I’m so thankful for Christian apologists such as Ravi Zacharias! I can just sit and listen to Ravi the whole day without moving one finger.
From the zillion things I love about Ravi, the one thing I adore the most is this: His respectful approach to questions which ought to sound to him “- – -” (given what he knows) – hmm! How can he do that? Grace! His anointing! The Spirit of God, the Word of God he is filled in! What else? Phenomenal!
Have you ever heard him speak about sexual purity? You have to! That means, you have to take sometimes, if you haven’t already, and go through his Facebook page and website and everything he has online. Incredible! ///
A4P Guest: My husband doesn’t pursue me for intimacy. I told him about Viagra but he is not willing to go to see his doctor. I tried to seek counseling from our church ministers but the thing is our church ministers blame me for everything, so I don’t want to go to them. What do I need to do for my husband to pursue me again for intimacy? He is not interested in sex anymore.
A4P: What do you mean your church ministers blame you for everything? Are they saying that you are the reason for your husband’s loss of interest for intimacy?
A4P Guest: Yes! They always say that I control and dominate my husband.
A4P Guest: “I get irritated when I hear you speak about sex. Sex is not something God cares about. And in the Bible, God kept the topic of sex as a taboo and it has to stay like that. Why are you talking about sex? Why don’t you talk about Jesus only?”
A4P: Very, very important questions; but before I address your questions, let me say this regarding two statements you made at the beginning of your message:
Someone dropped this poster in my inbox and I laughed very hard. Why? It has some truth.
When an argument or a conflict erupts between a husband and a wife, I believe a man has to be very wise from which side he has to present his case.
Most of us women are very good at remembering events that happened ten or twenty five years ago; but not our husbands. We can remember because we tend to “tag” every event with emotion; which is a big help for our brain to retrieve past stories quickly and very easily. Our men, on the other hand, usually don’t tag events with “Oh, my! I love that!” Or “Aww! That is awesome!” Or, “My! That deeply hurt my feeling and I don’t think I will ever forget it” kind of emotion. So, it is easy for them to forget it.
Oops! I got sidetracked and completely forgot to mention this for the last three or four days. My! Where did the time go? I’m not really sure.
Anyways, here is the message I forgot to mention for the last three days:
Sex before marriage comes in a package with death; death in different “shapes and sizes” such as depression, being haunted by suicidal thoughts, despair, loneliness, sleeplessness, hopelessness, feeling of emptiness, sexually transmitted disease (STD), fear, guilt, shame, regret, loss of joy and peace, loss of opportunity to get married, loss of love, passion and sensitivity to the Spirit and Word of God, sexual dysfunction, and the list goes on and on and on.
Jesus once said: “Very truly I tell you, the one who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, yet they died. But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which anyone may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” (John 6:47-51)
Jesus is our Manna we need to eat day in and day out for us to live in Him. Jesus is the Word of God. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:1, 14; Revelation 19:13)
That is the only way we can grow in Christ-likeness. Otherwise we only carry the name “Christian” and live like pagans who have no God.
So, repetition is the only way we live Christianity. We need to read the Word again and again; think about it again and again; preach it to our own hearts again and again. Then the Word takes over our lives. ///
Sometimes when we see someone acting out sexually in the most heinous way possible, it is good to ask, “What must have happened to this person for him/her to embrace this kind of lifestyle?”
This young man was beyond anybody’s reach; but compassionate people, people who have tasted and seen the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ and the power of the Blood of Jesus; people who themselves had led sinful lifestyles but were salvaged by the grace of God, were able to reach out to him. They were able to see this wounded person beyond his lifestyle through the love of Jesus Christ they themselves have experienced in their lives.
Oh, how I love this song. I love it because I see Christ all over it; I see the grace and mercy of God that is revealed on the Cross of Jesus Christ; a merciful God we all need in everyday of our lives.
Isn’t what the Gospel is all about!
Yes, I was touched to the core of my being by this video the night I saw it; and every time I see it, I can’t resist the urge to love and worship Jesus Christ in whom I live, move and have my being.