Friday, April 20, 2018

Using Alpha Power to Deal with Adultery

UV 2928/10000 Using Alpha Power to Deal with Adultery
But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
Matthew 5 v 28

Adultery is what adults try but it is forbidden by a commandment of the Lord given through Moses. In short, it comes naturally to all but needs to be supernaturally overcome and dealt with. Jesus went further and said that even looking at a woman with lust makes one guilty of adultery. Adultery starts in the thought life of a person. Therefore, the Psalmist wrote that he had made a covenant with his eyes not to look at a woman with lust. Yet many Biblical heroes like Samson, David and even contemporary leaders of the church and the world have fallen right through the ages to adultery. This is one of the powerful temptations and snares that catch leaders in different spheres at the height of their influence and impact. They begin to feel as if they are immune and the risks of being discovered are very low. They feel powerful, invincible and satisfied with their sexual conquests. If they are married, they begin to lead a double life. Some celebrities who in the recent past ruined their marriages and family life as well as personal reputation are Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and many others. These men could never regain their iconic stature or their respective professional prowess once they were discovered. One needs to be therefore rooted in the Word and careful to set boundaries of personal behaviour with the complementary sex.

As I am writing, there are reports of minor girls being gang raped and brutally murdered in different parts of the country. There are sex scandals breaking out. The root of all this is spiritual darkness. There is a good root that is the Alpha or Jesus and there is the bad root which is the enemy of our souls. The root is the unseen dimension of our lives. If we are truly grafted to the Alpha Jesus, He will see us through our lives without our conscience being seared and our names and lives messed up. He will release His Alpha power that will enable us to bear good fruit of love, service, charity, good works of different kinds and not the bad or evil fruit of adultery, covetousness and the like. Such persons are the real Alpha males and females who are able to resist the temptation of adultery.

Some of the rules or boundaries of personal conduct that have protected men of God like Billy Graham are : strive to never travel alone or remain alone with a woman or man as the case may be, avoiding personal mails and calls with members of the complementary gender, avoiding stimuli like pornographic literature or films or snaps. The enemy being fully aware of our weak points would target it and we, therefore, need to be on the guard all the time. Jesus asks us to remove the root of adultery out of our lives, to pluck out every thought of breaking the bonds of covenant with Him and with the woman or man, he or she is married to.

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