What’s waiting on the other side of Temptation?

     My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing (James 1:1-4)

  Every Christian believer goes through this in their lives. And at different times the level of the temptation is greater or lesser. But why? Why aren’t all temptation trials weighted the same? Why is that man so strong against sleeping with the hooker on the corner but on this day he still ends up sweeting trying to stop from fulfilling his lust for porn? Or why does that woman so easily stay faithful to her husband against every man that has approached her in clubs but yet on this day can’t find the strength to stay away from her co-worker or x boyfriend? We can put into place tons of different things not just lust because temptation is more than just lust but its still the same question. Why does the level of intensity change? 

The simplest reason and most common to see is the clear temptation. The one where the door has the picture on it , words spelled out, warning signs glowing in neon. You know exactly what it is. You know exactly why you showed up and why you are opening the door. You have no remorse about it and it’s most commonly seen in teens that are ruled by their hormones. While these types of temptations are real they don’t hold much rewards if one doesn’t open the door in that situation. In fact most of the time it can “seem” they only hold rewards by giving in to them. That’s because this temptation was created by that person almost solely. They sought after it, worked out the plan, and basically already planned for how they are going to do it again long before they have completed the first. These temptations hold very little rewards because they don’t require much, if not any temptation. So there is no trying of your faith to gain any rewards from. Basically they are the architect of their own trials. 

The second example is based largely on one’s situation. What if today is the day when that 6 month sober alcoholic lost his mother, the same day where that husband and wife fought about the same issue they have for 5th time, or simply the 15th time you have said no to something you don’t need and each time you do it takes a piece of you and now you have very little strength left?  This is how it works. This is the environment clause that sets up trials. These types of temptations are normally the hardest to spot. Because instead of the temptation waiting in front of the door, it’s behind the door unseen until you open it. To you this is like any other day. For you, you have no idea that this is going to be the day where everything you think of is based on that temptation you have fought so hard to keep in check. Every song, Tv show, dream, phone call and or text message leads you to this great door. You don’t have to plan it out, it just happens. And for some reason it stronger, stronger than its ever been. The same temptation a year ago you defeated but it’s back stronger than ever. Why? Because it has been strengthened by the environment it has placed itself in. Why do you think temptation is less during church hours than in any other. Not saying it goes away but you are stronger during those hours or on that day. But the moment the environment or situation changes the door becomes more visible. This is where you know that the rewards will be greater if you overcome. The intensity of the temptation hints to the rewards that are waiting. But if you fall, it also has an equal amount of consequences as well. Basically the size of the door represent both the size of the rewards and consequences alike. They both reside in a equally sized rooms waiting behind two separate doors. 

The last thing you have to remember during trails or temptation is your role. As humans we place ourselves as a separate thing from the door of temptation. In most cases we would be right. But sometimes the scariest thing is to understand that you may be that very door. You instead of being tempted are the door tempting others. Not just in lust but in anger, in jealousy and many other things. We are quick to place the blame on the trial or temptation but we must be careful to examine ourselves to make sure we aren’t manifestation of the door tempting others. Deep inside we look at Satan and blame him but sometimes we do his work for him and we actually put on his mask to become the tempter for another. That’s a scary thought and one that most don’t like to accept but it’s true. In fact if you look back on your life I’m willing to bet you have served as the door for another, we all have at one time or another if we are honest with ourselves. 

So what do we do? The first thing is to assess the situation you are in. Identity the type of temptation you are going through. Remind yourself of what is waiting for you if you defeat this. Don’t let the joys of given in be the only thing ruling your mind. And most importantly identify what role you play in it. Your role can prevent you from successful defeating the temptation. If you go in thinking you are merely the contestant you can easily loose. Sometimes you have to understand when you are the door and take responsibility for being that to other. This way your approach would be different and you have a better chance at not just helping yourself but helping another. Most importantly, don’t let one moment define your self worth. Know that rewards can come at different times, so can punishements. But it all still works together to help make you a better, stronger person. None of us are perfect but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight to be.  

Did you know that Porn can cause Erectile dysfunction.  


Men, among all the other things that you face as you get older, one of the things you don’t need in a marriage is ED. Counter to most belief, avoiding porn doesn’t just help your relationship with God but it helps your relationship with you wife. Most people would think porn can be used to spice up things as a way to justify it. It’s a sin, bottom line. Lust against your soul is the most alarming. We don’t really listen to this all the time because we don’t instantly see the results of such sins during our life. However, now we know it has an effect on your active present life and your marriage. What studies have shown is that porn pushes the mind’s sexual drive levels to higher levels past the level it needs to be for normal reactions of the body. Basically your wife’s body and action aren’t enough because your brain has convinced itself it needs no less than the porn to even give the male body the push it need for a erection. This is ammo you can use if you are a porn addict. If you care about your wife and your marriage, porn is definitely not what you need. It’s like steroids. You would avoid it to protect your manly parts, right? Then this is no different. No matter how much logic the world puts in favor of porn it’s a reason why God warns us of lust. The world will tell you it’s fine and helps things but at the end of the day the “wages of sin is death”. There is only one payment it takes, it never gives back. 

Christ already opened the door…Not man!

If you can ever get this simple truth it will free you from all that you have ever felt wrong with organized religion or man’s influence in churches. 

“LONG BEFORE THERE WAS A CONCEPT OF THE TRINITY, A ONENESS DEBATE, A MORMON, OR JEHOVAH’S WITNESS, SALVATION WAS ALREADY FREE, AVAILABLE, AND GIVEN TO ALL THROUGH CHRIST.”

 Stop and think about this! Really think about it! Put aside you assumptions, fears , and or biaisness. Do you really understand the weight of this statement?  I truly believe God has allowed me to see this fact that has existed for thousands of years and yet not focused on enough by his people. I pass this too all who will listen, not as new revelation but a reminder of His doctrine not man’s. Mankind are the ones creating theories and new doctrine to make themselves more relevant. To make others look up to them as if they have more knowledge. They strike with great anger at any who challenges their ways because they hold on to it as need for affirmation. All along they’re souls of men that are confused and feel lost when they see for themselves the existing holes in the ways of men which is taught as God’s doctrine instead of what it is…man’s doctrine. We only need God’s Only Begotten Son, Christ who died and was raised up to bring us salvation, forgiveness, and a New Convenant so we may love our God with all of our strength, mind, and body and love our neighbors as oursleves. This is salvation and the only way and truth we will ever need per God’s doctrine. If we truly believe AND do then our past sinful life will not be acceptable to us to live in anymore. We will seek holiness for He is holy and we will seek to worship Him in spirit and truth as we are baptised in His name and go forth preaching HIS gospel throughout the earth. Amen!


I’m a Christian follower…period!

Way too many times have I seen so called Christ followers focus on labels of men more than that which they are identified by God. Catholics, Baptist , Jehovah’s witness, Church of Christ, Mormons,  etc. It all sickens me to hear and see so many followers of the bible and Christ separate and segregate people into groups and denominations which have never been justified by God to do so. In fact, instead of claiming that God has chosen your denomination above all others, just remember that if you were that chosen group you would have been easily identified in the book of Revelation by your name. But we all know that no specific denomination was ever mentioned and try as you might to push your denomination into a implied state of identification in Revelation the biggest fact is that the word “Church” never did mean building or denominations. It only means groups of believers or simply the people who believe. You can name your building or group anything you want in attempt to force feed a implied prophecy on yourself but it doesn’t work that way. In fact it only proves you aren’t that church if anything. There is neither Greek or Jew anymore so what makes you think there is a denomination? News flash, it’s the same principle, if there is only Christ …this applies to his people in denominational disputes as well. It can’t be expressed any harder, there is only Christ, those who follow him. I’ve heard things like ..”we don’t associate with none Jehovah witnesses” from jehovah witnesses…Wow but they are at your door to do that very thing. I heard.. “Salvation is only giving if it’s blessed by a priest as a Catholic” from Catholics.Wow, what about Salvation found in no other but Christ? I mean I could go on to the Athan Creeds of the trinity declaration of biased belief and much more but I think you get my point. We will never be who he comes for separated and disillusioned about the so called importance of a man made denomination vs Our ONLY identity given,…Christ followers.

Without sin, is it even possible?

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So can we? Can we be without sin? And when I say “without sin” I don’t mean forgiven sins you daily mess up on. What I am talking about is getting to a point where our lives have no habitual sins, consistent sin, and or disobedience to his word that I need to ask for forgiveness for? We will see pastors speak about sinful acts and rituals of man that saturated in sin all the time. But the word of God cuts like a double edge sword. It cuts the person who uses it and the person it’s used against. Just when you speak out against Masons and Eastern star members who have pagan and satanic symbols that represent them, you find that the symbol of the cross isn’t Christian by origin but pagan. Just when preach against Halloween and it’s origins that are that of Satanism and Pagan roots you look down on your feet and find Nike shoes who’s symbol is that of pagan idol goddess. Outside the church.. one man can look upon two men kissing and bring out the Bible showing where this is against scripture but then go home and watch porn of two women doing the same thing and now he is just as guilty of the same act in the eyes of the scripture but he doesn’t see it like that. Another can walk down the street and preach against racist white men and women, and yet they themselves won’t date outside of their color nor allow their children to do the same thing.

I’m not saying that all these things aren’t sins based on scripture because they are without a doubt.  However, the more I dig the more I find wrong with the world and even me. The months of the year, days of the week all named after pagan gods to honor them. You could make the case that just by continuing to use and acknowledging these names you are honoring the gods that they were named after. The Bible never names the days of the week outside of the Sabbath. Why are we? Even the names of our planets honor false gods. What do I do with that? Rename them after Christian followers??? The candles you blow out on the cake is a ritual to honor a pagan god that was assigned to that day and month who is to grant you a wish and protection on your day of birth. This is why they say “make a wish and blow out the candles”. This world is truly saturated in evil and false gods and rituals that based on scripture keep us in sin. This is why we have to be separate from the world. But what does being separate involve? How far do you have to go to be free of some sort of sin you are committing? This is why denominations that point fingers at other denominations really aren’t any better than the other. In some way or another the same sin they say other denominations aren’t answering to, you can find 2 or 3 more connecting actions that is being done by them that link back to that very same sin in some way and most of the time they don’t even know it or rather accept it.

I have searched so hard for a path that I believed would lead me to a point of growth where sin would not exist in my actions and path that I walked outside of a momentary lapse mistake. I have grown to understand that this doesn’t exist for humans if you live and work in this world. Even some car names are based on false gods so should I not drive it anymore now? Bottom line should we should just go ahead and sin then? No, God forbid. But I do feel that if you seek to be perfect in deeds and actions living in this body you will be surely proven wrong every time. Even the disciples themselves struggled with sin even after walking with Christ and being filled with God’s Holy Spirit. So if they continued to struggle against it we have no hope of avoiding this same fate while here on this earth. 

What I see is the answer for today is to just accept that we all sin and share the same sins even if we don’t know it. Ask for forgiveness and have understanding on others sin and position they are in on this day. This doesn’t mean to ignore sins or give the approval of sin done by others or yourself. It means to understand while you may not be doing someone else’s sin specifically, you just might be guilty of others that lead back to that sin or greater. We all fall short and I have yet to meet one single person that has a normal physical life that sin can’t be found in their life on a regular bases. Please introduce yourself if you exist!

No man gets to the Father except through Christ.

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With the world in turmoil and doubt it’s so important that we remain steadfast. There is no salvation found in anyone but Christ.”..Acts 4:12. Not Buddha, not Muhammad, not Brahma or any other religion on earth. There is but one True God and one Christ Yeshua of Nazareth. If we aren’t careful, one can get caught up in a “color” god or a media made famous god of the moment. Most importantly our God has no equal nor does his Son. They don’t share spotlights with other false gods( just asked the false god dagon.. 1 Samuel 5:4) because the person was popular on earth. Nor does God excuse participating in woreship of those false gods (Daniel chapter 3) and especially not for the sake of trying to honor popular sport players, actors, or any other mortal man or woman. We think because they played a sport, was on tv, or radio that they have knowledge about who the One True God is and the one he sent and they don’t. Most importantly the word “God “isn’t his name so it doesn’t matter how many different ways a culture can spell or pronounce the word “God”. His name is yhwh(Yaweh the “I am”). If fifteen gods were called god this doesn’t make them Yahweh. And without his Son Yeshua you have no hope in reaching him in the first place. My hero’s and brethren are those who have the same Father as me and has the blood of his Son covering them, what about you? Choose who you serve and stand with him against an eternity if you are wrong. For me and my house..I will serve the Lord!!