KEY SCRIPTURE: Daniel 1:8 “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore, he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.”
The word church is the Greek word ‘Ekklesia is coined out of two Greek words ‘Ek’ which means ‘ out of ‘ and the word ‘Kalio’ which also means ‘to call’. This gives the meaning to the word ‘Ekklesia’ as the called-out ones. Every Christian has been called out of the world. Whenever we do the very things people of the world do, which is contrary to God’s word we defile ourselves and by that we destroy God’s import of separating us from the world.
The word church could also mean the separated ones. This is the meaning of the Greek word for Holy or saints. (i.e. HAGIOS) (1st Corinth 1:2) If you are a child of God then you are a SAINT or a HOLY ONE. You should not defile yourself with what the world sees nothing wrong with yet our Father hates it.
It was nothing wrong to the Babylonians to eat from the Kings table, but to God it was an abomination. That was food offered to the idols. It was a way they fellowshipped with their demon spirits. How could the man with the Spirit of God be party to such a thing.2 Corinthians 6:14 “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
In our modern times it is very normal for a man and a woman who are not married to live together under the same roof. Men call it co-habitation yet God says it is a sin and defiles both parties. Speaking lies via mobile phones is almost becoming universal. Please this is unacceptable to God and to you a SAINT of God.
In our key scripture Daniel passed the test with distinction. HE PURPOSED in his heart not to DEFILE himself.
This is what you must do:
1 Know who you are. You are a saint a HOLY man or Woman.
2.DECIDE you will not defile or make yourself impure by that sinful way.
3. STAY by your decision.
The result was God’s approval and honour
Daniel and his friends became more healthier, wiser and handsome, ten times than all those who ate the food from the kings table. Take a stand for God and your life would be ultimately promoted far higher than your peers.
I have decided by the grace of God, not to defile my holiness with the ways of the world. I do not have any challenges from the appeals of the flesh or the world, because my mind is made up and cannot be turned in another direction.
Romans 12:2 ” And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”.
1 John 2:15-16 ” Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.”