Sexual Issues in the Church
1 John 1:9
His sexual desire became evident as he drew closer to becoming a committed Christian. After we discussed the underlying childhood issues and his familial blood line history, we went into the WORD of God and found the prescription for his breakthrough. Now, he is dedicated to living according to his purpose.
Sexual activity is a normal ritual in life. God created it! There are mysteries in the Bible that we still do not understand. I thank God for my teachers of the gospel message. They taught from their experience and understanding of the Scripture. However, today we are the generation the Bible speaks of growing wiser but weaker. We are in the information age. We have knowledge at our fingertips. However, so much knowledge with no wisdom of God can destroy us. Yet, the same information with the knowledge of God breaks the power of sin.
I want to help all those struggling with sexual addiction in the church. First, understand that God dwells in the believer. He does not leave. You are not God's bed and breakfast! Your body is the temple of His Holy Spirit. This is possible because you believed Jesus died for your sins. Now all your transgressions are forgiven through the blood of Jesus. Your trespasses are covered by the blood of Jesus. However, read on to understand how you are hurting yourself when you intentionally sin. The Apostle John teaches that there remains no more forgiveness. This means that God judges you openly for your actions and the consequences come long and strong to correct you, because you are His temple.
First change your thinking about how God dwells in your temple. Jesus' work on the cross broke the separation of man from God. Previously, the Mosaic Laws were followed and the high priest offered a blood sacrifice to God for the Jewish descendents. However, non Jewish persons had no eternal hope but Jesus being a circumcised Jew and the seed of God took on the Sin nature of man. He then being nailed to the cross became Sin that we who believe in Him have no sin on our record. Christians do not have sin charged against them in heaven.
Now that you understand that sin is not counted against the Christian, let me explain what happens when you do commit foolish sins. YOU DO NOT HAVE A LICENSE TO SIN! As a Christian, you have a new way of living, thinking, and behaving (read both Ephesians and Collosians) The Apostle Paul tells both cities that to know God is to do the right thing all the time. In fact, we do right because we love God. There is no license to sin. When you intentionally sin, God immediately judges you.
I can tell you that I worked with a family of six: father, mother, three daughters, one son. The oldest daughter is fourteen and decided to get a boyfriend at school. She kept it a secret, but they decided to embrace in a kiss after school and her father and other siblings witness this. The boyfriend decision she made was not the real issue, it was the intentions in their heart that moved God to expose them. She is committed to working for the Lord and this was a tactic of the enemy to try to take her away from this. God judged the decision by exposing the actions, we worked through the Scriptures to teach her how God's word should guide her choices. She cried! She cried! Then she decided, I will keep him as a boyfriend but no more touching. If God is pleased with this, I am. God judges the heart!
The heart is where God looks when you sin. He is the righteous judge, not men. Go to God who searches all things and knows all things. My position is to tell you that when you read the Word, apply it to your life. Sex is meant to enjoy, but between the couple in covenant. Because the two persons become one vessel, God pours out the family unit through them and receives them all back to Him through LOVE!
Sexual sin and addiction is tough to break, so you need to read and pray every day to counterattack this issue. Read Ephesians and Collosians and meditate on the words that address sexual behavior and ask God for wisdom to understand what you are reading. My mission here is to restore the individual and family unit in the church.
Truly I Am,