Sexual Immorality (part 2)- sex, pleasure & the FUTURE

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” There’s more to sex than mere skin on skin. Sex is as much spiritual mystery as physical fact. As written in Scripture, “The two become one.” Since we want to become spiritually one with the Master, we must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever—the kind of sex that can never “become one.” There is a sense in which sexual sins are different from all others. In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for “becoming one” with another. Or didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body”. The Message (MSG), 1 Corinthians 6:116-20

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Go to Part 1

Your future will be a certain reality showcasing the decisions and actions made today!

Sexual urges are real! They have the power to make a mighty man fall, a disciplined man derail and the richest man fall low. As real as this feeling is, interestingly there is a way to channel this feeling to great use and make the best of your future.

There goes the Urge and then the Act

The act is timeless so also the consequences that tag alongside if performed outside the context of its original work plan. The difference between the effects of sexual gratification outside matrimony and the pleasures it brings in marriage is this:

The latter is played out in God’s presence and with His seal of legal approval, while the former is played out outside His presence and isolated from His blessings“.

The urge to relieve one’s self from the intense shove of sexual pressures  will always be intensified by what one watches (the eyes), who one hangs around with (friends), what one listens to (music) and what one has been exposed to from a young age. In this age and time, the media isn’t helping youths, neither are the wrong friends who have been exposed to wrong lives! The Godly life which saves Lives has been labelled  ‘outdated and foreign‘ and the sin life crowned and praised as the new life! Sexual urges allowed to intensify will more likely than not act out. The truth that many seem to keep silent about is ‘Once you start gratifying your sexual urges outside the marital arena, it’s almost impossible to stop, even when you want to stop’. It is a force that is  embedded so deep in creation that the ordinary thought of trying to make oneself stop is but merely a thought and cannot on its own accord fight successfully against this force.

The Act outside matrimony is just the beginning of the huddle, the results that follow (a child, break-up’s, multiple affairs, a more intense awareness of the opposite sex, the urge to have more, a change in mindset of the use of sex and with who) are incurred from the wrong decisions made, but should never have been. One is left to wonder, why do humans prefer a complicated life to a Godly one?

Answer: The complex life started out simple and easy, but got complicated along the way; while the Godly life started out somewhat difficult (but the Holy Spirit helps immensely), but gives the best life and blessings: a life with little or no regrets! The decisions made in the spores of freedom, can give a happy ending or …..

Why not enjoy the Act and think about the Future later?

What part of your future are you certain about? How certain are you about the next 12 hours?  Every action has a consequence, and every consequence leaves its impressions. The decisions made today are tied to tomorrow’s future, and where you are today is as a result of decisions and words said yesterday or years ago. You cannot separate any act from the consequences, same as you cannot separate an innovative mind from the one that owns the mind!

Before you think about doing the Act, wisely weigh the risks, above all God’s disapproval.

For the Lady?

  • If i got pregnant, would i be ready to take care of a child and handle the intense  responsibilities that come with it?  
  • Will sleeping with Him make him love me more? Or shouldn’t that love make him wait till he marries me?
  • Is he worth your future?
  • Do i have a future with him?
  • Do my parents deserve this after the great way they worked to bring me up in?
  • What would Jesus say?
  • Is my body worth much to me to just give it to any man/boy?
  • How much value do i place on my life?

For the Guy?

  • Am i ready to father a child, provide for a child, love a child and train a child?
  • Is she worth my future?
  • Do i want to father children that will live away from me, have different mothers and grow up in different environments?
  • do i want to make mistakes that i will regret in the future?
  • How much do i value my life and future?
  • What would Jesus say?
  • What type of family and home do i want to have in the future?

Have a self-analysis anytime you feel that urge. Get on your knees and ask the Holy Spirit to help you (Dear God, I ask for your help today to calm my sexual urges and to stay focused on the future. Please help me by your Holy Spirit to be strong and get through this in Jesus Name, Amen) , cos He will. God has a great future for you, don’t change the course of your life by the spoon of the moment decisions you make. Stay on God’s lane, and you will definitely get to the preferred destination.

Here are a few verses to reiterate all that’s been said:

  • Matthew 15:19
    For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

    Matthew 15:18-20 (in Context)

  • Mark 7:21
    For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries,fornications, murders,

    Mark 7:20-22 (in Context)

  • Galatians 5:19
    Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness,

    Galatians 5:18-20 (in Context)

  • Ephesians 5:3
    But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;
  • Colossians 3:5

    So kill (deaden, [a]deprive of power) the evil desire lurking in your members [those animal impulses and all that is earthly in you that is employed in sin]: sexual vice, impurity, sensual appetites, unholy desires, and all greed and covetousness, for that is idolatry (the deifying of self and other created things instead of God).

    Next week our topic will be on masturbation, lesbianism, homosexuality, lewdness and pornography.

    Stay tuned friends. Need to contact us?

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