Human beings are partners with God in spiritual and physical creation. A married couple should have sexual relations, not just to conceive children, but to show one another their complete love and devotion, and to bring each other joy and pleasure.
However, we need to get the pleasurable aspect of sex in proper perspective, according to God’s Word. Marriage is an honorable way for anyone to enjoy sex – any other way to enjoy sex is condemned by God.
Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.
The marriage is not designed to honor the couple – it is designed to honor God. It should express the unselfish love that only God can give. The sexual relationship in a marriage symbolizes God’s relationship with His Bride.
A man and woman sharing the joys of sex portray the Love of Messiah and His Bride. They demonstrate how Messiah and the Bride give themselves completely to one another. Sexual love is a holy symbol. God did not create sex to be shameful or dirty. He created it to be beautiful and to represent His own love for humanity and His desire to have intimate fellowship with them.
Masturbation is not God’s design for physical fulfillment. Masturbation usually involves impure, sensual, lustful, and/or sexual fantasies. These kinds of fantasies are
“You have heard that it was said, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that everyone who so much as looks at a woman with evil desire for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
The real battleground over masturbation and other sexual sins is the mind, the imagination, the fantasy realm. The Scriptures are clear that immorality is first committed in the
We present our bodies to God through our souls (minds, thoughts). As Believers, we come under attack not in the spirit, for Messiah resides there, but in the soul—in our minds, emotions, and wills. Satan can put thoughts in our minds and cause us to feel things that are not true. The mind (thoughts) is the gateway from the flesh to the spirit. Therefore, the battle for healing of masturbation is won or lost in the mind. Taking control of our thoughts helps us to become spiritually minded. When we were filled with the Holy Ghost, Yeshua gave us power to overcome sin. Let’s seek to glorify God with our bodies, souls and spirits.
Father, I ask that You walk me back to the moment in time when the enemy brought corruption to my emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and psychological development through images of lust and fantasy lust. I ask that You erase the cellular memory of all images, fantasies, temptations, corruption, damage, alteration, suppression, and defilement that entered my life through sexual abuse, lust, fantasy lust, and exposure to immorality, pornography, rejection, trauma, neglect, and ungodly beliefs.
I repent for the sinful desires of my heart and those in my family line, who gave their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of our bodies through the lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.
I repent for myself and all those in my family line, who knew God, yet we did not glorify You as God nor gave thanks to You, because our thinking was futile and our foolish hearts were darkened.
Father, I repent for myself and all those in my family line who became fools and exchanged the glory of God for perverse things.
I repent for the shameful lusts of myself and my ancestors, and for the women who exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. I repent for myself and the men in my family line who abandoned natural relations for unnatural ones.
I repent for exchanging the truth of God for a lie, and worshiping the created things rather than the Creator, which has caused my flesh to rise and burn with ungodly passions and imaginations. I ask that you would quench the fire of all imaginations, immorality, lust, fantasy lust, and works of the flesh. Father, I yield my members to you, spirit, soul, mind and body. Father, please help me to live a godly life in Messiah Yeshua, who is forever praised.
Father, please appropriate the Blood of Yeshua over the emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and psychological pathways that have been damaged and altered by the enemy. Father, please deprogram all satanic programming and alteration that has affected my my imagination and thought life. Father, please reprogram my thought life so that all I think will be praise worthy.
Father, please raise up accountability helpers that I can trust, who will keep me accountable. Lord, please help me live my life to glorify and obey you. My thoughts are CLEAN and WHOLE. I am GREATLY LOVED by God. In Yeshua’s name. Amen., for those who did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, and therefore, we were turned over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.