Thursday, April 30, 2015

Is Masturbation in the Bible?


I have never found the word masturbation in my King James Bible. BUT that does not mean that the subject is not touched upon in several scriptures. Let's look at some scriptures to find out what God thinks about such things. Psalm 90:8 - "Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance." The point here is that God sees and knows everything that you do. Many people masturbate in private and many masturbate to porn in private. These secret sins that maybe no one else on earth might know about, even your spouse if you are married are wide open to god and he sees all of it. Here lies a problem for those who are caught in the snare of the Devil in regard to sexual sin which includes masturbation. I am not going to debate what the world says about the subject because that is a waste of time. God has his Word and we are to keep his commandments and be holy as he is holy. If it were not possible then God would not have laid it out in his Word to be done. 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17 - "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." Here we are specifically discussing the Christian who is sinning and not obeying the Word of God. If you need deliverance because you have opened the door to demons through porn and masturbation and sexual sin or if they have traveled down to you through family lines then there is hope for you to be delivered. You may try self-deliverance and it will work but they will be back due to the fact that you have become weak in this area. That is why we confess our faults to each other according to scripture with other Christians who are trusted and who do not gossip and who will stand with us and help strengthen and encourage us. But if you still abide in your sins and do not repent then you have trouble for yourself physically among other things. If you destroy God's temple then God will destroy you and sexual sin of any kind including masturbation affects you physically, mentally, and emotionally whether you want to accept it or not. Many of you suffer physical problems and infirmities and sicknesses as well as mental and emotional problems due to regular sexual sins which include masturbation. This is the destruction taking place according to scripture because by Jesus' stripes you have been healed. And if you have been healed and yet are suffering then there is something going on that is causing the trouble. And that something going on is sexual sins including masturbation. Now let's look at something Jesus said because I have read and heard others saying, "Well Jesus never said anything about it so it must be OK." "But I (Jesus) say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into Hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into Hell." Matthew 5:28-30 Now take a look at this scripture. You look on a woman to lust after her and when you do you have already committed adultery with her in your heart. If you are not married you have committed fornication. And masturbation works the same in judgment whether you are doing it as a man or a woman. When you look and lust after porn you commit sin in your heart. Next Jesus made a comparison of which is easier, to cut out your eye and throw it away and cut off your right hand and throw it away or be thrown into Hell. Here we have all the ingredients of what is used when masturbating including masturbating to porn. The heart and the eyes and the hands are mentioned. We also learn that it is easier to stop masturbating than to cut out one's own eye or to cut off one's own hand. But we also learn that doing these sexual sins lands someone into Hell. In Proverbs it warns against the wayward woman and going unto her because she is a direct path into Hell. That means that you can get to a place where you can reject your salvation just because you want that grand feeling of orgasm which also means that you have other and more very deep seated problems that need to be addressed. You most likely have demons manipulating you because they set you up, then they brought you down hard, and now they keep you in bondage and as a result are in the process of helping you to destroy yourself. And the fault will all be yours because you are choosing to do these secret sins which include masturbation. God has provided a way out for you and he has provided deliverance. Yes, it may be embarrassing to admit to others, but it is far better to be delivered and have all of your issues brought out and for you to be healed than it is to reject Christ and suffer in Hell. As for those without Christ, you are going to Hell anyway unless you repent and receive Christ as your Lord and Savior. Here is a very valid point: "Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather FEAR HIM which is able to DESTROY both soul and body in Hell." Matthew 10:28 And here is another valid point: "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that OBEY NOT the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power." 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 In the mouth of two or three witnesses let every word be established: "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters (which includes masturbation to porn because porn has become an idol to you), nor effimate, nor ABUSERS OF THEMSELVES with mankind (masturbation is abuse of your body and ungodly manipulation of your genitals), nor thieves, nor covetous (you can covet or lust after porn and sexual sin), nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God." 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10 If you seriously look at all these sins that keep you from the kingdom of God, every one of them in one form or another can be connected with and take place as a result of sexual sin which includes masturbation because masturbation is generally the beginning of greater lust for more and grander sexual sins. Now I want to speak to those who are Christians. Let's start with scripture: "Flee fornication (PORNEIA which is where we get our word porn). Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What: know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 Do you know that we are to resist the Devil? We are to resist the Devil but here it says to flee fornication like Joseph did when he ran away from Potiphar's wife and left part of his clothes there. Run away. Now why would God say run away from this sin? It is because you can end up severed from Christ by an act of your own will. You choose to sin sexually. You do not have to stay in bondage to the Devil. If you are in this bondage and you earnestly want to be free then you will have to be delivered by a Holy Spirit and faith filled Christian who has experience in deliverance. You will need to address the inner issues that are open doors for the demonic and close them shut. You will have to seriously repent and walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. You will have to be part of a trusted group of believers who you can confess your faults to and who can help and encourage you. (Think AA type environment meeting of believers and leaders) You must attend a good bible believing church and witness what good things the Lord has done for you by delivering you. There is no condemnation for you. Only the Devil wants to condemn you. Tell others all the time how you were delivered by the Lord. You overcome the Devil by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of you testimony and you love not your life unto death. Jesus is Lord permanently including over your sexual desires. If you cannot contain as Paul said then get married to a good Christian spouse (Both of you need to go through deliverance before getting married because deliverance is the children's bread according to scripture) If you are already married and the Devil has messed with your marriage to ruin it due to your sexual sin then believe God to deliver you and your marriage and fix the marriage. (I am talking about two Christians being married to each other) If you have committed sexual sin in your marriage then there is a chance that the Devil has and is keeping your spouse from having sex with you in order to keep you sinning. If this is the case then believe God according to 1 Corinthians 7:4, 5. Be patient and be like those who through faith and patience inherit the promises of God. If your body has become a wreck due to sexual sin then repent and believe God to fix you and your spouse up spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. This fixing up of a married couple to desire each other by God can be done and we have scriptural precedent on the subject. God healed and made whole Abraham and Sarah in their old age and they had Isaac as a result. Sarah was so good looking that a heathen king wanted her for his harem and she was well past 65 years old. All things are possible with God! Stay in the Word of God for at least an hour a day for reading it. Pray in the Spirit or in other tongues at least an hour a day although I recommend at least three hours a day. I did this even when I was working full time at secular work before becoming a full time minister. Fast regularly with consent and for a time with your spouse or on your own if you are single. The prayer keeps you good spiritually. The Word of God strengthens your will to be resolved and strong in living for Jesus. And the fasting of food regularly does wonders for keeping the flesh under control. If you slip up then immediately repent and ask God to forgive you according to 1 John 1:9. Do not watch or listen to or do anything that will even remotely cause you to slip back into sin. Its like alcoholics have to permanently stay away from alcohol. Do not tempt yourself. And if you have had problems with sexual sin do not think that you go down by yourself or with others to preach at the strip bar where strippers hang out. That is just dumb. Let others go. You preach at other places. Build your faith up and live each day for Jesus at one day at a time. Definitely preach the gospel and minister to others as much as you can. I am a faith teaching, gospel preaching, holiness living, ordained Christian Pentecostal Evangelist that travels the highways and byways proclaiming the good news of healing and salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ with all Signs, Wonders, and Miracles following. For more information on how to receive miracles by faith check out my YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxmTVR0GiFIcmuJACqOWqg Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/9015749

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