Scripture References: Genesis, Ruth, Esther, Song of Solomon, Ephesians
When many people hear the name Alveda King these days, the pro-life movement quickly comes to mind. Read my post abortion testimony at: http://www.priestsforlife.org/africanamerican/howcandreamsurvive.htm
Song of Solomon 6: 1 Young Women of Jerusalem: “O rarest of beautiful women, where has your lover gone? We will help you find him.” Young Woman: 2 “He has gone down to his garden, to his spice beds, to graze and to gather the lilies. 3 I am my lover’s, and my lover is mine. Man: 4 “O my beloved, you are as beautiful as the lovely town of Tirzah. Yes, as beautiful as Jerusalem! You are as majestic as an army with banners! 5 Look away, for your eyes overcome me! Your hair falls in waves, like a flock of goats frisking down the slopes of Gilead
The most romantic love stories in the Bible are between married people. Sensual love is approved within marriage. The marriage bed is undefiled! Spread the good news!
Hebrews 13:4 Let marriage be kept honorable in every way, and the marriage bed undefiled. For God will judge those who commit sexual sins, especially those who commit adultery.
My grandfather, Daddy King used to preach a sermon: NIBBLING SWEET GRASS. It was a parable about a beloved little sheep who ignored the loving rules of his master, to stay in his own protected pasture. Next door, the grass in the sheep slaughter’s field appeared to be greener and sweeter. So the little sheep edged closer and closer to the fence, nibbling in ignorant bliss, till one day he slipped into the slaughter pen. The rest was history!
This reminds us of people today. Fornication, adultery, divorce, sexual “preference” and so many other lifestyle occurrences have us out to pasture and in danger. Our sons and daughters value their CD players, their gold chains, their cars, their clothes much more than they value their own bodies which are the temples of the Holy Ghost.
1 Corinthians 6:19 Don’t you know that your body is a temple that belongs to the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit, whom you received from God, lives in you. You don’t belong to yourselves.
Lack of understanding of the purpose of our lives, and the purposes for which God intends for our bodies leads to curiosity akin to that Satan stirred within Eve, causing her to sin. An example of this is pornography which entraps so many of our children, and even unsuspecting adults; whether it be on the Internet, or magazines or television, or wherever they get it, porn is often at the root of sexual exploration. Pornography encourages unholy images and soul ties which are very difficult to break. Porn also leads down the deadly spiraled path to human sex trafficking. Only the Blood of Jesus can wash away the ungodly images and influences from this influence.
Let’s talk about the Blood of Jesus for a moment here; that pure DNA of Christ the Lamb that can never lose its power! Whew! There is a plausible explanation for the origin of iniquity, sin, sickness and disease, including misuse of human sexuality. Our original bodies were not designed to accommodate the DNA of demons, nor of sin! We need the blood of Jesus, which flowed into the earth from which our natural bodies are formed, to deliver us from this situation!
1 John 8: (Jesus) the Son of God came to destroy these works of the Devil. 9 Those who have been born into God’s family do not sin, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they have been born of God.
Without being born again, the human race is subject or slave to sin and iniquity. Sin breeds in iniquity, and once grown, sin leads to spiritual and physical death. Iniquity is like the soil or fertilizer or fodder. Sin is the seed, which once grown, brings death. Sin is an evil fruit, and must be pulled up from the roots, and destroyed by the Word of God, the Blood of Jesus, and the Power of the Holy Ghost. Too often we attack the symptoms, without dealing with the root problems. We “mow the grass” as it were, topping off the weeds, without killing their roots. Redemption in Christ is needed to free humanity from the curse which results from iniquity and sin!
We are not just talking about Christian conversion here. We can be converted, saved, and at church every Sunday, while still indulging in sin and sickness. Yes, indulging in sickness, doing those things that will result in sin, and ultimately death. This includes what we eat, who we have sex with, what we do in and away from home.
John 3:16 God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus) so that everyone who believes on Him will not perish, but will have eternal life!
The bottom line is love. Everybody needs (Agape) love. We must never condemn, only share the truth in love. Love never fails. Notice that we say love never fails. Love and sex are two different things. Love never fails! Ungodly sex does fail, and if the sex is outside the Divine Plan, it will fail to truly satisfy, it will fail to deliver.
We need to graduate from conversion to deliverance. We need to be free from the generational curses of sin! We need to know the truth, which will set us free! Sexuality is just one part of the picture. The topic is broad, and we need full understanding of the purpose of sex, and the benefits.
Song of Solomon 9:11 Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages.12 Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom– there I will give you my love. 13 The mandrakes send out their fragrance, and at our door is every delicacy, both new and old, that I have stored up for you, my lover.
As we can see in this Bible passage, a conversation between King Solomon and his bride, sex in marriage is desirable and good. This is something that should be taught to our children, and remembered among adults.
It is so much easier to teach human sexuality the Bible way from the beginning than to have to undo the work of the devil once the influences of ungodly sex take hold. Godly sex is the real thing. Godly sex, some ask? Who do you think created sex in the first place? Sex in marriage between one man and one woman is ordained of God, and can be very fulfilling and rewarding.
Our people perish for lack of knowledge. Don’t be afraid to teach your children about sex and marriage. There are great benefits and rewards!
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