Jesus wants us to be clean SPIRITUALLY. He said “Now are ye clean through the word that I have spoken unto you.”(John 15:3).It is easier to get people saved than it is to get the world out of their hearts. If we have a hankering,and longing desire for the world, and worldliness, and worldly things,then there is something spiritually wrong with us,and the only cure for that is the Word, and Faith which comes by hearing the Word of God.“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Romans 10:17).The Bible says; “ but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (I John 1:7)”Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.”(James 4:4). Beloved it is a serious problem in the eyes of God when we have worldly desires in our hearts. “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away,and the lust therof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”(I John 2:16).The Word “world” comes from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “The established order of events, and ornamental adornment.” The word cosmetics or makeup also comes from this word. Remember this the next time you spend to much time in front of the mirror putting on your makeup. It can turn into a form of self worship, and a spiritual drain on you.”And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee,and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.”(Luke 4:6,7).Remember satan is the king of this world, and the power of it is given into his hands and he gives it to whomsoever he wills. Maybe some of you girls ought to read what God said about makeup and jewelry in (Isaiah 3:16-24) if you dare! Here it is all written out for you so you don’t even have to go and look it up. “Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts. In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.” There is nothing wrong with trying to make yourself look nice and be presentable so you can be a witness for the Lord, but there is a line you can cross when it becomes a form of self worship and doesn’t glorify the Lord.”Set your affection on things above,not on things of the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”(Colossians 3:2,3).“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee,nor forsake thee.” (Hebrews 13:5). Be content just knowing Jesus and having him in your heart. For your own sake get a good balance.“A false balance is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.”(Proverbs 11:1). We have heard of anger management, but we need some thought management also. That’s where the enemy attacks us is in our thoughts. You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head but you can keep the from making a nest in your hair, and so it is with our thoughts. We need to literally brain wash ourselves with the Word of God, by memorizing and reading,and meditating on the Word every day. The devil is a lot smarter than you and me. Remember he has been around for over 6000 years, but he is not smarter than Jesus! The way Jesus fought the devil is with the Word. When you get saved, and even before, demons are assigned to you to try and get you side tracked and away from the Lord, and winning others to Jesus. It is a spiritual war every day that we are in. You may have lost a battle or two, but you haven’t lost the war.“No man that warreth entangeleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”(II Timothy 2:4).So don’t let the enemy entangle you. When you are walking down the same street with the devil and his demons, you don’t get much resistance from them, and even their help and blessings,but when you turn around and start going the opposite direction from them, then all hell breaks loose. When you get out of the trenches and start attacking the enemy and his strong holds, then he sends his heavy bombardments on you. Take on the Whole Armour of God. Keep your spiritual sword of the Word sharp! “ Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” (Ephesians 6: 10-18). Finally a word about fashion.” and they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.” (1 Corinthians 7:31). “Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away.And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”(Luke 21:33-36)
Maybe we should all read this message again, and once a week at least ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I believe you died on the cross for my sins ,and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.