Wet Dreams???

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Wet Dreams???

Wet dreams or what we call nocturnal emissions are fairly common in the lives of men. Even the Bible mentions “emissions” in a few places.

Leviticus 15:16 16 “If a man has an emission of semen, he shall bathe his whole body in water and be unclean until the evening.

Deuteronomy 23:10 10 “If any man among you becomes unclean because of a nocturnal emission, then he shall go outside the camp. He shall not come inside the camp,

The verse in Deuteronomy specifically refers to nocturnal emissions. Many  men struggle with this concept. Is a wet dream / nocturnal emission sinful? How can it be a sin if we have no control over it?

Ultimately, we cannot control what we dream about or what happens with our bodies while we are asleep.

However, if we are filling our minds with lustful  things during the day, it will likely show up in our dreams. A nocturnal emission is a natural bodily function that is made more frequent by sexual over-stimulation. A nocturnal emission is not sinful in and of itself, but it can be the result of sinful thoughts, desires, and input.

If you have a wet dream / nocturnal emission, examine your thought life. Examine what sort of images you are exposing yourself to. If you find that you have allowed yourself to be “inflamed” by lust, confess that to the Lord and asking for His help in overcoming it. In such a case, the wet dream / nocturnal emission is the result of sin, not a sin in and of itself.

Philippians 4:8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

If you find that the nocturnal emission / wet dream was simply the result of the body naturally “relieving itself,” you do not need to confess anything to the Lord. The Old Testament law was very ceremonial in its treatment of bodily discharges, for men and women. Thankfully, we are not bound by these regulations. A man who has had a wet dream / nocturnal emission is not “unclean.” Again, the issue is what is going on with your mind. The reactions of our bodies are the result of what takes place in our minds.

Matthew 12:34-35 34 You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. 35 The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil.

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