God does not tolerate sin. Did you know that God is Holy, perfect, & sinless? Yes! And since He is all of those things, He has no tolerance for sin! That is why we must be cleansed, washed from our sin in order to have a relationship with God. None of us are perfect or sinless of course. We are humans who do sin. All of us. But God will not accept us when we are UNWILLING to SEPARATE from our sin, & allow ourselves to be cleansed & purified. He loves us & wants to save us, & that is why sin separates us from God & that is why we do need to take it seriously, even if it seems small or insignificant to us, we have to measure our actions, words, thoughts, intentions, hearts, against the Bible. Not adding or taking away from what it says. Also remember that once we do confess, He is quick to forgive us so we don’t have to live life guilty or ashamed! We are free indeed! 💖💖💖
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
1 John 7-9>>>
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 2:15>>>
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.
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Lesson #9! 🤓>>> Real transformation takes complete & continued repentance. 🙏🏻 God is ready & willing to do the work within us, to change us, mold us, & transform us from the inside out! But we have to have a heart that is humbled before Him in order for that to happen. We have to simply be willing to submit to His will & live a life of obedience. We cannot be prideful & unwilling to admit that we are wrong, when we have sinned. We have to let Him mold us, shape us, polish us, & make something new!! 💖💖💖
The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Jeremiah 18:3-4>>> So I went down to the potter’s house and saw him working with clay at the wheel. 4 He was making a pot from clay. But there was something wrong with the pot. So the potter used that clay to make another pot. With his hands he shaped the pot the way he wanted it to be.
Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand
Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter has no hands'?
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” .
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God wants to bless us. God is ready & willing to bless us. It is His desire! He wants to shower us, His children, with His incredible blessings! But when we misbehave, when we are disobedient, we are cutting off our own blessings from the Lord. And even then, He is merciful & does bless us, but we do limit what He can do & the miracles we can see in our lives from the Lord when we’re disobedient. God really honors obedience. It is also important to remember that the blessings from God are not measured simply by material things. They are much greater. It is a mistake to measure God’s love for us simply by material things, & if we do this we are setting ourselves up for disappointment. God promises that He will provide for all of our needs. But material wealth is not a “measuring tool” for whether God loves us or not. Sometimes, we have to be taken through various trials, valleys, processes, for our own growth and wellbeing. These things are molding our character, & are necessary in order for us to reach our full potential & our purpose in the Lord. Check out my full post from August “God desires to bless us” on my blog! 💖💖💖
1 Cor. 2:9>>>
However, as it is written: "What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived" -- the things God has prepared for those who love him--
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.
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Believe it or not, it’s true! When you begin to persevere in the Lord, the enemy will use anyone & anything to try to block us, get us off track, to try to stop that growth & stop us from reaching our purpose in the Lord! He'll put thoughts in your head to make you feel unmotivated, discouraged, & even use other people to get you off track. We also have to be very careful to not become stumbling blocks for others. .
In Matt 16:23, we read about when Jesus' own disciple Peter said something that made him, inadvertently, into a roadblock for Jesus to reach his purpose. But Jesus had the wisdom & discernment to know what was operating behind Peter’s words & actions: Satan. Jesus did not let Peter take His focus off what He knew was His ultimate purpose, which was the cross. They still worked in unity & Jesus of course loved him, but Jesus always knew His purpose & He never let anything get Him off track. That is how we need to be!😀💪 We must also watch our thoughts, words, & actions, & never become that stumbling block for anyone. We must always remember that everything we do is for the Lord, not for man. So next time the enemy comes at you in your own mind with thoughts of discouragement, disunity, to try to get you off track & out of your purpose, tell Satan to GET BEHIND YOU in the name of JESUS!!!! .
Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.
17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving,considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.18 Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
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God wants us to remain pure. Purity is a big deal to God! So therefore, it needs to be a big deal to us! Sexual purity, and moral purity as well. That's why it’s important for us to rely on the Holy Spirit. We simply are imperfect beings. We are going to sin, but as Christians we should not be living IN sin. We shouldn’t be in active disobedience. But the Spirit will guide us when we are wrong & lead us to that repentance & our salvation. Remaining pure is an act of faith, and brings with it big blessings from the Lord because it is showing Him that we believe His word. Just like in any relationship, we need to have the person show their love through their ACTIONS, otherwise they're just words. It is the same thing with our heavenly Father. By remaining pure, in obedience, we are showing Him that we love Him & believe in Him! 💖
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world,but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasingand perfect will.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20>>>
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.