“Masturbation (aka autoeroticism) is widely and frequently practiced. If statistics are accurate, you probably practice it. Health ‘professionals’ encourage it, echoing society’s mantra ‘if it feels good, do it!’ deeming it as a healthy ‘release.’ This deception says that sex is about you and your pleasure. Your body. Your genitals. Your orgasm. This is the natural tendency of sin. The truth is, it is a self-centered, selfish act. It makes pleasure self-focused. God did not design sex organs for the purpose of self-gratification. God created sex to be shared between a husband and his wife to become one flesh in intimacy, which results in bearing the next generation. Common justifications among professing Christians for masturbation are that it is not explicitly condemned in the Bible. But Christians ought to walk in the Spirit rather if the lust of the flesh, for fleshly lusts wages war against the soul (Gal. 5:16; 1 Pet. 2:11). The Holy Spirit is not behind the act of masturbation, but it is the work of the flesh and/or demons. The Bible reads one should possess his/her vessel in sanctification and honor, not in the passion of lust, like those who do not know God (1 Thes. 4:2-5). One should walk as Jesus walked (1 John 2:6) and be imitators of God (Eph. 5:1). We are to master our own bodies and their accompanying urges; we don’t allow our flesh to rule over us (Rom. 6:12-13). Sexual pleasure was not meant to be a selfish pursuit. Rather, sexual pleasure was designed to fulfill the Lord’s command to esteem another higher than oneself (Phil. 2:3). The pleasure of sex is not meant to be enjoyed in isolation, but to be enjoyed while providing that same pleasure to your spouse. Masturbation contradicts God’s design for sexuality and thus has no place in the life of one desiring to walk according to God’s will. If you are a masturbator, repent and get delivered!”
If you are a masturbating addict and believe the addiction has demonic roots, then feel free to contact me for deliverance prayer.
If you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you can receive Him into your heart, and He can deliver you from darkness and sin and have your name written in His Book of Life.
If you are sincere, you can say this simple prayer to the Father (it doesn’t have to be word for word):
“God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. Please forgive me of all of my sins, just as I forgive others. I need You in my life; I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your only begotten Son Jesus Christ in giving His life for me on the cross, I believe in my heart Jesus is Lord and was raised from the dead and I long to receive the forgiveness you have made freely available to me through this sacrifice. Come into my life now, Lord. Take up residence in my heart and be my king, my Lord, and my Savior. From this day forward, I will no longer be controlled by sin, or the desire to please myself, but I will follow You all the days of my life. Those days are in Your hands. I ask this in the Lord and GOD Jesus’ precious and holy name. Amen.”
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Very helpful , thank you. I struggled for years with this “gorilla” of a sin. It’s only in the last year or so that I’ve been able to stop this madness. Only through Christ can it be conquered, as with all sin! If we love Him , we’ll keep His commandments which are only for our own good. One scripture that really helps is “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness , and all these things shall be added”Mt6:33 — really keeps my priorities in order
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I did stop practicing this sin in real life (body and thoughts), but I do it in my dreams. What should I do so I can stand up against this practice even in my dreams?