Daughters, I received this word of admonition, correction, and teaching today for daughters. Many of us have overlooked a key ingredient to breaking the the cycle of darkness. It is the seemingly simple and "innocent" things that have become doors and entryways for darkness to enter. I heard we must take off the seductive shoes. High heels are a tool of seduction (i.e., lust, coveting, and adultery). Humans have altered the definition of terms thereby causing confusion. Adultery is breaking wedlock or apostasy - falling away from God. How does one break wed-lock. We break wedlock with the eyes. It all begins with the eyes.
God/Jehovah/Yahweh/IAM/Creator/Jah is serious about returning His creation back to the intended state. His standard is set apart.
Many forms of darkness begin with the eyes. What is wedlock. It is the state of being married. Married to whom? Before a daughter can be married to a human man, she must first be wed to her Creator. Joining begins there. Adultery from this state of being is allowing the eyes to lead you or others to stumble away from God. Daughters, I heard we (myself included), must take off the high heels. I know this is a hard one to digest. I have some high heel shoes that I thought were really sharp. But I heard it clearly, and I felt the tug of apprehension because it involves parting with yet another thing the world minimizes as being okay.
Daughters, we cannot be the purveyors of luring brothers into darkness with our attire exposing an entryway for wanton, rebellious, unhealed, confused, starving, or thirsty men. Men see women in high heel shoes and their wheels begin to turn - turn for sex. Men already have a hard time managing this aspect of their biology; even the "saved" ones. Our job is to help (i.e. helpmate). We are charged with helping to be the other side of the male brain and often the other side of their heart.
Daughters, we must throw away the heels. No, you cannot donate them. No, you cannot sell them. You must trash them so no one else will be tempted, and so you can help usher in a new awakening to help our brothers. Men, especially those struggling with many kinds of addictions need our help. Men cannot purchase what is not for sale. He wants all to come into the knowledge of who He is.
Everything is connected.
Everyone is connected.
What you do and see DOES, in fact, affect other people.
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. 'Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. '
And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret? But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.”
1 Corinthians 12: 1-31 King James Version
And so it shall be.
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Temika Moore is an inspirational keynote concert speaker, educator, singer, songwriter, cultural impact consultant, and arts advocate. For over 20 years Temika Moore has been performing live and writing music with inspiring and empowering messages. She has extended her inspirational songwriting ability into a new blog entitled "Temika Moore: Shining A Light With Pen And Mic."