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The trap of ‘Pornography’ and the key to be delivered from it!

04.01.2014, Daniel Glimm


Introduction

I want to share this message on the occasion of writing about the trap of pornography.
The message is not intended to offend anyone or those people, who have fallen into pornography in their past nor to accuse or to bring shame on them, but to help people to enter into their real freedom in Christ Jesus (see John 8:36).

John 8:36 (NIV):
36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

It may be that some believers reading the word ‘pornography’ would like to skip or dub it as a taboo subject in the body of Christ.
In my view this would be a fatal mistake, because it is really necessary, that this devilish fire is extinguished in the church and the sacred fire of God kept burning in its process (see Leviticus 6:12-13 in conjunction with Proverbs 6:27-28).

Leviticus 6:12-13 (NIV; note: pure fire):
12 The fire on the altar must be kept burning; it must not go out. Every morning the priest is to add firewood and arrange the burnt offering on the fire and burn the fat of the fellowship offerings on it.
13 The fire must be kept burning on the altar continuously; it must not go out.

Proverbs 6:27-28 (NIV; note: unclean fire- carnal desire):
27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?

The Horse Of Darkness

I consider pornography as some sort of ‘horse of darkness’, at which the demonic spirit`s reins of Jezebel are sedentary and seated (see Revelation 2:20 in conjunction with Ezekiel 23:20).

Revelation 2:20 (NIV):
20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.

Ezekiel 23:20 (NIV):
20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.

This ‘dark force’ is sent with the ‘mission’ to destroy people but also the church like a Trojan horse operating from the inside out.
To help us understand the enemy’s approach in order to protect us from it effectively, I would like to give a compiled definition of ‘pornography’ in here.

What Is Pornography?


It is the direct representation of human sexuality or the sexual act with the aim to arouse the viewer sexually; the sex organs are deliberately emphasized in their sexual activity. Representation forms of pornography are mainly pornographic writings, recordings, photos and porn movies. The word is derived from the ancient Greek word ‘pornography’ and it literally means indecent representation , from Greek πόρνη ( porne ) = prostitute , πόρνος ( porn ) = fornicators, πορνεία ( porneia ) = fornication and ancient Greek γραφειν ( graphein ) = paint, write, describe.
As like it is with erotic, the primary purpose of pornography is to arouse the consumer sexually.
Pornography focuses on the representation of physical components of sexuality, such as the genitals or sexual intercourse. ‘Erotic’ however, draws attention to the interpersonal aspects (seduction, sensuality), on the other hand, body aesthetics, where the physical drive to perform it is integrated into the overall picture (see Ezekiel 23:14-16 ).
Depictions of genitals or sexual intercourse in a scientific context are not pornography (note: partial statement of wikipedia.de).
=>In the Bible the word ‘pornograph’ is connected with idolatry and adultery. Outside from it connected with temple prostitution, and is defined as a written and / or visual aid of a whore or prostitute.
The concept behind ‘pornography’ is bringing viewers and voyeurs to imitate the representation of public sexual acts or sexual intercourse.
From a historical point of view ‘pornography’ is an official representative of the ‘gods’ (note: demons), which the people allegedly emulated.
For this main purpose priestly couples were dedicated to the temple in order to lead their supporters into worshipping their ‘fertility god’ or ‘goddesses’, urging them to see what their ‘gods’ performing in the heavens or at places where ever they would appear.
Israel's incident with the golden calf (see 2.Mose 32:1-29) leading to their fornication as an example.
Another example is the crisis with Baal-Peor (see Numbers 25:1-5), where the people of Israel showed their rejection towards JAHWE.
The ritual involves intoxication and influence of alcohol or drugs to facilitate the orgy of sex.
In order to stimulate the mass during the pervert ritual, obscene pictures and deeds were taken as suggestive devices to awakening the sexual desire, turning the worshiper in performing the executive will of  their ‘God’ or ‘Goddess’ (note: partial statement of "The Prophet`s Dictonary" from Paula A. Price Ph.D., page 385).


The First Love

Pornography in the life of a believer in Christ is not only a sin but also a demonic power, which is set to destroy the love relationship to their bridegroom Jesus.
God the Father is a jealous God (see Deuteronomy 4:24), who wants His children being placed in the center of their first love, described as in the book of Revelation 2:4-5.

Revelation 2:4-5 (NIV):
4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first.
5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lamp stand from its place.

And this by God’s grace given first love is our bridegroom Jesus Christ (see John 3:16).

John 3:16 (NIV):
16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Only through Jesus Christ we are able to gain pure revelation.
The first love is the highest place in which we can enter in as God's people.
The result, for the case we do not walk in the first love of God, is that we cannot receive personal revelations or directions from God, because our ‘lamp stand’ is not located at the right place.
Thus we are not able to do the first works.
If I as a sheep from God, the great Shepherd, find myself walking away from the flock, I am not able to hear His voice clearly and cannot follow Him straight after (see John 10:27).

The False Love

One of the key points on the agenda of the prince of darkness and his demons is to keep people trapped in the false sense of love and acceptance.
That is why he abuses the emotions and feelings of people to lead them into his fire of impure lust, so that they begin to dishonor their own bodies.
One of the most effective weapons is the impure lust and carnal desire to lead people easily into fornication.
In connection with this context, the Lord gave me the word of Ezekiel 23, which is a parable on adultery and idolatry against God.
I want to encourage every reader to study or read this chapter to understand how God thinks about these things. Our Lord does not mince matters concerning this subject but He is clearly speaking in such cases.

Satan’s Plan To Pervert The True Worship Towards God

Satan is driven with his demonic powers to pervert the sphere of true worship, because worship occurring in spirit and in truth is like kisses that would touch the face of the heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
There exists, therefore, a spiritual battle especially for the saints, who are involved in the scope of duties of worship and in ministry as servants of God.

Baal-Peor

This is obvious and also taken from Numbers 25, where the people of Israel were falling into the trap of sexual seduction by the Moabites, and thereby in adoration of their idol
‘Baal-Peor’ (note: means ‘Lord of the spreading’ and is represented as a woman with spread legs and her pubic area exposed).
This fall occurred only because Balaam, the false prophet advising the Moabite king Balak to misuse the beauty of the women in his tribe to draw the people of Israel from God. As a result, the people of Israel were minimized by a plague, whereat God pointed out the importance of the holy priesthood of His people by this considerable loss of 24,000 people (see Numbers 31:16 in conjunction with Numbers 25:9).

Numbers 31:16 (NIV):
16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the Lord in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the Lord’s people."

Numbers 25:9 (NIV):
... 9 but those who died in the plague numbered 24,000 (note: The number 24 reveals the twenty four priest classes of the people of Israel; see 1 Chronicles 24).

Furthermore, we can see from Numbers 25, meanwhile the people of Israel began to become unclean by committing fornication with the Moabite women, they were staying in the region named
'Shittim', which means 'Acacia'.
At this point, I would like to note that the box of the ark of the covenant was made of acacia wood and was overlaid with gold (see Exodus 25:10-11).

Exodus 25:10-11 (NIV):
10 “Have them make an ark of acacia wood — two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high.
11 Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it.
12 Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. ..."

The Ark Of The Covenant - A Representation Of The Presence Of God

The ark of the covenant is a representation of the immediate presence of God and of his apostolic, directive leading, because in it you would find the Ten Commandments, the manna in the golden pitcher and the rod of Aaron (see Hebrews 9:4-5a).

Hebrews 9:4-5a (NIV):
... which had the golden altar of incense and the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.
5a Above the ark were the cherubim of the Glory, overshadowing the atonement cover.

The Israelites’ stay in Shittim and the planned completed attack of the enemy in terms of fornication by the Moabite women was only an indication, that God’s people should be torn out of its intimate relationship with God and His presence, which was exactly what was happening.
This is also illustrated by the fact, that the Simeonite (note: means
'being heard'), Zimri (note: means 'sung, famous or object of my praise'), the son of Salu (note: means 'lifted, exhalted') were involved in the act of fornication with the Midianite woman (note: Midian means 'strife, quarrel') Kosbi (note: means 'untruthful'), who was the daughter of a man named Zur (note: means 'rock').
Zimri committed fornication while the people of Israel and its leaders repented before the Lord.

The Javelin Of Phinehas

As a consequence of  Zimri’s erratic behavior, the zeal of the LORD stirred up in Phinehas, who pierced both persons involved with a spear, the tip of the spear piercing through the back of the man into the abdomen of the woman, so that both died (see Numbers 25:1-8.14-15).

Numbers 25:1-8.14-15:
1 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, 2 who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods.
3 So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.
4 The Lord said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of these people, kill them and expose them in broad daylight before the Lord, so that the Lord’s fierce anger may turn away from Israel.”
5 So Moses said to Israel’s judges, “Each of you must put to death those of your people who have yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor.”
6 Then an Israelite man brought into the camp a Midianite woman right before the eyes of Moses and the whole assembly of Israel while they were weeping at the entrance to the tent of meeting.
7 When Phinehas son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest, saw this, he left the assembly, took a spear in his hand 8 and followed the Israelite into the tent. He drove the spear into both of them, right through the Israelite man and into the woman’s stomach. Then the plague against the Israelites was stopped; ...
14 The name of the Israelite who was killed with the Midianite woman was Zimri son of Salu, the leader of a Simeonite family.
15 And the name of the Midianite woman who was put to death was Kozbi daughter of Zur, a tribal chief of a Midianite family.

This event may perhaps be even shocking to some but God wanted to draw peoples’ attention of the future generations to see how devastating sexual immorality is as it is always linked to idolatry.
Fornication is a sin unto death, as 1 John 5:16-17 explaining to us, and it dishonors the human body, according to the illustration of the body of the believer as a temple of the Holy Spirit (see 1 Corinthians 3:16).

1 John 5:16-17 (NIV):
16 If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
17 All wrongdoing is sin, and there is sin that does not lead to death.

1 Corinthians 3:16 (NIV):
16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

God has revealed by the javelin throw through Phinehas that sin brings forth death (see Romans 6:23).

Romans 6:23 (NIV):
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

That is why the javelin throw by Phinehas should be spiritually recognised in our time, because our warfare is not against flesh and blood (see Ephesians 6:12).
If we take the named names of the people mentioned in the context of fornication during the phase of repentance by the people of Israel (see Numbers 25:1-8.14-15), we can see the obvious strategy of the enemy and how the enemy wants to destroy the true worship of God's chosen people through sexual immorality and lies.

Sexual Perversion Brings Wildness In The Spirit And Leads To Mocking!

If sexual perversion is practiced in the body of Christ, spiritual wildness/defilement occurs, which leads to the result that the enemy has a right to mock the body of Christ (see Exodus 32:25).

Exodus 32:25:
25 Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies.

For example the people of Israel commissioned Aaron to build the golden calf, which was the idol
‘Ashtaroth’ or ‘Ashtoreth’ as a demonic cunning unit, set by the enemy to desecrate the people of God by drunkenness and fornication, to leave them at last in mockery (see Exodus 32:1-6).
The king who ruled in this region with the same name was the Amorite king Og, what means
'He was bent.' (see Deuteronomy 1:4 in conjunction with Joshua 12:4).
This king was of the race of the giants, who had a very large ‘bed’, which is described in Deuteronomy 3:11.

Deuteronomy 3:11 (NIV):
11 Og king of Bashan was the last of the Rephaites. His bed was decorated with iron and was more than nine cubits long and four cubits wide.3 It is still in Rabbah of the Ammonites.

Because the ‘bed’ is also entitled in some Bible translations as ‘coffin’ in that scripture, it refers to the large (note: giant), violent and carnal (Note: iron) influence of the seductive evil lustful being ‘Ashtoreth’, sending ‘messengers’, as buck or field spirits (note: Satyr) into the spiritual sphere, such as described in Leviticus 17:7; Isaiah 13:21; Isaiah 34:14 to influence the people on earth in their soul by causing them to dishonor their bodies by impure sexual acts, so that they are in bondage and affected in their relationship towards God, which is usually caused by shame and accusation.

The Anointing Of The Prophet Samuel

In order to restore the state of purity within God’s people and in order to maintain it, it is necessary, that we as saints have the same anointing among us like the priest Phinehas and the prophet Samuel had in the midst of the people of Israel.
Samuel, for example, was an important voice for his time, bringing the people of God back to holiness as he also brought holiness back into the temple, which was previously defiled by the lewd and unfaithful actions of the sons of Eli.
Samuel wore a prophetic mantle (note: anointing), which included the authority to bring holiness and righteousness back into the temple of God, because the sons of Eli by committing fornication and practicing lewdness had defiled the temple (see 1 Samuel 2:22; 1 Samuel 3:10-14).
A new era in the nation of Israel was also 'announced' by the prophet Samuel, because he separated priesthood from the prophet-hood, so that the 'eye of God' as the prophets could protect and caution the priests against danger in order to keep the house of God holy and pure.
Up to the time where Samuel appeared the priests took part in the prophetic service and always activated it, when the Spirit of God spoke to them.
However, the more the extent of ungodliness increased at the time of Eli in the service of the priests, God had to separate the prophetic office from the service of the priests to create a standard of holiness by the sound of His prophets.
Through this divine division by the prophet Samuel the Lord has established the prophetic institution in the house of God.
His mission was to restore the pure worship of Israel again and protecting it against the potential of future self-indulgence and improper behavior by the priests (see 1 Samuel 3).
This is the reason why the service of the prophet is independent to a certain extent (note: in a healthy way).
This division between the priestly and prophetic function was made for maintaining and ensuring effectiveness of holiness among God's people.
The life of Samuel is therefore a good example for the prophetic ministry today and for the called prophets in the church nowadays.
Samuel was a consecrated man of God, who was taught and trained in the priestly service in the house of God by Eli and he stayed in the focus of God's revelations (see 1 Samuel 3:3).

How To Get Free From Fornication

Here, I consider it essential that greater revelatory knowledge and strategies are given to see clearly how people can get free from pornography and fornication.
Therefore it is necessary to find no lack of knowledge in this area, because otherwise it might lead to setbacks over and over again (see Proverbs 29:18 in conjunction with Hosea 4:6a).

Proverbs 29:18 (NIV):
18 Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

Hosea 4:6a (NIV):
... 6a my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. ...

For those believers, who are trapped in the area of pornography and fornication, it might appear to them that their sin is like a demon waiting in front of their door, similar to Cain being tempted, to repeatedly opening the door in that area of sin (see Genesis 4:7).

Genesis 4:7 (NIV):
7 If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”

Even Cain had an inner struggle getting into the intimacy with God. This intimacy is always related to true worship as it is like a kiss to the Father and Jesus, as mentioned before.

Cain was not able to comprehend the realm of true heartfelt worship by his brother Abel and the devotion to God by his brother, because Cain was stuck in his mindset of working for God instead of expressing his gratitude for God’s grace, being in love towards God to bring Him a living sacrifice pleasing in the sight of God (see Genesis 4:3-5).

Genesis 4:3-5 (NIV):
3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord.
4 And Abel also brought an offering - fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, 5 but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

The Door In The Life Of Cain

It is important to know that the door at which the sin was crouching (see Genesis 4:7) and desiring to have Cain, is simply a specific timeframe of God, and in this given timeframe where Cain was in, Satan was attacking the time of Cain in order to violate it to lead him more away from God.

In order to take saints captured by demonic forces, Satan needs und uses the lack of knowledge of believers referring to time and the significance of timeframes, enticing them to perform sexual craving and practice in times set by God, and by doing this also leading them into a downward spiral of time while pulling them increasingly away from the presence of God (note: the heavenly Father).
That is also the reason why Paul said, that we must redeem the time, because the days are evil.
So, in order to redeem the time, we must recognize and understand the value of time itself as God setting up time frames in our temporary time zone that are set in accordance with the biblical standard (note: for example: Passover, Shavuot / Pentecost, Rosch Chodesch / the biblical beginning of the new month , ...; see Ephesians 5:16 in conjunction with Colossians 4:5).

Ephesians 5:16 (KJV):
16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 4:5 (KJV):
5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

The Beginning Of Time And The Light Of Eternity

The beginning of time started with the light of eternity and is linked to the testimony of Jesus (see Genesis 1:1-5 in conjunction with Revelation 19:10e).

Genesis 1:1-5 (NIV):
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.
5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Revelation 19:10e (KJV):
10e for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

It also means that we need to have the appropriate revelatory understanding concerning time. When we comprehend the value of God’s time and appreciate the significance of His given time frames, we will also be able to manifest the plans of God, that we were called to do.

The Battle Around Time

There is an invisible battle around time, because the enemy knows, that if he can violate the time in our temporary time zone by taking influence through sexual impurity or sin in our lives, we can get drawn into a downward spiral in the midst of time and when this happens, we will not come out of it so easily. Especially, if we do not understand how we can redeem the time by the blood of Jesus Christ.

In order to understand the time God set up, it can be very helpful to know, that there are two biblical time cycles existing.
The first cycle is the cycle of the biblical civil year, which means the cycle of blessing beginning with the act of creation of man by God.
The second time cycle is the biblical holy year or calendar, beginning with the biblical month ‘Aviv/ Nissan’ , which is connected with the blood of the Lamb of God that was shed on Passover.
‘Aviv/ Nissan’ is the month from which all other biblical months align with (see Exodus 12:1-2 in conjunction with Exodus 34:18).

Exodus 12:1-2 (NIV):
1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in Egypt, 2 This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year.

Exodus 34:18 (NIV):
18 Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.

The Violation Of God’s Created Time

As Adam and Eve by their fall of man violated the first time cycle of God which He has created (note : the blessing cycle 'Be fruitful and multiply.' ; see Genesis 1:28), there was a downward spiral (note: curse) irreversibly manifested in the cycle of time, so that God had to create a new time cycle (note: the cycle of redemption through the blood of the Lamb), in where we can also find the connection with the blood of the Lamb breaking the downward spiral in the time cycle of blessing and redeeming it. In the month of "Aviv/ Nissan" the people of Israel were freed from the bondage of "the snake" (note: the pharaoh was the ruler wearing the image of an erected cobra as a symbol on his head) and also the time cycle of God’s blessing was redeemed.
This means, that whenever we, as children of God, choose to consciously enter into sexual debauchery or sexual sin in a time frame, that is touching a time window of God with His ordained feasts, even for the case we are not aware of it, this is getting a violation of time and can be of devastating consequences in the life of the believer. This can cause the person getting pulled deeper and deeper into the dark realm of the devil, and as a result of it, the child of God can be led to leaving the presence of the heavenly Father because of shame.
When people of God commit sexual sin, it might also be affecting the blood system, and if the blood is getting contaminated, it must be cleansed to keep our brain and heart working properly.
Impurities in the blood may be associated with our sex life. That is also why Proverbs 7 says that being seduced by an adulterous woman or prostitute (note: every person performing pornography or men and women involved in ‘porn’) will be like an arrow piercing the liver (see Proverbs 7:21-23). Sexual sin also affects the movement of certain parts of our body.

I often had conversations with some brothers and sisters in Christ, who wanted to become free (in the area of sexual debauchery and sin) with all their heart, but they felt somehow being trapped.
So, personally, I am convinced, that true deliverance from this demonic influence can only take place if the principality of darkness which partly has been built over many years will be destroyed by the blood of the Lamb of God, if those affected repenting their committed sin and also where it was linked to God-ordained times (note: mostly connected with joy and peace) that were violated by sinful activities.
When that is accomplished, it leads to a divine adjustment of God's time in their temporary time frame, so that the blessings of God can flow in all its abundance into the life of the believers.

The Exit To Freedom

In order to get delivered from sexual impurity and debauchery it is advisable to proceed as follows:

1) Find Spirit-filled trustworthy people, who are living in authority, prayer and understanding of this area, knowing how to deliver captivated parts of your soul from the pit of ‘unclean lust’, to seeing the delivered part of your soul set in the heavenly places in our Lord Christ Jesus.

2) Set boundaries clearly (note: includes the understanding about the times of God), so that you no longer fall back into the trap of demonic influence (see 2 Timothy 2:22, 1.Corinthians 6:18-20).

3) Have daily fellowship with Jesus Christ and the Father by the communion of the Holy Spirit.

4) Read the Word of God daily and practice yourself in watchful prayer (see Matthew 26:41).

5) Also fasting can bring a great result in times of spiritual resistance (see Mark 9:29).

Amen and Amen.

In His Wisdom,

Daniel Glimm




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