Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church
Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022
My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Young Adult Ministries
Becoming a resource for homeschooling families, we are starting our own school this fall. It is a university model, two days a week with a chapel, real teachers, tutors and a language arts program.
We want to build ministries that support those who are already bringing the kingdom into the school systems. We want to help adopted kids and those taking care of young men an women coming out of the foster care system.
WE WANT TO BUILD MINISTRIES THAT ARE RESCUING THE RESCUERS AROUND US
Because the world is after our kids and we know it.
Don’t believe what you see
“Historically robust economy”
“It’s mostly a peaceful riot”
“You don’t get corona if you are vaccinated”
“There are no side effects”
“Gay pride events are healthyfor children.”
1 John 3:7
Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous;
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
The sexualization of our kids and how the globalists of the world are blatantly coming after our kids while saying they are not is part of the ramp-up to Revelation. What the Bible describes is a global one-world world government where everyone is enslaved to the Antichrist and the only way you can survive is to be the enemy of God Himself.
1 Corinthians 15:33
Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”
From a new sexual standard for norm to where they think they can handle or be in certain environments
Then they are victimized in those places.
They are accused–blamed for being willing participants in the victimization itself.
You asked for it because you drank at the party.
That’s called Victim Blame.
The second thing they do is say there is no crime at all.
We have to live with a situational awareness and an emotional intelligence that is spirit-filled, word-of-God based, and is Kingdom-driven because Jesus is involved in all of it.
The spirit of accusation has manifold objectives. It’s first aim is to destroy you.
The devil is not only a liar who seeks to deceive us, a tempter who seeks to ensnare us, and a murderer who seeks to kill us. He is an accuser who seeks to condemn us.
The very name Satan means “accuser.”
Hence we read in Revelation of
“the accuser of our brothers . . . who accuses them day and night before our God.”
Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died — more than that, who was raised — who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us.
The sexual revolution of the 60s
What they offered and promised
Americas favorite pastime is now pornography.
The year was 1953, and Hugh Hefner had just published the first copy of Playboy.
Although the magazine only offered still images, the growing popularity of Playboy meant that pornographic imagery was becoming increasingly available to the public.
Flash forward to the 1980s, and VCRs suddenly made it possible for people to watch movies at home. Instead of having to go to sketchy movie theaters, consumers just went to the back room at their local movie rental place. Sure, they still had to go out to find it and get their IDs checked, but porn was even more accessible than it ever had been.
And then the internet happened.
Once porn hit the web in the 1990s, nothing but a few clicks stood between anyone with an internet connection and the most graphic material available.
For the first time in history, people could watch anything they wanted, whenever they wanted, from the comfort of their own home. Add to that the dawn of the smartphone a decade later, and boom—porn was more available, accessible, affordable, and anonymous than ever.
Online porn was “big business” in a way the world had never seen.
Pornhub, one of the leading porn sites in the world, claimed that in 2019 it had 42 billion visitors with 39 billion searches performed. That’s 115 million a day—almost 5 million an hour, and almost 80,000 a minute—and that’s just one site.
To put that in perspective, in the time it takes you to read this article, that one porn site will have recorded more than 200,000 visits, according to their own estimates.
As for 2019 uploads to the site, PornHub estimates 12,500 gigabytes per minute—enough to fill the memories of every smart phone in the world.
88 percent of all pornography includes some form of terrible violence.
As few as 1 in 3–and as many as 9 in 10–porn videos depict sexual violence or aggression.
It’s on our government
It’s in our schools
It’s in our streets
It’s even in our churches. They are having drag queen shows and exposing that to their kids.
What is this? How do we answer it. What do we do? Where can we have hope?
I’m going to help you with this today.
DEEP RELIANCE IN GOD
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
“We think you ought to know, dear brothers and sisters, about the trouble we went through in the province of Asia. We were crushed and overwhelmed beyond our ability to endure, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die.
DEEP RELIANCE IN GOD
2 Corinthians 1:8-10
But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.”
The first real sexual revolution was the word of God going the Roman culture.
Rome in the fourth century had no fewer than 45 public brothels.
* Roman sexuality was about violent male dominance
* Roman sexuality accepted pedophilia
What happened when the church finally prevailed?
They constrained predator men
We’re here today as Christians as living proof that those brave people outlived and outlasted the sexual culture of the day they lived in.
1 Corinthians 5:6
Paul connects sex to our doctrine of the Church: ‘A little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough.’
1 Corinthians 6:11
He connects it to our understanding of salvation: ‘You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified.’
1 Corinthians 6:15
He links it to our humanity and how we live together (anthropology): ‘Your bodies are members of Christ’
and then a few verses later,
1 Corinthians 6:19
‘your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit’
He connects it to eschatology AND LOOKING FOR THE RETURN OF KING JESUS
1 Corinthians 6:19
‘The time is short’
Paul is continually drawing us back to the theological reasons for Christian sexual ethics, rather than simply giving the Corinthians a list of ‘dos and ‘don’ts.’
A BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING OF OUR SEXUALITY IS A KINGDOM ISSUE
The biblical story of Numbers 25.
This sexual revolution is taking place and there is no way to jump into bed with these girls without worshipping their God’s
“..and the people began to stray after Moabite women. And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods; and the people ate, and they prostrated themselves before their gods.”
The march forward into the Promised Land is stopped. Everything is derailed. People don’t know what to say or how to answer this thing. It’s the new norm. Marriages are breaking. Faith flies out the bedroom window and a plague breaks out in the camp that kills 24,000 people.
And into this scene steps the leader of the tribe of Simeon with a woman who is the daughter of the tribal leader of the Moabites. He takes her into a tent, presumably to consummate the relationship. Phinehas, the grandson of Aaron, steps forward with a spear and impales them both to ground in an act of unbridled zealotry.
He tears down the tent shows it to everybody.
IT IS UNCOVERED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AND THE PLAGUE STOPS
In times like this, you do not yield to the political leaders. You step into priesthood!
Priesthood will impale it to the floor and say, “This plague must stop!”
SANCTIFICATION IS THE ROAD TO HOLINESS
The action or process of being freed from sin or purified.
“The process of sanctification takes deliberate action on our part.“
Holiness is when God is in something
Hebrews 13:4 AMP
Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored)…
God can only sanctify and make holy what we offer to him.
Ashamed of past mistakes or actually held captive by past abuses?
Go into the tent and impale that thing into the ground so that the plague will stop.
Married sex should not be an oxymoron.