But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
English Standard Version (ESV)
PORNOGRAPHY, such a big word before men and can sometimes seem almost hard to utter! But where does our spirituality link up with pornography?
The first time I heard both this words joined together, I keenly tuned my ears to listen more and shut my mouth from trying to interject the matter. I was listening to an Apostle sharing from all that Lord was depositing in his heart to share to all who call upon His glorious Name, Jesus, the name above all other names. In simple terms, pornography is when one becomes so glued to seeing and listening to that which they don’t partake both from or of.
When the life of an average believer is just centred around listening to sermons after sermons that people do share, God, on the other hand, wants many to get involved with Him. Rather than listening to someone for your purported word from the Lord, God who is the Word wants to usher many to His Word. Thus Ushering us to Himself; being ushered to Jesus. When one’s worship is only driven around listening to song after songs, without a moment to just quite one’s spirit and allowing God to pour out a song in one’s heart to sing to Him. Then, all this can be termed as Spiritual Pornography.
The reason we hear the Word is so that we can develop the faith needed for us to move: move in Gods will upon our lives, and also move mountains that may try to come our way.
The word of God is an invitation for us to participate in all that He is to us all. God’s utmost desire is for us all to participate in all of who He is. For us all to be part of all that He does and not just to watch from afar.
His word is meant to welcome us in, and not just scare us away only just to watch from afar.