Summary: Whenever your emotion is controlled base on what you see or hear it’s an unholy act. Those who fornicate are control by emotion, to make this clear you cannot masturbate successfully without having sexual imagination. This the bible condemned.
Beloved I thank God for his revelation and insight towards the topic before this day. It is a common practice among both the young and old, married and singles. But the question is that this common practise that cover the society of our generation is it Godly or ungodly. Some medical practitioners says that its healthy and have no effect negatively some accept the practise based on the fact that it helps to reduce some sexual transmitted decease like HIV & AIDS, other believe that it makes an individual to know their sexual emotional ability i.e how fast they react emotional.
Today I bring before you message form Lord title “Breaking the Spell of Masturbation”
Many people have concluded that since the bible did not mention masturbation that means is not a sin and it is holy act, but some medical secular authorities nowadays universally believe that masturbation is physiological harmless and that it may even be a normal, natural form release although some believes that it has effect.
All this analysis are trying to look at the physical effect what about the spiritual effect although some believe since the bible did not state it, that means it has no spiritual effect to the soul.
Our text is taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:2-8 “For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honourable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God; and that in this matter no-one should wrong his brother or take advantage of him. The Lord will punish men for all such sins, as we have already told you and warned you. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives you his Holy Spirit”.(NIV)
Beloved from the scripture it is clear that masturbation is an unholy act that the bible condemned. It is true that the bible did not specifically state the word “masturbation” but reading through the word of God and by His revelation and insight I discovered that it is a sin. When you masturbate automatically you have loose control over yourselves because you are being influence by your imagination and lost of your eyes. From text the bible stated clearly that that we should avoid sexual immorality which means having control over your body.
Whenever your emotion is controlled base on what you see or hear it’s an unholy act. Those who fornicate are control by emotion, to make this clear you cannot masturbate successfully without having sexual imagination. This the bible condemned.
In Matthew 5:28 “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart”. (NIV) Jesus is saying that by mere looking out a woman lustfully you have sinned already even though you not have sex with her, so tell me if looking lustfully can cause sin, then what about sexual imagination because that is the starting process of masturbation. Those that masturbate know that most of the time they have to involved in pornographic movies in other to gain their so called satisfaction.
Beloved don’t forget the bible say we are in the world, but not of the world, anything that pleased the world is not pleasing God. Masturbation has cover our society, the people that called themselves children of God are doing it the most, pastor are doing without being ashamed, it is one sin that the devil have used it to deceived so many Christians these days all in the name of it is not stated in the bible and as such is not a sin.
Many married men and women have found it holy in doing it in other to have space in sexual relationship with their spouses or to avoid them; many Christian youths have find convenience as a substitute to sex before marriage, some believe that since the bible condemned sex before marriage masturbation is the right thing to do.
In Ephesians 5:3 “But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.”(NIV) My brothers and sisters masturbation is a sin and you have to stop it. This is a word coming to those involve in it. You might be a pastor what God ask me to tell those category of people is that it is a sin and you have to stop it, masturbation is a secretly cleverly committed sin, someone can be masturbating in the mixed of people without the next next person noticing especially for men.