So, what’s your pleasure? Pornography, adultery, fornication, seduction, lasciviousness, prostitution, homosexuality, incest, strange flesh… Whatever form of sexual immorality you desire, the devil is selling it.
Human sexuality is one of the most beautiful gifts God has given His children here on Earth. Unfortunately, when sin found its way into the world, what was only reserved for the sanctity of Holy matrimony has become used and abused in every evil way immaginable.
Child of God, the bodies of Believers (followers of Jesus Christ) are the temples of the Holy Spirit. Would you tear down and destroy your own house? Of course not. Seek and strive to emulate the righteousness and holiness of the Lord with all your might and flee from sexual immorality! All other sins are committed outside of the body but he or she who commits sexual sins sin against God and their own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)
Pagan idol worship, including that of Satan, not only took place in the biblical days, it is still alive and active today. This ungodly practice often involves perverse and immoral sexual acts (including beastiality) that are performed in ‘temples’ of false gods. Everything Satan does is for the purpose of mocking God and defiling all that is Holy. The detestable acts people engaged/engage in for pagan idol worship is no different. When a Believer uses their physical body to perform sexually immoral acts, they are imitating these pagan worship practices. They are, in essence, flaunting their sexual sin in the face of God while profaning His Holy temple with acts He considers detestable.
Beloved, once you make a conscious decision to repent and renounce sexual immorality, be done with it. Move on and seek the pleasures God has for you. However, if you find that you are not able to release this sin, you may be supporting a demonically inspired spiritual stronghold called Lust.
Why is it that so many professing Christians are giving themselves over to their sexual sin while others are able to walk away from it? There is a reason that goes deeper than many may want to admit. It will take the power you find through a relationship with Jesus Christ to deliver you. You cannot do it on your own…
The stronghold of Lust, as well as every other stronghold, is destructive. Not only will it separate you from God, it wants to gain control over your life and destroy all God has for you. Lust is a form of idol-worship as it caters to the selfish, self-pleasing desires of the flesh. In it, you are serving self. You are not serving God. If this is you, it is imperative that you seek the Lord for deliverance from this spirit.
“Do not be deceived. God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature, will reap destruction. The one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit, will reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8