A Movement Killer
If you are called as one that should be moving with the glory cloud, movement in that direction will no doubt attract a counter movement intended to get you off your game. If you are one that has already entered into the present season of the Holy Spirit, tapping into that powder keg season will most likely stir up some of your old familiar friends. For us men, that stirring up probably means getting flooded with images of porn.
Porn is on the war path and the saturation level is pretty thick! Porn’s strategy for today is to totally flood the battlefield and alter as many good men as it can! With today’s technology, and through personal mobile devices, porn has become a 2.8 billion dollar mobile industry. Yes billion and that’s just phone usage! Porn is out there and in today’s world, that beast seems to be covering a lot of serious ground.
A survey a number of years ago revealed that 80 out of 100 leaders in the body of Christ have entertained themselves with some level of porn. Some of these leaders walk at a low porn saturation level, but 12% of the 80 leaders out of a 100 are chronic and sexually addicted. Globally it’s a 20 billion dollar industry, 10 billion right here in North America, 2.8 of that coming through the phones. It is a key weapon on a global assault that the adversary has designed to derail movement! Holy Spirit movement! The biggest crime about porn is NOT that we have allowed it in our lives, NO the biggest crime is that we have allowed it to ALTER WHO WE ARE in the Lord. That is the big ugly behind porn!
This world is absolutely saturated with porn and If we stick with the old stats that means only 20% of the Bride of Christ is in the clear. The rest are trying to click their way out of it. And if you think you can be the invincible one, then that makes you a little more Godlier than David, a little stronger than Samson, and a bit wiser than Solomon. Right! I mean really! It truely comes down to laying it all down before the Lord and saying "Take it Lord and give me the needed strength to carry on!" Stats today are showing that out of the 80% figure . . . around 90% of the 80 are tapping their way into porn through their personal touch devices!
The unleashing of porn at these saturated levels is strategic in slowing down movement! Holy Spirit Movement. In its hay-day, porn took down many a good men! But porns prime directive for today is to slow down movement, and slow that movement down to a crawl, to handcuff leaders from walking into their fullness. These handcuffs come with a strategy! First the initial hit is to set up the trap; and when the bait is taken, and then the following hit comes from those religious serpents of shame, condemning the mind and heart, then binding the feet. As it starts to restrict, it has now altered the process of God as it starts to slam good men with condemnation! As it slams with relentless condemnation, the Holy Ghost train starts to move a whole lot slower, and in a whole different direction! The course has now been altered! You have been altered and if you are presently leading any type of movement . . . well that ship is starting to sail in a whole different direction!
With these handcuffs locked into place, the waters have been polluted, and movement on many levels have also been affected! It really is ingenious on how well tuned this whole setup is, how porn is able to alter personally and corporately.
But we are about to remedy that! Oh yes! So listen up! In this unfolding new season, many good men are going to stumble, that’s a given for we are only a single tap or a single click away from a world that has the ability to alter absolutely anyone.
What really needs to happen is that we need to be watching out for each other, and not as guardians of the law, but more as one who truly loves his brother and not allow the religious serpents of shame to have its way. Bottom line is Jesus never had plans in losing any of us! His plan has always been “No sheep left behind”. Don’t under estimate the love of God! For it is a powerful force, second to none!
His model for the restoration of the fallen is based on the conviction of righteousness. He the Lord, convicts unto righteousness to those who are his! Again, don’t be cutting yourself short from the love of God. We are the forgiven! The law will come with its shame. That fish bonker followed by the religious defibrillator, was never meant to be part of Gods restoration plan. This process will never allow you to overcome, it is solely designed to throw you back under the law and alter the very path that God has carved out for your life.
Jesus, who represents all prophecy and all wisdom, will come as one who convicts us unto righteousness. The very moment he hits us with righteous conviction, he will then begin the process of convicting us into who we are in him and he will continue to convict us into all that he has for us to walk into. Determined to win the battle for us, he will continue to convict of all the good that he has deposited into our lives. He won’t stop there as he blazes on and convicts us even more of all that he has invested in us. He will convict us unto righteousness as a loving father and he will place his arms of love upon his son as he speaks with that gentle voice, a voice that comes with a profound sense of love and an amazing level of wisdom as he prophetically refreshes with all that has been prophecied over his son. Once he has convicted us into righteousness, he will then reveal to us even more on how porn, with its progressive ways, can create unrealistic expectations. How it can create unhealthy bonds, emotional problems, steering us away from His camp into a counterfeit camp. A camp where disruptive relationships are hurting the very ones that we are close to!
If this be the model of conviction that God plans to use when restoring the fallen, should we not be embracing this model for our brothers? The religious battle-axe will come quick and condemn, but it is this voice . . . this righteous voice of conviction that we need to walk in! The adversary comes quickly, and it can all get nasty, but God is patient, kind, merciful and companionate! The adversary comes with the pointing of the finger; the Lord comes with an extended hand to help us out of a jam!
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Philippians 4:8 finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price.
James 1:12 Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.