Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Personal Prayer Request:

For a long time, I believe that the Lord has been asking me to speak out on the evils of pornography. For the most part, I have been very evasive. It all started years ago when my dear friend Fr. Christopher Crotty CPM asked me to write down some of the things I witnessed back in the 1990s in San Francisco and Los Angeles. Since then, I have done nothing. But God is still pulling me to fight against this corruption which daily swallows up countless souls. The people in porn and those affected by it, though still loved by God, are extremely lost and heavily permeated with demonic entities, please pray for my continued safety and that God will give me strength.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Joseph, I followed a link from Shelley Lubben's site here.

    I am impressed by your journey from where you were to where you are today and in line with this post am taking the opportunity to encourage you in a spiritual sense to do all you find you are able to, to pick up and lay hold of 'the good works prepared for you in advance for you, that you may walk in them'.

    Your writing is articulate, intelligent and compelling. And your heart shows grace, compassion and understanding. I have a sense that this direction is indeed God's will for you, and I write you to spur you on.

    The voice against porn, and its calculated, introductory media rivulets, is rising. This voice will benefit from the gifts and stories locked up in those like you who would bring them to the table. Further, not only will the voice against porn benefit but, more importantly, those individuals being brought from 'darkness into His marvelous light' who will lean on and draw courage and determination from you and others who have journeyed further than they. And there are many you have journeyed further than in regard to escaping the corruption of the flesh.

    Perhaps I write too as it is easier to watch another do what they are called to than do what I myself am called to. And I relate to your Jonah like response to His call. I too, need courage. Perhaps then it will turn out to be, as Paul said, an occasion where 'we may be mutually encouraged by one another's faith'.

    Whatever the case, may the Lord supply you with clarity and boldness to know where, when and how to act.

    God Bless!
    Ashton



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  2. I am praying for you, Joseph! Like the biblical Joseph, you are rising above your past and pressing on towards the blessings that God has for you. With His strength you can confront your past hurt and lead a great many people towards the path of life. I am praying for you and my heart is with you. I am personally so thankful for your blog and the way that you speak the truth about homosexuality and porn. As a young person, I am deeply grieved at the lies the majority of my peers believe, and I cannot tell you what it means to me to read the truth that you are writing from your personal experience. Though I do not know you personally, I'll be pretty excited to shake your hand when we all get to Heaven.

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  3. Dear Lord Jesus,

    Please equip your son Joseph with more than enough tools to do the work you want him to do. Please put your words in his mouth and may many lives and souls be saved and redeemed back to you Lord. Please provide for Joseph, Shelley Lubben, the Pink Cross Foundation, and all those who do your work and are helped by those who do your work. Please put your hedge of protection around them and please give them more of your wisdom. I also ask in the name of Jesus that the people they reach out to have their eyes and ears open and I ask that the enemy cannot skew the message you want people to hear.

    In the name of the Lord Jesus I ask, pray, and believe. Amen.

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