The account of Jonah and the whale has been called a story, a dream, a fairy tale, a fiction, a legend, myth and a vision. But there are serious lessons that can still be learned from it for a man trapped in pornography.
Jonah the prophet had been given a task to do by God. He was told to go to Nineveh and preach against the wickedness of the Assyrians. However, Jonah was stubborn and rebellious towards God and did just the opposite of what he was told.
Without going into great detail, Jonah ended up inside the belly of a whale, a type of physical and spiritual prison without bars, guards or daylight. Jonah’s body would have been greatly affected from the heat, digestive juices and festering dead fish in the belly and his soul was trapped in a living hell.
No programme, no course, no counselling, no ministry, no prayer deliverance, no book, trick nor gimmick was going to get Jonah out of this prison. It finally happened when GOD decided to open the whales mouth to release it’s captive.
But it wasn’t before Jonah cried out and prayed out of his affliction in Chapter 2 that the Lord responded to his hopeless situation.
Maybe your life feels the same way. You know that God is calling you, prompting you and leading you into a greater experience to do something for him, but you resist every opportunity and do your own rebellious thing by watching pornography. So you leave God no choice. The only way that God can get your attention is to trap you in the belly of the thing that you are running to Numbers 11, 19-20 with no way out.
Make the time to read and meditate on the book of Jonah again. Learn from the lessons: that no man can run or hide from God; a selfish and disobedient servant will be corrected by God; God can save a man from death and hell; and a wicked nation will be judged by God.
Jonah repented before God and the city of Nineveh was saved. Who is waiting on you to repent? Who could be saved? Who could be set free? Who could be spared if you were to cry out to God right now from the belly of your whale.