Sexually Under Self Control

The times of Noah and Lot revealed two groups of people that were out of sexual control.

While there’s no pronounced declaration that homosexuality existed during the times of Noah, we shouldn’t assume that homosexuality didn’t exist.

However, the depravity that existed was enough for the Lord to destroy every person and animals on land.

So horrible was the wickedness of man that the Lord “repented” for making man.

Genesis 6:5-8 (NKJV Strong’s) “Then the Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. So the Lord said, “I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth, both man and beast, creeping thing and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.” But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

We will never understand the magnitude of the Lord being sorry for making man, but one of the things we should consider is the fact that despite what God knew before He made man, He did it anyway.

Now, there was a critical exception.

“…Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.”

Noah made an effort to live above the sin and made it his mandate to find grace.

Proving that it’s possible that with sin all around you to be the exception.

If you look around you, abortion, zoophilia, homosexuality, adultery, fornication, are still areas where people in the world and those professing faith in Christ are having trouble.

But it’s the other things connected that we should also be concerned about.

Drugs, alcohol, prostitution (male/female), and pornography & masturbation are deeply rooted and connected. It’s a web that entangles all who refuse to refrain from being a prisoner of sin.

So much so that deceived people believe that you could engage in these activities and the Lord is good with this.

Not so.

If God winked or turned a blind eye to sexual sins, then consequential judgment for committing these sins would be annulled. The consequential judgment is the STDs that manifest as a result of committing sexual sins.

It’s clear that the numbers of people not under sexual self control consistently increase, not decrease. Among preachers and pastors, the numbers increase and not decrease.

There’s no fear of God, no fear of being turned away by God. No fear of embarrassment (the least of all fears).

1 Corinthians 9:27 (NKJV Strong’s) “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV Strong’s) “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.”

It’s possible, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to abstain from acting on the urges and impulses of the mind to seek to immorally satisfy the flesh.

Time is running out, whether the coming of the Lord or the imminent time of our deaths.

During the time of Noah, people refused to heed the preaching of Noah.

All were destroyed.

During the time of Lot where known homosexuality was prevalent in the city of Sodom and Gomorrah, and prevalent in other cities that were destroyed along with Sodom and Gomorrah, people refused to repent.

All were destroyed.

This world is facing the same results of destruction.

God will not destroy this world again in a flood, because God promised He wouldn’t destroy the world the way He did it in the flood as recorded in Genesis 8:20-22. Peter (see 2 Peter 3:10-13) reminds us of God’s promise to destroy the world by fire. Sodom and Gomorrah is a precursor to the kind of destruction that man will receive after the Great White Throne Judgment recorded in Revelation 20.

Therefore, it’s an incentive to not live out of control lives.

Jesus reminds us that we need to be born again.

And while we remain on the earth, to live disciplined lives.

Otherwise, our professed walk before the Lord is suspect, and hypocritical.

Author: The Minister's Crucible

The Minister's Crucible is designed to inform the Body of Christ about the inner workings of the ministry. The word Crucible from Latin, is "crux" where we get the word "cross" from. It also means a "metal container" where metals and other substances are melted or are subjected to higher temperatures, put to the temperature test. The Lord Jesus said "If any man desires to follow after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." Let's take up our cross and follow Him.

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