Friday, September 6th, 2019
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Matthew 5:8 KJV)
As a Christian, you're a sanctified vessel, called to live righteously unto God. Iniquity or evil shouldn't be found in your heart. You must keep yourself and your heart pure with the Word of God.
If, having been born again, your heart is still full of lust for evil things, something is wrong; there has to be a change! Make up your mind about it. You'll need to have sessions of meditation and fasting without further delay.
The Word purifies the mind and spirit. God desires to take you to the next and higher level in your walk with Him, but you've got to let go of any ungodly lifestyle. The Bible says, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" (Hebrews 12:1 KJV).
What's the weight that's not letting you run as effectively as you should in fulfilling God's plan for your life? Get rid of it. Jesus said, "...for the prince of this world hath nothing in me" (John 14:30 KJV). Be sure that Satan has nothing in you.
Pay attention to the changes the Holy Spirit may be guiding you to make, and receive corrections. It's all so you can fulfil His destiny for you gloriously without reproach. Refuse to allows any weight or sin cling itself to you, so you can make faster progress in your life.
Remember what the Word says: "...sin shall not have dominion over you..." (Romans 6:14 KJV). The moment you say "No," that's it! Psalm 119:9 says, "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." All it takes is acting on the Word. So, make it your life's work to live in the light of God's Word.
"I'm the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, His workmanship, created to produce fruits of righteousness. I've crucified the flesh with its passions and desires; Satan has nothing in me! Hallelujah!"
"Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear God" (2 Corinthians 7:1 KJV).
"Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation" (Psalm 24:3-5 KJV).
"And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure" (1 John 3:3 KJV).
1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
2 Corinthians 5-6:1-2; Proverbs 18-19
2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:
Luke 21:10-19; 1 Samuel 25
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