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10/12/2019 0 Comments
Welcome my Friends to the 'end' of the Third Quarter, 2019.
As I am currently in the fiftieth state of the United States - Hawaii, with some time to review my notes - I ran across my notes on 'Wisdom from Mrs. Quarles on the 'topic' of 'chastity in marriage'. While enjoying the 'sea breezes', etc., let me post some posts for you. Now, get ready to 'blush', and then, get ready to do some 'soul-searching' leading you to a more enjoyable, guilt-free and 'satisfying' life, moving forward.
[See also in this 'room's archives' during our May, June, July and August, 2019, posts on 'Sex'.]
Please remember that it is by and through 'biblical faith', which states that we believe in being chaste, but what does that mean?
What is the law of chastity and how does one stay (or become) sexually pure? Let's learn about the law of chastity, what it means to be morally clean, how to repent from sexual sins, and sexuality within marriage.
First a 'definition' to start. Chastity = Moral Cleanliness; being chaste means to be morally clean in:
Be not deceived! Sexual Sins are Extremely Serious.
Committing sins of a sexual nature violates God's law of chastity and offends the spirit, causing one to be unworthy of the presence of the Holy Ghost. The only sins more serious than those of sexual sins are that of committing murder or denying the Holy Ghost. Vigilantly avoid every temptation to participate in any inappropriate sexual act, including thoughts, no matter how "innocent" the behavior may appear- because it is not innocent.
CAUTION - Small sexual indulgences lead to greater sins, including sexual addictions which are highly destructive and extremely difficult to overcome.
Repentance = Sexual Purity
If you have broken the law of chastity by engaging in anything impure you can become sexually pure again through sincere repentance.
Through following the steps of repentance.
In prayer, in true and godly sorrow and brokenness, acknowledge you have sinned, confessing it to God. Turn from the sin, flee, asking God for His Grace to keep you from the sin [person], again. [Genesis 39; Psalm 51] Avoid 'opportunities' to sin! Call out, when tempted, for the Holy Spirit's power! You will feel the love of your Father in Heaven as your sins are forgiven. You will also feel the peace that comes from the Holy Ghost. The more you resist the devil and draw nearer to God, the greater your success in over-coming. Get 'battle ready'!! [Ephesians 6:10-18; James 4:7 audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html]
If you are struggling with a sexual addiction there is hope and help in overcoming addiction and other destructive habits. But, EACH OF US - MUST BE WILLING AND DESIRE SUCH DELIVERANCE IN TRUTH!
Victims are Innocent
Those who have been the victims of sexual abuse, rape, incest, and other sexual acts are not guilty of sin but are innocent. Victims have not broken the law of chastity and do not need to feel guilty for the inappropriate and abusive sexual acts of others.
For those victims, God does love you and you can receive healing through the Atonement of Christ.
Start your healing by 'coming to Jesus'. He is knocking at the 'door of your heart' through this writing. [Revelation 3:20] Will you open your heart to Him? Say the following prayer out loud, believe it from your heart, and you will become saved and born again. audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Dear Father Almighty God,
I now believe that Jesus Christ is Your only begotten Son, that He came down to our earth in the flesh and died on the cross to take away all of my sins and the sins of this world. I believe that Jesus Christ then rose from the dead on the third day to give all of us eternal life. Save me, please.
I now confess to You all of the wrong and sinful things that I have ever done in my life. I ask that You please forgive me and wash away all of my sins by the blood that You have personally shed for me on the cross. I am now ready to accept You as my personal Lord and Savior. I now ask that You come into my life and live with me for all of eternity. I hear you calling to me, at last. Thank you.
Father, Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior – I now believe that I am truly saved and born again. Make me what you have purposed, giving me Your Holy Spirit to indwell, teach, lead and guide me until I see your face.
Thank You Father.
Thank You Jesus.
[See also 1 John 1:9, for confession after salvation.]audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html).
Continued Blessings in the name of Our Precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Amen.
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