Real Christianity is a relationship with Christ — abiding in the Vine, instead of going solo. It’s submission to the Creator of the Universe, to do His will.
Jesus said also without Him we can do nothing. It is because a branch that is not connected to the vine cannot yield fruits for the Kingdom, it can only yield human fruits, dead works that God did not ask for. He can be merciful but this is not His perfect will for us. The branch has to yield to the vine, it has to abide and let the Vine take over.
We cannot continue the way brothers and sisters without the guidance of God, without the Holy Spirit. We need Him always with us to guide us and in us to empower us to overcome our flesh. We have to be like little children who depend on their father, they know they cannot walk far without the hand of the father.
Many Christians ask WHY they can’t stop sinning. Many also say it is impossible to stop sinning, it can’t be done. Is that true?
Dear friends, the reason Christians can’t overcome sin is because they are BELIEVING the lies of the devil and because they WANT to SATISFY the desires of the flesh. Jesus says the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. …
We cannot believe the devil, brush Jesus to the side and do our own thing, please our own flesh.
Dear friends, Paul says that if we WALK IN THE SPIRIT we will NOT FULFILL the desires of the flesh. If we ABIDE AND WALK in the Spirit, we will OVERCOME sin. We will not be DOMINATED by sin.
There is one trick up the devil’s sleeve that he got me with many times and he will ALWAYS use against many Christians. He got away with it with Eve in the garden when he tried to convince her with his famous lie: “you shall not surely die”.
He disguises himself as a your friend, someone who care for you, somebody who tells you “you don’t need to suffer or struggle”, “satisfy yourself”, “God loves you”, “HE WILL NOT LET ANYTHING BAD HAPPEN TO YOU”.
He did that from the beginning in the garden and He tried to pull that on Jesus Himself in the wilderness when he said to Him (Luke 4:9-11):
If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written,
He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’
On their hands they will bear you up, (((( LEST YOU STRIKE YOUR FOOT AGAINST A STONE. ))))
The devil wanted to tempt Jesus by telling Him: ‘You are the SON OF GOD, you can do anything you want’, ‘God will not let anything happen to you’. But Jesus called him out.
Sometimes the devil will use the CLOSEST family members to do that to you. They will tell you that “you don’t need to suffer, that you are worried too much about God, that it is ok to satisfy our flesh, it is normal, we are human. God loves you no matter what, He will forgive you”.
Dear brothers and sisters, call him out. Do not believe them. It is the devil trying to tempt you by using the closest to you. He also tried to do that with Jesus:
And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, ((((((( Far be it from you, Lord! THIS SHALL NEVER HAPPEN TO YOU. ))))))) But he turned and said to Peter, ((((((( “GET BEHIND ME, SATAN! ))))))) You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
If that is the best trick of the devil, will you take heed dear friends?
What if I told you that it is the trick he is using today with these doctrines you see in your church (Once Saved Always Saved and Pre-tribulation rapture), would you believe me?
What is the fruit of “Once Saved Always Saved”? :
“Don’t worry, you shall not surely die, it is ok to sin a bit sometimes, you are safe, you are already saved, God will forgive you”
What is the fruit of “pre-tribulation rapture”?:
“Don’t worry, you don’t need to suffer for Christ, these things will not happen to you, you will be raptured out of here”
Dear friends, keep your EYES ON JESUS and His words. Keep His words IN YOU and YOU WILL KNOW when the devil is trying to deceive you. By the Spirit of God, we will DISCERN.
Demons will use the temptation of pornography to destroy the image of God in you, to feed your eyes with the flesh and therefore kill the Spiritual in you. The more we feed the flesh, the more the flesh needs. …
I had my share of this sin in the past and the devil always comes with the same steps, first with a suggestion in the mind, it could be an image on the side of an internet page, then as soon as we entertain the suggestion, it becomes desirable to the heart and then it is only a matter of time until our will follows.
So always the same:
1- suggestion in the mind
2- desire in the heart
3- decision of the will
We need to identify how we are approached. We battle against principalities. The best weapon we can form against this process is to identify it and call it out. Do not ALLOW the devil any foothold [a place, the Greek actually says]. As soon as the suggestion comes, THERE is the place that we have to interject with our own will and say NO. RESIST the devil and he will flee from you. You can also change your mind, scroll to a different page, go out, go spend time with family, anything but don’t sit there, don’t entertain the suggestion. It will destroy you.
You know where this takes you, you do it, you satisfy the flesh and then what? You feel guilty, the demons leave you in a state of humiliation before the Lord. You feel inadequate to go to Him again….
Liz Wheeler on “applause for literal pole dancing during the Super Bowl halftime show” — 3 minute video and my transcription:
“Degrading women has tragic cultural consequences. … What message is that supposed to send to little girls? … ‘Hey, little ladies, if you exploit your sexuality you’ll be successful.’ …
That is not ‘women’s empowerment.'” That is exploitation of women, demeaning women to mere objects, degrading the beauty of female sexuality.
And what message was this performance supposed to send to young men? How are we supposed to expect men to respect women when we teach them to applaud for women portrayed as sex objects. Might as well take the kids and all the young preteen boys who watch the Super Bowl to the strip club at halftime. ‘Female empowerment!’ …
Her lack of respect for her own body doesn’t justify your lack of respect for her. …
This is…a cultural crisis when even 70% of ‘Christian’ men watch pornography. …
If you are so desensitized to what’s degrading to women that you’re defending this halftime show as being totally fine and appropriate, then maybe it’s time for a heart check, because you might be part of the cultural problem.
By the way, where is the outcry from feminists who claim they fight against the sexual exploitation of women?”
Previous not-family-friendly halftime shows that Liz mentions: Beyonce, Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Adam Levine.
Amen! Only the Prince of Peace can fill our soul with true serenity… And until we make a firm decision and choice to put out all sin out of our hearts and lives through prayer and constant dependence upon Jesus Christ, can we fully attain peace that surpasses all understanding with contentment in holiness…. Then our weary souls can truly rest at the feet of the Master! Amen
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
LUST FREEDOM: worship the Creator, NOT people. Logos rising!
Anti-Logos TalmudVision promotes the exact opposite — a lust addicted planet:
“..although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him. Instead…they followed the lusts of their hearts and dishonored their bodies with one another.They exchanged God’s truth for a lie and worshipped and served the creation rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.” (Rom. 1:21, 24-25)
James 4:1 Where do wars and fightings among you come from? Don’t they come from your pleasures that war in your members? 2 You lust, and don’t have. You murder (James-3 curse) and covet, and can’t obtain. You fight and make war. You don’t have, because you don’t ask. 3 You ask, and don’t receive, because you ask with wrong motives, so that you may spend it on your pleasures. 4 You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously”? 6 But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” 7 Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament, mourn, and weep. Let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Jesus increased the purity requirement in Matthew 5, because now we have the Holy Spirit to help us overcome. He’s saying how serious lusting is, because it really will cost us our souls if we don’t overcome this.
27 “You have heard that it was said to those of old [old covenant], ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say [new covenant] to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 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. 30 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.
Cam raiD Something about this video hit me harder than most… I am mostly good and I hope humble, compared to many around me and my parents were fiercely atheistic but very good and strong too. I love weed. I have had such a good time of the ‘world’ so far, that passages like the ‘camel and the eye of the needle’ rest on my mind. I get troubled about christian dogmatism. I abstain from weed, and things seem to go generally worse, so I then resume and things go smoother and all round better.
Do you need to be stone sober to get to know God?.. It seems like most of my deepest learnings and steps have been under the influence of weed.
Da Bawse It’s the devil if u can’t stop doing weed it means it’s an addiction and addictions are sins
Disciple Robert weed is 100% of the devil. People say its just a plant…yeah, but so is opium and in fact ALL such drugs are from plant sources in some form or other and yes they do indeed destroy people’s lives and enable demonic powers to rule them. No animal products cause addiction. So being just a plant is not an excuse to believing it is harmless. Alcohol is also from plants. but it also causes destruction and opens you up to being influenced by the devil. It was one of the watchers, the sons of God who fell, who taught mankind the use of plants for drugs. The other, Azazel, taught mankind warfare. God was furious with these and had them bound in chains till the day of judgment. Weed will continue to open yourself up to destructive forces of demons in your life and keep you from knowing Christ and saving yourself in his name by abiding in him. Continue reading “Person says “things go smoother when I smoke weed””→
It’s important for people to know that *real, evil spirits* directly cause the addiction. When people understand this the process makes sense.
If a born-again Christian willfully lusts, real lust demons have a right to drive that lust in our bodies until we *fully* repent. *Complete* repentance is necessary to be free.
We can always fall away again:
Once we’re free, if we willfully lust again [giving into it instead of rejecting the temptation], demons will again come in and drive that lust. Lust never satisfies, and really is bondage, demonic control — not “freedom.”
We can’t play around with this thing. It removes the peace and joy from our lives, and keeps us from inheriting eternal life, because we walked according to the flesh, and not according to the Spirit. We allowed ourselves to become prodigal, and then have no right to inherit the kingdom of God until we repent. See especially: Gal. 5:19-6:8, Rom. 8:1-17 and Mt. 5:27-30 to be free!
3:10 “The crucial thing you have to understand here is something that St. Augustine said at the time of the fall of the Roman empire. He said ‘a man has as many masters as he has vices.’ … If you want to avoid masters, you have to avoid vices. At the time of the revolution, a man by the name of Marquis de Sade turned that upside down. What he saw was if you want to control people promote vice.
9:30 “The people who control the media don’t want you to move away from it [porn and masturbation].”
10:05 The Psychology Today article claiming porn is beneficial because it makes people more docile and accepting of homosexuality, etc. “I agree with what they said. That’s absolutely the point of pornography and masturbation. It makes you docile. It makes you isolated. And people who want to keep you docile and isolated promote it. … If you want to wreck people lives, this is one way to do it. It’s probably the simplest way, if you’re a male to wreck your life, to get you addicted to this. The simplest way for a female is to have an abortion. It turns out, hey, there’s one group promoting both of these things.”
14:19 “A figure like St. Thomas Aquinas would say ‘lust darkens the mind.’ … This is exactly why pornography is a weapon. I brought this out at the beginning of Libido Dominandi, describing the Israeli troupes coming into Ramallah. They come in, take over the TV station, and start broadcasting pornography. This is a conquering army taking over your culture, and they’re broadcasting pornography. Are they doing this because they want to liberate you? No, they’re doing it because it’s a weapon against the indigenous population to keep them docile, divided, preoccupied by their passions, isolated, and so on.”
35:45 “I think people are pagans now not because they believe that Thor actually exists. I don’t think that’s possible anymore. I think that the main problem is your behavior. You call yourself a pagan because you’re in rebellion against the Logos. And the Logos for 2,000 years has been identified with Jesus Christ. So you’ve decided you want to live a law according to principles that you cannot reconcile with moral behavior, and that’s why you’ve adopted this identity.
37:00 “Paganism is an excuse to indulge in these things that you know are wrong.”
Quote from the Psychology Today article referenced in this video. Notice the pejorative words the anti-Christian magazine uses to stigmatize those who are still moral, which I put in italics. Even their title is deceptive: “6 Ways to Develop Sexual Integrity.”
An interesting effect happens as people watch pornography. They … become more accepting of sexual diversity and less stigmatizing towards homosexuality. They become less religious, and may even experience more crises of faith. Enjoying porn leads to people changing their beliefs about sex and gender, and, in some cases, rejecting the dogmatically rigid sex/gender values they were taught in church.
It starts with lust, which Jesus calls heart-adultery, which he said we must overcome at all costs. Matthew 5:27-30:
“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. “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. “If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off 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 go into hell.
Even short, tight frontal hugs are sexual. I’ve seen pastors in Anchorage do full frontal, lingering hugs in front of everyone! Their wives and/or daughters wear low-cut tops, and post the photos on Facebook! Most pastors are biblically disqualified for many reasons, and need to repent so real Christianity will happen “that the world will know” (Jesus’ prayer and promise in John 17):
My transcriptions of E. Michael Jones’ words in this audio interview, below:
3:25 “During the 1920s, when Hollywood films became more and more a part of our culture, everyone was upset at the sexualization of the culture they were promoting. … There was a lot of nudity in the films, … promotion of homosexuality…, and also ridicule of the clergy, blasphemy…. … The Catholics stepped up to the plate and created the Legion of Decency [National Legion of Decency]. …
The Jews in Hollywood caved in [to the boycott]. They instituted the production code, and for 31 years there was no nudity in films, no obscenity, no promotion of homosexuality, no ridicule of the clergy…. The Jews sensed their moment of opportunity [in 1965], and they floated a Holocaust film, which had become their sacred cause in the meantime — a huge difference between 1933 and 1965. The Jews now had the upper hand because of the Holocaust. So they floated a Holocaust film called ‘The Pawnbroker,’ which starred Rod Steiger. The whole point of this is to use the Holocaust as a front, as a way of smuggling in what they’re really interested in, which is bare breasts. So there’s a black prostitute who bares her breasts in the middle of this film. That breaks the code. … They broke whatever restraints were on them. …
The Pawnbroker … was initially rejected because of two scenes in which the actresses Linda Geiser and Thelma Oliver fully expose their breasts; and a sex scene between Oliver and Jaime Sánchez, which it described as “unacceptably sex suggestive and lustful.” (source)
Many struggle to overcome lustful desire/porn/masturbation/adultery/fornication/homosexuality/lustful fantasies…..This is all because when you allow a LITTLE of it into you and do a LITTLE, look a LITTLE, fantasies a LITTLE, then you FEED your problem a little at a time and HELP IT GET STRONGER. So of corse you go downhill all the time with it. You never surface and find a foothold to get out of it…..Are you on a DOWNHILL slide with nothing to hold onto to pull yourself up and up and out?
This is because you are FEEDING your sin and it is getting BIGGER, and STRONGER in your life….In time, this sin will reap death for you….
But when you reach out and repent and FORCEFULLY TURN from it and walk with Christ in his light, then in freedom you will begin the walk of enduring these temptations and the power of Christ will be with you, and since you are no longer feeding the sin, it’s power greatly diminishes in your life (strength of temptation and desire and hold in your life) until there is nothing left of it leaving you free to easily put it down and keep under control in self-control….
But KEEP SHARP for people will fall when they least expect it if they do not stay alert and watchful and victory will quickly be wiped out. So stay alert and watchful so nothing will take your crown. Endure and remain faithful, for in freedom you will find the way light and easy to bear…..
If we allow a LITTLE, we allow the lust demons to come in and drive lust, so it becomes an addiction seemingly impossible to break. If we FORCEFULLY TURN from it, not giving the demons a place, we can be free.
The false Grace gospel that is being preached in churches has led to a situation where Christians believe that it is acceptable to sin. Many of them say that they are all sinners. They think that it is acceptable to keep on stumbling, to keep on going back to the same sin. Jesus made it very clear that it is not acceptable for any of His followers to stumble.
We read in Matthew 5:27 Jesus said: “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. 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. If your right hand makes you stumble, cut it off, 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 go into hell.” If you keep on stumbling, you will end up in hell.
Jesus does not call us to stumble He calls us to repent and stop sinning, and live in holiness or else we will end up in hell. The writer of Hebrews writes in Hebrews 10:26 “For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a terrifying expectation of judgment, and the fury of a fire which will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses, dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much severer punishment do you think He will deserve who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the Covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of Grace. For we know Him who said:”Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” and again, the Lord will judge His people. It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the Living God.” He is talking here about believers. It is not acceptable to go back to sin. If you go back to sin there is no more grace. It is not acceptable to go back to sin. The wrath of God will come on you and if you do not repent, you will perish.
Many believe that God will only punish them, but they will still be saved. That is a lie. If you bear bad fruit you will get cut off and burned. If you bear no fruit for the kingdom of God you will get cut off and burned. If you sin, you will burn. The Apostle John wrote in 1st John chapter 5 verse 18:”We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning.” If a person keeps on sinning he is not a child of God. He was not born again or if he was born again, like the hog he has gone back to roll in the mire, like the dog he has gone back to his own vomit.
We read in 1st John chapter 3 verse 4 “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. You know that He (Jesus), appeared in order to take away sins and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins. No one who sins has seen Him or knows Him. Little children, make sure that no one deceives you. The one who practices righteousness is righteous just as He is righteous. The one who practices sin is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil. No one who is born of God practices sin, because his seed abides in him and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious, anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother”
There are so many Christian believers that study the Bible and that quote you Bible verses about the grace of God, but they don’t know Jesus. They are not born again, they do not abide in Jesus. As the Apostle said:”no one who abides in Him sins. No one who sins has seen Him or knows Him.” If you sin you are of the devil, you’re not a child of God, you’re only deceiving yourself. It is not acceptable even to stumble. Do not tolerate any sin in your life if you are serious about following Jesus. We have to be holy and sin no more. “Without holiness no man shall see God.” Believers that keep on stumbling are on their way to hell. They must repent and stop stumbling, and they must start following Jesus every step of the way, and then they will sin no more, and they will not stumble, because He will guide them He will keep them.