Pastors, Preachers, Porn and Us PART 1

One of the major chokeholds of Satan and his demons on the world today is the spirit of immorality propagated by the multi-billion Porn industry.

As you may already know, the church is a major target and victim in this nefarious venture.

The enemy has utilized sexual immorality to successfully weakened and deprived many Christians and Christian leaders of that intimate connection and fellowship with God that brings true harmony, peace and power.

Many families, relationship, marriages, lives and ministries have been negatively impacted by this plague.

The only person in possession of real power to confront, defeat and destroy the works of the devil in this generation is a true  born-again Christian filled with the power and fire of the Holy Ghost.

A Spirit-filled Christian walking in holiness and in sync with the Holy Spirit is the most dangerous threat to the devil, his kingdom and his scheming today.

This is so because the authority to defeat Satan has been given to such.  Jesus declares in Luke:

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.  Luke 10:19

Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Mathew 10:8

That is part of our mission as Christians. It is good to share the message about the Kingdom of God, but it is exponentially better and more impactful, when the message is accompanied by a corresponding demonstration of the power of God to set the captives free, heal the sick, cast out devils, raise the dead, and help people with their problems.

What good is that nice “powerful sermon” to that sister who is dying with stage-four cancer if she goes back home only to die a week later.
What good is that long “powerful prayer” for that demon-possessed child if he returns home still possessed and oppressed by the devil?
What good is that “anointed prophetic declaration” over that pregnancy if she ends up loosing her baby in a miscarriage?
What good is all the laying of hands and tongues-speaking when church folks are still bound in secret sins and no life is being transformed?

Don’t we see that the power of God is not flowing as it is supposed to? Don’t we realize that the glory of His presence is not as powerful as it should be?

I believe it is high time for us to stop playing church and go for the real deal. The Lord is not going to step in if we refuse to acknowledge the fact that we have a problem and need His intervention.

Complacency and lukewarmness are dangerous cankerworms as they introduce a strong delusional illusion of perfection and well-being in a victim’s mind, although he may be dying.

Blind Bartimaeus would never have called on Jesus to heal him of his blindness had he never acknowledged that he was blind.

The Lord graciously healed Bartimaeus instantly because he swallowed his pride, cast away his denial and cried out for help.

On the contrary, those who persist in denial and pridefully refuse to acknowledge their shortcomings and cry out to Him for help will remain and probably die in their problems.

Look at what Jesus says in Revelation;

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked…

Revelation 3:15-17

God is about to move in dimensions we have never seen or heard before and He wants you to be a part of it.

He is about to release His power and glory so powerfully to the extent that no devil and no work of Satan will be able to withstand it.

There will be strange signs and wonders, healings, miracles and strange manifestations of the Holy Spirit in proportions we can’t even imagine.

Drunkards, prostitutes, addicts, hardened criminals and sinners will repent and be instantly baptized in the Holy Ghost; totally and miraculously transformed beyond recognition by the power of God.pexels-photo-206527.jpeg

Amputees and paralytics will have their body parts restored, cancer and other incurable diseases will be instantly healed. People will have their dead ones raised back to life.

Entire nations will sway under the glory and power of God and hundreds of millions of souls will be saved all around the world within a very short time.

The signs of this move have been trickling down for a while now, but our Lord Jesus Christ is about to orchestrate an explosion of His power and glory like never before.

This is what God is about to do and you are part of the plan.

The enemy knows how dangerous you are as a Christian who walks faithfully with God.

He knows that we have the power not only to defeat him, but also to effectually dismantle his works and usher in true revival.pexels-photo-464383.jpeg

That is why the church is under attack. That is why you and I are under attack. Not only with immorality, but also through instigations to compromise with sin at various levels.

The enemy fears what you carry inside of you. He is terrified of your true potential. You might have been underestimating yourself, but believe me, the enemy has an idea about the “real you” as God planned it to be., and you are downright dangerous.

If only you could realize this truth and start seeking God fervently in fasting and prayers…

If only you would turn away from your sins and completely surrender your entire life to Him…

If only you could truly give Him your heart, relinquish control and let Him take over the wheel…

Why do you think the enemy has been launching all these attacks on your personal life, family, business, ministry and work?

Why does he engage you in psychological warfare- telling you about all the things that you have not been able and will never be able to accomplish; how you are a failure; how it is too late; how God doesn’t care about you; how you do not have what it takes to make it; how you are too old; how it is impossible and so on…

It is a strategy to keep you consistently distracted from focusing on the most important things. But there is about to be a shift in your life in Jesus’ name.

Your situation is about to change dramatically in Jesus mighty name.

It is time to cast away the garment of discouragement and depression.

It is time to get rid of the cloak of fear and doubt.

It is time to dust off that old Bible and start devouring the Word of Life again.

It is time to repent and come back to righteousness and holiness.

The time has come for another transformative visitation from above. It is time to seek the Lord until He reigns righteousness in our hearts.

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Hosea 10:12

It is time to seek Him until we feel His presence, power and anointing like never before.

It is time to tap the power from above to change the world below. It is time to acknowledge that we are not what we are supposed to be; that we are not making the kind of impact we are destined to make and that we are not where we are supposed to be.

It is time to humble ourselves before our God and really seek first His kingdom. Yes, everything else will be added if we don’t faint and give up on the way.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Is watching porn a sin?

The straight answer is a resounding yes. The fundamental essence of porn is to stimulate sexual arousal, or lust.

Porn engenders lust for the various actors that feature in whatever kind of video footage or images a user is engaged in.

People who never had any attraction or tendencies towards a certain kind of sexuality suddenly find themselves fantasizing involvement with the same.

They suddenly develop a strange desire to experiment what they saw on that pornographic clip or video.

Some use those images to fantasize offline while others actively engage with the contents to indulge themselves in various ways.

The popularization of sexual perversions and acceptance worldwide is sponsored by high-level Satanists who have sold their souls to the devil, and who would do anything to protect their fame, money and lifestyles, even if it leads to a cataclysmic decline in morality and destruction of souls.

Satan knows this and that explains why he has concentrated his efforts at contaminating people’s mind with unholy entertainment through a multiplicity of audio-visual and print media channels including games, music, movies, videos, tv, movies, books, social media etc.

Satan is trying to create a new church and a new generation full of adulterers. He wants a powerless church that goes through the motion, but releases no power to affect and deliver lives from his bondage.

Remember how our Lord Jesus frequently used the phrase “an evil and adulterous generation”? I believe He encountered a similar situation back in His days. Imagine how degenerated this generation has become compared to what He faced two millennia ago.

Please watch this closely. Jesus declares in the Gospel of Mathew that

“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Mathew 5:27

Just in case some folks would try to misinterpret what he said as a parable, Jesus lays extraordinary emphasis on his point with extreme examples.

“If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. Mathew 5:19

God has made it absolutely clear that those who look lustfully (with the intent of getting sexual satisfaction or arousal) at others; including  watching and taking pleasure in porn, are as guilty of immorality as the perpetrators themselves-prostitutes and pimps who are actively and physically engaged in it.

Watching porn is sinful because it contaminates the mind with all kinds of filth and quenches the Spirit of God.

Our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy angels will not sit down with you to watch porn. So guess what happens to the Spirit of God residing in you when you engage in such activities.

In his introductory chapter while writing to the Romans, Paul mentions something disturbingly peculiar.

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Romans 1:32

You may not do “such things” but do you take pleasure in them who are involved in it. Do you enjoy watching people involved in immoral and perverted acts?

If the answer is yes then, according to Apostle Paul, you are as guilty as the performers who are directly involved in the sin.

The enemy knows that your preaching, singings and ministrations will be devoid of true power to impact lives if he can get you distracted with these things. We end up being entertainers and moralists instead of true amassadors of Heaven.

He knows that you will not be able to challenge him or deliver others from his bondage when you are also his prisoner.

Porn is an addictive psychological and spiritual contaminant that leads to all types of sexual sins including fornication, adultery, homosexuality, bestiality and other forms of sexual perversions.

There is nothing evil about sex per-se as God created it to be indulged in within a matrimonial setting involving a man and a woman. Any kind of sexual involvement out of a marital relationship between a man and a woman is sinful.

Satan has not only targeted this generation but is also working frantically to corrupt the minds and lives of children as young as five to propagate his pornographic and pedophilic agenda.

So, if you sit back and do nothing, don’t be surprised when your little 8-yr old cousin comes back home pregnant or infected with HIV.pexels-photo-206443.jpeg

The appalling trend towards nudity, casual sex, easy access to porn, sexualization of mainstream media and little to no censorship of pornographic materials has led to a new disturbing paradigm.

The standards of Christianity have been compromised on many fronts and many have fallen prey to the enemy’s machinations.

One finds a lot of “earnest Christians” who claim to have given their lives to Jesus Christ and had experienced the blessed baptism of the Holy Spirit still blatantly living in sin, compromise, hypocrisy and lukewarmness.

They still live a life plagued with prayerlessness, apathy to the Word of God and lethargy about the souls of those lost in sin.

Worldly distractions, entertainment and pleasures still feel perfectly alright and are still strongly craved and enjoyed either in secret or publicly.

Although their claim as true disciples of Jesus Christ remain strong and vibrant, their lifestyles prove the contrary.

Would you visit those websites and watch what you watch on your phone, tablet, laptop or tv if Jesus was physically sitting with you in that room?

Would you be involved with those online chat rooms you often visit, speak with those same people and still engage in those activities if Jesus was sitting right there besides you.

Would you read the same books and visit those same places?

Would you hang out with the same crowd and do those things you do secretly if our Lord Jesus was standing there physically and watching you?

Would you talk the way you do, have the same intentions and entertain the same plans if you knew that God could read your mind, decipher your true intentions and unravel the intricacies of all your hidden plans?

Well, just so you know, He does. He sees everything you do even in the blackest of darkness.

He knows the thoughts and true intentions in the most profound part of your heart.

He knows those plans, hopes, and desires you entertain including the goals you aspire to attain in the future.

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:13 

The Bible enjoins us to examine ourselves whether we are still in

the FAITH2 Corinthians 13:5

That is the question God is asking you. Are you really in the faith? Are you honestly walking with God? Can you encourage others to follow your footsteps and emulate your example like Paul and the other apostles did? Do you really love Him?

You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. James 4:4

Another way of appraising this statement is that you officially declare yourself as God’s enemy when you love, enjoy or partake in the sinful pleasures, lusts and sins of the world… you, albeit inadvertently, conscribe yourself into the devil’s camp as one of his agents working against the kingdom of God.

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. Mathew 12:30

Put in another way, “Anyone who is not with me opposes me, and anyone who is not working with me is actually in the enemy’s camp working against me.”

My dear friend, the time for hypocrisy, cover-ups, camouflage and a double life is over.  No, we no longer have to put up a front and try so hard to give the impression that we are somthing we are not. Some may be deceived by such theatrics but remember that;

God is not mocked; a man shall reap what he sows. Galatians 6:7

Payback time is just around the corner. Matter of fact, you have already been paying very dearly for your sins because it is written;

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

I wish to solemnly draw your attention to the fact that something good in your life dies every time you consciously and intentionally make a choice to disobey the Commandments of God and commit a sin.

In Genesis 3:3 it is  recorded;

“It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.”

As we all know, Adam Eve decided to listen to and follow the suggestion of the devil to eat the forbidden fruit, instead of sticking to God’s command which came with clearly articulated repercussions if they should disobey; … “you will die.”

Did they drop dead immediately after eating the fruit? Of course not. But at that moment, they orchestrated and set in motion the law of sin and death, which brought a curse, darkness and untold evil affecting almost everything on earth, including their posterity for millions of years to come.

A thousand and one things suddenly went wrong. Satan who had been the underdog suddenly became the ruler and oppressor.

Little did Adam and Eve suspect that their seemingly insignificant act of disobedience carried such a far-reaching, profound and disastrous consequences for the entire human race for generations to come.

What you may think is a “minor sin” that has no consequences could very well be the source of evil and melancholy in your personal life and family.

Jesus said

The thief cometh not but for to steal, kill and destroy, but I am come that they may have life and to have it more abundantly. John 10:10

That was, and still is the mission of the enemy in your life. Steal your blessings, health, peace, and joy; destroy your destiny, and ultimately extinguish your life prematurely when you are no longer useful to him.

Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of a fowler. Proverbs 6:5

It is time for a new beginning. It is time for a recommitment. It is time for a true and profound revival. It starts with us. It starts with you.

To be continued…

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