Sunday, January 8, 2012

Let's Talk About Sex





So what is the big deal about premarital sex and other sexual activities outside of marriage? To start let’s focus on the affects of sexual intercourse. As a woman; we give a man part of our body and our soul.  As Juanita Bynum once described; women receive a deposit and men lose strength every time intercourse occurs outside of marriage.  What deposit(s) and strength(s) were Juanita referring to?  I believe the deposit a woman receives is a spiritual transmission where part of a man’s spirit resides within her. Almost like a mini clone of that man trespasses into the soul of a woman which increases her loyalty or desire to be with that man and her connection to him.  This type of connection is sometimes called a soul tie.  This level of connection or intimacy between a man and a woman was only intended to happen in the institution of marriage.  The loss of strength or the weakening of a man occurs during that spiritual transmission where part of him is left with that woman, his physical strength being exerted and a physical deposit left behind.   When a man releases, oftentimes at one point or another he will have a feeling of emptiness which is representative of his lost strength.  Value is the relative worth, merit, or importance [placed on an individual or their personal beliefs] (dictionary.com).  What value are you placing on yourself?  What price are you currently exchanging your mind, body and spirit for? Phone calls, affection, a relationship, or perhaps companionship outside of God?  Or maybe it is the fear of not having companionship that you are exchanging yourself for or perhaps your own lustful desires. This is because the fulfillment in which we are seeking is not in any sexual encounter be it intercourse, oral sex, masturbation, pornography or any other sexual immoral behavior.  The fulfillment we all are seeking is in Christ Jesus and until we let go of our lustful flesh or our own self passion and start aggressively pursuing the things of Christ; we will continue to have this level of emptiness and wasted energy in things that are not of God. For the Word calls us to flee sexual immortality.  In Corinthians 6:13-15 & 18-20 it advised that whatever we yoke our body with we become one with that be it a man or woman or God. “Now the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.  And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.  Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body (NKJV).”  So with this loss of strength and devaluing self-worth, why do we commit these types of sins against ourselves and God?  Mostly out of fear and the lust of the flesh.  Delving a little deeper, some of us are allowing ourselves to be consumed by our fleshful nature rather than resisting temptation and fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives.  Sexual immorality separates us from our Savior because he cannot dwell in sin and if we are sinning with our bodies, how can he dwell within us?   The body is supposed to be sacred and Holy.  The scripture tells us this “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?  For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s” (NJKV).  Throughout scripture God is constantly calling us to let go of sexual sin and honor our bodies for his purpose and will for our lives. If we answer the call to live for Christ, he can restore our bodies as His temple.  Isaiah 1:18 says "Come now, and let us reason together," says the Lord, "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool."  In this scripture we are hearing the promises of God of no matter how deep we are in sin that he can purify our body and we can start operating in his divine purpose.

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