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April 4, 2021 8:00 am
Welcome to worship in the world we been listening to Pastor Robert series free indeed, which has been about the schemes of the tube put us in the bondage and how Jesus wants us while today's message concludes the series is about the empty promises of plus and how we can instead walk is incredible message so let's tuning the past. So the title of this message is fighting for your life body for your life and we'll talk about overcoming the spirit of lost and empty. If you don't know some you know because you been here for a while, but this spirit had a huge stronghold in me. This was the major stronghold in my life before I became a believer and even the first few years of my life as a believer until I learned about the baptism in the Holy Spirit freedom ministry and things like that and it still took a while to tear the stronghold down so I am sharing from the Scripture, but also from a place of a person who understands what it's like to be in bondage to this all right. So Proverbs chapter 7. Look at verse one is a Solomon speaking out my son keep my words and treasure my commands within you keep my commands and live remember again the title is fighting for your life. Keep my commands and live in my law is the apple of your body binding on your fingers write them on the tablet of your heart. We can say memorize them say to wisdom your my sister a call. Understanding your nearest kin, that they may keep you from the immoral woman from the seductress who flatters what the words now before go along going to stop my comments throughout this passage were now about to see something that Solomon actually witness something that happened when he says that the word of God will keep you from the immoral woman, I don't think you specifically speaking about only by think the speaking of the spirit of lust, don't you think about it that way. All right, verse six for the window of my house I looked through my lattice. This is on the Solomon actually witnessed and I saw among the sample I perceived among the youths are young man devoid of understanding. I look at me just for moment he's not putting on young people here saying he's the board of understanding because he already has been entrapped by the spirit because you'll see that he purposefully goes to the wrong place so he saying the reason he's devoid of understanding is because he's already gone and the bondage to this spirit, this spirit robs you of wisdom and understanding. That's what is trying to tell us her right, let's keep going. Bursae passing along the street near her corner and he took the path to our house. Notice he did it when he went directly to the bachelor house in the twilight in the evening in the black and dark night, unlike the common spirit lost will lead you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time mostly in and they are only met him with the attire of a harlot and a crafty heart melt again.
I'm going to be very sobering during this message okay but I want to say something here very strong so she had the attire of a harlot not trying to be judgmental. Anyway, I'm just trying to help, help, maybe you understand something ladies there is no reason for you to dress in a way that accentuates your body. It does not help this issue in a man's life in any way fashion or form.
Verse 11, she was loud and rebellious again. I don't think this talk about the personality of a woman on the some of the spirit, the spirit of lost in our society is allowed and rebellious. Would you agree with that. It's it's very loud and very rebellious on her feet would not stay at home at time she was outside at times in the open square working at every corner. That's the spirit. So she called him and kissed him now looking at this moment because this is something really good.
The enemy always uncovers to say I'm always me tell you something.
The Bible tells us something that spirit of lust that will help us tremendously. There's always a shock. There's always a surprise when she catches this young man and she kisses him just like that, please hear me when you get shot you need to turn and run. And here's the problem. When you stop being shocked during trouble going the wrong way, so she kissed him to gargling testing with an impudent face are a hard, rebellious type of face foam place. She said to him that this is very shocking. I have peace offerings with me today. I have paid my bowels and explain you what that means today.
I pay my vows I peace offering the beggars what that means is what she said. I went to church today and I bought some offerings so that when we sin we let government listen, here's the lie of the enemy and repent. After the list good, but we know it's wrong for believers, but will return after I actually talk to a man who was given a fair and this is what he said to me, is that we pray together and I said to him, that is the height of deception is no hard deception. What you just said you believe that you could go into the holy of holies with the woman you're committing adultery with your deceit. She said I peace offerings with me I'll pay my valves verse 50. So I came out to meet you.
This is the spirit a protrusion diligently seek your face and I found I spread my bed with tapestry colored coverings of Egypt lit Egyptian linen villagers always preparation. When you go down this road I perfumed my bed with metal alloys and cinnamon come, let us take our fill of love until morning lasted the light ourselves with love listening carefully lost. Always masquerades as love, lust is not love. Love is from heaven lasted from hell lust masquerades as love is not affect the world calls the making love making love is not a one night stand making your spending your life. 33 years with the same woman beside three of your children that's making love that flaw that is not lost. Lust is from hell, love is from heaven and the world and this spirit calls it, love it is not love verse 19 for my husband is not at home he is gone a long journey. He's taken a bag of money with him will come on the appointed day, look at me. Here's what else the spirit of lust as to you will get call safe until you miss this spirit working through this woman has it all worked out have already taken care of God. Everything is taken care of. And guess what, I think there were, we won't get call them see later how it does affect us.
Verse 21 with her HIC speech.
That's the spirit of lust.
She caused him to yield, with her flattering lips. She seduced him immediately he went after her as an office goes to the slaughter body for your life as a through the cracks of the stock till an arrow struck his liver. That means that as a bird hastens to the snail watch this phrase he did not know it would cost his life. He did not know it would cost his life can only give you floor historical background on this passage. This is this solemn insolvency watchlist there when loan is less yet. Remember Solomon was a garlicky many theologians believe that Solomon sent for this man and this woman and have them executed because the according to the law of the penalty for adultery was death. And that's what many theologians believe that this phrase refers to actually believe that you literally refers that in the spiritual refers to what happens to us when we go down this road. He did not know it would cost his life. Here's the reason he didn't know he was doing it at night and he didn't think anyone saw but the king was watching through the window listening very carefully.
If you go down this road you may think that you're covering it up. But the king is watching is one person, you can't hide from these watching verse 24. Now, therefore, listen to me. My children pay attention to the words of my mouth. Do not let your heart turn aside her legs and not stray in the pass she has cast down many wounded watchlist and all I love this word all all who were slain by her were strong man I see what is amazing me is the man that I've seen that a falling for this have actually been very successful. Many times in business and career there very strong man in the spirit targets of default of this.
Her house is the way to hell, descending to the chambers about normal say some very strong throughout the whole message of just dismiss brace yourself, but your seatbelt or house is the way the hell to help.
There are many many scriptures that say adulterers and fornicators go to hell. Listening carefully, because again you're looking at a more man about. I've never never ever tried to hide that from. I do believe you can repent. I do believe the blood of Jesus covers ourselves. I do believe that I also believe that believers can be in bondage.
But listen carefully. If this is ICN that you continue in you need to check out your salvation. You really did.
There is a possibility.
If you are going to persist in this sale and God is never to giving you a new heart is never changed your heart that if you want to get free.
We can help you get free, but if you're not persist in the ass. This is the path to hell with what Scripture says. So let me give you a few words here to help you on to describe the spirit of lust RTR.
I've only give me three words to describe it, and I'll give you 1/4 point of how we get free from here's number one desire desire the Lord lost actually needs desire as a matter fact major at times.
If the Hebrew word in the Greek word for the New Testament is translated desire instead of lust. Sometimes the record translated desire instead of lust and say something about this word get in the Greek epic the meal, but what yes it's a mutual work in music and delete like they can be good or bad will show you verse that will actually shock you. This is exact same grade for the translated many times lust 123 verse 15 this is Jesus talking. Then he said to them with fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before our seventh network and been translated lust that I'm not saying obviously Jesus did have evil lust what he saying is programs are listed. God gave us a good healthy natural desire for sex that can be fulfilled in a godly way, but it can never be fulfilled in a loss. The Bible then begins to describe lust and use mother words of the Bible calls it worldly lust of the Bible calls it deceitful lust. Bible calls it evil desire to give the desires the same work Bible is trying to tell us that God gave us a pure desire and shaking turns it into an evil desire, and when it turns into that desire. If we get on that road to get going on that road.
That's really going to bondage.
We give you if you scriptures Galatians 5 1670 walk in the spirit thoughts very important understand the relationship with the Holy Spirit walk in the spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh for the flash loss against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh. Notice the evil lust goes against the spirit. But the good desires go against those evil desires, and these are contrary to one another so that you do not do the things that you wish. Every time we see that you do not do things with standard and negative like listening makes it can be a positive. Also, you can be so in love with Jesus and so want to do a desire would God want you do that you don't do the other things that's what it's trying to say that we can also be subject to the spirit instead of just the flesh. Romans 619. I speak in human first because of the weakness of your flesh for just as you presented your members.
This of the members of your body as slaves of uncleanness and of lawlessness, leading to more lawlessness always leads to Marxian. So now present your members as slaves of righteousness for holiness.
Romans 8526 those who live according the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh will talk later.
This is part of the answer, what you think of but those who live according the spirit of things of the spirit.
For the carnally minded is death member fighting for your life is the name of the message, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Romans 1314 put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its last lust.
This is a scripture I memorize when I was battling this myself, make no provision for the flesh because the flesh will tell you how to plan to fulfill lust, but you have to make no provision for the number one word I want you to understand that lust is desire. It's a neutral word he can go if you get a good desires are bad desires is number two deception that your problem. Seven. If you just may be a one page to the left there and look at Proverbs 6 where it segregates to the minute deception. I want to show you a passage again on immorality in the middle of it has a scripture that we don't know. I don't think white sitting there but I'll explain to you Watson Proverbs 6, verse 23 says for the commandment is a lamp in the law alike reproduce of instruction on the way of life to keep you from the evil woman again.
I think it refers to the spirit of lust from the flattering tong of a seductress do not lust after her say more desire, not lust after her beauty in your heart nor let her allure you with her eyelids know once how strong this is for by means of a Harley, a man is reduced to a cross of bread and on the adulteress will prey upon his precious why you're fighting for your life.
Can a man take fire to his bosom of his close not be burned, can one walk on hot coals on his feet not be seared towards you think needed close to this. It's not going to affect you so is he goes into his neighbor's wife, who ever touches her shall not be innocent. Now watch this. These missiles were seared to the middle of this price because it's going to go back middle of this topic here and will explain people do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving yet when he is found, we must restore sevenfold one you think about this in terms of adultery. Watch the x-rays he may have to give up all the substance of his house and then notice again that that the that the context verse 32. Whoever commits adultery with the woman lacks understanding, he who does so destroys his own Psalm out my look at me here is talking about immorality and not the middle it says your people not despise a thief to be still to satisfy his hunger.
Here's what I need understand lust as a deception and lust never satisfies in a godly pure marriage relationship you can be satisfied, but even in pure relationship if you watch pornography if you get involved with someone. If you do that you will more you eat the cravings get worse. You got more and more in the bondage.
You are never ever satisfied lost is a deceiver. It does not satisfied.
Only love satisfies you when Regis immerses Proverbs 27. 20 Hell and destruction are never full. So the eyes of a man are never satisfied. Habakkuk 25. Speaking of an evil man watch indeed because he transgresses by wine. Here's a proud man.
He does not stay at home. That's a direct reference to adultery because he enlarges his desire. This is the same word is lost as hell. He is like Daphne watch yes and he cannot be satisfied cannot be satisfied. Ezekiel 28.
You also played the harlot with this series because you were in, say, shareable in other words, unsatisfied insatiable. Indeed, you play the harlot with them and steal were not satisfied. Lust is an empty promise and ever, and many many many of us have had this difficulty before and never satisfies us actually just causes more of a desire and impure desire, here's 1/3 word I told you desire deception. Here's the third word on your member death death James chapter 1 verse 14 says each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires.
This is the record epithelial, which means lust. We strongly matter. Expect some versions you may have a version that says luster when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. Then went desire.
Our lust has conceived no watch what the Bible says it gives birth to CN and CN when it is full-grown, and others. When you remain in this brings forth death. Remember we read Proverbs 7 said he did not know it would cost his life when originally Romans 812 and 13. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh.
Now watch this out careful what I want to clear this is. Or if you live according to the flesh, you will die. But if by the spirit. You can only do by the Holy Spirit.
You put to death the deeds of the body. You will live. Love always brings life lust always brings that now let's talk about death just for moment present on the always brings that maybe it's not immediate physical death but if you remember, God said Adam and Eve you eat that for you on the die. I did not die physically and legally they got spiritually when we talk about how many marriages have die the law marriage. I don't love you anymore. I because your passion does not elect Emily families have been sacrificed on the Psalter, Dante, something that many men don't even think about how many businesses.because of this spirit many promotions and raises have you not received because of this spirit because instead of having online that's full of godly things so that it could be creative and innovative and come up with new ideas. You're thinking about the site. Sightings of faith is robbing you is number four this there's answer deliverance and discipleship, deliverance and discipleship. Remember we started this series, I gave your quote by Dr. Jack Hayford. You can't cast out the flesh and you can't disciple of the you can't cast out the flesh, you can't disciple, the one he is referring to is that many churches believe one of the other is the only answer. So now go to second Corinthians 10 and I'll show you this passage that brings deliverance and discipleship together in one verse second Corinthians 10 verse three says, for though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty God for pulling down strongholds, deliverance, casting down arguments, discipleship, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. We need deliverance and discipleship. If you remember Revelation 12 says we overcome by the blood of the lamb and the word of our testimony only the mother is we overcome by the blood in the word blog and the word limits that another way, we need deliverance and discipleship flipping for excess. Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are good report, if there is any virtue or if there is anything praiseworthy quality meditate on these things did this just to take every thought captive to the obedience of God, and I want to sort captive means in the Greek it means by spear point by spear point I could take a fall You by spear point and bottling. If you need a reminder this is the spirit that's the only way you can think about captive the best way if you will become the listener get here looking at a God was probably more bondage in this area the most of your no, no doubt about that. I started memorizing God's word and I would get tempted I would start quoting the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not will and I begin to drive those thoughts that I also begin to feel my mind renewed my mind with word got to fill my life because I had field my mind with the long thoughts before no remember I said you have stronghold is neutral. It can go either way. There are three definitions of the Greek word for stronghold and it's shocking. These these definitions may naturally surprise me when I saw obviously the first one is the major want to use most of the facts, but the other two will will amaze you the first definitions is a fortress fortress. It's something you run into to try to get some relief to be safe and again it can be the Lord are can be other on-site but watch the next two definitions versus fortress. Here's the second one this is that this is a definition of a stronghold from the group a prison a prison and then one time. It's useless unless as a two here's what's amazing. The Lord gave me these three points that it's desire it's a fortress you know one way or the other if you go the wrong way. The next was deception lesson.
It becomes a prison in the next point the Lord gave me was Beth becomes too great year one more Scripture.
First Peter chapter 2 first Peter chapter 2 verse 1111 beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts which war against the soul. Again, the soul wars against your mind, your will and ordered me to make right decisions in your emotions please hear me going to bondage in this area. You also have depression it will depression your thinking on the wrong way not hear hear from St. asset. I beg, as your pastor is your pastor, I'm begging you to let us help you.
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