Spiritual Surgery Is Needed!

Yes, Most Christians Today Really Needs Spiritual Amputation Surgery!

 

Shared by Apostle James R Winfree Sr,

 

Yes, it is written in your bible in Matthew 5:29-30 ) "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish than for your whole body to be cast into hell. 30 "And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish than for your whole body to be cast into hell."

 

Should we take these words literally? If we did, we would have a lot of blind Christ Believers today LOL. Jesus has just said that the issue is the heart, why is He now saying, "Pluck out the eye"? Wouldn't a person who had lost their eyesight still be able to lust ( have you seen the movie Ray Charles played by Jammie Foxx, yes blind people can also lust and sin! You better believe it! If you plucked out your right eye and got rid of your right hand, your heart would still be able to lust. Jesus is not saying that there is a physical remedy for a heart problem; that would undermine the whole point. Because the right eye, arm, and leg were symbols of the best facilities that a man had, Jesus is simply saying that there is nothing too precious to eliminate from your life if it is going to cause your heart to pander to its adulterous desires. If it means getting rid of your most precious possession, then get rid of it, even if it's your right eye or your right arm.

 

In Matthew 18:7-9 ) "Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes! 8 "If your hand or foot causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life lame or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into the everlasting fire. 9 "And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you. It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.

Does it sound as if Jesus takes lust lightly? Jesus is teaching that anything which causes a man to remain in his sin and to pander an adulterous and evil heart should be eliminated, even if it is something you wouldn't dream of giving up.

 

We must avoid any and all relationships or situations that might tempt us to sin. Unless you build a wall of protection around yourself by avoiding certain temptations, you may live to regret it. The Bible exhorts us to flee temptation. We are also exhorted not to be overconfident in our own ability to stand, lest we fall. Jesus is saying that nothing is too precious that it shouldn't be eliminated if it affects your relationship with GOD. Sin must be dealt with radically.

 

Jesus our Judge on that last Day, calls for immediate action and effective action against sin. He diagnoses the problem and says, "Pluck it out, cut it off, eliminate it - whatever it is in your life that feeds that heart of lust - get rid of it!" If you go to a movie, and you watch something that nurtures adulterous thoughts, then get out. If you have that problem with your television, switch the channel, turn it off, or get rid of it. If you read things that incite sinful thoughts, throw them in the trash. Jesus is not really talking about the physical...we know that. He knows that cutting off your right hand or plucking out your right eye isn't going to change an adulterous heart. But what He is saying is that you should take the most precious thing you have - your right arm, your right eye, if need be - and get rid of it if it stands in the way of purity and brings you to sin.

 

The words "causes you to sin" in verses 29 and 30, are from the Greek word skandalizo. In the Greek, that word is used literally of a bait stick in a trap, where an animal would come and grab the bait on the bait stick and the trap would close. The word eventually came to mean a snare, a temptation to sin or an enticement. The verb form means to lure into sin or to lure astray. You must learn to deal drastically with that which lures you or entices you to sin. You cannot flirt with it or fool around with it. You must be willing to take whatever drastic measures are necessary to deal with sin.

 

Also keep this in mind and in your heart, the personal responsibility that falls on the individual. "If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out...if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off." You are responsible for dealing with the sin in your life and the enticement you face to sin. We always want to blame someone else, but GOD holds us personally accountable to Him for our sins. It is the individual who is ultimately responsible for his sins.

 

There is no room in Scripture for people who are not accountable for their sins. We are never passive in our sin; we are always guilty parties. Sometimes the idea is presented today that a person cannot help his or her sin and, therefore, he or she is not accountable for it. Some take this approach with immorality, drunkenness, and many other sins; as though the person were not accountable for their actions. This has made a mess of our whole church system as debates go back and forth about whether or not a person is really accountable for his or her very own actions. The Scripture is very clear that we are personally accountable to deal with our sin and our enticement to it. That is where the real problem comes in. If we would deal more effectively with the enticement to sin, we would not fall into sin nearly so much.

 

There is pleasure in sin. Because we are fleshly beings, we have an attraction to sin. The pleasure of sin is of short duration, but it is very real. Our bodies enjoy certain sins. The sins which have appeal vary from one individual to another. I have to deal with those issues that affect me.

 

The Churches Apostle Paul say's in the book of 1 Corinthians 9:27) But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

Apostle Paul does not want to be found unworthy and, thus, disqualified for the prize. He has in view his rewards for service to Christ. To buffet, the body is an expression that originally meant to beat around the eyes with the fist until the eyes swell up and turn black and blue. Paul is saying that he beats his body black and blue and makes it his slave in order to bring it into subjection. He had battles in his life - struggles and temptations. His body often wanted to do what it should not do. Yet he dealt with it severely and drastically. He did not beat his body black and blue literally, but the expression refers to the discipline necessary in order to deal effectively with sin and its enticement.

 

Here is the wisdom of King Solomon in Proverbs 25:28 ) "Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls."

In ancient times, the walls of a city were its main defense; without them, the city was easy prey to its enemies. Self-control is the believer's wall of defense against the sinful desires that wage war against his soul. Self-control is probably best defined as the governing of one's desires, and it is necessary because we are at war with our own sinful desires. Self-control is the neglected fruit of the Spirit:

 

Here also our Apostle Paul said in Galatians 5:22-23 ) "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentlenesses, self-control. Against such, there is no law."

We hear a lot about love, joy, and peace. But we'll never experience sexual purity until we learn self-control, which is always a matter of the mind. Self-control of our minds means entertaining in our minds only those thoughts that are acceptable to GOD.

 

In my studies and learning, the word Jesus uses for "hell" is transliterated from the Greek as "Gehenna". Gehenna was the garbage dump for Jerusalem. It was a place that had become identified in people's minds as a filthy and accursed place, where useless and evil things were destroyed. This is not talking about eternal damnation.

 

Here anointed Apostle Paul said in 1 Timothy ) "I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,"

The church must address the controversial issue of proper clothing. In reference to Matthew 5:27, As a man and as one of the Lord's Apostle this just what I have to say, "If lustful looking be so grievous a sin, than those who dress and expose themselves with a desire to be looked at and lusted after - as Jezebel who painted her face, tired her head, and looked out of the window (2 Kings 9:30) , are not less, but even more guilty. In this matter, it is only too often the case that men sin, but women tempt them so to do. How great then must be the guilt of the great majority of modern misses who deliberately seek to arouse the sexual passions of our young men. And how much greater still is the guilt of most of their mothers (I think this should be fathers) for allowing them to become lascivious temptresses"

 

 

When the church comes together, it should be sensitive to modest and pure appearance. We need to heed Jesus' warning about causing a brother or sister to sin: Yes even the Pastors and Spiritual Leaders!

 

Matthew 18:5-6 ) "Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me. 6 "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."

Brothers and Sisters, God's word say's here that you would be better off dead than to cause someone to sin because of the way you dressed. Believers in Christ, please be careful how you dress, and fathers, please take notice as to how your daughters are dressed. Don't be the cause of someone falling into sin.

 

If modest clothing is appropriate in church fellowships meetings, then it is appropriate everywhere! A Believer brother or sister who claims to love GOD cannot then, on the other hand, violate what God says about modesty in dress. Let your clothes demonstrate your godliness.

 

Proverbs 31:30 ) "Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised." Brothers praise a sister spirit not always her looks and her flesh.

 

The Bible doesn't talk about dating because dating is an American custom. But I think we can draw some principles from the Bible that will help us with dating. When I was a young man, I was frequently asked, "How far is too far in a dating relationship?" Where does the unmarried couple draw the line? Can they hold hands, hug, kiss? The key question to ask yourself is this, "At what point does my body begin to prepare itself for intercourse?" Surely the GOD who forbids intercourse outside of marriage does not advocate any physical activity which he himself specifically designed to prepare the body for intercourse. But the truth is this I did not pass the test and my flesh took over and won in those days. ( NOT LOL )

 

An obedient child does not try to get as close as he possibly can to disobedience. The very question, "How far can I go?" implies a desire to live as close to disobeying our Lord as we can. Then there is the safety factor. Once by the freeway, the temptation to cross it may be too great, or the child may forget, stumble, or be pushed. Lot and his wife and where they choose to live?

 

When have you gone too far in a physical relationship before marriage? When your heart is pounding like a jackhammer and your hormones are flowing like water through a firehouse, it's a pretty strong clue that you have gone too far already! At such times, your body neither knows nor cares about your GOD'S Holy Word or Christ Jesus convictions. Instead of trying to figure out how to derail the flesh our of control, wisdom suggests we would do better to stay off the train and avoid the crisis in the first place. Believers, sexual sin is a serious sin, and GOD will judge those who violate His Holy Word.

 

If you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Lord, you are a new creation in Christ, you have a new heart. You don't need to fall prey to the sins of lust and adultery - you can know victory over them:

 

Romans 6:12 ) Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts.

Colossians 3:5 ) Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

As a Christ Believers, you can know victory over those sins that constantly victimize men and women who do not know Jesus Christ: ( Also most Christians need spiritual amputation surgery from All Religions, It's Religious Services and Buildings and All its Religious leaders and Start to Follow JESUS. Period.

 

Philippians 4:13 ) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

When we live a life of fellowship with our Lord, he gives us the strength to deal with any situation. Oh, how grateful we should be that what the Lord has given us is a resource for victory. I thank GOD that He's given us who know Him new hearts so that we are not left defenseless in the constant battle against sin. We never need to lose if we appropriate the spiritual power that is in Jesus Christ, His Holy Spirit and the living Word of GOD. Amen.

 

We Are Leading All Souls To Our SAVIOR GOD JESUS CHRIST.

 

Apostle James R Winfree Sr, Online Love Fellowship Nations Media Church Ministries.

 

GOD THE GIVER LIVES IN YOU!