CALL TO A LIFE OF PURITY

Jun 23, 2023

As many of us are praying and seeking the face of the Lord or have an aspiration to see great and wonderful things in our lives and homes, one of the preconditions for the manifestation of these dimensions is a call to a life of separation/purity.’

Joshua 3:5 And Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.”

You have no idea what is in your heart until you are exposed to a certain temptation. David never knew he would be a murderer before he was exposed and ended up murdering Uriah (2 Samuel 11:15).

That is why you should not lie to yourself. Don’t think you know yourself because you will be surprised when you are exposed to the things that draw out the wickedness that is inside you.

Psalms 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if [there is any] wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

There are things in your life that you have no idea about, don’t wait until you are exposed but cry now to the Lord for deliverance.

1 Corinthians 10:12 Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

One of the sins you have to watch over is ‘self-confidence.’ That kind of confidence where you trust in yourself, the carnal understanding of who you are yet you do not know the depth of wickedness you carry on the inside of you.

That is why prayer is a must for anybody who wants to live a life that honours God because it is only in His presence that He exposes you to things that you had no idea was inside you.

As the light of God intensifies in you, you begin to see certain fault lines in you and all you can do is cry for mercy.

Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’

They lived a life that was contrary to the kingdom of God which is very dangerous. You can manifest all the gifts of the spirit and yet you are living a life of wickedness like the devil.

When God blesses a man, He doesn’t withdraw the blessing. This is the deception that men of God fall into because the power of God and anointing is flowing; they get deceived yet what is coming out of them is merely a gift. (Romans 11:29)

The proof of oil flowing through life is transformation, starting with yourself. Don’t be deceived by earthly blessings.

Exodus 32:1 Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us; for [as for] this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.”

Exodus 32:4 And he received [the gold] from their hand, and he fashioned it with an engraving tool, and made a molded calf. Then they said, “This [is] your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!”

Nobody told Aaron what kind of god to make, it is him who came up with the golden calf. That means that he had it in his heart all along and it was just a matter of time before it got exposed.

What do you have in your heart? The right environment and temperature for what you carry will bring out what is on the inside of you.  Cry now and tell God; “I do not want to get to that place”.

2 Samuel 1:25 “How the mighty have fallen in the midst of the battle! Jonathan [was] slain in your high places.

2 Samuel 3:39 And I [am] weak today, though anointed king; and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, [are] too harsh for me. The LORD shall repay the evildoer according to his wickedness.”

Understanding that you are a man is what makes you walk softly, reverently and close to God because you know that outside Him, you will fall out. The day you are stronger is when you know you are weak and realize that you need God more.

There is a trumpet from heaven to each one of us for purity. It is not the work of the flesh but yielding to His spirit to do these things through and in our lives. Be determined in your spirit to live a life of purity by yielding to the Holy Spirit.

Further study

Matthew 5:8

Ecclesiastes 7:8

Jeremiah 17:9

Ecclesiastes 10:1

STAY BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED, WE LOVE YOU.

PASTOR BEN OCHOLA.