Friday, September 25, 2020

Bible And The Holiness of Sex

Bible And The Holiness of Sex
Sex is romantic, tender, passionate, holy, reciprocal, fulfilling, and is about the Gospel.
Sex allows us to experience pleasure.
Love is mutual, exclusive, consuming, and beautiful.
Sex came from God and God has given good things to His children.
The expression shared between a married couple is akin to the love God has for us and gives us. His union with us is an extension of the union shared between husband and wife and is holy, fulfilling, and beautiful.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Why Did Being Naked Shame Adam and Eve

Why Did Being Naked Shame Adam and Eve

Prior to sin they were clothed in God’s glory, after eating the fruit it departed.
To be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Prior to the fall they were going to live forever, AKA life. They were both naked, but felt no shame, AKA peace.
When they ate the fruit God’s Spirit departed and they became aware of their minds, emotions, and bodies. They had sinned and thus felt shame.
All they had ever known was God’s glory, they felt the loss of God’s glory and Spirit from them and wanted to hide from God.
They were not what they were and ought to be to represent God to the rest of creation as His stewards. They were the first married couple.
The climate was perfect for them until they sinned and then they needed protection from cold, heat, or bad weather. They were naked and not ashamed before they sinned.
SATAN deceived them.

Friday, August 28, 2020

What is Boldness

What is Boldness
Courage, confidence, fearlessness, strength, zeal.
Attitude of strong confidence in God such that things are said and done openly without fear of the consequences. Trust in God, not man.
Willingness to venture out and do regardless of the barriers or fears we encounter.
God is in control, He is there within, and He will take care of us. We do not need to fear what others can do or say.
Remaining encased in fear allows obstacles to stop us so that the work and purpose of God remains undone.
When we have confidence in God we can venture beyond our limits, abilities, and comfort zones.
Surrender, let go and let God work.
Trust, let God do the driving.