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Topic: My Opinion on Lust and Love
The deeds of the flesh working in our members are simply lust :
Man is dual personality, meaning that he is both a physical and a spirit being. In man there is a fallen nature, too. He inherited his fallen nature from his first parents, namely, Adam and Eve, who disobeyed God Almighty’s command and fell from His glory, according to the Word of God. This fallen nature in man comes short of the requirements, or standard mark of God Almighty, namely “His Righteousness.” And as a result, in its battle for dominance over the Spirit, the fallen nature rebels against God Almighty’s and His righteous principles in His Word. And due to the lack of knowledge, man becomes most vulnerable to the unrighteous desires of the fallen nature working in his members; and we see the manifestation of the animal in man through the deeds done in his flesh. These deeds of the flesh can be appropriately classified as “lust.”
What you need to know about lust
Lust is defined as: (1) strong sexual desire, (2) any passionate desire or enjoyment, and (3) sensuous appetite regarded as sinful. (The Oxford Popular English Dictionary) We live in a beautiful, wonderful natural world that declares the glory of God Almighty [Psalm 19], and there is no gainsaying about this. But there is another world of lust which needs to be understood, and this is what I am writing about in this my Opinion Post. My opinion post is based upon the Word of God so it is authentic and thus reliable. If I might define the term “lust” I should use the biblical command and definition of it, which should serve as an inspiration to you. It is found in the book of 1 John 2: 15-17 and it says, “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” Unlike the natural world which still stands out as an expression of His glory: and is in perfect harmony with all of God Almighty’s creation; the invisible inner world of lust in man, is in opposition to the Father; and His Holy Spirit within man, as well as, His divine principles man must adhere to in order to establish and maintain a right relationship with the Heavenly Father. Therefore lust of the flesh is the number one contender against the will and purpose of God Almighty, for man. Lust in its initial stage starts from the things we see, hear, smell, taste and feel, and eventually become attracted to them either at first sight or as times goes by. Yes, people, places, animals, and things do appeal to our five senses at times, but if we pray and ask God Almighty to lead us out of that particular temptation when tempted He certainly will. The bottom line is that no man can escape being tempted, but God has given man power to overcome it in Jesus’ name. However, God Almighty is no dictator, and as such, He has given every man his own free will and the power to choose, but He also made man aware that choices have serious consequences. For example, there will come a day when “God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ….” [11 Corinthians 2:16]
Why one should not love the World and its lusts
In our InJew Culture in Christ, we are not permitted to love the world neither the things that are of it because God Almighty in His infinite wisdom says so through His Word. Thus if one fails to adhere to the heavenly Father’s command, and instead, choose to love the world, then it is ample proof that the love of the heavenly Father is not in him. And if the love of God Almighty is not in him/her, then he/she is obsessed with the love of world, and temporal things pertaining to it. One’s choice on one of the two options would certainly prove if he/she is loyal and committed to serving God Almighty or not. It is as simply as this. God Almighty will judge every man for what he has done in his own body, and choosing lust has serious consequences in any and all kind of relationships. Lust is that strong desire that we tend to follow and fulfill even by looking at an object and having a strong desire to have it, him, or her, for example, a vehicle, a woman, a man, a gorgeous outfit, other, just to mention a few. Lust has become a modern day societal norm, especially because of the fact that the love of God Almighty (Jehovah or Yahweh) has become waxed cold in the hearts of men and women. And multitudes of men and women who have allowed it, or gave lust the right of way in their daily life and lifestyle have suffered severely by it in their life time. And unlike some who have reached a point of no return, multitudes of others have been returning back to God Almighty, who is always there to receive such ones with open arms, and showering them with His unconditional love, as they surrender their whole being with its lust to Him, by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. Please do not get me wrong, God Almighty wants His people who serve Him to be rich, to walk in His abundance, but instead of lusting and chasing after riches of this world, He says, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. [Matthew 6:33] So poverty is a curse, and poverty is not associated with Yahweh, our God Almighty. To get rid of poverty, we believers need to allow God to change our mind set.
Lust has become the order of the day
Lust has become the order of the day and we see it in its many forms in our modern day societies. It is manifested through the actors in their various roles at theaters; super stars in movies; clubs; night spots; in the videos promoted by entertainment industry; and in magazines, portable storage devices, such as CDs and DVDs, other electronic media, and by some adults and young people in the streets. Lust In my opinion is a major contributing factor to the increasing ills in our societies, for example, corruptions, left, right, and center by officials who hold key positions in the public and the private sectors right down to those at the grass-root level. It starts from the highest to the lowest order i.e., from stealing of public funds; trafficking illegal drug; human, and human body parts trafficking; fixed deals to win matches in sports, to those petty shop lifters; and the chain snatchers in the streets. What else if not lust, caused the young man who ingested two pounds of cocaine and was caught at an international airport recently?
The point of no return
Lust due to the love of the pride of life, has caused many a man in his attempt to gain the whole world, perhaps in a day, to lose his soul. The get rich syndrome has driven some to the extreme where they worship the creature, rather than the Creator, who made them. Thus because of this lustful obsession by some, the thought of God is extinct from their minds and their thoughts; and from this point onwards the real danger lies ahead. It lies ahead since their lustful passion intensifies and they are transformed into human monsters, who would move anything or anyone out of their way to get what they want. These monsters of ingratitude will go to the extreme where they would kill their own parents and love ones to get their wealth. But what shall it profit a man to gain the whole world, and loose his soul? What shall a man give in exchange for his soul? These biblical principles are so true and right and they appeal to man’s conscience, that if not smeared with a hot iron, as it were, he would stop in his tracks, re-examine his life and lustful motives and perhaps redeem himself by the grace of God Almighty, just in time before he destroys himself.
Lust drove a man to mingle with the dead
Lust is limited to one’s lifetime. And his world of lust passes away with him when he, (that particular person) passes away. But what is it that the man, who has lived his lifetime accumulating the things he has been lusting after, carries with him when he dies? I have attended funerals and even bury the dead; and have not seen any of them taking their possessions with them, save a piece of jewelry or two. And what good would that be to them anyway? The incredible, but true thing about lust is to view the scene on television; or read about it in the news, where the person who was buried with his/her jewelry was robbed of them and their body dumped in the burial ground. Lust has no limits; it is incredible true that about five years ago a man, who had always lusted after a young woman, who never took him on, attended her funeral and returned to the scene, sometime during the night, took her body out from the tomb and had sex with the dead. The police on arriving on the scene caught him with the dead woman and when asked what he had to say, he said, “Offica a din get sh wen she bin alive, but a get sh when sh dead.” He was arrested and put in the lock ups; and subsequently taken to the observation ward of a hospital before charges were made. I do not know what happened afterwards even though I was interested in hearing the outcome of that story. However, in my opinion he was not mad, he was obsessed with a spirit of lust.
A.Lust taken to the extreme: – A ‘junkie’ among two detained Police have detained two men suspected of digging up the corpse of a 14-year-old girl from a Corriverton, Corentyne cemetery and sexually violating her remains. Shocked residents who were strolling through the area around 06:30 hrs yesterday discovered the nude corpse outside its tomb. Police sources said that there were […]Girl’s corpse removed from tomb, sexually violated
The opposite of lust is love without conditions
In our InJew culture in Christ, the word of God is our rule and practice, especially the New Testament. I am not perfect, but I am seeking perfection by the grace of God Almighty Jehovah (Yahweh His Hebrew name), through Christ Jesus. Instead of “lust” which is against His will for my life;” I choose the “love” of God Almighty because through the Word of God, I receive the assurance that if I fulfill the will of God Almighty for my life: I will stand with the righteous on the Day of Judgment and beyond.
My link to full post : https://blessupebookstore.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/but-there-is-another-world-of-lust-which-needs-to-be-understood-and-this-is-what-i-am-writing-about-in-this-my-opinion-post-my-opinion-post-is-based-upon-the-word-of-god-so-it-is-authentic-and-thus/
And this Word gives me a sense of value to distinguish “lust” from God’s true, pure and unconditional love. Also, the Word “he that doeth the will of God, abideth for ever” gives me a sense of belonging, identity, a sense of purpose for living and for loving others with the love of God Almighty— the merciful, the compassionate, the forgiving, and the faithful One. To Him be praise.
I just ran into the link below, and thought that it my be of great help to someone, who wants to know the difference between “lust” and “love,” and are ready to act on his or her uncomfortable situation…. I pray that you will find it a source of great help. Please remember that you can do all things through Christ who gives you the strength. Amen.