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The Purity of the Spirit - September 8th 2019

Sunday, September 8th, 2019


By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome

 

"For their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also may be sanctified through the truth" (John 17:19 KJV)

 

There are Christians who don't have the reverential fear of God; they think they're at liberty to live the way they choose. But that's dangerous. There's a way of life that's not right for a Christian, and if you're going to fulfil the purpose of God for your life, then you've got to have purity of heart; you must live according to your nature of righteousness and true holiness in Christ.


In Joshua 3:5, we read something striking that Joshua said to the children of Israel. He said, "...Sanctify yourselves: for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you." Joshua understood the power of sanctification; the power of separating yourself from the wrong things; the power of purifying your mind and your life.


You're God's vessel, sanctified to be in fellowship with Him through the Holy Spirit. Don't jeopardize that communion because of a bad attitude or worldly lifestyle. 2 Corinthians 13:5 says, "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves...." Use the Word to purge and examine yourself always. 2 Timothy 2:21 says, "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work."


Do you want to continually experience the supernatural in your life? Then, keep yourself in the purity of the Spirit; don't live the wrong life. Don't get yourself entangled with the things of this world, for the Bible says, "No man that warreth entagleth himself with the affairs of this life..." (2 Timothy 2:4 KJV).


You were separated from the world through the Gospel, but you've got to take the world out of you, through the sanctification of your mind and soul. This happens as you yield to the authority and lordship of the Word, and guidance of the Holy Spirit in your life. Hallelujah!


CONFESSION

"I'm sanctified, set apart, for God's use. I'm continually transformed by the renewing of my mind, in the image of Christ. I stay on the path of purity, yielded to the Word, and the authority and guidance of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus' Name. Amen."


FURTHER STUDY

  • "If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart." (2 Timothy 2:21-22 KJV).

  • "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you." (2 Corinthians 6:17 KJV).

  • "What shall we say the? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" (Romans 6:1-2 KJV).


1 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:

  • 2 Corinthians 7:2-16; Proverbs 22-23

2 YEAR BIBLE-READING PLAN:

  • Luke 21:29-38; 1 Samuel 27


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