A lot of Christian women get married just to have legal sex with their love interests, and while I could argue that this is a bad thing, it isn't exactly illegal (a sin) to GOD. 1 Corinthians 7:9: But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.
What did the Apostle Paul mean by saying that it is better to marry than to burn? To burn means to burn with lust: an almost unquenchable desire to have sex.
But why would the good Apostle send believers towards the altar of marriage without first redirecting them to the altar for deliverance? After all, not being able to abstain from sex is a strongman that should be broken before any believer even considers marriage.
1. Try your thoughts. Never allow a thought to become a fantasy, otherwise, you won't rebuke it if it's from the enemy. Instead, when a "pleasurable" thought dances around in your mind, draw the Sword (WORD) and try it. How do you try it? Simply pay attention to the details, and if there be any part of that imagination that goes against the WORD of GOD in any way, that thought is not from GOD. If it's not from GOD, cast it down. In other words, hit it with the Sword (speak the WORD aloud against it).
When I recorded the message The Reason For the Wait, I had no idea what GOD would use me to say. As with most of the messages I record, I had a few pointers I wanted to share, but I knew that GOD would give me what to say as I spoke, and that HE did.
When those words "celibate fornicator" escaped my lips, I wanted to pause and dissect what I'd just spoken. It was powerful and revelatory, and even though I wanted to elaborate further on what a celibate fornicator was, I had to continue with the original message. Needless to say, a lot of women were impacted by that term and wanted me to delve deeper into it.
Wait...wait...wait! Single women around the world are reminding one another to wait on GOD for their husbands, and this is a good message. Nevertheless, there's something wrong with the whole "wait" message; something that's rarely talked about, and that is: Many women are encouraged to wait, but they aren't told to live. Because of this, many single damsels spend each and everyday of their lives passively pursuing their husbands. Sure, many echo Proverbs 18:22 (Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD), and they are careful that they don't physically pursue husbands; nonetheless, they still pursue their husbands (or the idea of marriage) mentally, religiously or cyberly.
It was love at first sight. One of the shelter volunteers came
walking into the building carrying three beautiful puppies. Two of them were
fully black, and the other pup was brown with a blackish snout. "What kind of dogs
are they?" I asked. I knew that the community I lived in prohibited the housing
of pit bulls and pit mixes, and I didn't want to risk getting a puppy and having to
bring it back to the shelter. The volunteer smiled. Somehow, she knew I'd be
taking home one of the puppies. "They're lab mixes," she said. I looked at the brown
puppy, and he was beautiful. They were all beautiful, but his blackish snout
made him stand out from his siblings. I was elated, but still somewhat bothered. I
was happy because I knew I was looking at the puppy who'd be with me for years
to come. I was bothered because I hadn't planned on getting a puppy; I'd
planned to get a dog that was around two years old: a dog that was already
house-broken. Nevertheless, his cute little face had already won