Spiritual Adultery – Its Rampant!

What is Spiritual Adultery?  It is the seeking after other things to give comfort, pleasure, satisfaction and happiness instead of seeking after Jesus to fill and fulfill.

The ‘other things’ sought after become idols.  They are things we seek first (above Christ), to get something in return.  They can be seemingly harmless things to out and out full blown self-destructive and life destroying things – but they are all acts of spiritual adultery.  God refers to His feelings throughout the scriptures:  Jer 3:7-9 Jer 7:9 Jer 23:14  Rev 2:22

We take or partake in a particular lust – for one reason and that is to serve Self, we allow our flesh to order, demand and dictate to us what we need, must have and desire after.  This is what Paul talks about when he said,

 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap  For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.’ Gal 6:7-8

As a believer in Christ we make it our daily habit to not allow our flesh to dictate to us what it wants, instead we look to God for our needs to be met.  We ‘cut off’ the flesh part that cries out to lust –  to deny it. In this we are sowing in the Spirit, seeking after Christ to fill us with Himself, through faith. Paul says it in this way:

‘I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.’ Gal 2:20

There has been a life support gizmo constructed in and among the Christian community to allow for spiritual adultery to take place openly and freely.  I see a vast amount of people in this group who are dependent and addicted to a broad range of things – yet they see nothing wrong with this.  I hear the argument and justification and am struck with amazement – how can this be I wonder?  For this is counter to what Christ accomplished for all who would believe on Him for!  Freedom!  Freedom from all sin – which is comprised in all these!  He bought and paid for each soul so they be a people who no longer live for themselves – but for Him, by Him and through Him and this is the joy we have.  Instead, I see a group who mar His name by living for their flesh and profess Him as Lord of their life!

Yes, there are those who are sincere and true in their profession and struggle with the real desire to be free.  For these, I encourage to seek out a believing brother or sister to walk with so you may walk in prayer and fellowship, to throw off that old man who is doing all it can to cling to you.  Do not give up.  If you have no one, you can contact me – for support:  Contact

To the rest, who have no intention to throw off anything – why did Christ die then and what does His life mean to you as you put Him in second place?  I’d be curious to hear your answer.

 

 

3 comments

  1. I was thinking about this as I drove to work this morning, in fact. As we grow in our faith we are taught more and more by the Lord as to the things He wishes for us to love less. This is even to the food we eat, our desire to be loved by another person & even our desire to be heard and understood. Everything that our flesh lives desire, has to brought under self-control and seen in the light of eternity and what Christ desires for us.

    You wrote; “He bought and paid for each soul so they be a people who no longer live for themselves – but for Him, by Him and through Him and this is the joy we have.”
    I say a resounding “Amen” to that brother.

    God bless
    Helen

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