End Times Special Edition
Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight…having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin—2 Peter 2:13-14
Sisters, have you ever attended a party and right there as you sit and chat with your girls, you spot a tall, dark, and handsome guy that just walks into the room? Your heart begins to melt, your eyes indulge in this mesmerizing sight, your face is soooo blushing, and you are smiling on the inside as you’re taken away by this gorgeous elegance. Yeah, I think most of us can relate to having such an experience at least once in our lifetime. One may say: “Well, I am just admiring God’s creation,” God calls it “eyes full of adultery.” It’s not wrong to look, I mean there is a reason why God gave us two instead of one eye, so we can really really see; however, when our look takes us to the next level where the devil can capitalize on, we know something’s not right. It’s one thing to look at a handsome guy and then turn away, and it’s another thing to gaze at him to the point that your body starts reacting in a funny way (i.e. blushing, smiling, heart beating, etc.). And that’s usually, the time the devil pushes us to inquire more about the guy and get closer to him. And If this, few weeks later, will result in fornication, only God knows…Several passages in the Bible speak about the dangers of the eyes:
-There are six things the Lord hates—no, seven things He detests: Haughty eyes…
-Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—….the lust of the eyes….is not of the Father but is of the world.
1 John 2:15-16
-“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”|
The real problem is not to change the way we look at people, but to examine our heart. Adultery or fornication starts with the heart not the eyes, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man,” Matthew 15:19-20. When we do not walk according to the ways of God, our eyes will look at a handsome man, then our flesh will produce all lustful desires. On the other hand, when we have the fear of God, our eyes will look at the handsome man, right there, the Holy Spirit will caution us to look away, we obey by moving on.
We’re living in the last days, the devil is working overtime to find ways to weaken or discourage our spiritual life with Christ by designing different schemes to trap us. May our heart not to be captured. The closer we walk with Jesus, the further away we’ll be from sin and the more our heart will learn to submit to the leading of the Holy Spirit. Beware of eyes full of adultery.