Overcoming Sexual Sin Part #1
“If you can be able to understand the gravity of sexual sin, then you can be able to shut that door and that if you are able to shut that door then many other doors can be shut now.”
Understanding The Gravity Of Sexual Sin
By THE TWO OLIVE TREES THAT STAND BEFORE THE LORD OF ALL THE EARTH, THE TWO WITNESSES OF THE BOOK OF REVELATION 11, THE TWO PROPHETS OF THE BOOK OF MALACHI Pdf version here
This is one area that has made the church fall. I’ll give you revelation as to why the church has fallen especially in this area. And I’ll make you understand that if you can be able to understand the gravity of sexual sin, then you can be able to shut that door and that if you are able to shut that door then many other doors can be shut now. And I want as an introduction to make you understand that sexual sin has become embedded into the lives of Christians. Sexual sin has become embedded into the church of Christ. Sexual sin has become embedded at the pulpit; the Altar of the Lord.
Sexual sin has also spread out and brought death into the church. Sexual sin has made the Lord not even be able to use the servants He wanted to use anymore. And today I will be able to bring to you a complete understanding of the gravity and the weight of sexual sin in your life as a Christian. I’ll bring to you God’s view of sexual sin. How does God look at sexual sin? And once you will be able to understand how the Lord looks at sexual sin, then you will begin to reevaluate yourself in light of sexual sin.
You’ll begin to understand that sexual sin is not as light as you thought.
And then I’ll bring you to a place of; how does the enemy use sexual sin to enslave the church? How does he use sexual sin to capture the church? And then I’ll bring you to a point on the main keys that are embedded in the Bible – mighty, mighty keys that our Lord placed through the power of the Holy Spirit. He placed them into the Bible that you can use to break the chains of sexual sin; to destroy and break the chains of sexual sin and sexual immorality and lust.
How Does GOD Look At Sexual Sin?
And I’ll bring you to a place and you’ll begin to see how the enemy brings a chain of events that creates sexual lust and pile you and bind you and render you useless before the Lord. And as we talk about breaking the chains of sexual sin, I’ll bring you to another level where I’ll teach you about resisting sexual temptations on a daily basis. And I’ll bring you to the final item on shutting the door on sexual sin in your life; and if the church can catch this then that church is on its way to preparing a perfect Bride for Christ. I want you to understand that the enemy has used sexual sin as a main aspect, a main element to bring the fall in the church and he has spread it to all the ages. And so today I want us to begin by looking at how does JEHOVAH God look at sexual sin? How does He look at you when you fall into sexual sin? I want to bring you to a very very important teaching; if you will be able to catch this teaching you’ll never be the same again. And so you’ll be able to understand that surely you can shut the door. You can completely shut the door on sexual sin. If the church will be able to overcome sexual sin, the church will have closed the door to many other sins too—the sin of lying, the sin of idolatry of money, idolatry of things, and many other sins. Those can be slammed closed once you finish with sexual sin.
“The enemy has used sexual sin as a main aspect, a main element to bring the fall in the church and he has spread it to all the ages.” I want us to go straight into the Word of God and see how does God look at sexual sin? And as I bring this teaching before you, I want you if you are a servant of the Lord look at your aspect, your dimension of this teaching and if you are a member of a congregation, I want you also to take your portion on this. If you are an overseer of a group of churches also take your portion and many other dimensions—the children, the youth. I want you to know that sexual sin can actually mess you up before the Lord. It can render you completely unusable before the Lord.
So let us look at how the Lord looks at this. I want to bring to your attention a very mighty servant of the Lord; as I lay the foundation for this teaching. I want you to remember the servant of the Lord called David, the man that the Lord called, the only man the Lord said, “That is the man after my own Heart.” And I want us to go into the life of this servant of the Lord and as we continue into His life, I will be revealing to you several aspects about the nature of God and how He looks at sexual sin. The Book of 2 Samuel chapter 11 will give you a complete foundation and background onto this teaching. But I will go now straight to 2 Samuel chapter 12 so you can be able to understand how God looks at sexual sin. Your eyes are going to be open. Deliverance is going to come to you if you are one of those who are in sexual sin.
2 Samuel chapter 12 verses 1 to 15: “ 1 The LORD sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, 3 but the poor man had nothing except one little ewe lamb he had bought. He raised it, and it grew up with him and his children. food, drank from his cup and even slept in his arms. It was like a daughter to him. 4 “Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” 5 David burned with anger against the man and said to Nathan, “As surely as the LORD lives, the man who did this deserves to die! 6 He must pay for that lamb four times over, because he did such a thing and had no pity.” 7 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man! This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. 8 I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you the house of Israel and Judah… if all that had been too little, I would have given you even more. 9 Why did you despise the word of the LORD by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.” And He says verse 10, “10 Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’”
Verse 11 he says “11 “This is what the LORD says:” that is Nathan speaking to David “‘Out of your own household I am going to bring calamity upon you. Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will lie with your wives in broad daylight. 12 You did it in secret, but I will do this thing in broad daylight before all Israel.’” Verse 13 he says, “13 Then David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the LORD.” Nathan replied, “The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. 14 But because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD show utter contempt, the son born to you will die.” Verse 15 he says, “15 After Nathan had gone home, the LORD struck the child that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill.”
Why did I read that Scripture to you? I want you beginning this day to get a complete understanding of how the Lord looks at sexual sin. I want you first of all to understand one thing; that every time there is sexual sin the Lord always will punish! There will always be a punishment on sexual sin! I want you to look at one thing here today; David was not an ordinary servant of the Lord. David was called by God and Anointed by the Lord. And when David was called by the Lord, He was given several levels of Anointing. David walked under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. He was anointed a Shepherd.
The Judgment On David He was anointed a King. David was a Prophet. David operated under several anointings. Look at how the Lord raised David up and He brought him out of where he was and He used him to even bring down Goliath that was humiliating the house of the Lord. When Saul was not doing things right, He even replaced Saul with David. David was not an ordinary servant. And the Lord was speaking with David. But when David fell to sexual sin, the LORD God in view of the gravity of sexual sin, shut down the door of communication to David for a very long time—more than a year He never spoke a word to David. I know that many things can happen to you. Maybe your husband can die, maybe you have no husband, maybe you have no wife, maybe you have no job, maybe in your family children are always sick, maybe you are serving God under a lot of difficulty, maybe you have been rejected by family, rejected by work mates, rejected by the world, but the only thing you are left with is JEHOVAH God your Maker. And so you begin to understand the weight of sexual sin; because of sexual sin JEHOVAH God can close the door on you! He can shut that door on you and yet He’s the only one you have left.
The Weight Of Sexual Sin Why did I read that Scripture to you? I want you beginning this day to get a complete understanding of how the Lord looks at sexual sin. I want you first of all to understand one thing; that every time there is sexual sin the Lord always will punish! There will always be a punishment on sexual sin! I want you to look at one thing here today; David was not an ordinary servant of the Lord. David was called by God and Anointed by the Lord. And when David was called by the Lord, He was given several levels of Anointing. David walked under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit. He was anointed a Shepherd. He never spoke a word to David. I know that many things can happen to you. Maybe your husband can die, maybe you have no husband, maybe you have no wife, maybe you have no job, maybe in your family children are always sick, maybe you are serving God under a lot of difficulty, maybe you have been rejected by family, rejected by work mates, rejected by the world, but the only thing you are left with is JEHOVAH God your Maker. And so you begin to understand the weight of sexual sin; because of sexual sin JEHOVAH God can close the door on you! He can shut that door on you and yet He’s the only one you have left.
The Outcome Of Sexual Sin
And you see He closed the door on David and then now He sends Nathan to David, which means He stopped even speaking to David; He stopped talking to David, in view of the gravity of the weight of sexual sin. I am using this to build up a foundation for this teaching so you can start by understanding the weight and the gravity of how God looks at sexual sin; when you fall to sexual sin. JEHOVAH God your Maker, even when everything has rejected you, He always does not reject you. But when it comes to sexual sin, He’s now able to shut the door on you. Do you see the gravity of sexual sin? And the second thing I want to bring to your attention, that sexual sin always leads to death. Sexual sin will always lead to death either physical death or spiritual death. Sexual sin will always be punished by JEHOVAH. You heard the way He talked to David. He said “the Lord has taken away your sins. You are not going to die but because by doing this you have made the enemies of the LORD to show utter contempt the son born to you MUST die.”
Sexual sin will always be punished by JEHOVAH. And number two; sexual sin will always lead to death either physical death or spiritual death because spiritual death is the beginning and there is time to physical death. And you see that for all the years, David was precious before the Lord. The same God that sees beyond today; when He called David He knew David was going to fall. And He tells David: “I gave you everything even the wives of your enemies.” That means for as long as it is ordained by God, and the LORD ordained and said, “I gave them to you those women. But when you fell to sexual sin, you stepped out of my will. Now I am even going to take your wives and have them, your close friends, go about with them to make you feel the pain that I feel when I see you fall to sexual sin.” I am going to emphasize to you the gravity and the weight of sexual sin before the Lord JEHOVAH God. And then I will later show you the way out.
Death: The Penalty Of Sexual Sin The Judgment On Samson You see that when David turns around when judgment has hit him more than a year he cannot hear from God; the worst thing is for you to know that God has closed the door on you. And he suffered but when David turned around in repentance and then you see the Lord turning around and restoring David. And we’ll talk about that nature of repentance but in between there is a lot we are going to handle today, even as we continue laying this foundation. I want us to go in to the Book of Judges, Judges 16 verses 4 to 5; still looking at the gravity of sexual sin to JEHOVAH God. How does the Lord look at sexual sin? And we are going to look at yet another servant of the Lord. Again Judges 16, let me begin the first few verses, then jump to verse 4. It says in verse 1, “ 1 One day Samson went to Gaza, where he saw a prostitute.” And then you see very clearly that he begins to fall in love with this woman. I want you to know that the chronology of falling into sexual sin begins like this. Just in summary here: it begins with desire and then it goes into lust and then you go straight into sin. And so you see another mighty servant of the Lord; the Lord using him mightily, but when he encounters sexual sin, the Lord is able to shut the door on him. So let me make you understand one thing here: If there is anything that will make the Lord shut the door on you, it is sexual sin. And we are heading very deep so you will be able to understand deeper how He looks at sexual sin, how He classifies sexual sin related to other sins. And you saw in the life of Samson here that Samson encounters sexual sin and this woman begins to woo him. And I want you to know in Hebrew, the Jewish language, the name Delilah, like I have said, in other words if you translate it literally, it means “Sucking out; to suck up; to drain; drain life out of.” And don’t confuse it to dahlia. Dahlia is a flower but then Delilah is to suck, to remove life, to finish, to take away strength. And you see very clearly here verse 4 that “4 Some time later, he fell in love with a woman in the Valley of Sorek whose name was Delilah.” And listen very carefully what sexual sin will do to you. Verse 5, he says, “5 The rulers of the Philistines went to her and said, “See if you can lure him into showing you the secret of his great strength and how we can overpower him so we may tie him up and subdue him. Each one of us will give you eleven hundred shekels of silver.” Verse 7 he says, “7 Samson answered her, “If anyone ties me with seven fresh thongs that have not been dried, I’ll become as weak as any other man.” Verse 17 he says, “17 So he told her everything. “No razor has ever been used on my head,” he said, “because I have been a Nazirite set apart to God since birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as any other man.” Verse 20 “20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the LORD had left him.”
If there is anything that will make the Lord leave you, it is sexual sin. And I am still using these two cases to build up a strong foundation for you here. And then we are going to go deep and then you’ll see even deeper how God looks at sexual sin. But I’m using the little summaries on the lives of these two servants so you can be able to see the gravity with which God weighs sexual sin. And you see that when it comes to sexual sin, the enemy begins by luring Samson again like David. She began to win by asking him, “Where is your strength?” And you see that Samson begins to fall in love with this woman. He takes the first step of desire. And then after that we see that now Samson takes it to another level he begins to reveal to her the secrets of his Christian walk; he begins to reveal to her the secrets of his walk with the Lord.
And you see that the Philistines go to this woman. The rulers of the Philistines, the kings of the kingdom of darkness; the kings of the kingdom of darkness will always use sexual sin to approach you. And sexual sin will lure you so they can get the secrets about you and if you are able to sell into sexual sin; to buy in to that, and you go right in there, then you reach a place where you are deep in now and the Lord will live you. That’s what we are seeing with David and then we are seeing with Samson confirming two things and we see that that is the confirmation of two things we just mentioned that: After sexual sin there is always punishment. There is always judgment in sexual sin. And there is always death in sexual sin. Let us finish up with Samson. Look at that aspect where there is always death in sexual sin because we see already the judgment in verse 20 that the Lord leaves Him, regardless of how tight they were walking with the Lord. Let us look at verse 25b into 26 – “25b When they stood him among the pillars, 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.” 27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof”
The LORD Speaks Death Over Sexual Sin They “…were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “O Sovereign LORD, remember me. O God, please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” He was already facing the punishment; the judgment of the Lord over sexual sin. They gouged out his eyes. Sexual sin will always lead to that.
Verse 29, “29 Then Samson reached towards the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other,” verse 30, “30 Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.” I want you to understand one thing—and he died. Sexual sin will always lead to death. I am making you understand how the Lord looks at sexual sin. I want you to understand the Lord does not look at sexual sin with the lightness that you see being practiced out here. When it comes to sexual sin, the Lord now is willing to leave you. He is willing to shut the door on you and bring death. I saw him bring death to the baby that David had and now I see him bringing death unto Samson. So I am using these two cases to lay the foundation of this teaching so you can understand the weight of sexual sin in the eyes of God. And I’m taking these two mighty servants of the Lord and you see that the Lord loves them and He uses them mightily to save his people, deliver His people. But when they encounter sexual sin and they fall, the two things that the Lord always brings on sexual sin touches them. Listen to me: Every sexual sin MUST be punished; must always be punished by JEHOVAH God. And every sexual sin MUST always bring death. Let us go forward and look at the conversation between Moses and JEHOVAH as we build the foundation of this teaching. The Book of Leviticus chapter 20 verse 10. If you can get this one, you will never be the same again. You will never treat sexual sin as the joke I see being treated in church; the joke that I see; the lightness with which sexual sin is been handled in church—as in, “I can just be in the worship team and I also be pregnant.” And many churches He sent me to and He showed me the woman, the girl in the worship team and the girl is sleeping with the other man and she is now pregnant. I met the pastor, I said, “Listen there is a girl that is 1 month pregnant. You cannot see it yet but she is pregnant at the altar.” And he says, “Yes. I have been wondering what to do with her. I don’t want attention. I don’t want people to know this. And the man is an elder here. So we have been keeping it quiet. And we don’t want to catch the attention of the congregation. You know we are playing it low.”
I am going to remove you from there in the name of Jesus Christ. That’s why I am building this foundation for you today. The church has not taught the gravity and the weight of sexual sin. The church has not taught the way JEHOVAH God looks at sexual sin. And that’s why today I am emphasizing to you how JEHOVAH; (not how you look at); how JEHOVAH God looks at sexual sin. And we are going to go deep into this. You will be shocked.
The Lord speaking with Moses, the Book of Leviticus chapter 20 verse 10 , look at what He says here, “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife—with the wife of his neighbor—both the adulterer and the adulteress MUST to be put to death.” We are moving on and you are beginning to see that God is speaking death to whoever falls to sexual immorality; sexual sin. And I’ll bring you to the New Testament and you’ll be shocked. And He is speaking without confusion; very clearly that whoever commits sexual sin; immorality must be put to death—God talking death to man. Let us continue on the Book of Leviticus 20 verse 17 . Look at what He says: just a little change of direction here. He says, “17 ‘If a man marries his sister, the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They MUST be cut off before the eyes of their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.”
Why have I brought this up? Because I want not to forget this very important aspect of sexual sin that is also embedded in this nation. And we have seen repentance—people coming out and saying, “You know many times, the brothers, the cousins, tend to sleep together in one place.” And the women who are coming out and saying, “Lord even our daughters became pregnant by our sons and their cousins and Lord we lied it to our husbands and we covered it from the village. We said, ‘It was a boy in the village. We always don’t reveal because of the shame.’” I just want you to look at the way God looks at it as we advance in looking at sexual sin.
God says, “Cut off; must be cut off and not be seen in the eyes of people—abomination; abominable. Deuteronomy 22:22 ; how does God speak about sexual sin? He says, “22 If a man is found sleeping with another man’s life, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.” That means get this thing out of this nation! He says, “That man must die!” God is persistently speaking death to sexual sin. Why have you smiled at sexual sin? As we build on, let’s go to the Book of Proverbs, somebody. I’m just bringing you to a place so you can understand how God looks at sexual sin and then we’ll go into how to break the chains.
The Book of Proverbs, this is the last bit on the foundation we are building for the teaching. Proverbs chapter 6 verses 20 to 35 , and you see what He is saying here; He says, “20 My son, keep your father’s commands and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” He says, “21 Bind them upon your heart forever; fasten them around your neck. 22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you. 23 For these commands are a lamp, this teaching is a light, and the correction of discipline are the way to life, 24 keeping you the immoral woman,” – The immoral woman. For women, I want you to look at the immoral men. And you see very clearly that He says, “24 keeping you from the immoral woman, and from the smooth tongue of the wayward wife”
Death Packaged In Sexual Sin . . . How God looks at sexual sin; He’s already telling you to keep away from smooth tongue, somebody. And He’s saying “25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes” somebody. The Lord is warning you against sexual lust, somebody. Verse 26 He says, “26 For the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.” Now I want you the women to look at the men who is a prostitute; the men look at the woman that is a prostitute He is talking about here. And so you see how the Lord looks at sexual sin here somebody; because He says the prostitute will reduce you to a loaf. Sexual sin is going to reduce you into a loaf. What do you see out of a loaf? A loaf is made out of yeast. Remember I have taught on bread without yeast. I have said that is mighty bread; that is holy bread; that is durable bread; that is bread that walked them through the wilderness and now He is saying you are going to be reduced to a mere loaf that will rot in a short time, a mere perishable. That is how God is looking at sexual sin somebody. When He looks at you going to fall to sexual sin, He is seeing death. You are turned into a mere rot. You are going to start rotting. The loaf of bread with yeast cannot stand so long! You are going to rot. You are just like a loaf; swollen for nothing; inflation, corrupt. You see what He is saying here; how God looks at sexual sin? I repeat 26, somebody. He says, “26 For the prostitute reduces you to a loaf of bread, and the adulteress preys upon your very life.” Which means comes to suck your life; sexual sin is coming to suck your life; to suck your blood; suck your life. That is how God looks at sexual sin when He sees you going to sexual sin. He knows that sexual sin coming from the devil is going to suck your very life. And that’s why you see that the name Delilah means to suck out; to suck out the strength; to remove the strength; to finish him; to suck the life out of him.
You see very clearly here that surely sexual sin is death that the devil has wrapped up. He has covered death with something else but inside is death. And so you begin to understand at least in the little foundation we are laying out here before we go in to the deeper teaching you begin right away to understand that there is death inside sexual sin. And you see JEHOVAH God speaking to you through His Word and He’s saying, “Please avoid the beauty that you see out there in sexual sin.” He is warning you against her beauty. He is saying, “Don’t be attracted by her smooth tongue and her appearance, her beauty.” 25, He says, “or let her captivate you with her eyes.” Let me teach you something so critical here: The flesh, the flesh is the world in you. And you know that there is always a fight between the flesh and the spirit; in other words, the fight between the world and the spirit. The flesh is the little, miniature version of the world living in you and yet the world is now the outer world—the bigger world you see there. When you go to the Greek they say Cosmos. Cosmos means the world in Greek oriental language. Cosmopolitan— you are worldly; Cosmopolitan—you belong to the world; cosmetic; cosmetic—the beauty of the world. He is warning you here—don’t be captivated by the beauty of her eyes. There is death in that world! That is the world He’s talking about here. He’s saying, the smooth, the sweet talking; which means when the devil packages sexual sin to you, he will always make it smooth, sweet and worldly, cosmetic, cosmopolitan, cosmos. That’s why JEHOVAH God is saying,
“Don’t be attracted by the beauty of the eyes of sexual sin. There is death in there. You will become like a loaf of bread. In one single moment, tomorrow, you are rotting.”