Monday, 27 May 2013

Tree of Sexual Sin (with Diagram)

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 6 v 12 - 20;

Ephesians 5 v 1 - 10; Galatians 5 v 13 - 21.

If you are not familiar with the concept of these Trees (previous Trees are Rejection, Bitterness, Pride, Life, Rebellion, published on this blog) you should look at the picture of the Tree and see the fruit growing on it. If it applies to your life then you need to examine the roots. These must die to be free of the fruit. If you prune the fruit you get more and bigger fruit.

The Tree of Sexual Sin is an indication that sexual sin is rife in the Church as well as in the world. This is an area that few want to face but the plight of molested Catholic boys is echoed in many other if not all denominations.

Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount that if a man even looks at a woman with lust in his mind he has committed adultery with her already. All the girlie magazines like Playboy are tools of Satan to keep you sinful. Feasting on pornography and other perversions destroys your soul and takes you into perversions that are worse than drug addiction.

The Teen sex explosion is fuelled by the use of media, cellphones, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol. The spirit of lust in their parents is inherited by the children to their shame. It is time to turn the world upside down in the area of fornication and lust because it is totally unacceptable Christian practice and those who are under its power and unrepentant will hear God say on Judgment Day "I never knew you" before their eternity in Hell begins.

How do we fight this battle to save ourselves and our children from the power of sin and Satan? How do we stop the enemy in his tracks?

Its not easy but it can be done. First remove every bit of porn from your computer, phone, wherever else its stored and burn all photos, magazines etc that are lustful. Remove lustful paperbacks, music that incites lust, contacts off your phone who send videos etc of porn and perversions. Be ruthless.

Repent before Jesus of all wrongful sexual behaviour and fantasies and ask to be released of the demons of lust, fornication and power. You cannot deal with your children or anyone else until you are totally clean. As Jesus said, Get the log out of your eye before removing the splinter from another's.

Then let the light that is in you spill over to your children and bring them before the Throne of God for His wisdom and guidance in how to reach them.

Remember that your soul is the devil's playground. Your soul consists of your mind, emotions and will and the enemy is the author of all the trouble therein. (Read "The Prince of this World" on blog).

Satan knows exactly how to tweak your feelings so that adulterous affairs just feel so right God must be blessing them! He knows how to flood your mind with lustful thoughts and bind your will to his evil plans for your life.

Only Jesus knows how to outwit him and He has given us gifts and insight for spiritual warfare but very few churches teach on this vital part of Christian life. There are more than 90 Bible Studies on this blog that can help you with every aspect of this warfare.

When you receive Jesus as Saviour and Lord every sin is forgiven and washed away by His Blood. We are told that we must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling in Phillipians 2 v 12 - 15. That means we need to be delivered from evil spirits now that Jesus has broken Satan's power over us.  It is an ongoing process which has the goal of turning us into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

There are great victories and some failures but keep your eyes on Jesus and He will always help you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Prayer: Heavenly Father forgive me for any and every form of sexual sin I have committed. Please wash me in the Blood of Jesus to cleanse my spirit, soul and body of all lust. Please deliver me from the demons I invited to control me through indulging in these sins, and set me free to live a holy and pure life. In Jesus' name. Amen.