Who gets your worship?
When you look at the act of sex, what does that little three lettered word mean to you? Do you take it for granted as another leisurely past time or do you use it to glorify God? 1 Cor 6: 19-20. Have you taken the time to fully understand just how powerful this is and what impact it has on your relationship, the world and to the Body of Christ? So where do you draw your knowledge and guidance from? Is it found in God’s word, after all He created sex to be enjoyed through marriage Or do you opt out for the anything goes, ready available, endless supply of lies and filth that the world has to offer through pornography.
– Pleasing God or myself? –
If you have already read Satan’s Bait you will have found a list of what the world has to offer and in reality there are more perversions than we could have ever thought of. As a “born-again Christian” you maybe indulging in some or all of these acts, so you really have to ask, “Will I be spiritually healthier from it all?” Romans 8 8-13. Will I be physically healthier if I continue to play around 1 Cor 6 18 and will I be emotionally healthier if I keep being ignorant? Heb 13 v 4. Or through these acts, what is it that I’m offering up to God by pleasing myself?
Do you fully understand the seriousness of sex? We are well informed about the physical consequences of our actions i.e. HIV/STD, unwanted pregnancies, but on the spiritual side who gets the worship from it all? To be honest, like most Christians, I knew what the Bible had to say but I never took the time to meditate or digest the truth on this matter. Like you I was happy to leave it to the man in charge of the weekly sermon to inform me of my rights, simply because I was too lazy to check it out for myself.
Problem is, the church in general is also lazy and probably still ignorant on addressing this subject. I was happy drinking out of broken cisterns because I chose the easy way out and listened to what the world was offering. Looking back, I willingly allowed myself to be fed the lies that the world had to offer. Now I could be blaming so many for my failure, but my failure was not reading the Bible or understand God’s heart on this serious matter, I was feeding the flesh and searing the Spirit by whatever means available because I chose to blind myself to the truth. Things weren’t going to change until the Holy Spirit intervened and revealed to me that all sex was spiritual and all sex was worship AND IT CHANGED EVERYTHING. Through the Holy Spirit I learned as a Christian how I was worshipping, not God, but Baal-Peor with my spirit, soul and body – my will, my mind and my emotions – everything I did and got involved in, I wilfully placed on the altar of sexual idolatry.
How many other Christian men/women need a revelation from the Holy Spirit to remind them of who they are actually worshipping? Can you see yourself in the passage below?
“How dare you tell me, ‘I’m not stained by sin
I’ve never chased after the Baal sex gods’!
Well, look at the tracks you’ve left behind in the valley.
How do you account for what is written in the desert dust—
Tracks of a camel in heat, running this way and that
tracks of a wild donkey in rut,
sniffing the wind for the slightest scent of sex.
Who could possibly corral her!
On the hunt for sex, sex, and more sex—
insatiable, indiscriminate, and promiscuous
“Slow down. Take a deep breath. What’s the hurry?
Why wear yourself out? Just what are you after anyway?
But you say, ‘I can’t help it.
I’m addicted to alien gods. I can’t quit.
-Balaam’s stumbling block –
If we look at sex being used as a stumbling block to cause people to sin, we need to start at Numbers 25 and Balaam the soothsayer. King Balak was sick with fear for he had personally witness the destruction of seven tribes, the Canaanites, the Hitties, the Hivite, the Perizzite, the Girgashite the Amorites the Jebusites and 31 fortified cities along with Kings Sihon and Og.
Balak wanted to destroy Gods people by any means possible. King Balak commissioned Balaam the soothsayer an eminent practitioner of magic and divination believing that he could change the fate of nations. So, as the Israelites crossed the river Jordan to enter the plains of Moab, Balak had Balaam ascend Mt Peor to offer sacrifices to curse the invading nation. However, after several failed attempts Balaam could only obey God and bless them instead of curses. Although Balaam couldn’t curse the Israelites and Balak couldn’t defeat them in battle, sly Balaam gives advice to the King on how he might gain the upper hand over Israel.
Numbers 25 1-5 gives us the answers that we need: While Israel was camped at Shittim (Acacia Grove), the men began to have sex with the Moabite women. It started when the women invited the men to their sex-and-religion worship. They ate together and then worshipped their gods. Israel ended up joining in the worship of the Baal of Peor. God was furious, his anger blazing out against Israel. 4 God said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of Israel and kill them by hanging, leaving them publicly exposed in order to turn God’s anger away from Israel.”5 Moses issued orders to the judges of Israel: “Each of you must execute the men under your jurisdiction who joined in the worship of Baal Peor.” And 23.000 fell that day.
How would today’s headlines read if that were ever to happen? It would be frightening to think of how many Church leaders, Christian men and women would be slaughtered today if there was no abounding grace to cover their promiscuity.
Balak knew that it would be pointless facing the Israelites in battle, he simply couldn’t beat them, and so instead of a battle he seduced them into submission through sex worship. Satan has tried for centuries to defeat the body of Christ through persecution, genocide, torture, murder etc. But with every attack that it has endured, the church has managed to grow back stronger and spread further than before, Satan is no longer using Generals and their armies to do his killing. Today Satan has raised up a new army not as intimidating a more acceptable and friendly army but every as bit lethal and deadly towards believers. He is using producers, directors and so called actors from the adult entertainment industry to continue his unholy crusade, Satan’s scared, his time is limited he doesn’t have any new or winning strategies, he is simply using sex worship again to steal the fight away from the advancing body of Christ. To Satan passive Christians are better than dead Christians because they spread despair and hopelessness around wherever they go no joy no zeal no fight, and this is what pornography is doing.
These two overlooked verses are worth taking a look at:Numbers 31:16: Behold, on Balaam’s advice, caused the people of Israel to act treacherously against the Lord in the incident of Peor. Rev 14 But I have a few things against you: you have some there who hold the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, so that they might eat food sacrificed to idols and practice sexual immorality
So what was this incident at Peor and what was the stumbling block placed before them.
– The roots of it all –
While all sexual immorality gives homage to the god Baal, worship to Baal-Peor was considered to be vile and obscene. This was the heaviest end and the most degrading animalistic form of idol worship. This was purely Satanic worship, anything goes – worship, worshippers trying to out do each other in how perverse they could worship Baal-Peor/Satan.
In the bible the name Baal (master or lord) is commonly used as a reference to Satan and the counterpart to Baal was the goddess Asherah, the fertility goddess (she had different names in various nations such as Venus, Aphrodite or Ishtar but her role was still the same). A pillar or image of wood was set up alongside the altar to Baal, and was worshipped with libidinous and lascivious sexual practices. Originally the idol was worshiped as a symbol of the tree of life, but later it was perverted to mean the origin of life and was formed phallic in shape with the male organs of procreation. Ezekiel 16:17
Now Peor was an obscure local mountain peak in Moab, a place of gross idolatry were Balak brought Balaam to curse Israel and it means a gap, cleft, wide opening, i.e. woman’s vagina or other cavities in the body, so Baal Peor “Lord of the opening” is not just about one specific opening but all the openings of the body that could be penetrated or corrupted for worship through sexual purposes. Because the Canaanites worshipped sexual perversion so much they through great festivals to get everyone involved. Normally worshippers would prepare themselves before by eating lentils/ drinking beer and in turn would approach the altar of Baal to offer their sacrifice, (usually a child) squat down expose their back sides and defecate on the altar and then of into the groves for wild sex. While all sexual immorality gives homage to the god Baal, worshippers in the cult of Baal-Peor forfeited all human moral standards. In fact the more disrespectful animalistic the act the greater the form of worship. Baal-Peor worship was considered to be vile and obscene this was the heaviest end most degrading demonic form of idol worship available this was basically anything goes with no limits or restrictions.
– Then and now –
Baal is the strong man behind sexual perversion, his influence is still being mirrored throughout our society today – drunken orgies/ group sex/swinging, visiting temple prostitutes/ brothels, child sacrifices/ abortion, deviant sexual practices/ fetishes/perversions,mutilation/ self-harming, witchcraft/ drug abuse, asherah poles/ pole dancing, voyeurism/ cybersex/ dogging/dvd’s , defecating/ scat porn, sexual humiliation/ gonzo porn, etc. So not much has really changed since then, just improved technology. So basically, those men and women and even children who got involved in Baal-Peor worship had to debase themselves both physically and spiritually before the altar. Child sacrifice was a fundamental aspect of Baal worship. Baal was also similar to the pagan god Molech. Baal always goes after the next generation, trying to cut off the extension of God’s covenantal blessing and with so much sex going on then as there is now, there was an endless supply of babies ready to be offered up as sacrifice.
It doesn’t take much imagination to link Baal Peor worship with today’s ungodly oversexed society. Baal Peor worship teaches people to lose their inhibitions and self-control, those hooked on Baal worship could either participate or simply stand by and watch as they were enslaved to that ruling spirit.
Back then the focal point of worship was the altar or the Asherah pole, today that Altar is now our mobile phones, i pads, tablets or computers. 10 years ago it was the DVD, 20 yrs ago VCR, 30 yrs ago it was the girly mag before that it was the cinema, before that it was the mutoscope, before that it was the Gutenburg printing press, before that it was etched, carved or engraved into wood, stone or metal images, before that it was drawn or painted in caves. It doesn’t matter what we lust our eyes onto or prostrate ourselves in front of, it’s what we are prostrating ourselves to and the image we are worshipping. From simple nude figures painted by cave men to Gutenberg’s printing press to the Google search engine Satan has used every medium to his advantage.
–Where’s your Altar–
The altar is a way of getting you distracted, it can be whatever takes our focus off God. So what are the current day altars of Baal? Music channels, bars, discos, night clubs, lap dancing clubs, brothels, abortion clinics, strip clubs etc. When a stripper uses a pole she is re-enacting the sexual rites of Baal-Peor worship to entice men into ungodly sex. The stripper represents a temple prostitute. How many so called pop idols in occultic pop porn music videos act out this message through their performance and how many young girls are out there re-acting their favourite stars, emulating through dance the worship of Baal Peor as they act out the rites of oral sex, anal sex, lesbianism, group sex etc. Do not be deceived this is not about empowering women’s sexuality it is the recruitment and dedication of young girls to be temple whores as they seek to make men bow down, lust after and worship at the altar of Baal-Peor.
– No hiding place –
If you as a Christian clicks’, onto a porn-site, chat room, watch blue movies, fantasise, lust, masturbates or whatever, you are no different from an Israelite walking into his sex worship with a Moabite woman. You have just entered into a spiritual realm that is forbidden to you, out of bounds, A NO GO AREA. You have made a free will choice to disobey God and now Jesus can’t go in there to rescue you and you’re vulnerable for attack. You have taken off your spiritual armour that we read about in Eph 6, stepped out from under the source of your spiritual covering and now the demonic have been handed the legal rights to attack you. You have just wilfully walked into Satan’s back yard to play and have some fun, scripture doesn’t say that Satan is going to devour every Christian, only those who stray into his territory 1 Peter 5: 8
All men who view pornography are passively worshipping Satan, and they have absolutely no idea to what they are opening themselves up to, it goes beyond merely giving in to carnal desires, fulfilling lust or watching two broken people having sex for money. In effect they have tapped into the same spiritual power as those who practice Satanism, witchcraft, occult, drug taking, astrology, Ouija board, rebellion, black magic, clairvoyance, etc. Pornography is in fact Baal-Peor/Satan worship. Actually pornography is more dangerous because those who watch it aren’t even aware of the demonic influence surrounding porn and the power they have tapped into. If you are actively involved in pornography each time you participate; now it doesn’t matter if you view it once an hour, once a day, once a week , once a month, once a fortnight, once a month, once every six months or once a year each time you are taking communion with the demonic.
I bet you don’t go to Satan’s altar moaning about being dragged out of bed or end up slating his sermons, no you go already turned on, excited and aroused, overcome by the sheer thrill, and still you expect God to honour you for being disobedient, MEN WISE UP this can’t keep happening. Satan knows how to use pornography and how sex appeals to the most basic desires of men. Every website you surf, each dvd you watch, every magazine you flick through each time you masturbate and fantasize opens another door into deeper bondage. Satan hasn’t changed, he still wants to be worshipped, and all he has done is added a bit of technology, repackaged and rebranded his stumbling block to suit today’s society.
So, how many hours have you prostrated yourself in front of his altar? How many times did you sacrifice time with God, your wife and kids to worship at his altar? How low and how perverse did you sink to fulfil the desires of your flesh? If you are truly repentant God will forgive you from all of this, it’s still His character and nature to see you set free, forgiven and restored. Men, thank God right now that He is relentless in His pursuit after you. Click here for Who gets your worship? Prayer
The next time you go to watch to porn, listen to how Satan laughs and mocks God as you bow down to worship him AGAIN.
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“Hear, O Israel, Ye Approach This Day Unto Battle Against Your Enemies: Let Not Your Hearts Faint, Fear Not, And Do Not Tremble, Neither Be Ye Terrified Because Of Them. “Deuteronomy 20v3