|Guest Author Hakeem (LekzBaba) Omolewa|
“Anyone who touches your breast who is not your husband, is playing with your destiny” – A quote from the recent God’s Vineyard Ministries Convention. This comment kind of just jumped out at me, such power in it. In our generation, there is so much lust and sexual immorality, it seems as if nobody will achieve their destiny. I cannot lie, I was no saint before I became born again, but hopefully God has forgiven me, and whoever he has for me to be my wife will forgive my past too. But anywayyyyy… The key things this post will be looking at are Love and Lust.
Love and Lust can never compare. Let’s just start by putting that there. Lust takes, Love gives. But what exactly am I saying by this? When you lust after someone, you are not only attempting to take away their purity and holiness, but you are also attempting to take away your spiritual blessings. JOB
refers to lust as a fire that burns to destruction; it would have uprooted my
harvest. So the same way lust would destroy the harvest, is the same way lust
will destroy your life. Lust is not something that can be joked around with, it
is a sin against your own body (1 Corinthians 6:18), a body that was made as a
temple for God (1 Corinthians 6:13). 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 specifically lets you
know that those who are sexually immoral will not inherit the kingdom of God,
so you can see that I’m not joking when I write that lust will destroy your
life, and the Pastor was not joking when he said “anyone who touches your
breast who is not your husband is playing with your destiny”. (There is a lot
of scripture from Corinthians because Corinth was notorious for its wealth and
the luxurious, vicious and immoral acts of the people… Kind of like London
Love gives. But what does it give?
1) Love gives you patience and strength (Genesis 29:20), Can you imagine waiting for so long for something, but because of the love you have, it feels like nothing… These days, if a girl is refusing to sleep with a guy, he may say I love you, and all of a sudden, she’s given up her purity. But what they don’t understand is that real love is not sex, real love waits. How can you claim you love someone, but then proceed to destroy their destiny.
2) Love gives you peace (Proverbs 10:12), hatred indeed covers dissension, whereas Love covers all wrongs. There is absolutely no way on this earth you can have peace in your heart while angry or upset with another person. There’s times where I’m annoyed with someone and I try and read the bible, but I don’t understand a thing, so I have to resolve it. If I feel like I dislike someone these days, I try and pray for them (Matthew 5:43-45), and truly I find much more peace in my heart because I have done a loving thing as opposed to maintaining hatred and resentment.
3) Love gives you a knowledge of God (1 John 4:8), God is love, so wherever you reject love in your life, God will not work there. This is very important. If you are just sleeping around, treating members of the opposite sex as objects, how then will you gain knowledge of what God has in store for you? This can also apply to a number of other areas in life too, wherever you want to see God’s work or gain knowledge of his plan, just treat that area with a little love.
Our Father, as Jesus died for us out of Love, we pray that you give us all Love for our brothers and sisters. We pray that we will not succumb to the temptations of the flesh which shall lead to sure destruction, but that we may turn away from worldly things and walk in love so that we can see and know your plan for our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.
(If you have any questions or just want to have a general discussion about the things said above, comment below. Alternatively, you can text me on 07415661863)