Warning To The World: Stop The Market by Joseph Edem Bassey

 

The warning to the world is to make it a better place.


 "Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof."~Romans 6:12.


INTRODUCTION:

 Right from ancient times, the activities of slavery; buying and selling of human beings, best known as slave trade has been in existence. Historically, slave trade has be practiced from centuries to centuries even till the 21st Century.

 According to the British Library Of United Kingdom, "Slave Trade refers to the transatlantic trading patterns which were established as early as the mid-17th century." It involved the movement of some European  traders with cargoes filled with goods, sailing the ship to the west coast of Africa. There, they traded those goods with the African traders, for African people.

 Somewhat around 1807, it was said to be under abolition which only made slave trade an illegal activity in the British states. Meanwhile, some parts of the Caribbean were still trading people until 1838.

 It is worth knowing that slave trade in Africa lasted for long because the African traders were doing well in supplying African slaves to the European traders. 

 Also, the Africans that were traded were not owned by the Africans who traded them. Apparently, they fell into the trap and were captured. 

 Lastly, there was a market set for their business transactions. In other words, the slave trade was carried out in the market of two parties.


 Today, so many people are being enslaved by their own selfish desires. They leverage on satisfying their wants and end up sacrificing their needs. 

 This message, A Warning To The World: Stop The Market, is indeed a warning to the world against a particular market by human beings which God detests so much.


What Is A Market?

 A market is simply a place where trade: buying and selling takes place. A market can be established in a public place or in a private place. It can be in a person's house, a school or even in the church as long as buying and selling takes place.

What Type Of Market Are You Into? 

 We have different markets for different people, based on their areas of experience. We have the oil market, cosmetic market, car market, food market, books market, musical market, E-market to mention but a few.

 Is the market you are into, listed above? If not, what market are you into? 

 There is a market generally accepted across the world as a highly profitable market with members all over the globe. This particular market is a masterminder of minds and marrer of men. It is such that God detests. Do you know this market?


The Market That Mars Men

 On Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, it was recorded that;

 "12. ...Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13. And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." (Matthew 21:12-13).


Significantly, two things were involved; the temple and the temple users. From the scripture passage above, the users of the temple were not using the temple aright. Therefore, when the Lord of the temple visited them, He drove them away from the temple.


What Were They Doing?

 They were using the holy temple of God for an unholy act. Not only did they trade in the temple, they incorporated a market promoting corruption in the temple of God.

 When the Lord came, I could imagine Him chasing both the buyers and sellers out in anger and saying: "It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves." 

 It is clear that the house of God which was meant to promote prayers and aid the spiritual and moral growth of its members, was turned into a center for promoting criminality. 

 For instance, a man built many apartments, mainly for accommodating residents. One day, someone came and rented one of his apartments. Instead of living in it, he filled the room with contraband goods. Thereby, misusing the apartment and abusing the owner thereof. What do you think the owner of the apartment did to him after he found out what he did?

 This is a practical display of what the people did with the house of God. Definitely, God was not happy about it. Therefore, He sent His Son (Jesus Christ) to abolish such activities.

 Aside from the market in the church which was and is detesting in the sight of God, there is a market that God hates and disapproves. That is, SEX MARKET. 


 While there have been slave trade, there have also been sex trade. This is the market that Mars many lives in our world today.

The History And Origin Of Sex Market

 The history and origination of sex trade/market can be traced back to the beginning of slave trade.

 According to The Britannica, while the transatlantic slave trade developed, atrocities and sexual abuse of the enslaved captives spreaded immersely. These led to the death of many Africans and crew members that were victims of the infectious diseases of the slave ship Zong in 1781.

 If you read that well, you will understand that sexual abuse was a forceful act that the enslaved involved in. What about today that many people are abusers of themselves, sexually? Does it mean that they are forced to abuse themselves?

 As a result of the slave trade in the early centuries, some people especially the women and children, were forced into prostitution by their masters, mistresses and even some family members.

 Nowadays, prostitution has become a profession for so many people. It has even gotten to the point where people are paid to sleep with animals. What an abomination? Quite saddening to the sight of man, how about the sight of God? 


Note:
 There is no sex trade outside slavery. Everyone who participates in it is in slavery to Satan.

  Also, everyone who participates in any form of sexual immorality is a Sex Marketer. The question here is, "What are they marketing?" It is clear that they market involves the body of man. Come to think of it, who is the owner of the body? Before we look at the owner of the body, let's take a look at what the body is.


What Is The Body Of Man?

 It's no news that many people are ignorant of what their bodies truely are, but do you know what your body is? The scriptures in the book of 1st Corinthians 6:19 amazingly asked:

 "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"

 While being acknowledged that the body people use for sexual immoralities; fornication as well as adultery is the temple of God, made for the dwelling of the spirit of God. We should also know that the same body is a member of the body of Christ.

 In the same manner as the other, Apostle Paul also questioned the people saying:

"Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid." (1 Corinthians 6:15).

 The sooner we get to realize that we do not own our bodies, the better for us.


Who Is The Owner Of The Body Of Man?

 From the scriptures above, it is clear that the owner of the body of man is the Maker of man. Also, the Maker of man is God!

 With the knowledge that God is the Maker of man and the owner of the body of man, do you think God is happy about the market going on with His body? No, He isn't. Infact, God detests and forbids it! If God forbids such market, what should we do?


Warning To The World: Stop The Market

 To everyone who have been trading their bodies with one thing or the other, or with one person or the other, and for one benefit or the other. There is a message for you! It is a warning to the world. It says: Stop The Market! Flee from every form of it! And also detest it as God does.

 

This warning is against selling our bodies for pleasures!

 In 1st Corinthians 6:18, Apostle Paul also instructs us to:

 "Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body."

 Fornication is a form of sex market among the unmarried, adultery is a form of sex market among the married and every other forms of sexual immoralities are sex market incarnated. 

 You are keeping a special relationship with someone and you are saying it's not sex market or trade. You know that the person has been telling you what is not right or moral. Sometimes, he or she touches you where they shouldn't and all you do is laugh and relax. Now the word of God is pricking you, but you are claiming righteousness. Let this be cleared, you can be practicing sex market with either an opposite or even same sex. Haven't you heard of homosexuality and lesbianism? These are also forms of sex market, but we have to stop these things from among our members.


God's Approved Market Of Marriage

 The only relationship that God approves to make use of the body with one another is marriage. Marriage is a legalized market with heaven's trademark, mainly for a man and a woman, leaving and cleaving to one another as one flesh and body.

 In Genesis 2:24, the word of God says:

 "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."

 Also in 1st Corinthians 7:33-34, the scriptures says:

 "But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.

34. There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband."


 You see, those who are married are one flesh, thinking how they would please each other aright. It becomes amiss when a part of them, trespasses through adultery, thereby participating in Sex Market.

 For those who are unmarried, our responsibilities with our bodies are unto the Lord. How we should please Him, being holy both in body and spirit. As long as we are not doing so, we are triggering God's anger towards us.

 Therefore, God is sending this Warning To The World to Stop The Market that is detesting to God because God dislikes and forbids it. 


The Danger Of Continuing In These Things

 "7. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?

 8. Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

 9. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10. Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

11. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Corinthians 6:7-11).

Every one involved in sex trade or any form of sex market is at the danger of losing eternal rest in God's kingdom.

 Even Pastors, Evangelists, Deacons or Deaconesses, Choristers, Ushers, Men or Women, and Children who partakes in such practices will unfortunately not inherit God's kingdom. It's saddening, but let us be sober on what to do.

 Should you continue in these things at the expense of losing God's promise of rest, and risking your body unto destruction and your soul unto eternal damnation?


What Shall We Then Do?

 In the book of Leviticus chapter 18, God commanded His people concerning these things which they should not do.

 "20. Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour's wife, to defile thyself with her.

21. And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

22. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

23. Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

24. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you." (Leviticus 18:20-24).


 Remember how Jesus Christ casted out the defilers of God's temple in Jerusalem. In the same way, God will cast out everyone who continues in defiling God's temple, meant to be kept holy. Their names also, will be blotted out of the book of Life. 

 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." (Romans 12:1-2).


Conclusion

 When there is a will, there is a way. God's will for man, made a way out of all these things through the finished works of Christ at the cross.

 Colossians chapter 1:19-22 says:

 "For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

20. And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

21. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

22. In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight."

 "Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it." (Colossians 2:14-15).

 We must repent genuinely from these things, and return to God, confessing in prayers and pleading for mercy through our Lord Jesus Christ. 


Prayer Of Salvation

Pray With Me
 Lord Jesus, I thank you for your word and love towards me. I know I am a sinner who has been deceived by the world and deserves, death. Therefore, I come to you for soul salvation and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. 

 Dear Lord, I receive the transformation by your word and spirit as I totally surrender to you in obedience to your word. Lord, sanctify me by your word and help me to glorify you with my body. For my body is your sanctuary. Thank you for taking your place in my life in Jesus name.

Pray For Me
  I pray for your son, Joseph Edem Bassey. Bless him and keep him, make your face shine upon him and fill him with Thine excellent spirit. Use him to fulfill your perfect will in Jesus name, amen!

 If you prayed that prayer, I want to say congratulations and thank you for praying for me. God bless you.

©Joseph Edem Bassey
Joseph Edem Bassey

I am Joseph Edem Bassey, an author of positive life changing and informing books; a writer, singer and minister of the Gospel. Living to inspire my world with my God given vision: the vision of Positive Change and Acknowledgment (PCA). Writing to change my world, positively, while I sing to lift souls to the glory of God.

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  1. Powerful word may God continue using you as his

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    1. Amen🙏 Thank you beloved for commenting and praying for me. God bless you richly in Jesus name.

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