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Friday, 20 May 2016

Why Steal From What's Yours III. Concluding Part.

I didn't have intentions to prolong this article. I guess when God isn't through with you, you just have to move along with his flow.

If you've been following the post, then you know what I have been emphasizing. It's a misplace conception about what the "society" portrayed or protrays around most especially through media whic should be of more good than harm.

There's no two words to describe SEX before marriage other than FORNICATION. And for whatever reasons you need to react through actions, there are always consequences.

There are many consequences that
result from being disobedient to
God when it comes to FORNICATION.
First of all you are defiling His holy
temple as we saw earlier in 1
Corinthians 6:19. Would you go
into a church and vandalize the
sanctuary? That is the same thing
as defiling your body, which is a
temple of the Holy Spirit. Another
consequence is unwanted
pregnancy. Statistics have
skyrocketed into a negative
direction as a result of fornication. If
people would save sex until
marriage, there never would have
been a movement to legalize
abortion which is also sin. Abortion
came about as a result of man
trying to cover up sin. Due to
disobedience to God, approximately
46 million babies have been aborted
since 1973.

The current count for
abortions in the U.S. per year stands
at 1.3 million. Due to fornication, 40
percent of babies are born out of
marriage yearly. That is a 30
percent increase from just twenty
years ago. Due to fornication over
65 million people in the US have a
viral STD with nearly 19 million new
cases each year. Percentage wise,
nearly half of people will contract an
STD in their lifetime.
Fornication also relates to why 50%
of marriages end in divorce. This is
because many go into marriage with
wounded emotions, spirits, and
diseased bodies. When you decide
to lie with someone outside of
marriage, stop and think about
whether you want to get married
some day or not. If you are like most
people, you will desire marriage at
some point. The day may come
when you have found the love you
have always dreamed of but having
to face that person and tell them of
all the prior partners and sexually
transmitted diseases that you are
dragging into your marriage may
not go over too well and can be
devastating...especially if your
potential spouse's background is at
the opposite end of the spectrum.

Therefore, many marriages begin
with two strikes against it already if
the relationship does not die
before making it to the altar. When
you choose to fornicate, you sin
against your own body and against
a possible future spouse. There are
many cases of a spouse having a life
long struggle with their mate's

If you are a woman, think about if
you desire having kids some day.
100,000 to 150,000 women
become infertile each year as a
result of STDs. And if you do not
become infertile, some STDs can
cause your child to be born with
defects such as blindness. Don't
make your child suffer because of
your disobedience to God. Even if a
child has no physical defect, a single
parent home can cause them to
have emotional scars due to lack of
love from a mother and a father.

Yorubas will say "O ba. Ko ti baje".
There's always a way out. And that way is REPENTANCE.

For God gives warning to the fate of
fornicators that do not repent, "But
the cowardly, unbelieving,
abominable, murderers, sexually
immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all
liars shall have their part in the lake
which burns with fire and
brimstone, which is the second
death." - Revelation 21:8.
"Marriage is honorable among all,
and the bed undefiled; but
fornicators and adulterers God will
judge." - Hebrews 13:4. If you
have committed fornication and
lived a promiscuous lifestyle, don't
beat yourself up, just repent while
you still have time. Many factors
may have contributed to you being
that way but you can make a
complete change. If you will confess
your sins and repent, God is willing
to wash it all away. Jesus paid the
price for all sins when He died on
the cross. Do not allow His sacrifice
to be a waste in your life. Repent
now and become a born again
virgin. "Repent ye therefore, and be
converted, that your sins may be
blotted out, when the times of
refreshing shall come from the
presence of the Lord." - Acts 3:19.
After you have repented, fast and
pray so that God will give you the
power to reject temptation. Find
someone that you trust that can
hold you accountable. That person
can encourage you during your walk
with God.
There are many cases in the Bible
when God used women who were
harlots for His cause. Rahab was a
prostitute in Jericho. She hid the
Israelite spies that came to take
over her city. For this act, she and
her family were spared during the
invasion. Her faith was commended
in Hebrews 11:31 and she is even
listed in the genealogy of Jesus
Christ. Tamar is another example;
she played the harlot by seducing
Judah but is also listed in the
genealogy of Jesus Christ. These
examples were not given to glorify
fornication but to show that God can
use anyone and is willing to forgive
if you will turn to Him.

Having sex outside of marriage can lead to
severe consequences such as
unwanted pregnancy, abortion,
incurable STDs, losing the person
you would like to marry, divorce,
having a child with birth defects,
becoming infertile, and demonic
possession. And on top of all of that,
you are defiling the temple that
belongs to Christ.

Before giving in,
ask yourself is it worth it?