Turn From Prostitution And Sexual Immorality To God Principles of Sexual Purity
By Romans 1:16 Ministries 1
Introduction Sexual purity has always been very important to the Lord God. Ironically it is often a neglected part of our spiritual lives. People are carrying on as if this is no big deal. Sex is a very sacred and serious matter only to be had between a man and his lawfully wedded wife. There may be many false beliefs that you may have about sex such as: “It is OK if two people love each other...” • If you don't have sex you're acting “gay...” • It's a natural need … • “God will forgive us even if we don't stop ...” • “God made me this way ...” •
In Reno alone there over 300 registered prostitutes, over 26 brothels, and over 1000 exotic dancers in “gentleman’s clubs,” but we must bring these numbers down to zero. There is much opportunity to do evil in this city. What God has to say about sexual purity should be taken very seriously. First and foremost you must understand what the Bible teaches about sexual purity:
1 Corinthians 6:18 ESV / Sexual immorality is to be avoided at all costs ... Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Hebrews 13:4 ESV / God will judge the sexually immoral and the adulterous... Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 ESV / God wants us to abstain from sexual immorality ... For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV / You are not the only one challenged in this way. God will help you overcome this ... No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Matthew 5:28 ESV / Even our sexually immoral thoughts condemn us ... But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 1 Thessalonians 4:3 ESV / It is God's WILL that you be pure and free from sexual immorality ... For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; Romans 6:11-14 ESV / Do NOT be a slave to sexual immorality ... So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace. Colossians 3:2 ESV / You need to be focused on your Eternal Life, not sexual immorality (Let your affection be in Heaven) ... Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 4
Colossians 3:5 ESV / Give it a rest ! Sexual immorality is not going to help you. Wickedness never was happiness ... Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Galatians 5:19-21 ESV / You are jeopardizing your saving relationship with God if you practice sins such as sexual immorality ... Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19 ESV / Sexual immorality enslaves you to the flesh ... Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, Galatians 5:13 ESV / Salvation is not a license to sin committing sexual immorality ... For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 5
James 1:13-14 ESV / God didn't make you “this way ...” Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ESV / Spiritual warfare is going on. Sexual immorality is a weapon of the enemy Satan ... For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, 1 Corinthians 6:13 ESV / We were not created for sexual immorality, but for the Lord. Your body is created for sexual purity ... “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”— and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. Romans 12:2 ESV / Do NOT be pressured into sex because of what people will say if you do not commit sexual immorality ... Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the 6
renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 ESV / Again, you are jeopardizing your relationship with God (and fellowship) by doing these things which are of the devil, Satan ... Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. Romans 13:14 ESV / Don't give in to the temptations for sexual immorality at all costs (even if it costs you your relationships) ... But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. John 8:34 ESV / Sexual immorality is service to Satan and enslaves you ... Jesus answered them, â€œTruly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / Fear God and turn from sexual immorality ... Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. 7
2 Corinthians 5:10 ESV / You will be rewarded and judged according to your acts in the flesh (don't take the chance!) ... For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. 1 Corinthians 7:2 ESV / Sex is sacred and between a married man and woman ONLY ... But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. Matthew 5:30 ESV / Avoid tempting situations by keeping good company and not being alone with sexually immoral friends ... And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. Proverbs 7:1-27 ESV / Company with the sexual immoral is unwise. Heeding God's word keeps you safe from sexual immorality ... My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live; keep my teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart. Say to wisdom, â€œYou are my sister,â€? and call insight your intimate friend, to keep 8
you from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words. ... Proverbs 6:32 ESV / Sexual immorality is unwise and destroys you ... He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself. 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 ESV / As a Christian, you are one with God. Does God do these filthy things? No He does not. (Neither should you) ... “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” ... Hebrews 4:15-16 ESV / Jesus set the perfect example for us. We should follow Him in ALL points including being sexually pure and chaste ... For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize 9
with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Job 31:1-3 ESV / You should not leer and lust after your brothers and sisters. Always keep yourself pure by keeping your eyes single to the glory of God ... â€œI have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin? What would be my portion from God above and my heritage from the Almighty on high? Is not calamity for the unrighteous, and disaster for the workers of iniquity? 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 ESV / Allow God to sanctify you. He will help you ... Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it. Galatians 5:1 ESV / You belong to him who you serve (whether God or the devil.) Keep your freedom in Christ ... For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
Proverbs 23:13-14 ESV / We should teach children to be sexually pure from an early age ... Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die. If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. Genesis 2:24 ESV / Sex causes you to become one with your partner. Only have sex with your lawfully wedded spouse. How many people do you want to be one with? ... Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Ephesians 5:3 ESV / Sexual immorality shouldn't be mentioned or even considered an option for Christians ... But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 1 Corinthians 6:1-20 ESV / We as Christians will judge angels. He who is to judge must be just. Sexually immorality is shameful and not above reproach ... When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? 11
How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, ... John 3:16-36 ESV / Do YOU love darkness more than Light? If you are committing sexual immorality, you are loving darkness more than the Light of this world (Jesus Christ) ... â€œFor God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. ... Romans 13:1 ESV / Are you willing to follow the laws of the land, but not those of God who gave them? Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 12
Conclusion Your body is the Temple of God. Do not defile it through sexual immorality. Do not deceive yourselves that it is OK and has no consequences. Such consequences spiritually are not always apparent, but some in the physical reality are: • Unwanted pregnancies … • Sexually transmitted diseases … • Legal consequences in some cases … • Lowered self-esteem and a damaged self-image which can be life long … • Break-ups, suicide, death
Do not procrastinate the day of your repentance. Today might just be your last one. Then you will face the judgment of the Great I AM Himself, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Can you then look up to your Loving God with a pure heart and clean hands? He died for you on the cross and loves you beyond your comprehension for He IS LOVE. You can show your gratitude by repenting. Below is a prayer that you can say if prayer is difficult for you. The key is sincerity. The way you 13
know someone has repented is if they forsake their sins and do them no more. A Prayer of Deliverance from Sexual Immorality, Sexual Promiscuity, Lesbianism, Homosexuality, Adultery, Sex Before Marriage, Concubinage, Fornication, Porn & Sex trafficking [1Corinthians6:18] Our Father, I pray that we will flee from sexual immorality. I pray that we flee from sexual promiscuity, lesbianism, homosexuality, adultery, sex before marriage, concubinage, porn & sex trafficking because the sexually immoral sins against his own body. [Hebrews13:4] Dear Lord, I pray that marriage be held in honor. I pray that the marriage bed be undefiled. I pray that we stop having sex outside of marriage. I pray that we stop looking at women with lustful intent for them. I pray that women stop looking at men with lustful intent for them. I pray that men will stop sleeping with women that are not their wives. I pray that women will stop sleeping with men that are not their 14
husbands. For You will judge the sexually immoral and the adulterous. [1Thessalonians4:3-5] Our Heavenly Father, your will is our sanctification: to abstain from sexual promiscuity, lesbianism, homosexuality, adultery, sex outside of marriage, concubinage, porn & sex trafficking. You want each of us to know how to control our own body in holiness and honor. You do not want us to use our body for the passion of lust like those who don't know God do. [1Corinthians10:13] Our Father, we thank You that no temptation has overtaken us that is not common to man. We thank You that You are faithful. You will not let us be tempted beyond our ability to endure. We thank you that with the temptation You will provide a way of escape that we may be able to resist it. [Matthew 5:28] Lord Jesus, I pray that we will resolve to obey God's will by not looking at a woman with lustful intent because he who does that has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 15
[Romans6:11-14] Heavenly Father, we thank you that since we are saved, we are dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, we will not let sin reign in our mortal body to make us obey its passions. We will not present our members as instruments of sexual immorality. Rather, I pray that we will present ourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life. I pray that we will present our members as instruments of sexual purity in holiness and honor. Indeed, sin has no dominion over us because we are not under the law but under grace. [Colossians3:2] Our heavenly Father, we set our minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. [Galatians5:19:21] Our heavenly Father, you remind us in your word that the sexually promiscuous, the lesbians, the homosexuals, the adulterers, the fornicators, the porn addicts & the sex 16
traffickers will not inherit the Kingdom of God. Dear Lord, You are our strength and our song and our deliverance. Deliver us in Jesus name. If you have prayed the above prayer, please take it serious and flee from sexual immorality. If you have we look forward to seeing you in Heaven at the Last Day. For those who reject this message, we bid you an everlasting farewell with great remorse. Make the right choice please. We love you as our brothers and sisters. Please join us Friday nights at 7:00 PM for Bible study at the following location.
Romans 1:16 Ministries 625 Denslowe Dr. Apt #D Reno, NV 89512 17
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Published on May 18, 2012