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Respect The Marriage Bed

To everyone that is single or married, think about marriage for a moment. This message is for all people. Why is this? 4Because, if everybody realized how sacred the marriage bed is, they would never fornicate or commit adultery. They would save themselves for their spouse in marriage. And not only that, they would keep their sexual interactions with their spouse alone. Please understand that sex is a gift from God and it is also called intimacy, when used correctly within the bonds of marriage. 2Only inside the marriage, between husband and wife, is it good and wholesome. If your faith in God is strong enough, you would know this. You would also know that sex outside of marriage is evil. You are right to think that, for fornication and adultery is an abomination in the sight of God. Those that play with sex are also playing with fire. People don’t understand God’s ways if they think they can just live their lives the way they want. However, with all decisions, also comes consequences. Each time somebody sleeps around with a man or woman, God is keeping note of it. He can see the wickedness in their hearts. Freely giving their bodies over to fornication is plain awful and hard for God to bare. If you are doing this now, then repent. Confess your sins and ask God for forgiveness. But most of all, allow the Spirit of God to change your heart. You can be a better person with Christ the Lord in your life.

To all men and women, understand that if you have an addiction to pornography, it will not get any better in marriage. Just because you are getting married, does not mean that your urge to look at these images and videos will leave you. If you are anybody like me, it will only get worse. Understand that there is one reason why people look at it, and it was my reason to. Number 1, to get instant gratification, because of my lusts and number 2, I did not respect God and his commandment, 1“Though Shalt Not Commit Adultery”. Because of my lusts, I often disregarded God’s laws and the importance of the sexual act in marriage alone. It wasn’t until I had enough and wanted the guilt to go away, that I gave my life to Jesus. I prayed and asked the Lord to not only forgive me but change me from within. I did not want to fall back into this same lifestyle. And God responded. He made it so that I had strength to resist temptation. Praise God. Now, I know that I was sinning against the body. I’ve learned that there are different avenues of sex and all are evil in the sight of God. 1. Sex before marriage is wrong. 2. Sex with a married person is wrong. 3. Sex with the same gender, while single or married, is wrong. 4. Sex, through pornography and masturbation, is wrong. Please understand that doing such things is sinning against God and our body. It is written that no adulterers or fornicators will inherit the kingdom of God.

If you are committing sexual sin, or have so, without repentance, then you are also an enemy to God. There is no justifying our sins and especially our sexual immoral acts before God. God knows it is all wickedness if it is not with a husband and wife. The same goes for pornography. Watch out! God is watching. You are not alone. Each time you look upon these men or women to lust, you are committing adultery. Jesus said, 1“whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” These sexual acts are vile and anybody doing such things has no rights to be in God’s kingdom. Please do not call yourself a Christian, if you are living in sexual sin. A Christian is somebody that believes in Jesus and then also lives out their faith. They do not live in willful sin, to then disrespect God and His teachings. Everyone that loves God also understand that their bodies are a temple of God. It would be dishonoring to God and our spirit to join ourselves with another person in sexual immorality. 3“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.” Make a choice today to come to Christ and 3“flee fornication.” Remember that 3“ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.”

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, may more people come to understand the importance of sex in marriage. May they begin to respect you enough to keep sex within the bonds of husband and wife. Your commandment to not commit adultery is so important and I pray that people understand it as well. It has convicted me of my sins, while in adultery and looking at pornography. Your words have pricked my heart. Now I know the importance of honoring You and not giving into fleshly lusts. Only You, Lord, are able to tame them. I wrestled with my temptations for so long and could never not resist, until You came into my life. You gave me the strength I need to conquer my addictions. The chains were broken and I am set free, through Your blood. It was You that gave me new appetites that please You above all else. I am fulfilled in Your love. Thank You for showing me the way. Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy. I would not be here now if it was not for Your grace. You are so compassionate to forgive me and lead me on the right path. I am so grateful Lord. 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.

2Matthew 19:1-6 (KJV)
1 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan;
2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

31 Corinthians 6:9-20 (KJV)
9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
13 Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.
14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.
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.

4Hebrews 13:1-6 (KJV)
1 Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

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