Handling Sexual Perversion (1)
by Pastor Faith Oyedepo, Week 2, September, 2006
You are welcome to another wonderful time in God’s presence. I began this teaching last week by looking at fornication and pre-marital sex as sexual perversion. I said last week, that perversion is a derogatory term for deviation from the original meaning or doctrine, that is, turning aside from what is to be normal. I equally said that, sexual perversion is an abnormal sex; that is, doing it contrary to God’s original purpose of it. In that teaching, I said fornication means any unlawful sexual intercourse between two unmarried man and unmarried woman while pre-marital sex means sex before marriage. This week, I shall be exploring on another crucial sexual perversion of ‘Adultery’
What is Adultery’
Adultery is one of the sexual perversions that is eating so deeply in the world today. And what is adultery’ It is simply any sexual intercourse by a married person other than his lawful spouse. Adulterer is a man or woman who goes into sexual relationship as a married man or woman, but does it outside of wedlock.
This is a grievous sin in the sight of God. If any party in marriage is involved in it, it brings a curse upon the home. The Word of God does not give room for extra-marital affairs, no matter the situation at home. Men or women who indulge in it are doing so at their own hurt. They sin against God and against their own flesh. If you think your wife or husband is not good enough for you and you have seen somebody better outside, I tell you, it is the devil that wants to destroy you. The Word of God lists the various work of the flesh; “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:19-21).
If you pay good attention to all that are happening in the world today, you will find all kind of atrocities listed out in the above scripture. You will also discover that self and its works are the first primary thing that God says it will characterized the last days. That is to tell you that truly and we are really in the last days. , “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy” (2Timothy 3:1-2). Self-finding expression in their lives. In their finances, it is self. Everything about them, it is self. We are in the last days.
Men and women don’t keep messing your life around by going into unholy sexual relationship. Don’t pretend that no body knows. God’s Word tells us that the eyes of the Lord are in every place. “The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good” (Proverbs 15:3).
Incase you are reading this article today, and you are in that act, you go to stop it, if you don’t stop it, the judgment of God will catch up with you. The Word of God says, Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4). The word whore in that sentence simply means harlot. These days, you see married men following small girls of the age of their daughters, something is wrong upstairs, he has mental problem. They are not even ashamed, they will say, they just want to keep them company, what kind of evil company are you looking for’ Evil want to destroy your life.
You will also find a married woman running after another married man, you know some of them these days, they even follow young boys of the age of their own son, just to be able to have that sexual relationship and cool themselves down they say. It is so pathetic that it is becoming common after the old women have taken young boys to bed, they now pay the young boys for the job well done. It is a shame! I don’t care the category that you belong to, but today, you must make a u-turn.
When the Bible says God will judge, you better take it serious. Whether you are doing it professionally or at the secondary level, you got to stop it. Marriage is honourable if only the bed is undefiled. If you must enjoy honour in marriage, you must keep your marriage bed pure. If you defile your marriage bed, you are simply taking away the honour in your marriage.
The book of proverbs tells us that any man that goes into a harlot is going into a pit that has no bottom. Her ways are depart to the bottomless pit and that is why you must retrain your steps today. (Proverbs 5:15-21). God’s Word also says in Proverbs 6:33 that any man who goes into another man’s wife lack understanding. You do to the destruction of your own soul. You will incur a wound by it. Even if the wound is healed, the scan remains there, not only that dishonour is what you will get. But today, there is restoration in the name of Jesus Christ.
You want to be born again so that your sins will be forgiven’ You can say this prayer of faith and you shall be born again! Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. I cannot help myself. Forgive my sins and cleanse me with Your blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I believe You died for me and on the third day, You rose that I might be justified. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into your kingdom.