Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever. (1 John 2:15-17)
Every man that’s born of the Spirit of God despises the world. “And if you love the world or the things of the world, the love of God’s not even in you.” That’s what the Bible said. And the real pilgrim on his road simply hates the things of the world. He hates to see men drinking. He hates to see men smoking. He hates to see women on the street with the little old dirty clothes on. He hates to see buncos and card parties.
And yesterday, while Brother Wood and I were coming through the street, and some of the men, there was a little lady there in Louisville, coming down the street, lovely looking little woman, with clothes on that was horrible: just a little way up on the hip, and a little ribbon tied on her hips on each side, and a little bitty round piece of cloth in front of her, and tied with a string behind, walking down the street, horribly, and every man on the street looking at her.
I said, “She doesn’t realize that she’s guilty in the sight of God with committing adultery with every man that looked on her in that manner. And she’ll answer at the day of judgment for committing adultery with those men.”
Jesus said, “Whosoever looketh upon a woman to lust after her, has committed adultery with her already.” That’s right. So, you see, Brother Wood said to me, “What do you allow for that, Brother Branham?” I said, “It’s either mental deficiency or devil possession.” There are only two things to make it. A decent, clean woman won’t wear those things unless she’s devil possessed. That’s exactly the truth.
Now, a pilgrim that’s on his road to heaven, he lives in a different atmosphere. You don’t have to worry about him looking at her. He’ll turn his head if he’s got God in his heart, for he’s living in an atmosphere that’s a million miles from those things. That’s right. You don’t want to be guilty of that stuff at the judgment.
So he turns his head and says, “God, have mercy on the woman,” and on he goes. We’re in our journey. We’re on our way to Canaan’s land. We’re on our way to that eternal and blissful rest that God has given us. And in the journey, we’re tempted. We’re tempted of all kinds of things, but yet be tempted without sinning.