Dunamis Seeds Of Destiny 18 August 2022 Devotional By Dr. Paul Enenche: Prostitution – Merchandize Of The Body
TOPIC: Prostitution – Merchandize Of The Body (Seeds Of Destiny 18 August 2022)
SCRIPTURE: For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. 1 Timothy 6:10.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Prostitution is simply merchandizing one’s body in exchange for filthy lucre.
From our anchor scripture, we understand that the love of money is the root of evil. This means that the love of money is connected to evil.
When you make money as proceeds of iniquity or iniquitous products, it is evil money in the sight of God. For instance, when someone makes money out of prostitution, it is called evil money.
Leviticus 19:29 says,
Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness
Prostitution simply means making a living out of immoral affairs – whether it involves sleeping with one man who is responsible for all the needs of the prostitute or with different men. Prostitution is simply merchandizing one’s body in exchange for money.
Prostitution does not only refer to a situation where a young lady or a woman decides to hire a room in a brothel where wayward men could come to sleep with her; it also involves a situation where a lady lives outside the four walls of the brothel in a normal residence but a man to whom she is not married comes to have intimacy with her in exchange for paying her bills or sustaining her financially. The man in question is responsible for the lady’s house rent, living expenses, and other relevant bills. This is what I call retail prostitution.
The wholesale prostitution is when a room is hired in a brothel and different men go there to patronize the prostitute. Wholesale prostitution involves a lady sleeping with different men on a commercial basis. The baseline is that a person does just that to survive. That is to say, if she does not sleep with men, she cannot survive. She markets her body to get money.
Beloved, prostitution is an abomination in the sight of God, and any money that someone gets out of it is evil money; it is unrighteous money.
Remember this: Prostitution is simply merchandizing one’s body in exchange for money.
- Do not allow money to control your life.
- Resist the temptation to sell your body for the purpose of money.
PRAYER: Lord, deliver me from the love or grip of money. I receive the grace to resist the temptation of making money in evil and unrighteous ways, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE TRAGEDY OF EVIL MONEY
QUOTE: Upright living brings boldness. Sin brings the opposite. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Jeremiah 37-39.
AMAZING FACT: The bat is the only flying mammal, and can reach over 100 miles per hour! However, their leg bones are so thin that they can’t walk.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Receive complete and total freedom from the tragedy of evil and dangerous money in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities.