by Homer Slack | article – July 21 Magazine
I am so glad the SHARE Magazine was bold enough to take on this pertinent issue. Our youth today are experiencing deep turmoil; they are hurting deeply, they are confused and are being mentally and psychologically manipulated by the rich, powerful and satanic psychopaths who wish to turn the world into a present day Sodom. To help our youth we must bring these dark agendas and issues into the light.
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
Note: If you are presently struggling with masturbation please remember Romans 1:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation…” This article is meant to help, not condemn those who love Christ but are struggling against besetting sins. If you know Christ and truly love Him, I can guarantee you that you will overcome it, with the help of this article and whatever else the Lord will send your way. As long as you sincerely ask Him for help He will deliver you.
Some may say masturbation is not sin because nowhere did scripture explicitly address it. Jesus says this, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” Matthew 19:4-5
By deduction, the statement above leads us to understand what is wrong. A male man should start a new family by joining with his female wife (indicating marriage) and in this context only they should have sex (become one flesh). Anything outside of this is sin, including fornication, adultery, homosexuality, lesbianism and masturbation etc.
The writer of Hebrews confirms this, “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4 In other words, the bed (or sex) is only pure if practiced in the context of marriage. The bed is defiled if the individuals having sex on it are unmarried, married to someone else other than the person they are in bed with or if one person is Masturbating, that is having sex with themself, by way of lustful imaginations and mental images. Lust is sin and is the accomplice of the masturbator.
Sex, as designed by God, is for the pleasure and satisfaction of the other person. Sex is about giving but masturbation is solely, self gratification and therefore unnatural and unhealthy. Sex was also intended by God for procreation but masturbation cannot get a woman pregnant. The rise in this practice could be one of the contributors to depopulation in many countries.
To DEFILE means to make filthy and impure. To contaminate, infect, make dirty or foul… God honours that which is holy and pure but rejects the defiled. The instruments of God’s worship must be sanctified.
The Bigger Question
This brings us to the bigger question. Why is there a rise in the practice and normalising of masturbation even among Christians? It is happening because the devil has successfully destroyed the main pillar of relationships i.e. trust. The rise in deceit, manipulation and abuse etc. have multiplied doubt in every area of society. Men do not trust women and women do not trust men and therefore in the quest for self preservation they self isolate though still having natural desires and needs. Where the natural is unavailable the devil tempts people to resort to unnatural substitutes.
The Battle of the Sexes
Another reason is the present gender and sexuality crisis that was also masterminded by the devil. Rome is falling. Our men are cutting off their thumbs because they are afraid to go to war. Men are becoming effeminate because a demon influenced society is forcing the switching of roles and sexes. Mental, emotional and in some cases, physical transgenderism sees women forced to take on the man’s role while the men are emasculated and taking on female roles. Pornography, masturbation, transgenderism, extreme women’s lib and LGBTQ etc. are just fruits of the resulting frustration and confusion, in the battle of the sexes.
The church should not be following the world’s lead on these issues but should rather be a light to direct them out of their darkness. I sympathise with those who love the Lord but fall into temptation and sin because they are lonely but where sin abounds, grace will much more abound (Romans 5:20). Let us bring hope to the hopeless and light to the blind, let us show them Christ who is able to deliver from sin, self and satan. Like any other self indulgent and addictive behaviour masturbation can be stopped with the power of prayer and deliverance, in Jesus Name. Call on Him today!