Let’s Get Down to the Nitty Gritty

Have you ever heard someone say, "What two people do behind closed doors is their own business," or "If you love each other, that's all that matters?" Isn't it amazing how nicely a few cliches can justify a person's pursuit of his own selfish lusts?
But the simple truth is that coming together sexually outside of the lifetime covenant of marriage between a man and a woman is wrong. Within the boundaries of the marriage covenant, sexual intimacy can be the expression of true, self-sacrificing love that bonds a man and woman together and bears fruit in children who are secure in their parents' desire for them. Outside of the boundaries of this covenant, no matter what words you may use to deceive yourself or others, what your actions say is: I don't love you enough to want to be with you, care for you, and be faithful to you for the rest of my life. But for now I would like to use you until I get tired of you or until someone better comes along.
Our loving Creator hates this. It is selfish and degrading. It destroys His highest creation: human beings. If someone tries to do good deeds -- save the earth, the whales, the trees, etc. -- yet is destroying the highest creation (human beings), then what really is his motive? If someone really loves his Creator and the creation, then he will love people and won't be doing things that degrade or destroy them.
Though all people are tempted with various evil desires, we must understand that we have a conscience. We know in our conscience what is right and wrong. We must listen to it and obey it. No one will escape judgment. We will all answer to our Creator for our deeds.
After all, everyone enjoys the benefits our Creator gives us -- the warm sunshine, the beautiful sky, the food, all the wonderful nature for us to enjoy, and His very breath of life that He breathed into us. What if you were in His place, pouring out your kindness and care everyday to the inhabitants of the earth? How would you feel if they were so ungrateful that they disregarded your kind intentions so they could be selfish and greedy instead? Isn't it good that we would be thankful for life and want to hear and obey the voice of our Creator in our conscience? So everyone has the responsibility to obey his conscience and not allow himself to be degraded or to degrade others.
But even if you have been degraded, you can be upgraded again. This is our Creator's kind intention towards us: even though we've sinned against Him, He is a loving Father who longs to see us healed and restored. Yet He is also an impartial Judge who will certainly bring everyone into judgment for their deeds. This is why we all desperately need His Son, Yahshua, who is the only way to be forgiven. He is the only way back to God.
It is time for us to wake up and not surrender to the flow of the world towards destruction. Yahshua is the way back to the Father. Forgiveness is what we need, not degrading passions. There is a deception that entices us to think that if we deny our selfish desires we will never be satisfied. But really it's the opposite. If we love our Creator with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love other people in the same way, we will be fulfilled.
It's time to be passionate for what God is passionate about. Rebelling against our Creator, who loves us, is not the answer. Rather, it is to rebel against the things He hates, which destroy our own lives and the lives of those we try to love.
Yahshua is the King who is taking over the earth through a spiritual revolution. He is calling everyone who has ears to hear to come surrender to Him and follow Him. Ears to hear come from a willing heart. This revolution is truly the most radical because it involves your entire being. It is not mystical: we must follow Him together, not alone.
It is so wonderful! You can lose your old life and receive a new life -- no more confusion, no more strife, but real inner peace that comes from being made clean, being forgiven and forgiving others. It results in peace that surpasses all understanding because it comes from being reconnected to our Creator, our source of life, being made whole again.
If hearing this affects you, find us and talk to us. We know the way; we'll bring you home.

The Twelve Tribes is a confederation of twelve self-governing tribes, composed of self-governing communities. We are disciples of the Son of God whose name in Hebrew is Yahshua. We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2:44 and 4:32, truly believing everything that is written in the Old and New Covenants of the Bible, and sharing all things in common.

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