Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Living A Life Of Purity And Holiness For His Return

Hi Everyone,

We live in a world that says, "you can do whatever you want regarding sin and that if everyone else is doing something, it's ok for you to do so." We live in a world where things such as "social pressure" and "freedom of personal choice" have basically been used as excuses to just about justify every type of sin imaginable.

It isn't anything new......and even those that claim to have trusted Christ are falling into thee world's traps, belief system, and mindsets of thinking.

We cannot forget that HIS NAME IS HOLY--and He has set us apart and said, "Be Holy as I am Holy." (I Peter 1:16)

Obviously we all struggle and sin in many ways--and not one of us but Jesus Christ alone is perfect. However, we, as people that have trusted in Christ, do not have excuses to live in sin gratifying the flesh as the world does. With His strength, we must stand firm no matter how silly or strange it looks to the world for WE ARE HIS BRIDE--and He will return.

God's righteous standards do not "change with the times." He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Our goal should be to live as pure and obedient as possible to Him preparing for the day that we will see Him face to face, reflecting Him to the world----and how we live matters very much to Him.

I Thessalonians 4:7 "For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life."

Hebrews 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."

2 Peter 3:9-13 " The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwell. "

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