PSALM 118:8-9; "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. 9) It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes."
Sexual sins often follow the sins of pride and arrogance. Whenever a minister falls to pride, takes their success for granted, and begins to believe their own myth they tend to think they are practically invincible and put more confidence in their gifting rather than being humble and glorifying God. They justify their arrogance and those following them are many times contributors to their delusion by continually hyping them up. The web of pride & lust is unmerciful and all caught in it fall together. We aren't the second coming of the Lord Yeshua or a Holy Ghost Superman/Superwoman. Repent and be humble.
ACTS 12:21-23; "And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22) And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23) And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost."
Pride opens the minister up much more easily to the deception of Satan by the seduction of the spirit of Jezebel. Pride will often lead to ungodly lusts by having you believe you can have it all even when it doesn't belong to you and you shouldn't have it at all. Removing those who respectfully disagree with you and love you enough to say so hurts you in the long run. A leader surrounded by "yes men", "church groupies", and "silly people" is a prime candidate for a fall, and is unprotected by these very folks they have surrounded themselves with.
2nd TIMOTHY 3:6; "For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts".
There is a temptation to relax and enjoy the fruits of one's labor while allowing others to serve you more than they should. This complacency seems like a privilege of position to the minister because of their delusional self-image. Their spouse is often so content with their prosperity that they are blinded and unable to discern this. They may dismiss it by being silent as long as they don't know other details, because facing the truth can be quite painful. The Lord gives, but he can and does take away from those deceived by pride.
2nd CHRONICLES 26:15-16; "And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad; for he was marvelously helped, till he was strong. 16) But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction: for he transgressed against the Lord his God, and went into the temple of the Lord to burn incense upon the altar of incense."
King Uzziah, from the scriptures mentioned above, was struck by YAH with leprosy for life and unable to continue as king because of his pride & arrogance in making more of himself than he was. The leader doesn't have to look further than their congregation to find someone who is already under the spell of their swag. When you create a culture where people nearly worship you, and you're a title before being a person then you are setting yourself up for a fall. King David was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and looking down from a high place when he should have been down on the battleground. Don't let your high place deceive you by being high minded and over confident. Do you know what time it is and where you are? Pride will relocate you into sin. Repent and be humble. ~ I.J. West
2nd SAMUEL 11:1-2; "And it came to pass, after the year was expired, at the time when kings go forth to battle, that David sent Joab, and his servants with him, and all Israel; and they destroyed the children of Ammon, and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried still at Jerusalem. 2) 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."