“Pastors, Teachers, Prophets and Evangelists who do not practice and preach the Doctrine of Holiness according to the Holy Bible, will contribute to the fall of the church of Jesus Christ …WOE! How great that fall will be and severe the judgment.” -Brother Steve Bates
God Almighty our Heavenly Father jealously yearns to fill His children not only with His Holy Spirit but also with His Fire (purification/power) to set us totally apart from worldliness, and all forms of ungodliness so He can use us powerfully and effectively (Matthew 3:11) as He wills. And if we desire that kind of baptism of the Holy Spirit, He will give greatly His Holy Spirit without measure. Giving us His absolute power through His Spirit to walk successfully, daily according to His ways. But as long as we hold on to sins, worldliness and their ways thereof: lying, gossip, slander and backbiting one another. The wildness, partying, Tattooing, drugging, the social drinking, pornography, adultery, masturbation, shacking-up and divorcing for any ol’ reason. Fornication, homosexuality, premarital sex and all other forms and shadows of sins (which is all enmity against God and still today) and willfully live in sin and compromise His Holy Word and life, kicking against the goad of His Word continually. Than the church will continue to remain powerless against forces of darkness that is taking the world over by storm as it is today in apostasy!
There is a new church risen in America, born from the cess-pool of apostasy who claims to know Jesus Christ but does not walk according to His ways as He has walked (1 John 2:3-6). Who claims to love the Lord but rejects the cross of Christ (1 Corinthians 1:18). Who claims to have a close relationship with God but continues to sin willfully against His Holy commands (Hebrews 10:26-31). Who are worldly to the core and are blind to see they are enemies of God (James 4:4).
Those who are truly born of God has the holy fruits, especially faithfulness to God and of self-control in operation and it is evident in their walk and in their talk, where ever they go and what they do (Galatians 5:22). The true church of Jesus Christ is evident in the changed life we now live in Jesus Christ our Lord of Holiness, being right with God because that is the result of being truly born of God. It is the result of truly knowing God our Heavenly Father:
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin. Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. And do not present your members as instruments of unrighteousness to sin, but present yourselves to God as being alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.”
In this day and hour we live in, it is becoming more evident that the Lord Jesus did not just teach basic principles of the fruits of Holiness, but prophesied that only a few will ever find the narrow way that leads to life (eternal life).
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
Let not this be true in you. Heed the instructions of the Lord.
“He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.”
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*01:51 James 4:1-3
God does not answer prayer that further leads us away from God and feeds sinful desires of the flesh which then causes us to sin against Him. Because that would lead to spiritual separation from God and spiritual death. Born again children of God are at war between the spirit of error (sinful flesh) and Spirit of truth. But let God have His full course with each and every one of us by submitting under the mighty hand of God
*05:36 James 4:7-10
The body of Christ cannot be double minded, stuck between two opinions (sin and righteousness). We cannot have one foot in the world and one foot in the church. We cannot sit at the Lord’s table drinking from the cup of Christ and the cup of demons. It’s either all of God or nothing at all (John 15:5). We must make up our minds now and as we do, submit to God, resist the devil and his anti-Christ ways and we will have victory over satan, the world and the flesh, pulling people effectively out of the fires of Hell with the powerful anointing God jealously yearns us to have in Jesus Christ our Lord
*23:41 James 4:13-16
The signs of the end-times is evident all around the world through what we see happening today, yet we tend to forget that tomorrow is not guaranteed nor the next hour. We need to get right with God and stay right with Him today. The Lord Jesus told His disciples then as well as today in Mark 13, “watch and pray” “stay alert” because we don’t know the day and hour when the Lord will appear in the clouds to take His bride (the church) into glory with Him (Matthew 24 & 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3) before the great tribulation begins (Revelation 8-19). We need to learn to plan our daily lives in Jesus Christ according to His will and plan. Living unto God, sharing His gospel to those who don’t know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Pointing the way to salvation but with expectation that time will soon end on earth for us His children. Remember, we are pilgrims (temporary residents) here on this temporal earth
*26:21 James 4:17
In order to get right and stay right with God, we need to look into the mirror (the Word of God) and recognize what sin is according to the Holy Word of God and crucify the sinful desires of the flesh daily (Romans 8:12-17) in order to be used powerfully as instruments of righteousness in the Hands of the living, loving God. Sin brings forth Spiritual death/separation from God (John 15:1-5)