Every time a sex scandal appears in the media someone desires to speak on the subject of oxytocin? The drug tested on voles to make a man become monogamous, instead of a sex-crazed man who cannot keep his hands off of more than one woman. Does this really work and is this the real problem?
As a non-scientist, I cannot speak on the subject of the validity of the drug on human beings. Humans are more than cells and chemicals dealing with a spiritual component for which there is no test. I am not ignorant of the fact that certain neurotransmitter drugs have been effective on treating or aiding people with social anxiety disorder and other such mental issues. So why am I speaking?
The Bible speaks about man’s kryptonite. Before you think it, kryptonite, is not word for word in the Bible and neither is trinity, but the concept is certainly visible. Solomon a man known in the Bible for great wisdom and a super player or having major swag like Derek Jeter, says this about an adulteress woman. “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil (Proverbs 5:3).” If that is not sensual than something is defiantly not working. Let’s try this “With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him. (Proverbs 7:21).” Read that again, slowly this time and then continue on.
What is a man to do? Run. I have personally run on a few occasions. Thoughts like sissy, real men don’t run, or what will my ungodly male counterparts think, may canvass the mind, however Christian men, should cast these thoughts down. Instead, our thoughts should be focused on Genesis 39. Genesis 39 records that Joseph runs from Potiphar’s wife who is trying to sleep with him. Running is not new. Personally, if Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, or Gabrielle Union was in the building? I would run. I know you may have words like weak, pathetic, but Joseph ran and Solomon used words like forced. What does that tell you? You cannot handle it. Jesus said, under temptation he gives us a way to escape. Why? Really? Escape. Yes! Escape! (1 Cor. 10:13).
It would take way too long to become plenary on this matter, so for now. Trust me. Run. You will be a whole lot better off, than waiting on some drug like oxytocin, which may assist, but give you another problem, like so many mental drugs do.
Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up. Proverbs 12:25
It is easy to say “don’t worry be happy” but without a cheerful word the saying becomes useless. “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Philippians 4:6
When worry visits you? Remember this blog and pray “Lord Jesus Christ get the devil off my back and tell him to cease with his words and open my ears to your message that says I can do all things in your name that strengthens me.”
*Note: worry is cancelled through prayer + praise to God, whose Spirit fills and settles down the believer.
Someone told me about a Christian defeated. I wondered who this man could be. I searched the scriptures ravenously and could not find where a Christian was not set free. I thought to myself if indeed this exist it must be outside the scriptures you see.
This man said, I saw churches destroyed and church homes demolished. I saw Christians placed in jail and even fired. Christians removed from the military and the Senate. I saw Christians mocked in the media and even losing ground on the moral issue of abortion and gay marriage.
I asked myself this man must be right. Christian’s have been defeated look at their plight. Really! Look at their plight. But out of the dark stood a man on the cross his name that continues to shake the nation. The name above all names. The King of kings and Lord of lords. He is the Wonderful Counselor and the Prince of Peace. Jesus is his name.
This man has accomplished what no other could do. He rose from the dead and set the captives free. See this man who said, Christians are defeated has forgotten that he has been made free.
Are you defeated? No! This can’t be. For into the grave shall all men proceed and those who know Jesus will wake up with everlasting life indeed.
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His Words, Not Mine Not Everyone Likes To Wrestle
Now that the election has been closed and a new chapter is beginning let us focus more upon the reaction God has with his people and that is to love him and our neighbor. We can be pleased to know that God’s position has not changed concerning sin and his position for us to pray for our leaders and this nation.
Love’s greatest expression is found in the testing soil of disagreement and division. Jesus while upon the cross, expressed this, when he said, “forgive them for they know not what they do.” Beaten and bruised Jesus demonstrated a response that gendered love.
Love is such a precious gift that when given to our neighbor can produce a magnificent power unlike any power on earth. Love never fails. Love is not prideful or boastful, rather giving until the bitter end so that all that may be used for God’s glory may be expressed.
As the presidential elections come to a close and the media and all manner of mankind is tuning into CNN and FOX NEWS we should be fervent in prayer. The Lord Jesus Christ answers the prayer of the righteous. Esther, before entering into the king’s presence called for a fast and prayer. She knew the power of God could be accessed this way. Today is no different.
From the first book in Genesis until the last book of Revelation God answers prayer and infiltrates every portion of life. There is no scene in which God is not found. He is found in politics. He is found in prayer. He is found in the church. He is found in the weather. He is found in healing. He is found in destruction. He is found in restoration of a nation. He is found in destruction of a nation.
Are you feeling the burn today? Are you passionate about participating in life? If not, you should be. God did not leave you here to be ambivalent. He left you here to impact the world. Go ye out into the nations of the world and be salt and light. Salt does not choose which food it affects. It affects all foods for which it is used.
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