Would you say that you have the type of character that loves all kinds of pleasures and love to be in the midst of things that make your body, mind and soul feel good even if you know that those things are against the laws of God?
Do you have a guilty conscience if you go to wild parties, say profane words, smoke a joint, over eat, gossip, watch Jerry Springer or The Bad Girls Club?
Lately have you told anyone…? “Well, I am human and everyone needs to cut loose every now and then.”
Well if you answered yes to at least two of these questions, you just might be a pleasure seeker.
Worldly pleasure leads to poverty:
Proverbs 21:17 says that he that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oils shall not be rich.
In 2 Chronicles 32:7 and 8 It says:
Be strong and courageous be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with them.
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles. …
Thou many troubles rise against us and appear greater and mightier than us, they will not prevail. 2 Timothy chapter 1 says “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and a sound mind.” Did you know that fear will send us to Hell?
In Revelations 21:7 it says the fearful and unbelievers will have their part in the Lake of fire. Fear comes from unbelief that God is whom He says he is.
Our greatest fears are death, uncertainties, change and poverty. If you fear change…do just that CHANGE…if you fear poverty…give! We must face our fears head on.
Proverbs 6:2 says thou art snared with the words of thy mouth; thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Isaiah 8:15 says And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared and be taken.
However, in Proverbs 12:13 it says the wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips but the JUST shall come out of trouble. Have you ever watched boxing matched and noticed that both opponents are trying to weaken one another by finding the weak pressure points? Well once an opponent finds that weak spot, he or she diligently pound away at that same spot until the other one is knocked out or down and cannot get up. In the same manner, we take part in a daily spiritual boxing match. For instance, if the enemy knows that a particular thing or person annoys you, he strikes the place of annoyance until you either put up a good fight or get knocked out or down and cannot get up.
Well the enemy takes note of what we say and acts upon it. He locates the strongholds in our life then takes advantage of those weaknesses then he tries to take us out. If we are not accustomed to meditating on the word of God, we make his quest so much easier. Be careful not to get into matches especially when you do not have on your boxing gloves, which are the anointed instructions God gave us in his Holy Word.