Another Disturbing Dream! And a Warning Against Sexual Sin!

Another Disturbing Dream! And a Warning Against Sexual Sin!

I had another disturbing dream that I awakened from just a little bit earlier. I awoke around 3 a.m. again, this morning, just like yesterday morning. This time I had a dream that was more like a movie, except that I was in the movie and felt all of the emotion of every scene. It was almost as if I felt the emotions of everyone in each scene as it came their time for their part to be played.

Well, the dream was so disturbing because the dream had to do with sexual sin.

For some reason, in the dream, my husband and I were at a gathering of family and friends and someone handed us a flyer and invited us to a “real” party. On the paper there was a picture of a man and some women. It showed very explicit pictures of the women and as we were looking at this paper it appeared that the man’s looks changed from an obvious pimp-type person into a man obviously influenced by demons.

The paper did say explicit terms about having a “good time” and sex any way that you wanted to have sex and made sure to say that they had men and women who were ready for any and everything possible that you could want. While my husband and I were looking at this paper, in the dream, we were saying: “What on earth is this world coming to when you can just hand out flyers to people and try to sell them sex?” And at the same time, in this dream, we were feeling strongly tempted, both of us, to see what we might be interested in – since it was so accepted to do so and everything – in the dream.

As those feelings came along, that is when the man on the flyer really looked devilish and the words on the paper actually said: “My name is _____(?)___ and I work for the devil. I am one of his main men when it comes to selling sexual sin. God is a liar. Keep reading this paper and prove it. Ignore Him, ignore God. Turn this paper over and see more pictures of what we offer and ignore God. Ignore Him again. He is a liar.”

In the dream, we were horrified at what we had been feeling tempted about and we wadded up the paper and we began vowing to find a way to put this to an end and to stop people from being tempted by this man that was on the flyer. But then the dream jumped to where we were with a woman, who seemed like a lonely housewife whose husband had left her for another woman. She seemed like she needed someone to talk to and we were with her in someone’s basement and talking to her. Then, all of us in the room began to feel a strong sexual temptation, a stirring of lust. We could feel each other almost flirting with the idea like being drawn into a spell the temptation was so heavy in the room. But we came to our senses just in time, like we all were snapping out of a dream – in this dream.

So, I awakened with strong feelings of warning against sexual sin and warning of my husband and myself to keep our marriage bed pure and to not even think evil or lustful thoughts in any way shape or form. Which is what we have vowed to the Lord and to one another, but we have had issue with this in the past, when we were addicted to alcohol and drugs. And we have been set free from those things now, but God’s Word says to be alert! God’s Word says to stand in His strength and might and to be alert and to watch and to pray! I am sure that when God reveals something to me, He would like for me to share this with others.

Also, another reason that I may have had such a strong dream with warning about sexual sin is that I know of several in my life right now that are dealing with sexual sin – yet they do not see how it is hurting them or anyone else. I read Ezekiel 23 and 24 yesterday. Let me tell you! God hates sexual sin for many reasons and the main reason that God hates any sin is because of the pain and destruction and death that sin causes. One sin God hates is for innocent blood to be shed and there have been over 56 million abortions in this country since they were made legal by our Supreme Court.

Sexual sin is sin to God because He created man and he created woman. God knows how our bodies work. He knows that when two people have sex, that they are exchanging bodily fluids and coming together as ONE. It’s like becoming “blood brothers.” I remember seeing that on the Lone Ranger or old western movies as I was growing up. It seems like it was usually a cowboy that made friends with the Indians and they would make a pact to always be like brothers to one another. Then they would each cut their hand to make themselves bleed and then they would put the cuts to each other so that their blood mingled. Could you imagine that happening today???? Would you ever trust some stranger to come up and mingle your blood with theirs in an open wound???? NO! So why would anyone sleep around with complete strangers – and don’t say that a super thin little piece of plastic wrap is going to offer much protection even 99% of the time.

I have been there. My husband has been there. We have had unprotected sex, we have had unmarried sex, we have been with different people before we met and had a lifestyle of debauchery even while married at one point when our drinking and drug abuse was at its highest point. I understand why this lifestyle is pursued and accepted and why people do commit sexual sin. Because at the time, you are blinded to what it is that you are doing, by the lust in your body, in your flesh, and or, by the toxins and the demonic influence that you allow into your life.

Make no mistake. Sexual sin is sin and God hates it because you are ignoring His commands and His commands are there to protect you. One man joined with one woman because that is the safe and clean way and the way of love. Your brain was even designed to be this way. There are several articles which describe what pornography does to the brain – using porn is like using a drug – it is a short cut and a cheap way to gain the satisfaction that one should be getting from the relationship which God ordained for a person to get sexual satisfaction – marriage. All of man’s shortcuts are showing up to cause so much damage to one’s own self, not even to mention all of humanity. In Biblical days, idol worship involved drunken orgies. One product of these orgies were unwanted babies. Abortion was not like it is today where man has found a way to make it seem less like murder – in those days, the unwanted children were burned on altars to the gods that were made up of stone and wood, etc… The children were too many to be cared for that were born due to the sexual sin involved in the worship of the idols. I am not sure that the people even cared about the idols, surely they knew that these things were man-made and could do nothing for them. They just wanted to keep doing what their lust led them to do and their addictions. They were blinded by these things, the lust and the addictions. And so they gave birth and then sacrificed the children because they could not and did not want to bother with them. How is that any different than today? Other than now, we suck them out piece by piece from a mother’s womb – or we melt them with chemicals – and various other methods which are used to end the life of an unborn child. The remains of the unborn children are often burned in incinerators. Wow. No wonder God hates sexual sin. It leads directly to death, to innocent children and those who practice the sin, and tears apart relationships and lives.

Friends – abstain from sexual sin. Do not ignore God’s teaching regarding this matter. God is protecting you. And stand up and let other people know that God doesn’t like it because people are hurt by all sin and not just sexual sin. God has a reason for what He tells us. He is our loving Father, you know?

Here is a link to one article about how porn affects the brain and behavior of those addicted to it: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/26/brain-scans-porn-addicts-sexual-tastes

Here is a link to resources for fighting sexual sin and remaining sexually pure:

http://www.gospel.com/topics/sexual+purity

These are the links found on page one of the above information:

Just One Click – Robert J Baird, Ronald L VanderBeck
Did you know that one in five Americans (including Christians) uses the Internet for pornography or cybersex? That 37 percent of pastors struggle with pornography? That child pornography is one of the fastest-growing businesses online? And it’s all just one click away.
http://faithaliveresources.org/Products/155249/just-one-click.aspx

Sexual Purity
Here are some practical ways to maintain sexual purity.
http://reviveourhearts.com/topics/downloads/index.php?id=9580

Why We Do the Things We Do…
Literature Ministries began in 1996 to create tools–online and in print–to enable Christians to minister more effectively in areas that lack strategic evangelism or discipleship resources. We call this “kingdom strategy”–publishing and consulting with like-minded ministries at home and abroad to uniquely benefit the kingdom of God in today’s world.
http://litmin.org/index.php

THE S.A.F.E. Site
Welcome to The S.A.F.E. Site! Literature Ministries has always been proactive in the battle for purity. Believing that personal purity has never been harder for the Christian than it is today, we now supplement our own publications with carefully chosen resources. They are right here on The S.A.F.E. Site. Literature Ministies’ biblically-based approach to dealing with online temptations has always included both prescriptive and preventative steps, emphasizing reliance on the Holy Spirit.
http://litmin.org/safe.php

Spiritual Self-Defense and Overcoming Temptation
Sexual purity, discipleship handbooks that are easy to read and handy for constant referral. They offer clear biblical guidance to help men and boys resist sexual temptation, and give practical counsel to develop a lifestyle of purity.
http://litmin.org/store/products.php?catid=1&do=list

“Enticed by Evil”
Temptation is inevitable, but Dr. Jay Waggoner wants believers to know the biblical principles for defeating temptation. 13 practical chapters (138 pages) get to the point. Also includes outlines and questions for group study.
http://litmin.org/store/products.php?prodid=1038&do=list

“Escape the Trap!” 
Highly visual handbook gives young men and boys a biblical basis for resisting temptation and winning battles with sexual temptation. Excellent guidebook for personal use, accountability and discipleship groups, parents with teens. Special emphasis on winning over porn.
http://litmin.org/store/products.php?prodid=1020G&do=list

How to Ruin Your Dating Life: Matthew Paul Turner and Kerri Pomarolli
How to Ruin Your Dating Life Dysfunction? Christian dating? The two shouldn’t go together, but they often do.
http://navpress.com/store/product.aspx?id=9781600061394

My Beautiful Disaster: Michelle Buckman
My Beautiful Disaster A Novel Relationship and pregnancy, what is a girl to do
http://navpress.com/store/product.aspx?id=9781600060830

A United Front for wives at Setting Captives Free
Is your husband involved in pornography or sexual sin? Please understand that you are not alone in this! We are here, and we will be glad to help you and your spouse become a “United Front” against the temptations of pornography.
http://settingcaptivesfree.com/spouses/

 

 

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Jerry Home from Jail May 10, 2014 – “If You Fall 1000 Times, Get Back up 1001 Times”

This is a message from Jerry where he is wanting to share with everyone the Good News that Jesus saves and His love is unfailing. Jerry wants to share with you how much God means to him and what Jesus has done in his life and in our family’s life. His passion and love for the Lord has grown and both of our faith has been made stronger. As soon as Jerry got home from jail, he wanted for us to make a new video to share with you all what God is doing and how great is His love. God bless you! May those of you who hear Jesus speaking to your heart answer His call.

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Ashamed of Us, 2fools4Christ? Do Not Fear!

Well, it looks like mother and I will be trying to relax up here in TN until tomorrow morning. God is good. We will praise Him no matter what – we had these same issues from 2010 to 2012 in getting to see the right judge on the right day, but God was orchestrating miracles all along the way. We were able to look back and see that and we can still see that today and know that this time He is still for us and loves us with an unfailing love. Though we struggle we do not fall. He upholds us with His righteous right hand. He has plans for our good, to prosper and not to harm us and for us to have a future and a living hope. We do have a living hope. Like Jerry Dingler said to me in his letters from jail, “But we are not like those who are without hope. We do have a living hope in our Living Lord!” Our Lord does not abandon the work of His hands and He completes the good work that He began in us and He is faithful to complete it.

Friends, you do not need to be ashamed of us for being here. You do not need to fear for us or for our or your or the Lord’s reputation. God is in control. This following verse helped me when I was feeling condemnation towards Jerry as God Himself was dealing with Jerry and his walk with the Lord: Romans 14:4 ” Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To their own master, servants stand or fall. And they will stand, for the Lord is able to make them stand.” Like wow! I hope that hits you like it did me several months ago! I was trying to control every minute detail of our lives and fix Jerry and our family – with tons of prayer and prayer books and being “perfect” myself in order to help him not be ever stressed out in any way and maintain harmony in the house and make sure he read his Bible every day and prayed every day and prayed with me, blah blah blah…

God told me to get out of the way! He said “I am Jerry’s Lord and Savior, not you. How can Jerry hear the still small voice of my Spirit when you are hovering and smothering and criticizing and accusing and demanding all of the time?” God also let me know to love like He loves… uhm… can you say not easy? Hard? Reluctant? But can you also say, OK? And forgive, and when you see someone really trying, be there for them and encourage them when they are truly trying? Can you swallow your right to be angry and feel betrayed and worried and want to punish and make them regret their behavior and make them mean it and feel some of the anguish that they have caused you?

AND NO YOU CANNOT DO THIS WITHOUT SURRENDERING COMPLETELY TO THE LORD AND LETTING HIM DO THIS WORK IN YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT AND THROUGH HIS HOLY SPIRIT.

It starts with the choice to surrender to Jesus, to know that you cannot do anything without Him and that you choose to be obedient to His call to love as He loves, to love God with all that you are and to love your neighbor as yourself… love your spouse, love your sister, love your brother. I am mainly speaking right now of my own experience with my sweet husband, a man that I know sincerely never wanted to be in jail again. That never wanted to do anything to separate himself from his family or the Lord. A man that prayed for God’s will to be done and meant it. A man that started out on a journey of complete surrender in 2010 that has brought him to a deeper level of understanding of the fullness of the love of Jesus.

I call it a miracle now in the name of Jesus. I am seeing prayers fulfilled over and over – because we did pray for complete surrender to God’s will, for His way or no way, for His leading, guiding and filling – every day. Maybe he or I meant it more one day than others, perhaps we stumbled in addictions, actions, attitudes, motives – perhaps we sinned/sin along our journey to see the face of Jesus. We struggle with our flesh all the time between our spirit and our flesh they are at war with each other, but that is also how we know that God is at work in us. We do not want to do the things that we used to do. We pray and wish and hope and yearn for the day that we never ever have to battle this flesh again. We are told to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Yes we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus. That is why He died for us. He knew we needed Him to cleanse us of each sin, past present and future. Jesus knew who we were when He called us to accept His free gift of salvation and yet still loved us. And God has a reason for our journey. I know it is also to touch each of you that found yourself reading these words. I pray that God’s purpose for you to read this is fulfilled and I know that it will be. He knew your story before you were formed and born into the world. He loved you then and He loves you now. Please surrender to Him, today. ❤ God bless you!

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Jerry Writes from Jail “Random Thoughts & Ramblings for My Lord Jesus Christ 4/19/14”

Jerry Writes from Jail “Random Thoughts & Ramblings for My Lord Jesus Christ 4/19/14”

I started reading Luke this morning and haven’t made it past the 1st chapter and have got to stop and shout it from the rooftop about how good and powerful our God is. He sent Gabriel to Elizabeth and the KJV Bible says she is well stricken in years and told her that she was going to have a baby and then sent Gabriel to a virgin and told her she was going to have the son of God. God is still just as powerful today than ever. He sent an angel to tell both women one well stricken in years and one a virgin that they were going to have babies. Our God is good to us and His mercy endures forever if we accept Him and turn from our wicked ways. he loves us and He has the best plan for us if we just trust Him to carry it out. I know very well how hard it is to wait on God but if we run ahead of Him like the Israelites in the OT the only thing waiting on them was defeat just as defeat will be waiting on us. God’s plan and timing are perfect. I think that if the God we serve can create the universe, then helping His children is nothing to Him.

Me and my wife have been talking of free will and I will have to talk with my wife about this but I am going to write it down while I’m thinking about it. We do have free will in the sense that we can choose God or reject Him. We can think whatever we want or we can take our thoughts captive. But God uses us in some way. He has a plan for us and if we go through life and don’t accept Him we are still placed on earth for a purpose. The God I serve doesn’t make something for nothing.

We as Americans have been blessed because we have always been a Christian nation. Abortions are like an everyday thing now, gay marriage is legal in some states while we as Christians stick our head in the sand and act like everything is okay. It’s time for us to take back our nation for our children, because if the Lord tarries, what are we leaving them? Nothing but a mess. But it isn’t too late for all of us as Christians to go back and do what the Bible tells us to do. I have always had a problem with thinking that on the national issues that I cannot do anything, surely someone will do something – and the next thing I know is they are telling us Christians that we are weak-kneed sissies and we just need to go away and worship this God that doesn’t exist in a corner somewhere and be quiet about it.

The God that I serve is a mighty God, He is a warrior, we will not be quiet because our God will fight for us and if He is for me who can be against me? Let’s all as Christians quit acting like we’re scared to say who we worship and let’s rise up and say it proudly because we know we have the real God on our side!

There are people going around today telling every body that the Bible isn’t real, that it’s all allegories to get a point across. I would like to say that the Bible is real each and every word in it. I mean if we think about it, who if they were going to write a fake book but one that was going to convince people that it’s a real book about God, would put the story of Jonah and the whale, David and the giant, Noah and the ark… and the list goes on… ???

Our God is so mighty that the stories that are in there about Him are so big that they can only be by and about God. No man can do what our God can do. [And when a man trusts God, there is no limit to what he can do according to God’s purposes.] That is why all of those stories are in there. PTL! [Praise the Lord!]

Our God is mighty. He is mighty to save! Let’s put our trust in the Lord and rise up and say that we’re proud to have a God that everyone wants to prove is not real. You know that He is real because everyone that doesn’t want others to believe in Him or accept Him doesn’t want anyone else to, either. He is a God of miracles and if He is for us who can be against us? Let’s all as brothers and sisters in Christ keep going after Him, hard, and while we do, let’s tell as many people as we can about Him and His love. That is the Great Commission. Let’s get back to to the real Bible and not be afraid to tell people that we are not perfect but we believe every word of the Bible.

4/19/14 by Jerry Dingler from the Jefferson County Jail in Alabama

[This is Angela – the other 1/2 of 2fools4Christ – I apologize that the blog had to be neglected for a few days due to no internet service at home. I have been able to get that matter resolved and we, 2fools4Christ, are so glad to be able to update our readers about all that is going on in our lives. Our goal is primarily to share the GOOD NEWS of JESUS, the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, and to share how that plays out in real life and how that looks by being transparent in our walk. We want to share the TRUTH with you and that involves sharing how we are imperfect, yet growing, maturing spiritually, and learning more from our Lord and Savior, Jesus, every day. Also, we want to share how good God is, how faithful and true that He is, how His love is unfailing, and how He comforts, protects, guides, teaches and blesses us and so much more! God bless you!]

Ambassadors of Jesus Christ

Ambassadors of Jesus Christ

Ambassadors of Jesus Christ

by Angela Dingler

March 20, 2104

 

Do we realize as Christians that we are Jesus’ ambassadors? Do we know what that means? Do we take that calling seriously? To represent the Lord and be a minister of reconciliation to God, it is the job of each and every member of the body of Christ. Each of us who are saved have been given authority in the name of Jesus to heal, to set free, loose chains, release from bondage, and take His gospel message to the lost, wherever they are, in our homes, our schools, our neighborhoods, our jobs, where we shop… In all that we do we are to do it as unto the Lord – we are representing Jesus to the world. Let us really take that to heart and let this sink in and measure our motives and actions.

 

Lord, let this begin with me that I take this so much more seriously and that I honor you with my life. I know of many shortcomings in myself and I thank You that You are growing me and maturing me and I pray that I surrender more to You each and every day. Forgive me for all of the sins that I know that need to be removed and even the ones that I don’t recognize as of yet. I thank You that You are working in me to will and to act according to Your good purposes. I know that when You do something new in me, I reach greater levels of peace and freedom and happiness that nothing of this world could ever compare to or offer. I thank You that You take each of us from glory to glory. And I don’t even deserve that – but You are so good that You love me and bless me and Your grace and mercy are always with me. You are more than amazing God. I could never thank You enough. I pray that Your will is done on earth as it is in heaven and that Your kingdom comes. I pray that we who love and know You are busy about our Father’s business and that we are filled with the Holy Spirit, led by You and taught and guided by You O LORD. May we walk in the measure of faith that You have given to each of us, may we walk in Your power and strength and not our own, may the knowledge and wisdom that You have given to us be accompanied by Your power and LOVE. Fill our hearts with Your love, Lord. I thank You so much for Your Word and Your commands and Your promises.  I pray these words in faith asking and receiving in the name of Jesus, the Name Above All Names, Jesus!

 

II Corinthians 5: 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin[b] for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

4243 /presbeúō (“act as an ambassador”) means to act as an established statesman (diplomat) – a trusted, respected ambassador who is authorized to speak as God’s emissary (represent His kingdom).

 

This term is used in the ancient phrase, “I am on embassy to the Emperor, I am an ambassador” (Souter) – i.e. as someone respected as trustworthy (loyal, knowledgeable), especially in the opinion of those they know (belong to).