Necrophilia- an erotic attraction to corpses.
My definition of Spiritual Necrophilia- an erotic attraction or affair to ones own personal junk, past and/or dead things.
As crazy and morbid as that sounds, many people are holding on to dead stuff and dead things that are damaging the mess out of them.
What is a dead thing? It's a relationship or an experience that is done! It is in the past and we got that dead thing plopped up on the couch, in our beds, or dragging that dead thing around with us wherever we go...We live with it like it's alive or like it happened yesterday.
That "dead thing" in our lives could be sin in your life. This sin produces nothing but death...
"And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death." -James 1:13-15
Oh, my friend, how I long to see you free! It's time to stop sleeping with dead things.
It's horrible because that person you're still holding on to might have already moved on already...and you're still with them in your head!
That "dead thing" in our lives could be anger or bitterness.
Beloved, we cannot get rid of real soul ties, the unforgiveness, the bitterness, the old relationship, the anger, the past bad experiences, or the bad habit because we're still holding on to IT instead of GOD!
That "dead thing" is whatever you know good and well is not producing any life in you.
We must seek JESUS to receive the freedom we're really looking for...it's not easy to let go, but it is indeed possible.
- The first step in dealing with our junk is first admitting and confessing that we even have junk...
- The second thing is making a resolve in your heart and mind to deal with that junk. Until you hate it, you will keep having an affair with it. Ask JESUS to heal Your "I DON'T WANT TO" to "I WANT TO" change...
...Ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to let Him search your heart and find what's even in there...Those dark closets and areas in the basement of your heart that no one knows about nor do you let anyone in on...
Once you allow God there, repent. Ask God for forgiveness. Ask Him to cleanse you, heal you, change you, mold you and breath new life into you.
- Third...be ready to MAKE WAR with your "dead thing"!
You can't have" cafe con leche" with the devil.
The devil does not play fair, so you must be ready to fight in prayer...
Have one or two spiritual WARRIORS not WORRIERS who will surround you in this season of dealing with your junk. Just someone that will commit to pray for you. They don't necessarily have to be with you holding your hand, but you need them to be filled with faith for you and praying for your freedom.
YOU MUST CUT IT OFF!
“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman (or man) with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell." - Matthew 5:27-30
I don't want to argue on what Jesus "really" or literally meant...
Look, he really MEANT what he meant, cut off whatever is causing you to sin!
Cut the things in your life that are causing your bondage.
IF its through Facebook that your X keeps getting in contact with you...then maybe you will have to cut off Facebook.
IF you are struggling with your weight and turn to food for comfort instead of GOD, then it will mean you cutting off bringing certain food into your home.
IF that means you can't shop at a certain store, because a certain someone works there and keeps flirting with you, then YES ITS TIME TO SHOP AT A DIFFERENT PLACE!
OBEDIENCE to God is inconvenient.
OBEDIENCE to GOD is COSTLY.
Obedience to GOD is Worth IT!
OBEDIENCE TO GOD will make you look crazy to others.
Obedience to GOD IS DIFFICULT.
Obedience to GOD is DEATH TO SELF.
OBEDIENCE to GOD is NOT self-seeking.
OBEDIENCE TO GOD will Bring A JOY this World Can't Offer.
OBEDIENCE TO GOD is SO REWARDING here on earth and in the life to come.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
There's so much more I can say...more than anything TIME with the LORD and HIS WORD will bring about your freedom.
So whether right at this moment, during your lunch break, right there in your car, alone in your living room or tonight while lying in bed, GET WITH JESUS! It's time to let Him in...
Pray this prayer...
"O Lord, you have examined my heart
and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
and when I rest at home.
You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
even before I say it, Lord.
Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life."
-Excerpts from Psalm 139
Here's a spoken word piece about the dead thing
my friend Preston was sleeping with...
"And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him." -Romans 12:1
Spend time with the LORD today! Don't run to liquor, don't run to food, don't run to weed, don't run into someones shoulder or bed, RUN INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD!
Here's a playlist (Click Here) to bless your soul as you seek God...
I encourage you to read Read Romans 7 and 8...
"When God lives and breathes in you (and he does, as surely as he did in Jesus), you are delivered from that dead life. With his Spirit living in you, your body will be as alive as Christ’s!
So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it a decent burial and get on with your new life. God’s Spirit beckons. There are things to do and places to go!"
-Romans 8:12-16 MSG
For your freedom, love your sis,