Move over drugs and alcohol, there is a new player in town and its effects on people are even worse than the two combined. This addiction is called pornography, and although it may not seem that new to people now, it is a much newer player in Satan’s repertoire of things to tempt people with. This drug is so bad that it does the following to people…
- It diminishes any good relationship built between a person that is dating or husband and wife and causes a person to look elsewhere.
- It makes person to look at others more with lust and as sex objects.
- It makes a person look at the person they are dating or spouse differently, until they are no longer pretty or handsome anymore.
- It causes a person to be disloyal to the person they are in a relationship with.
- It causes a person to think that their spouse no longer measures up, compared to those people that are seen in their videos.
- It causes the porn watcher to be less intimate with their spouse, for that person has already been fulfilled through the videos and masturbation.
- It causes a person to masturbate and not be able to quit.
- It makes a person think of another person during sex, when their attention should be on their spouse.
- It makes a person hide their actions from their spouse.
- It desentizes a person to a point where they do not know what is right and what is wrong any longer.
- It causes a person to think of themself before others.
- It is one of the biggest causes of divorce.
- It causes not only one person but many people to be hurt.
- It causes a person to lose their job.
- It causes a person to lose their family and friends.
- It causes a person to lose their possessions.
- It causes a person to lose everything, including salvation.
- It causes a person to go to hell, if the person does not repent.
If there was one word that God labels a person that is a porn watcher, it is an “ADULTERER”. This word truly suits the person well and should convict them of their wrong doings. Why is this? 4Because no adulterer will ever inherit the kingdom of God, according to the Bible. If a person that is addicted to such things says they are a Christian, they are only lying to themselves, for there is no true devotion to God in them, but their flesh alone is at work. Even Jesus said, 2“whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Surely, what causes a person to go down this road of destruction is lust, lust and more lust. These people surely cannot get enough of it. Even though the consequences are grave, as I’ve mentioned in the list above, the person does not care, for in the moment their flesh is satisfied. Their sexual desires have been aroused to a point that they are content. It doesn’t matter who the person hurts, as long as their desires are fulfilled.
When a person is really into pornography, their mind is totally out of whack. Where a person would naturally be included to have feelings for the opposite sex, because of the effects of watching men and women have sex so often, the brain has a hard time understanding what is right anymore. Instead of continuing to give into the rightful nature that God puts in our hearts to cleave unto the opposite sex, the person eventually can have homosexual thoughts creep in. I can’t tell you how many times that I have talked with a person that now has homosexual feelings because of the influence of pornography on their lives. This truly is heart breaking. There is so much bondage in these people’s lives and the majority cannot even see it until it is too late. And who do you think causes a person to become addicted to porn? Well, Satan of course. Jesus said, 3“the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy”. His goal is to lead as many people to hell that he can, and unfortunately, it is working in his favor.
If you are addicted to pornography, then let this be a warning to you also. Your life is at stake. You do not know the hour or moment that you will die. And because of your wickedness before God, He may no longer allow You to live out Your life but take it in an instant. 1God gives life and He also takes it away. We do not control our time on this earth but God alone. He can see every vial sinner on this earth and His wrath is kindled against them. And every person that looks at men and women naked through pictures and videos are abominable in His sight. If you thought that God was unhappy with your life, then you are right on. Just as God was very angry with me, when I was looking at it, he is angry at you for doing the same. I was just lucky to repent when I did and find forgiveness, for if I had died in those years of living in this sexual sin, I would have surely been sent to hell. Please know that You can be washed clean through the blood of Jesus. However, it takes You to find guilt in these things and to bring this brokenness to Jesus. Don’t delay the day of your repentance. Your soul is in jeopardy this very hour.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, truly this world is in darkness like never before. Satan has come and made sexual sin more prevalent, and therefore, more people have fallen into it. Even so-called Christians, along with unbelievers look at pornography and hide it from others. However, in all this, we know that nothing is hidden before You. Everything is an open book, but people just do not realize this. It is always about them and how they can be fulfilled before everything else. I know that such sins are wicked and vial in Your sight and that Your wrath is upon such people. Even me, when I was under this cloak of darkness and was addicted. It was only You that could reach in and pull me out of this before it was too late. I could have lost everything, including my family, friends, job and my salvation, if I had not turned from it and unto You and repented. And that day, Lord, was a day I will never forget. It was a day that I was broken and needed a Savior, and You came to me. You wiped away my tears and brought peace to my life. As I submitted my life to You, You gave me new desires and a clean heart. Your forgiveness was also for me. Wow, thank You Lord. I am so grateful for Your mercy and grace. I do not desire to be on the path I am today but because of Your mercy, I have a restart on life. Thank You Jesus. I love You Lord. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Job 1:18-22 (KJV)
18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house:
19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.
20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,
21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.
2Matthew 5:27-32 (KJV)
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
3John 10:7-11 (KJV)
7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
8 All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.
9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
41 Corinthians 6:9-20 (KJV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.