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Super Bowl HalfTime Show: The Temple Door To PPV Playboy, Spice, And Hustler

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. 

http://exministries.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/a-true-church-prospective-beyonces-super-bowl-half-time-show/

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.

How?

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?

The “Chick Fil A” Incident; The Gospel According To Chicken

Could it be that God is using a chicken to teach man, in particular, perverted, unregenerate man the gospel? The gospel of creation?

For those of you that know already, the leadership of Chick Fil A took and made a vocal stand against same sex marriage.

In the blink of an eye, LGBTQ sent messages out that they would “boycott” (a well documented Civil Rights tactic) the establishment in an failed attempt to send fear in the world.

In particular to Christians.

Quite the contrary is occurring.

McDonalds and KFC is joining Chick Fil A in supporting their stand against same sex marriage. Usually, the opposite occurs. Most establishments would have capitulated under the political incorrectness stress and pressure of LGBTQ.

But we are seeing the trend reverse.

First, I believe it’s because these establishments are reading the numbers that LGBTQ is a very small minority with a very big lying demonic spirit, mouthing off lies and deception to make it seem as if they are bigger than they are. And that they make it seem like they have teeth, every time they act like they want to bite.

It’s hard to bite when all you have is gums.

But as a roaring lion, the devil’s teeth was pulled at Calvary and Jesus triumphed over death and darkness under the earth for three days and three nights, was raised from the dead, and Jesus is seated at the right hand of the throne of His Majesty in heaven.

Second, the food establishment knows that even if there were to be a boycott by LGBTQ, their money wouldn’t be missed. For Chick Fil A and other supporting establishments, it’s not a calculated risk. And these supporting establishments could and should anticipate residual revenue should Chick Fil A be overwhelmed with people coming on August 1.

And a word for the Mayor of Chicago, you are going to see revenue and residual revenue.

And just know that it came from God.

Will you repent and turn your life over to Christ as a result? Only God knows.

It is a bold statement to let LGBTQ know that it is not running the show like they used to and they know it.

Like toddlers and adolescents, standby for their immature temper tantrums.

As Paul said in Romans 5:20b-21,

“But where sin abounded, grace does much more abound, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Isn’t it a shame that LGBTQ hijacked Civil Rights from the African Americans? And sadly, it’s reprehensible that high ranking Civil Rights Leaders that marched in these non violent protests in the past have hopped in bed with LGBTQ.

But thank God that there are independent thinking African American pastors that see the lie for what it is and we refuse to toe their perverted line to swallow the poisonous lies of sin based on deception. Give us the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ over sexual perversion any day.

We must also understand that it’s not just about the sin of homosexuality.

It’s sexual perversion of any kind. Adultery, fornication, bisexuality, bestiality, porn, self gratification, commonly called masturbation.

And if you are a pastor that has yet to speak against sexual immorality, it is clear that you need to get off the sidelines and speak against the sexual sins of our times.

Provided that you are not a hypocrite in the pulpit.

Your silence is deafening.

In fact, if you remain silent, your silence may be deemed by others as permission to engage in Secret Sexual Sins.

You are to speak up against all sin, including the sin of homosexuality. If not, you are party with the LGBTQ agenda and James 4:4 is the authority Scripture that determines your traitor/enemy of God status.

Stop hiding, avoiding the issue, and come out, and speak boldly against the sinful spirit of homosexuality, and all sexual immorality of our times.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:4

“In whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of the that believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of the glory of Christ, Who is the image of God, should shine unto them.”

The devil has blinded them to accept these lies and deceptions.

Sin and race are two different issues.

To mingle the two is deception.

In addition to boycotting, they allegedly sent the word to same sex partners to show up and also perform modest lewd acts in front of some of these establishments in retaliation.

We are now seeing that as a result of Mike Huckabee’s FB page to support Chick Fil A on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, is one of many solutions to counter the LGBTQ agenda.

Believers in Christ, all across the United States are leading the effort to support our fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord.

First, we must understand that God desires all men to saved and come to the knowledge of the truth,” according to 1 Timothy 2:4.

We know that not everyone that serve behind the counters of Chick Fil A and those around that may see a surge of believers come to some of these places that they may not know the Lord. That’s where the church, with it’s bold witness must uphold the standards of the Word of God and share the gospel when the opportunity arises. We must give an answer of the reason of the hope that abides in us.

Actually, Peter, by the Holy Spirit said it like this.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed. For it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.”

Gleaning from portions of Romans 12, Paul reminds us….

“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good…Bless those that persecute you; bless and do not curse…Do not be wise in you own opinion….Repay no one evil for evil…Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” says the Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Go and have a good time before the Lord.

The world might be seeing a great display of camaraderie. While the numbers are encouraging, what’s important is we provide the world the kind of representation that glorifies the Lord.

The devil is prepared to incite, bait, and resort to things to lure us to drop our guard. But we need not fear what they will do. Perhaps, there may not even be an incident, which would be good because a peaceful assembly to enjoy some good chicken would be a great thing.

Remember, the devil is a liar. And his children may not like the truth but this is what the church is supposed to be and do.

We are “the pillar and ground of the truth.”

We are to speak the truth in love.”

We are to “walk in truth.”

One more thing.

Isn’t it powerful that when God created the animals on the earth that they were made male and female, and He commanded them to be fruitful and multiply? Isn’t it powerful that when Adam searched for someone compatible that none was found? But Adam took note that the animals paired off, male and female, and they had each other. But Adam was all alone. That is he had no one of his kind to share life with.

Remember, God is Spirit according to John 4:24.

Man was created in the image of God, spirit and soul, both of which are eternal, and he was placed in a physical container. And the Lord God said, “It is not good for Adam to be alone.”

It is evident that Adam wanted a female and the Lord provided a woman. Suitable for his needs. Man wasn’t created for woman, woman was created for man. God was careful enough to make someone completely opposite, yet, compatible. There was no confusion about what Adam needed. Suddenly, Adam was put to sleep and when He woke up, God brought a beautiful woman to him.

Bone of my bone flesh of my flesh.

She shall be called Woman…named Eve….mother of all living.

The animals serve as a reminder that God knew exactly what He was doing.

The chicken, on creative instinct, knew to find opposites of each other to have more chicken. If God created male chicken and male chicken, there would be no chicken and Chick Fil A, and all other chicken establishments would not be in business. Perhaps breakfast, lunch, and dinner would be chicken-less had God decided to create male and male chicken.

No eggs for breakfast or brunch. No chicken fillet sandwiches. No grilled chicken. No gospel bird. No chicken parm. No potato salad. You gotta have eggs for potato salad.

Two male chickens after the fall of Adam, would have been the only chicken sandwich in history. And we could only imagine what chicken taste like.

Hence, the same principle applies if God created only two males or two females.

No humans.

Perhaps God is speaking through chicken that animals have more sense than perverted humans.

I intend to be at one of the Chick Fil A establishments. I’ve asked members of Prevailing Word to join me, my wife and daughter. We intend to stand and be a witness. For what the Lord Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago, it’s the least we could do.

I encourage you to be salt and light for the Lord Jesus.

Battling Sexual Thoughts: The Real Spiritual Warfare, Part 1

Sex, under the scope, rule, and law of God is not bad, in and of itself. As you know, God created male and female to be joined together in holy matrimony according to Genesis 2:24. That they shall be one flesh.

These are dark days and we need to understand that when it comes to the depravity of men’s minds, there is no depth or limits where man will go to fulfill a mental fantasy just to get the right emotion to release sexual tension. What happens is that we cross over into the area of sin and we begin to entertain the dark side of sex.

A few Scriptures come to mind.

But before we tap into the Word, we must remember that God knows the make up of man.

God reveals in the Bible the reason why the hearts of men are dark and uncovers why they do what they do.

When Adam sinned (Genesis chapter 3), the devil knew and took full advantage of his sin and fill Adam’s heart and mind with all sorts of wicked imaginations. The devil knew that these wicked imaginations would run its course throughout all of creation (see Genesis 6:1-8).

Notice verse 5 of Genesis chapter 6.

“Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

Wickedness is the nature or characteristic of the devil that was spiritually transferred into the very heart and mind of man (see Romans 5:12). The core of man’s being became corrupt and the flesh craves to obey and express the “perverted, depraved urges and impulses” of the heart and mind.

The dark heart and a dark mind, when acted upon, brings man to produce and perform dark things of perverseness and wickedness.

Recently, we’ve read in the news of a husband chaining his wife for 10 years or more. In the human trafficking business, the sex trade equals sex slaves. According to the US State Department, 600,000 women are trafficked throughout the world for various reasons, but predominantly for the sex trade.

Profoundly sorrowful for my participation in porn, there was one porn episode that comes to mind that featured two white men and an Asian woman. It appears that she might have been a person caught in the sex trade, but I wasn’t sure due to lack of evidence. Enough said. As I looked back, all I can remember is the pain she experienced of being gang raped. The porn industry tries to put a smile to its evil brand of lust, but there is no smile on the countless women that experience sexual slavery.

In some of my episodes on BlogTalkRadio, I shared about the drug and alcohol connections on the set of most porn productions. They were there to help the women cope with the dramatic and painful sex acts that men demanded. In between shoots that would last, I’m told, up to 16 hours, the women would drug up and booze up to cope with the abuse and prepare for the next scene.

For quite some time, I, like many other males thought that they were enjoying the sex. And I found out, after hearing testimony after testimony, that they were not enjoying it for one moment. It was all part of their brand of sex to sell it. If there is the appearance of pleasure, that’s what will count in the mind of a perverted man because it’s all about fantasizing and getting off.

In the minds of men and women, a battle is raging. For single women, it is the battle to feel loved and connected. For men, it is the battle to “act out” sexually, but deep within both sexes is the longing to worship and be intimate with God. When it comes to the sex trade, there are many persons looking to live a better life but for a price.

Sex is a very powerful act.

God created male and female to have sex in holy matrimony. Sex serves as the place where loving, caring, and bonding takes place, as well as procreation.

But being husband and wife also serves as spiritual connection that is deeper than physical intimacy. Besides, we know what the Lord said…

“What God had joined together, let no man put asunder.”

Whether we want to accept it or not, God is intimately involved in our marriage vows and we are spiritually connect, since He was the one that brought us (my current and only partner) together.

Look at what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 6:16-17….

“Do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot is one body with her? For ‘the two,” He says, “shall become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.”

By design, man is to be one spirit with the Lord. When it comes to watching multiple porn movies, a man wants to be joined with every woman that he sees sexually (see Proverbs 27:20). But underneath, it is only a revelation of the heart crying out for spiritual intimacy with God. The only thing that man has done is look to himself for sensual pleasure as a poor substitute for spiritual intimacy with God.

There are many people that will write this off because of the perverseness of the hearts but for those that are willing to recover from the snare of the enemy and reverse the curse of the heart and mind of man, sex in marriage can be brought back to levels of godly passion that glorifies God.

Notice what the Lord Jesus said in Matthew 15:18-19.

“But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts- murder, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.”

Notice the Amplified Bibles rendition of verse 18…

“For out of the heart come evil thoughts (reasonings and disputings and designs)  SUCH AS murder, adultery, sexual vice, theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.”

Jesus has taught us something very powerful. OUT OF THE HEART. 

Proverbs 4:23 says,

“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it (the heart) spring the issues of life.”

The New Living Bible says….

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything that you do.”

So in the heart or core of man, six things defile a man.

1.) Murders, 2.) adulteries, 3.) fornications, 4.) thefts, 5.) false witness, 6.) blasphemies.

According to Revelation 13:18, the number of the beast is the number of a man…666.

Man was created on the…..6th day (Genesis 1:24-31).

So that means there is only one way to change what comes out of the core of man.

Jesus said in John 3:3…

“You must be born again…”

This means that you must be changed from within again.

Man was created in the image of God. God “spiritually birthed” Adam, and gave him mental and physical faculties. But when Adam sinned, he became a child, “spiritually birthed” of the devil. So in order for man to come back to God, he must be born or “spiritually birthed” again by the Holy Spirit of God.

You can never wage war successfully against the depraved thoughts of the mind until you are born or “spiritually birthed” again. Anyone can change behaviors but it’s not just about changing behaviors. It’s about changing who your spiritual Father is. It’s about changing the core of your nature so that depraved thoughts can be arrested thus living out the nature of God through the Holy Spirit in obedience to the Word of God.

This is only accomplished by repentance and the Holy Spirit coming on the inside of your spirit and making you a new creature or creation in Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:17 and Titus 3:5).

When God created Adam, He blew within Adam the breath of life and Adam became a living being. All of his spiritual and mental faculties were placed in a physical container for earthly expression.

As long as Adam obeyed the command not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he remained alive unto God and he remains made in the image or spiritual resemblance of God. The moment that he disobeyed God, darkness would control his heart, mind, and when prompted, his or her flesh.

Again, man wants sexual connection, women want sexual connection that leads to emotional connections.

With battling the thoughts of sex, these are the “animal impulses” that rage within to attempt to satisfy spiritual intimacy needs. That’s what worship and praise of God is about. Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 that “I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of the Lord.” 

Notice the order of the tri-part man. Spirit, Soul, Body.

When battling the thoughts, everything operates out of the core of your being. Your spirit man is the center of all spiritual things. If you are not born again, you are under the control of the prince of the power of the air, the spirit of disobedience. All it takes is a small suggestion based on your preference of the kinds of sins your mind gets a false sense of pleasure from.

The devils have watched you enough to know that certain things sets you off on a course to pursue satisfaction. All of these things are designed to keep you in bondage to the sin or sins. The mind has a way of filing the places where you’ve been and the experiences you had so that you can go back to the place to enjoy more.

For instance, if there is a certain place where a good piece of chicken is sold, you will remember that place so you can return for some more. It’s the same with sex. You know exactly where to go and who would be there. It’s the same in the Internet. You know exactly the kind of sex you want to watch so you could fantasize. Then there are those that get tired of the fantasy and desire to act out sexually with someone based on the experiential preferences of the past.

The real warfare is understanding these traps and accepting the freedom already purchased by the blood of Jesus to never be in bondage again.

Born again believers need not be in bondage, but sadly, there are those, like myself, that was in this cyclical kind of self imposed bondage, that never took advantage of the power of God embedded in the new birth. I used to take for granted that I was saved and tried to be satisfied from both places.

Looking for satisfaction from the house of God and the house of darkness. A man cannot live in two houses at the same time (see John 8:34-36).

As James said, in chapter 1 and verse 8, A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.”

The Amplified Bible says,

“[For being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides].

He cannot be resolute about being saved or being a sinner. Therefore, he must make a decision that if he is going to live like a child of God to not entertain thoughts of sexual sin and perverseness and make a stand to think about God, His Word, and walk in the power of His salvation, in thought and actions or deeds.