From Miracles Still Happen – book 2
Sexual immorality is a well-worn tool of the evil one. Over the many years I have served God I have counselled hundreds and hundreds of men and women who were imprisoned by demons of lust, pornography, sexual fantasy, masturbation and perversion. People have difficulty distinguishing between love and lust, especially if they have never been shown love or affection as a child or an adult.
There are four things that are too mysterious for me to understand: 19/ an eagle flying in the sky, a snake moving on a rock, a ship finding its way over the sea and a man and a woman falling in love.
1 Corinthians 13
4/ Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5/ love is not ill mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 6/ love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. 7/ Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. 8/ Love is eternal.
The above Bible verses should be the basis of a relationship, not sexual intercourse.
What is sexual immorality?
According to the Bible sex between male and female, outside of marriage is immoral. The same applies to sex between the same gender. A person who is married and has an affair with another person is considered to have committed adultery. Sex between a man and a woman outside of marriage is fornication. Forbidden sexual practices are listed in Leviticus chapter 18 of the Bible.
Sexual immorality through the ages
God intended sex to be a beautiful experience between a husband and his wife yet very quickly the devil turned it into something ugly. In Genesis 6:1-4 we read how “heavenly beings” were taking beautiful young women who they had children by. Clearly the Bible says their offspring were, “of human women and spiritual beings”. Now, I believe these spiritual beings were not God’s angels, but evil spirits. The Bible tells us that the people became so bad that God destroyed them through the great flood. So right from the beginning of time, evil spirits of lust have ruled people. Interestingly enough the film, “Rosemarie’s Baby” is about a woman having a child by the devil. All the scriptwriter of the film had to do was put modern characters into an age-old story. Is it any wonder that sexual acts are a major part of Satanism?
The Bible records that while the Israelites were travelling through the desert after leaving Egypt they fell into drunken orgies and idolatry. Had they picked up these sins in Egypt where there was worship of many gods, especially those to do with fertility? Not long down the path, after entering Canaan, God warned the Israelites not to partake in the worship of Asherah, the fertility goddess and Baal the fertility god. Another fertility goddess worshipped was Astarte. The people became so bad they ended up worshipping symbols of sexual organs instead of Almighty God their creator. Sadly sex became their god.
Sodom and Gomorrah and the 5 towns of the plain are another example of how bad the sexual appetites of the people had become. God destroyed these places, not with water, but fire and brimstone from heaven. Yet thousands and thousands of years later we still see disgusting images as people ‘celebrate’ Carnival or Mardi Gra. People are proud of what they should be ashamed of. The clear message of these parades is open rebellion against God. The pride and stubbornness of the people has blinded them to what is right and wrong.