Over the years I have not been a regular user of the Facebook platform but have recently spent some time on their. The main thing I see that is different than before are the amount of prostitutes and their Pimps parading their wares for wannabe patrons. This may have been happening a while I don’t know, but it is definitely one of the main things about FB these days.
I just want to make a few comments about this trend if I may.
What I see driving all of these tempters and temptresses is not just money though that is one thing they are chasing….and it is not just the personal details (data mining)of the individuals that hook up with them either….details that they can then sell to other more hard core porn sellers…..or use it to blackmail married men or Christian ministers etc….no the thing that drives all this industry (for that is what it is) is the deep human need to KNOW someone and to be KNOWN by that other person.
Gen 4:1 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.”
Only God can make such a wonderfully blissful experience between a man and his wife and simply state it like that….”Now Adam knew Eve”!!
On Facebook people want to be your friend….thousands of them. And then some want to know you more than just friends.
But it is all inverted.
The knowing that happens between a man and his wife is pure and holy and good and right having been designed by God the Creator. Both people have needs, but seek to meet each others needs together with God’s grace and presence involved in it all. God brings the two together in the first place in innocence and respect —both are a gift from God to each other.
Eve conceived a child from her union with Adam and said ” I have acquired a man from the LORD.”
Adam knew his wife Eve. He became one flesh with her –the two became one. From that UNION came forth a man child from God.
Apostle Paul said to the sex crazed Corinthians
1Co 6:15 Don’t you know that your bodies belong to Christ as his body parts? Should one presume to take the members of Christ’s body and make them into members of a harlot? Absolutely not!
1Co 6:16 Aren’t you aware of the fact that when anyone sleeps with a prostitute he becomes a part of her, and she becomes a part of him? For it has been declared: The two become a single body.
1Co 6:17 But the one who joins himself to the Lord is mingled into one spirit with him.
1Co 6:18 This is why you must keep running away from sexual immorality. For every other sin a person commits is external to the body, but immorality involves sinning against your own body.
1Co 6:19 Have you forgotten that your body is now the sacred temple of the Spirit of Holiness, who lives in you? You don’t belong to yourself any longer, for the gift of God, the Holy Spirit, lives inside your sanctuary.
1Co 6:20 You were God’s expensive purchase, paid for with tears of blood, so by all means, then, use your body to bring glory to God!
The sexual idolatry that was happening in Corinth with prostitutes at the local Temple on offer is exactly what is happening on Facebook these days. But there is NO KNOWING happening….no beautiful union with one you love and who loves you. Just LUST and EMPTINESS!!
Trying to get that INNER NEED for UNION WITH JESUS CHRIST met through outer physical senses will ALWAYS FAIL and only produce WIND and barrenness and emptiness.
1Th 4:3 God’s will is for you to be set apart for him in holiness and that you keep yourselves unpolluted from sexual defilement.
1Th 4:4 Yes, each of you must guard your sexual purity with holiness and dignity,
1Th 4:5 not yielding to lustful passions like those who don’t know God.
1Th 4:6 Never take selfish advantage of a brother or sister in this matter, for we’ve already told you and solemnly warned you that the Lord is the avenger in all these things.
1Th 4:7 For God’s call on our lives is not to a life of compromise and perversion but to a life surrounded in holiness.
1Th 4:8 Therefore, whoever rejects this instruction isn’t rejecting human authority but God himself, who gives us his precious gift—his Spirit of holiness.
When I see an outwardly beautiful person it does not stumble me at all. I realise that God gave that person their beauty and I appreciate Him for it. But I would encourage that beautiful person to see that what they really need is to find Jesus Christ as their inner LIFE and inner PERSON and to dwell and rest inside of UNION with Him–FULLY KNOWING and BEING KNOWN by Jesus in their SPIRIT first.
This is the mystery Paul wrote about to the Ephesians..
Eph 5:21 And out of your reverence for Christ be supportive of each other in love.
Eph 5:22 For wives, this means being supportive to your husbands like you are tenderly devoted to our Lord,
Eph 5:23 for the husband provides leadership for the wife, just as Christ provides leadership for his church, as the Savior and Reviver of the body.
Eph 5:24 In the same way the church is devoted to Christ, let the wives be devoted to their husbands in everything.
Eph 5:25 And to the husbands, you are to demonstrate love for your wives with the same tender devotion that Christ demonstrated to us, his bride. For he died for us, sacrificing himself
Eph 5:26 to make us holy and pure, cleansing us through the showering of the pure water of the Word of God.
Eph 5:27 All that he does in us is designed to make us a mature church for his pleasure, until we become a source of praise to him—glorious and radiant, beautiful and holy, without fault or flaw.
Eph 5:28 Husbands have the obligation of loving and caring for their wives the same way they love and care for their own bodies, for to love your wife is to love your own self.
Love your wife….Love your husband….devoted to each other….caring for each other….nurturing each other, respect….
This is what those semi naked dear ones really need and it starts with finding Jesus as your NEED FILLER first.
May I suggest you call on His beautiful pure name right now and ask Jesus to cleanse your heart and fill you full with Himself?
That is why such practices are called IDOLATRY….sexual immorality is idolatry —trying to make sex a god! A god is meant to meet your needs….but false gods CAN NEVER DO THAT. They will leave you empty– even MORE EMPTY THAN BEFORE. Flee the false god of sex into the loving arms and caring heart of Jesus Christ–who died that you might be forgiven–and rose from death that you might KNOW UNION WITH HIM and bear good fruit unto the Father – God the Creator of all things.