Lust & Desire.
TODAY WE ARE LOOKING AT "LUST". . . . . WHAT ACTUALLY IS LUST ? lust - lʌst/Submit - noun 1. strong sexual desire. "he knew that his lust for her had returned" synonyms: sexual desire, sexual appetite, sexual longing, sexual passion, lustfulness, ardour, desire, passion; More - a passionate desire for something. "a lust for power" synonyms: greed, greediness, desire, craving, covetousness, eagerness, keenness, avidness, avidity, cupidity, longing, yearning, hunger, thirst, appetite, hankering - "a lust for power". THEOLOGY - a sensuous appetite regarded as sinful. plural noun: lusts "lusts of the flesh" verb: lust; 3rd person present: lusts; past tense: lusted; past participle: lusted; gerund or present participle: lusting 1. have strong sexual desire for someone. "he really lusted after me in those days" synonyms: desire, be consumed with desire for, find sexually attractive, find sexy, crave, covet, want, wish for, long for, yearn for, hunger for, thirst for, ache for, burn for, pant for.
LUST is a strong force available to us that can overwhelm us, so much so that we become it's slave. This force is actually a spiritual force of invasion, which enters us through the door of desire. It works the the same way as when we would have a few glasses of alcohol, drugs, pot etc, (which they call recreation drugs). Lust is an intoxication where you are aware of yourself but the desire to fulfil itself has taken over your body and won't stop until it has climaxed. The desire of lust then usually subsides, but sometimes it rises up again intoxicates it's captive and has him performing it's task's over and over. Once desire has activated lust, it then dominates it's captive who is unable to be released . . . ever!
There are many desires in this world which lead us into lust captivities. These desires must be hidden from everyone because of the shame they bring to a person. Many are in bondage to their desires and are trapped into hopelessness. This is a very sad state for humanity because it leads to their death; there are suicides because of desires, mental disorders and perverseness. Desire and lust are things the world advocates however the 10th Commandment warns us of "COVETING" anything and everything of our neighbours. It is a warning because coveting brings us into slavery and bondage.
There is only one antidote for such behaviour which is the Name of Yahusha. Yahusha means: Yah is our deliverer,only by being immersed in this Name and washed in His blood can we have our hearts delivered by circumcision from the captivity of lust desire.
1 JOHN 2:15 Do not love the world nor that which is in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16Because all that is in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – is not of the Father but is of the world.
Are we to then conclude from our Scripture here, that the beautiful things of this world are evil to us and that we will be cursed if we partake of them ?
If we look carefully and contextually at the words in this Scripture, it says: don't love the world or the things of the world, or the love of the Father is not in you. Does this mean we should go around hating everything we see, even if it is beautiful? No this of course is not the way we should behave (sadly enough there are believers doing this). The word here means adore (worship), to be adoring the things of this world and indeed itself, is actually idolatry. This is the sense in which this Scripture is saying to us, not to be overcome with desire to worship these things. We may build and have beautiful things but they are not our worship, which of course is Yahusha and His Turah.
By Chris Hilton . . .