708.SINS OF THE FLESH EXPOSED!
(Mark 9:47-48) Jesus said, “And (IF YOUR EYE CAUSES YOU TO SIN, PLUCK IT OUT). It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched”
(1 John 2:16) “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)”
(1 Peter 2:11) ”Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims, (ABSTAIN FROM FLESHLY LUST WHICH WAR AGAINST THE SOUL)”
(Psalms 101:3) “I will set (NO WICKED THING BEFORE MINE EYES): I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me”
(2 Timothy 2:22) "(FLEE ALSO YOUTHFUL LUST; BUT PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS), faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart"
(Matthew 5:28) Jesus said, “But I say to you that whoever (LOOKS AT A WOMEN TO LUST FOR HER HAS ALREADY COMMITTED ADULTERY) with her in his heart” (See also Galatians 5:19-21 & 1 Corinthians 6:9-10)
(Matthew 6:22-23) Jesus said, “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But (IF YOUR EYE IS BAD, YOUR WHOLE BODY WILL BE FULL OF DARKNESS.) If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
PORNOGRAPHY is a big problem that grips much of today’s society. As we look at the world around us, ungodliness, immorality, wickedness, and evil greatly abound. That is to be expected as we draw closer to the soon return of our Lord in these last days. This life altering addiction shatters lives as it promotes adultery, destroys jobs, relationships, marriages and families. Porn addiction brings porn images into the marriage and creates unreal expectations, inhibits true intimacy, and deadens the male response to real women and natural relationships.
A husband addicted to porn will lose his capability to love and respect his wife; and as his wife becomes boring to him, he will lose the real intimacy and real love in that relationship. He will always be looking for the higher high, which is unattainable. No spouse can compete with the Internet at that level of stimulation. Porn use is a form of infidelity, as it introduces a 3rd party into the marriage. The addict’s wife will eventually know of the addiction and feel betrayed, and the marriage will often end in divorce.
The addict often loses both his wife and his children. Porn can cause severe depression, low self-worth, guilt, shame, anxiety disorders, financial problems, loss of employment, inability to form lasting relationships, inability to deal with sexual abuse issues, intense criticism of actual relationships, break-up in marriage, lying chronically to the people they love, and lead to criminal charges. Pornography also grips much of the Christian Church because it results in Christians who become weak & give into the temptations of the flesh.
Pornography is so insidious because it destroys our purity of mind and makes our consciences corrupt, being unable to discern the true will of God. This should not be so among those that profess to be Christians which are Disciples of Christ. There should be a clear distinction in our life, actions, and appearance. Living for God Is all about dying to one self & crucifying the flesh daily so that we are living our lives holy & righteous to be pleasing to him in this sinful & wicked world.
(Romans 8:1) “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, (WHO WALK NOT AFTER THE FLESH, BUT AFTER THE SPIRIT)”
(Galatians 5:24) “And those who are Christ’s (HAVE CRUCIFIED THE FLESH WITH ITS PASSIONS AND DESIRES)”
(1 John 2:16) “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)”
(Romans 8:5-6) “For (THOSE WHO LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH SET THEIR MINDS ON THE THINGS OF THE FLESH), but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be (CARNALLY MINDED IS DEATH), but to be spiritually minded is life and peace”
(Romans 8:13) “For (IF YOU LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH YOU WILL DIE); but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live”
(James 1:15) “Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and (SIN, WHEN IT IS FULL GROWN, BRINGS FORTH DEATH)”
(Galatians 5:16) “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and (YOU SHALL NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH)”
(Romans 8:8) “So then they that are in the flesh (CANNOT PLEASE GOD)”
(Romans 9:8) “That is, They which are (THE CHILDREN OF THE FLESH, THESE ARE NOT THE CHILDREN OF GOD) but the children of the promise are counted as the seed”
(Romans 8:14) “For as many as (ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, THEY ARE THE SONS OF GOD)”
(1 John 3:3) “And everyone who has this hope in Him [JESUS] (PURIFIES HIMSELF, JUST AS HE IS PURE)”
(1 John 2:6) “He who says he abides in Him [JESUS] (OUGHT HIMSELF ALSO TO WALK JUST AS HE WALKED)”
(Ephesians 5:8) “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. (WALK AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT)”
(1 Thessalonians 4:7) “For God did not call us to uncleanness, (BUT IN HOLINESS)”
(2 Corinthians 7:1) “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, (LET US CLEANSE OURSELVES FROM ALL FILTHINESS OF THE FLESH AND SPIRIT, PERFECTING HOLINESS) in the fear of God”
(1 Peter 1:15-16) “but as He who called you is holy, (YOU ALSO BE HOLY IN ALL YOUR CONDUCT), because it is written, (BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY)”
(Hebrews 12:14) “Pursue peace with all people, (AND HOLINESS, WITHOUT WHICH NO ONE WILL SEE THE LORD)”
(2 Timothy 3:12) “Yea, and (ALL THAT WILL LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION)”
(Romans 6:16) “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of (OBEDIENCE LEADING TO RIGHTEOUSNESS?)”
(1 John 3:7) “Little children, let no one deceive you. (HE WHO PRACTICES RIGHTEOUSNESS IS RIGHTEOUS, JUST AS HE IS RIGHTEOUS)”
(1 John 2:29) "If you know that He is righteous, you know that (EVERYONE WHO PRACTICES RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM)"
(1 John 3:10) "(WHOEVER DOES NOT PRACTICE RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT OF GOD), nor is he who does not love his brother”
(Matthew 5:20) Jesus said, "For I say unto you, That (EXCEPT YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS SHALL EXCEED THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, YE SHALL IN NO CASE ENTER INTO THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN)"
(1 John 3:6-10) “(WHOSOEVER ABIDETH IN HIM SINNETH NOT): whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. (HE THAT COMMITTETH SIN IS OF THE DEVIL); for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. (WHOSOEVER IS BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN); for his seed remaineth in him: and (HE CANNOT SIN, BECAUSE HE IS BORN OF GOD). In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: (WHOSOEVER DOETH NOT RIGHTEOUSNESS IS NOT OF GOD), neither he that loveth not his brother”
(Mark 9:43-48) Jesus said, “(IF YOUR HAND CAUSES YOU TO SIN, CUT IT OFF). It is better for you to enter into life maimed, rather than having two hands, to go to hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched where ‘Their worm does not die And the fire is not quenched.’ And (IF YOUR FOOT CAUSES YOU TO SIN, CUT IT OFF). It is better for you to enter life lame, rather than having two feet, to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched.’ And (IF YOUR EYE CAUSES YOU TO SIN, PLUCK IT OUT). It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire where ‘Their worm does not die, And the fire is not quenched"
(Proverbs 8:36) “But (HE THAT SINNETH AGAINST ME WRONGETH HIS OWN SOUL): all they that hate me love death”
(1 Peter 4:1) "Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, (FOR HE WHO HAS SUFFERED IN THE FLESH HAS CEASED FROM SIN)"
Definition of CEASED: To put an end to; discontinue, to stop performing an activity or action; desist, to come to an end.
(John 8:11-12) “She said, “No man, Lord.” And Jesus [MEANING YAHSHUA] said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; (GO AND SIN NO MORE)”
(John 8:34) “Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, (WHOSOEVER COMMITTETH SIN IS THE SERVANT OF SIN)”
(Romans 6:16) “Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, (WHETHER OF SIN LEADING TO DEATH), or of obedience leading to righteousness?”
(Romans 6:1-2) “What shall we say then? (SHALL WE CONTINUE IN SIN THAT GRACE MAY ABOUND?) Certainly not! (HOW SHALL WE WHO DIED TO SIN LIVE ANY LONGER IN IT?)”
(Proverbs 28:13) “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso (CONFESSETH) and (FORSAKETH) them shall have mercy”
Definition of FORSAKETH: to quit, leave entirely, turn away from, to renounce, to give up or abandon. This is what one is to do after they have committed a sin if one has been truly born again. If you deny the Holy Spirit & just keep committing the same sin over & over then you have never quit, left entirely, turned away from, gave up or abandoned that sin meaning you have never truly repented nor forsaked that sin. MERCY IS ONLY COMING TO THOSE THAT CONFESS & FORSAKE THEIR SINS (PROVERBS 28:13). The opposite of his mercy is his judgment that shall come upon those that are unsaved & those whom haven’t confessed & forsaked their sins but rather continued living in complete disobedience to Him & His word (2 THESSALONIANS 1:7-9/ISAIAH 13:6-9/COLOSSIANS 3:6).
(Ezekiel 18:20) “(THE SOUL WHO SINS SHALL DIE). The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself”
(Romans 6:23) “(FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH), but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”
(James 4:8) “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. (CLEANSE YOUR HANDS, YE SINNERS; AND PURIFY YOUR HEARTS), ye double minded”
DOUBLE-MINDED: is a self-proclaiming Christian believer who is constantly living in a state of compromise. Half of them tries to live for God [ELOHIM], while the other half lives for their sinful bad habit. A double-minded Christian is always being torn in two directions. They seek to have a relationship with Jesus Christ [YAHSHUA] while simultaneously trying to live out their life with a particular sinful obsession. PARTIAL OBEDIENCE IS COMPLETE DISOBEDIENCE. This is also what the Bible refers to as being Lukewarm (REVELATION 3:16).
(Ezekiel 18:21) “(BUT IF THE WICKED WILL TURN FROM ALL HIS SINS THAT HE HATH COMMITTED), and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, (HE SHALL NOT DIE)”
(Hebrews 10:26-27) "For (IF WE GO ON SINNING WILLFULLY) after receiving the knowledge of the truth, (THERE NO LONGER REMAINS A SACRIFICE FOR SINS), but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries"
(Colossians 1:28) “Him we preach, (WARNING EVERY MAN) and teaching every man in all wisdom, (THAT WE MAY PRESENT EVERY MAN PERFECT IN CHRIST JESUS)”
(Ezekiel 3:17-21) “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and (GIVE THEM WARNING FROM ME): When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity [MEANING SIN]; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you (WARN THE WICKED), and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity [MEANING SIN]; but you have delivered your soul. “Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity [MEANING SIN], and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, (HE SHALL DIE IN HIS SIN, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH HE HAS DONE SHALL NOT BE REMEMBERED); but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you (WARN THE RIGHTEOUS MAN) that the righteous (SHOULD NOT SIN), and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul”
(Ezekiel 33:1-6) “Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and (WARN THE PEOPLE); Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, (HE IS TAKEN AWAY IN HIS INIQUITY) [MEANING SIN]; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand"
(James 5:20) “Let him know, that (HE WHICH CONVERTETH THE SINNER FROM THE ERROR OF HIS WAY SHALL SAVE A SOUL FROM DEATH), and shall hide a multitude of sins”
(Matthew 7:21) Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord [MEANING BELIEVERS],’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, (BUT HE WHO DOES THE WILL OF MY FATHER) which is in heaven. Many [MEANING BELIEVERS] will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity [MEANING SIN]”
(Hebrews 5:9) “And being made perfect, he [JESUS] became the author of eternal salvation unto all them (THAT OBEY HIM)”
(Acts 5:32) “And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them (THAT OBEY HIM)”
(John 14:23-24) “Jesus answered and said to him, “(IF ANYONE LOVES ME, HE WILL KEEP MY WORD); and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. (HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE ME DOES NOT KEEP MY WORDS); and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me” [KEEP MEANS OBEY]
(Philippians 2:12) “Wherefore, my beloved, as (YE HAVE ALWAYS OBEYED), not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, (WORK OUT YOUR OWN SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING)”
(1 Peter 4:17) “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them (THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF GOD)?
(2 Thessalonians 1:7-9) “And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire (TAKING VENGEANCE ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD, AND THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST): Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power”
(Colossians 3:6) "Because of these things (THE WRATH OF GOD IS COMING UPON THE SONS OF DISOBEDIENCE)”
(Luke 5:32) Jesus said, “I have not come to call the righteous, (BUT SINNERS, TO REPENTANCE)”
(2 Peter 3:9) “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish (BUT THAT ALL SHOULD COME TO REPENTANCE)”
(Acts 3:19) “(REPENT) therefore and be converted, (THAT YOUR SINS MAY BE BLOTTED OUT), so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord”
(Revelation 2:5) “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; (REPENT) and do the first works, (OR ELSE I WILL COME TO YOU QUICKLY AND REMOVE YOUR LAMPSTAND FROM ITS PLACE UNLESS YOU REPENT)”
(Revelation 3:3) “Remember therefore how you have received and heard; hold fast and (REPENT). Therefore if you will not watch, I will come upon you as a thief, and you will not know what hour I will come upon you”
(Luke 13:3) Jesus said, “I tell you, nay; but (UNLESS YOU REPENT YOU WILL ALL LIKEWISE PERISH)”
(Matthew 4:17) "From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, (REPENT: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND)"
(Isaiah 13:6-9) “Wail, for (THE DAY OF THE LORD IS AT HAND!) It will come as destruction from the Almighty. Therefore all hands will be limp, Every man’s heart will melt, And they will be afraid. Pangs and sorrows will take hold of them; They will be in pain as a woman in childbirth; They will be amazed at one another; Their faces will be like flames. Behold, (THE DAY OF THE LORD COMES, CRUEL, WITH BOTH WRATH AND FIERCE ANGER, TO LAY THE LAND DESOLATE; AND HE WILL DESTROY ITS SINNERS FROM IT)"
(Matthew 7:13-14) Jesus said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and (DIFFICULT IS THE WAY) which leads to life [MEANING ETERNAL LIFE/HEAVEN], and (THERE ARE FEW WHO FIND IT)"
(Luke 13:24) Jesus said, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate [MEANING HOLINESS]: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in [MEANING HEAVEN], and shall not be able”
Full Definition of STRIVE 1 : to devote serious effort or energy : endeavor 2 : to struggle in opposition : contend
Jesus Christ [YAHSHUA] made it crystal clear not everyone who even "BELIEVES" will make it into Heaven. Ones "BELIEF" means absolutely nothing if one is not living their life in compliance & obedience to Him & His words. You can profess to be a Christian, profess the name Jesus & even attend Church every Sunday all you want; but if your offended, ashamed of, reject, disregard & are being completely disobedient to the very words of whom you profess to follow; then it’s all done in vain because you’re just deceiving yourself & you’re not truly serving & following God [ELOHIM] (MATTHEW 15:8/TITUS 1:16). The truth is most of today’s lukewarm, (REVELATION 3:16) self-proclaiming Christians don’t even read the Bible let alone care if their being obedient to what’s written in it.
THE LORD DOESN'T WANT FAKES WHO ONLY TALK THE TALK BUT RATHER DISCIPLES WHO WALK THE WALK. Jesus said only those who are "TRULY BORN AGAIN" in which one possesses & is led by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (JOHN 3:5), seeking, serving & are being obedient to Him & His words will enter the kingdom of God. TRUE FAITH BRINGS REPENTANCE OF ONES SINS & OBEDIENCE TO GOD [ELOHIM] & HIS WORD. Whether one continues to commit the sin of fornication, addiction, drunkenness, hate, un-forgiveness, lust, adultery, strife, envy, pride, lying, jealousy, fits of rage, disobedience to parents, gluttony, homo sexuality, greed, covetousness, idolatry, theft, dis-belief, extortion, debauchery, murder, witchcraft, discord, selfish ambition, dissentions or any other sin for that matter.
None of these things are worth spending eternity in hell for! (GALATIANS 5:19-21/1 CORINTHIANS 6:9-10/2 TIMOTHY 3:1-4/REVELATION 21:8). Ask yourself this question with a clear conscious whether you profess to be a Christian believer or even the unsaved; if the Lord was to come back today or you were to die would you be caught blatantly still living in any willful, un-repented sin? If so, you are whom Jesus Christ [YAHSHUA] has come to call to repentance (LUKE 5:32/2 PETER 3:9). Please drop to your knees today by asking for forgiveness & truly submitting your life wholeheartedly to Jesus Christ [YAHSHUA]. REPENT & TURN FROM ALL OF YOUR SIN WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME MY FRIENDS (LUKE 13:3).