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Overcoming the Spirit of Perversion

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Sermon shared by Mike Fogerson

September 2011
Summary: The spirit of whoredom & perversion often work hand in hand. These spirits have captured & captivated much of Europe and America’s young people.
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
A The spirit of whoredom & perversion often work hand in hand.
1 These spirits have captured & captivated much of Europe and America’s young people.
a Nearly every celebrity & sports figure that children demigod have be demonized by these two spirits.
aa Tiger Woods, Michael Jackson, etc.
bb Amanda Knoxx in Italy (Sexually assalted & murdered a young woman)
b Africa is littered with mass graves from people who died of the AIDS virus.
2 Maybe you’re saying, “This is not my problem. I’ve never visisted a prostitute, pornography is not a problem I struggle with, faithful to my wife/husband, etc.”
a At the heart of the matter not a spirit of whoredom/perversion . . . but idolatry.
aa Anything that takes over you life can become an idol.
bb Career, money, sports, a person, food, a worthy cause or project, TV, hobbies or sex.
b 1 Cor. 6.12
aa Those who are controlled by spirit of whoredom/perversion have more than just simply a sexual problem.
bb There is always a root cause in the mind/spirt of person that leads to outward behavior or actions.

B The Ten Commandments sets out by telling us first that “Thou shalt have no other gods before me . . . I the Lord thy God, am a jealous God.” Ex. 20.3,5 KJV.
1 Manifestations of the spirit of whoredom/pervsions begin we give ourselves to anything above the Lord.
a When we sell our hearts to anyone/anything other than the Lord Jesus we prostitute our lives.
b The Bible reveals many reasons why whoredom & perversion gain entry into one’s life.
2 Pray

I The Forming of Idols
A Parental Failure
1 Parents can make or back a child. (Biggest asset of their lives or the biggest hindrance, healthy/unhealthy attachments)
a Child Abuse , “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation; or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.”
b Most prostitutes were victims of abuse by a father, step-father, or some other authority.
c Most homosexuals are victims of sexual abuse: others simply had no male model or where emotionally abused by fathers.
2 Generational curses follow bad parental behavior.



B Sexual Problems in Marriage
1When there are intimacy issues in a marriage where one marriage partners needs are going unfilled the one is unfilled can fall under attack/temptation drawing them into sin.
a 1 Cor. 7.5
b The progression is identifiable, measurable, predictable . . . & God cared enough about us that He put in the Bible, Chapter & Verse.
aa James 1.14-15
bb wrong desires, enticement, wrong acts, sin, and then death.
2 Today we can find sexual opportunities everywhere.
a The internet has become a new place to solicit evil.
b (IL. There are website designed exclusively to bring married people wanting to cheat in contact with other married people who want to cheat.)

C Early exposure to sexually explicit material
1 The enemy wants to pollute the mind and the younger he can start corrupting a young mind the better he likes it.
a A young person can easily and accidently open a door to via the internet that exposes them to the worst pornographic material out there.
aa Once the eyes see it, enters the mind . . . open door for demonic
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