Liberation From Your Limitations – Part Two

Exodus 14: 26 – 31

Sex is often a dominant slave master. When it becomes a mastering force driving one to be misused it needs to be addressed.

As the Israelites saw the dead bodies of their slave masters on the shore of the sea so you can see your sexual master.

Sex is a dominating force in America. Sex sells. Sexual promiscuity is enslaving of all ages. You can at this time leave the enslaving dead body of inordinate sex on the seashore.

American teenagers become pregnant, give birth, and have abortions at significantly higher rates than teens in other industrialized nations. A recent study conducted by the Alan Guttmacher Institute also shows that the U.S. is the only developed country where teenage pregnancy has increased in recent years.

The pregnancy rate for Americans ages 15 to 19 is 96 per thousand, compared with 45 in England, 44 in Canada, 43 in France, 35 in Sweden, and 24 per thousand in the Netherlands. The teenage abortion rate for the U.S. is as high as the combined rates for abortion and births in other countries studied.

It is not just teens who are promiscuous. Promiscuity has entered the epidemic stages among all ages. The Biblical view of sexual perversion is that it is sin. Scripture says “the wages of sin is death.” That reference is to spiritual death. However, physically taking the Bible’s view of sexual perversion as sin, it is now bringing forth one of the most insidious forms of physical death. It is a sexually transmitted disease. God is not mocked “whatever a person sows they will reap.” Don’t blame God. It is merely the law of the harvest as applied not to agriculture, but morals.

To tell a person engaged in sexual promiscuity that it is a matter of preference, or is psychological, or physical is to bind that person in hopelessness. To say it is sin and can be forgiven and overcome by the power of God is to offer hope.

Through Jesus Christ you can gain a victory over this slave master and see his dead body on the seashore. It is a struggle unto death. Either this tyrant dies or the Phillips translation of I Timothy 5:6 applies to you: he who “plunges into all the pleasures that the world can give is killing his own soul.”

“It is time to wake up to reality “…Let us therefore fling away the things that men do in the dark, let us arm ourselves for the fight of the day! Let us live cleanly, as in the daylight, not the ‘delights’ of getting drunk or playing with sex. Let us be Christ’s men from head to foot, and give no chances to the flesh to have its fling” (Romans 13: 11 – 14).

Doubtless you know the initial impulse that leads to your sexual sin. Turn from the first step that leads to immorality. By way of illustration: “If you are not going in the house stay off the porch.” Control the impulse or it will control you.

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (I Corinthians 13: 10)