Someone asked me this Question and I was shocked to my bones, do you know why I was shocked? Because, I thought about it and said, as God changed his standard? Or as the Bible been edited? Or do you have another Bible version for the 21st Century? No!!!
We don’t have another Gospel for the 21st Century, No! It’s the same Gospel for the old time saints that we have now, we should not try to bend the scriptures to suit our own desire or our own preference, No! This is not what God want, what God wants is total obedience and surrender, we must obey God completely and not partially, God gave us a standard and if pleasing God is our desire, obeying and following his laid down standard must be our lifestyle.
The Bible says, Marriage is honorable, the bed undefiled. This is the word of God, it is unscriptural to have sex before marriage on whatever ground, God is against it, and anything God is against, the devil is in support of it because he always want people to disobey God, so that he can get hold of them through their disobedience, the bible says, ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free, you can only have access to the truth via the scriptures, because the devil is the sponsor or lies, deceit and falsehood. The person that asked me if it is still a sin to have sex before marriage said so out of concern, because it has seemingly become a norm for this generation to indulge in such practices without any regret or remorseful feeling.
We have a generation that seems to be wasting away, and living a life that is void of the fear of God, this is not the standard and we must run to rescue them from the destruction of the endtime, because the devil is running and working overtime to destroy as many as possible people early enough before they will know the truth.
Sex before marriage is considered immorality, it is called fornication, just like sex with a woman you are not married to, after your marriage is also called adultery, which is another department of immorality, these are deadly sins that have the capacity to destroy and ruin your life, many homes are destroyed today, marriages have crashed because people gave the devil a legal ground through immorality, and to make it worse, the bible says, when you sleep with an harlot, you have become one with her. So, many people have slept with demonic women and lost their destiny cheaply to such prey because they did not resist immorality, it is a sin that pierced into your body and gain access into your glory, that is why we must embrace godliness at all levels, both before marriage and after marriage, there must be a firm decision that you will be glued to your wife in marriage and you will not cheat on her, or engage in any immorality that can cost you your destiny.
The bed of Immorality is the bed of destiny destruction, it must be avoided like a plague, because many people’s destiny has been jeopardized on that bed, we must be careful of the devices of the devil. There are things the devil set up to finish your destiny, because the devil knows that immediately you disobey God, your defense is gone, sin brings you against God and grant the devil the ability to afflict you, did you remember the mighty man in the bible called Samson? He lost his destiny and ministry on the platform of pre-marital sex, sexual immorality, when you are lustful and you cannot do away your lust, the devil will always deploy it against you, I pray for you that you will not be destroy in Jesus name.
The standard of God is purity, even the power of the Holy Spirit in you is only preserved on the platform of purity, anything that defiles you will make you lose the power of the Holy Spirit, even the presence of the Holy spirit departs at the slightest form of defilement. That is why it is not enough to desire the power of God, you must also lay hold of what it takes to keep and sustain it, many people got it but one way or the other, they were not able to preserve it.
I pray that the Power and gifts of the Holy spirit on your inside shall be preserved in Jesus name.
Let’s quickly look at the life of someone who run away from Sexual immorality and was able to reach his destiny, a good example in the Bible was Joseph;
Joseph was a man filled with so much Destiny, he had so much stored up in his Destiny from God, but he was faced with many challenges, yet he could not be destroyed, because God was with him, but there was a time the devil really tried to get him by immorality and that was when he was in portifar’s house, the man made him ruler over everything in his house, and when he traveled, the wife of Porifar came to him, the bible says, she saw that Joseph was fair in complexion and was good to behold, he lured him to sleep with her, but he refused and ran off, even though she later lied against him, and he was thrown into the prison, the God of heaven who saw it when it happened, came to rescue him and from the prison, he went into the palace and that was how God crowned him gloriously, so purity, integrity and righteousness will always uphold anyone. Godliness remains perpetually profitable to living any day, any time.
Run away from the bed of immorality, sin makes you an enemy of God, and when you walk in disobedience, you cannot claim to be a child of God, there are many marriages today, that are broken, because the partner does not see anything special in his spouse again, simply because they had more than enough sex before they got married and now, she’s no longer special to him, sex before marriage also makes it difficult for partners to trust one another. Because, that which they have done together makes it hard for the man to believe the woman can keep herself, even if she travel for a week or two week, there will be such an unnecessary suspicion, because they didn’t build a good foundation of trust from the onset.
When God says, don’t have sex before marriage, he said so for your own good, he knows you more than you know yourself, God knows you better, just obey him and you will reap the benefits of obedience, the time you are using to engage immorality, you can talk about destiny decisions that matters to your marital destiny, you can ask your partner, where are you going? What is your vision? You can also take time together to pray and seek the face of God and he will begin to guide you, empower you and instruct you towards maximizing your destiny.
Let me also tell you this, Sin as the capacity to delete and reduce your mental capacity, and there is a connection between your mental exploits and your prosperity, wisdom of God is expressed in mental exploits, but sin reduces the wisdom at work in you.
To Ladies out there, let me tell you something, there is great dignity for you, if your husband meet you as a Virgin, there is honor and respect that comes from it. Even though the world is trading the negative side, choose to stay with God, there is great reward in obeying God, lastly, let us look at one more lesson from the scriptures.
Mary: Mary is another case study of someone who walks in righteousness and integrity and encounter God in a mighty way, God wanted to send his only begotten son for a divine assignment, and he find out a worthy and holy vessel and mary was found worthy to carry out this divine assignment, the first thing we were told about mary is that, she was a virgin, even though she had someone in her life, which is Joseph, they never defiled themselves, they kept themselves, and God used her for a divine agenda, even though she is gone, we still read an talk about her today, because she was found worthy to be used by God in her generation, simply because she was holy, she kept herself form immorality, so walking in holiness and righteousness, makes you useable to God.
Let us see what The bible says about Sex before Marriage;
“Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” – Hebrews 13:4.
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. – Ephesians 5:3
Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 1 Corinthians 6:16.
Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. (2 Timothy 2:22).
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18).
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. – 1 Corinthians 6: 19
I hope you understand now? Let us walk with God and live a Life that compels and bring God’s favour our way.