My topic to day is Male Enhancement. I have given this topic more thought than perhaps I should. As I get older, I often look over my life: where I am now, and I see that not only am I not the man I once was. Actually, I probably never was the man I once was. I often compared myself to certain public figures I admired: Muhammad Ali, Wilt Chamberlain, Jimi Hendrix. Larger than life figures. By comparison to them, I always came up short.
But then I saw these Ads on TV and in the magazines Ads for “Male enhancement pills.” You know the ones I mean. They promise to enlarge my appeal with women and my standing among men. A Chrysler 300M or an Escalade with 22 inch rims. Fine homes, fine cars, fine clothing, big screen TV. Must haves for a player ( retired player I might add) A beautiful Beyonce-style trophy wife or girlfriend. A few women on the side. All this I needed to be a real man in this society. And it could all be mine if I would just take that little pill.
And I bought it and I swallowed it. It promised “natural male enhancement” and sure enough I gave me the strength, the stamina, the endurance, and the desire to grab life by the…. horns and be all that I could be. Have all the things I desired. To live life to the max. Of course, I would need to work some over time or take another job. I had to develop my hustle skills to earn some money on the side. Maybe I’d turn over a little weed and picked up a few extra bucks. Did some side jobs and took money under the table. Did not miss an opportunity to turn a profit. I did have less time for my wife and kids, but they say it is not the quantity, but the quality of the time that matters.
I planned the work and worked the plan. And it worked. The pill worked just as advertised. It seemed of. Well, heres what really happened.. The pill promised hours of satisfaction and it delivered – at first, but over time, those hours became filled with tedium and exhaustion. That feeling become just friction. Pain and weariness took the place of any pleasure I derived from having all the things the media said I had to have to be considered a successful man.
Working 50, 60 hours a week. Too tired to enjoy my quality time with my family. Seeing my children grow up and away from me. Things are going on in their lives that I never knew about. Issues my son or my daughter was dealing with that I could have helped with if I only knew: or had the time. I wanted to teach my son about women, about life, but he has had to learn it from the streets..
I wanted to protect my daughter from boys who would use her and toss her away. I bought her designer clothes. She has her own room. I-Phone, laptop, a credit card. And a car for her 16th birthday. But she is seeing this lowlife loser who is too lazy to buy the pill and take it himself. He would probably try to talk her into taking it instead.
When my wife and I married, I had nothing. She has to be proud of the man I’ve become. I provide for my family well. I am a man’s man. I am dead tired some nights. The mortgage on the house and the car payments make the end of the month very stressful I know. It’d be nice if she had a full time job.
Sometimes though. When I drive from my first shift job to my part time job or at 4:30 in the morning when I’m delivering papers, a wave of tiredness hits me. A literal wave of fatigue sweeps over my whole body. And for a moment, I wonder, what am I doing? What’s going on? How did I end up here?
I think: Even though I have all the things I ever wanted — somehow, it isn’t enough. My garage is so full of stuff there is no room for my car. Closets overflowing. I am not satisfied. I feel empty. I feel numb. I feel a sense of loss. Though I am gaining things but I’m losing relationships. My relationships are hemorrhaging, rotting, drying up.
I suspect I been lied to. I’ve been hoodwinked. I’ve been had. I’ve been took. I’ve been led astray, led amok. I’ve been bamboozled. And now I am hearing voices. Two voices like those of angels. One on each shoulder.
One angel says, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Go for it. You need a pool. And a Porsche you need to become a mason. ” And this angel holds another pill out for me to take.
And the other voice, the other angel says:
16 And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind? 17 All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness. Ecclesiastes 5:16,17
15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. Luke 12:15
I know what Covetousness is. The selfish desire for or pursuit of money, wealth, power, food, or other possessions. We can never get enough things. Is Bill Gates satisfied with his billions? Is Warren Buffet, David Murdock, Donald Trump? The second angel says:
He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity. Ecclesiastes 5:10
I’m caught up under the influence of this pill. I am not thinking straight. I need something: but what. The second angel says again:
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36
I found out about a better way. Who can rescue me from this emptiness and futility? There is a way offering True Male Enhancement. And God can show us the way.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Seeking the Kingdom. The Kingdom includes that part of space and time where the will of God reigns supreme. Not just in the physical world but in the spiritual world. Not just among the angels but among the people of God. There is a a true synchronicity because the Spirit of God is the underlying force, the motivator through which everybody and everything works together to manifest the nature of God and His nature.: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Peace. Shabbat. The Sabbath where man rests from his work. God rested on the 7th day according to Genesis 2:3. But Jesus said that God is still at work even on the sabbath.
John 5:16,17. And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day. 17 ¶But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Is this a contradiction? Resting? Working? Which? Both!
The rest I am speaking of is that kind where your spirit is quiet and attentive to God. Where you can hear Him speak and can see Him at work. At work in your life, your family’s lives and in the world as comforter, guide, healer, provider, teacher and protector. “Be still and know that I am God”, He says . He is not in the rat race. The long hours, the travel, the putting up with bosses who disrespect you or customers who wear and grind away at your last nerve. The seemingly endless pursuit of prosperity with little true and lasting reward or purpose. He is not in any of this. He is not motivating you to do any of this, but He is in that still small voice that you are either too burned-out or too distracted to hear.
We are seeking the Kingdom. I’m not talking about joining a monastery. Or quitting work. Paul says the man who won’t work, shouldn’t eat.. In the midst of our work: in the hustle and bustle we listen. As we listen, We see God at work and our work takes on a new dimension. We work not for a paycheck but for true, lasting rewards. If we listen, through our work, God develops within us at least 5 things:
- Godly Strength:
- Godly Adornment:
- Godly Confidence:
- Godly Provision:
- Godly Service:
What do I mean by this.
Godly Strength: When we work as if we are working unto the Lord, we are strengthened in the inner man. We learn to deal with the stress and pressures of the workplace. We learn to develop an excellent spirit.
Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Daniel 6:3
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean (obscure) men Proverbs 22:29
Godly Adornment: We represent Christ in all our dealings at work. When our co-workers or our customers or clients see us, they see Jesus manifested in us. No need to ask WWJD, they see us in action.
Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. 15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? 2 Corinthians 2:14-16
Godly Confidence: God is our sure foundation. We know that He is working for us, with us and in us. We can boldly work as unto the Lord. Loving but Uncompromising. Again with a spirit of excellence.
¶Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. Matthew 7:24-27
Godly Provision: We know that it is God who gives us the power to get wealth. It is God who owns the cattle on a thousand hills. Our God is able to supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. It is God who is ever attentive to our needs – even before we pray, even if we don’t know how to pray.
Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Matthew 6:31,32
Godly Service: We are not slaves, but in a way, we are if we work for others. Our bosses tell us when to come to work, when to leave, when we can eat lunch and where. They set our pay and benefits and we work for them at their pleasure.
Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:22-24
Seeking the Kingdom. In this true rest, we strive for Kingdom things. We toil to renew our minds. We labor to crucify the flesh. We work overtime – not to pay a debt of the financial kind but a debt of love – especially towards the family of God. We don’t hustle to posses, we consent to become: To manifest in our bodies in our souls and in our minds the new man, the new spirit God has created within us. This spirit is in perfect agreement with God’s will and God’s ways. Our spirits are made in the image of God.
We trust. We believe that as we seek first the Kingdom of God all things we need to live in this world will be provided for. God knows we have need of them. But He wants more for us
I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
That word abundant in Greek is perissos ; superabundant (in quantity) or superior (in quality); by implication, excessive; exceeding abundantly above, more abundantly, beyond measure, even wastefully beyond needs( superfluous)
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us Ephesians 3:20
More than enough. Excessive. Large Life. Larger than Large life. However, we don’t think about these things as the world thinks about them. We no longer seek things to fulfill. We seek things to enjoy. We no longer pursue status symbols. We are kings and priests. God said so. I believe it. My spirit gives witness. That settles it. We are His beloved. Status beyond any rap star, rock star, pro athlete, politician, or billionaire. We can enjoy our blessings with His approval.
Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God. 20 For he shall not much remember the days of his life; because God answereth him in the joy of his heart. Ecclesiastes 5:19,20
Seeking the Kingdom. True male enhancement. In the Kingdom, we trust that God is working in us, through us, for us. All things are working together for our good because we are the called. He places people and circumstances in our lives for our benefit. He did not stop me from marrying that woman or taking that job. He did not stop that salesman from selling me that car, or that house that I can barely afford. He allowed it. It is all that I might learn and grow. To be made perfect and complete through suffering, trial and error, successes and failures.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter 5:10
So I do want to sell you a pill alright: the GOSPILL. Seeking the Kingdom of God is True Spiritual Male Enhancement. Its not found in a little, blue pill, but in a transformed mind. It doesn’t promise material assets, but spiritual riches. It is not an enlargement of the outer man, but the growth and expansion of the inner man. God’s Spiritual Male Enhancement Program gives you the ability to overcome in this society, which puts so much pressure on men to perform at artificial and unrealistic levels for rewards which are as solid as smoke, as durable as pudding, and as long-lasting as an eight ball.
In conclusion, Spiritual Male Enhancement raises the whole man, mind, body, soul, and spirit. It leaves you with a new, larger perspective of what life is really about. God is not out to take you r things from you. From the Kingdom viewpoint it is not the size of the paycheck, square footage of your house, or the rims on your car, that you are working for. It is the enjoyment you get from these things and the gratitude you feel to the God who gave you the power to get them in the first place. Spiritual Male enhancement says it is not how many hours you can work it, but whether or not, after all the hours of work you put in, God is glorified, your family blessed, and you can enjoy the fruit of your labor and peace of mind .
The beloved disciple, filled with the Holy Spirit said this:
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth III John 2
The wise king who experienced the rat-race himself had this to say:
Then I commended mirth (praised exceeding gladness), because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15
All that I have been talking about is for the believer. You a believer needs to do is go to God in prayer and asking if there is anything to what you just heard. God will answer. Just listen.
For the non-believer, someone who does not know Jesus son of Mary,son of God as your savior, you need to learn of him. He was actual man who was born over 2 thousand years ago. At the age of 30, he began his ministry teaching the presence of the Kingdom of God, the mercy and forgivess of God. He healed the sick, raised the dead. By word and deed he should that God was with him, that he was the Son of God, the Messiah promised to Israel. He was kill by the Romans at the instigation of the Jewish leaders. But after 3 days, he was resurrected. He was seen by hundreds of people including his chosen disciples who spread the good news of salvation: deliverance from bondage to sin, forgiveness of sins, the Holy Spirit within all believers, and everlasting life. Accept Him today!