If you just stay on point and have patience, God will work it out, is what the throwback preachers use to say until the rumor mill began to turn and it was discovered that many of those throwback preachers were laying to much of the hands on Mrs Parker while Mr Parker was at work.
Richard Pryor classic 70s film ” Which Way Is up” showed how temptation can arouse the human nature of any person if goes unchecked and will increase the sensual pleasures in the mind that end up inflaming the loins
This is why missionaries and evangelizers were advised not to conduct bible studies or make return visits to individuals of the opposite sex alone, since countless incidents occurred in the field ministry that created drama and violence inside the congregation. We have to be alert to subliminal sin and study the Word of God daily, while praying for strength from the father and follow the ministry of Christ so the Holy Spirit can give us strength to divert our eyes, heart and mind away from disobedience.
There is a lyric from a pop group called Poison that states “They say the heart only wants what it can’t have, so I guess your hand in mine will never fit, cause if I could find my heart inside this empty frozen chest, put out the fire in my eyes”. This is clearly why the Lord told his Apostles in Matthew 26:40, Mark 14:37 and Luke 22: 39-46 to stay awoke and be on the watch, like your on the frontline of the battlefield Spiritual Warriors and Disciples of Christ. We have to be attentive and steadfast in prayer and remember that YHWH is looking and examining the whole world and when individuals are not spiritually trained and prepared to divert your eyes and ears away from temptation than it is best you stay away from enticements at all costs since the flesh is weak.
Many denominations and organized religious groups do their members a dis-service when they don’t regularly warn the congregation about the temptations and lustful urges of mankind that the ancient shepherds of the Faith went through like were experiencing in our generation. It is very important for those taking the lead over the congregation to address the issues plaguing the body of Christ since the Word of God chronicles the badness and disobedience of individuals before and after the generation of Noah. The book of Genesis explains how the patriarch Abraham and his son Issac had to lie to the king because of the fear of being murdered by unfaithful men who found their wives very beautiful. In later chapters, we learn about the rape of Jacob daughter Dinah and attempted homosexual assault of the sons of God in the land of sodom. Nothing is hidden from the eyes of the Lord and the writers of the 66 books of the bible had to write truthfully about the triumphs and struggles of past generations since future generations will use the scriptures as a roadmap and guiding light in a world filled with darkness and corruption. King Solomon spoke extensively about harlots and the strange woman but many passages have been re-written and watered down to include false doctrines and gnostic teachings that does not build up the Faith and theological insight needed to draw closer to the True God.
The Hebrew scriptures warns that lucifer and his demons move to and fro upon the earth and the fallen angels are not the only heavenly spirits closely examining the conduct of humankind. The book of Exodus mentions a powerful Spirit in the clouds protecting the Israelites during their trek through the wilderness and prophecies that foretold of the Messiah and his presence on earth to save the Israelites from pharisees and sadducees with their hypocritical mosaic teachings and unbiblical traditions that many religious denominations have inculcated in their worship today.
The power of the loins can not be measured or under estimated since the male and female anatomy have been wonderfully made to give pleasure and comfort. So I urge all brothers and sisters within the Nation to never let any denomination shame you from loving your wife or husband since Ephesians 5:25 says “husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”. This passage is applied to both men and women since a bond between husband and wife is a lifetime commitment and temptation and lust is constantly thrown at the marriage bed. It takes two mature adults with steadfast prayer and confession of their shortcomings to the Father to get past the difficult times. The church is the foundation to establish a moral and upright lifestyle and we have seen or experienced what can happen when lust overtakes the heart and a husband or wife commits adultery. King Solomon says in Proverbs 12:4 “an excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones” once again this passage can be applied to both genders and it takes willpower and fear of bringing reproach to your Faith and labeled a hypocrite because you didn’t walk away when put in a compromising position. When two mates study the Word of God together and communicate regularly, than temptation when it hits, can be spoken of openly and honestly since guilt can eat away at the fabric of a marriage.
We have to rely heavily upon the power of the True God and understand that morality can be achieved when the Holy Spirit takes over and guide those who seek repentance from sinful desires. Religion has changed the way mankind seeks the True God for assistance and false spiritual teachers and untrained Christian ministers rarely mention adultery, fornication, lust, homosexality and incest but allow those who have slept with married women, young boys, and borne children out of wedlock continue to preach without seeking repentance. Just scandalous and foul how these men and women who have great responsibility within the church, continue to keep their title and position when they have brought reproach to the ministry of Christ. It is no wonder that the youth of our generation are not coming back to the Faith to congregate and get their spirits refreshed but instead are indulging in a disobedient lifestyle and homosexual relationship.
Now as I have brought out, sex isn’t sinful and the Creator didn’t prohibit this full contact excercise between husband and wife but does warn about adultery in Hebrews 13:4 when says “let marriage be held in honor among all, let the marriage bed be undefiled for God will judge the immoral and adulterous”. We have to quit watering down the teachings found in the bible so we won’t offend those who are loaded down with sin and get the body of Christ in order, since the Hebrew Scriptures details the consequences of disobedience in Noah’s generation and how wickedness and sin can take control and destroy all forms of righteousness.