroticism. We worship our ability to seduce men and women into the defiled bedroom and commit sex acts in the search for love, intimacy, and sexual supremacy of bodies.
And that’s why our worship services are so jacked up. So many people come in bound sexually and they are trying to worship God, but they return home to the place of their sexual chain post. Lock themselves up. And commit sexual immorality.
They worship themselves in lascivious living and are raising their hands to themselves. To worship sex.
Then they come to the facility where the church assembles and mingle with the righteous. Like a virus, sexual immorality spreads. Temple prostitutes come and offer sex to preachers, ministers, deacons, ushers. Destroying marriages. Abortions. Homosexuality.
All up in the church.
If we do not break and destroy MOAB, The Mother Of All Battles, we will see more scandals than at any time. The mighty will fall. More predominant men and women of God falling into sexual sins.
If the church doesn’t turn to God and leave behind on the cross their flesh and renew the mind, the people of God will continue to defy God and that leads to the overthrow and destruction of their temple (bodies).
The taking of Communion will curse and doom many. The meal designed to commemorate the Lord’s death is now a meal that commemorates sin, and the Lord will not let the meal of celebration, and remembrance of Him be used as a meal to commemorate sexual immorality, or any sin, for that matter.
You can stop bowing at the altar of masturbation, porn, adultery, fornication, bisexuality, and homosexuality. Un-employ every demon and drive your flesh to the wilderness and seek God in humility, cleansing yourself from the filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Destroy the altar and crucify the flesh.
Right where you are, just repent and ask for the Lord forgiveness. Ask Him to change your ways and to give you grace to overcome the next temptation that will come in the next moment or tonight.
There comes a point where you have to stand and fight.
This is the moment.
You have read many blogs on how to defeat sexual immorality. It is time to put it all together and defeat this. There is nothing too hard for the Lord and there is nothing that is impossible, if you ask the Lord to help you to live holy, moment by moment.
Turn your worship of you off, and worship God. Dethrone yourself and enthrone God. Crown Him King of kings and Lord of lords. Lift up your heads, O you gates and let the King of glory come in.