Read through the book of Judges and you will find that in the Old Testament those who couldn’t control their penis were considered enemies of God. When the people of God drifted from Him they went to sex outside of his plan for them. They followed the gods of their neighbors, both sexual in nature, the Ashera’s and the Baals. The Ashera Pole was porn on a stick. It was a large totum pole that was carved into genitalia, or breasts. Porn isn’t new, it’s just more convenient. Today you just pull out your pocket porn,..I mean smart phone….but it’s not that smart.
From the Ashera Pole, they would go to Baal. It was church, but instead of worshiping at the altar, they would have sex on it. They could use their tithe money to get a shrine prostitute and do it right there for all to see or even join in on. Imagine, “hey son, you want to go to church tonight? I heard the Smith twins are going to be there, should be a great orgy.” From there it deepened into child sacrifice. 1. Porn 2. sex act 3. abortion. Very convenient. Sound familiar?
If you only play Christian you’ll end up playing with yourself. Get your self a good ol’ Genisis 17 circumcision. Come apart from them and be separate. Be Holy as He is Holy. Many don’t get pure because they haven’t gotten radical enough. Do what ever needs to be done. Get rid of your phone, computer, Facebook, or TV(you can have them all back after you sober up). Remove yourself from problematic geographical areas. Break up with friends or rather “friendenemies” that pull you down. Bad company corrupts good character, they gotta go. Do what ever it takes. Save yourself, then go back in and save them later when you’re good and strong. They’ll still be there, stuck in their crap as you work though yours.
Gideon, which means “Destroyer,” “Mighty warrior,” or “Feller (of trees)” in Judges 6 pulled down the alter of Baal and cut down the Ashera pole that belonged to his father and built an altar to the Lord on top of the same stronghold in an orderly manner. In doing so ushered in one of the greatest revivals in Biblical history. It wasn’t even Gideon’s porn, it was his fathers. Yet it was the barrier to a great move of God. It has to go so that we can be fully established in Him. That He might work through us. Sexual sin separates us from God. It fights for the place of worship in our lives. One must be torn down, the other built up, and God will show up. Right where you want Him to. In you,…then through you, as was Gideon, a catalyst of change.