No One Talks About This . . .
It is a gross violation of the cells, tissues, and organs of the reproductive system. It is torrential assault against the healthy emotional-psycho information processing system. It is a brutal blow to the spirit-life of millions of its victims.
No matter how many ways we can come up with its kinds, or types, physical rape, emotional-psycho rape, and spiritual rape are equal acts of violence against the sexually maturing person. And its effects are like whirling tidal waves rushing out from its victims rashly spraying against any target moving in the way. Rape destroys the built-in self-esteem and confidence a person is born with to live a successful life. It slowly peels away any trust we could have for forging meaningful human relationships. Its end-product is an open wound festering bitterness in ways so subtle but actively passively aggressive.
Shirley was 22 when her “best friend” since primary school locked the door of his apartment they were studying in for an examination. Michael was barely 7 years old when a drunken uncle shattered his innocence. And Melissa (age 11) . . . Esinam (4) . . . Amina (10) . . . Joseph (17) . . . Rajid (9) . . . Manon (14). . . Javiera (19) . . . Katarzyna (6) . . . Isak (21) . . . Aaliyah (13) . . . Veeti (3) . . . Daiki (12) . . . Dmitry (16) . . . Olga (8) . . . Sanvi (10) . . . Ananya (15) . . . Eleni (25). . . Abiola (20) . . . Musa (18) . . . Namono (35) . . . . Rape doesn’t occur only in the dangerous cities of the most well-known streets in the world. Rape occurs anywhere there manifests the spirit of lewdness operating in anyone open to its possession or obsession.
Let’s not be ignorant of the existence and operation of spiritual forces of darkness. And let’s be mindful of how far we shift blame to such spirits for the havoc they wreak on mankind. As we all were made in the image of One Creator God, our Progenitor with the Seed of Life, we are given an insight into dimensions beyond what our physical senses (hearing, seeing, touching, tasting, smelling) can register. In fact, the influence of these dark forces has become more potent as humanity’s belief in the existence of a Divine Godly Force of Good diminishes, thereby extinguishing any light of sound judgment in exchange for groping blindly in spiritual darkness.
It is in this darkness that the spirit of lewdness thrives. Lewdness is defined in the most refined dictionaries worldwide generally as the trait of behaving in an obscene manner. Obscene is anything designed to incite (create or support) indecency, or lust; is anything offensive to the mind; is anything suggestive of or tending to moral looseness.
We all know that lewdness is taking our bodies and thoughts sexually above the radar of our socially implanted moral measurement. No law ratified or adopted into any national constitution or religious doctrine can change what our Creator has put inside humanity’s genetic code of conduct: as the blood of Abel cried out from the ground after he was murdered (Genesis 4:10), so too, does everything innocent in us cry out to our Father when violated—taken without full awareness or consent.
The reason why family members seek vengeance for the unnatural death of a loved one is based on this very principle: the blood of the deceased cries for justice. Life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11a; 14) wherein lies our genetic code of conduct which regulates our moral behavior; and when morality’s measurement becomes unbalanced, it forces justice in order to get its balance back.
Our cry for justice comes from a conscience—that divine entity in all of us that marks the degree to which our thoughts, words, and actions move within ‘normalcy’ and also fires caution when such behaviors reach above the ‘normal’ temperature. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled (Titus 1:15) . . . their conscience also bearing witness, and between themselves their thoughts accusing or else excusing them (Romans 2:15).
The spirit of lewdness appears as a temptation to defile a person’s thoughts, or conscience. In response to that appearance, a person can either be open for that spirit to enter; or discern that spirit immediately and shut the door! What does the spirit of lewdness look like? It depends for each individual, but simply, the spirit of lewdness looks like anything designed to incite (create or support) indecency, or lust; is anything offensive to the mind; is anything suggestive of or tending to moral looseness.
How does it operate? Spirits of darkness can operate by taking possession of the words, thoughts, and actions of its fleshly host. That human behaves with the spirit’s tendencies—speaking, thinking, and doing whatever that spirit intends and publicly for all to examine. Another way spirits of darkness operate is called obsession: when a person it not totally taken over by this spiritual force, but instead, chooses times to allow it to operate in his or her human carnality, or flesh. Superficially put, these are folks who comport themselves ‘well’ in public, but in private, live in total darkness.
Whether possessed or obsessed, the spirit of lewdness keeps such persons imprisoned in darkness as they feed off those with spiritually weak consciences. “Feeding off” spiritually weak consciences involves forcing others to “like me, accept me, approve me” or I will label you “phobic”, meaning “afraid of me”, or a hater. This dark spirit (along with a host of others) bullies societies to conform to its tendencies by making the behavior of its human host appear “normal”, whereas those who have eyes to see things pure affirm such lewd behavior as perversion.
Rape is a crime—against anyone’s body, mind, and soul. Its effects can cripple the life of its victim in how he or she fosters human relationships by either entombing them in a jail cell of isolation, or propelling them into even worse acts of lewdness in unsuccessful attempts to suffocate their own personal trauma. Remember from our previous conversation that when two bodies sexually unite, spiritual influences are transmitted, or shared.
Every day a rape happens, and comparatively few are reported due to social “stigma”. We cover such attacks in silence so that we aren’t labeled “rape victim” while the rapist, the one who committed the crime, lives without any social “stigma”. How illogical and ironical is that? That’s how the spirit of lewdness operates—the victim becomes more fearful to speak out against the one possessed or obsessed.
But do not fret, that rapist will meet divine justice, for the cry of the raped will never keep silent. Divine justice has its own timing, but it will surely be sent back to sender!
If you have experienced any kind of rape, and are still living, your status changes today from “victim” to “overcomer”. Get up and walk out of the darkness of disappointment and distrust in the goodness of man. It is true that all men are created equal. That means you are not allowed to debase yourself, or make yourself smaller than any other human being. However, based on our choices, not all men remain equal. You are now the “victor”. Let your brilliant, beautiful light shine!
The raped live in whirlwinds of guilt and shame, bitterness, and fear; while the rapists live with inner torment. Both the raped and the rapists need to be shown the way to flee out of this all-consuming darkness and enter into the light of total liberty, free from pain. Jesus said, I am the light of the world. Whoever comes to Me, I will never refuse, because I love you, yes, especially you (John 8:12, 36; John 6:37; Romans 5:8).
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