For Men Only
For Men Only – Young Men Mostly!
There is a “Great Commission” in the Bible. We know it well. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel…” There is also an original commission, sometimes called the original mandate. We do not take it quite as seriously.
God said, subdue the earth, the animals and fish
God said, be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth.
God said, eat your food by the sweat of your face.
Men, get married. Have children and make a living by using the good earth that God provided.
For any society to continue to exist, the young men have to choose the young ladies and court them and marry them. If/when that happens, the society will continue and grow and provide for the next generations. If/when that does not happen, the society will not continue to exist in healthy ways because families will not be established and children will not be born and nurtured and continue the process.
What are reasons why that may not be happening? When and if the masculine energies are siphoned off by prostitution, pornography, masturbation, and other sexual sins, or even laziness or selfishness, the process slows and/or ceases. God’s Word is ignored. Society is damaged and the original commission does not happen.
We are currently in a crisis for masculine integrity. There are plenty of male persons but very few real men. Afore mentioned improper sexual experiences have become normalized. They are not normal. They have never been. They will never be. They are the tactic of the enemy. They are destroying us. They are sin. To normalize sin is the wicked tactic of the enemy. We are not to be ignorant of his devices.
Many young women are afraid to date and marry because of known or feared sexual dalliances of the men. These behaviors can be successfully hidden for a time but eventually result in harmful behavior affecting all involved.
What impact do these behaviors have on the character of the men? Men cannot be men of Godly character while participating in improper sexual thoughts and behaviors.
Can you imagine Jesus falling prey to sexual indiscretion? Of course not. That would be preposterous. It should be just as preposterous in the life of a Godly man.
Real men are quite attracted to girls and women in healthy ways. God has made them beautiful and Godly men find them quite attractive BUT, Godly men never allow their minds to think thoughts about girls and women that are not Godly.
I have a wife. She is the only person in that category in my life. I reserve thoughts and actions of physical intimacy for her and for no else. That does not mean that I cannot have other women as friends. But friends are friends and not potential partners in intimacy. That line must be drawn in the mind and body.
How can I do that? How can you do that? Can we do that? We can. God has made girls holy. He has made them with characteristics of Himself that we as men do not possess and we will never fully understand. He has made them to be the mothers of us all. That is part of their high calling. He has given them a love that transcends ours. Their love is different from ours. Never take that for granted. Never.
Porn is despicable. Is it pretty? Some of it is. It gets my attention but cannot control me because I do not allow it to find a welcome into my eyes and mind. Sometimes I see it inadvertently – in a place of business or in an unexpected advertisement. I do not intentionally allow that sin to enter my eyes and mind.
The brain has an impulse center. It must have an impulse center. If danger threatens or if an accident is imminent that impulse center must quickly engage all energies. Porn and/or improper images (live or on screen) activate the impulse center.
The brain also has a logic center. Impulses that are not immediate danger must be rerouted to the logic center for processing through the Biblical grid to determine the action to be taken. Is this image healthy or is it poison?
Take every thought captive to the mind of Jesus Christ.
Do not allow destructive thoughts into your life.
Call sin, “sin” and stay away.
I write to you, little children, Because your sins are forgiven you for His name’s sake.
I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one.
I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.
I have written to you, fathers,
Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.
I have written to you, young men,
Because you are strong,
And the word of God abides in you,
And you have overcome the wicked one.
I John 2:12-14
What should you do?
Save your body and heart for marriage
I Corinthians 7 – Get married.
Proverbs 5 – Keep yourself only for your own wife/husband.
Proverbs 7 – Be free from all forms of porn and improper sexual behavior
“But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.”
I Timothy 6:11
Are you willing to answer God’s call to the original commission? To fulfill the Creator’s plan for His creation? That is His plan for you. It is your response to Him. It is His original commission. It is still His plan today.