There’s a connection between sexual purity and a healthy “life of worship and time of worship”. First, worship has to be in the beauty of Holiness, that is, holiness of heart, mind and body. In motive and action, because God is Holy.
That’s the reason one of the biggest hindrances to true worship is sexual immorality. You must understand that a sexual activity is in itself an act of worship. In fact, it is the earthly parallel of our spiritual and highest form of relationship with God, worship.
Many of you would agree with me on this, if you are a Christian, I mean, A born again Christian, who loves God and eschews evil, you would have noticed that worshipping God becomes difficult after you fall into a sexual sin. Note, I said sexual sin, as this may not only be limited to just sexual intercourse with the opposite sex. Because sexual sin is one that not only involves your body, but you mind and Spirit.
In fact, you may have cried and repented, and God being who He is will always forgive, but you would notice having that sweet fellowship and communion becomes a struggle for some time. You know why? Because the soul which is the seat of our feelings and emotions was disturbed and corrupted. And while God has forgiven the you, you nonetheless enter into a struggle within you. Deep in your soul, which is now grappling with a NEW personality.
What is referred to as a soul tie. I’m not talking about people who are habitual sexual sinners here, who have learnt and mastered the act of shrugging off any feeling of conviction, because after a while their conscience become insensitive and unresponsive. If you are here, please run back to Jesus quickly. I’m talking of sincere lovers of God who have made mistakes or have struggles in this area, and battling to be free.
Have you ever wondered why the scripture urges us to FLEE when it comes to sexual sins? The reason is not far-fetched.
But here is the good news, there is a way out. JESUS. The blood of Jesus is available to set us free. And as we make a choice to live in holiness, God’s grace comes to strengthen. But we must make a choice and decision as free moral agents.
This isn’t old school. Rather, it’s a sound biblical doctrine. Daddies and mummies tell your children. Pastors tell your congregation. Fiancées to your Fiancé, and vise-versa. Believe it or not, we need to say this now, more in church. No marriage, No Sex.
And before you flash GRACE, at me, I’m a believer and campaigner of God’s amazing grace. But my dear, many things going on in the name of “Grace”. True Grace over comes sin. Selah.
May God’s grace help us all. In Jesus’ name.