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FLEE TO SAFETY

The following verses of the Bible are a few of many of such that are helpful in emphasising purity and sexual fidelity. We should empasise this more during these days of laxity and permissiveness, under the pretentious guise of political correctness.

1 Corinthians 6:20 – For you have been bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, both of which belong to God.

Ephesians 5:3 – But fornication, and all uncleaness, with covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as befitting and expected of saints.

Colossians 3:5 – Mortify (That is put to death and think and regard as dead) therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleaness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and covetousness which is idolatry;
1 Corinthians 6: 18 – Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is outside the body, but he who commits fornication sinneth against his own body.             Joseph said to the wife of his master Portiphar, who persistently tempted him with sexual immorality: 

“There is no one greater in this house than I; neither has he kept anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” – Genesis 39: 9.

There is the need to stand our grounds and refuse to yield to the pressure of sin. You should avoid any pleasure that leads to sin. A minimum of five minutes of wrongful enjoyment of sexual intimacy would have led to an everlasting sorrow of loss and condemnation. When the evil woman persisted and tried to force herself physically upon Joseph, the young man released his clothe to her and fled from her presence. The clothe was used shortly after as an exhibit to bring false accusation of rape against Joseph. However, it was good that Joseph fled, leaving his clothe with her. Joseph was wrongly jailed. However, the truth prevailed eventually and in a miraculous turn of events, the divine giftings in the life of Joseph made a way for him. That led to Joseph’s vindication by the king of Egypt, Pharaoh. Joseph had interpreted dreams in the prison for two of Pharaoh’s senior officers who were temporarily jailed while being investigated for alleged offences. Accurately, in line with Joseph’s interpretation of their dreams, one, the King’s cup bearer was pardoned and restored to his office. The second officer, the butler, was found guilty and executed, just as Joseph interpreted  his dream. A time came that Pharaoh dreamt twice and nobody could interprete his dreams. The king was so much troubled that the restored cup bearer was forced to remember his experience with Joseph in the prison. Joseph was promptly cleaned up and ushered into the king’s presence. For interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph was elevated from being a prisoner to become the Prime Minister of Egypt. It surely pays to uphold fidelity and integrity. It is important to resist sin. God rewarded him for his stand. Joseph did not stand up once, but he persisted in upholding fidelity and purity in the face of mounting pressure from the mistress of his boss. Ease and temporary pleasure of sin were not permitted to block his reasoning of the eternal blessing that godliness gives. He focussed on God. Each time Joseph resisted the evil woman, he acquired inward strength to fight future battles. When the pressure became too much, he fled, leaving his clothing. He fled in order to be able to fight another day. His fleeing was not an act of cowardice, but a wise military strategy. Staying on in front of the evil woman would have made him fall! He gained a new level of stability to fight the moral battle. In the same way, each ground or level of victory gained helps us to have future victories in life. There is a time to stand up to fight. There is a time to stand still and trust God to fight for you. When Joseph was jailed, he trusted God to fight for him. He stood still and looked up to God. There is a time to flee from sin, when the pressure becomes too much. Flee and replan. Do not become a foolish victim. The truth always prevails. Portiphar’s wife was ready to pollute her matrimonial bed at all costs; even with a slave! Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God would judge. Hebrews 13:4. It is important for every man to have his own wife and every woman to have her own husband. 1 Corithians 7: 1-5. Grace be with you.

FLEE TO SAFETY

The following verses of the Bible are a few of many of such that are helpful in emphasising purity and sexual fidelity. We should empasise this more during these days of laxity and permissiveness, under the pretentious guise of political correctness.

1 Corinthians 6:20 – For you have been bought with a price, therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, both of which belong to God.

Ephesians 5:3 – But fornication, and all uncleaness, with covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as befitting and expected of saints.

Colossians 3:5 – Mortify (That is put to death and think and regard as dead) therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleaness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence and covetousness which is idolatry;
1 Corinthians 6: 18 – Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is outside the body, but he who commits fornication sinneth against his own body.             Joseph said to the wife of his master Portiphar, who persistently tempted him with sexual immorality: 

“There is no one greater in this house than I; neither has he kept anything from me except you, because you are his wife. How then can I do this great wickedness and sin against God?” – Genesis 39: 9.

There is the need to stand our grounds and refuse to yield to the pressure of sin. You should avoid any pleasure that leads to sin. A minimum of five minutes of wrongful enjoyment of sexual intimacy would have led to an everlasting sorrow of loss and condemnation. When the evil woman persisted and tried to force herself physically upon Joseph, the young man released his clothe to her and fled from her presence. The clothe was used shortly after as an exhibit to bring false accusation of rape against Joseph. However, it was good that Joseph fled, leaving his clothe with her. Joseph was wrongly jailed. However, the truth prevailed eventually and in a miraculous turn of events, the divine giftings in the life of Joseph made a way for him. That led to Joseph’s vindication by the king of Egypt, Pharaoh. Joseph had interpreted dreams in the prison for two of Pharaoh’s senior officers who were temporarily jailed while being investigated for alleged offences. Accurately, in line with Joseph’s interpretation of their dreams, one, the King’s cup bearer was pardoned and restored to his office. The second officer, the butler, was found guilty and executed, just as Joseph interpreted  his dream. A time came that Pharaoh dreamt twice and nobody could interprete his dreams. The king was so much troubled that the restored cup bearer was forced to remember his experience with Joseph in the prison. Joseph was promptly cleaned up and ushered into the king’s presence. For interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph was elevated from being a prisoner to become the Prime Minister of Egypt. It surely pays to uphold fidelity and integrity. It is important to resist sin. God rewarded him for his stand. Joseph did not stand up once, but he persisted in upholding fidelity and purity in the face of mounting pressure from the mistress of his boss. Ease and temporary pleasure of sin were not permitted to block his reasoning of the eternal blessing that godliness gives. He focussed on God. Each time Joseph resisted the evil woman, he acquired inward strength to fight future battles. When the pressure became too much, he fled, leaving his clothing. He fled in order to be able to fight another day. His fleeing was not an act of cowardice, but a wise military strategy. Staying on in front of the evil woman would have made him fall! He gained a new level of stability to fight the moral battle. In the same way, each ground or level of victory gained helps us to have future victories in life. There is a time to stand up to fight. There is a time to stand still and trust God to fight for you. When Joseph was jailed, he trusted God to fight for him. He stood still and looked up to God. There is a time to flee from sin, when the pressure becomes too much. Flee and replan. Do not become a foolish victim. The truth always prevails. Portiphar’s wife was ready to pollute her matrimonial bed at all costs; even with a slave! Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God would judge. Hebrews 13:4. It is important for every man to have his own wife and every woman to have her own husband. 1 Corithians 7: 1-5. Grace be with you.

HOMOSEXUALITY CAN BE HEALED BY GOD:Steps towards Healing

Nothing is too hard for the LORD GOD our Maker. In Genesis 18:14 God assured Abraham that he and his wife Sarah would have a son in their old age. Abraham was 99 years old,while Sarah was 90 years old at that time. The promise of God made to them and repeated over many years, was fulfilled the following year when Isaac was born by Sarah!That was a miracle.In Luke 1:37, God sent an angel called Gabriel to the virgin called Mary to inform her assuredly that she would become pregnant by the supernatural power of God and without intercourse with a man! The strange news raised questions in the mind of Mary who was planning her wedding and still a virgin. Angel Gabriel drew her attention to another miracle which had just taken place in the life her cousin called Elisabeth, who had conceived in her old age. For with God nothing shall be impossible.The angel Gabriel told Mary that her first pregnancy would result in her bringing forth a son to be called JESUS, the Messiah, son of the Highest. He shall also save his people from their sins. God does things perfectly and orderly. God is never the author of confusion. Having sent message to Mary, he followed through to her intended husband called Joseph and assured him that Mary’s pregnancy was not due to her infidelity, but from God (Matthew 1:19-25). The days of miracles are not over, but very much with us today! God does creative, restorative and any other kind of miracle based on the need of each person who calls upon him. Your own case is not hopeless as you come trusting and obediently. Come to the God of miracles now; just as you are. If you are willing and obedient, God is willing and eager to heal you and set you free today! What must a person in need of healing or help do? Stop debating or arguing in your mind. Questions may arise in your mind? I am quite healthy and strong; you may say. Why do I need healing? Whatever you call your own peculiar situation, be it sickness, problem, vacuum or emptiness, anger, sorrow and frustration which led you into the lifestyle. Is it shyness or lack of confidence before the opposite sex, which made you think that you are not capable of heterosexual relationship? Were you abused or raped by a person of the same sex which lured you into the lifestyle? Did the regular offer of money lure you into the act, until it became your lifestyle? Did some people speak negatively into your life to harass, ridicule or bully you about your initial lack of drive towards the opposite sex? All of these and more can be taken care of in your life by God. Have you been married before, had children and yet chose homosexuality later? God is addressing your conscience now. Make a U-turn to God. Did you have certain physical deformities which led you to conclude that the choice for you was homosexuality? Congenital problems may produce physical imperfections in human beings. Congenital problems can be solved.In the sight of God, problems of spiritual, congenital, psychological, intellectual, socio-economical origins or any other not here stated, (be they statutory or legal), are no justifiable excuses for indulgence in the homosexual lifestyle! Recognize your need for help. Ask God to mercifully help you. Tell God your own particular condition or state. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ. He is the only one able to help you, having carried your problems on his body while he was flogged at the whipping post. Jesus Christ died for the whole human race and for you in particular. Because he suffered in place of you, paid the punishment for your sins by dying on the cross, God looks mercifully on anyone who puts his trust on Jesus Christ and faith in his blood so shed. Because God was pleased with the sacrifice through Jesus Christ, he raised him from the dead on the third day. If and when you call upon Jesus Christ as the Lord of your life; and believe in your heart that God raised him from death you shall be saved. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Have you done so? Now give thanks to God. Be true to God and your victory shall be permanent. Please get in touch with us at AgapeFocus for prayers and counsel to deal with your own peculiar situation. We are helpers of your joy, confident in the effectiveness of the blood and the name of Jesus Christ to solve ALL human problems brought to God Almighty. God bless you.