There is a big misconception on what the world says is good and what God says is bad. The question is, where does your heart lie? Do you side with God and His teachings or the teachings of man? The Bible teaches about the vile acts of sexual sin and of those acts in masturbation. If you are thinking, why talk about this? Then you are misled into believing it is OK. The definition is to defile our own bodies with our hands. What gives us over to do this? It is not God but Satan and His demons. If you easily give way to this passion of the flesh then you are being controlled by a demonic force. You don’t have the power to rid yourself from these chains of addiction but God can. 2“All things are possible to him that believeth”. Just like the man that was possessed by an evil spirit, you can also be made free. Jesus calls out to all of you that are covered in this sin, 2“thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.” Do you believe that God can free you from this guilt and shame that accompanies this sexual act? You aren’t feeling this way, for no reason at all. God is speaking to your hearts and minds. Listen to His counsel. Only He can change the way you feel and act. 6Take His chastisement with favor. 3We are called to flee fornication but if your hand keeps defiling your body then you are not listening. Jesus said, 1“And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee”. When you are masturbating, your hand is offending your own body and God. Remove yourself from this sin by casting your sins upon Jesus. He will then cut if out of your life.
3Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and it is not our own. Each time you defile it with pornography and then masturbation, you are driving out the Spirit of God. You may say you love God but you are not walking in the spirit but in the flesh. You are not of God but of the world. You were 3“bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” It is your choice. Would you rather be made clean and be saved or continue in your wickedness and go to hell. Your lack of repentance is known before God. He knows if you have been made clean by the blood of the lamb or not. If this is not the case then you will not be saved but thrown into hell fire. Live for Christ and 5“possess his vessel in sanctification and honour”. Let your heart be no more defiled in the ways of sexual sin. Masturbation, among other sexual sins will only ever give a person temporary satisfaction but forever shame and guilt if not repented over. God can break your chains of masturbation, if you let Him. God can free you from bondage, just believe. It is sad that so many people are living in this sin and have not repented. They have not been forgiven by the blood of Jesus. People may think it is not sinful but then why do they also feel guilt and shame, each time they do it. This is not only sin but grievous in the sight of God. Those that can’t control themselves in masturbation are being controlled by an evil spirit. We must repent or be judged harshly by our sexual immorality. 4The sexual immoral will not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, only You could free me from masturbation. You freed me from pornography but my urges to look at it and to masturbate were still strong. I remember trying to fight it on my own but I continued to fail. It wasn’t until I came to You and asked for You to remove my urges to masturbate that I became free of it. Praise the Lord! For after confiding in Your power, You released the evil spirit inside of me. I am made free from the evil acts of the sexual nature because You put a new heart inside of me. Thank You for caring so deeply for my needs. I pray Lord, that anyone in this sexual sin will trust in You for deliverance. Deliver them from the power of darkness. Lead them into Your light. I trust in You. Only You can do all things for those that believe. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Matthew 5:27-30 (KJV)
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, 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.
30 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.
2Mark 9:17-27 (KJV)
17 And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit;
18 And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him: and he foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away: and I spake to thy disciples that they should cast him out; and they could not.
19 He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
20 And they brought him unto him: and when he saw him, straightway the spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.
21 And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.
22 And ofttimes it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us.
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
24 And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.
25 When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him.
26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.
27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.
31 Corinthians 6:15-20 (KJV)
15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh.
17 But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
19 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?
20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.
4Ephesians 5:1-6 (KJV)
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
51 Thessalonians 4:1-4 (KJV)
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
6Hebrews 12:6-13 (KJV)
6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?
8 But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
9 Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;
13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.