Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hidden Secret

In the night hours where the hidden is unseen, man fumbles in darkness with their sexual sin.

They intensely wrestle with flesh’s appetite, disputing if masturbation is wrong or right.

“Surely the bible does not speak of this thing. It only condemns of those for-ni-ca-ting.

'Surely you're not hurting anyone?  If unsure, just repent when you’re done!”

Suddenly a myriad of images appear
Dissolving all traces of “holy fear”…

A naked man, woman or even a child
Pornographic scenes begin to run wild.

Arousal stimulates their body to unwind
Overlooking the One who searches their mind.

“Surely the darkness will hide me” – deception speaks
“Who sees Us? And Who will know?” they shriek.

Quickly their flesh renders to “lust’s influence
An orgy of demons now taking residence
One night here, one night there
they’ve easily fallen for satan’s snare.

Silently they hide behind the darkness of night
Living contrary to sons and daughters of LIGHT
For the Word declares “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed,
or hidden that will not be made known.” (Luke 12:2)

Living in abstinence and purity in a world defiled with perversion seems almost impossible to many. Billboards, magazines, television, music, and fashion entices the eyes and ears to sexual immorality. Obvioulsly those who do not know the Lord, Jesus Christ fall prey and are controlled by their lustful desires of their flesh.  But as you can see in this poem, those who are hiding behind their secret are Christians; a son or daughter of Light.  

This is a subject shunned by the "church" as well as any other sexual sin because god forbid it exposes these spirit, convict the souls of those who are struggling with them or make them feel uncomfortable.  God has required of me  to share this poem and write about this about two months ago and I had procrastinated until today.  He desires to bring deliverance but in order to obtain it, it must be first exposed.

In the past and present we have seen in the media world-renown pastors, evangelists and leaders who were exposed of a sexual sin. Nonetheless there are those who are not in the limelight or those lay people who have fallen just the same. Was it an impulse? or Was it a hidden sin that pride kept in chains over the years? A sin that is kept in darkness and fed continuously will never experience deliverance.  Therefore, the desire of the flesh will increase creating an appetite that overpowers the spirit - bondage has now yoked the individual.  Pride will keep it undercover for fear of exposure of "self" and judgment of man.  As if our All-Knowing, All-Present God is unable to search the heart and mind of man.(Romans 8:27) 

As Christians we are commanded to be led by the Spirit.  In Galatians 5:16 it is written "But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Following after that starting in verse 19 it lists the deeds of the flesh which immorality, impurity and sensuality are the first mentioned. 

Masturbation is NOT a substitute or lesser offense than fornication as many would like to think and justify! First of all our bodies are the temple of the Lord - HIS SPIRIT DWELLS WITHIN US!  He abides in us as we abide in Him. (1 John 4:13-21)  Therefore on that note let's take a look at what we expose before a Holy God in our quest of pleasuring ourselves. 

A spirit of lust seems to be present that has not been evicted otherwise we as a Christian would have not succumbed to the influence and act upon it.  It begins with this spirit causing you to be stirred.  Therefore the struggle between spirt and flesh begins. Obviously the flesh overpowers and gives way.  We allowed pleasure to push away the conviction of the Spirit, grieving Him.  We have made room and given access to the enemy to come and plant the seductive thoughts in our minds dividing ground with the mind of Christ that we possess.  Now we share the imagery of pornograhic scenes that arouses us and we begin to release what God has purposed for procreation. In Genesis 38: 8-10 we see the story of Onan and his consequence of spilling seed.  Of course many will argue that it has nothing to do with masturbation. To those I say seek the LORD for His truth. Sometimes perception is clouded because it does not gratify the one who is enticed by this particular sin. 

A man or woman who is entangled with sexual sin whether its masturbation or fornication commits sin against their own body (1 Cor. 6:18).  Remember the "body" houses the Spirit of God! When a married couple is unfaithful they commit adultery whether it was in thought or action.  Just as such consider that adultery is being committed against God who is in essence ONE with us.  Can you perceive the displeasure of He whom we say we love?

The enemy, and those spirits of lust and perversion will convince you otherwise.  They will deceive you to justify your sin because "masturbation" is not literally mentioned in the bible.  They will keep you in denial and pride to keep your from deliverance.  They want to steal the freedom that Christ victoriously purchased for us.  They desire to yoke us in slavery to our old nature of the flesh disabling us from walking in the Spirit. 

"Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passion and desires."~ Gal. 5:24

If we say we belong to Christ, we cannot give ourselves or share the standards of the world.  Instead, we ought to master our sins (Romans 8:12), live and walk in the Spirit (Gal. 5:25). 

If you are struggling with this hidden sin, confess and repent from it. 

"Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry." ~ Colossians 3:5

Allow God to deliver you from these spirits that continue to lure you towards the passions of the flesh.  Stand firm and do not be yoked again (Gal. 5:1).  When temptation comes, submit to God, resist the devil and he shall flee. (James 4:7)

Keep in mind that you must maintain your deliverance.  Exposing yourself to pornographic movies, magazines or websites will only awaken your flesh to a familiar spirit you once possessed.  Take every thought captive (2 Corinthians 10:4-5) and think on what is pure (Phil. 4:8).  We are a separated people - not like the world although we live in the world.  Let us live as such.....

"But like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior" 1 Peter 1:15.