Friday, June 23, 2017

Anything To Talk About? - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Anything To Talk About?

Now Think On This
Steve Martin


“Pay attention, God, to my prayer; bend down and listen to my cry for help. Every time I'm in trouble I call on you, confident that you'll answer.” (Psalm 86:6-7 THE MESSAGE)


If ever there is anything you want to say to another, you generally find a way to say it. You want to communicate a concern, share a thought, bring some encouragement, or just let them know what happened in yours or another’s life today. So you talk to them.

Today that would be in person, by cell phone, text, Messenger, a Facebook post, or any app that has become available even since I wrote this message. You may even get a card or letter in the mail, but I think my generation may be the last one who does that. (Still use a postage stamp?)

If we have anything to talk about, we find a way to share it with another. We want them to know what we are feeling, sensing, seeing; be it a hurt or a joy; to give news of an upcoming event or a family get together. At some point we are going to communicate, one way or another.

At times we hold it in, but most often we somehow get it out.


Do you know that God in heaven isn’t far away, and wants to hear your voice, and you to hear His voice?  He wants you to get to know and talk with Him.

Many find that hard to do. They consider Him too busy, unconcerned, “He’ll never answer my prayer” type of being. Quite the opposite.

In fact, the Bible says, “…from heaven he caused you to hear his voice, in order to instruct you…” (Deuteronomy 4:36, Complete Jewish Bible) 

Even from His eternal throne, our Father in heaven speaks to us, hoping that we will in turn take time to talk with Him. His Father’s heart is to be open and available to us. He has plenty to say, if we are willing to let Him speak.


King David, before, during and after he sat on the throne of Israel, had plenty to say to the Lord. I like reading the Psalms because I have had the same emotions that he did. I am glad the Bible is honest, and tells it like it is.

“When I call, give me answers. God, take my side! Once, in a tight place, you gave me room;
Now I'm in trouble again: grace me! hear me!” (Psalm 4:1, THE MESSAGE)

“Listen, God — I'm desperate. Don't be too busy to hear me.” (Psalm 54:2, THE MESSAGE)

“Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice! Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, Lord, I will seek." Do not hide Your face from me; do not turn Your servant away in anger; You have been my help; do not leave me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.” (Psalm 27:7-10, NKJV)



Call it prayer, supplication, intercession, or all of the above - Our Creator, who already knows our heart and deepest thoughts, wants us to talk to Him about anything and everything. He is open, has His ear turned to us, and is waiting to guide us in the direction that will be best for our life.

Morning prayer times, evening prayer times, on the run prayer times – whatever and wherever – talk to the Lord and He will respond. It may be with a “Yes”, “No”, or “That’s for later” answer, but you will get one.



Pray in tongues; use a reminder prayer list; pray the Bible; talk with Him as your friend, out loud or within your spirit…you and I need this relationship developed with our Lord. And as Yeshua (Jesus) promised when He ascended into heaven, He sent His Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, to walk with us in our need, and the needs of others.


Jewish lady on plane to Israel reading prayer book. Photo by Steve Martin

Pray today. Pray tomorrow. Pray until the veil between heaven and earth is gone, and you are with Him for eternity.

This is part of the basics of life - communicating with God our Father.

Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Founder
Love For His People, Inc.



P.S. I would be most grateful if you'd share this encouraging word with your family and friends. They might need it. You can easily use the social media icons below. Thanks! Steve

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If these messages minister to you, please consider sending a charitable gift of $10-$25 today, and maybe each month, to help us bless families we know in Israel, whom we consistently help through our humanitarian ministry. Your tax deductible contributions receive a receipt for each donation. Fed. ID #27-1633858.

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Obedience. I Had To Choose. - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Obedience. I Had To Choose.

Now Think On This
Steve Martin


“Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1, NASU)


Back in 1984, the founder and owner of the Canon USA dealership I served with for seven years (1980-1987) in Lansing, Michigan had just sold a copier/printer. Nothing unusual about that. He was a great salesman, and was using very effectively the talents he had been given.

Along with his dear wife, who had become a real friend after she hired me to be the Office Manager, together they had taken over the small Midwest business from his father-in-law a few years earlier. Both had seen the company’s growth shoot up, working hard to achieve the American dream. Going from 15 employees to 50 on staff during those years I was with them, new machines, a new building, and increased prosperity were had by many. These were exciting times to be in the office machine business.

On the day he brought me documentation to invoice those who bought a made-in-Japan Canon printer, with their office located in Kalamazoo, I briefly scanned it, and stopped. From the knowledge I had, this was a medical clinic that did abortions. I did not want to be part of it.

From the start of my employment, coming from what the co-owner first called a “cult” when I spoke of the church (Shiloh Fellowship in East Lansing, Michigan, same town as the Michigan State Spartans), in my interview five years earlier, I had proclaimed myself as a Bible-believing, active Christian. Standing on principles and beliefs that I had walked in thus far my first 30 years on earth, I had to make a decision. Would I be part of this, go along with the task my job required, or would I say something?

At first I did not respond to him, but asked the Lord what I was to do. The next day I went to the owner and said, “I cannot be part of this sale, even if my job requires it, for my conscious does not allow me. You will have to get someone else to do it.” He looked at me, thanked me for being honest, and walked the paperwork into another administration office room to complete the billing.


As for me, I had to obey my Lord Jesus. Follow Him, and you will see the land of the living.

I repeat the verse quoted above, as it was one of the foundational Scriptures that I had learned to stand on.

“Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.” (Deuteronomy 28:1, NASU)

When I left this wonderful Michigan company, after exactly seven years to the day on Monday, August 1, 1987, to move my family to Fort Lauderdale (being hired by David Selby to serve with Derek Prince Ministries), it was one of the hardest decisions I had ever done in my life. The co-owners had offered me the only Vice-President position I knew of in the company at that time, prior to my leaving, to persuade me to stay. But I was going on, in my call, and in obedience to the Lord.

My love for the two owners and the staff, many whom I had personally hired from the church, had grown tremendously. On that last day, I remember sitting in the co-owner’s office, crying with deep sobs because I felt I had not been a strong enough witness to the people there, leading them to the Lord I knew and loved. Her comment back to me was something like this, “Steve, you don’t know what an impact you had here, but your life was a testimony and a witness. Thank you.”

My obedience to follow the call of the Lord for full-time Christian ministry work was the strong compass guiding my heart. Sometimes He will ask you to do things you don’t fully comprehend, but looking back later, you will understand the why and how of it all.

To this day, over 30 years later after my departure, these friends and I still occasionally send Christmas cards to each other. My cards are sent to beautiful California, where they have relocated after retirement.



In Deuteronomy 28:1-14, NASU, the Lord God of Israel says to the people, through Moses (Moshe),

“1. Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

2 "All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the Lord your God:

3 "Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.

4 "Blessed shall be the offspring of your body and the produce of your ground and the offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.

5 "Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

6 "Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

7 "The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways.

8 "The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

9 " The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways.

10 "So all the peoples of the earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of you.

11 " The Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.

12 "The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.

13 " The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully, 14 and do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.”

Obedience will get you farther than sacrifice. King Saul found that out when the Prophet Samuel confronted him, described in the Torah writings found in 1 Samuel 15:22-23.

 “Then Samuel said, “Do you think all God wants are sacrifices — empty rituals just for show? He wants you to listen to him! Plain listening is the thing, not staging a lavish religious production. Not doing what God tells you is far worse than fooling around in the occult. Getting self-important around God is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors. Because you said No to God's command, he says No to your kingship.” (THE MESSAGE Bible)

Calling ourselves Christians will bring us before situations where we must take a stand. Today, stand up for what you believe in. Stand with conviction, honesty and truth. You may be surprised at the long-term end results.

Most important of all, standing in obedience to the One who saved you, called you, and now sends you into the world around you, to share His goodness, life and light, is top priority.

Obeying Yeshua (Jesus) will require much from each of us. But Who else, and what else, are we to live for, if not for the Creator of all?

Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Founder
Love For His People, Inc.


 P.S. I would be most grateful if you'd share this encouraging word with your family and friends. They might need it. You can easily use the social media icons below. Thanks! Steve

We are blessed when the ministry receives gifts to support the families that we do, primarily for those living in Israel, Pakistan, Northern Ireland and India, and the hurting ones here in the USA. You also can share out of the abundance you have been given.

Love For His People, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit USA humanitarian organization started in 2010 to share the love of the Father in the nations.


If these messages minister to you, please consider sending a charitable gift of $10-$25 today, and maybe each month, to help us bless families we know in Israel, whom we consistently help through our humanitarian ministry. Your tax deductible contributions receive a receipt for each donation. Fed. ID #27-1633858.

Click here for safe ONLINE GIFT GIVING THROUGH OUR WEBSITE using major credit cards: Love For His People. If you don't have a PayPal account you can also use your credit card or bank account (where available). 

Contribution checks can be sent to: 
Love For His People, Inc.  P.O. Box414   Pineville, NC 28134

Todah rabah! (Hebrew – Thank you very much.)
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Now Think On This - In the Year of our Lord 06.13.17 - #293 – “Obedience” – Tuesday, 4:44 am

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Sex (Part 2 of 2) - The Beautiful Side - Now Think On This by Steve Martin


Sex 
(Part 2 of 2)

- The Beautiful Side

Now Think On This
Steve Martin


 “I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine…” (Song of Songs 6:3, NASU)


After writing of the horrible, destructive ways that man sins against man in these last days, I am now grateful to share the beautiful side of sex, that which our Lord God, the Creator, intended from the beginning.
My foundation is none other than the Bible, the living, eternal Word of God. The same Scriptural truth that has withstood centuries of denial, persecution, wrath, and utter hatred for telling it like it is. Mankind has tried to tear it down, spit it out, and completely burn it, but through it all, this is the one and only solid rock that has withstood the test of time.
Therefore, if your sinking sand needs some help, pursue the truth by reading what has been written. But if you are content with accepting the deception that has torn marriage, family, boy and girl apart, what you sow you will truly reap. God has promised that. He will not be mocked.
Thus, we start at the beginning. When all else fails, go back to the starting point and read the manual. This will instruct you in the way you are to go.
God, in the unity among themselves (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, chose to create man, Adam, to rule the earth.

“Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth." So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (Genesis 1:26-28, NKJV)
Out of the love that God the Father, God the Son (Yeshua/Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit, the Three-IN-One, (Gen. 1:26 -“Us”), His heart was to have an extension of His family. He wanted one man and one woman to come together, in natural, sexual bond, and produce children after them. Nurtured in the surrounding of such a unity, the world would become filled with the knowledge of His plans and purposes. 

“This is the history of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, before any plant of the field was in the earth and before any herb of the field had grown. For the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Now a river went out of Eden to water the garden, and from there it parted and became four riverheads. The name of the first is Pishon; it is the one which skirts the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good. Bdellium and the onyx stone are there. The name of the second river is Gihon; it is the one which goes around the whole land of Cush. The name of the third river is Hiddekel; it is the one which goes toward the east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.
Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die."
And the Lord God said, "It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man."
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:4-25, NKJV)

But as truth is to be told, sin ruined that, and only through the coming of Yeshua to earth the first time, to redeem man from the curse of sin, through His shed blood on the cross as the Passover Lamb of God, could this redemption take place. Mankind would then be reconciled to the Trinity, and then to one another. (That is the Good News, the Gospel, in short.)
Having chosen the bad side far too often, mankind has reaped the results. With the works of the devil in and through them, each allowed by their own free will, and having made their own choice, people gave into temptation, leading to sin, and replaced the love of God for everything else.
Love, and the sexual union intended for each married, committed man and women shared in union, has been severely damaged as the result. All other things that follow bear the same punishment of sin.
So we need to go back to the starting point. We need to begin with the eternal, foundational plan of marriage. For it was from there that the Father created two humans, each full in His image, and yet each having separate, but complimentary spirits, souls (mind, will and emotions) and bodies, that would be joined together in love and commitment, to produce a godly, loving family, in the same image of God the Father.
Steve Martin saying June 5, 2017


“He answered, "Haven't you read in your Bible that the Creator originally made man and woman for each other, male and female? And because of this, a man leaves father and mother and is firmly bonded to his wife, becoming one flesh — no longer two bodies but one. Because God created this organic union of the two sexes, no one should desecrate his art by cutting them apart." (Matthew 19:4-6, THE MESSAGE)

God’s heart is all about family. Having demonstrated that so beautifully and carefully with His Only Begotten Son, He gave all so that we could have all, and share in their love.
In His complete wisdom and understanding, He knew that the enemy, Satan himself, hated this perfect plan even from the beginning, and would destroy the plan in every way that he could, and would continually try. And yes, as you read in my previous Now Think On This message, “Sex – The Evil Side (Part 1)”, he has succeeded in many ways.
But the Lord did not tear up His Word and start over with a new manual. His heart is of restoration and redemption, to see fruitfulness come from that which was dead. He has saved many, to be a testimony in the midst of darkness, to shine forth His light and love.
In our repentance and turning back to the Living God, those who stand for truth will prevail, and see His victorious reign come into our midst.
As we instruct our children, brought forth out of the committed relationship from holy matrimony, the victory will be ours in overcoming the lies of the enemy. The Lord has the final word. He has shown us the truth. As we walk in His ways we will experience the love of God that draws many back to Him.
The evil side of sex will go on as long as man puts his own desires above those of the Lord. But the most beautiful side of sex will flourish within the protection of the marriage bond, between the married man and woman, keeping their bed undefiled, watching over themselves so as to not fall into temptation, and allowing the discipline and nurturing of the Lord to bring the enjoyment, this act of marriage, that sex does.
My good wife Laurie and I, married now 40 years this October 8, 2017, have known the fruit, have seen our four children brought forth, and have walked in the goodness of the Lord in our marriage. Rough and tough at times, but He has brought us through it all.
Steve & Laurie Martin family - 2013
We commend those who along with us have paid the price, laid down their lives for one another and then their children, and now continue to enjoy the beautiful side of sex.
And when the Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place, when Yeshua HaMashiach (Jesus the Christ) is joined together with His Bride, The Body of Messiah (Christ), what rejoicing that will be!!!
"Then he said to me, " Write, ' Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.'" And he said to me, " These are true words of God." Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy." (Revelation 19:9-10, NASU)

Our King, Lord and Savior returns!

The Marriage of the Lord to His Bride the Church of Messiah

The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

Come on Lord! Our hearts are after Yours!
Be blessed as you walk in His ways and keep His truth in your heart.
Be blessed!
Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Founder
Love For His People, Inc.


If you haven't read Part 1 of my Now Think On This message, 

 P.S. I would be most grateful if you'd share this encouraging word with your family and friends. They might need it. You can easily use the social media icons below. Thanks! Steve

We are blessed when the ministry receives gifts to support the families that we do, primarily for those living in Israel, Pakistan, Northern Ireland and India, and the hurting ones here in the USA. You also can share out of the abundance you have been given.

Love For His People, Inc. is a charitable, not-for-profit USA humanitarian organization started in 2010 to share the love of the Father in the nations.


If these messages minister to you, please consider sending a charitable gift of $10-$25 today, and maybe each month, to help us bless families we know in Israel, whom we consistently help through our humanitarian ministry. Your tax deductible contributions receive a receipt for each donation. Fed. ID #27-1633858.

Click here for safe ONLINE GIFT GIVING THROUGH OUR WEBSITE using major credit cards: Love For His People. If you don't have a PayPal account you can also use your credit card or bank account (where available). 

Contribution checks can be sent to: 
Love For His People, Inc.  P.O. Box414   Pineville, NC 28134

Todah rabah! (Hebrew – Thank you very much.)
Please share Now Think On This with your friends.

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Now Think On This - In the Year of our Lord 06.07.17 - #292 – “Sex (Part 2 of 2) - The Beautiful Side” – Wednesday, 4:44 pm

All previous editions of Now Think On This can be found on this Blog, and on the website: Now Think On This


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Sex (Part 1 of 2) - The Evil Side - Now Think On This by Steve Martin

Sex

(Part 1 of 2)

- The Evil Side 


Now Think On This
Steve Martin


 “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper…” (Romans 1:28, NASU)


This Now Think On This message has a simple title: Sex.

Why so simple? Because the basics of life for sex are not complicated. Thus the simple title.  (Please notice though that there will be at least two parts to this message, being this is obviously Part 1.)

As you read, I want you to know that I do not adhere to PC (political correctness). You’ll find none here. Nor will there be any confusion present. There is nothing more clear and direct than what we are to know about sex.

You believe God. He tells it like it is. It is definitely not rocket science. He has no intent to lead us astray or make it hard to understand Him.

You don’t believe God? Then I suggest you go read something else, because you lost it right out of the starting gate.

If you don’t believe something that has been proven over, and over, and over again to be the truth, then you will go on living the deceptive lie that has swallowed men and women to the point where they believe anything about anything. How much more deception can there be? Especially when it comes to sex.

One look at the results where we have finally arrived, in our free societies, and you know that there is not much left at all to be deceived about.

So what are we made to think is ‘normal” sex today? With full exposure in all its forms, we are being taught (notice how the hot water has been rapidly heating up, and yet the frogs inside the soon to be boiling pot on the stove have no clue) – that all is OK. I’m OK. You’re OK.

It is all around us – the late-night, though ever earlier - TV reality and drama programs; movies that used to be rated XXX when I was a teenager, now get an “R” rating, and even some PG-13 shows are pushing the line further across the “don’t go there” marker passed decades ago.

Cute looking books with nice covers are available in almost every book store, family-themed included (except in the few remaining Christian ones that have not shut down yet for lack of support) teaching our kindergartners that it is normal for “Mommy and Mommy to love each other” and “Daddy and Daddy teach us the way to go, to walk there on.” Their new gospel has replaced the most common sense one, given to us by the Creator of sex Himself.

Talk about common sense, or lack of it? Even my Dad knew that I knew, when he handed me the plumbing pipes, as I helped him in my middle school years, that the “male end goes into the female end" of the pipe, when joining together to get a good fit. Or connecting the garden hose to the faucet. Didn't take much of a brain to figure that out. Simple human anatomy science at work.

Don’t dare allow any of the “righteous ones” to speak out against that though, for that would be judgmental. And we each shouldn’t judge one another or how we want to live.

Love that is love” is always right, right? Simply put – “No it is not.”

Out-of-marriage sex – starting as early as possible, with anyone, and then going on even after leaving your wife or husband, after 30 years, to just play around. Now you are free?

Marriage? Millennials don’t know what that word is? “I don’t need to be committed to one person. What happens if we don’t love each other, or even like one another, after a year or more of living together? Then I won’t have to go through a nasty divorce like my parents did when I was eight.”

If unwanted life happens to happen, we can get rid of "it" tomorrow. It's just tissue. We'll go to Planned Parenthood, for they have the way to keep my body my body.


Or Liam will marry William, and Emma will partner with Olivia, and if we all want to live together, no problem. You can even be Bruce tonight and become Katrina tomorrow night! (Or is he/she another name? Can’t keep up with it.)

What fun it will be! Until at least when the inner emotional pain, sexual diseases and other unnatural results, result.

How crazy has it gotten?!

And then there is the astronomically expanding quantity of easily accessible, 24/7 Internet, affecting all levels of society.

Just today I saw this article published by a leading Christian news organization, CHARISMANEWS, where incidentally I get most of my accurate, up-to-date-good news.

“Research has shown that early summer brings a peak in porn searches on the internet. While the reason for this is unclear, with 68 percent of men in the church viewing pornography on a regular basis, it is likely that these men are being exposed to more triggers in the summer months. As the weather warms up, people dress in Summer clothing. 

For someone who struggles with pornography, this can act as a subconscious trigger that leads them into a downward spiral to going online and acting out. Some other possible explanations are that people have more time on their hands or are around family, which could bring up childhood triggers.” (Source: Porn Use Skyrockets with Onset of Summer” 6/6/2017 KINGDOM WORKS  CHARISMANEWS. Full article and further material below.)



Sex trafficking and prostitution has hit all the major (and minor) cities of the USA and throughout the entire world. Young girls, some just barely over the age of 12, with the average age being 13 in America, are lured into giving their bodies even to older, much older perverted men. CBN News had a report on their 700 Club, with Pat Robertson, this week of a woman who described her horrible years trapped in the evil, sinful destruction of young lives. Most “clients” didn’t even care that she was 13 when the horrible abuse in sexual perversion began with her.
Thus in our sex-crazed, unstoppable, uncontrollable access to anything, we have convinced ourselves that this is now OK, that the Bible is totally outdated and obsolete, and we have found the freedom, the better way, for our enlightened cultures.

No more laws. No more commandments. No more legalistic rules to hold us down. Yes, freedom is fully ours! And if we want to change it next week, we’ll just go right ahead. Majority rules! We’ll just get our lawmakers and judges to do it, or we will vote them out (if elected) or have them removed!

No one has been left unaffected, unless you have lived on a deserted, middle-of-the-Pacific island for the past 20 years.
There you have it. Part 1. Come back in a day or so for my next message. 

There is good news.
Now think on this,

Steve Martin
Founder
Love For His People, Inc.


You can now read Part II here: Sex (Part 2) - The Beautiful Side


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Now Think On This - In the Year of our Lord 06.06.17 - #291 – “Sex (Part 1 of 2) - The Evil Side” – Tuesday, 3:00 pm

All previous editions of Now Think On This can be found on this Blog, and on the website: Now Think On This
Again, I would be most grateful if you'd share this encouraging word with your family and friends. You can easily use the social media icons below. Thanks! Steve


6/6/2017 KINGDOM WORKS  Charisma News
With pornography use reaching its height during summer months, churches are being called to provide a program to disciple their men on sexual integrity.
Research has shown that early summer brings a peak in porn searches on the internet. While the reason for this is unclear, with 68 percent of men in the church viewing pornography on a regular basis, it is likely that these men are being exposed to more triggers in the summer months. As the weather warms up, people dress in Summer clothing. For someone who struggles with pornography, this can act as a subconscious trigger that leads them into a downward spiral to going online and acting out. Some other possible explanations are that people have more time on their hands or are around family, which could bring up childhood triggers.
We live in a free society where we don't dictate what people wear, but there are thousands of men in desperate need of accountability and discipleship so that they can respond to these triggers in a healthy way.
In 1 Corinthians 10:13, Paul says: "No temptation has taken you except what is common to man. God is faithful, and He will not permit you to be tempted above what you can endure, but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that you may be able to bear it."
If you've ever struggled in this area, you've probably been looking for that way out and wondering, Why haven't I found it yet?
Over 400,000 men in over 60 countries have started their journey to freedom through the Conquer Series, a six-DVD cinematic study.