KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:8 ” Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”
Hebrews 12:14 teaches that we should follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man would see the Lord. Without holiness you have no audience with the Lord. Our key scripture also teaches without purity no man would see the Lord. From these statements we can conclude holiness is equivalent to purity.
Purity from the advance learners’ dictionary is being undiluted or unmixed with extraneous material. How do we get impure? When we allow our hearts to process or dwell on stuff or material that opposes the word of God. This is how the Lord Jesus put it. Mark 7:21-22 ” For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:”
These things come out of the heart because they are already there and have been given attention to. When the Lord said he who “looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart”. (Matt 5:28). This person did not just see the woman, but saw her and used his reasoning faculties to desire her. Job says he has covenanted with his eyes not to think on a maiden. (Job 31:1). How does the eye think? The eye looks and the mind does the thinking. He is saying, I have decided I will not use my mind to think and imaging any wrong desires about a girl.
How does impure information get to us?
1.Demonic suggestions Ephesians 2:2nd Corinth 11:3
2. Materials we watch, read from all kinds of sources. (Mark 4: 24
3.Influence from friends (1st Corinth 15:33)
4 Vulgar music of our modern day attacks our righteous souls.
Now anything that does not agree with the word of God will defile or make you impure if you allow it.
How do we stay pure.?
1.Convince yourself that you have to stay pure and that you can stay pure. (Isaiah 1:18)
2.Do as Job did. Decide not to dwell or think about any material, scene, words or feeling that opposes the word of God.
3.Feed your heart with the word of God (Psalm 119:9&11)
4 Say the word to yourself and practice what you read.
5 Never think you are above been deceived and defiled. Stay prepared.
Remember that, if without purity you can’t see God, then it simply means you have no portion in heaven. YOUR PURITY IS NO. ONE
I have decided to keep pure so I would not miss heaven. I give no attention to any unwholesome material by refusing to let it dwell on my mind.
Psalms 119:9, 11 ” Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee”.
2 Corinthians 11:3 ” But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtility, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”