Genesis chapter 12-13 Star Chart: "Abram was seventy and five years old when he (Ophiuchus) departed out of Haran" (12:4) in 1937 B.C. "He removed from thence unto a (red radius) mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his (red radius) tent, having Bethel on the west (moon in Gemini), and Hai on the east (moon in Aries): and there he builded an (solar) altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord" (12:8). From this solar altar "Abram (Ophiuchus) journeyed, going on still toward the south" (12:9) till he said, "when the (Gemini, Argo and Perseus) Egyptians shall (red radius) see thee", "they (Gemini, Argo and Perseus) shall (red radius) say, This is his wife: and they will (Perseus) kill me, but they will save thee alive" (12:12) is 144° days. "And Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there" (12:10) 72° days more. Then Pharaoh (Argo) "called Abram and said, "go thy way" (12:18-19). "And Abram went up out of Egypt, he (Pollux), and his wife (Castor), and all that he had, and Lot (Auriga) with him, into the south" (13:1) till "he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his (red radius) tent had been at the beginning (one lap -- 360° is 1936 B.C.), between Bethel and Hai" (13:3) is 144° days more.
Notice that everyone's face is red from embarrassment due to the experience. Why? Is Sarai portrayed by a (solar) blonde (red radius line) figurine with legs spread in the Nile as she bathes (niddah)? Do the moons represent her buttocks, or the eyes of men, or both? Are all the male constellations (red radius) staring at her?
I Will Bless Them That Bless Thee,
And Curse Him That Curseth Thee:
In Thee Shall All Families of Earth Be Blessed
12:1 Now the Lord (Argo) had said unto (Ophiuchus) Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy (Gemini) kindred, and from thy father's (red radius) house, unto a land that I will (red radius) shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great (Gemini and Milky Way) nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed (Ophiuchus walking), as the Lord (Argo) had spoken unto him; and Lot (Hercules) went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he (Ophiuchus) departed out of Haran (1937 B.C.).
5 And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
6 And Abram passed through the land unto the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite (Gemini, Perseus) was then in the land.
7 And the Lord (Argo) appeared unto Abram (Ophiuchus), and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the Lord, who appeared unto him.
8 And he removed from thence unto a (red radius) mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his (red radius) tent, having Bethel on the west (moon in Gemini), and Hai on the east (moon in Aries): and there he builded an altar (sun in Ophiuchus) unto the Lord, and (red radius) called upon the name of the Lord.
9 And Abram (Ophiuchus) journeyed, going on still toward the south.
10 And there was a (black) famine in the land: and Abram went down into Egypt to sojourn there; for the (black) famine was grievous in the land.
11 And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt (moon in Aries), that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to (red radius lunar buttocks or lunar eye ball) look upon:
Even though she was 65.
12 Therefore it shall come to pass, when the (Gemini, Argo and Perseus) Egyptians shall (red radius) see thee, that they (Gemini, Argo and Perseus) shall (red radius) say, This is his wife: and they will (Perseus) kill me, but they will save thee alive.
13 Say, I pray thee, thou art my (Gemini) sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee.
The idea of a man sacrificing himself to save a woman’s honour belongs almost entirely to the Christian age.
14 And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt, the (Gemini and Perseus) Egyptians (lunar eyes) beheld the (solar golden hair, red radius legs with lunar buttocks) woman that she was very fair.
And it came to pass, that, when Abram was come into Egypt,.... To the city of Heliopolis; for there it was that Abram had his abode, as Eupolemus ( Apud Euseb. ut supra. (Praepar. Evangel. c. 17. p. 418, 419.) says, when upon the famine he went into Egypt, and where he conversed with the Egyptian priests, and taught them ASTROLOGY, and other things belonging to it; and of this descent of Abram into Egypt, and teaching ASTROLOGY, Artapanus ( Apud ib. c. 18. p. 420.), another Heathen writer, speaks; Abram, he says, having learned the science of ASTROLOGY, went first into Phoenicia and taught it the Phoenicians, and afterwards went into Egypt, and taught it there.
15 The (Gemini) princes also of Pharaoh (red radius) saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the (solar golden hair, red radius legs with lunar buttocks) woman was taken into Pharaoh's (red radius) house.
16 And he entreated Abram (Ophiuchus) well for her sake: and he had (Aries) sheep, and (Taurus) oxen, and (Aries) he asses, and (Gemini) menservants, and (Gemini) maidservants, and (Aries) she asses, and (Taurus) camels.
17 And the (Argo) Lord (red radius) plagued Pharaoh (Ophiuchus) and his house (Gemini and Perseus) with great (red radius) plagues because of Sarai (Castor) Abram's (Pollux's) wife.
18 And Pharaoh (Ophiuchus) called Abram and said, What is this that thou hast done unto me? why didst thou not tell me that she was thy (Castor) wife?
19 Why saidst thou, She is my sister? so I might have taken her (Castor) to me to wife: now therefore behold thy (Castor) wife, take her, and go thy way.
The whole of this affair is related by Eupolemus (l), an Heathen historian, in a few words, in great agreement with this account; only he represents Sarai as married to the king of Egypt; he says, that Abram, on account of a famine, went to Egypt, with all his family, and there dwelt, and that the king of the Egyptians married his wife, he saying she was his sister: he goes on to relate more at large, says Alexander Polyhistor that quotes him, that the king could not enjoy her, and that his people and family were infected with a plague, upon which he called his diviners or prophets together, who told him that the woman was not a widow; and when the king of the Egyptians so understood it, that she was the wife of Abram, he restored her to her husband.
(l) Apud Euseb. ut supra. (Praepar. Evangel. l. 9. c. 18. p. 420.)
20 And Pharaoh (Ophiuchus) commanded his (Gemini and Perseus) men concerning him: and they sent him away (Pollux), and his wife (Castor), and all that he had.
Abram apparently retained the wealth that he had procured on false pretences. But this brief account leaves out much pertinent information. Was his life really in jeopardy? Was this lie the lesser of two evils?
And Pharaoh commanded his men concerning him,.... His courtiers and servants, not to do him any hurt or injury in his person or substance; who he might suppose would be enraged at hearing how the king and they had been imposed upon and deceived; he ordered a guard about him while he was there, and to conduct him, and all that belonged to him, safely out of his dominions, as appears by what follows: but Dr. Lightfoot (m) is of opinion, that he gave charge to the Egyptians, making it as it were a law for the time to come, that they should not converse with Hebrews, nor with foreign shepherds, in any so near familiarity, as to eat or drink with them, which the Egyptians observed strictly ever after, Genesis 43:32.
and they sent him away, and his wife, and all that he had; they did not drive him out by force, or in any disgraceful manner, but being committed to a guard of men, appointed by the king, he had safe conduct out of the land, with his family, and all that he had; all that he brought with him, and all the increase he had made there, and all the gifts he had received of the king. The Jews (n) interpret it of the writings and gifts he had given to Sarai; and they (o) observe a great likeness between Abram's descent into Egypt, his being there, and departure out of it, and that of his posterity in later times; as that they both went thither on account of a famine; that they both went down to sojourn there; and that they both went out with great substance; with other particulars observed by them.
(m) See his Works, vol. 1. p. 694. (n) Pirke Eliezer, c. 26. (o) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 40. fol. 35. 3.
13:1 And Abram went up out of Egypt, he (Pollux), and his wife (Castor), and all that he had, and Lot (Auriga) with him, into the south.
2 And Abram was very rich in (Taurus) cattle, in (lunar) silver, and in (solar) gold.
3 And he went on his journeys from the south even to Bethel, unto the place where his (red radius) tent had been at the beginning (360°), between Bethel and Hai;
4 Unto the place of the (solar) altar, which he had make there at the first: and there Abram (Ophiuchus) (red radius) called on the name of the Lord.
5 And Lot also, which went with Abram, had (Aries) flocks, and (Taurus) herds, and (red radius) tents.
6 And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together.
7 And there was a strife between the (Gemini and Perseus) herdmen of Abram's (Taurus) cattle and the (Gemini and Perseus) herdmen of Lot's (Taurus) cattle: and the Canaanite (Pollux) and the Perizzite (Castor) dwelled then in the land.
8 And Abram (Ophiuchus) (red radius line) said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my (Gemini and Perseus) herdmen and thy (Gemini and Perseus) herdmen; for we be (Gemini) brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? (red radius) separate thyself (Castor), I pray thee, from me (Pollux): if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.
10 And Lot lifted up his (red radius) (lunar) eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the (green Milky Way) garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.
11 Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they (red radius) separated themselves the one from the other.
12 Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his (red radius) tent toward Sodom.
13 But the (Gemini) men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly.
14 And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up now thine (lunar) eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward:
15 For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed for ever.
16 And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth: so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered.
17 Arise, (Ophiuchus) walk through the land in the length of it and in the breadth of it; for I will give it unto thee.
18 Then Abram removed his (red radius) tent, and came and dwelt in the plain of Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built there an altar unto the Lord.
What is LASCIVIOUSNESS?
What is lasciviousness? According to Webster's dictionary it means, "Loose, wanton, lewd, lustful, irregular indulgence of animal desires, tendency to excite lust and promote irregular indulgences." According to the Barnhart and Thorndike dictionary it is simply defined, "feeling lust, showing lust, causing lust."
Today I could shorten these definitions down to one four-letter word, "SEXY." Being "SEXY" or trying to be "SEXY" is a sin. We are not taught to be SEXY in body but to be "holy both in body and in spirit." God wants men and especially women to be holy in body (physically) and in spirit (emotionally, mentally and in will), I Corinthians 6:19-20; 7:34.
There is a time and place for physical intimacy inside of marriage with your husband. Never outside of marriage. Showing or causing lust outside of marriage is wrong. It is lascivious.
Women and teen young ladies must realize that their anatomy can cause lust in men even though they do not mean for it to. By not dressing correctly or immodestly, this can trigger lustful thoughts when he sees too much skin or clothes that are too tight.
Consider David's sin:
II Samuel 11:2-5 "And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bath-sheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child."
Is Lust Always Evil? Is it Always Wrong to Covet?
Some desires are appropriate and healthy. For example, it is right to desire food when you are hungry, drink when you are thirsty, and sleep when you are tired. These are desires God gives us in order to stay healthy. But it is wrong when these desires get distorted – when our desire for food becomes gluttony, or our desire for drink drunkenness, or our desire for sleep laziness. In a similar way, it is right for a husband and wife to desire one another sexually, but it is wrong to have this desire towards someone you are not married to. Don't fornicate in your mind. Flee mental fornication. Practically, this might mean that a husband carries a picture of his wife in the nude with him when he is away from home because he has a right to see and desire his wife. But carrying a picture of a woman who is not his wife would be lust, and wrong! Don't fornicate in your mind. Flee mental fornication.
Sex is Very Good
So where does this leave you in how you should feel about your boyfriend or girlfriend? Obviously, there is meant to be physical attraction between you. It would be really peculiar to have a relationship with a woman if you didn’t find her beautiful! But where is the line that means you have crossed into sinful lust? For a dating couple, it would be the physical act -- since sex appeal is necessary to dating. But dating should be very brief. The adversary has deceived men into believing that sex, lust, coveting, pleasure, sensuality, and feeling good is all evil; yet, when God created all things he said "it was VERY GOOD" (Genesis 1:31 ). A woman's body is designed to be beautiful to a man. Who are you going to believe? Christians desire, lust for, and covet after the Knowledge and Wisdom of God, which is good. Sensuality, like lust, is purely neutral. What you do with it determines whether you sin or not. Sex with strangers is not good, but sex with your wife is. There is nothing wrong with lusting. Do you lust for your wife, or do you lust for somebody else’s wife? This is the point. The Law does not say, "Do not covet", it says do not covet anything that BELONGS TO SOMEONE ELSE (Exodus 20:17). Do not fornicate in your mind. Flee mental fornication. But you TRY TO PURCHASE what is legitimately for sale.
Positive examples of "lust" in the Bible are: Deuteronomy 14:26 where God commanded the Israelites to turn the tithes into money and spend it on whatever their soul lusts for; Psalm 21:2 where God satisfies your lusts (desires) if they are good and right for you; Proverbs 10:24 where the lust (desire) of the righteous shall be granted; Proverbs 11:23 where the lust (desire) of the righteous is good, and this is in contrast to the lust of the wicked; and Positive examples of "covetous" in the bible are: Genesis 2:9 where, in the Garden of Eden, the LORD God made to grow every tree that is pleasant (covetous) to the sight, Psalm 19:7-10 where the Law of the Lord is to be coveted after (desired), Proverbs 21:20 where the wise will covet (desire) treasure, Matthew 13:17 where the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven have been coveted after (desired) by many prophets and righteous men, Luke 16:20-21 where a beggar coveted (desired) to be fed, Luke 17:22 where Christ told his disciples they would covet (desire) to see one of the days of the Son of man, 1 Timothy 3:1 where if a man covets after (desires) the office of a bishop, he desires a good work. 1 Corinthians 12:31 where believers are commanded to covet earnestly the best spiritual gifts,
But Proverbs 6:25, says "Lust not after her (evil, strange, whorish, adultress) beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids."
Matthew 5:28, "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman (wife) to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." Of course it is necessary to lust after an unmarried woman prior to dating her and prior to marriage to her. It is called "sex appeal." She is available.
But if she turns you down, then avoid her temptations and cut off the relationship.
Is Pornography Wrong?
Galatians 5:19-21 says, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness (filthy, shameful thoughts and actions), lasciviousness (being sexy), Idolatry (temple harlots), witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
"Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater -- worshipping a woman's body), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God" (Eph. 5:1-11 ESV)
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (neither passive nor dominant partners in homosexuality), Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers (verbally abusive people), nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
Men are instructed:
Proverbs 6:25, "Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids."
Matthew 5:28, "But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman (wife) to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart."
Men are over stimulated today by lasciviousness. Everywhere a man turns there is an improperly dressed woman or a picture of an improperly dressed woman. No Christian woman should dress, look or act in a lascivious way.
Since the sexual revolution blossomed in the 1960's our country has slid down a deep decline into a moral abyss that has been characterized by nakedness and nudity. Immodest clothing and a "sexy" demeanor have become the normal of women today.
In 1960 the Center for Disease Control in Atlantic reported there were five major Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD's) in America. In 1999 they reported there are fifty. Some of these are incurable and fatal. No one can tell outwardly who has these diseases. A very handsome muscular young man could be diseased. A very attractive young lady could be diseased.
Sixty percent of all teens say they have fornicated by the age of 18.
Almost 1.5 million teen girls become pregnant every year. (There is too much fornication going on. It was not always like this.) Half of these teen girls abort their babies. Ninety seven percent of those who have babies as single mothers live in poverty the rest of their lives. Not many of them find a good man who wants to marry them. Here is one of the saddest facts: one out of three teen girls who becomes pregnant is impregnated by an adult man. What does this teach us? Adult men can be stimulated by teen girls.
It is atrocious the way teen girls dress today. It is not uncommon to see them with tight shorts, bare legs, bare mid-rifts, bare shoulders and low cut tops. This causes lust. This is lasciviousness. Most teen girls do not have a clue of what today's "fashions" do to men. I Timothy 2:9-10 says, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works." This means they were professing godliness but not practicing it. The way they were dressing and the emphasis on jewelry was not pleasing to God. The ways of the women of the world were slowly infiltrating the Church.
Most important, what does the Bible say about lasciviousness?
Consider the Scriptures:
Jesus taught lasciviousness is a sin that originates in the heart and defiles a person. A lascivious person is defiled.
Mark 7:20-23, "And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornication, ... lasciviousness, ... All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."
Lascivious people are described as being "past feeling." I know ladies who say they are believers in the Lord who have no shame, guilt or conviction about dressing or acting improperly. Are they too "past feeling?"
Ephesians 4:19, "Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness ... ."
Lasciviousness is a work of the flesh that could cause a person to lose some or all of their eternal inheritance.
Galatians 5:19-21, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, ... : of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
Lasciviousness may have been something we did in our past but we should not in our present.
I Peter 4:2-5, "That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead."
Lasciviousness should be repented of. II Corinthians 12:21, "And lest, when I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness and fornication and lasciviousness which they have committed."
It should be repented of. But today many "Christian" Rock Stars are "turning the grace of God into lasciviousness..." Jude 4. This ungodly culture has crept into the Church and Youth Groups through "Christian" Rock music, "Christian" bookstores and "Christian" concerts. Lasciviousness is sin. It shows lust and causes lust. It causes people to be carnal, fleshly and worldly minded. Life is too short to waste it on lust. Repent for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Romans 8:8, "So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God."
How should a Christian lady act? Consider these instructions:
Titus 2:4-5, "That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
Proverbs 31:30, "Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised."