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In this study we will address adultery and generalize all other types of sins. There has been a couple of people who have asked, “Can God forgive adultery? The short answer is YES! God can forgive all sins. Just think of the worse of the worse of all the sins of mankind and God can forgive all sins, even adultery. But there is one sin He will never forgive nor can be forgiven, and that is the unpardonable sin, the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit,
Mathew 12:31-32 And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.
And that’s how Jesus Christ defines what the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is, “anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit.” So all sin can be forgiven by God Almighty the Father through His only begotten Son Jesus Christ, revealed by His Holy Spirit except, for the unpardonable sin; the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit. Adultery is as The Lord Jesus taught in:
Matthew 5:27-30 You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery (the act thereof). But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
Jesus is teaching here, everything that causes you to sin cut it away from your life, because there are consequences
The consequences of adultery and all other sins
Just because you are truly forgiven by God Almighty, as you come to Him and confession is made to Him as you turn away from adultery and other sins and you forgive yourself. Doesn’t mean you are delivered from the repercussions of that sin or sins. As the saying goes “Every action has a consequence.” Now the forgiveness of sins means that you are spiritually forgiven, He has wiped your slate clean, He has remembered your sins no more and that God has promised eternal salvation for those who turn away from sinning.
But there is a physical, emotional and a mental payment attached to every sin such as: broken marriages, which leads to broken homes and families. Also the battle of fornication or other sexual immorality, that one will battle between the fleshes will and the Spirits will. And what goes with that battle is the feeling of guilt, feelings and thoughts of uncleanness and unworthiness, which can lead to depression. Defeat which can then lead to backsliding in a believers life. The loss of faith, which then leads to the loss of Salvation. So in short, it really isn’t worth a moment of pleasure for a life time of hell.
We must keep in mind that without faith you cannot be saved nor can you please God the Father. This is why the devil attacks our faith through temptations, to shipwreck our faith through sins. Also we must keep in mind that all sins will be exposed, especially adultery. Marriage is a Holy Matrimony, ordained by God between a man and a woman that should never be broken, taken lightly, nor corrupted. Further more it is the light of Jesus Christ that reveals hidden darkness. It is for our own spiritual good that He does this. He is The Holy God and He cannot fellowship with darkness. He will not allow evil to remain in His children for relationship sake between His children and Himself, as it is written:
John 3:19-21 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of Light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and will not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.
The Apostle Paul had taught that the battles that we all will face is the temptations of sins, found in:
Romans 7:14-24 We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do (sin). and if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it but it is sin living in me. I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sin nature.
For I have the desire to do what is good, but cannot carry it out. For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do, this I keep doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
So I find this law at work: when I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law, but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. What a wretched man that I am!
But if we abide in Jesus Christ we can have the victory over all sins, the schemes and the fiery darts of the evil one, as the Apostle Paul concludes: Romans 8:1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.
For it is the sin nature we will all battle till our dying day. And all sins knowingly wrong yet committed are the vital signs of Spiritual weakness. So how do we become strong against temptations of sinning?
#1). Abiding in Jesus Christ. Reading His word faithfully
John 1:1-2 & 14 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
#2). Pray Faithfully
Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.
#3). Going to a Holy Spirit filled, full Bible preaching, believing and living church. We do these things to be strengthened. We sin because of weakness, of ignorance of God’s word, and because we do not keep our flesh under the subjection of the Holy Spirit. Lets put this in perspective, in order to sin you have to walk according to the flesh to sin. For sin is in the flesh and requires the flesh or self desire to sin.
How does sin work?
#1). Sin Seek’s opportunity and it deceives
Romans 7:11 For sin, seizing the opportunity afforded by the commandment, deceived me, and through the commandment put me to death.
#2). Sin separates man from God
Isaiah 59:1-3 Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear. For your hands are defiled with blood, And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken lies, Your tongue has muttered perversity.
And in the New Testament, Ephesians 4:17-19 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.
#4). Sin Brings forth death
James 1:13-15When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when by His own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then after desire has conceived, it give birth to sin; and sin, when sin is full-grown, gives birth to death.
You see temptation starts at a thought, sin then conceives in the heart, After that, sin is put into action which brings forth spiritual death, separation from God. Therefore sin is sin by action not by temptation. Take for another example, the devil and Eve. The devil asked Eve some questions for her to ponder on, to take thought. So thought can then conceive into action and from action, to spiritual death (Genesis 3). And since sin separates us from God, this is why the Holy Bible teaches us explicitly to take no thought in the first place and if we do, take every thought captive,
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
How can a believer and follower of Jesus Christ be forgiven?
As a reminder: The only One who can save us all from the power of sin and death is Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Romans 7:24-25 Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God-through Jesus Christ our Lord!
Jesus Christ was beaten and bruised. He bled and died for the remission of all our sins, transgressions and iniquities. And rose from the dead on the 3rd day to give us eternal life and everlasting hope, and He is the way of escape from the judgment of Hell. No other has ever done that for all humanity, and no one ever will not even a counterfeit. So the first step is to acknowledge Jesus Christ is Lord, your Deliverer, your Provider and your Savior for those who believe. The next step: you must be convinced that, what the Word of God promised you can have, YOU CAN HAVE IT! Being convince that God cannot lie. The third step is to confess your sins unto God,
1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to purify us from all unrighteousness.
For if you do not believe the Word of God, than this step is in fact in vain according to:
James 1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
And lastly turn away from adultery and other sins and turn to the Living God. He is the God of second chances. We will always battle the will of the flesh and of the devil, through the rest of our days on earth. And the only way the devil can have have victory over a Christians, is if we allow it to happen, take no evil tempting thought. Put every thought down into obedience to Jesus Christ. This will take a lot of endurance, discipline and training,
1 Corinthians 9:24-27 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it (that is salvation). And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.
Philippians 3:7-14 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
How can one be delivered from adultery and all other sins?
Confession, repentance, lots of prayer, seeking God’s delivering power. And denying the fleshes will. James 4:4-10 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. Or do you think Scripture says without reason that the Spirit He caused to live in us envies intensely? But He gives us more grace.
That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
When we do our part, God Almighty will do His and we will have the victory over all sins and death. As Jesse Duplantis had mentioned a time or two in his sermons, that one of his friends came to him and told him that he needs deliverance from adultery. Jesse told him, ” Tell your wife, and she’ll deliver you.” God Almighty, still LOVES you. The Lord Jesus still Loves you. The Holy Spirit still LOVES you. Though grieved, He still loves you as it is written:
Romans 8:34-40 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, Who also makes intercession for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written: For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
But if you persist in adultery or other types of sins that is detestable in the Lord God Almighty’s sight at any degree, than there is judgment that will come. Either in this life or in the eternal life to come. And you never know when the Lord will call your life into accountability. We are here today and gone tomorrow, and if you are not right with the Lord and He suddenly calls your life into account, than you will miss heaven. So is there any hope? Yes! Check out: Is There Hope God bless you, your family and your friends.