Recently we had some significant new revelation. Since this revelation concerns both of us, we will both be sharing with you in this article.
Gerri shares an introduction.
Most all of us are familiar with the scripture that tells us, “The wages of sin is death.” This can be a spiritual death and it can also go so far as physical death. However, the scriptures we want to discuss in this article refer to sexual immorality. These scriptures tell us that when we commit sexual immorality we sin against our own physical bodies. Sexual immorality here can be fornication (sex outside of marriage), adultery, masturbation, homosexuality, bestiality, and any other sexually deviant behavior. See I Corinthians 6:18, Proverbs 6:32-33, Matthew 5:28, and Revelation 2:22.
We recently had a love gift from Father that not only set us free and brought some major healing for us, but after 30 years of prayer ministry, we can significantly see how this revelation affects much of our society and the church today. We all know that sexual sin is rampant today. It is nothing more than love hunger in its purest form. In other writings we have discussed at length the four basic needs of mankind; the first being unconditional, expressed love from our Heavenly Father. When that basic need is not met in our lives, first from our parents from the time of conception and then from other significant relationships in our lives, we become love hungry and begin searching for love with counterfeit affections, primarily passion, which expresses itself in all kinds of sexual immorality. The American Medical Association has already provided incredible statistics that show that teenage girls who have sexual intercourse outside wedlock have significantly higher incidences of uterine cancer. It is my belief that one of the reasons we see such a high percentage of men today who suffer from erectile dysfunction is because of sexual immorality. There are always consequences to our sin.
Rog and I were no exception to this rule. We both committed fornication before we were married with others and then when we met, our entire relationship was based on sex – not love. Like most, we thought that sex was love. It was not until much later in our relationship after we met the Lord that we began to realize how wrong we’d been. We have spent a great deal of time in our healing journey repenting and letting Jesus in to heal our brokenness and woundedness that was caused by this mistake. We are not alone. You do not have to look very far in society today to see how unbridled and out of control passion and sexual deviation is. When Father God said, “Don’t” in this area, He meant it. He knew how much sexual sin would separate us from Himself and His love for us, but He also in His grace and mercy made provision for us to be healed of this plague.
Rog will now share our personal testimony and revelation.
Gerri and I would like to share with you a recent love gift from Father. It was evening time and we were passing time with a TV program when the Holy Spirit interrupted Gerri’s thought process. He took her back to the first duplex apartment we had after my discharge from the Air Force. The year was 1965 and it was also when I began having stomach problems. Suddenly the thought came to her, ‘I wonder if this is when Rog’s adultery began. The scripture came to her mind that sexual sin is sin against our own body. Could there be a connection between his sin against his own body and his sickness?’ She pondered it for a few minutes and then asked me, “did your adultery begin when we lived on Orange Street in the duplex apartment?” I knew immediately that the answer was yes! I inquired, “why do you ask?” She explained what she felt the Lord was saying and our discussion began. She looked up the scriptures on the computer. Wow! Revelation began to flow.
I have had continuing, significant stomach problems since 1965. First it was pyloric spasms, then heart burn and indigestion and then since 1993 I have had serious acid reflux. I have experienced a great deal of pain and suffering not to speak of the money we’ve spent fighting these problems with little positive results. I also have had very little positive success with any physical healing in my Christian walk. Now at this time in my life I had essentially become hopeless and without any faith to believe for my healing of the acid reflux. In spite of that, lately I had been talking a lot to Father about this situation. I believe the experience I am sharing with you here is a result of those conversations with Daddy. At the same time, Gerri had also been talking to Father about my healing.
My sexual sin has long ago been repented of and forgiven, washed in the blood of Jesus, but we never considered that I might need healing over the issue. Gerri and I agreed. Let’s pray and ask Father, “if I need spiritual/emotional healing because of my sexual sin, then I ask You to take me back to one incidence of Your choice that best represents all my sin against my own body. I ask You, Jesus, to come and heal me and set me free.”
In just a moment I saw an apartment I had for a short time when I had left Gerri and the children. That testimony is in Chapter 2 of Our Glory Stories titled The Apartment. The door was locked and bolted and I was in bed with another woman. Jesus walked through the door and stood in the living room facing the bedroom. Then He called my name! I walked out of the bedroom into the living room and faced Him. He looked at me and said, “Son, life is not found in sex. It can only be found in love.” He then reached out and put His arms around me and imparted His love. Wow! What an awesome experience I had! The result for me has been that almost immediately I realized that I now had the gift of faith for my physical healing of the stomach problems. Gerri laid her hands on me and we prayed for the healing of my acid reflux! The absence of doubt and hopelessness have been a tremendous gift from my Father. My personal sense of failure in this area is gone. I did not ask for nor did I receive an instant healing or miracle, but I am healed and I am progressively better each week. It has been two weeks now since this miraculous intervention in my life.
When we finished praying for me, Gerri realized we needed to pray for her as well. Once again, Father came and took her back to a specific sexual experience of fornication that was also a representative of all of her sexual sin. Jesus came and healed her in a similar fashion as He had healed me. Thank You Father, Son and Holy Spirit!
Needless to say, we are overwhelmed with this wonderful gift of love from our Father. It is great revelation that those of us who have been involved with sexual sin of any kind may need to be healed of that sin and the potential consequences on their own bodies. This is self inflicted destruction! You may ask, ‘how can it manifest itself?’ I don’t see limits on the possibilities. If you have willingly been involved in sexual sin in your past we encourage you to ask Father if this revelation applies to you. We strongly sense that this may be the reason so many within the Body of Christ are suffering from chronic, long-term pain and illness that have been resistant to the healing power of Jesus.
As a son or daughter of the Most High God, the Kingdom of God is at hand for you! By the blood of Jesus you have access to your Heavenly Father (Hebrews 10:19) and His unconditional love for you just like you are, with all your warts and imperfections. You don’t have to earn the privilege. Jesus paid the price and made the way. You merely have to accept it. Father’s healing and overwhelming love are yours for the asking!
We hope and pray that this revelation will be a blessing to you and yours. If you have questions, would like to discuss this subject further or desire prayer ministry, please contact us via the website here. Click Here.
Blessings in the Father’s love,
Roger & Gerri