Sexual Immorality & Christianity

1 Corinthians 6:18 (NKJV) “Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body.”

It’s not a one denominational or non denominational thing.

To assume that sexual immorality operates only in one place is not to be taken. Every denomination, and every non denomination may have been touched. From scandals among pastors, leaders, and parishioners, it’s a very sinful problem.

The reasons for sexual immorality among churches varies. One thing is certain, self control, a fruit of the Spirit in true believers, obedience to the Scriptures, accountability partners, and constantly watching every thing about you and your surroundings can stop sexual immorality from consuming you.

Is it possible?

It’s left up to you. The Lord God did everything that He’s going to do to redeem us. Even defeating the power and guilt of sin on the cross of Christ.

Your willingness to obey His Word is now required, demanded, and commanded. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is constantly before us. We are one decision away from death or keeping our life.

Adam and Eve brought death into the world by disobeying the commandment of God.

Romans 5:12 (NKJV) “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—”

Romans 5:19 (NKJV) “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous.

Who and what are we willing to obey to keep sexual sins out of our lives? To what extent are we willing to go to close the door on sexual immorality?

For years, sexual immorality was a major part of my life. Lusting after the flesh. Gratifying myself for personal pleasure. I thought that I could have both, but I was deceiving myself. Watching porn and solo fantasy sex.

I was among many pastors, church leaders, and parishioners trapped in the dark world of pornography. It’s a secret. No one knew but myself, the devil that had me bound, and ultimately, God.

Hebrews 4:13 (NKJV) “And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

When you can easily deceive yourself into thinking that you would not have to give an account, it’s very easy to sin.

Romans 1:18-19 (NKJV) “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.”

To suppress means to hold it down.

In order to sin, you have to overcome the conviction. You have to force your mind into thinking that you will not fall under the wrath of God, but it’s futile.

It’s a mindless wasted exercise to justify the love of sin in defiance of God’s commandments.

Sexual immorality became god in my life.

Exodus 20:3 says “You shall have no other gods before Me.”

Christ was last in my life. Anything that comes before God is not second. It’s last.

Matthew 22:36-40 (NKJV) “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?” Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

You can’t love the Lord and love sin at the same time. You have to make a decision because the decision determines destiny. Eternal destiny.

God competes with no one.

2 Timothy 3:4-5 (NKJV) “…lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”

We have to decide whether or not the pleasures of this life becomes lord or the Lord of lords.

Luke 8:14 (NKJV) “Now the ones that fell among thorns are those who, when they have heard, go out and are choked with cares, riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to maturity.”

In the parable of the sower, the Lord is teaching about where people are in relationship to Him. The only place where a believer is fruitful is when he’s on good ground producing good fruit.

The pleasures of this life brought no fruit to maturity. In other words, I was unfruitful (see John 15:1-8).

Whenever there’s sin, it’s a bad tree producing bad fruit.

There comes a point where I had to stop pretending that I was producing good fruit and accept the truth that I am a bad tree producing bad fruit.

This same mentality happens in every place of worship. We pretend to be holy, sanctified, righteous, and when we look deep inside us, we know that we’re a bad tree.

It’s easy to point the finger at other denominations and non denominations. Why? Because it takes the attention off of you. In self righteousness, we write about what they’ve done while we do our own thing in hypocrisy.

One of the greatest sermon that Jesus preached were to the spiritual leadership in Israel. Hypocrites. Serpents. Brood of vipers. Sepulchers. Blind guides. Fools and blind. Blind Pharisee.

Preachers today, most of them, are following the same pattern.

We hide behind our persona, our charismatic personality. In the eyesight of people, we could do no wrong. But before the Lord, every secret thing is before Him.

We have to understand that among wheat are tares. Among the righteous are those that give the appearance of righteousness. We say the right thing. SOMETIMES. But it’s just a matter of time before we let the cat out of the bag or that the Lord have had enough and exposes us for who and what we really are.

God embarrasses us because He is looking to redeem us if we’re willing to repent and turn from our wicked ways. He’s given so much time to repent. We take advantage of His grace, goodness, kindness, and love.

By staying in the place of a perverted pretender, we slap aside His mercy because the enjoyment of pleasure consumes us. Totally obsessed with sexual immorality, we allow ourselves to be fully possessed by demons.

We switch from pretending to be a man of God to a man predominantly of satan.

We don’t think that we would die. We honestly think that we will live forever, but the clock never lies. God, at anytime could snatch our breath. But the thought of the pleasure overrides the thought of being judged for sexual sins.

The other pastor, church leader, parishioner will die. But not me.

Like a fool, our pretending comes to an abrupt end.

One way or another.

That’s why sexual immorality in Christianity goes on. There’s no fear of God, no fear of His wrath. No fear of His judgment.

Until this fear returns, Christianity will continue to have blemishes, spots, wrinkles.

But not for long.

Many will catch themselves like the prodigal son and receive the chastising correction as sons. This correction is necessary and painful.

Then there’s the tares.

The poisonous ones among the wheat. They will be gathered, bundled and burned.

2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1 (NKJV) 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.”
Therefore
“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.”

Sin & The Father’s Business

As Jesus was a young man, a few years before He reached the age of 30, Joseph and Mary took Jesus to Jerusalem for the Feast. After the feast concluded, Jesus remained in the Temple with the scholars and scribes asking questions and also giving profound answers to difficult aspects about the Law.

Joseph and Mary determined that Jesus was missing and searched. Then they went back to Jerusalem.

They found Jesus in the Temple and no doubt wondered why Jesus had done what He did.

His profound answer.

“Can’t you see that I must be about My Father’s business.”

Mary kept this in her heart. Regarding Mary, she probably went back in time to remember what the angel Gabriel said.

For us in the NT, what would the business of the Father be to us?

The book of Matthew is the answer.

Matthew 28:18-20

“All power has been given to Me in heaven and in earth. Go and make disciples of all nations. Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things I commanded you, and lo, I am with you, even to the end of the ages.”

This is the business of the Father. Make disciples and teaching them to observe all things He commanded them.

Evangelizing is a big part of the Father’s business but notice also that we are to teach them to observe all things that Jesus commanded His disciples. Therefore, Biblical discipleship is just as important so true disciples bring forth good fruit.

The entire NT is what Jesus wants us to observe because Jesus is the Word of God as stated in John 1:1.

Does this include the OT?

Absolutely because in the 4 gospels, we see Jesus refer to the Law, the Psalms, and the Prophets.

That’s why we have 66 Books. 39 Old, 27 New.

The Bible is the Book we must choose to live by because Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”

What separates the false believers from the true believers is in how well we live by the Word of God.

James 1:22 tells us, “But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”

Many professed believers just hear the Word but never do the Word.

The number one reason why some carnal believers struggle with doing the things the Lord Jesus commanded is because of a love for sin our lives.

The Lord Jesus said in Matthew 7:21, “Not everyone that says to Me ‘Lord Lord’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven. In that day they shall say to Me, ‘Have we not prophesied in your Name, cast out devils in your Name, and did many wonders in Your Name. Then I will say to them ‘Depart from Me, you that practice lawlessness.”

Doing the Father’s business is not doing works in His name to get saved, or to appease some godless feeling while practicing lawlessness. When it comes to living a carnal life, it’s about being so self deceived that we indulge in sin and righteousness at the same time.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16 (NKJV)

“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.”

Carnal believers want to participate in both worlds and this can’t be. The world and being in Christ is not the Father’s business.

My life wanted to indulge in sexual immorality and righteousness at the same time, but it’s inconsistent and incompatible with true Biblical Christian living.

I couldn’t be clean and dirty at the same time.

I had to be one or the other. Then I had to look at what was getting into my life that would start the process of searching for sin.

Then get “clean enough” to preach to sinners and true believers.

Then start the habit, pattern, and cycle all over again.

The parable of the sower is a locator. It will tell you where you’re standing with God.

Those on the wayside are the ones that hear the Word and the devil comes immediately and takes the seed.

Those on stony ground are the ones that hear the Word, receive the Word with joy, and the Word doesn’t penetrate, it has no root, and they stay with the Word for a little while, then temptation comes, and they fall away.

Then there’s the ones on thorny ground that are choking the Word with cares, riches, and pleasures of this life, and become unfruitful.

Then there’s those that are on good ground that hear the Word, and receive the Word, and produce fruit. Some thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold with patience and persecution.

This parable will reveal where you are and who you represent.

Are you tares among wheat? Are you false among the true? Are you serious or are you playing? Genuine or fake. True or false. Real or a hypocrite?

This reveals whether you’re about your Heavenly Father’s business, or the devil’s business.

At any time before the casket closes, you can transition from the pretender to the actual true believer, observing all things the Lord commanded.

IF you’re playing, you’re one decision away from making the greatest decision of your life.

To be a true believer.

The Lord Jesus told the man that He healed at the pool of Bethesda and the woman caught in adultery in John chapter 5, and 8.

“Sin no more. Lest a worst thing come upon you.”

“Neither do I condemn you. Go. And sin no more.”

Do Christians sin? Make no mistake about it. But it brings into question whether you’ve been born of God. Because 1 John 3:9 said “Whoever is born of God cannot sin.”

In 1 John 2:1-6 (NKJV) “My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, “I know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.”

What are signs of the abuse of this Scripture?

When you deliberately intend to sin against God, knowing full well that sin is lawlessness.

The practice of lawlessness is the lifestyle of a sinner. Are we allowed to indulge in what we used to practice?

2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold, all things become new.”

Romans 6:1-2 says, “Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we that are dead to sin live any longer in it?”

In other words, you’ve reached a point in your relationship with the Lord that you want to please Him more than yourself. Paul said in Ephesians 4:27, “…give no place to the devil.”

This means that 1 John 3:8 is a reality.

“For this purpose the Son of God was manifest that He destroy the works of the devil.”

It’s when we’ve learned that sin only leads to one place. Death.

If we believe that the Word is the absolute Word of God and is final authority, we employ everything to fight the very thing that God hates. Sin.

We do what Hebrews 12:4 says. “You have not resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.”

What does this mean?

What RADICAL THING (“radical amputation”), are you willing to do to stop yourself from sinning? Please do not commit suicide. That’s self murder.

You have not cut the part of you that commits sin, to stop sinning.

This ties in with Matthew 5:27-30.

This isn’t accomplished without God’s grace, and you can’t do it alone. The work of grace helps you to “abstain from all forms of evil.

Cutting off the TV, discontinuing subscriptions like HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Directv Playboy Hustler Channels, Sex Chat Rooms on FB, Instagram, or other social media entry points. What radical thing are you willing to do to abstain from all forms of evil?

Ephesians 2:8-10 (NKJV) “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

We’re saved by grace through faith. Doing the Father’s business or His works comes as a result of being born again, not to get born again.

The Holy Spirit will give you help to escape the temptation (see 1 Corinthians 10:13).

And when you enter trials and testings, count it all joy (see James 1:2-7), and go to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (see Hebrews 4:16).

Every believer struggles in their flesh to subdue the passions, sinful desires, and cravings of sexual wickedness. However, if we play with this, one day, we’ll give an account of it before the Lord.

When the fear of the Lord is absent, it’s very easy to sin, but sin always comes with a penalty.

“Everyone is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires, and enticed. And when lust is conceived, it brings forth sin, and sin when it is finished, brings forth death.”

Porn, The Movies, & Avoiding Provocative Women In Church

Since covering the porn scene among professed believers and coming across mind numbing statistics, we see that nothing’s changed in terms of believers decreasing their exposure to sex filled movies, shows, and skin exposure in church services.

Porn watchers are enslaved to the images and enslaved to sexually manipulate him or herself in masturbation to satisfy themselves.

Porn is only an accelerant. More on this later.

The ability to be immodest is continuing in church service. The deliberate lack of discerning certain shows that what we expose ourselves to, is rampant.

In other words, we dethrone God to enthrone sin.

First, to address the modesty issue.

Men and women are exposing themselves to wearing certain articles to attract the opposite or same sex.

We all know that it’s summer time out there but it doesn’t give anyone the authorization and blatant excuse to wear things that we know are sexually provocative.

If you have to pull up your blouse to cover your cleavage, you know that this is a red flag. If you have to pull down your high skirt, you know it’s a red flag.

When you have to wear a cover to cover up your legs in church, it’s a red flag.

Now, this is not wrong to cover up in and of itself. At least you recognize that too much flesh is showing. It should be a very loud indication to you that perhaps your dress is a little too short.

Modern dressing doesn’t allow to look “old fashioned.”

It’s not fashionable these days. But holiness is the requirement when entering and participating in the holy worship of our Holy God.

As I was going street preaching one day, I walked by a “Seventh Day Adventist” Church and observed these red flags. I’m not an Adventist, so scratch that thought. I was walking by that church.

They appeared to be attending “church” but looked like they were going clubbing for men. Legs and cleavage.

A few years ago, I was listening to an interview of a believer interviewing a former prostitute. She said that in a well known mega church in California, female prostitutes would enter the service and sit in close proximity of their “client” while the client was sitting next to his wife.

She also said that there was no fear of God in the house of worship because the preacher would never preach on holiness.

Let me say this, that even if a preacher were preaching on holiness, for some, it will not make a difference.

If a person is bent on sinning sexually, only their death would stop them, unless they catch themselves and repent.

In the book of Numbers we see a story of Zimri and Cosbi.

Zimri was a leader and brought a Gentile woman into the camp against the commandment of the Lord. He and she walked by the Lord, the tabernacle of meeting, Moses, Aaron, and Phinehas.

At that time, the plague was moving throughout the camp because of sexual sin with the Moabites. Phinehas picked up a javelin, went into the tent where Zimri and Cosbi were, and killed them with one thrust of the javelin.

It stopped the plague and Phinehas was blessed by the Lord because the zeal of God within him judged the sin.

This was the “example” that Paul mentioned in 1 Corinthians 10.

In many of our regular Christian services, woman are wearing less and less. They are pushing the boundaries and men that aren’t disciplined will look at them lustfully.

Now we know that it is one thing to come to church sexually provocactive but when a man has lust in his heart, he doesn’t care what a woman is wearing. So there is two sides to this thing.

It’s not always one sided.

Intentional sexual dressing for church service to immorally tempt a man is more than provocative. It crosses the line of modesty where men, who are struggling to maintain their consecration to God are doing everything in their power to ignore them.

Feminine power to sexually influence a man immorally is demonic. It is passive manipulation. On the other hand, lust filled men is demonic and it is active manipulation. The collision course of the two brings death in their lives.

Most men do not know how to “bounce” their eyes to avoid looking at deliberate sexual provocation inside the service or outside as they are walking the streets.

But the sexually disciplined man will find a way to completely ignore these immoral women.

Not every woman that comes to church is immoral or deliberately intend to entice a man. There is holy women that come to church for the right reason and there are men that come to church, walking in wholehearted consecration and dedication to God.

But let’s face it.

Sexually immoral women will do everything to attract the attention of a foolish man.

Proverbs 7 speaks a such a man that went looking for sexual sin. The married, spiritually speaking adulteress found him and coerced him into her house.

It’s the same in today’s world of church service.

More and more, we are seeing an abandonment of morals and men diving into their house to commit adultery, homosexuality, bisexuality, and fornication.

But the door into sexual immorality has always been that the sexually suggestive tv ads, movies, and shows that introduce porn. The internet always have teaser ads next to the articles that you are reading. Reading the internet news is no different. The sexually suggestive ads draws a man’s attention. Photo shopped pictures increase the attractions in making pictures appear larger than normal.

Provers 27:20 says that “Hell and destruction are never full. So the eyes of a man are never satisfied.”

The Lord said to me as He was instructing me….”No sense in looking at someone that you can’t have. If I can’t have her, there is no sense in lustfully looking at her.”

Makes sense to me.

The basics of temptation are recorded in James 1:14-15.

A man is enticed when he is drawn away with his own lust-filled desires.

In other words, the moment he desires illegal sex, the enemy sends the enticement.

The enticement is a direct suggestion (temptation) to pursue that which is not lawful.

Sin is conceived in the desire to fulfill an evil fantasy. Sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.

That’s why in the church service, you have to be very careful not to allow your eyes to “travel” from the presence of the Lord.

Which brings me to emphasize again that the purpose of porn is no different than an accelerant for fire. When evil passion is in the heart of a man, he will go to places to fulfill that evil passion. Acting out sexually in adultery, fornication, bisexuality, homosexuality, and masturbation, or all of the above.

So be careful about the movies that you expose yourself to.

Radical amputation is the ability to cut off the right hand and pluck out the right eye to avoid sexual sins. If you are not willing to do without movies, you run the risk of being so overwhelmed with lust that you deliberately fall into sin.

This article on “Game of Thrones” is powerful.

Please click the link here.

Come Clean. OR BE EXPOSED!!!!

Have you ever heard foot steps behind you and you needed to look behind you to see who is coming?

The footsteps of God we’re getting louder for me and I knew He was about to expose my Secret Sexual Sins.

Not too many men and women believe that the Lord would expose a person’s secrets.

The Scriptures is full of examples of the Lord exposing the secret hearts of men.

When Jesus was weary from His journey, He stopped by Jacob’s well. In John chapter 4, a woman of Samaria came with her water pot to get water and the rest was history. She had 5 husbands and the one that she was presently with was not her husband. She responded, “I perceive that you are a prophet.” 

When David sinned by killing Uriah, his trusted military commander, to cover up David’s adultery with his wife, Bathsheba, Nathan the prophet came in and exposed the entire sin. God said through the prophet what you have done in secret, I will now judge you in the noon day sun. Psalm 51 is the adulterer’s psalm of deep repentance for sinning against God.

When a man committed incest in the Corinthian church, Paul committed his body to be destroyed by satan so that the spirit of that man would be saved. This sin of having his father’s wife was so egregious, that Paul said that the world don’t even do this. 2000 years later, the world is doing it.

The only way that people will listen is when God exposes these sins so that the fear of God would return to the people. When people are not afraid to sin against God, their hearts are ready to do evil.

A man sins against God, and then nothing happens. He feels embolden to commit that same sin again, and again.

Notice what Ecclesiastes 8:11 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.”

In other words, because they weren’t caught, they are embolden to commit more evil. Because the Lord didn’t judge them at that moment, they get real bold and sin again.

This gives us reason to believe that when a sentence isn’t executed speedily, it also gives us an indication that it is just a matter of time. It is inevitable. The eventuality of judgment is just a matter of time. Unless they repent.

There are many of us that believe that judgment happens to the other man that sinned. That judgment will never happen to me. But it is just a matter of time. Sooner or later, you will get caught and when you do, if God exposes it, it will not be pretty.

Psalm 139:11-12 says “If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” even the night shall be light about me; Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.”

You can run. You can hide. But God seen your steps before you were born. You were caught before you came out of the womb. God seen it before in eternity past. In eternity, God knew that you would be bold and brazen.

The night time is when the most sinful activity takes place.

Notice what Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:7.

“For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night.”

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

Depending on who the Lord is dealing with, sometimes exposure happens rapidly, and at other times, exposure takes place after years.

Notice what the Lord Jesus said in Luke 12:2.

“For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.”

Yet, sinful carnal Christians will not care. Neither will some of them take heed. They will pursue, in secret, their Secret Sexual Sins.

It shouldn’t take the threat of a prophet to awaken us to come clean or be exposed, but God is not after just humiliating you. He is after your heart to save you before your sins ensnares you in the eternal lake of fire (see Revelation 21:8).

If it takes humiliating you then so be it. God is after your heart. Our spirit man belongs to God and God does not want to lose you.

Progressive Perversion – The LGBT Agenda

Many of you have heard of “progressive” thinkers.

The word “progressive” sounds powerfully intelligent.

Here’s what it means.

 “(of a group, person, or idea) favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas:”

As you know, homosexuality is progressive thinking.

Let me ask you a question?

How could sin be progressive?

Is it positive progression?

No.

It is always regression.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”

Even though in the United States, the LGBT community makes up 3 to 4% of the US population, 50% of Americans support the sin of homosexuality. If you do not agree with the sin of homosexuality, you are not progressive but regressive or becoming “less advanced.”

So according to this Scripture, since the crowd is driven by being “progressive,” they’re on the road to destruction.

Righteousness is difficult. But if you want to see Jesus as Savior and not Judge, you receive grace to obey the Word of God to repent (change your mind), and receive the provision of salvation by the grace through the redemption (purchasing back of men from sin) that is in Christ Jesus.

Proof of this progressive thinking is identified in the arguments from homosexuals that declare that anyone that is opposed to homosexuality is archaic or behind the times.

This, of course is a ploy to get you to see that your position is not modern but old. Case in point, the vice president Biden’s statement that protecting gay rights trumps cultural and social traditions. Well, we all know that this remark is a remake of a statement that says that social and cultural traditions is not progressive but regressive, or archaic.

The Bible in Daniel chapter 7, called the Lord God, “The Ancient of Days.”

Why?

Because His ways is from everlasting to everlasting.

What the devil is really trying to say through LGBT is that progressive is modern and that God and His ways is old, worn out, behind the times, and just plain out of touch with the progressives of man. So, if you believe that you are behind the times, you want to seem “hip!”

Well, you will never see God trying to be hip. Men need to catch up with God because man is behind the times, regressive, and will die.

Man is behind the times with God and His Word.

Malachi 3:6 says, “I am the Lord, I change not…”

Progressive means that you change to make progress. God doesn’t need to change to make progress.

Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

Psalm 119:89 says, “Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in heaven.”

Hebrews 6 tells us that His oath is immutable” or unchangeable.

So since God can’t change. Since Jesus is the same, and since His Word is settled in heaven……..

It’s funny how progressive people try to change God that said that He “change not.”

It’s funny how progressive people try to change Jesus that says, “the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

So we as believers agree with God, and Jesus. They do not change. Now we believers are to change because 2 Corinthians 3 tells us that we are changed into the same image from glory to glory as by the Spirit of God. Romans 8 tells us that we are to be conformed to His (Jesus) image.

Why do we need to change?

Because we do not have the full change yet. When we die and go to heaven in Christ, we will get the full change in our spirit and soul. When our bodies are resurrected from the dead, we get the full change of our bodies just like when Jesus was raised from the dead.

1 John 3:2-3 says, “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”

SO the very “progressive” that they are seeking is a perverted progression or really, in all actuality, homosexuality, and all sin, is true regression.

Is it any wonder that we see transgender people changing their gender? Body piercing. Tattoos. Cross dressing. All of these things is a revelation of an inner identity crisis that only a relationship with the Father, through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ could solve. Dissatisfaction of the outer is a revelation of inner dissatisfaction.

The heart longs to be right, but man believes that he could progress in sin and the end is death. But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Happiness inside can only be given when we surrender our way, our rules, and our sinful nature.

Just like what Jesus said in Matthew 7, many will be on the road to destruction, needlessly.

The world’s progression is headed towards destruction, but you can change your ways by surrendering your ways.

So if you want to continue in your perverted progression, just continue to ignore the call to repent.

If you want to truly progress, change your mind and ask God to forgive you.

Discovering Your Christian Husband’s Porn Addiction; Discovering Her Chat Room Habits

One of the worst discoveries that a wife could make is her husband’s porn addiction. Perhaps, the worst is her husband’s infidelity.

A few years ago, according to 1600 attorney’s that practice divorce law in California, 50% of all divorce cases involved a husband’s porn addiction.

But here is something else that is just as disturbing.

A wife’s chat room addiction that leads to acting out sexually on a video camera or setting up a rendezvous for a romp in the sack.

In one case, a married woman began chatting with a married man. Turns out that he lived right down the street. I saw this on the OWN network, (Oprah Winfrey Network) and that’s because she was dissatisfied with her husband. She needed that extra boost of another man and she crossed the line.

What’s sad is that a husband’s porn addiction is viewed by some women as the lowest form of betrayal, and it is. There are other women that do not mind porn, and furthermore, they watch with their husbands or boyfriends they fornicate with.

In any case, when discovery is made…..what do you do?

The first thing that comes to mind is understanding your husband’s or wife’s secrecy.

Secret means “not known or seen or not meant to be known or seen by others.”

As long as it remains a secret, the activity continues. But what we are finding in some places is that when the secret is out, because of the love for sexual sins, some men and women will continue because they believe in their hearts that they cannot do without it.

For quite some time, you’ve noticed certain signs.

Spending unusual hours on the Internet, on the job, doing “overtime,” disappearing during unusual times of the day. Catching wandering eyes. Reading certain articles and magazines with sex themes. Viagra. Condoms. All of these and other things are indications that something is going on. Unusual calls on the house phone caller ID. Your husband’s inattention to you and your sex needs.

Such inattention is determined by what may have taken place in the home that caused him to disengage in the normal course of the relationship.

Sadly, pastors are notorious for paying attention to the needs of other women while ignoring the needs of his wife.

Ministry is a minefield for a pastor’s marriage.

Long periods of silence and loneliness may not mean much, but it’s an undeniable starting point. When your husband or spouse is constantly angry at you for no reason. When a wife lashes out in anger because she hasn’t had sex in days, weeks, or months.

As with porn observed by men or women, it is undeniably connected to some form of acting out sexually. Whether it be solo sex, commonly called masturbation, sex toys, prostitution, adultery, or fornication. For a woman, it’s about satisfying her connection needs which will involve her giving up her body to satisfy that need.

The adrenaline of pursuing an outside relationship adds to the excitement that was lacking in a marriage but it is dead wrong.

Exploring other “options” violates the Word of God.

Notice what Isaiah said in chapter 1 and verse 18

“Come now, and let us reason together,”
Says the Lord,
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
They shall be as wool.”

Even the Lord will reason with man. But look at what He said.

“Though YOUR sins…..”

In any relationship, there is error. However, there is also a way to resolve that error.

The love of God will always speak the truth. What we are not willing to do is admit that we are wrong. We circle the issue with issues that detract from the truth. So much so that resolution becomes something that seems unachievable.

How could we resolve a resolvable issue?

It is called the love of God.

Paul said in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, from the New Living Translation…..

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way.

It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.

It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

What leads to porn and chat rooms is lust in the heart of men and women.

Lust is the demand to have what is forbidden.

This demand comes straight out of the Garden of Eden. The devil preached another word and Eve believed it.

Eve had lust in her heart. She just needed an excuse to justify her pursuit of lust in her heart. This lust, if not arrested and killed, will deceive you to justify deliberate ignorance of the known Word of God, and defiance of her husband. After she had a conversation with the serpent, the devil in the serpent deceived her, but at anytime, she could have walked in the opposite direction and ignored what the devil said. But lust was in her heart and then she proceeded to act on that lust. When she saw that the tree was desirable, she took of the tree and ate.

Nothing happened.

She gave to Adam and Adam ate.

Then their eyes were opened.

The command that the Lord gave Adam, and Adam gave to Eve, required team work, vigilance, and courage in order for them to stay alive. They both failed to watch each other’s back and they ended up counting the days of life they had left. Lust is what drives the sin sick soul.

Discovery of porn or salacious chat room activity is a lust issue that requires the couple to diligently apply the Word of God in order for lust to be completely broken.

The breach in the marriage is always preceded by a breach in the relationship with the Lord.

What we are discovering, and it was evident in my own life, is that when you get to the point of loving your sin more than you love God, there is no sin too dark that you won’t do unless you return to the Lord. We have used psychological explanations, spiritual counseling explanations, and do not get me wrong. They are good as long as the Word is central. However, the Bible identifies the issue.

Acting on the lust in the heart.

So when you discover your husband’s porn issue or if the husband discovers his wife’s salacious chat room activity, just understand that lust is at the root of the sin. Do not act out in anger. To exasperate the issue, even when you believe you are justified may not be good. Use good judgment. If you feel you need to address the issue, you have every right to do so. A breach in the relationship occurred. At the same time, it may be wise to pray (there is no length of time to spend in prayer, use your judgment), read the Word of God, particularly the Psalms, and then address the issue.

Get wise counsel. To have a friend to discuss this with is good but you have to believe that your friend could be trusted. You can’t utter or release all that is in your mind when it comes to discovery of your spouse’s salacious activity. Years ago, there wasn’t that much information about porn and salacious chat room activities. Now, there’s a wealth of information that you could glean from to help you deal with the discovery.

You are not alone.

Millions of families have gone through discovery.

I must reemphasize that the sin is wrong and you should not put undue blame on yourself. It is best to take responsibility when it is determined that, without a doubt, there was some contribution. But even if there was some measure of contribution, the bottom line is that lust was already in his or her heart.

From there, it is how you deal with it that will determine the recovery or destruction of the family nucleus.

FBI Cuts Ties With SPLC – The LGBT’s Hate Watch Dog Is In The Dog Pound

Since terrorism hit the United States in 1996 (American Embassies in Africa, in 2000 with the USS Cole Incident, and in 2001 with the World Trade Center and the Pentagon), certain watch groups were used by the FBI to fine tune its aggressive stance to find out who is connected to any sort of terrorism.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded in 1971, is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization used in civil rights law regarding hate groups, racism, and civil rights. Morris Dees and Joseph J. Levin Jr. founded SPLC as a civil rights law firm in Montgomery, AL and Julian Bond later came and served as president from 1971 to 1979.

Now, it is used by LGBT to chase after those that appear to hate homosexuals. The FBI would use their data to compile a list and the rest is history.

Sources say that now the FBI will only provide links to “resources within the federal government.”

Evidently, SPLC is not within the federal government simply (but not limited to) because of its………….501(c)(3) status as a non profit organization……..and yes………most “charitable organizations,” church or otherwise, also falls under this category.

But this is not the reason the FBI severed ties.

The SPLC was just a puppet organization, used by LGBT to destroy conservative Christian voices and organization that speak up against the sin of homosexuality.

Since the elite LGBT people concocted the polluted ties of homosexuality as a “civl right,” SPLC was able to have its website accessed by the FBI just to attack Christian organizations. The FBI would provide SPLC’s link.

Not any more!

According to sources, SPLC wasn’t told by the FBI that this was coming.

The FBI did what most people do best when you don’t need an organization that has potentially disturbing trends, actions, and God knows what else.

Click……….dial tone. 

It is a major ground shaking blow to SPLC and LGBT because people that access this site from the FBI webpage, perhaps, can no longer assume that the FBI and the SPLC is connected in any way.

But here is something else that is interesting…..could it be that the SPLC may come under FBI investigations for hate crimes itself?

As with anything, if a crime is committed, it should go through the proper channels.

When it comes to civil litigation, this is a whole new ball game for SPLC.

Is it possible that the playing field that we once knew to be level is slowly returning to………..level?

The agenda continues though.

LGBT has a totalitarian agenda. At first, they thought that they would have the run of the house as if they were the new federal government. However, we are seeing that the Obama administration has failed to achieve its goals, hence the elite LGBT has lost momentum.

With the 2016 elections and the mid term elections coming, the landscape is definitely changing.

The DOJ, under Eric Holder is complicit in destroying DOMA and other laws that protected marriage between one man and one woman.

There is a good chance that the Senate will return to Republican majority. While we must never hold our breath with politics, we must also be aware that the laws of this land were moral laws. There’s been such a concentrated effort to undermine the moral of this nation that the FBI had forgotten its law enforcement mission to be independent of rogue organizations searching for ways to disturb and disrupt the moral fabric of the American way of life.

Slowly, we have become one nation without God. Divisible. With bondage and tyranny for all.

Could this severance be an indication that the grace of God is giving America time to repent and fully come back to God?

Could it be that America is getting the message to return to the Lord?

At the top of the list of questions, could it be that the people that profess to know the Lord is finally getting it?

Only time will tell.

For further in-depth analysis of this stunning event please go to GCMWatch by clicking the link below.

http://www.gcmwatch.com/10945/fbi-dumps-splc-as-an-official-hate-crimes-resource

Threesome Sex – Pornography’s Role In Making Homosexuality Acceptable


Threesome sex
. The more, the merrier, right?

The average Joe or Jane that watches porn and gratifies him or herself in masturbation seldomly think about homosexuality. The only thing that matters is the fantasy with multiple partners in an orgy.

For straight porn watchers, you falsely think that you are not given over to the acceptance of the sin of homosexuality but something else is taking place that you may not be aware of.

Homosexuality is not even considered but little do we know that in the dark world of homosexuality, whether intentionally or not, the seed to make homosexuality acceptable was planted.

According to Internet Filter Review, “42.7% of Internet users view pornography.”

This means that anyone of us that intentionally view pornography stand almost a 43% chance of being exposed to all forms of illegal sexuality, including homosexuality. This statistic includes those that profess to know the Lord. According to Blazinggrace.org70% of Christians struggle with porn. 

So this is a clear indication that large portions of professed believers are possibly harboring sympathetic acceptance of homosexuality.

In a prior blog, I shared a statistic from the Christian Post that 11% of single professed believers do not engage in fornication, commonly called premarital sex. This means that 89% of singles that profess their faith in Jesus engaged in fornication.

There is no question in my mind that the vast majority of males that had premarital sex intentionally viewed pornography.

In a precursor to a BlogTalkRadio broadcast for February 20, 2014 at 9PM, hosted by Warrior For Truth Radio, I was asked to be a guest on this radio show that will be about how LGBT uses the media. We trust that you would join us.

Afterwards, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to investigate pornography’s role in making homosexuality acceptable.

While the mainstream media is attempting to put a nice spin on the sin of homosexuality, underneath, in the dark world of pornography, the real dirty work is pushed. What it comes down to is sex is sex. However, sexual preference and acceptability is the goal. If homosexuality could be portrayed as innocent then acceptability will not be an issue.

If this statistic is what it is, there is no question in my mind that many professed believers are exposed to the way the media is portraying homosexuality as an acceptable way of life. We all know that if a person could eliminate or soften the blow to the vile practices of homosexuality, acceptability would not be that much of a problem.

Acceptability from practicing homosexuals is an automatic give in. It’s about gaining acceptability from people that do not practice homosexuality. But it goes further than that. It is a clear push to get people that profess a strong belief in Jesus to accept homosexuality. It is also a clear push to enforce acceptance through a wide range of legislative means to punish those that refuse to bow down to the music of Nebuchadnezzar.

With mainstream media, if it is “preached” often enough, acceptability is seldom rejected unless a person has strong Biblical convictions, and is not fooled into being sympathetic to that which God condemned in the flesh of Jesus.

It is in our private lives that we find that we are more sympathetic to that which God hates. That’s because if we watch porn but portray ourselves hypocritically as professed believers, we find ourselves to accept it without an issue.

That’s why Secret Sexual Sins is what it is.

As long as what we do out of sight of others, we can be double agents in the Body of Christ, serving two masters.

Jesus said we can’t serve two masters, but we try to. We can’t be holy and unholy at the same time (see 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

We try to be holy walking into the church building and flip on God after service.

Listen to Isaiah 1:10-16 from the Message Bible.

“Listen to my Message,
you Sodom–schooled leaders.
Receive God’s revelation,
you Gomorrah–schooled people.
“Why this frenzy of sacrifices? “
God’s asking.
“Don’t you think I’ve had my fill of burnt sacrifices,
rams and plump grain–fed calves?
Don’t you think I’ve had my fill
of blood from bulls, lambs, and goats?
When you come before me,
who ever gave you the idea of acting like this,
Running here and there, doing this and that––
all this sheer commotion in the place provided for worship?
“Quit your worship charades.
I can’t stand your trivial religious games:
Monthly conferences, weekly Sabbaths, special meetings––
meetings, meetings, meetings––I can’t stand one more!
Meetings for this, meetings for that. I hate them!
You’ve worn me out!
I’m sick of your religion, religion, religion,
while you go right on sinning.
When you put on your next prayer–performance,
I’ll be looking the other way.
No matter how long or loud or often you pray,
I’ll not be listening.
And do you know why? Because you’ve been tearing
people to pieces, and your hands are bloody.
Go home and wash up.
Clean up your act.
Sweep your lives clean of your evildoings
so I don’t have to look at them any longer.
Say no to wrong.”

In so many of our houses of prayer and worship, the Lord doesn’t even watch. We pretend that His presence is there but if we were really honest, and if we were to take a good look at how we live our lives, we would see that the Holy Spirit didn’t even come inside the building.

For our safety, the Holy Spirit went searching for another house of worship where holiness abides.

And if you happen to be a practicing homosexual, adulterer, fornicator, or bisexual that profess a belief in Jesus, your brand of Christianity doesn’t exist because sin can’t mix with holiness.

So the next time you find yourself watching porn, just know that what you do in secret is behind the conspiracy of pushing acceptance of the sin of homosexuality. It’s mainstream media that preach to us all the time, and it’s what we do in secret that is the real reason.

Spirit Of Harlotry Temple Of Worship


Hosea 5:3-6 says,

“I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hidden from Me; For now, O Ephraim, you commit harlotry; Israel is defiled.

“They do not direct their deeds toward turning to their God, for the spirit of harlotry is in their midst, and they do not know the Lord.

The pride of Israel testifies to his face; therefore Israel and Ephraim stumble in their iniquity; Judah also stumbles with them.

“With their flocks and herds they shall go to seek the Lord, but they will not find Him; He has withdrawn Himself from them.

Thankfully, I haven’t come across a church that has this name stated in the title of this blog, but in some places, it might as well be. The condition of some places in the corporate church is what it is. To be in denial is to look at God, spit in His face, and call it rain.

Thankfully, there are pastors that are making great strides in dealing head on with this issue of sexual immorality in the church. Over the years, there has been an effort to talk about the Goliath of our times but when you take a closer look, it seems that we haven’t gotten the message.

One of the things that I learned while taking the course on Way To Purity by Mike Cleveland’s “Setting Captives Free” is that we must be vigilant.

Paul said in Colossians 4:2, Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving,”

Peter said in 1 Peter 5:8-9a, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith.”

To be vigilant means to “keep awake…give strict attention to, be cautious, active to take heed lest through remission and indolence some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one.”

One of the things that we sometimes neglect to understand is that sin brings destructive calamity.

We don’t see it this way because the pleasures of sin or the pleasures of this life obscures the real intent of sin.

When it comes to sin, we reach a point of no return. Meaning that we cannot stop what comes out. Meaning that we are so far along in the process that to stop now, it would rob anyone of the euphoric reward.

Remember what James said in James 1:15, “Sin, when it is finished brings forth death.”

Paul said in Romans 6:23, The wages of sin is death but the git of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

 No matter which way you look at it, sin brings death. Death is the end result after a destructive calamity. But we do not see it this way because of this Scripture in Ecclesiastes 8:11 (NLT).

“When a crime is not punished quickly, people feel it is safe to do wrong.”

Sin is a crime against the righteous and holy God. When judgment doesn’t fall swiftly, we foolishly assume that it is safe to sin again and again.

However, we know that a crime against God was committed because the conviction of the Holy Spirit immediately reminds us of the wrong we’ve committed.

Jesus said in John 16:8 “And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:”

The word convict” means to convince the world of sin.

Paul said Romans 8:1, There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.” 

The opposite is true. There is condemnation for those that walk after the flesh and not after the Spirit.

Paul said that if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged so we wouldn’t be condemned with the world (see 1 Corinthians 11:30-32).

Then John said in 1 John 3:18-22, “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.

For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God. And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight.”

When we pay attention to the inner man being affected by the way we treat the Lord, when we become sensitive to the Holy Spirit, we will do everything possible to avoid feeling condemned. When we refuse to repent, we are deliberately suppressing the convicting power of the Holy Spirit to turn from sin.

One of the things that I’ve noticed is that when we stop talking about this area, we find ourselves indulging in it, bit by bit. That’s what the enemy is searching for. He is lurking to see who is not watching diligently. The devil is waiting for that one moment when you turn off or temporarily suspend watching.

Just because we rest, it doesn’t mean we turn away from God. When we take a rest from God and His Word, we make the mistake of resting from the work of the ministry and include resting from obedience to God and His Word.

One of the things that I’ve learned when I stood watch in the Navy on board ship is that at anytime the enemy can come. They “case the joint” to see how you are watching. They are looking at your habits, patterns, and cycles of watch standing.

Over the course of time, the enemy already knows your preferential sins. He sets you up with a series of small tests to see if the last level of diligence is the same. When you are regularly watching, it gives the enemy no place. It’s the moment that we stop watching that he detects an opening.

Inconsistency is what he is counting on. That one moment when you sneak a peak at a woman’s breasts and behind. Checking her out and lusting after her beauty. That momentary lapse of judgment is the door he’s been waiting to walk through. For women, it is no different. When you are checking him out sexually, you are doing the same thing. When you dress provocatively, you are opening yourself up for sins of the flesh.

Seductive dressing is a fatal attraction for men and dressing that way is an open invitation by you for him to lust after you. What you are doing is part of the spirit of harlotry in the Christian church. Passive hunting is part of the feminine power executed by sexually immoral women to exercise sexual power over weak willed men. To be in denial about this is a curse of epic proportions.

Before you know it, you are back to your old tricks and habits. Porn becomes easy to watch again because you’ve had enough of substitute porn on the magazine stands. You’re back to releasing sexual tension through masturbation or committing adultery, or soliciting prostitutes. It turns into a large scale conflict where the Spirit lusts against the flesh and the flesh wars against the Spirit.

Returning to sin deliberately is an indefensible position allowed by a willingness to compromise the Word of God.

You search for younger and younger flesh. You even consider homosexuality to satisfy a seemingly insatiable desire to fulfill the lusts of your flesh.

It turns into suppressing conviction because of losing the small, low intensity battles of compromise that easily flares up into a major theater of operations. The objective of darkness is to reestablish a better, defensible evil stronghold.

As soon as it is reestablished, the enemy raises his flag over the newly established stronghold and calls it “The Spirit Of Harlotry Temple Of Worship.”

Is there any hope of a return to righteousness? Is there any chance of returning to the Lord and remain faithful to Him forever? Can we see that sin hurts the heart of the Father? Is there any way that we can recover from the snare of the enemy?

The answer to this question is always “Yes!!!”

We must change the way we do business.

We must recognize that we are weak and powerless without Jesus and His Word. We cannot survive, let alone overcome when we open ourselves up to the small little foxes that spoil the vine.

Diligence can return when we repent and seek the Lord diligently. Yes, we can overcome and triumph when we make a stand no matter how deep in the pit of sin we are.

If sin is like dog’s vomit, would we eat it or pass up this nasty meal? If sin is like a nuclear fallout zone, would we breathe its deadly air? If sin is like sewage, would we swim in it?

Let our houses of worship be a righteous temple of the Lord. Let our physical bodies be the temple of the Holy Spirit, bought and washed by the blood of the Lamb. Sanctified, tried and true for the eternal habitation of God through the Spirit.

Photo above is courtesy of Rhett A. Butler, copyright 1994-2006. (It is not to be connected or assumed in any way that the image above is actually the Spirit of Harlotry Temple of Worship, neither is it to be assumed that the image above is a place of Christian worship). 

The Price Of Pastoral Sexual Misconduct

When David committed adultery with Bathsheba and had her husband killed to cover up his sin, David was given space to repent. In his pride and arrogance, he thought that he got away with it. It was only until Nathan the prophet, confronted David.

Actually, it was the Lord that confronted David through the prophet.

The Lord is plenteous in mercy. The Lord is slow to wrath.

Nonetheless, He is still holy, righteous, and He must impose the penalty for violating the Word of God.

God delivered David from the lion and bear. God also delivered David from Goliath.

Yet, the Goliath in his flesh remained unconquered.

The Psalms that David sung and perhaps played showed that he was a man of prayer, praise and worship. As a man, it is easy to say that David had strong spiritual roots, a strong love for God, and a very strong will but when it came to sex, we see that the sexual misconduct of David was egregious. To outright have a trusted and loyal man murdered to cover his sin is vicious, callous, and cold.

According to the law for committing the crime of adultery, he and Bathsheba should have been put to death.

Leviticus 20:10 says, “The man who commits adultery with another man’s wife, he who commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress, shall surely be put to death.”

The Lord elected to make a point with leaders. He put the sin of adultery and murder away from David, Bathsheba gave birth for nothing because God killed his son, and his battles will be from his own household. Men will take David’s wives and lie with them out in the sun because what David did was done in secret (see 2 Samuel 12:7-4).

Many pastors believe that they too, will escape unscathed.

Not one pastor has ever escaped. Not one pastor has ever got more blessed. Not one pastor has ever returned to the power of the anointing that was once on their lives.

The mistresses and adulteresses never got the glory they sought for stealing a man from his wife.

They never achieve the place of the first wife.

Adultery is never rewarded. It’s condemned and God never celebrates the violation of covenant as established in Genesis 2:24.

Never let anyone, including a fallen leader fool you. Never let yourself fall into the trap of smooth words. God is not mocked.

Many of us that watched porn and masturbated fail to gain victory because of the inability to discipline our minds and flesh to refuse to touch other woman, ourselves, or both. Our secret thoughts run rampant while we portray ourselves as “holy men of God.” For some of us, far be it from the real truth. We harbor things in our hearts like the failure of the Israeli leaders of removing the high place for dual worship purposes.

This battle rages in us because we are attached to the pleasures of sin.

The battle was won on the cross of Christ. It would be there that the Lord would condemn sin in the flesh of the Lord Jesus. It is on that ol’ rugged cross that sin would be defeated. The crucified life is no longer evasive but when we evade the spot light of the Word on our hearts, the ol’ rugged cross is a thing we set aside to enjoy the pleasures of sin.

“O wretched man that I am. Who will deliver me from this body of death?” Paul’s answer is simple.

“I thank God – through Jesus Christ my Lord.”

The key is understanding the Lordship of Jesus.

James 4:7 said this….Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

Submitting to the Lordship of Jesus on a moment by moment basis ensures victory every time. It is only when we submit to the Lordship of Jesus that we are qualified to resist the devil. It is only then that the devil will flee from us. Just as the devil fled Jesus after 40 days of temptation in the wilderness.

Pastoral sexual misconduct is more normal than holiness these days.

This can change when we realize that we are hurting the heart of the Father in the same way that Adam and Eve hurt God. Our momentary lapse of judgment to experience the pleasure of that which is forbidden suppresses caring about how God feels about your sin.

Conviction is suppressed because compromise rules the heart.

Equally worse is the heart of the wife and children that were betrayed.

The wife goes through many emotional roller coasters trying to make sense of a selfish, senseless act of defiance of God and marriage vows. The children are left with an example of a callous act. Sometimes they grow up later and never recover. Commit the same sins, and continue a generation curse that could only be stopped when one child recognizes that sin never pays and its price is always death.

The reputation of a pastor is forever tarnished.

Proverbs 6:32-33 says “Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does so destroys his own soul.  Wounds and dishonor he will get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.”

Foolishly, they return to minister in hopes that God would endorse them again, but that will never be the case.

Every man that committed adultery is on a failed comeback trail. A vain attempt to redeem themselves. Again, while the Lord does forgive once repentance is made, the former glory is never attained.

PREVENTION

Prevention begins when we allow ourselves to have eyes on our lives. The nature of Secret Sexual Sins is just that.

A secret.

As long as we prevent ourselves from harboring secrets in our minds, we can keep ourselves from falling into the trap of elitism, empowerment, entitlement, and expediency. When we believe that we are powerful enough to abstain, like Paul said, “Take heed, lest you fall.”

The anointing and grace of God in the pulpit is very easy to hide behind. When service is over, we are at our most vulnerable state. This is when we are attacked the most. A demonic plant of immoral women will look for these weaknesses and exploit them with their beauty. Or when you are having marital problems at home, the sexually immoral woman will act like Delilah, a prototype of Jezebel, have you lay on her lap, and divulge your heart.

In an emotionally charged moment, she makes her move, or you make your move, and adulterous sex is very easy to fall into.

As a pastor, you must never cross the professional line to take advantage of a woman’s vulnerability. Some pastors will use their oratorical skills and personality to woo women into the bedroom. Blinded by smooth words, she is easily taken advantaged of. At the same time, you cannot read between the lines when Delilah shows up to church.

Her beauty will smite you.

Proverbs 7:21-23 says, 

With her enticing speech she caused him to yield, with her flattering lips she seduced him. Immediately he went after her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks, till an arrow struck his liver. As a bird hastens to the snare, he did not know it would cost his life.”

Proverbs 6:25-26 says, “Do not lust after her beauty in your heart, nor let her allure you with her eyelids. For by means of a harlot a man is reduced to a crust of bread; and an adulteress will prey upon his precious life.”

What worse is that the adulterous woman is the staircase to hell.

Yes, according to Hebrews 13:4, God judges the adulterer and adulteress and according to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, adulterers and fornicators will not inherit the kingdom of God. If you live an unrepentant life, you will go to hell. While God forgives, forgiveness is granted when we repent and sin no more. The grace of God doesn’t give us permission to sin. The mercy of God is designed to prevent that which we rightfully deserve.

Then there are the Jezebels that look for strong males, weak men in the pulpit. Jezebel will give up the use of her body to gain power. Her plan is very simple, yet effective. The end result is always inevitable. Her death. Not that all of them will die physically, but her plan dies when the church splits.

A strong man of God will never surrender his relationship with God for a cheap thrill.

It’s too high a price to pay.

Men that committed adultery never recover to the place when their anointing of the Lord is strong. They become a shadow of what they were. They never walk in the place of anointing because the Lord never condones the act of adultery. If you desire to throw ministry away, a pastor first must throw his relationship with the Lord away.

The precursor of throwing your relationship with the Lord away is when you have lust in your heart for other women. It is there that the imaginations of the heart run unchecked. TV commercials, the Internet, and other things is strategically laid out like a minefield. Every image that the eyes observe is intended to saturate your mind. It is is part of the plan of the devil to choke and strangle the Word in your heart. Overwhelmed with sexual images, the mind thirsts and hunger for sex.

The rest is history.

When we fail to govern our eyes, and cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, we store up within our mind sexual images that become high places for idolatrous worship. Ultimately, they become strongholds. Most images are intended to get a rise out of you. Other images are harmless but because of the unregenerate mind that is not renewed, we can make someone that is not dressed sexually very sexual (see Proverbs 27:20, Job 31:1, and Matthew 5:27-30).

Submitting to the Lordship of Jesus is the only way to combat this onslaught of the enemy.

When we obey the Lord to discipline our eyes and obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit to escape, victory is assured. The moment we disobey the prompting of the Holy Spirit and refuse to discipline our eyes, is certain destruction.

Sexual misconduct can be prevented.

It’s a matter of returning to the Lord and understanding the long term ramifications of falling into deliberate sin.

Secret Sexual Sin is never worth it because in the end, death is its only payment.

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