Men and women are struggling with porn and masturbation every day. Depending upon the frequency, some are drowning in the pool of the flesh and mind. Like a switch, whenever the mind thinks about sex, the body goes into making “…provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” as you “…present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin.”
You are completely committed to satisfying the desires of your flesh and mind. The resumption of the quest to satisfy yourself overwhelms you, or more truthfully, you give yourself over to its lusts to control you.
You have seemingly repented (remorseful) in an flippant attempt to overcome that moment of transgression and the cycle or process to release sexual tension renews itself.
For you and millions of men and women, it’s just a matter of moments after orgasm that the desires of the flesh and mind recycles. Then it’s back to business as usual. The remorse is short lived. The “repentance” didn’t stick and hopelessness, over time, sets in.
The disciplining of the flesh and the mind is key to overcoming the sins of the flesh.
You have yet to learn how to establish limits, boundaries, and prohibited zones, and stick to it every time, every day, every moment.
The devil is not going to rest. The devil is not going to stop.
His sole purpose is to engulf your flesh and mind with evil passions, that when acted upon, you are tricked into believing that you will never break free. Or you love the sin of porn and masturbation that delusion and deception suppresses the truth in unrighteousness.
In either case, should you refuse to break free, the result is to take you to the pit of hell if your repentance isn’t for real (see Galatians 6:7-8 and Revelation 21:8).
Some of you already know that the Lord God destroyed the power of darkness when sin was placed on Jesus when He died on the cross. Sin has no dominion over Jesus because after sin was placed on Jesus, Jesus died. Just as Paul said in Romans 6, “sin has no more dominion over Him.”
Again, Paul reiterated that because we are in Christ, sin does not have dominion over us, therefore, we are not to allow ourselves to remain under the power of sin when sin’s power has been destroyed.
So how do you break free?
Jesus did the work (see John 8:36 and 2 Corinthians 5:21), but now you have to obey the Word of God on a regular basis to make the freedom from porn and masturbation stick.
When you are driving a vehicle, the stop signs and stop lights must be obeyed every time. We do not have a problem complying with stop signs and red lights.
It’s the same with the Word of God. To stay righteous, we must stop sinning.
How is this accomplished?
1. Daily prayer and study of the Word, and immediate application of the Word of God.
One of the main reasons why men and women fail to maintain their freedom is that they either refuse to establish a time to be before God (not just on Sundays). Or they do not have a set time of prayer, fasting, and the reading towards application of the Word of God. Another reason is that they refuse or deliberately disobey the Holy Spirit when He provides a way of escape according to 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Proverbs 4:23 says “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”
There must be a deliberate action of prayer and the application of the Word of God if you are going to keep yourself from falling into sin.
It’s called obedience.
OBEDIENCE TO PRAY
Psalm 27:8 says “When You said, “Seek My face,” My heart said to You, “Your face, Lord, I will seek.”
OBEDIENCE TO APPLY THE WORD
Psalm 119:9-11 says “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word. With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.”
James 1: 22 says “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.“
2. The willingness to walk away from the pleasure of porn and masturbation.
The course called “Way To Purity” by Mike Cleveland of Setting Captives Free is the bench mark for helping men and women break free. While there are other courses that are available on the Internet to help a person break free from the cycle of porn and masturbation, this course works on the heart and helps establishes the discipline a man or a woman needs.
The love for the Lord must completely destroy the love for porn and masturbation.
If godly sorrow that works repentance is not working in you, your love for porn and masturbation is greater.
Two Scriptures come to mind.
Exodus 20:3-5 “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image —any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,”
And Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
When you treasure porn and masturbation more than the Lord, you have erected a god, and you are bowing down to serve them, thus, making God a Jealous God. You are treasuring porn and masturbation and that’s where your heart is.
A few years ago, I took this course and completed it. It’s 60 days of lessons to re-establish sexual sobriety and deepening my relationship with the Lord. I will know how serious a person is when they take this course. An accountability partner is assigned to you. At the end of each lesson, a question is posed whether or not you’ve seen porn and masturbated.
The most difficult thing for a man or a woman to do is to stop masturbating.
The porn wasn’t that much of a problem because after the Lord showed my, by way of Pastor Roger Jamison, pastor of Sword of the Spirit Tabernacle in Brooklyn NY, which sites to go on to understand what is driving the porn industry. After gleaning from the information, I was able to comprehend what was behind porn. Obviously, the devil is behind pornography, but the inner workings of what is connected needed to be understood.
It would be November 2008 when I last observed porn and masturbated to pornography. On that day, the Lord said to me, “Is this what you do to Me after all the good I’ve done for you?”
That Word from God is what did it. The power of God in that Word helped me to break free of porn.
However, it was masturbation that would be the most difficult thing to break free from. I wasn’t ready to give it up because of the self imposed pleasure associated with masturbation.
The seemingly endless pleasure of being able to masturbate became the one bondage that always gave the false pleasure that you were having sex with that image; coupled with self pleasure. It was a bondage that needed to be broken.
With Setting Captives Free, the challenge to be honest with my answers and to report that I never watched porn or masturbated instilled within me the discipline to be holy before God.
When you have reached a point in your life that you want to be free, one of the first things that happens is that there is emotional excitement that you have finally broken free. It lasts a short time because the old habits of looking lustfully at women or men creeps back into your life. The glance turns into a stare, The stare turns into having sex in your mind with that person. The sex in the mind turns into acting out your lusts in masturbation.
To stop this habit, you have to be willing to cut off the access points to your heart of things that will trigger lust in your heart.
Two Scriptures come to mind.
Psalm 101:3 says “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes…”
Matthew 6:22-23 says “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
What you see and the intent of what you see determines whether your heart is full of light or full of darkness.
When you do not mind looking at certain shows that deliberately display depravity, it is a clear indication that you are giving yourself to wickedness. The devil takes a page out of God’s Word…..“The sower sows the word…”
Television (has a vision) shows are like seeds being sown in the heart. All it takes is for a little water, and then the seed grows.
Many things do go on in the mind of a perverted pastor, but everything has a beginning point. A perverted pastor didn’t arrive there overnight. Most of the time, he or she got there in small steps. Little by little, they push the envelope to see how much they could get away with something until correction or judgment falls.
Little by little, they become more brazen and daring.
Some of us remember that as little kids, we would do mischievous things. Some of us would do so in front of our parents to see how far we could go until they would put a stop to it. Many of the things that were done in front of our parents when we were or weren’t corrected, set the ground work for what we do today.
Years ago, I wasn’t paying attention to the things of the Lord. I assumed that after service, I could go back to business as usual. I thoroughly abused the entire first chapter of 1 John and John 2:1. Forget about Romans chapter 6 and 1 John chapter 3. I would be holy one moment (form of godliness), unholy the next (complete godlessness).
I would abstain from porn and masturbation just for service. But after service was over, it’s back to the sins of the flesh.
God would warn me in subtle ways but I would ignore Him and the warnings He sent. However, the warnings became more intense because as a child, I tried the patience of my Father. I knew that sooner or later, the Father would have had enough.
It was a matter of time.
You have to understand that in this life, we are all running out of time.
The Father has eternal patience that works in time to preserve us from judgment. Judgment falls when we ignore the warnings.
For instance, the Corinthians abused the Lord’s Supper. This service was for the commemoration of the Lord’s death until He comes. Yet, it was abused. The judgment of God fell on them and Paul had to warn them (see 1 Corinthians 11:27-32).
How were they judged?
Some became weak in their bodies. Some got sick in their bodies. Some even died.
If you’ve noticed why you are suffering sickness and disease or you are weak in your body, it could be possible that you are assuming that you could get away with watching porn and masturbating.
This is where taking communion can curse you.
Now just in case you deliberately refuse to take communion to avoid the penalty, it doesn’t mean that you are off the hook.
The purpose of commemorating the death of Jesus is to reflect on the fact that Jesus died as our Passover Lamb for our sins. Symbolically eating His flesh and drinking His blood is recognizing and honoring the Lord. This high price was paid to free us from sin.
This is the whole purpose of the New Covenant in His blood.
That we are free from sin.
If you do not believe that sin brings forth death through sickness and disease, keep going.
According to this Scripture, it will eventually catch up to you.
In another incident, the lame man at the pool of Bethesda in John chapter 5, after Jesus healed him, Jesus told him to “Go and sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
This is a clear indication that sin opened up the door for the lame man to get sick in the first place. If after being healed he persist and insist on committing sin, Jesus said, a worse thing will come upon him. The first time the lame man sinned, he had no fear of God before his eyes.
Now if nothing has happened to you and you have a sense of invincibility, look at Ecclesiastes 8:11-13.
The Preacher says “Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him. But it will not be well with the wicked; nor will he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he does not fear before God.”
As long as we do not get corrected, the mind deceptively assumes that it’s permission to continue.
The sons of Eli, Hopni and Phinehas were perverted priests that took advantage of their “professional” position.
They sought to take advantage of women at every chance.
1 Samuel 2:12 “Now the sons of Eli were corrupt; they did not know the Lord.”
1 Samuel 2:22 “Now Eli was very old; and he heard everything his sons did to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who assembled at the door of the tabernacle of meeting.”
Eventually, it caught up with them.
The sons of Eli died on the battlefield against the Philistines. The ark they were carrying was taken from them. Eli, their father heard what happened and God killed him by using his weight, for he was a heavy set, portly man. The food that he ate came from his sons. As long as dad was fed, it didn’t matter what his sons did.
Eli honored his sons above honoring God (see 1 Samuel 2:29).
The ark was captured and Israel suffered as 34,000 were dead.
Phinehas’ wife gave birth and before she died during labor, she named her son Ichabod. For the glory departed.
When it comes to ministry in the NT, and even today as we are under the dispensation of grace, we really do not know what is in the heart of a minister until we watch them for a good while. It is over time that you begin to see certain traits that you will trust or distrust.
Even over time, you cannot take your eyes off of the man or woman of God because things could change over time for the better or the worse. Sadly, some ministers are supposed to get tighter in their relationship with the Lord, but because the Lord tarries, they make a move towards unholiness.
I’ve noticed that when there is a lull in the “ebb and flow” of ministry, it is very easy to drop your guard, become complacent or lackadaisical in the heart and mind. At times, when the presence of the Lord is high, we are more aware of His presence. When His presence is not as high, it is a time that we need to be more cautious and search for the Lord, and not things of the flesh.
Just because there isn’t much movement of God going on, it doesn’t mean that the Lord is not moving. Neither is it a time that we are to relax. It is at these moments that we are to be more vigilant because our adversary, like a roaring lion, seeks who he may devour (see 1 Peter 5:8-9).
As Song of Solomon 2:15 says, “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.”
It is usually in very small, subtle changes that a man or woman progress away from the ways of the Lord.
If you do not catch the small changes, it’s just a matter of time before the foxes eat all the tender grapes. Small things will become too big to handle. Do not get me wrong. It doesn’t matter to what size the situation gets to. The power of God can still rescue anyone no matter where they are on this side of life. However, grace does come to an end at the end of life. Grace is useless in the grave. Hope is abandoned in hell.
There are four things that comes to mind when a minister strays from the Lord.
It is very easy to turn on ministry. Ministry is muscle memory. However, we can never fool God in relationship.
When you put ministry before relationship, your ministry will fail. Why? Because your relationship with God failed.
I like what one great man of God said and I will paraphrase it.
The well that springs up into everlasting life according to John 4:13-14 is your personal relationship with God. The rivers of living water that flows out of your belly, according to John 7:37-39, is your ministry to others by the Holy Spirit.
When you are not living out of your well, neither can the rivers of living water flow out of your ministry to help others.
A person could minister and seem anointed but in the life of a perverted pastor, he is all dried up. There is no water for him or herself.
Like demon spirits, they are walking in dry places.
Here are the four things.
Elitism– the attitude or behavior of a person or group who regard themselves as belonging to an elite:
Please note that there are two pictures. It’s not a mistake. The full picture on the bottom left may contain hidden demonic symbology.
You might say, like what?
For one, look at the streaks of smoke that form the “Compass and Square” from Freemasonry. The rock platform that they are standing on is levitation. The woman praying…..that’s a yoga position. Very faintly at the top left hand corner, you may see a couple of eyes over looking the entire picture.
A stretch of the imagination?
I don’t think so. These days anything is possible.
Thanks to some great friends, true followers of Jesus on FB, they were able to pull these obvious demonic symbology out. Have we gone too far? I do not think so.
There was a day when “gospel singers” would never dress a certain way.
Those days are over. But look at the fifth person from the right. The young lady seated with hands together.
Folks, this is not the position of prayer to the Father. And you know it.
Then, there is the potential split version of the Baphomet.
Look at the young lady on the far right of the picture and her hand is not pointed all the way down but it is sufficient, then look at the young lady, the fourth from the right with her hand pointed up.
If you notice the Baphomet you will note that there are two inscriptions. On the right arm, this inscription means “separate.” On the left arm it means “join together.”
Notice also the crescent moon that is white on the top right hand of the baphomet and the dark crescent moon on the bottom left hand.
Remember what the Lord Jesus said that He would separate the sheep from the goats. The sheep are separated to the right, and the goats are separated to the left (see Matthew 25:32-46).
We all know that up is heaven and down is hell.
We all know that we can make things up and make things seem as if it is true when sometimes it’s not. Or it’s just coincidental. Some things are just a figment of our imagination in an attempt to try to make something out of nothing.
However, with this satanic sign adopted by the church of satan and with professed believers posing in lewd positions with tight fitting clothes, some things are in plain sight for a reason.
If that is not enough, listen to this…..
The sexual symbology is evident. Notice on the baphomet the female breasts. The left arm is that of a male and the right arm is that of a female. While it may be a stretch, but you could see that LGBT is clearly associated. Homosexuality, heterosexuality, as far as adultery and fornication, and bisexuality. The goat’s head could represent bestiality. Sexuality is unmistakable because the breasts are exposed.
But look at most of the women dressed in tight fitting clothes and in semi provocative positions (all dressed in black except Haddon – depicts DARKNESS).
Sexually perverted provocative feminine empowerment is all in this photo.
While it may seem innocent, it’s not.
Feminine attraction is a power that will allure professed believers into SSA and OSA.
Females that are heterosexual will use their bodies to exercise dominance over penile satisfaction thinking males. At the same time, it is viewed as empowerment tools that women use in seeking dominance over other women. Including female homosexuals, commonly called lesbians. As the rule for female homosexuals is, one must be the “beard” or dominant person while the other is “submissive.”
The Bible tells us that the body is the temple of the Lord. But this is not the temple of the Lord but the temple of doom.
This is perversion and it has nothing to do with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
If it did, some women in this picture would not be wearing what they are wearing and posing in sexually provocative positions.
No matter how good you sound, perversion is all in this. It is not about the Lord and it is not about the worship of God. This is what happens when the world is in the church. There is no separation from that which is holy. If anyone has the heart of the Father in true worship, in spirit and in truth (see John 4:24), no one would do this.
Permit it to be said that when the woman of Samaria spoke of worship, Jesus confronted her brand of worship.
Adultery with multiple men and worship of the Father doesn’t mix.
Hence, sexually provocative wear and positions, and worship of the Father doesn’t mix either.
True worship is about the heart, not the sound. Because you can sound holy but live and dress unholy. You could sound like you are connected to God, but be connected to the devil in your living.
That’s why it is very easy to look at porn, masturbate, preach, play, pray, and sing, and unapologetically return to the plate of vomit.
Until there is a deliberate separation from that which is unholy.
2 Corinthians 6:14-18, 7:1 listen to what Paul said, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God.
As God has said:
“I will dwell in them
And walk among them.
I will be their God,
And they shall be My people.”
“Come out from among them
And be separate, says the Lord.
Do not touch what is unclean,
And I will receive you.”
“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
There is no worship in this. I haven’t heard the album, but why listen to something that has a cover that purports sexuality?
Many of you will say, I see nothing wrong with this.
Of course you don’t.
Isaiah 42:18-20 says
“Hear, you deaf;
And look, you blind, that you may see.
Who is blind but My servant,
Or deaf as My messenger whom I send?
Who is blind as he who is perfect,
And blind as the Lord’s servant?
Seeing many things, but you do not observe;
Opening the ears, but he does not hear.”
One of the very things that I admire about the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ is when He went about doing good, healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him (Acts 10:38). But in certain places, the Lord healed people that depicted their spiritual condition. There were people that were busted up on the outside that needed healing, but there were also people busted up on the inside that needed God’s power.
Blind physically is indicative of being blind spiritually. Deaf physically is indicative of being deaf spiritually. Lame physically was indicative of being lame spiritually.
Millions of copies of this album will be sold. If not for the songs, it will be bought because of the cover.
Many men will look at these poses and it will trigger an arousal of the flesh (erection), and the thirst for sexual release of tension will be pursued.
There will be no retracting of this picture because “sex sells.”
As we proceed to the end of the end of days, the outrage and outcry against this will be a distant sound because this is what the professed believers of this generation want. The preaching of Noah and the Ark he built was a joke until the rain kept coming. So it is with this generation.
This blog and others will be ridiculed and scorned for speaking against the sexual overtones of this picture……..until the Lord comes.
No one will be laughing when the Lord appears in HIs glory.
All the jokes will be exchanged with tears and fears; the crying out for the rocks to hide from the Lord in His glory, to exact judgment with ten thousands of His saints upon those that defied the Lord in their ungodly living.
They do not want the real God of heaven and earth. The Lord has been rejected for this trash. To sell “albums” one must sell themselves on the level of the world. The economy is not something that has happened because it just happened.
The judgment of the Lord is upon the economy, spurned by covetousness, greed, avarice, and contempt of the known will of God in His Word according to Luke 12:15. The judgment of the Lord is upon the church because very few realize that John 15 is in play here.
There is a separation that is taking place between the righteous and the unrighteous.
Those that is walking the way that the Lord commanded will remain attached to the True Vine.
The others will be cut off, joined together, and burned.
When there is no real repentance from a man that committed adultery, the spirit of the harlot is lurking and will latch itself on any man that is in the flesh. It is one thing to struggle in the flesh, but it is another thing not to struggle and be fully given over to the spirit of harlotry. To delve into pornography and masturbation. Or to act out with a prostitute, have sex with a male or female professed believer, or both.
It’s not going to stop.
The worse is yet to come where provocative wear will be normalized for “gospel artists.”
In fact, it is already here.
By looking at this cover above, we are seeing what is already a normal occurrence in the house of worship.
Gone are the days of choir robes, tact, discipline, and holiness.
But I got news for you, if you haven’t heard already.
Sexual immorality was already in the house of worship, except now, this generation proudly flaunts it with no problem.
If you think that I am joking, read this article.
Now this is shocking.
This is a stunning development of epic proportions, that a pro abortionist advocate for Planned Abortionhood condemn a very loyal….hummmm abortionist?
Like I said. Isn’t that calling the kettle pot black?
Look at this story……
ABCNEWS would not allow me to post a comment and have found a way to prevent condescending comments. I hope that it’s a computer glitch. But the way technology is happening to suppress the truth and censor the truth, I honestly believe that they do not want me to comment. So, thank God that I can blog this.
This is unbelievable. Inconceivable. Insane. Crazy. Mad crazy stupid.
What hurts worse is that this abortionist is African American. We all know that president Obama is pro abortion and vowed during his first campaign that Planned Abortionhood is here to stay. The 2012 vote to reelect the president, affirmed by 93% of the African American vote, makes abortion for his own people a crime against humanity. A crime that he and many abortionists will not go to jail for. But to bring this guy to trial is hypocrisy of the highest order. It underlines the amazingly stupid mindset of people that legalize the killing of innocent lives. 7% of those that didn’t vote for the president, that is the 7% of the African Americans that were intelligent enough not to vote for the president’s pro homosexual and abortion agenda, knew that to vote for this president is a continuation of a policy that goes crosswise of the Lord and the Lord of the Word.
Oh…by the way, this makes 93% of the African American vote co-conspiritors of murder. Like if you were just the driver of the getaway vehicle but your partner pulled the trigger to murder, the driver is also charged with murder. You may not have said the speech, but your vote endorsed his position.
So, what does that make you?
A co-conspirator to murder.
James 4:4 declares that to be a friend of the world makes you an enemy of God.
Some of you all have a lot to answer to the Lord about.
That’s why there can be no compromise with these issues.
It’s either COMPROMISE OR CONVICTION.
It is an OUTRAGE that this would be printed. It seems to me that if you want to stop abortion, you begin to look across the country. You will see that the same insane procedures are done every day. Kermit (not the frog) just happened to have gotten caught.
Sexual immorality’s only response to birth control is to kill a baby. Since 1973, over 55 million abortions took place.
In a book I read several years ago, a person had a vision of heaven and in heaven the babies that weren’t to be were there, playing like they would if they were on earth. Yes, the Lord receives these precious rejected lives. They haven’t done anything to deserve the death penalty. As one person puts it.
The most dangerous place for an African American is the womb.
It is clear that abortion is the offering up of a life to the devil because two persons just couldn’t discipline themselves to get married first, and then start a family. However, they believe that abortion is the only way out of the sin of fornication and or adultery. Snuff out a life so that their lives could continue.
They sometimes say, “We can’t afford a child.” Well when it comes to sin, “We can’t afford to sin against God.”
The price is too great. That is…..to sin against God. But the pleasure is too great to pass up. But in blood, the sin of fornication and adultery is paid for. Not the blood of the child but the blood of Jesus.
The abortion mill cannot have it both ways. You can’t call it murder, when you are a murderer yourself.
So, when you stop aborting, excuse me…..murdering children, then come back and tell us that abortion is murder.
The temple of perversion was open for business and it was crowded. Every one that came, got served. No one left disappointed.
Just read Ezekiel 23. Especially the part about “whose issue is like the issue of horses.”
In this manner, the altar of sexual perversion was to the point that the “issue” ran like an overflowing river.
There was a time when the halftime shows during the Super Bowl would be college football marching bands. Even then, they had scantily clad woman twirling batons and color guards. Something like the movie Drumline. Things have changed for the worse. The Super Bowl halftime show pulled many born again believers to see what is going to happen. This big as day trap captured the imagination of the unsuspecting, though they weren”t unsuspecting.
With clear deliberate intent, they made up their minds to obey their real lord. The devil. Their love for the world is more than their love for God.
John, the apostle of the Lamb said this…..
“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passes away and the lust thereof, but he that does the will of the Father abides forever.”
There is no doubt in my mind that many men went away captured by the seduction of Beyonce.
Married women, your husband was captured by the eyelids of a seductress, right in front of you, and perhaps, you’ve done nothing to stop him. Besides, any man bent on watching that show will not even let God stop them.
Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-30….
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not commit adultery. 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 your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”
Some brothers refused to do the radical thing and pluck the eye out. Look at what Hebrews 12:4 says…
“You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”
This is speaking of doing something radical to prevent yourself from sinning.
How radical are you willing to go to keep yourself from hell?
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.”
EXMinistries was able to note the Twitter of people after the show and it is not surprising to see Marvin Sapp speak about the halftime show.
Click the link below to read the blog from EXMinistries, but be warned. The pictures you will see are sexually graphic and demonically inspired.
If you are not disciplined, you will be seduced.
When you see Marvin Sapp, the pastor/preacher singer that lost his wife a couple of years ago to colon cancer, applaud Beyonce, it was an act of mercy that his wife was in heaven.
But now she knows what kind of man of God he is.
Many preachers that will preach this Sunday, without question, bowed to this seductress and paid obeisance.
PPV porn and self gratification.
Years ago, this would be my mode of operation. After being seduced, it would not be enough. The devils behind all of this used to lead me right to the place where most unbridled men go.
Porn and masturbation.
Since the grace of God cleaned me and destroyed porn and masturbation in my life, talking about this area on the Internet has been met with stiff resistance. Brothers do not like to be exposed. They believe that what they do in secret must be kept that way. At least that’s what some men that claim to be in Christ think. However, the Lord is cleaning up His Body and it starts with the men. You will be exposed. If a man hasn’t repented of this sin, exposure is just a matter of time.
I find that when exposure comes, it worse for a family. When a man Comes Clean about it, at least he can get help and get his marriage on track. However, before the marriage can get back on track, his relationship with the Lord must be restored. Adultery in the natural resulted from being unfaithful to God first. When your relationship with God is not right, the door to sin is wide open.
I believe that a clarion call from the Holy Spirit to avoid the Super Bowl was issued. Some heeded the warning while others went to the slaughter house. This Sunday for most places, it may be difficult to pray and preach through the lusts demons. Sitting at Jezebel’s table, they drank of her seduction and are drunk with her wine. It will be difficult to preach unless…..pastor, you fast and pray. That the Holy Spirit will give you the boldness to address the seduction and provide a place of recovery for brothers drunk with the wine of sexual seduction.
The preachers that preach about the power of Hip Hop and the Illuminati know that these things lead a man right to the Playboy, Spice, and Hustler channel. Little do men know that 15.99 pays for the enslaved sexual slave-master to imprison underage and adult women.
You are watching someone’s daughter, aunt, niece, or baby sister.
You are part of a worldwide conspiracy of human trafficking for the sex trade. You and formerly myself are responsible for someone’s daughter being kidnapped. Our purchase of porn gave them gas money to drive around for the next victim. Our purchase of porn made it possible to watch men and women contract STD’s. Our purchasing of porn makes it possible for underage girls that prostitute themselves get an abortion should they become pregnant.
We are coconspirators of the greatest crime of slavery the world has ever known.
Watching Beyonce is part of it, and you know it.
They know that it is there that the bed of sexual immorality is full of lust and illicit passion. The male mind is obsessed with having Beyonce but the Lord is still the Deliverer.
Sexual pulpit predators feed on this stuff all the time and many people in church do the same. The young ladies that watched the halftime show are being schooled in the power of femininity. Couple that with demon power and the desire to have power over a man is fully set within them. In one Twitter statement, a young daughter asked her mother to take her to a Beyonce concert. No doubt for the purpose of grooming her for seductive roles in the future.
Young unsuspecting brothers do not know what awaits them, but they do know because they want to be seduced like that.
Little do they know that to yield to Delilah like Samson did is a death trap where everything that you own will be owned by the seductress. During my studies of Sexual Addiction, I noted the fact that there are women out there that desire to connect with men, so they will use their feminine powers of seduction to connect with men. Then there are women that do not like men at all, but they love to exercise their feminine power to rule men.
Proverbs 7:1-5 says,
“My son, keep my words, and treasure my commands within you. Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye. Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, You are my sister, and call understanding your nearest kin, that they may keep you from the immoral woman, from the seductress who flatters with her words.”
The book of Proverbs is a book for males on the conduct of life. It constantly depicts the heart of the wise and the heart of fools. The first 7 chapters deal with sexual issues. This is the place where males will fail miserably for not taking heed to the wisdom of Solomon who, evidently himself, ignored God’s own wisdom.
In the end, Solomon sexually had 1000 women or more. He loved woman. However, these women turned his heart away from God.
The wrong woman will lead you away from God.
The right woman will always have the Lord in mind in everything that she does. To lead a man away from God is selfish and demonic.
Watch this. These proverbs are like the heavenly Father teaching His son in Christ.
Hear the Word of the Lord, my brother…..
“My son, keep My words, treasure My commands within you. Keep My commands and live…..
Can you hear the Father speaking to you? God desires to keep you from the immoral woman and from the seductress who flatters with her words. You see the seductress will use all sorts of womanly words to get you to do what she says. At times, the immoral woman will just let you sexually have her so she could get what she wants from you, even if it costs you your relationship with God.
The desire of the seductress is for her to be worshipped and obeyed. Sex is the tool that she uses to get you to yield to her will. This is demonic and perverse. That’s why the fruit of the Spirit called “self control” must be used at all times. Even in certain marriages, women that are not really after the Lord will use her femininity to dominate her husband. That’s why you are called to lead and to be disciplined.
The desire to be pure is the issue of the day. The thing that the devil fights the most is people that decide to ignore his tempting power. Those that would not yield to his plan of seduction in the earth are definitely targeted.
One person said,
“A holy man is an awesome weapon in the hands of the Holy God!”
Holiness is not just the desire to never do unrighteousness but it is the epitome of relating with God on His level.
When you have perfect hatred for sin and everything that is against the Lord, your eyes will remain disciplined. When you have complete utter disdain for the works of darkness, you will do everything possible to stay in the light as He is in the light. When you treasure His Word above that of a seducer, you will become His treasure.
Those of you that claim to be holy and you chose to watch the halftime show, the Lord is grieved, but He still loves you. For those that took it to the next level and watched PPV porn, and masturbated, God was grieved, but He still loves you. For you women that may be immoral and use your femininity to seduce men, the Lord is grieved, but He still loves you.
Repentance is the only way to make it right. His righteousness is the only way to make it right. To be separate from the world and to hate everything, every work of the devil, is the only way to make it right. To ask for forgiveness and receive cleansing by the blood of Jesus is the only way to make it right. To abstain and never return to the pit of Secret Sexual Sins is the only way to make it right, and to keep it right.
Should the Lord tarry. When the Super Bowl comes on again, will you abstain to please the Lord, or will you bow your knee to porn and masturbation in the temple of perversion?
In the 23rd chapter of Ezekiel is a very powerful story of harlotry.
In most cases, when it comes to harlotry when it is explained in the natural, it is to reveal something spiritual.
The nation of Israel played the harlot and they were judged for it. Nonetheless, they also committed whoredom in the natural. Evidence of this is the plains of Moab from Numbers chapters 19 through 25. This whoredom carried over right into the core reason for their Babylonian captivity.
In the NT, when the Lord Jesus came to Jacob’s well, a woman in Samaria was a whore. She had five husbands and the one she was with was not her husband. The city of Samaria was mentioned in Ezekiel 23.
You just can’t make this up.
However, today, we see that harlotry or whoredom is alive and well in the house of God, called the church.
We know that when a preacher is caught in a sex scandal, few words are given about the woman that was equally involved. It’s almost like they are given a free pass, but we all know that when a man cannot break the seductive power of women, they will eventually fall.
The man is already in a seductive state because of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, and the fuel of lust called porn and masturbation in his life. For the unbridled man, it’s the desire to get to the next level of sexual satisfaction from fantasy island. Porn and masturbation is just an imaginary playstation for out of control males. It is just a matter of time before he goes from his playstation to participate in the real game of sexual immorality.
He is just waiting to get enough nerve to seek a willing partner.
Hence, a seductive woman or an emotionally unstable woman to take advantage of.
Even if a woman claims to some form of instability, if she knew the Lord and what His Word says about fornication and adultery, there is no excuse.
There are many women that work the denial factor in their lives. They honestly believe that lust is not the case within them, but it is. There is lust in their hearts just as there is lust in a man’s heart. The sooner they face that reality, the better they could apply the discipline necessary to stick within the frame work of the Word of God to prevent whoredom in the House of God.
During my studies on Sexual Addiction, I observed two women that were involved in sexual addiction.
One woman was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer after several episodes of sexual immorality. This married woman had multiple sex partners and it was just a matter of time before she would contract an STD.
The other woman appeared to be a victim of pastoral misconduct called adultery.
In the adultery case, it appears that the male pastor misrepresented his professional position and took advantage of a married woman. However, it is very easy to blame the male pastor, and he should be blamed. It is true that men are deceptive, however, when you know what the Word of God says, you cannot trust a preacher that preaches the Word and then tell you, out of the same mouth that it is ok to sleep with him.
Pastor Tony Smith said it very well. The YouTube pastor that calls everyone a hypocrite. Please allow me to paraphrase….It is true that men are deceptive, however, when you know what the Word of God says, you cannot trust a preacher that preaches the Word and then tell you, out of the same mouth that it is ok to sleep with him.
The case of playing dumb does not work in the eyes of the Lord, especially when you know the Word.
When you know what the Word says, there is no where to hide.
Psalm 90:8 says……
“You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.”
Lust works in the heart of women and men. Women burn for sex just like men. Releasing sexual tension works equally here in both men and women.
The sexual climate is more prevalent today than ever before.
All in the news, the seductress Beyonce` was advertised and brothers fell for it. Everyone of them that watched the Super Bowl and read the newspapers fell on their knees at her altar. Sad to say, many of them went to their sexual playstation and imagined having sex with her and masturbated.
Paul said to “avoid the very appearance of evil.”
No news reading. No Super Bowl. No nothing.
I knew what to expect.
Some of you all remember the Janet Jackson Justin Timberlake wardrobe malfunction.
No….I did not watch that halftime show either…..but this is what the devil does. He sets all the foolish brothers up that think they are strong enough to watch the halftime show, and then the TV devils unleash their lust filled shows, and sex filled Super Bowl commercials and ensnares the unsuspecting fool as Proverbs chapter 7 tells us. The seductress is everywhere and brothers fail to take heed to avoid the very appearance of evil. They fall on their altar and are slaughtered like a bull in a slaughter house. Like chickens, their head is cut off.
None shall escape. No survivors.
Brothers, no matter how innocent it appears, the power to seduce you is everywhere and you have to exercise every precaution. Otherwise, you will be seduced and there may be no way to recover.
Ladies and gentlemen, when you are not in Christ, you are evil because you are not born again. Darkness abides in your heart and you will do exactly what the spirit of darkness tells you to do. When you refuse to avoid the appearance of evil, and you join yourself to sexual immorality, you will be judged, and you will die. However, for those that refused to watch the Super Bowl and the halftime show, you were spared and God is pleased.
No one is entitled to the mercy and grace of God.
God, through His Son spared us, and gave us a big break.
The mercy and grace of God is bestowed on us because of His unconditional love for man. We are underserving of mercy and grace, but because of His powerful love and forgiveness, He lavishly gives us a chance to get it right. However, there are those that believe that they are entitled to it and sin over and over again. This is an abuse of His love, forgiveness, grace, and mercy.
For 33 years, I took advantage of these things and thought that it was all good.
Wrong! I abused Him but He still waited for me to Come Clean.
Recently, a picture was produced that showed what a Michigan abortion facility does to the partial birth abortion babies.
Abortion is the end game of sexual immorality. Abortion is brought to you by fornication and adultery.
When you see the babies lying outside of the black trash bags, you can’t help to see that the one moment of pleasure was the price of their lives. We make so much stink about stopping abortion, and rightly so, but when will we be just as outraged to stop fornication and adultery that opens the door to abortion?
On YouTube, there was a Kenneth Copeland Minister’s Conference that showed Kenneth Copeland dealing with the abortion issue. It is important to point out that when you are dealing with abortion, we all know that there are demonic spirits that rule in this area, however, we can make all the statements about abortion, but until we deal with the flesh, we are just fooling ourselves. Marriage is honorable among all and the bed undefiled, the Bible tells us.
It looked so spiritual but, the root cause of all abortion is adultery and fornication. Let’s be a little more smarter than this. Protest against abortion, but protest just as heavy about fornication and adultery. Let’s stop whoredom in the church and call sin what it is.
It is a sin to have a married person sexually. It is a sin to have sex before marriage. It is harlotry and whoredom. It is sin in the eyes of God.
Paul admonishes us that to avoid sexual immorality, get married.
We all know that marriage is not THE cure all for sexual immorality, but holiness is. Being true and faithful to God is the only place where the power of God comes to help us in our weak moments to overcome temptation. Remember what Paul said that “fornicators……shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
So ladies and gentlemen, we all know that whoredom can be avoided in the House of the Lord. This is not the time to lose the discipline. Once you get it in your minds that the devil is looking, not only to destroy your life on earth, but he wants your company in the eternal lake that burns with fire and brimstone.
Many of you have heard of the sex scandal of Sam Hinn, the brother of Benny Hinn.
For over a lengthy time, while preaching in the pulpit, Sam Hinn carried on in his ministry and life like nothing was going on.
The hypocrisy of preachers is one of the best deceptions the enemy uses to suppress the presence of God in the people of God.
I know what this is about, this hypocrisy thing, so I am not throwing stones.
Just go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prevailingword1for my testimony if you think otherwise.
Many men and women in Christ and in the pulpit commit Secret Sexual Sins on a regular basis. It is a clear indication that we haven’t learned anything from the previous lessons of fallen leaders. We do not have to fall in sin. We choose to do so and explain it away as a mistake.
It’s not a mistake.
It is a calculated, deliberate act to defy the Lord.
A mistake is a “wrong action attributable to bad judgment, ignorance, or inattention.”
Jesus and James, the Lord’s brother, defines sin as a deliberate act.
Matthew 15:19 and James 1:14-15 says….
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”
“But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full- grown, brings forth death.”
In Systematic Theology, sin is the deliberate, intentional commission of an act of defiance against the Lord in three areas.
So when you call sin a mistake, it’s like we are telling the Lord, “O Lord, my bad. I miscalculated.”
The power of the devil is only as effective as we allow it to be effective. The power of the devil can have a zero effect on our lives when we cut off the avenues by which he operates. However, it starts with what’s in our hearts.
The originating point of all sin is in the mind. Once the mind is told something, the eyes see something, and the mind meditates on something, the course to fulfill the desires of the flesh initiates the urges and impulses to commit a deliberate, intentional act of defiance against God begins to run its ungodly, merciless course.
Notice what Paul said in Romans 13:14.
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”
Now go back to James 1:14-15 and you will see that as long as you do not give in to the “desires,” the devil’s enticements cannot overpower you (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).
Therefore, you instinctively make no provision for the flesh.
Flesh has a vision and it will provide to fulfill that vision.
So here are the 10 Deadly Sins. We will not get through them all in this setting but we will address each one in subsequent articles.
1. No Real Relationship With The Lord.
Jesus said in Matthew 15:7…
“Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”
In the service of ministering the Word of God, it is very easy to assume that your relationship with the Lord is ok. However, little things begin to creep in or perhaps, they are already in your life, but you never really took time to address these issues.
You started watching the news and this woman or man sexually appealed to you. You thought nothing of it, but every morning, like clock work, you just had to see him or her. These little things turn into big issues. You start seeing R Rated movies with a little soft porn in it.
One thing always leads to another. Next thing, the very thing you thought you’d never watch is on your TV screen or lap top computer.
Some pastors are daring. After their sermon preparation at home or in the church study, they click the links to free porn. This may not be true of Sam Hinn, however, we know that when a pastor is willing to commit Secret Sexual Sins, it’s a process that may involve porn and self gratification.
This is not true with everybody because to put a one size fits all on every preacher is unfair.
However, to carry on a Secret affair, is just another form of acting out sexually that was premeditated.
Remember, sin is a deliberate, intentional act to defy God.
When our lips truly match our hearts, it is a revelation of the kind of worship the Lord is getting.
Hypocritical worship or genuine worship.
Our worship of the Lord is one or the other because of our love for Him, or lack thereof.
Your relationship with the Lord is not just found in your time of daily devotion. In my own life, while I was in Secret Sexual Sins, I prayed and studied the Word of God. However, I still had sin in my life. The lusts of the flesh and mind, and eyes. Of course, I “repented,” but my repentance wasn’t real. It would be remorse, and there is a big difference.
Remorse is a “feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed).”
This regret is a sad feeling associated with having done something wrong.
This is what I was experiencing. No one really told me the difference. So right after I get over the sad feeling, the regret, the mind returns to the place where the pleasure of sin exists. Remorse takes you right back to the place where you think about pleasures of sin.
Like a dog licks its vomit up, so does a man return to his folly (see Proverbs 26:11 and 2 Peter 2:22).
We haven’t really understood that sin is folly. In Proverbs, “folly” means “foolishness.”
So the next thing that happens is that you suppress the Word of God within you. You suppress the promise that you would never sin that sin again. You begin to make provision. You sin that sin that you promised the Lord, your Lord, that you claim deliverance from.
The cycle continues again.
When all of us sinned sexual sins, we’ve experienced this revolving door experience many times and it gets to the point where we cross over from hope to hopelessness. That’s the least of your concerns. As far as Secret Sexual Sins is concerned, the deliberate, intentional commission of an act to defy the Lord takes on a life of itself.
This sin is what you live for.
You begin to schedule your every move around the sin you love.
Allegedly, Sam Hinn’s car was found outside the apartment of this married woman who was a congregant in his church. This is one of the ways exposure comes. The Lord loves us so much, that He gives us time to repent but when we do not know the difference, the cycle of madness continues.
This adulterous affair took time to develop and he made his relationship with God, his family, and ministry fit his time for his sin. The things that were important became secondary, if anything. God, his family, and his ministry were relegated to the back seat. Misplaced priorities always begin with a man or woman’s heart attitude towards the Lord.
That’s why it was easy to miscommunicate the commandment of the Lord. According to the accounts, the female that was involved in the affair was told by Sam Hinn that the Lord permitted this relationship. However, anyone with common sense will tell you that if you are a married or single woman, getting involved with a married pastor is a bad move with no justification.
The tradition of men, when it usurps the commandment of the Lord, it takes on a nature of its own making. If Sam Hinn was in a genuine relationship with the Lord, and if the adulterous married woman was in a real relationship with the Lord, it is safe to say that we would not be talking about this.
A real relationship begins and ends with Psalm 91:1-2.
“He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress. My God in Him will I trust.”
In a real relationship with the Lord, Secret Sexual Sins is off limits in the Secret Place of the Lord.
In a real relationship with the Lord, you begin to see that this is hurting the Lord.
Paul said…“And grieve (sadden) not the Holy Spirit.”
Real repentance understands fully that a deliberate, intentional act to defy God hurts the Lord on the level that Adam and Eve hurt God.
In a real relationship with the Lord, you understand fully that you do not want to hurt God like that.
All acts of betrayal begins with disconnection from the Lord. Not just in prayer, fasting, and the Word, but the Lord is personally betrayed when we walk away from Him to commit the very thing that would eventually hurt us.
We hurt the Lord when we get into the car and a good looking woman walks in peripheral vision range, and we just had to take a look at her sexually.
We hurt the Lord when we watch salacious movies. You know, those trailers warn you of the content, yet, you insisted that you could handle watching that movie but you really didn’t get it. The Lord is looking at that movie with you. His eyes is watching that movie through your eyes.
We hurt the Lord when our minds are not fully stayed on Him and we engage in deliberate sexual thoughts other than healthy ones as far as our wives or husbands are concerned.
These are the things, the little foxes that spoil the relationship with the Lord.
Why not take the time to really repent of the sins of allowing the little foxes in when they should have been chased. Take the time to understand the magnitude of how the Lord was hurt by your deliberate and intentional act of defiance. Take the time to fully feel the heart of the Lord. But also know that the Lord pities you. He loves you and wants you back. He knows that if you do not turn from your wicked ways, the devil will take you to other levels of sin.
In sin, it only gets worse but when you have learned to stop, you will see the Lord return to you to help you get yourself together.
Ultimately, the devil will pull you into the spirit and age of apostasy if your prodigal heart fails to catch itself.
We’ve prostituted ourselves long enough.
So repent, for real. And come back to right standing and right relationship with the Lord.
Isaiah 55:6-7 says,
“Seek the Lord while He may be found. Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.”