The Inner Chamber
The inner chamber ought to be a private aboard of every man. It is a place of secret, and safety to everyman (2 Chron 18:24: And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself). In Genesis 43:30 when joseph seeketh for a place to weep, he entereth the inner chamber, and weepeth there. The inner chamber was made to be a place where one express his heart fully to himself and God. As Christians we ought to Beware Of Inner Chamber in Courtship and Dating
Mathew 6:6 records that,” when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret, and thy Father who seeth in secret shall recompense thee”. The inner CHAMBER ought to be a place of communion with God.A man is free to do whatever he wants to in his private aboard. The privacy of a man is found in his inner chamber.
Samson and the inner chamber
Throughout history to this present generation, men have been using the inner to privatized evil than doing good. Men have turn the inner chamber into a casual place where all kind of things are welcome in. The mighty man of God Samson was destroy in an inner chamber.(Judges 16:9)Now she had liers-in-wait abiding in the inner chamber. And she said unto him, The Philistines are upon thee”. Samson ought to have been in his inner chamber having communion with the Lord. It would have been a place to renew his strength from the Lord in other to completely finish the philistine but he was brought to nothing at the inner chamber.
Beware when in Courtship and Dating.
So many youths in courtship or a Dating relationship have abused the inner chamber. Brother beware that temptation is stronger in the inner chamber between the opposite sex. If you wish to spend time alone with each other, it is not healthy at the inner chamber. Your inner chamber is your private place that is for you alone. Until you are married and become one, your inner chamber is not a place to welcome your fiancé.
His is just a brother/she is just a sister
You may say he/she is a nice and caring brother, you may also tell me that if I know that brother or sister, I would understand what you mean. He/she stated the prayer meeting the school where we were serving as youth Corpers. But I want to bring to your notice that it was Brother Amnon the Brother of Absalom who defile his sister Tamar in the inner chamber. He was sick with lust, he buried it inside his heart that he was emotionally hospitalize. Tamar could not see the Heart, she only saw a Brother. (2 samuel 13:10) And Amnon saith unto Tamar, ‘Bring the food into the inner chamber, and I eat from thy hand;’ and Tamar taketh the cakes that she hath made, and bringeth in to Amnon her brother, into the inner chamber)
You don’t know what is in the heart. that brother that you always go into his inner chamber may be a committed brother in the church, he may be kind and caring but he may not know what is in the heart. Beware………! Brother, with all the anointing that Samson carry’s. he was brought to nothing at the inner chamber. Don’t miss the purpose of your inner chamber now that you are single.
beware, pride goeth before destruction
If you thing you are very strong or discipline not to welcome a brother in a sitting room. If you thing you are strong to be in a brother’s room and nothing is happening, I congratulate for being strong. But remember that pride goeth before destruction. (proverbs 14:18). Another question I will want to ask you is that how will you come out and explain to your younger ones at home or to your neighbors that nothing happened. What testimony do you plant in the heart of the young children and the unbelievers who are looking up to you. why will your courtship hinder the flow of the Gospel to unbelievers and to the young believers in the church.
6 But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in and l acknowledge and cleave to Me to stumble and sin [that is, who entices him or hinders him in right conduct or thought], it would be better (m more expedient and profitable or advantageous) for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be sunk in the depth of the sea.
7 Woe to the world for such temptations to sin and influences to do wrong! It is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the person on whose account or by whom the temptation comes!
The greatest danger of going into the inner chamber just once in dating relationship is that it easily becomes a pattern and a meeting point for every date. One temptation leads to another. The only way to stop the vicious circle is to break off. Run away from that place of temptation first. Do not think you can withstand the next punch from the enemy. Flee for your life. Run to the place of intensive prayer and care.
If you begin to fall into the sin of immorality, no matter how you weep and cry for the first fall, if you do not rise and walk clearly away from that corner of defeat (cutting off every link), the enemy will come again and again, and you will fall again and again. Do not feel so strong as to remain there. Brethren Beware of the inner chamber.