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Of Highest Regard

Bracelet pure messgaeHi!! So in the next 4 days of the Scripture Writing Plan, we’re taking a little trip to the Old Testament.  I included these scriptures because I wanted us to take a look at just how seriously sexual sin was taken during this time.  Virginity was held in very high regard and was what defined a woman, and determined her eligibility for marriage. All parties were held accountable, the young woman, her parents, the man and even the elders of the city. Virginity was a big deal and being found not having her “virginity” intact was a disgrace to the woman and her family.

During this period of time, the bedding that was used during the wedding night, was kept by her parents as proof of her fidelity.  The blood showed proof that her husband was her first sexual partner because of her hymen that was broken during their first sexual experience.  Once this was examined and proved by the elders of the city, the husband was fined because he accused her of not being a virgin or not satisfying him anymore, therefore giving her a bad name.

God gave the responsibility of protection to the men, her father and her husband.  Before marriage, it is the duty of the parents to protect the purity of their family, especially the man. How terribly different our world is today!! There’s no regard for purity, virginity at all! None! Our men are taken out by various sins, hurts and ignorance, never truly knowing the great call that has been placed on their lives as priests and protectors.

I won’t go into too much detail because I want Holy Spirit to reveal much to you and I pray that we as daughters of the King come to understand just how strongly God feels about us, about our purity, bodies, how precious virginity is.  For some of us, not knowing this has caused us to learn a lot of things the hard way but praise God it’s never too late to start treasuring our bodies and thank Him for redemption and restoration!! It is now our responsibility walk worthy and accordingly and teach our sisters and daughters the TRUTH of who they are and were created to be! I look forward to hearing what revelation you get on this journey!!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon

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Do you know your enemy?

Do you know your enemy? The one who came to steal from you, kill you and destroy you? The one who wants to BE God? The father of lies, whose native language is lies. The one who will whisper deadly words to you such as:

You are worthless!

You are hopeless, unlovable, unforgiven, forsaken, forgotten, unworthy of love, unworthy of God’s grace and mercy.  The one who tells you that God isn’t real, doesn’t care about you, never have and never will.  The one who tells you that it’s ok to have sex outside of marriage because how else will you know if you and he are a perfect fit, sexually compatible, or how else will you know that he loves you? That waiting for marriage is old-fashioned, no one does that anymore!

Your enemy, Satan, knows that he has been defeated! There’s nothing else for him but hell and he doesn’t plan on going there alone!

Get to know the lover of your mind, body, soul and spirit.  Fall in love with your Creator. The Creator who sent His one and only Son to die for us just so He could be close to us, save us and bring us back to HIM (John 3:16).  He created great things and experiences for us, but because He loves us so much, even those great things,  He set boundaries for because He wants to protect us from them.  He knows why they were created and if used or experienced outside of its purpose, instead of pleasure and joy, there will be great pain.

Love God, Trust God, Obey God, Wait for God!

Be blessed & encouraged,

Shannon