…Continuing from my last video on the subject of just what happens to folks spiritually around the time of 'age of reason'… I had mentioned that satan will attack us by fleshly means.
• eyes, ears & mouth
pornography, inappropriate music, coarse jesting (filthy talk)
When you're a child, all of this stuff is ideally filtered by parents… and in coming of age and the drive for independence and autonomy the enemy likes us to believe we've been missing out on something. Couple this with peer pressure and it's an easy trap… but let's look at what the Word has to say.
"The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!"I'd like to share a reflection by John Fenn in a study he did about God's thoughts on porn:
"Leviticus 18 is the chapter that covers pornography, and the phrase seen repeatedly is this: 'You shall not uncover the nakedness of...' (Your mother, step-mother, sister, sister-in-law, niece, neighbor's wife) The Hebrew word translated 'uncover' means to 'de-nude', or remove clothes for the purpose of seeing (them) naked with sexual intent. That's not talking about bathing your children/grandchildren or going to a doctor - it's talking about uncovering another's nakedness with sexual intent."Music is obvious and trust me, when I was young I said this same line you're thinking "But I only listen to it for the beat… I don't pay attention to the words." But realize that if God created everything with His spoken word… do consider that even subliminally all words have power and effect. Ever research 'subliminal messages'?--- Hey, science is totally on my side here.
And what about that Piehole? Heart pollution from the eyes and ears… if not taken captive and dealt with come out like a little snake out of an egg to then become ear pollution for someone else.
"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart." Luke 6:45That's why the scriptures are so harsh talking about the evil in a tongue.
"But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks." Ephesians 5:3• daytime fantasies
These 'fantasies' need not only be sexual, but could be revenge or greed - pride based… you name it.
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.."
Mat 5:28• eyes, ears and fantasies (in a sexual light) lead to masturbation…
"..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."
Now I could focus on any one thing… like watching violence and speaking violence and having violent fantasy metastasizing into violent action… but I want to focus on the uncomfortable subject of masturbation ---down the sexual path because this is a big issue that nobody wants to talk about! Although not expressly listed in the Bible as a sin, masturbation is almost always the result of viewing porn, lustful thoughts (fantasies), suggestive talk or sexual stimulation.
Again… look at: Mat 5:28
"..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."---and this is sin in just looking with a sexual fantasy playing out in the mind!
It is the root of what drives masturbation that people turn a blind eye against. We know it only takes one second of a porn image to be ingrained in the mind… even if it hits us innocently… we know on the internet that happens a lot! We're not even looking to sin, but that's the thing… evil is out there lurking. We WILL be assaulted by evil in this life, but will we choose to cling to God? Do we denounce that evil… take that image captive or do we allow the enemy to role-play fantasy that pushes us over the edge? Any time we are assaulted by our eyes or ears, it is our responsibility to halt the enemy from advancing as per 2Cr 10:5:
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…"So the scripture is great right? But you're saying, "What do I do? How do I enact what the Word says?". Well, In the video called: "Strongholds Edu - Spiritual Housecleaning", I gave an example of how we are to take those things captive and deal with them through a demonstration of someone sending a gross picture in an email.
In it, I labeled what I felt I was being attacked with… a 'perverted picture' --so I called it a spirit of 'perversion'. And the same holds true for any thought, whether it be anger or jealousy… whatever is hurled at you, identify what it exemplifies and address it by binding it in the name of Jesus… and then casting it or commanding it to the footstool of Jesus for His judgement.
"Truly I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven." Matthew 18:18Jesus has given you the authority but you must exercise it by enforcement.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." Ephesians 6:12
Now it might be disappointing that you don't to see this spiritual battle take place, but it is going on! Just like the video clip, God's angels hear you and carry out what you've spoken.
Now to go one step further… if you are repeatedly attacked in an area and you desperately want to overcome… after you bind and cast… prophesy over yourself the opposite attributes of the attack. If the Bible says you can have something… in prophesying it, you are agreeing with God and His truth over your life, even though you may not show it yet… you are saying "I want to be holy, because You are Holy, Lord".
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me." Psalm 51:10Loose into yourself God's truth! In my example, what is the opposite or antonym of 'perversion'? Purity, holiness… so loose that and declare it wherever the enemy was attacking you in your soul. Then meditate frequently on scriptures that focus on Purity and Holiness.
"For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart." Hebrews 4:12
"So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:11I have one more point on the topic of masturbation, "• dreams", but I want to save it for the next video because it leads right into a whole section about what happens spiritually when we entertain and engage in those activities that the scriptures warn us to keep away from… So stay Tuned!
Taking things captive and dealing with them Prayer:www.hearingGod.tv
"Spirit of ________, I bind you up in the name of Jesus and command you go to the footstool of Jesus Christ for His judgment.
I now loose ________, into my soul where the enemy was attacking me and I declare ((add scripture here that affirms what you are loosing, ie. if 'depression' was attacking you… then 'joy' is loosed and you could say, "for the joy of the Lord is my strength!" Nehemiah 8:10))
I pray this all in Jesus' name.