HOLINESS IN AN UNHOLY WORLD

KEY SCRIPTURE; Philippians 2:15. “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world”;

How does the Christian stay holy in a world filled with unrighteousness? The reality of the state of decay is that the power behind this spate of evil is spiritual. Ephesians 2:2, “Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”: This power of evil has almost permeated every facet of our world. Evil and unrighteousness has taken roots in our political systems, our educational systems, our judicial structures. The commercial sector is also deeply in the grips of this evil power. Our media department is assaulted by the evil one. How would the Christian survive in such a world?

The scripture instructs us that although the system is so corrupt, we must be blameless. It adds the following Philippians 2:16

“Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain”. God expects us to stand out clean. It is rather amazing, to have certain nations with the greater majority of the populace claiming to be Christians yet, corruption and evil abounds so much. An example is a nation like Ghana with over 60% saying their Christians yet, the state departments have been overwhelmed by corruption. In most of these places’ services would never be signed until you have paid bribes. Certain aspects of the government machinery would not allow projects to be passed on without taking their cuts. Most of the people who do these things have very responsible positions in their churches. Some of the pastors and prophets have their hands and bodies soiled with the corruption of the world. These actions have gotten so rampant that, it has become an acceptable norm.

There are some pastors, who come to meetings with the idea that, he is going to make sure everyone goes home with an empty pocket. This is robbery in the name of God. Some Christians play with their mobile phones as church services proceed. Dear Christian you must be unblameable. You should never be named among those who demand sex for job or grades in school. This thing is a blow far below the belt. What kind of Christian are you? Are you a holy Christian or you have joined the world to sing its chorus that says “we are all in the same waters.”? Dear child of God you are never in the waters of the world with THEM. You are the light of the world. You have been called out of the WORLD.STAY OUT OF ITS INFLUENCE.

PRAYER

Oh, father I pray for every Christian that together we would maintain our holiness and shine as true lights in our world in a world of sin and wickedness.

FURTHER STUDIES

Proverbs 4:18. “But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day”.

Matt 5:16. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven”

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