Summary: We are called to live Holy and christ like. The bible is full of scripture saying to repent and live holy
My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And He is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He that saith, I know Him, and keepeth not His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him. But whoso keepeth His word, in Him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in Him. He that saith He abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk, even as He walked. ~1 John 2:1-6
Some say it's impossible to live Holy. If that was the case, the Whole Bible wouldn't command us to do so. People have taken Romans 3:23 painfully out of context which is past tense saying for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God ---- Have and sinned ---- This is not saying that we won't slip from time to time. But living in sin is completely different.
Like John said, “If we know Him, we ought to walk as He walked.”
But as He which hath called you is Holy, so be ye Holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye Holy; for I am Holy. ~1 Peter 1:15-16
Again Peter said we are to be Holy for He is Holy. This all can't be a misprint. If it was impossible, Jesus would not have told the adulterous woman caught in adultery to go and SIN NO MORE. THE CHURCH HAS BEEN MISLEAD FOR SO LONG THAT MOST OF THE NEW TESTAMENT OR OLD ISNT TAKEN SERIOUS ANY MORE. Some will argue this point but LOVING JESUS AND BELIEVING IN JESUS IS BELIEVING ALL HIS WORDS. TWO SCRIPTURE BACK THIS UP.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom He is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But He that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great. ~Luke 6:46-49
Here Jesus is saying to us those who listen and obey are like a person who builds their house on a rock. Jesus is the word of GOD AND JESUS IS THE ROCK TO BUILD YOUR HOUSE.. that is your whole household. A man who can't manage his household is like the Guy who builds his house on the sand. When trouble came (the wind and rain) his house fell. Why? Because his house hold was not built on Jesus….the Rock.
Jesus is asking those who think it's ok to live with your boyfriend or girlfriend out of wedlock why are you calling me Lord? He's asking the adulterers and murderers and thieves and liars why you are calling me Lord but do not as I say. Repentance is required beloved. What about this one?
If ye love me, keep my commandments. ~John 14:15 15
Some say. “Oh Jesus abolished the commandments and left us two.” DON'T YOU KNOW THAT ALL 10 COMMANDMENTS FILE UNDER LOVE.
LOVE YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR SOUL MIND AND UNDERSTANDING AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF? Think about the idolatry today. People worship people, money cars and clothes. There goes the first of the 10 commandments and you do not love God with all your being. God must come first. Anything we put before God is idolatry, don't matter who or what it is.
See my sermon on Love thy Neighbor:-
Jesus said in Matthew 5:18, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one title shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Has heaven and earth passed? That don't happen till the end of the book of revelation. If you ask me, He magnified the 10 Old Testament commandments with the 2 He gave. Let us pray!
Fathers I come to you today to pray for increase of the church and worldwide revival. Father lead us with your HOLY GHOST BACK ONTO THE PATH YOU SET BEFORE US THANK YOU FATHER. SANCTIFY US AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING IN US THAT DOES NOT PLEASE YOU I PRAY YOU KILL IT AND TAKE IT FAR FROM US. WE LOVE YOU JESUS. THANK YOU AND WE GIVE YOU PRAISE IN JESUS NAME, AMEN!