1 Corinthians 5

 

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

Wow, now we're getting into some serious shit. Some of what I'm about to teach I have never taught before, and up until today I didn't think I ever would. God taught me some of this stuff, I don't know, must have been 30 or 40 years ago, and I have never written any of it down, in any format, anywhere, I've just kept it stashed away in a dusty filing cabinet in my back of my mind. Now I have the green light, so let's go.

I'll be honest here as I didn't feel qualified to teach this chapter, and for the last couple of weeks I've been putting it off. In fact, just a few minutes ago before starting work, I told God straight that I didn't feel qualified to teach this chapter, and it was then I got the green light to go with what I'm about to teach. When I began work, some new light also came my way giving me the understanding I needed to confidently finish the chapter.

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

It's difficult to comprehend that stuff like this can go on in home churches, but there it is. One of the believers in the home churches in Corinth fucked his own father's wife. Now, I'm not going to preach on the evils of certain kinds of sex here, I'm going to handle this a different way and show you why some sexual acts are evil. In the Old Testament God laid out very clearly that certain sexual acts were to be regarded as capital offences and anyone indulging in them was to be executed. Homosexuality and bestiality for example were criminal offences that carried the death penalty. Why homosexuality is so evil we have covered in depth in my class Walking by the Spirit, and really, bestiality requires no explanation. Anyone who engages in such filthy abhorrent replusive acts does not deserve to breathe and God commanded us to take the breath out of them.

Exodus 22:19
Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus 20:13
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Now, why is having sex with your father's wife such an abhorrent act that even heathen pagans don't do it? Well, I'm not going to preach on the evils of it, I'm going to show you why it is evil.

When the flood of Genesis covered the entire earth, the only people aboard the Ark were Noah, his wife, their three sons Shem, Ham and Japheth, and their three wives.

Genesis 7:13
In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark;

When the Ark later grounded on dry land in the Valley of the Eight in modern day Turkey, everyone else on earth was dead. Noah and his family were the believers, they were those who believed God and his word. They were people who lived their lives according to the bible. So, in future years, where did all the unbelieving satanists and devil worshipping pagans come from? When Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt and took them into the Promised land, where did all those evil pagan Canaanites living there come from? It's a good question, so let's go to the word to find out.

Genesis 9:18
And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan.

Genesis 9:22
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

Twice in Genesis God tells us that Ham is the father of Canaan. Noah had three sons and quite a number of grandsons, so why would God single out Canaan and tell us twice, not once, but twice that Ham was his father? Intriguing stuff. Genesis also tells us that Ham saw the nakedness of his father. What on earth does that mean? Regarding sex, there are some guidelines in the scriptures which we are required to observe. They are boundaries which we must not under any circumstances stray beyond. We already know that homosexuality and bestiality were criminal offences that were punishable by death, but there were others, including adultery. Betraying a woman and the promises you made to her when you married her, in God's eyes, is worthy of death.

Leviticus 20:10
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.

Leviticus also tells us that having sex with your mother was another capital offence punishable by death.

Leviticus 20:11
And the man that lieth with his father's wife hath uncovered his father's nakedness: both of them shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

Here, having sex with your mother is referred to as uncovering your father's nakedness, so when we read that Ham uncovered his father's nakedness it means he fucked his own mother.

Genesis 9:22
And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without.

Ham had sex with his mother and she became pregnant with Canaan. In later generations of course, most of the grandkids would have simply assumed that Canaan was Noah's son. As such things tend to be kept quiet, there would have been some confusion in the family as to who Canaan's father was. That's why God tells us twice that Ham is the father of Canaan.

So, where did all the Canaanites in the land of Canaan come from? As we see in Genesis, they were descendents from Ham who fucked his own mother and made her pregnant with Canaan. Do you begin to see how the world would be a much a better place if we simply stayed within God's boundaries in sexual matters? Do you begin to understand why God commanded us to execute anyone who strayed beyond those boundaries? If you don't like the world we are living in, don't blame God, it's our fault for not doing what he says.

Anyway, let's move on. Have you any idea why having sex with your mother is such a bad thing? Well, for a start it's a major level up from adultery in that not only is she someone else's wife, she is your own father's wife. Sufficient reason for execution if you ask me. Add to that the genetic mutations and other problems that manifest themselves in children born from such close inbreeding, and you can readily understand why God told us to execute people who indulge in such practices. It's not because he's mean, it's because he's trying to protect us. For you geneticists out there, when two human beings have sex, DNA is transferred between them and shared at the molecular level. That's why God refers to a man and a women who marry as being one flesh.

Genesis 2:24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

To cleave means to have no sex with any woman other than your wife. Marriage is a one flesh relationship that actually involves mixing who you are with another human being. You literally become one flesh.

When two people have sexual interrcourse, DNA is transferred between them and it is permanent. That sharing of DNA affects both the man and the woman as well as their children and grandchildren. That's why sex before marriage and sleeping around isn't a good idea. Ladies, trust me, you don't want the DNA of dozens of men floating around in your molecules for the rest of your life as it will corrupt you and weaken the DNA of your children producing weaker people. One flesh between one man and one woman is God's way for a successful marriage, strong children, and a wonderful family life.

Okay, so this should make it a little easier to understand why two men sharing DNA between them is such an abhorrent act that it should always be punished with death. Sharing DNA with an animal is such a disgusting act of depravity it should always be punishable by death. Foul creatures who engage in such putrid acts should not be permitted to breathe. And I don't give a fuck what the Vatican, the UN, Amnesty International, the Red Cross, or the ACLU have to say on the matter.

Incidentally, while we are here, the Covid vaccines have DNA in them, but so far no one has figured out what it is. When the world finally wakes up and the vaccinated discover exactly what kind of DNA and other poisons were injected into them, they will not be pleased.

1 Corinthians 5:1
It is reported commonly that there is fornication [porneia] among you, and such fornication [porneia] as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.

Fornication is the Greek word porneia from which we get our English word porn. Listen, even people who indulge in inbreeding don't fuck their mothers. This is porn at a whole new level.

1 Corinthians 5:2-5
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,

To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

The key to understanding these verses is recognising that Paul was walking by the spirit here, indicated by his words absent in body, but present in spirit. Paul was walking by revelation here. He was in another part of the world and couldn't deal with the situation in person, so he went to God and through his gift ministry was told to deliver that person to satan for the destruction of his flesh. This was a permanent solution to what was a serious next level porn situation.

Now, just because Paul delivered this person to satan for the destruction of his flesh that does not give anyone else on earth the authority to deliver people to satan for the destruction of their flesh. There is absolutely nothing anywhere in the bible that gives anyone this right. Paul did not kill this dude, he simply told them that the person was being delivered to satan for the destruction of his flesh, and I can assure you he would have been dead pretty soon after that. This is basically the same thing that happened to Ananias and Sapphira when Peter confronted them for their lying.

Acts 5:1-11
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

Peter didn't kill Ananias and Sapphira and nor did God, satan did. They were delivered to him for the destruction of their flesh for lying about money. Well, the love of money is the root of ALL evil, so don't go thinking that this was just a little matter not really worthy of confrontation. If you love money so much you would lie to God about it to his face, then you are most definitely not walking in the love of God. Only God knows what is going on in a person's heart so it is of paramount importance that the gift ministries walk by the spirit when dealing with such evil in the home churches.

1 Samuel 16:7
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

The key to understanding how people are delivered to satan like this is understanding that Paul and Peter had gift ministries and both of them were walking by the spirit. They energised their gift ministries and were told through the holy spirit to deliver those people to satan for the destruction of their flesh. So, if you are a home church leader, handling stuff like this is not your job. Neither of these records gives any home church leader or any believer the authority or the right to deliver people to satan for the destruction of their flesh. This is a job for the gift ministries. It is their job to keep the saints in good repair, do the work of the ministry and build up the body of Christ.

Ephesians 4:11,12
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

For the perfecting [katartismos - mending or repairing] of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Let's get back to Corinthians.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Okay, let's handle this leaven stuff. The bible is filled with customs and orientalisms from the Middle East which make no sense to us unless we understand their culture. Take this verse as an example.

Matthew 19:24
And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Without labouring the point, there are plenty of rich people who have been born again and have eternal life, and there were plenty of rich people in the Old Testament who were believers. Job was the richest man on planet earth during his life. So, obviously something isn't right with our understanding of what's written here. I mean, seriously, it is impossible for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, so if we interpret this verse according to our western understanding of needles, this verse makes no sense at all. Worse, it might put rich people off coming to the truth. However, when we understand what needles were according to eastern culture thousands of years ago, the verse comes to life.

People lived in walled towns and cities back then for protection. There were main gates in the city walls obviously, which could be closed and barricaded quickly if enemies approached, but they were often far apart. Some of those ancient walled cities were massive and depending on where you lived it could take you well out of your way leading animals to the nearest main gate. To make access more convenient therefore some of the larger cities had easily closed off small archways built into the walls between the main gates. These low and narrow access arches were called needles. If you got your camel down on its knees and did some pushing, with a bit of effort you could squeeze one through and save yourself a long detour. So, what the verse is saying is that rich people who have become accustomed to buying anything they like whenever they like might find it a bit of a struggle adjusting to a different way of doing things with their money when it comes to the word. It's not impossible, and with a bit of pushing and squeezing and mild discomfort they can get through it.

Understanding what leaven was in the Middle East during bible times will also bring these verses in Corinthians to life.

1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Leaven was used to give their bread some flavour. Chapatis can be pretty bland if they are just flour and water, so leaven was used to flavour bread. Differing recipes for leaven would ensure their bread was always deliciously different. However, leaven also had a negative side and it could ruin the bread if the recipe wasn't prepared properly or it wasn't fresh. Jesus Christ used bad leaven as an example to teach us to be cautious of flavoured bread which could poison us.

Mark 8:15
And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

The leaven of the Pharisees refers to religion, while the leaven of Herod refers to politics.  We must keep religion and politics out of our home churches or they will flavour the truth we teach with poison. Look around you, look at what has become of christianity because of the leaven of religion and the leaven of politics. Such leavened bread poisons everyone who eats it with malice and wickedness which will corrupt us and divide us, because that is what religion and politics are designed to do.

1 Corinthians 5:8
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Religion and politics will always corrupt us and divide us and have us at each others throats. This isn't about which church or religion we go to, or which political party we vote for, the truth is the truth for everyone. It is the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, which will nourish us, keep us strong, and bring us together in harmony with God and with each other.

Now, this isn't referring to us talking about or discussing religion and politics, it is warning us to not allow the leaven of religion and politics to flavour the truth we teach. This is not banning us from talking about religion or politics, it is simply a warning so we don't flavour our teaching of the word of God with religion or politics. Blanket banning talk and discussion on religion and politics is masonic doctrinal propaganda intended to stop us from speaking the word to people and also to prevent us from confronting them for their evil. They are cunning and devious. This reference to leaven in the bible isn't a ban on talking about religion and politics, it is simply a warning to not colour or flavour the truth of God's word we teach with religion or politics.

1 Corinthians 5:9-13
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

These verses are pretty self explanatory. We all came out of the world, we were all children of disobedience at one time, covetous, extortioners, idolators and all the rest of it, but we changed didn't we? Why did we change? We changed because someone loved us enough to nourish us with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. In return we must now go out into the world among the covetous, the extortioners, the idoloaters and the drunkards and help them as well. However, if someone is a disciple and is still covetous, or is an extortioner, or an idolator, or a drunkard, or in this case someone who had sex with his own mother, get the fuckers out of your home churches and have nothing more to do with them.


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