Purity, pornography and the Internet

While preparing to teach at a weekend on sex and purity for pastors and leaders, I asked the Lord to show me what is actually happening in the invisible realm when a man is surfing for pornography on the Internet.

KeyboardIn what seemed like a dream while I was still awake, I saw a man sitting in front of his computer. He was surfing on the Internet and large waves of water appeared on the computer screen. Suddenly one of the waves rolled through the screen, flushing over the man and making him soaking wet. As the water dried up, a sticky slime was all over his body restricting his ability to move. The slime flowed into the deeper parts of his body clogging the source of living water in his heart. This stopped the stream of living water that the Lord had put inside him through the Holy Spirit.

The slime was also sticking to his eyes, in one way creating a disgusting feeling, while at the same time making him long for a new wave to cleanse it away. The man continued his surfing until a new wave flushed through the screen and hit him, only to leave him feeling even more miserable than before. His body became more sticky and slimy with each new wave. At the same time he felt an urgent need to masturbate while he was lusting for naked women and longing for sex with other women than his wife.

Suddenly I could se behind the waves on the screen. Small, disgusting black creatures resembling monkeys were urinating and defecating into the water. Streams of urine and large cow cakes of feces mixed with the waves before they flushed through the screen to hit the man. The black creatures were laughing mockingly with malicious pleasure as they saw the sewer water was soaking the man. They enjoyed the power given them by the Internet, as they were able to hurt men all over the world who willingly were searching for their dirty water.

As the man raised from his chair and left the computer, his movements were restricted by the slime. And because the slime was still covering his eyes, his view of other humans was distorted. When seeing a beautiful woman he immediately was fantasizing about having sex with her. He could not see her beauty in purity but only through his blurred view through the slime. This changed his way of thinking and women became merely objects of lust. No sexual activity, neither masturbation nor sex with women could remove the slime, and during sexual intercourse with his wife the slime was transferred to her as well.

Seeing all this I asked the Lord – what is your solution?

Suddenly the Lord Jesus came towards him and embraced him. Just as Jesus never was afraid to touch the lepers, he happily embraced the slimy man. As the he responded and laid his arms around Jesus the slime suddenly started to fall off his body. The man and Jesus continued embracing each other and the man was totally cleansed in the presence of the Lord. The slime fell off his eyes and suddenly he could see clearly. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1.9).

Jesus stepped backwards and laid his hand over the man’s heart, and Jesus commanded the streams of living water to flow out. Water started flowing as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water (John 7.38). The water cleansed him, and it gave him life and strength to live a new life. The man and Jesus embraced again and started walking down the road holding hands. The man’s eyes radiated with joy and he received new, clean underwear from the Lord. He received white garments as promised in the Book of Revelation, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see (Rev 3.18).

As Jesus and the man went together along the road, they met a beautiful girl. “She is my child” Jesus said, “but she is also you sister. Treat her well and protect her”. The Bible instructs us to treat younger women as sisters, with all purity (1. Tim 5.2). As they continued their walk a large truck passed by. “This is the garbage truck” Jesus said. “It is on its way to Gehenna outside Jerusalem. This truck is filled with all the things that my children have repented of. These things will be destructed in the everlasting fire.“

“You will meet many like yourself”, Jesus told him. “There are many who have come to me to be cleansed of their impurity. These are the ones who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. They are not defiled with women” (Rev 14.4). The man looked at Jesus and protested “That is the very thing I am guilty of, I have let myself be defiled with women”. “Yes, you have done this” Jesus replied, “but my blood has made you clean. Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11.28).

“Now you will meet your brothers, those who have been redeemed from the impurity of this world.” Jesus said. An athletic man in in white clothes then appeared. He stretched out his hand and presented himself. “Hi, my name is Sam, welcome!” His eyes were filled with love. At the same time his eyes were penetrating as though nothing was hidden from him. But it felt safe; there was nothing to hide in this place. “I am one of the Lord’s prophets. I was just like you, and Jesus cleansed me from the slime just as he just did to you. Now I can see with his eyes. You may also see with his eyes now, and we will help many people to find freedom.”

“Are you the prophet Samuel?”. “No, I am not Samuel of the Old testament. But the Lord has given me the same gift to recognize what is hidden in people’s hearts. Just as the prophet Samuel saw that David was the Lord’s chosen king, those who see with the eyes of the Lord see into the hearts of men as well as into the heart of God. You will be one who calls men and women into freedom and purity” Sam said. “The Lord gives you the anointing of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Mal 4.6).

“John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah to prepare the way for the Lord. Purity is necessary to have authority in this area. To be able to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their father, you must be pure. Children will discern whether the fathers are trustworthy or if they have secret sins in their lives. You shall prepare the way for the Lord so that he can reveal himself. When you call people to purity, every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of the Lord shall be revealed” (Isa 40.4-5). “Repentance opens the way of the Lord”.

“Does this mean that impurity among fathers has prevented them from reaching their children and robbed them of their spiritual authority?” “Yes” Sam replied. “Much of the rebellion among the younger generation is a reaction toward fathers lacking integrity and trustworthiness. Fathers have been cultivating their own desires and have lost the authority they need to raise their children. The younger generation may not always be able to define the exact cause of their fathers’ lacking authority, but they discern deceitfulness in their fathers. The respect is broken down as there is disagreement between their words and the secrets of the heart.”

“However, when fathers have their hearts cleansed and the Lord reestablishes the streams of living waters from within, their hearts will turn to the children, and the hearts of the children will turn to their fathers. Fathers have a special responsibility to keep their hearts pure. This is the main reason why the powers of darkness so vehemently attack the fathers. By polluting their hearts with lust and impurity fathers have lost their authority as fathers and thereby also lost their ability to raise the coming generation. This is the case not only for biological fathers, but for spiritual fathers as well. To have real spiritual authority, pastors and leaders need to keep their hearts pure as well.”

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence, And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners shall be converted to You (Psalm 51.10-13).

Sven Weum 2014

When a volcano proclaims the word of God

Shared at the prayer conference Your Kingdom Come in the North, Tromsø April the 24th 2010 

Skull

What a privilege to know the Creator of the universe. He did not leave us with a book without ever speaking to us again. He still speaks by his Spirit and through his creation.

When the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted, huge clouds of ash filled the atmosphere and paralyzed the air traffic in Europe for several days. Radar photos from the Icelandic coast guard depicted the volcano as a skull with three craters resembling orbital cavities and a big mouth spitting lava with sulfur and smoke. Almost anyone could get an unpleasant feeling of a supernatural phenomena and a headline in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten announced that this was a portrait of the devil himself. However, the powers of darkness are not able to not create mountains or determine the shape of a volcano. There is only one Creator. The image of the skull was the work of the finger of God communicating an important message.

Eyjafjallajökull is the sixth largest glacier in Iceland. Its icecap covers a volcano with a summit elevation of 1,666 meters. At the sixth day after the eruption six million people had been affected by cancelled flights all over Europe. Man was created on the sixth day and six is the number of a man, as it is written concerning the number 666 in Revelation chapter 13.

The Icelandic volcano proclaimed a prophetic message to Europe. The skull represents the brain. We have worshipped human intellect as a replacement for the Creator. Contented with philosophy and science we have renounced our need for God. By worshipping the mind as our god we have opened our continent to a massive spiritual darkness, just as the black smoke from the volcano covered Europe. The volcanic ash paralyzed the air traffic, and a dark spiritual atmosphere has paralyzed spiritual life of the European church as a whole. Clouds of darkness have prevented us from going to the places where God wants us to be in the spirit.

Two days after the eruption I saw in the spirit that God has a rejoinder to the darkness over Europe. In what resembled a satellite photo of northern Norway I saw white smoke emerging in the north and spreading towards the south. It was a cleansing smoke that would replace the dark atmosphere as depicted by the black smoke from the volcano. Instead of ashes and sulfur this clean smoke had a gleam of pink and a smell of roses.

To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
And they shall rebuild the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations,
And they shall repair the ruined cities,
The desolations of many generations.

Isaiah 61-34

When I looked closer at the spot where the white smoke emerged, I saw a woman clothed in a wedding dress dancing with her hands highly lifted towards heaven. She is the bride of Christ that is prepared and is rejoicing in her groom. The Lord is pouring out his pure atmosphere from heaven over her while the wind of the Spirit is spreading it southwards.

The Icelandic word “eyja” means island and “fjall” means mountain. The city of Tromsø is an island between mountains and most of northern Norway consists of islands and mountains. Our call is first and foremost to be the bride. When we prepare to meet him, have our pleasure in him and put our focus on the Lord, he will release the cleansing smoke with a beautiful fragrance over Norway and Europe. Our attention shall not be on the darkness but on him.

Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place (2 Corinthians 2.14).

When the bride prepares to meet her Lord, heaven gives response. We are engaged to Jesus and heaven is preparing the most magnificent wedding in history. Nothing is more important than the love between Jesus and his bride, and nothing will be more important for us than being with our Lord. All of heaven is waiting for the bride to put her focused attention to her groom. Myriads of angels have been dedicated to serve the bride. The glory of heaven has not been given to organizations, denominations, networks or movements, only to the bride of Christ. The glory and power belongs to her only through her relationship with Jesus.

For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ (2 Corinthians 11.2-3).

Nothing is more important than our love relationship to Jesus and the simplicity that is in Christ. Our hope can not be in our own abilities and the strength of human intellect. Our one and only task is to be the bride of our wonderful Lord. No other identity releases the heavenly intervention and divine transformation of darkness into light. Only the bride can receive and release the cloud of heavenly atmosphere that can change our own country and the European continent.

 Sven Weum 2010