Be fruitful and multiply (An insight into a greater truth)
Posted on July 24, 2014 by Beau James
God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Here the Bible clearly is saying that Adam and Eve are to have sex and bear fruit (have children).
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away;[a] and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit. 3 You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[b] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
Here Jesus tells us to bear fruit (acting like Jesus). We can, only because he abides in us. He has entered us through the work of His Spirit, and therefore we can have spiritual offspring (Love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self control.)
Sex has always been a sign of a greater spiritual reality between the Son of God and His Bride, the Church.
How does this knowledge help us fight against lust?
Sex has been pornified in so many of our lives. We think of it as a secular act instead of a sacred act. When I think of sex in this common, secular way, selfish desires creep in to take over. And why wouldn’t they if sex becomes all about my satisfaction.
For us who have struggled with this it is time to put sex back it’s its proper place. This is just one step in helping us see things rightly in a Biblical way.
Sex was created by God. Through it, there would be great physical offspring. And sex would also help us understand something spiritually.
For those married:
Maybe our intimacy with Christ is not well because we don’t see sex in the correct way either. It’s just a thought to ponder. And again, this is just one way to start clearing up the blurry. The glasses we need to maybe put on is one that helps us see sex as a God glorying creation, and not a function of biology to fulfill our primal instinct to spreed our seed.
There is too much sexual damage in the world. Sex is violence for many. We need a Better Way.
Come, drink from the river of God’s pleasure! Psalm 36:8