Today's Christian thought: Monday December 1st, 2003
You are not seeing a mistake, the question is good, is valid and it stands. Can a Christian man be an adulteress? "But Pastor" you say, "an adulteress is a woman, a man committing adultery is an adulterer." True, but, it is not only possible, it is absolutely guaranteed that every Christian man, and I am talking about Born Again Washed in the Blood of the Lamb Christian men, is, on occasion, an adulteress.
From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. (James 4:1-4)
Where do wars come from and why do they start? Do they not come from and start over lust, envy, greed, and pride? Is it not over lust, greed, envy and pride that men kill men? Yet, even when you win the war you are not happy. Oh you celebrate and dance in the streets for a day or so, but what then? Have you found happiness or are you now simply back to the grind looking fro the next adventure so to speak? We don't find happiness because we don't ask God for happiness, we try and find it on our own. We don't find riches for the same reason, we don't go to God, we go looking for it on our own. We try to make ourselves rich, healthy and happy, by our own means not by going to the Lord. And when we do ask, we oft times do not get what we ask for because we ask for it the wrong way. Or we ask for the wrong thing(s).
But, what has that got to do with Christian men being adulteresses? Can the wife who is playing the whore with every Tom, Dick and Harry right in front of her husband, ask anything from her husband expecting to get it? What if she were to go to her husband and say, "I have a bad tooth and need it fixed." While she may mean she needs money to go to the dentist, he may just double up his fist and knock the tooth out, saying "there, it's fixed." For she is an adulteress and what right does an adulteress have to ask anything of her husband? And why would she expect love from him instead of his wrath?
You, my dear fellow Christian man, are like me, the Bride of Christ, and like me, you have, on a daily basis, gone a whoring after false gods, the false gods of pride, of lust, of greed and of self determination. You, like me and every other Christian man out there, do, on a daily basis, look to yourself instead of looking to God for all of your needs and answers. We, you and me, have and are committing adultery and as the Bride of the Lord Jesus, we are adulteresses.
How do we stop being whores? How do we start acting like the chaste, virgins we should be?
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. (James 4:7-10)
be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Ephesians 6:...10-18)
So, now you know. Not only can a Christian man be an adulteress, we all are adulteresses. And while none of us will succeed on his own, with the help of God and our willingness to trust, obey and rely upon Him, we can at least be a little less slutty.
Lord, help us to be worthy of You. Amen.
Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush and Michael have, they, Rush, Michael and their audiences need the Lord.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.