I want to deal with a topic that is hardly, if ever, dealt with in the churches. I remember when I was a teen, as a bible college student, that our professor spoke quite candidly on the topic of self-gratification (masturbation). The classroom was made up of all boys that day and the girls went to another classroom with a woman professor. Our professor spoke quite openly and directly on the topic of self-gratification. While I was sitting and listening, I awaited a stern rebuke by the professor, condemning the act of self-gratification. I knew it was something many teen boys struggled with, because at the time, I was a teen boy and had struggled with it also. So I was anticipating a teaching from the professor that would give us the victory over the filth of the flesh!

Sadly, what I heard through the class teaching wasn’t what I wanted to hear. I will not name the professor because I don’t want to slander anyone. Simply stated, he taught that self-gratification was something normal and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it. He said that contrary to the stigma and the conviction one has when engaged in that behavior, that it’s normal and we shouldn’t feel guilt or any remorse.

I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Part of me felt good (the flesh) and that I could continue such an act without the need to repent or feel remorse. But the other half of me (the Spirit) felt that the teaching being transmitted to us kids was wrong and that the Spirit of God was not in that teaching. The bible says to test the spirits to see whether they are of God or not. The teaching from that teacher at the time was certainly not of God. I feel that many of the students under his teaching went on to live years in bondage of self-gratification and self-abuse. It makes sense since that’s what they were taught by a “theologian” at a Bible College. Notice what the bible says about teaching, “But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” (1 John 2:27 KJV). This tells us that we must be totally dependent on the Spirit of God to teach us and lead us into all truth. Should we give heed to teachers, Yes, however, everything must be tested in the light of Scripture!

There is a popular belief by some that the term “Onanism” gives license to self-gratification. If you look up the term you will see that “masturbation” is part of the definition. This is not true. The term is man-made and distorts the truth by asserting that self-gratification is linked with a man in the Bible named Onan. Well, we know who is the Father of lies and who twists the Word of God, don’t we my brothers and sisters? Yes, Satan is the father of lies and takes scripture out of context! Lets look quickly into the context of Onan’s situation.

Onan was told by Judah, “Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother” (Gen 38:8). Onan reasoned within himself that the seed (offspring) should not be his and he disobeyed the words of Judah. Onan then goes in unto his brother’s wife and rather than complete his role in the conception process by fertilizing the egg, he emits his sperm on the ground. (vs 9). This violated Judah’s command and God slew him for it. That was the problem with Onan. He disobeyed the voice of Judah. We don’t see anything in that context regarding masturbation.

Pop culture and science would have you to believe that it’s healthy and the norm. But how can one call “healthy” an act that is done by people who have heavy conviction and mental trauma afterwards! Those who either have the Holy Spirit in them or those whom the Holy Spirit is beckoning, both understand that self-gratification is condemned by God. The bible tells us not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. Self-gratification is a lust of the flesh. Hence, why so many feel they are in bondage to this harmful act.

So we have Science on one side telling us it’s ok, and we have the Spirit of God on the other side telling us it’s not ok. There truly is a tug-o-war being acted out between the Spirit and the Flesh. Some will say, “YOU HAVE A DEMON, YOU MUST HAVE IT EXORCISED OUT OF YOU!” That is just not true. You can’t cast out a work of the flesh. It’ll just come back (the thought), since it’s an act determined by the mind. The bible states, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” (2 Cor 10:5).

That is what needs to take place, digging up the root of the sin. What is the root? The images, the imagination, the dwelling of thought, the wandering of thought. Thoughts can wander, and if they are not checked, harnessed and placed back in line, they will take you to places of regret. So the mind is the area we need to focus on. I deal with a lot of people who are looking for the “magic pill” to give them victory over self-gratification. I simply tell them that there is no magic pill. They have to do what I had to do and still do, bring the thoughts into captivity to the obedience of Christ. It’s as simple as that. No magic pill, no demons to cast out, no chopping off of the genitals, no drugs, no psychiatrist, just OBEDIENCE.

You may feel like a slave, you may feel like your in bondage, but understand, no one takes you there against your will. No one forces you to sin, you are given a choice in the matter. Yes, the temptation will present itself but we don’t have to give into temptation. We don’t have to be sin’s slave. Jesus was our example in the wilderness. He dealt with temptation as an example as to how we should deal with temptation, by resisting it and submitting to God.

“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” (Romans 6:16).

Let us choose Obedience.

Categories: Wisdom Talk

Gabriel

Preacher and Teacher of the Gospel and Judgments of Jesus Christ.

28 Comments

Tez · January 6, 2019 at 6:25 pm

Love your writing and your videos! Nice work.

    Gabriel · January 8, 2019 at 5:35 am

    The Lord bless you Tez. Amen!

mike · January 7, 2019 at 12:13 am

Great Post Gabe

    Bryan · April 15, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I sure do love your videos, I love to see men out there preaching to the public, I just recently got saved, it took about a mth to break my bondages of sin I read the Bible every day several times a day, I stumbled every now and then but I get up dust my self off and get back to Jesus, I repent, get my thoughts under control get my Bible out.

Angel · January 7, 2019 at 5:21 pm

I don’t why I started this, but is like a drug is too hard to quit. Is like I stop doing it, for a month, or week then I fall down.
I want what god gave you, which is the holy ghost,
I am not like everyone else, that mocks god, i want to see the light of god, cause i see is nothing but darkness.

    Gabriel · January 8, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. Seek God through his Word my friend. He is not hard to find. Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you!
    “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” 1 Cor 10:13

    Wendi · March 4, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Angel…”godly sorrow leads to repentance”
    REPENT then ASK…

    “So I say to you, ASK, and it will be given to you; SEEK, and you will find; KNOCK, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, HOW MUCH MORE WILL your heavenly Father GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT TO THOSE WHO ASK HIM!”
    Luke 11:9‭-‬13 NKJV

    “SUBMIT to God, RESIST the devil and he WILL FLEE”! May the Lord deliver you and fill you with His Holy Spirit! In Jesus’ Name Amen!

Nikolay · January 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

Great teaching, brother Gabriel. And very profitable especially for young people.
God bless your ministry !

JON · January 9, 2019 at 6:33 am

Thank you for your work for JESUS

I heard this hymn and think of you, I hope you hear it and are encouraged.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqBi7srlHk4

Joel · January 10, 2019 at 5:43 am

Excellent words brother Gabe. I struggle too but I have faith that God will give me the strength not to relapse.

Axel · January 12, 2019 at 6:38 am

May the Lord bless you eternally. May you and your family be blessed always. You are doing untold work, and tireless work, whereas the seeds you plant are God’s Amen, God’s will. I have a lot of work to do, but when I reach the spirit (God), I will be able to become a preacher. Thank you infinitely and evermore, I do not know how to be thankful of you. Love and peace as well as utter blessings, friend.

    Gabriel · January 16, 2019 at 3:21 am

    May God guide you as you abide in Him. Amen.

Shaz Mc · January 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

I’ve just watched a video of Gabe preaching at a Zombie Walk. This man’s preaching feels real and powerful.
I want to ask for my name to go on the list that Gabe refers to in the video please.

I need a miracle of healing from addiction, anger and weakness / doubt/ lacking in faith. I know that JESUS CHRIST is Lord…i know my loving father almighty God holds me in his hands
Please pray for me
Thank you.
Thank you for the video .

Matt · January 31, 2019 at 9:02 am

I watched the video of your preaching at the ‘Zombie Walk’ and the preaching in front of the Roman church. No one is seemingly listening to anything you said. It’s just like Yahushua said in the Scripture, the wide path of destruction and many are on that path. My heart bleeds for these lost souls who will not listen to sound doctrine and wisdom from above.
I just read the article regarding ‘self indulgence.’ This is where I’m weakest and fall every two-three weeks. It’s true, it’s my choice. I have chosen disobedience and am rebelling against G-D. All that He’s done for me and I’m sinning against Him. It doesn’t make sense. I feel like the apostle Paul-The good that I would, I do not. Lord have mercy on us, have mercy on me! I guess my question is, will the Lord cut me off after so many offenses? I hate vain thoughts, I hate sin and everything G-D hates.
This is the first time I have watched you and you are filled with the spirit of G-D. Praise the Lord! I want and need to grow spiritually and mature in my faith. Have been to a number of churches and to no avail-not spirit filled. These pastors are not teaching the sheep regarding the end times and helping people with issues such as the one I’m experiencing. It’s ‘Abra Kadabra, Duplex Paregoric’ so-to-speak, and may you be filled and on your way. I remember Dana Karvey and the character, ‘The Church Lady’-isn’t that speeee-cial! That’s the impression I get from some of these pastors-like, they don’t believe what you’ve said and don’t care either. Perhaps maybe they should have been tax collectors.
Also watched the video in front of the Beverly Hilton. I hate to see anyone cast into hell. My prayer for this man is repentance. May the Holy Spirit come upon him and convict him of his sin.
Omayn, Praise The lord!
In my prayers!

qhebert89 · February 9, 2019 at 3:58 am

Hey God Bless you brother in the name of Jesus Christ, keep doing what your doing and stay strong in the faith, people need to hear your hell fire preaching, they just don’t know it. God is most definitely pricking people’s hearts through your preaching. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom for sure, and most people need to get their feelings hurt in order to understand.

    Gabriel · February 9, 2019 at 5:23 am

    That’s right. These are the last days. There is no time to sugar coat things.

    Amen!

qhebert89 · February 9, 2019 at 4:06 am

I ordered 5 shirts from you a couple days ago man and passed some of the brothers and sisters in Christ here in texas, and I plan on buying some more because God is definitely gonna prick some people’s hearts through your shirts. I was going to mention to you, you should also sell Bumper stickers man on your website to go along with the shirts, they would sell for sure man.

    Gabriel · February 9, 2019 at 5:21 am

    I am blessed by your words and encouragement. Yes, the shirts will get attention. My wife wears them out and she gets attention for sure. Sometimes the devils get mad. LOL. But to God be the Glory! Thank you for mentioning the stickers because we got that in the works. Keep an eye out on the website. We will post them up when we get them out.

    Amen!

      qhebert89 · February 10, 2019 at 2:05 am

      God bless you brother

Benjamin · February 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm

Nice work brother keep it on and god bless you 🙂

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

James 4,17

If the spirit says no! Than better fight against 😉

Prakash Kumar · February 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

I am a Hindu by my Birth Religion but now am Born Again! Been back slided for many Years 20+but Miraculously God has seperated me to His Kingdom recently! I am amazed to stumble at your Videos Bro! I thank God for it and it has greatly inspired me to Join your Ministry! I am praying for it and I have decided and convicted in my heart to live rest of my Life for Jesus Christ by doing his will and I have found my Ministry! I am planning to come to US and I want to meet you personally! How that would be possible? Please advise!

Michael Grima · February 28, 2019 at 10:40 am

I stopped Masturbating a few years ago in Obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ.
Gabe what you wrote is Spot On and IS THE TRUTH…Amen All GLORY TO GOD, Thankyou Jesus!!
I Wish your Blog can be read by Billions of people and I wish Those billions of people will Repent and be Baptized in The Name Of JESUS CHRIST for the remission of sins and that they my receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost.. Amen.

    Gabriel · March 25, 2019 at 12:25 am

    Amen! God shall have his Elect that will obey his commands and be ready for his return!

    Amen!

Kevin · March 16, 2019 at 3:48 am

Hi sir
I personally have been struggling with porn and self abuse from nearly 10 years now and I really need a deliverance , please keep me in your prayers. Godbless

    Gabriel · March 25, 2019 at 12:24 am

    Fear the Lord and depart from iniquity.
    Amen!

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