Sunday, August 11, 2013

Standing Alone...

Noah stood alone for 120 years preaching to hardened, people whose lust of their flesh and their own understanding became more important than the WORD OF GOD..

Lately, we have had to make a stance of the convictions, and biblical principle of purity. One where the hearts of some of my children have not adopted, and actually turn their backs on.

"Thus, purity is not just a matter of abstaining. It is a matter of the heart, of motives, and, ultimately, love for God. If we really love God, we will make every effort to be pure in his sight. Thankfully, when we do fall short of His desires for our lives, we can be confident in what Christ already accomplished through his death and resurrection. With all that said, here are 10 Bible verses about purity, some of these verse are a matter of purity of the Heart from any sin.
Psalm 24:3-5 (#1 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity) 
3 Who may ascend the mountain of the LORD? Who may stand in his holy place? 4 Those who have clean hands and a pure heart, who do not put their trust in an idol or swear by a false god. 5 They will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God their Savior.
Psalm 51:9-11 (#2 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
9 Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity.10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
Proverbs 16:2 (#3 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
2 People may think all their ways are pure, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
Matthew 5:8 (#4 of 5 Bible Verses about Purity)
8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
Philippians 1:9-11 (#5 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-to the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 2:14-16 (#6 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
14 Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky 16 as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.1
Timothy 1:5 (#7 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
5 The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.2
Timothy 2:22-23 (#8 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity) 
22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 Don't have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
James 3:17 (#9 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
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.
1 John 3:2-3 (#10 of 10 Bible Verses about Purity)
2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure."

This command given to us in the Word- are not my words, or my beloved Husband's words, but the Word of God's. Those are His Word- that we as believers have to stand on. STAND ALONE if we have to but what it comes down too, young people look around and see "Christians" living in immorality and enjoying it and having their cake and eat it too. Going to church doing the "Christian" thing, even believing that they are clear to take communion. Though they have gone against the very heart of GOD. 
They have convinced themselves with " I am not doing anything wrong." "I am doing what everyone else is doing, everyone now adays has a boyfriend, everyone has sex before marriage, everyone "experiments" before they get hitched and tied down. I wasn't brought up that way. "
Proverbs 4:

1Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
2For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
3For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.
5Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth

These words were posted in Proverbs as a reminder to young people- that parents give wisdom, give good foundational truths to live by, not to foresake them, that the truths that are given are for Wisdom. But so many foresake the truth given to them. Many walk away thinking that the truth given was optional, or even Naive and DUMB enough to think that these are my "parents convictions and standards" The low expectation within the body, the low expectation with in the church for people to actually live out the Word of God in their lives, and truly STAND ALONE- is shocking. 
People have no DESIRE to be different, they have NO desire to stand in the gap and live out the Word of God. They want to be liked, loved, in spite of what the Word of God says. (refrain from youthful lusts) They condone actions by stating,"we arent doing anything" even though we are kissing and fondling one another.

 That's not doing anything? That is putting yourself in to temptation- Temptation that will lead to  the sin of immorality.
Standing for Christ means just that- standing for HIM, submitting whether you understand or not under HIS authority and  relying truly on HIM. Not doing it when it suits you- using HIS Words when it benefits you. 
We will stand alone- WE WILL STAND ALONE- regardless of whether people around us understand or not. WE WILL STAND ALONE- and part of standing is not accepting ungodly things. Standing on the convictions and standards the LORD so clearly revealed to our lives and heart over 10 years ago.

ARE YOU WILLING TOO? Even it means ending a relationship? Even if it means your family will turn away from you? Even it means- foresaking YOURSELF for HIM?
Solo Para la Gloria de Dios

Love In Christ Angie

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