Adultery does not just happen! There are several subtle events that lead up to it. You see, satan is a tricky devil, many times he does not announce himself, he comes in stealthily.
Like in any other sin, he first muddles the mind and deceives it to believe that nothing can go wrong or even if any thing does go wrong, it can be handled. Some other times he makes the mind steel and cold and damns the possible consequences of the action(s) it is trying to make one take. Adultery is a very deadly sin as it hurts the people involved and others who probably had nothing to do with it, plus it has eternal consequences too.
I shared some adultery proof strategies HERE to help couples avoid adultery but today I want to share in this post today, some signs for anyone to know that the spirit of adultery is trying to get a hold on them. This is to help the person take quick actions or steps to cut off the death line the enemy is throwing at them. So here goes:
1.You are getting too comfortable with a particular person of the opposite sex.
2.You dress up or “dress down” with this person in mind.
3.You often find yourself imagining this person naked.
4.You often find yourself longing to be with this person even when with your spouse.
5.You make even the silliest excuses for wanting to be with them.
6.You begin to lie to your spouse in order to spend more time with this person.
7.You find yourself thinking more and wanting more of this person.
8.You are constantly (even if in your thoughts) comparing your spouse with this person.
9.You begin to find faults and “fall out” with your spouse too often.
10.Even when “something” tells you you are threading on dangerous grounds and you know somehow it is true, you live in denial and go on…
I implore every couple to be cautious as the enemy is working tirelessly to tear marriages apart. He knows the power that a united couple can muster against his kingdom so he fights.
He also knows that adultery can deny us eternal life with Christ.
Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4 (AMP)
But as for the cowards and the ignoble and the contemptible and the cravenly lacking in courage and the cowardly submissive, and as for the unbelieving and faithless, and as for the depraved and defiled with abominations, and as for murderers and the lewd and adulterous and the practicers of magic arts and the idolaters (those who give supreme devotion to anyone or anything other than God) and all liars (those who knowingly convey untruth by word or deed)—[all of these shall have] their part in the lake that blazes with fire and brimstone. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8 (AMP)
We all must fight back by throwing his tricks straight into his face and refusing all his baits.
Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. 1 Peter 5:8 (AMP)
With God it is very possible to live a sanctified married life.
So what do you think? Do you know any more signs we could add to this list?
© Teshuva 2013