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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sexual Immorality:A Choice

Dear beloved: Since marriage between one man and one woman is a pillar in God's kingdom, it is not surprising that sexual perversion is on the rise here in America and around the world. Paul says in Phillipians 2:15 that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, v16 holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may have cause to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain. Nothing has really changed much in the world, we who are called Christians are still lights in this perverse world. I fully expect in the days ahead a decree will come from the courts or an administration that will declare the preaching and teaching of the gospel in regards to sexual perversion to be held illegal, and those who violate that decree will be subject to state persecution and prison sentences.

When the Pharisees asked Jesus in Matthew 19:3 if it is lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause at all, v4 He answered and said, "Have you not read, that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female (from Genesis 2:24), and said v5, and For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh? v6 Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." It is interesting to see that cultures that are not Christian hold to the model of man and woman coming together in marriage and see the perversion in homosexuality, that it goes against all that is natural. Recently a celebrity has come out as a lesbian and declared that her desire to be a lesbian is strictly a matter of her own choice, that she was not "born that way", nor is it a matter of DNA or other genetic determination. Predictably she is under fire from the homosexual establishment who have worked tirelessly to cultivate the idea that homosexuality is predetermined, and those that adopt it as a lifestyle have no choice in the matter. I grant that some are bent that way due to upbringing and generation curses, but by the grace of God many who are inclined in that direction and even those who have practiced it have come out of that lifestyle, and there are thousands in Christian ministries who have come out that are reaching out to minister to those still trapped.

I once led a prayer and fasting vigil in a church when a young lady came up and asked for prayer. I laid hands on her and prayed for the devil to go from her and that the Holy Spirit of God come into her life and lead her to victory. Little did I know what all was going on in her life! She told me months later that the prayer pierced her (the word of God is quick and powerful) and she went home and packed up her belongings, moved out from her 8 year long lesbian relationship, and moved in with an elder of the church for protection and nurturing. Just like that the Spirit of the living God set her free; obviously the time was right for her and she was hungry for the truth to set her free, a precondition for any of us to find and keep a walk of freedom with Jesus Christ.

Continue to pray diligently for those family members and others who are trapped in immoral sexual behavior. Jesus said in Luke 4:18 "The spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden." May God bless you this day as you pray. In Christ, Jim

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