The Lord knows those who belong to Him. He requires everyone that names the name of Christ to depart from iniquity. Sin robs you of your confidence
and hinders the promises of God from coming to pass in your life.

  1. The foundation for prosperity is to depart from iniquity (2 Timothy 2:19-21).
    1. The world glorifies sex, but there is no safe sex outside the context of marriage.
    2. Christians must practice abstaining from pre-marital sex.

  2. Your body is the temple of God and the Holy Spirit lives in you (1 Corinthians 3:16).
    1. Fornication is sex outside of marriage
      1. The body is not for fornication or sexual immorality, but for the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3, AMP).
      2. When a born-again Believer commits fornication, they are taking the members of Christ and joining them with the members of a prostitute.

  3. Abstain from and flee fornication.
    1. You must know how to possess your vessel (body) in sanctification and honor.
      1. It is time to honor God with our bodies.
      2. God will forgive and cleanse you if you repent of sexual sin.

  4. Maleness vs. Manhood
    1. Males are rebellious by nature
      1. Males tend to find their everyday routine and family responsibilities dull and boring.
      2. Males have strong, regular sex drives.
      3. Males receive sexual gratification through the eyes.
        1. If you look upon a woman with lust, you have already committed adultery.
        2. The Bible addresses heavy petting and calls it sin (Ezekiel 23:3, AMP).
      4. There are three elements that make up manhood.
        1. A man is like God.
        2. A man obeys God.
        3. A man carries out the Word of God.
      5. God’s definition of a real man is one who will hear His Word and do it (Jeremiah 38:2, 3).
      6. To be a real man you must be born-again.
      7. Real men listen to God and He shows them what to do and how to do it.
      8. God created men to accept responsibility and respond to every situation under His guidance.

  5. Women are emotional creatures.
    1. A woman should avoid emotional entanglement with a man who is not her husband.
      1. Emotional entanglement becomes the foundation for a physical relationship.
      2. Instead of becoming emotionally entangled, cleanse your ways by heeding and conforming your life to the Word (Psalm 119:9).

Scripture References:

  • 2 Timothy 2:19-21
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16
  • 1 Corinthians 6:13
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:3, AMP
  • Ezekiel 23:3, AMP
  • Jeremiah 38:2,3
  • Psalm 119:9
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