DELIVERANCE AND HEALING
By PBS Ministries
Every form of sexual immorality God condemns. And adultery is no different. It is distasteful, it is a sin and our Sovereign God hates it. Jesus said if you look upon a woman with lust, you have already committed adultery with her in your heart.
The Bible warns us that men who commit adultery bring destruction upon themselves, they are senseless and their shame will never be wiped away.
Marriage is honorable before God and the bed of a married couple is undefiled. From the beginning of time, God placed one woman to one man. Some believe that a monogamous relationship is an unreasonable expectation in today’s fast pace world. Such sexual conduct makes a mockery of God’s plan for mankind and God says He will judge whoremongers and adulterers.
We see in Proverbs 6: 20-35, the instructions the father gave to his son against adultery:
20 My son, keep your father’s command and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.
21 Bind them always on your heart; fasten them around your neck.22 When you walk, they will guide you; when you sleep, they will watch over you; when you awake, they will speak to you.
23 For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life,24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife, from the smooth talk of a wayward woman. 25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes.
26 For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man’s wife preys on your very life.
27 Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? 28 Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? 29 So is he who sleeps with another man’s wife; no one who touches her will go unpunished.30 People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his hunger when he is starving.31 Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.
32 But a man who commits adultery has no sense; whoever does so destroys himself. 33 Blows and disgrace are his lot, and his shame will never be wiped away.34 For jealousy arouses a husband’s fury, and he will show no mercy when he takes revenge. 35 He will not accept any compensation; he will refuse a bribe, however great it is.
Today, we have seen that many adulterous relationships have ended in murder. One sin leads to another sin. That is why men are instructed to keep away, to stop coveting, and to leave their neighbor’s wife alone. Do not fall for the smooth talk of a wayward woman. Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes. Her ways will lead you to destruction, to the lake which burns with fire and brimstone which is the second death. It was Delilah’s flattering words and smooth talk that helped to bring about Samson’s destruction.
The Scripture asked, Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned? Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched? We know that when you play with fire, you will get burned. And so it will be with any man who sleeps with another man’s wife. The Bible says you will go unpunished.
Man by nature is a selfish being. Men cheat for self-gratification, to boost their ego, because of mid-life crisis, for excitement and some claim they are looking for more affection and satisfaction. For whatever reason he chooses to cheat, it is a sin. But the blood of Jesus still has power to wash away all our sins – selfishness, adultery, fornication, idolatry, lasciviousness, pride, lust, hatred and unforgiveness.
Jesus wants to cleanse us of our sins and He will remember them no more. If you repent of your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. He is waiting to turn your scars into stars, He is ready to pull you out of that pit of destruction so you will not have to spend eternity in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.
You can choose to surrender your life to Jesus today. Lay it all at His feet, He is your burden bearer, He will cast your sins as far as the east is from the west. It is only by the grace of God that we can lead a life pleasing to Him and He is here to help us in our walk with Him to spend eternity in Heaven.