LUST OF THE EYES, LUST OF THE FLESH & THE PRIDE OF LIFE


THERE IS SOMETHING DEEPLY WRONG, SPIRTUALLY, MORALLY AND MENTALLY WITH ANY MAN OR WOMAN THAT PUTS PICTURES OF THEMSELVES NAKED OR HALF-NAKED IN THE MEDIA OR SOCIAL NETWORKS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE.

AND ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT IS OKAY….HAS A SERIOUS PROBLEM AS WELL.

ONE OF THE THE GREATEST TESTS WE FACE FROM GOD IS IN THE AREA OF SEXUAL MORALITY.

Bro. Zac Poonen wrote:
If our thoughts sounded out loud like our words do, then we would all keep our thoughts pure, for we would not want anyone to think less of us. But when our thoughts are so secret that only God can see them, it is easy to find out whether we fear Him or not. If we harbour impure and unloving thoughts that we would not want our fellow-believers to know about, it would clearly prove that we fear men but not God. That is unfortunately the condition of the vast majority of believers. God has tested them and they have failed the test. How few there are like Joseph, who when tempted sexually in secret, said “How can I do such a wicked thing as this? It would be a sin against God” (Gen. 39:9-Living). Such young men are the ones who get God’s certificate of approval. Very, very few believers are totally faithful in the area of sexual purity in their thought-life. But it is through these few that God can demonstrate to Satan that He still has some sons on earth who would rather pluck out their right eye than commit a sin with that eye and who would rather die than lust in their thoughts. The way to life is narrow and there are few who find it. But the wonderful thing is that there are a few!.
THOSE WHO GAZE UPON OR LOOK UPON SUCH ARE PUTTING THEMSELVES IN DANGER OF BECOMING A SLAVE TO PORNOGRAPHY, ADULTERY, AND SEXUAL IMMORALITY.
WE ARE WARNED IN THE BIBLE THAT THE LUST OF THE EYES, LUST OF THE FLESH AND THE “PRIDE” OF LIFE (THERE GOES THAT WORD PRIDE AGAIN AS IN “GAY PRIDE”) ARE NOT OF GOD!

1 John 2:16
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Also take note of the moral collapse of King David and how he fell deeper and deeper into sin because of the very sins we are warned of:

2 Samuel 11-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
David, Bathsheba, and Uriah
11 It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the people of Ammon and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

2 Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king’s house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. 3 So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, “Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?” 4 Then David sent messengers, and took her; and she came to him, and he lay with her, for she was cleansed from her impurity; and she returned to her house. 5 And the woman conceived; so she sent and told David, and said, “I am with child.”

6 Then David sent to Joab, saying, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. 7 When Uriah had come to him, David asked how Joab was doing, and how the people were doing, and how the war prospered. 8 And David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house and wash your feet.” So Uriah departed from the king’s house, and a gift of food from the king followed him. 9 But Uriah slept at the door of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10 So when they told David, saying, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “Did you not come from a journey? Why did you not go down to your house?”

11 And Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah are dwelling in tents, and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are encamped in the open fields. Shall I then go to my house to eat and drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do this thing.”

12 Then David said to Uriah, “Wait here today also, and tomorrow I will let you depart.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day and the next. 13 Now when David called him, he ate and drank before him; and he made him drunk. And at evening he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house.

14 In the morning it happened that David wrote a letter to Joab and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 And he wrote in the letter, saying, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hottest battle, and retreat from him, that he may be struck down and die.” 16 So it was, while Joab besieged the city, that he assigned Uriah to a place where he knew there were valiant men. 17 Then the men of the city came out and fought with Joab. And some of the people of the servants of David fell; and Uriah the Hittite died also.

OH SAINTS, DAVID WAS GOD’S ELITE….SO IF HE CAN BE TAKEN DOWN BY GAZING UPON ONE WOMAN’S NAKEDNESS, HOW MUCH MORE CAN WE FALL WITH ALL OF THE SEXUALLY EXPLICIT AND IMMORAL LITERATURE AND MEDIA THAT WE FACE EVERY SINGLE DAY!

WE NEED TO KEEP OUR EYES LIFTED TO HEAVEN AND LOOKING UPON OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LEST WE FALL INTO THE PIT AS KING DAVID DID.

YOUR SISTER IN CHRIST,
MINISTER GLENDA

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