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Eunuchs

As a Pastor, I have met people in all sorts of situations, and because I have an open heart to the Holy Spirit, He always gave me understanding. I need answers for people.

 It is written in Hebrews 13:8 that Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday, and forever. He has not changed, nor will He ever change; He is always the same.  He is the same Jesus Christ He was 2000 years ago. Therefore, the things He said back then He is still saying today, which means they are relevant today.

 Years ago, a conversation Jesus was drawn into captivated me because I was constantly involved with people who were struggling with family life questions.

 Matthew 19:3-12 reads:

Some Pharisees (religious leaders) came to Jesus to test Him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

 Jesus answered, “Haven’t you read that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

They asked, “Why then did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

The disciples said to him, “It this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For some are “eunuchs” because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

  • Some eunuchs were born that way
  • Some eunuchs are made that way by man: castrated
  • Some have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven.
  • Only those who can accept this should accept it because it has been given to him or her by God.

 Jesus’ explanation of eunuchs caught my attention, and I wondered about it for some time. But I couldn’t help but talk about it. At times as I talked about marriage and family life I brought this description up. During one meeting I pointed out that some eunuchs are born that way, they have no desire for sex. 

A woman in the group blurted out, “That explains it!”

“That explains what,” I asked.

She went on to tell of a friend she grew up with.  Her friend met a man and they enjoyed a friendly relationship.  Over time due to the insistence of those around them, they got married, but the man was not able to consummate the marriage. Sex was repulsive to him.  They went to a couple of doctors, but the doctors found him physically fit. They went to a psychologist, and a psychiatrist, but neither of them found any imbalance. He was emotionally sound, physically fit, but sex was repulsive to him.

He liked his wife.  He enjoyed her as a person.  He enjoyed her intellectually, they both had professions they were working on.  But his not being able to be what society calls a “whole man” wore on her.  She had normal female desires that he could not satisfy; it was repulsive to him. She was attractive, and as hard as she tried to be seductive, sex was repulsive to him.  It wore on her, so they decided to divorce.

He introduced her to a friend of his and the two ended up getting married. The three of them were the best of friends. That is what the man wanted in the first place, to be a good friend to the woman, but social pressure forced them to be what they were not meant to be – married.

He joined the priesthood, and last she knew he was living a happy life living in celibacy.

When I heard that story, it alarmed me. Why? God is still giving birth to people who are eunuchs, celibates, people who have no desire to be married.  But they have to live their lives in closets; they don’t dare express their desires, or their dislike for sexual relationships. Can you imagine what any man would face if he was honest about sex being repulsive to him. There is a good chance their social groups, families, friends, church groups would reject him at the least. And it is because those people don’t understand that God is still giving birth to eunuchs.

As a pastor, I am very thankful to have the revelation concerning eunuchs. For the sake of the people under my care, I share this information wanting to help people accept who they are according to God’s design, and to protect them from social pressures, and to help others understand and accept those who were born to be eunuchs.

Jesus Christ said, and He is still saying “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For some are “eunuchs” because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

And He still warns, “Only those who can accept this should accept it because it has been given to him by God.

The Holy Spirit had the Psalmist write: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” – Psalm 139:13

God is the creator of us all; he formed each one of us in our mother’s womb, he gave us all life. Not one of us are an accident in God’s eyes!

Our response should be, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

You have to be strong in your convictions and brave in the face of opposition.  Don't let people pressure you into making decisions!

A NOTE: I’m a firm believer that many marriages God does not join together, people do, and it's common knowledge that people make wrong decisions. A lot of people get pressured into marriage. They are joined together in the eyes of society, but God is not the author of every marriage.  In my opinion, that is why many marriages end in divorce, but not in the eyes of God; they were not married in the eyes of God. We have preferences when it comes to family life click here to read more

An Invitation: In case some of you have not accepted God's free gift of eternal life you still  can. If you haven't accepted God's free gift yet, but you would like to, simply pray this prayer: Jesus Christ, I believe you are the Son of God and that you died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins.  I admit that I'm a sinner; please cleanse me of my sins and come into my life.  I want to be born again.  Please show me how real you are.  And baptize me with the Holy Spirit; I want the power to live a new life.  Thank you for accepting me.

If you are still a skeptic, you can pray this prayer: "God, I'm a skeptic, if all of this is true about Jesus Christ help me understand so that I can accept it. Help me receive the gift of New Birth your purchased for me."  

If you want to know more about what Jesus Christ has done for you and is willing to do for you click here

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