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LIVING PURITY–HOW YOU CAN BE BLAMELESS WHEN JESUS COMES

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LIVING PURITY—How to be Blameless When Jesus Comes for YOU! (I THESSALONIANS 4:1-8). The city of Thessalonica is a thriving city – the second largest in Greece today. In Paul’s day that meant lots of temptations for the eyes, the mind, and the flesh.
 
What did he prescribe? Abstinence from anything that feeds the lust.
 
What would he say to us in the 21st century? The same thing!
 
Flee, avoid, and run from anything that will infect your soul with the deadly lust virus. It grows and consumes our flesh like the most deadly cancer – only lust attacks the soul, defiles the spirit and robs the life of joy. Listen to Dr. Paul as he tells us how to get and stay spiritually healthy.
I do not know of a single scripture – and I speak advisedly – which tells me to take my sin, the particular thing that gets me down, to God in prayer and ask Him to deliver me from it and them trust in faith that He will. Now that teaching is often put like this: you must say to {one} who is constantly defeated by a particular sin, “I think your only hope is to take it to Christ and Christ will take it from you.” But what does the Scripture say in Ephesians 4:28 to the {one} who finds himself constantly guilty of stealing, to {one} who sees something {they} like and [they] take it? What am I to tell to such a {one}? Am I to say, “Take that sin to Christ and ask Him to deliver you?” No, what the Apostle Paul tells him to do is this: “Let him that stole, steal no more.” Just that. STOP DOING IT. And if it is fornication or adultery or lustful thoughts, again: STOP DOING IT, says Paul. He does not say, “Go and pray to Christ to deliver you.” No. You stop doing that, he says, as becomes children of God.
1. I Jn. 5 – sin to death
2. Rev. 2 – some dead
3. I Cor. 5 – commit to the destruction of the flesh
4. I Cor .11 – some sick
5. Heb 12:5-7 God chastens
6. Defraud = Start anything can’t lawfully complete
7. Gal. 6:7 Be not deceived…

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