I thought to share my thoughts on this because it’s something people do on a regular basis.. But what people do not realise is that it’s not just lusting after another but it goes much deeper and against the actions of how God expects His children to act around others. It is not an action to be proud of or boast about, but it should be seen as a wrongful act which can be overcome by with prayer and meditating on God’s word..
‘1 JOHN 2:16 For all that is in the world- the lust of flesh the lust of eyes and the pride of life – is NOT of the Father but is off THE WORLD..’ That already is an eye opener to many that, that same action you do and think is okay, is an action God disapproves of, from this dark, messed up world, which goes against Gods teachings.
‘Romans 13: 14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfil its lusts..’
Look at it this way you have your flesh and you have your spirit.. Jesus Christ is not in the physical we cannot touch Him but He is with us in spirit and so everything we do and learn should constantly be feeding our Spirit and NOT our flesh, because majority of things that can feed the flesh comes from bad (sexual pleasures, drugs, alcohol, tattoos (not exactly feeding the flesh but its cutting and placing permanent images on the fresh skin God made and goes against His teaching in): ‘Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you; I am the Lord..’
BUT feeding our spirit comes from good because with that you’re able to gain knowledge, wisdom, growth, love and positivity which will have a more long lasting effect.. ‘2 Timothy 3:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.’
Every situation, every action, every solution we face in Life do you know that ALL the answers can be found in the Bible?? the most powerful book known to us Christians which some read and learn from, whilst others may neglect it and find themselves lost in thought and action with no way out of escaping what they are going through..
Without GOD WE ARE NOTHING AND WITH HIM WE ARE SOMETHING, SO HE IS THE BEST TO COUNSEL AND HELP US THROUGH WHAT WE FACE AND CELEBRATE WITH US DURING THE GOOD TIMES.. NEVER NEGLECT OUR MAKER AND HIS WORD BECAUSE WHEN YOU DO YOURE SIMPLY A LOST SOUL AMONGST MANY RUNNING HELTER SKELTER.. TREAT THE BIBLE AS A COMPAS, WE ALL KNOW A COMPAS DIRECTS YOU TO HELP YOU ON YOUR JOURNEY, SO THAT YOU DONT GET LOST AND ABLE TO MAKE IT TO YOUR DESTINATION OKAY?? GOOD..
SO TREAT THE BIBLE AS YOUR COMPAS AND LET THE WISE WORDS, COMMANDMENTS AND PRAYERS GUIDE YOU TO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE, HELP YOU TO STRNGTHEN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD AND HELP WITH GROWTH, WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE (BECAUSE AS WE ARE AWARE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD IS THE MOST IMPORANT RELATIONSHIP ANYONE OF US CAN HAVE, NOT THE RELATIONSHIPS WE HAVE WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY, WORK COLLEAGUES, OUR PARTNERS ETC..). Titus 2:12 ….Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and Godly in the present age…’
WOMEN IN TODAYS SOCIETY & ON SOCIAL SITES:
‘Matthew 5:28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart..’ For examplein today’s society the media first of all parade in showing different kinds of women bodies and defining what they feel the ‘perfect woman’ should look like and what they should be to make it in the industry.. Sometimes they paint a picture of a woman being skinny/ not too big with big boobs and most times a big ass in bikinis or revealing clothes advertising such, forgetting young or old girls look at this then look at themselves and question why they are the way they are or how they can be like those ‘perfect, photo shopped women’ in the magazines…
It’s like everywhere you turn there are most women flaunting what they have simply because they have it, men get drawn in by that and the cycle of lust continues.. To them once it’s on show and the guys are showing them attention they’re all happy. But it’s come to a stage now where SOCIAL PLATFORMS have given women the wrong confidence to put on show everything for guys to see. Guys then give them the attention the wrong way and then it becomes a vicious cycle of wrong doing being given ‘praises’ if you like. Because those women are getting attention and the guys are happy because they have easy chances to get these women..‘Psalm 81: 12 So I gave them over to their own STUBORN heart, to walk in their own counsels..’
‘1 Timothy 6:9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition….’
There are deeper, underlying issues e.g. insecurities and cries for attention when women do this and those men thrive on that to meet their selfish needs because to them if it’s all put on show for others to see and want ‘a piece of’ then it means they don’t have to work hard for it. As opposed to trying to get a woman who is respectful of her body and has morals she will not let go off because of a guy trying to get her.. At times with guys they don’t like to work to get a woman so these women on social sites make it easy for them to get them (the easy, temporary way). Then those same guys insult and label all women as cheaters, easy and any rude name under the sun.. Sadly it happens daily??? Galatians 5:24 And to those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires…’
Now some women may say if they have it why not, okay but there are better ways to be proud of your body rather than to have many see it and label you. A good woman will see that she has a beautiful body and will not need to show it off to gain the attention of many who will want her, then once they get her onto the next.. You want to be able to attract someone who will be there for the long term not because of what you have but because of your personality the looks should be a bonus.. (TEMPORARY VS LONG TERM ACTION)
‘1 Peter 1:14 As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your IGNORANCE..’
So to finish this part all I’ll say is that as a matter of opinion how society views women is quite sickening because the main and obvious reason is that not ALL women are the same, look the same, agree with the same ideologies as they do, act the same or even talk the same.. So already you can see how wrong and ineffective such branding is.. I say branding because that’s effectively what they’re doing they’re branding their products with these women and messed up stereotypes which are completely opposite to a wide range of women in the ‘real society’ It has never effected me in a way that had me questioning my looks and size because: One God made me this way, two I love how I am, three I’m African abeg not all of us come in small sizes J, four there are gym facilities if there’s anything you’re not happy with…. Simples..
‘Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the spirit and you shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh..’
LUST AND SEX:
SOME MAY AGREE SOME MAY DISAGREE BUT A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUT SEX HAS ROOM FOR A HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD..
‘1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I beg you as sojourners and pilgrims abstain from fleshly lusts which war AGAINST THE SOUL…’
Sex is an action that pleasures the body BUT NOT THE SPIRIT; DIRTYNESS CANNOT MIX WITH THE PURITY OF THE CLEAN SPIRIT.. FLESH WILL GIVE BIRTH TO FLESH AND THE SPIRIT WILL GIVE BIRTH TO SPIRIT.. With lust the devil speaks in that language God does not speak in that language KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.. God only speaks in the language of love and where there is love there is understanding..
So to the people who keep saying it is the sex that makes any relationship are speaking not with their spiritual eyes but with the eyes of the worldly.. Sex does not make a relationship; it’s the love that makes the relationship and God’s mighty hand in it. God is love and He can only be seen in holiness. So people who sleep around with multiple people left right and centre is God in support of that and is He the one guiding you??? Please please don’t be fooled, because really people are fooling themselves into thinking that such actions are acceptable and no they are not.
Sex is only permitted when God has approved a marriage and before marriage it is fornication and not approved by God. He wants us to be fruitful and multiply but in marriage. God will not support such action out of marriage if He believes in the husband wife and children is what creates a home and is accepted in Christ. Some may not accept this and some may have opted to not marry but please bear in mind that all that I say, I say from the word of God it’s not made up so do not think I’m attacking but simply sharing the truth from a Christian perspective.
Look for example at Mary God used her for the highest purpose, because she was a virgin and so that alone shows that God uses us mightily when we are clean!
Sex to some is just that sex.. But as a Christian we see past that and look at it deeper to know why it is indeed a sin and shouldn’t be done.. People do it and repent after but when you repent is it genuine or do you fall back into doing the act again? Within yourselves meditate on this and see how it effects you if really it does.. And make a bold step to overcome that sinful nature.. DO NOT LET SUCH ACTIONS HOLD YOU BACK!!!
Look at it this way, my brother in Christ shard this and I feel to share it with you all too. If a guy or a woman sleeps around with more than 10 people then he or she has been tied to those spirits.. How then can they find it easy to move forward and grow?? That will take deliverance and genuine repentance.. Because spiritually when you sleep with someone you contact what they have not just if there are diseases but spiritually what they face goes within you (confusion, stagnancy, any evil spirits chasing them etc etc…)
GOD LOVES THE SINNER…. BUT HATES THE SIN!!!!!! This mistake is what will teach people going through it.. Lessons will be learnt from this sinful behaviour. If you want to change from this you must be convinced in spirit and God will welcome you back. But there will be no redemption once you have knowledge of the truth and return back to old ways. The Heaven rejoices when a sinner returns back to God!!! But you also need forgiveness..
For those this applies to also meditate on PSALM 51 and ROMANS 8. Keep it in prayer because the battle is in the mind of the sinner.