Illicit sexual intercourse (i.e. sexual pleasure that is illegal and hated by God such as fornication, adultery, rape, homosexuality and lesbianism) look very sweet. In fact, to those involved in any of them, there is pleasure in them.
However, the pleasure is so momentary that there is always a desire for more, almost immediately after each encounter. Once an individual is caught in the web of this trap, such individual is under captivity and is being held hostage by Satan.
What I am saying here may not be understood by such individual because there is already a spiritual blindness. Spiritual blindness entails abnormal reasoning as a result of a veil covering the sanity of the mind.
Right from the first incident in the history of illicit sex, it has always produced negative and destructive results. The funny thing however, is that the person under captivity in some cases, persists in the act amidst unnecessary suffering. This is why the man or woman that contracted disease through adultery or fornication continues in the act, rather than seeking God’s mercy and medical cure for the disease.
You are keeping a mistress outside your marriage. The woman keeps duping you, publicly insulting you and giving you all kinds of problems. Yet, you continue to maintain the sinful and stressful relationship.
You are having an affair with your housemaid. She is doing everything to destroy your ‘hard-earned’ wife and children. Yet, you don’t see any reason to end the satanic relationship.
As a married woman, you are using your husband’s hard-earned resources to maintain a strange male sin partner outside, while your husband and children languish in hunger and the children drop out of school. Yet, you still feel that all is well.
As a married woman, some other strange man somewhere beats you all the time and treats you like an orphan because he is sleeping with you and gives you money. Yet, you are okay with such lifestyle.
As an unmarried lady, various kinds of guys are having sex with you and giving you money and you see this as a good lifestyle. As a bachelor, you are having sex with all manner of ladies and you even see it as enjoyment.
The beginning of solution to any problem is to first identify the problem and admit that there is a problem. The examples of Satan’s captives that I have listed so far, make the heart of any sane spiritual mind to bleed.
“Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Proverbs 26:12)
“For a harlot is a deep pit and a seductress is a narrow well. She also lies in wait as for a victim and increases the unfaithful among men” (Proverbs 23:27)
“Now, Samson went to Gaza and saw a harlot there and went in to her. When the Gazites were told, Samson has come here, they surrounded the place and lay in wait for him all night at the gate of the city. They were quiet all night, saying: ‘In the morning, when it is daylight, we will kill him’ (Judges 16:1-2).
The destiny of the great Samson became troubled the moment he got involved in sexual immorality. A harlot is a deep pit and lies in wait for a victim. Must you be this victim?
As you read this piece sir, maybe you are lodged in a hotel for one reason or the other. If you are involved in sexual immorality, you are already under Satan’s captivity. You need God’s salvation and deliverance.
Until you repent and surrender your heart to Jesus Christ, your success and protection is no longer guaranteed because you have left God’s presence and gone under the evil umbrella of Satan.
“Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey-whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?” (Romans 6:16 NIV).
“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then
take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in
body? For it is said, ‘The two will become one flesh.’ But he who is joined to
the Lord is one spirit with Him” (1st Corinthians 6:15-17).
You are either with God or with Satan. There is no standing at the middle. Your loyalty is either to the god of this world or the Almighty God.
“Do you see a man (or woman) wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (Proverbs 26:12)
“And the lords of the Philistines came up to her (Delilah) and said to her. Entice him and find out where his great strength lies and by what means we may overpower him; and every one of us will give you eleven hundred pieces of silver (Judges 16:5).
The ‘sweetness’ in sin is a catalyst for destruction. Illicit sex is one ladder to destiny destruction. Sexual sin partners have always been and will always be betrayers and Satan’s agent of destiny destruction.
What is their motive? Find out next Friday. Meanwhile, you can place an order for a copy of the book, MAKING YOUR MARRIAGE WORK by Albinus Chiedu.
You can also read MARRIAGE CLINIC in New Telegraph Newspaper every Saturday. Your marriage shall be a blessing and a testimony in Jesus name.