ABOUT VIRGINITY… (PT2)

Text:Galatians 5:26
” For in Christ Jesus, neither circumcision, nor uncircumcision avails anything but the new creation. “

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NOT BECAUSE…
Young lady,
☆ Say “No! ” to #sex before #marriage, not  just because you want to keep your #virginity for the man that will become your husband (after #wedding), but much more because, like Joseph, it’s ” How can I do this wicked thing and sin against my God?” Read Genesis 39:9.

☆Say “No! ” to sex before marriage because again,  like Joseph, it’s “… for I fear God… ” Read Genesis 43:18

☆Say “No! ” to sex before marriage because you’re so conscious of your glorious tomorrow that you don’t want satan to #hijack it, or #sabotage it just because of a fleeting moment of sexual pleasure. Yes! Because those who have seen a #vision of their tomorrow don’t mess with sexual #immorality today. Yes!
Besides, the Word of God tells us that whatever is not of faith (ie, whatever is not a strong #conviction based on the Word of God) can easily become a #stronghold of satan, or a lethal #weapon he can use to batter your #faith in God; erode your #spiritual and #mental #strength, and totally shatter your glorious #destiny in God! I tell you.

That’s why Galatians 5:26 warns us that nothing else works for the Christian, counts with God or guarantees victory, except your knowledge, understanding and constant consciousness of your new creation status in Christ.

God expects the believer to anchor his/her faith and draw strength and wisdom for #success  and victories in life, from a sound understanding of all that he has done and provided for man in Christ.

The basis of your faith, vow or pledge or trust in God must always be anchored on who God has made you in Christ, and the legal realities of the finished work of Christ. Not your #efforts, #struggles, resolutions, #determination or self #righteousness. Otherwise you’re setting yourself up for a big fall!

God once told me, “What many Christians don’t know is that it’s only outside the Word of God that Satan can get them.” That agrees with John 1:5. Darkness will never come near light!
If you’re born again…

(to be continued… )

ABOUT VIRGINITY…(PT 1)

Text: Zechariah 4:6
“… not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit’, says the Lord of hosts”.

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SAYING “NO! ” TO SEX BEFORE MARRIAGE
I write this with concern for many young girls who have become terrible #victims of guilt, #depression, low self esteem, #rejection and even suicide, because they “lost” their #virginity before #marriage. I have counseled so many of them, trying very hard to salvage their #relationship with God, because they feel so worthless before him… They had pledged their virginity to him, promising him that they will guard it jealously till they marry… And then, the unexpected happens! Maybe, #rape, #pressure from a #fiance, financial #hardship in the #family, etc.
It is so difficult to convince them that God can forgive them… So they can’t even #forgive themselves! Their #emotions and #psyche are so badly messed up…
And I tell you, most of them never recover from the #guilt and consequent #devastation for the rest of their lives.
And some who later face a challenge of #childbearing believe that God is punishing them for not keeping their promise to him to preserve their virginity till they #marry…

SHE’S NOT A VIRGIN
A young man had brought his fiancee to introduce to me, and I was earnestly looking forward to their #wedding.
He showed up in my office months after and I asked after the lady, and he goes, ” The #courtship is broken. We’re not getting married again. ”
Alarmed, I asked, But why? ”
I couldn’t believe the answer he gave me, ” She’s not a #virgin! ”
“What?”, I yelled.
Then I asked him, ” How about you? Are you a virgin? ”
“No. “, he answered.
And I said to him, ” You’re a wicked man! ”

(To be continued… )