Does “Sex Rule” our lives making us false idol worshipers?
To a large extent absolutely! You’ve heard the expression SEX SELLS, and that is how many entities in corporate America have been alluring and selling product to consumers since before I was around and over the years I’ve seen that manipulation increase exponentially via printed, visual and pop culture mediums to an actual sickening level when you come right down to it! People are being bombarded and titillated with very powerful psychological messages that grab them where it counts in our basic instinctual motivating animal sensory behaviors that are part of our basic human drives to procreate and continue as a species of temporal physical beings; which leads them the mass manipulators to the ultimate prize “of reaching into our pockets,” and getting our money! But that is only a part of us and not the part that we should be allowing to dominate our outward or inward behavior toward one another.
Someone like the former Hugh Hefner built up a cottage industry over the years whipping into shape an “empire” worth billions all revolving on “exploitation of female sexuality and sensuality” that got many a man sucked in as a continuous paying customer to be mesmerized by the physical allures of a woman’s body. This rapidly expanded the pornographic industry to a shocking and really unbelievable level as the modes of delivery went from primarily the printed page in magazines decades ago, which then rapidly grew to the present digital age technology where anything one might imagine is at the fingertips on demand making it far too easy for anyone to be tempted and actually become poisoned by the powerful intoxication of desire and pleasure effects that are coaxed within the minds pleasure center by a myriad of lust adventures played out in the current available imagery. In a sense it’s getting nearly impossible to escape this tool of exploitation being deployed upon a “sheeple” public which has grown even way more permissive and secular over the last several decades! What I’m saying here is the “cat is out of the bag” or the modern “Pandora’s Box” has ben opened; making for a huge problem or even mess in our culture and civilization as a whole, feeding right into all manner of depravity and actual criminal intent or behavior of the very twisted and sick minded that will even be more encouraged to be violent. Priorities have been allowed to disintegrate making this a multifaceted problem of great consequence in our modern era! Because of this selling tool human sexuality is now being used and abused daily! Those without discipline or who are too weak to resist become slaves to this monster or machine of manipulation!
All of this that I speak of has led to this explosion of twisted thinking and even radical departure from what was always considered to be proper appropriate behavior with regard to human sexuality; not just based on religious or philosophical thinking but even purely from a common sense standpoint! Now the time of anything goes has arrived and is it any wonder while people have been turned into slaves being led by their noses to do this or that with the narrative being as long as you feel good that is all that matters type of mantra being deployed these days! A very sick world is what we see! People thinking they are fine doing what they do now with even gender bending and they most certainly are not fine at all. The decline of humanity and civilization looks like THIS!
So then, YES Sex Sells, and many people will even sell their own souls!
A Post Script thought of in referring to a comment on a similar post.
I noticed just now one of your commenters said God is very merciful and accepts us all with love, which is bending the truth of what He has taught humanity and is very misleading in that; God has stated clearly in His word to us that in the end time there will be all manner of perversion and that is what this Pride nonsense is, all a selfish twisting of the gifts God gave humanity, using them to please one’s self and do his or her own thing! Abusing what God intended only for loving couples to share in procreation and making a family or more “children of God” has now become I can love who or “what” I want and get all the pleasure doing it that I want! Me, me, me is all this is, and these people have lost their way but by intentionally choosing these twisted worshiping behaviors over truly loving God and His plan for Humanity! They in essence say we know better than God!
Deception abounds and in no way will God accept that type of thinking or behavior nor the manner of perversion that is being propagated; as it is clearly what Satan did in his challenge of God’s absolute authority in all things! This is all work of the Devil. Yes God loves us but demands that if we Love Him back it will be reflected in our abiding in His teachings and not the worlds or Satan’s! Nowhere in Scripture or even in sensible logic does it say that two men or two women can do as they please using their sexuality to pleasure one another and that will be just beautiful to God and fit right into His plans for we His children! Sin and corrupting of what God intended is not part of the plan.
Rebellious children are in trouble and homosexuality or gender bending are learned behaviors; and there is nothing natural or befitting in them when it comes down to how humans should behave and live!
Remember End Times, the signs will be quite evident! “The Blind Leading the Blind!”
On Father’s Day another blogger had responded to my comment which then triggered and inspiration to add these words not only to that post but I could see they dovetailed with both that one and this one today as well!
Post Script on Father’s Day:
Hi, the biggest stumbling block before the human race and there are many as I see it; and just confining this discussion to the good old USA for now, is that too many people in all walks of life think they can go it alone; leaving God completely out of the equation or trying to fake it with the Almighty in some half heartened faith in Him alone to lead us to any resolve and ultimately to Heaven; because after all these lives of ours are very short as I’ve had to learn to appreciate this fact for myself regardless of how many times I had been warned of that by loved ones and of course the Holy Scriptures! It became far too easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment or, just thinking as long as I’m maintaining the status-quo I was doing a good enough job according to any Divine plan for my life! I was sadly mistaken and know even now after some horrible trials in life over the last dozen years that I’m a hopeless mess without putting my best effort into loving and worshiping the Lord! I’m still not right and most likely will never be as long as I’m an imperfect flesh being here on earth, because after all how could I ever think to rise above my own shortcomings when indeed God Himself showed us His unfathomable endless love for us that, “He had to come here Himself,” to salvage our flawed and totally inept, corrupted souls burdened with weakness and sin that left to our own devices would surely sink to the lowest pits of hell. I did many good things and kind deeds throughout my life as I know I was and still am a good natured big heart of a person; but even with that I have failed miserably and dropped the ball so many times not doing better or even close to my best; which even if I did still falls short! The Scriptures point it out so clearly, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23; “there is no one righteous, not even one.” Romans 3:10.
Jesus Christ took upon Himself the judgment that “we” deserve. God in His grace offers us the gift of eternal life. But like any gift, it becomes ours only when we take it. I’ve read and witnessed how we must repent from sin but repentance is not so simple because it carries with it first genuine confession and sorrow for our transgressions or doing what we know to be wrong but nonetheless often still do! To make the commitment and real pronouncement of our truly turning away from sinful acts or behavior; this will then allow our changing or transformation to occur being made anew. We shouldn’t be asking forgiveness over and over again but yet returning to those sins and still expecting God to forgive us. We humans or children of God made in His image must turn from our practice of sin, making our best effort possible, and by faith in Christ as our Lord and Savior we can and will be redeemed or found worthy. “It is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
God has promised, “To all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12, I see now as I look back that I may have at times thought I was on the proper path and doing a pretty good job of following God’s will for me; but, in spite of all the many good acts and gestures I still fell short badly because in order to attain discipleship there is the cost of renouncing self; self-will, self-plans, self-motivations which I never really did in spades and I’m now painfully aware of this fact while at the same time happy I still have this opportunity to awaken more fully to His plan for me and pick my cross back up and follow Him to my salvation that He so lovingly is holding in His shed blood and body on His cross which He gave to all freely who will believe in Him as their only hope of salvation from all iniquity; He is our Lord, Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ!
“If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 Jesus doesn’t say to us seek a life of selfish comfort and ease but He instead calls us to a battle, to face all adversities of this life and material world that is so heavily influenced by the Devil.
He says clearly to us to give up our own plans and to follow Him without reserve or any discount; even to death. Apostle Paul reminded us, “whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things.” Philippians 3:7-8
Salvation by faith means commitment and trust and saying I commit my life to Jesus Christ and trust Him alone as my Savior and Lord.
I’m bringing all of this up now because your comment triggered a flood of thoughts and feelings I’ve been pondering and praying on for some time; so I decided right here and right now I would bring this out to you and whoever else will heed these words for their own good! This all adds poignantly to this Blog as I see it in a most compelling way, as I asked the Lord to inspire my words for His sake and Glory!
God Bless You and Yours! Amen
Additional pertinent Post Script the day after Father’s day!
This again because another blogger had a vital point to address which again dovetails here in my humble opinion!
YES, now you said it there in spades! I too had to take many years of being a good guy but still not seeing the forest for the trees like I should have! But, God through my real faith in Jesus Christ was merciful to me and gave me many chances to wake up and face the music! I wasn’t an arrogant self-centered egotist but I was still serving self, and my image even; actually very sinful and most of us do it or have because it is far too easy to be concerned with the here and now and what we are feeling in the moment as a person and even an actor! Shakespeare said quite keenly,
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.”
One must pay attention not to serve one’s own ego, which can be so easy to do. I say much vanity is induced by our seeking too much favor of mankind, as we know from the lives and work of the saints that they were too “selfless and humble in our eyes,” we who take pride in our full measure of self-worth according to the man-made world!
Simply we can see by the example of Jesus Christ what we should strive for in being true to our purpose; and I love this Scripture which applies here! “So then, my beloved, obedient as you have always been, not only when I am present but all the more now when I am absent, work out your salvation with fear and trembling. For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work” (Philippians 2:12-13).
“This statement stands in stark contrast to a popular misunderstanding of salvation as a single complete act—a sort of bolt of divine lightning that changes us instantly and forever. It also militates against a widespread contemporary tendency to view the issue of salvation in completely rosy terms, minus all those things that are inconsistent with a modern therapeutic mentality—things like hell and fear.”
“In an important way, Paul’s words also affirm a vital plank of traditional Christian doctrine on salvation—that good works belong to the economy of salvation, that some effort, some element of cooperation on our part is necessary. Listen closely to his words. Paul is surprisingly explicit: “work out your salvation.” The translation here is an accurate one of the Greek katergazomai, whose root ergon means work and is the source of our words energy and ergonomic.”
“Of course, the next verse makes an extremely important clarification: “For God is the one who, for his good purpose, works in you both to desire and to work.”
“We work, but it is really God who works through us. Here we have an extraordinary affirmation of the traditional teaching on the relationship between God’s grace and our free will. Here is St. Thomas Aquinas’ brief synopsis in the Summa Theologica: Free-will is the cause of its own movement, because by his free-will man moves himself to act. But it does not of necessity belong to liberty that what is free should be the first cause of itself, as neither for one thing to be cause of another need it be the first cause. God, therefore, is the first cause, Who moves causes both natural and voluntary. And just as by moving natural causes He does not prevent their acts being natural, so by moving voluntary causes He does not deprive their actions of being voluntary: but rather is He the cause of this very thing in them; for He operates in each thing according to its own nature (Question 83, Article 1, Reply to Objection 3).”
“The last line is the key to the whole. “He operates in each thing according to its own nature.” In other words, God moves inanimate things lacking free will according to their nature. The rock falls due to the immutable laws of gravity: it has no choice in the matter. His operation on the rock does not change its nature. Likewise, He operates within us without changing our nature, which includes free will.”
“This is exactly what Paul seems to be saying (as Aquinas himself points out). He states not just that God works through us, but that he works through us in a way that we too work. And not only that but also his working through us causes us to desire His goodness. That word, desire, is also sometimes translated as will, which is a valid translation of the Greek thelein. (This word may be familiar to some readers in the term Monothelitism, a seventh-century heresy which held that Christ had only one will, thereby denying the fullness of His humanity in what was essentially a throwback to the older Monophysite controversy.)”
I see that true humility is what I had lacked at times perhaps not being strong enough in a given moment or too deluded and mesmerized by the trappings and allures of the world and flesh! I was wrong to not try harder, and I only hope and pray that my Lord Jesus Christ will forgive me and allow me enough time to get my act together, as I even cry now in sadness, thinking of His unfathomable love for me but yet I didn’t try hard enough for Him my Savior and only Salvation from the world and myself; but I’m still a work in progress begging as I rightly should for his mercy once again!
God bless you and all who read these words to be in God’s good graces and that you will always seek His Divine Truth!
Yes we are all works in progress;
Indeed we are but to me we are more like the flickering flame of a candle that surrounded by a massive world of conflicting energies that flame has no chance of overwhelming anything as it could be flickering away and in a millisecond be no more; making it obvious that as any of us move into the future toward our individual journey’s end, one should be concerned with one paramount question of will the work be completed in time. I’ve seen many an individual racing toward something but before it appeared they completed anything or had a chance to adjust course it was over.
That is why to me it becomes more imperative to address worthiness daily because as I said; I thought I was doing fair to midland in how I lived my life looking back, and now see how I was so lucky and blessed to have not been taken back then or have my flame extinguished, because I had no clue about what I see wrong in myself now; and how much better or more I could have done. I guess what I’m saying is that staying in the good graces of God is not as simple and as clear as one might think. When is my good, good enough; or is my best really my best! Being here, in the here and now I can definitely do much better than before, which is a great blessing and opportunity!
Additional relative thoughts and information that presented itself just after the above:
Look all this Pride nonsense is just that nonsense just like all the PC crappola or what they teach kids in public schools now; that everyone is a winner for just showing up because saying anything other than that, someone is going to be a snowflake and get offended! Sorry in the real world things have to get done and people have to grow up to know the difference between right and wrong or how to be successful in anything takes hard dedicated WORK not holding hands and pretending black is white and white is black; it won’t cut the mustard at all one must see and know reality, and deal with it head on or you will lose every time! Like Ben just said, SIN is SIN!
To the minister in London; I don’t know what teachings you have had in Holy Scriptures but it is abundantly clear what God expects of His children in order to enter heaven with Him, and same sex marriage and same sex sex is not tolerable at all. In fact any and all perversions of what God intended something to be or how it should be looked upon is an abomination straight from Satan! He Satan was the leader of all rebellion and that is what all this nonsense is REBELLION! Just because the Scriptures don’t spend an exorbitant amount of time on these topics doesn’t mean it is not a big deal, or if it was a big deal God would have made sure it was in many books of the Bible; that too is a false assumption! No need for the topic to be elaborated on extensively because again what is SIN is SIN and He did say clearly that these behaviors are a departure from what His purpose of sexuality was meant to be in the first place; and no arguing the point is going to change it! Read on some of the evidence I have gathered for us to examine!
“What does the Bible say about homosexuality? Leviticus 18:22 says, “[Men] shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.” Leviticus 20:13 says, “If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act.” God’s Word says the homosexual act is detestable; it is an abomination.
Some people say, “You Christians pick and choose which verses of the Bible you want to obey. The book of Leviticus also prohibits what you can eat and prescribes animal sacrifices. Why do you disregard those rules but adhere to these rules?” There is a simple answer. The only rules of the Old Testament that apply to us today are the rules that are repeated in the New Testament. We don’t live under the old law. We live under the new law of God. The New Testament says nothing about dietary restrictions or animal sacrifices, but it does repeat the commands about adultery, premarital sex, and homosexuality.
In Romans 1:26-27, Paul said, “For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.” The Bible says homosexuality is against God’s natural law with severe consequences. You can be forgiven of homosexuality. You can be forgiven of any sin. But to be forgiven of a sin, you must admit you have sinned. The Bible prohibits homosexual behavior.
The New Testament also prohibits homosexual marriage. Jesus talked about this in Matthew 19. The Pharisees said, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” (v. 3).
Jesus answered, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate” (vv. 4-6). Jesus was saying, “If you want to know the answer to the divorce question, then let’s look at God’s original plan for marriage. Genesis says marriage is one man with one woman for a lifetime.” By affirming God’s standard, Jesus was saying that any deviation from that standard–not just gay marriage but any deviation, such as adultery, premarital sex, or unbiblical divorce–is sin because it doesn’t measure up to the perfect standard of God. Jesus said marriage is one man with one woman for a lifetime.”
Sorry to burst anyone’s bubble but if you live by the sword you die by it and if you sin in God’s eyes then you have transgressed God and will be separated from Him and all that is good for ETERNITY unless you admit your sins and REPENT! This is all so simple but these days people are trying to pretend that truth and reality are not so, and that they can be what they want it to be! The BLIND leading the BLIND is all they are!
And to those that were posting comments saying that all religions have their own take on what is best or right for mankind; there is one truth you need to open your eyes to which is Jesus Christ said “He is the Son of God the Creator of all things and none come unto the Father but through the Son.” Jesus said, “I am the way the path and the life.” Follow who you want to in whatever religions you might but this is the only one that will bring you to Eternal Life with God; following Jesus Christ!
Yet a most direct and to the heart of this Blog Post Comment led to this:
Yes Sir to your commenting on my post, very good I say and kudos to you for speaking your mind and sounding the alarm or ringing the bell of truth! I like that you are genuine in your tone and intent! I hear you, this coming from a guy that grew too weary of people over the years because I experienced way too much self-serving manipulation from pretty much everyone outside of a handful of core individuals which were my parents and a few of their siblings my aunts and uncles, all of them coming from a time or era gone by! Then came the betrayal, as those core persons in my life either became very ill or died I felt very isolated or boxed in by a world that was growing way too selfish and secular or even going off the rails as we know is the case with all of the insanity going on around us every day. Why do I bring up betrayal; well when my place of employment and various government officials including of course politicians conspired against me to do me real harm by using all the tricks of our modern political system which to me is akin to what was say going on back in the time of William Wallace the Scotsman warrior who fought for freedom as you and others are either aware of by knowing history or at least the Mel Gibson film Brave Heart; as I see it our system and culture has arrived at a similar crossroad of those times now where our leaders and officials are just as gloated with power and madness or let’s face it EVIL as they were back in Wallace’s time. Compassion, and righteousness are either taking a back seat or out the window all together these days because as you have pointed out many people in this society are paying lip service to many a conversation or cause while in their hearts only concerned with one thing, self! Some of what was done to me should have killed me or in the least cause me to go off the rails and do something stupid which they who were and are my enemies would have loved for me to do then the hammer would come down to crush my skull and put my lights out along with my passionate heart! Like my Dad once told me when I was a younger fella, “son they can torture or destroy my body but they can never have my soul it belongs to God!” My Dad was a man of great faith in God and not afraid of anything or anyone in this world, but would never boast and had great humility; a genuine best of the best human beings you would ever want to meet, and I owe most if not all I have of any great good and strength in me to him and of course Jesus Christ who I always had faith in since I was a boy and started to get it. But I have had to learn how faith really words and what it really entails, not some of the mimicry that I partook of or practiced.
Let me just say this here because I can tend to go on talking almost to myself which can distract most people from what I’m about or trying to offer to them! I can honestly tell you and for that matter the world right here and right now, I can’t see anything better to do with my life than to be even way more humble than I am which I improve on each day I hope, while snapping back at the world and like you speaking my mind boldly; but I know from experience and from the lives of many and the most important life ever lived on this planet Jesus Christ that being as humble as one can be is of paramount importance and is in a way submission to God’s Will if genuinely seeking it from Him in prayer, thought and action, which I never have done to my best ability and that is a failure in my mind. And to your point that, “God gave us a spirit not of cowardice, but that of power, love, and soundness of mind.” I couldn’t agree with you more and you have shared a most important observation that cut’s to the chase as to what the hell are we even here for to begin with! One tandem reason, “to love and serve God!” I knew that truth but never quite to the degree I did until a very close relative just days before his passing after his having suffered in this world and system far beyond my suffering and I would dare say without knowing you even any of your own suffering unless you can tell me you rode the rails and got beat to a pulp by people and this world’s man-made system all the while fighting difficulties of a chemically imbalanced brain that was triggered by powerful medications wrongly administered producing more severe seizures triggered prior to that by a severe trauma to the head in the military. That injury was so severe in fact he required and received an honorable discharge, but to then be tossed into a severely inadequate system of bureaucracy and red tape, all of which added difficulties and circumstances that were heaped upon him by that inferior man-made system, which made life a maze of difficulty! This then allowed him to be at the mercy of and abused by corrupted individuals in it; but just imagine all the while still remembering how you were a fine student in the university with high hopes and full of promise, and yet this man kicked to the curb and then some said those words to me; I break down and cry even now, as I realize his suffering was the beginning of “real suffering and sacrifice” that “Jesus did for us on that cross at Calvary” and that I see, feel and contemplate all of this whenever I watch the Passion of the Christ each Easter, when I again fall to pieces crying my heart out throughout the movie, realizing He God loves me so much that He did that to save my soul and all others from eternal damnation which we all deserve, and not being pure and worthy to be in His absolute perfect presence. Nobody can tell me that He isn’t God and all of what He said isn’t true! There is no other person or religion that can lay claim to what Jesus Christ did for all of humanity and offered to each of us to have a personal relationship with Him, to then bring us home to Him and the Kingdom of God our Father in Heaven!
And in all of what you said here along with your saying you don’t want to offend me I say fantastic to be so thoughtful of my feelings like that, but actually to me all that matters is another person be honest with me and if they offend me in the process so be it, I have to take it because I sure dish it out at times too! Your thoughts and true feelings are appreciated by me personally in a most profound way, I like the fact that you are working to see clearly what is going on around you and in the bigger picture which brings me to say in regard to your outlook, and how Scripture tells us:
1 Peter 4:3-5
“For we have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles’ when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of you. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead.”
2 Peter 3:3-4
“knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
And, here a few of the translations of what we must all take to heart; especially if my dear departed one with all the adversaries and sufferings heaped upon him for many years was able to profess those words to me and impart that focal point of what our lives are about, “to love and serve God!” I love him for saying that in his final hours to me what a gift and I feel so much of his pain and loss now, it is part of me and I appreciate it, because he may have actually saved me with Jesus Christ in that special way and moment of his offering up to me what all his agony became in the end, a gift to me! I cry now again knowing I’m not worthy but I want to be, I do love them all those who went before us in the name of the Lord because they helped bring us closer to our Savior and Father in Heaven, they acted as our guides even when we were so unaware of them doing so as they weren’t seeking recognition but merely doing God’s will, yet it all became so clearly evident after the fact that God does have a plan and it is the most amazing and perfect of plans for those that will believe in Him, even unto death!
1 Peter 4:7
“But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober minded, and watch unto prayer.”
“The end of all things is near; therefore, be alert and sober-minded for prayer.”
“Because everything will soon come to an end, be sensible and clear-headed, so you can pray.”
Peace be with you my Friend and Brother in Christ Jesus.
Also to you Sir in regard to your additional comment:
Sir, as far as some aberration or things that animals are observed doing in nature in rare instances, it is simple, God made man in His image and likeness we are human beings having an immortal soul with the higher capacities of thought, intellect and knowing or understanding the difference between right and wrong or good vs. evil. It is our task and responsibility therefore to discern and make choices based on our capability and knowing full well what God expects from us in our behavior and love of Him, always wishing to do His will and serve His purposes; say just like as a child we learn to follow our parents lead or rules that they teach us to keep us safe, happy and more importantly to survive, while along the way showing us what morality is and the higher purpose of our human lives. If we as humans and children of God know a certain behavior is not appropriate, wrong or not compliant with what our Father in Heaven intended something to be, we are then deliberately transgressing His will and that is SIN! Animals are all beautiful creations and creatures of God’s too, but they are not made in His image or meant to be acting in accordance with the same framework that God intends us to operate from or by, they are innocent not having the capacity to know God’s will and make a decision based on that and they don’t therefore have any of the burdens and responsibilities that are placed upon humans; they only function on basic instinctual mandates or principles to carry on and survive in accordance with nature and the environment that they are part of! Here too we can say that people that go awry and not act in accordance with the will of God may very well be subverting to basic animal instinctual behaviors that we possess being partly animal beings to live here in the physical material plane that we now occupy. Just because we can act on those basic impulses and pervert the purpose of them in the first place doesn’t make it right or good by any stretch but is instead transgression because we then break away from our responsibility to discern and act in accordance with God’s will for us His children.
So don’t struggle with this, you have the capacity and good will without a doubt in my eyes to try your best to see things as they are and as God intended them to be! Discern and let your own conscience be your guide! While maintaining this Scriptural edict: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Yet more inspiring dialog arose to which I had to add this:
Blogger friend, yes I agree with everything you said here and great minds do think alike but where else does that come from but from God! Most important though in this revelation is that the Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways and we imperfect immortal children of God still not fully in the spirit only catch glimpses of it working in our lives, so even of greater importance is staying tuned into the proper frequency, God’s! Right now God Himself is speaking to us by means of the Comforter who will come to us whenever we ask or are in tune with God and especially abiding in Him, trusting and allowing His will to be accomplished in our individuals lives! “To let go and let God” is really spot-on and I realize that now more than ever before as I just told you He is speaking to us now while I write this message from my heart and soul, and you being attuned to that same will of God are on the God plane of revelation and consciousness, transcending time and space and all possible barriers, nothing can stop God’s will for each of us except we ourselves with a closed heart that is cold and seeks no Comforter but instead darkness and confusion. This is why I’m led to say this:
“Lay not up to yourselves treasures on earth: where the rust, and moth consume, and where thieves break through, and steal.” Matthew 6:19 (RHE)
“All the deeper realities of life are conveyed to us by intimation rather than by demonstration.” “They come to us by other roads than those of the senses.” “It is the unseen things that give meaning to the things which are seen. A man who studies the universe without his thought outrunning his eye, and his heart distancing his thought, is like a child who fumbles over the letters in his primer without drawing an idea from the word in which the letters meet or an inspiration from the sentence in which the words combine.” “Jesus Christ is the clearest evidence as well as the fullest interpretation of the unseen. It was not possible for the Jewish race of that day by any principle of evolution to have produced Him. He came from elsewhere. No one has ever lived after His fashion, with such becoming perfection. He belonged to elsewhere. Death did not bury His life; it remains unto this day the chief moral energy in the world. While He moved among men He suggested that other world where the hopeless ideals of this life are fulfilled. His biography breaks the bonds of sight; it lays the foundation for faith.” (Laws and Landmarks of the Spiritual Life)
I just read this after sitting to write this commentary
“We’re meant to use possessions and love people, not love possessions and use people. Our eternal perspective affects our earthly priorities.”
And I say my friend, isn’t that what the majority of people seem to be doing these days! Chasing more bucks and things stepping on whoever they have to just to get to the top while trying to be one of those guys that say, “he who dies with the most toys wins!”
“Jesus asks what good it is for a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul?” (Matthew 16:26)
“We can choose to focus our lives on temporary wealth, but God offers us treasure that lasts forever: a relationship with Him that begins here and continues for eternity in heaven. What will we benefit if we give up on what really matters to get a few more possessions? Nothing’s worth more than knowing Jesus.” (newspring)
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9
I will conclude with what I have memorized as a favorite mystery and truth from Him; Jesus Christ who said back when He walked this earth a real living human, “ Verily I say unto thee there is more in the unseen world than there is in the seen.” Now you know how they had very little knowledge of science or any such thinking back then in the land where he lived his profound life. That leads one to wonder who was this man that said such things and wasn’t a scientist or an alien from the stars? Einstein knew many of the things He Jesus said having been a Jew but his parents sent him to a Catholic grade school for better education with the nuns. And so much of what his work revolved around was the UNSEEN, or that which all of this originated from; even dark matter and dark energy which scientists now know with scientific certainty exists and it is greater or more powerful than everything else in the entire space time continuum or actual physical existence! And these are the things Einstein continually worked on, of course in material concept and theory but always pointing out that the truly inexplicable is what lies beyond our farthest reaches of mind, time and space! Things to think about as we seek God’s will through His Comforter, the Holy Spirit. But, keeping in mind that He made His plan and will for us, “so the simplest of minds can understand;” all else we can gain insight into is icing on the cake!
Yes, I think I’d like a big piece of cake after being so good making and drinking all that lemonade! What do you think?