The first secret to the journey is that sex is a big deal especially when used in the wrong manner. Many people believe that all sins are equal none is greater than the other… but I have found that to not be the case ( in my own OPINION). In all of my years of going to church I have realized that there are two sins…. that seem to take the cake. Thank God for grace though!
The First is Blasphemy which is the slandering of God through any speech, writing or action. In the old testament this was punishable by death (before the grace and mercy of God through the death and resurrection of his son Jesus Christ was given to us). There is an example of how God feels about being blasphemed in Leviticus. There was an Israelite woman’s son who had an egyptian father. Well the son and a man from Israel got into a fight and the son Blasphemed the Name of God and cursed him. They bought that son to moses and and from there he went into custody until moses heard what the God’s will would be for what the son did. In God’s own words he said
” Bring out of the camp the one who cursed, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him. And speak to the people of Israel, saying, Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. Whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall stone him. The sojourner as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death” Leviticus 24:14-16 ESV
I would say that God feels very strongly about that. Basically don’t disrespect him. We are very blessed that God DID send Jesus for us to fulfill the laws of the Old Testament. It doesn’t give us an out it just changes our perspective of ” you better do this” or “don’t ever do this” to ” I get to do this” or “I choose not to do this”. The pure life journey is a I get to be pure and I choose not to go outside of my standards.
We still don’t get out of this though even thought Jesus came. In Matthew Jesus gave us a piece of his mind regarding the same subject.
“Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. And whoever speaks a word against the Son Of man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks a word against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come” Matthew 12:37 ESV
I can’t think of anything worse than to NOT be forgiven for the things that I have done… Jesus came for that very thing but as you can see blasphemy is NOT tolerated. So that is the first. It is a larger sin to blaspheme… so much so that Jesus separated it from the word sin. Sin AND blasphemy.
I went way to long on that. The second one that would be God tends to pay a little more attention to iiiiissss….(drum roll please)….. Sexual Sin. Yup. Sexual Sin. Half of ya’ll just checked out right then. What makes it such a big deal.. well it is the only sin in which you the bible says you sin against yourself.
Flee from sexual immorality, Every other sin a person commits outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18
Not only is this probably the most controversial topic of this day and age it is also the one that leaves the most people broken. Spiritually detached if you will. It doesn’t matter in which light that you shine it in…. the person ends up feeling broken and empty at the end. with multiple partners a person would be leaving a piece of themselves with that other person when two people consummate (have sex) their two fleshes ( is that a word?) becomes one. When that relationship is over… their flesh is still one + jack +jim+ Brian meaning that they are carrying all of their issues around with them. You end up dealing with what they go through and they aren’t even around you anymore because you are now with bobby. That is called a soul tie.
On twitter I hear people talking about “body counts” or how many people they have slept with like it is a competition…but I often just wonder how much MORE do they carry now than just their own problems… something a condom won’t protect. To say it plainly a condom won’t protect your soul.
Sexual immorality includes the masturbater ( I don’t think I spelled it right and I am most definitely NOT about to look up how to spell it Google either, lol) ( yo this is really PURE MOVEMENT AFTER DARK TONIGHT! #PMAD) as well. It becomes an impatient pride issue in this case. How is it pride and impatiences Chelsee? Well… masturbation pretty much tells God that his creation of sex ( that is supposed to be contained and maximized in marriage) is not good enough that you are just fine handling it yourself and that you can not wait until he sends you your help meet aka your spouse. How are we to tell God that something that HE created is not good enough.. I mean I guess we do it often, some of us when we look in the mirror at times, or when we are judging others when we shouldn’t be. God made this for us 1 to be fruitful and multiply and 2 it was a gift… it was made pleasurable on purpose but not for you to exercise on your own. Not to mention with it comes false expectations before marriage, going into marriage and maintaining it. I mentioned before that sex makes you one with your partner ( should be spouse) Masturbation makes you one with yourself… therefore placing you higher than what God created for you = pride. Selah!
We have to remember that once we give our lives to Christ… that it is no longer our body, Christ paid a price for us… we gave him control when we accepted him into our lives. This is just another area that we tend to want to control… and for what? Because everyone else is doing it? If we are called to be the light in such a dark world then why would you want to be doing in the dark what everyone else is doing in the dark? If you temporarily dim your light to do wrong… it is still enough to send darkness in the other direction.
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
My hope for you is that you don’t go down that road… if you haven’t been down it then good. You can’t miss where you have never been or what you never had. Get you accountability partners that are walking the same way as you! If you are recovering and getting back on the right path then as much as you can get around the right people in moments of weakness ( accountability partners), fill your time so it is not something you think about. Journal, worship, and don’t let people pressure you. If you lose friends/boyfriends/girlfriends than so be it. Having sex does not make you cool or awesome and you don’t need to practice before marriage if you just let God write your story. Don’t even put yourself in those situations and if you get there.. flee! This turned out to be much longer than expected but yea.. here ya go.
Thank you for sending your Son, so that I have the opportunity to be in right standing with you! Please forgive me for unknowingly slandering your name, if there has been anytime.I know that life may stress me out but I will take more care to pay attention to the words a speak about you to other and how I present you to others. Help me stay on the narrow path. When it looks like everyone may be going one way God show me your way. Help me to control myself and my desires, that they will submit to the the things that are you. God you have the throne of my heart and I will not put myself or any other above you. Help me to purify my desires and my heart towards you. I will wait for the person that you have designed me for. Send me accountability partners that will keep encourage me from going my own way when I feel tempted. God I love you so much!
In Jesus Name, Amen!