This is going to be a hard topic, but I am sure based on the title you figured that out. But I felt the need to express my concerns as I have been witness to what I am about to speak about. It is a hard topic, expressed in love.
I recently received a desperate plea for prayer, from someone who was emotionally devastated that their husband who is a pastor, admitted to being gay. After a long 2-day discussion, God began to reveal even more to me and burdened my heart for this topic.
I realize that everyone has something that they struggle with, however it greatly concerns me when I see Christians preaching against homosexuality, yet they are addicted to porn. I see the same thing with leaders, pastors etc. They are quick to condemn and ridicule those caught up in sin i.e., two women or men who are openly gay, yet they sit at home watching the same thing on their computers, when they think no one is watching them. Wrong is wrong, period. We must uphold the same standards to which we hold others to.
Now if you struggle with porn, I understand, the spirit of lust and perversion is a strong one to break.
But understand, that the SAME spirit that keeps you bound in secrecy, is the same spirit that has affected others openly, just on a more extreme level. Some are hiding it, some are not. If you are watching two women getting it on, it’s the same spirit operating. You are just as guilty as the 2 openly gay people. Does it make you gay? No. But it still makes you guilty of perversion.
I have also noticed that there is a stereotype, men together are considered repulsive, by most, while most men will admit to enjoying watching 2 women together. This is no less shameful. Wrong Is wrong. Now this is not just a struggle for men as we often hear, in fact I think just as many women struggle with Porn as do men. But then, there is that stereotype again.
This lustful spirit can come at a very early age, through sexual abuse or being exposed to a lustful lifestyle. It does not have any boundaries, as it affects every race, age and gender. Looking back, I see when, my struggle with lust began as I was molested at the age of 13 and exposed to porn. I had my own struggles with it as an adult, but I thank God that He has set me free and I can speak openly without shame about it.
Now, the reason I mentioned the Pastor who admitted to being gay, is because his seduction came, through his addiction to porn. I have seen so many marriages destroyed from this addiction. Its important, to understand that your eyes are the gateway to your soul, anything you allow, will become a seed. Whatever you feed your body, is what it will begin to crave, i.e., unhealthy foods, drugs, sex etc. The more you give it, the more it wants. You allow demonic activity access to your life through porn. And you can guarantee that the enemy wants nothing more than to destroy you any way he can.
Remember, time doesn’t matter to him like it does to us. He doesn’t care how long it takes to destroy you. It will become a slow fade. That’s why, recognizing these spirits for what they are, and understanding how they operate is critical. I want you to really think on this…. you may think you are alone in your room in secret, but God knows all and I guarantee the enemy is watching!
But here is the good news! You can be set free from anything!! God has given you a spirit of self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7. God wants you to be free. Ask God to help you and I promise you He will! Remember there is no shame in admitting you struggle, just don’t let the enemy keep you bound up in it. This is your year to be set free from all that has imprisoned you!
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