Immoral Conduct Affects Church Health

Immoral Conduct Affects Church Health

Abstain From Immoral Conduct For Church Health

(Passage: James 4)

Immoral conduct affected the early church and God’s miracle stopped happening. The people deviated from the worship of the living God and substituted it for conduct that God disapproved.

Bible detests immoral conducts: Apostle James reproved the early church as stated,

“Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members? You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures” (James 4:1-3).

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Lesson Against Immoral Conduct

A Christian must live a principled lifestyle to enjoy God’s benefits. Christians must prioritize holiness and yield to the leadership of the Holy Spirit so that we can prosper.

Believers must understand that immoral activities are detestable to God. God requires his children to abstain from activities that satisfy the carnal appetite.

Christians are required to desist from immoral conduct that violates God’s requirement of holiness.

Immoral conducts are detestable to God, believers must endeavor to avoid it to fully satisfy God!

A believer who intends to enjoy God’s blessing must serve God in Spirit. He must not be a hypocrite who offers fake services with the secret intention of receiving God’s benefits.

Anyone who lives in sin must repent and live a pure life. God cannot be deceived, he will only reward those who refused to succumb to the works of the flesh but serve him in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24).

Prayer of Holiness

Dear God, please help me to abstain from immoral conduct. Help me and other Christians to meet your expectations with faithful services. Save us from immoral leadership also! Help the brethren to serve you with pure motives to incur your blessings.

I also pray that you please help the brethren to operate in love and submit to the leadership of your Holy Spirit so that your name can be glorified. Please keep the church pure to remain fit for the second coming of your Son Jesus Christ. For in the name of Jesus Christ I have made my requests. Amen.

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The Way of God may be Different

The Way of God may be Different

We human beings must always reference God for his supremacy.

We must understand that he is different from us, and his ways are not always the same as ours.

A good lesson about this subject can be learned from the Bible when one of King David’s servants passionately served God to a dissatisfaction.

A man called Uzza attempted to help out when some priests made a mistake and could have dropped God’s Ark of Covenant. (1 Chronicles 13).

Uzza ran to help safeguard the Ark of God’s Covenant from falling.

To everyone’s surprise, Uzza’s action irritated God because he touched his Ark, and he struck him to death immediately. The bible reported,

“Then the anger of the Lord was aroused against Uzza, and He struck him because he put his hand to the ark; and he died there before God” (1 Chronicles 13:10).

 

More Bibbiblele Example

Besides Uzza providing unacceptable service to God during David’s tenure, several other people have stumbled in similar exploits.

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram poked their noses where they did not belong, and “they got burnt” in the process.

The trio insinuated crisis among the Isrealites when they sojourned in the wilderness.

They organized a revolt against Moses and challenged his right of leadership.

The men also polluted people’s minds and were able to win at least 250 renown Israelite leaders to their caucus.

All colluded against Moses and accused him of lording himself over them. The Bible reported,

They came as a group to speak to Moses and Aaron and said, “You have gone too far.

All the People are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them.

So why do you put yourselves above all the people of the Lord?” (Numbers 16:3 EXB)

The people insulted Moses further when he attempted to bring them closer. It is reported,

Then Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; but they said [defiantly], “We will not come up. Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land [of plenty] flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?

Indeed, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you gouge out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!” (Numbers 16:12-14 AMP)
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Boomerang!

The end game wasn’t palatable for the wilderness gangsters. About 250 of them faced the fierce anger of God and died mysteriously.

God made the earth to open up and swallow them alive. (Numbers 16:31-35).

As if the trouble was not enough, more people challenged Moses and Aaron in protest for the rebels that died.

God was provoked further, and he caused additional 14,700 people to died (Numbers 16:49).

 

Very Important Lessons about – The Way of God

Don’t forget: The way of God may not be same as ours!

warningAll people – including Christians must be careful not to be over-zealous when dealing with God.

No matter how much we care about him, we must understand that it may be risky to handle his business anyhow.

No one should meddle with God’s business uninvited, or else he or she risks facing some consequences.

God’s way may not necessarily be same as ours!

It is important that everyone (for especially the so-called believers) allow God to handle his own business as he pleases – and only to get involved whenever proper invitation is extended to us.

 

Don’t get involved in a business that doesn’t concern you!

Some actions are lightly offensive to God, but others are considered as significant. Those significant ones are very BIG in his sight.

For example, it will be a worse case scenario for anyone to attempt to judge God himself!

hammerNo one is authorized to judge God under whatever condition.

He is Jehovah – the Creator of heaven and earth, and he deserves to be hallowed always.

The way of God may not be same as ours! He is the Porter, and we are the clay! He made us, but we did not make him.

The Creator can choose to act at will, and no one is qualified to question his decisions.

For example, a person who criticizes any servant of God may be infuriating God towards his actions – Even though such person may have presumed his criticism is justifiable based on what he knows.

Jehovah has not assigned anyone to judge his servants anyhow.

The Creator is competent enough to weigh every action that his servants carry out, and he reserves the right to judge them as he pleases.

Remember: The way of God may not be same as ours!

The Creator may not need our assistance to chastise any of his servants that violate his rules – In as much their deeds may appear fit for our criticisms.

Truly, some gospel ministers (like other regular human beings) may have made glaring mistakes that anyone can recognize. Yet, it is still none of our business to accuse or abuse them.

The board or any responsible committee assigned for the task of overseeing their activities should be allowed to carry out the task.

Activities of God’s ministers must not be considered as open matter for every Dick and Harry to dabble into.

In short, God is strong enough to handle his own business, and he may or may not choose us to meddle.

We must remain silent and let God have his way, or until we are commissioned to get involved.

Prayer to Honor “The Way of God”

prayerDear God, please help me to honor your way and respect your viewpoint on all matters.

Help me to stay clear of trouble and not get involved in a business that will boomerang!

Please give me ability to mind my own business and honorably serve you always.

Let your Holy Spirit help me to be sensitive in my dealing with you and your servants.

Create your fear in my heart to serve you with dignity so that I can qualify for your blessings – and not your wrath.

Empower me to make positive contributions into your gospel business so that it can expand and be more profiting for your kingdom.

Please count me worthy to make it to your presence in heaven to hear the word “Welcome home my good son (daughter).”

For in the name of Jesus Christ I have prayed. Amen!

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God Frowns at Sin and Embraces Holiness

God Frowns at Sin and Embraces Holiness

The term “Daughters of Zion” was used on many occasions to refer to the beauty and pride of Israel; however, in some instances, God down tune importance of “Daughters of Zion” into a piece of entity worthy of severe punishment due to Israelites’ sins.

 

One of the instances is highlighted, “Moreover the Lord says: “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with outstretched necks And wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, Making a jingling with their feet, Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the Lord will uncover their secret parts” (Isaiah 3:16-17).

 

Lesson on God frowns at Sin and embraces Holiness

assassination-attempt-268910_640God will not turn a blind eye on any Christian who goes against His will.

He can not bless anyone who persists in sin! Since he is just and faithful, the Creator cannot exonerate any of his children from sin – unless the fellow repent.

 

For any Christian to enjoy optimum blessing and protection of God, he (or she) must ensure that he complies with God’s laws.

Holiness is God’s standard, and all his children are required to be holy in order to be in good terms with him.

 

Prayer to frown at Sin and embrace Holiness like God

Praying hands over open bibleDear God, I understand that sin can create a barrier between you and I; therefore, I am determined to run from sin.

I ask for your grace to live a holy and acceptable life before you so that I can qualify for your blessings.

 

Please bless me on earth, and also count me worthy to receive your heavenly blessings.

Please let your grace be sufficient for me so that I can live a satisfying life before you always.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.

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Christians to Walk in Dignity before God Always

Christians to Walk in Dignity before God Always

Christians are required to have dignity and walk uprightly in a manner that glorifies God always.

Believers must ensure that our activities honor God at all times!

The scripture emphasized,

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV). 

 

Christians Must Understand that Dignity Matters to God

order-1586513_640Believers must understand the importance of dignity, and how it matters to God.

We must not misunderstand the concept of liberty that Christianity offers.

That is, we must live in holiness before God.

The true concept of Christianity is the salvation of grace offered by Jesus Christ.

We must enjoy the grace without compulsion.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2:8 KJV).

Truly, the Christian religion is not burdensome since it does not impose a strict rule on anyone.

However, It is important that Christians understand the liberty of worship that the religion offers – Which must not be abused.

Christians must honestly celebrate our salvation of grace that Christ offers, but not abuse it.

We must not assume that all things are acceptable to God by practicing the religion of Christianity anyhow.

“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive” (1 Corinthians 10:23).

firmnessChristianity requires firmness; every Christian is expected to live a bible-principled lifestyle.

 

 

Take Caution with Your Christian Faith

Believers must understand that the liberty of faith that we have received through Jesus Christ does not allow us to act against God’s commandments.

Religion requires that we comply with the laws of God!

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Whatever anyone calls liberty of the spirit, as Christianity offers, must be weighed with the standard of the bible.

Such belief or exercise must comply with the bible standard.

Christians must not celebrate any notion, practice, belief, or an exercise that is discredited in the bible.

A heavenly bound Christian must not engage in practices that the bible opposed.

Our society may accept them but we must not entertain them.

For example, a Christian must understand that homosexuality is unacceptable to God according to the Bible

“For this cause, God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another;

men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:26-28 KJV).

In addition, immoral activities such as fornication and adultery compromise God’s standard of holiness, and Christian must not engage in them.

 

simpleUnderstand Christianity in a Simple Language

 

    • A Christian must not entertain whatever practices contradict bible standards.

 

    • Ungodly practices are sinful and punishable by God.

 

    • Believers must reject any practice that God has rejected!

 

  • Holiness has no substitute with God

prayerPrayer for God’s Grace to Walk in Dignity of Scripture

O dear God please give me the grace to walk in dignity before you always.

Enhance me with an ability to resist temptations of sin.

Give me a steadfast heart to be firm and live a Christian-principled lifestyle.

Please help and guide me with your Holy Spirit to accurately walk before you throughout the days of my life, so that I can qualify for your eternal kingdom.

For in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

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