There is a path we must follow if we want to see God’s power flow in our lives. That path is holiness. When we are of one mind with God, we are holy. Holiness is vital in these last days because God is the one who allows His power to flow. Therefore, we must become holy vessels for His use. Being holy means being on the right path; walking with God. Being unholy leads to the path of self-destruction.

  1. “Ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it! (Jeremiah 6:16, AMP).
    1. Holiness is the way that leads to eternal life, but many people refuse to be holy.
  2. In these last days, there will be perilous times of great stress and trouble (2 Timothy 3:1-5, AMP).
    1. People will be lovers of themselves and money, and be aroused by greedy desires to become wealthy. They will be proud and arrogant and contemptuous boasters.
    2. They will be abusive (blasphemous, scoffing), disobedient to parents, ungrateful, and profane.
    3. They will be without natural human affection, slanderers, loose in morals and conduct, uncontrolled and fierce, haters of good, and inflated with self-conceit.
    4. They will be lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.
    5. The Bible tells us to stay away from such people. We cannot be friends with people who are enemies of God.
  3. People who turn away from God will eventually end up in destruction.
    1. Satan will use three things in particular to destroy people’s destinies.
      1. Immorality
      2. Financial corruption
      3. Rebellion
  4. God’s attitude concerning immorality:
    1. “We should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted” (1 Corinthians 10:6).
      1. The Israelites experienced severe consequences as a result of their lustful, evil acts in the wilderness.
      2. The easiest way to avoid problems is to pay attention to the examples other people have set.
      3. Every evil act begins with a thought.
    2. “Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play” (1 Corinthians 10:7).
      1. An idol is anything that has taken God’s place in our lives.
      2. Many times we make famous movie stars and other entertainers our idols.
    3. “Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand” (1 Corinthians 10:8).
      1. Any sex outside of marriage is sin— 23,000 Israelites fell dead in one day because of their sexual immorality.
      2. We must be aware of even the thoughts that can lead to sexual immorality.
      3. Jesus said if we lust for someone in our minds, it is the same as committing the act.
      4. Our bodies are the temple of God. When we defile His temple, He doesn’t take it lightly (1 Corinthians 3:16-17, AMP).
    4. Many strong men have been destroyed as a result of their affairs with immoral women (Proverbs 7:26-27).
      1. Serious consequences follow evil deeds (Proverbs 6:27-29).
      2. Immorality causes a person to mourn once his or her flesh suffers due to sinful acts (Proverbs 5:11, AMP).
      3. God’s strong man, Samson, was slain due to immorality.
      4. As a result, he eventually discovered his strength was gone, and God was no longer with him (Judges 16:20, AMP).
      5. We must choose holiness instead of enjoying a sinful life. Moses is our example of someone who did this (Hebrews 11:25).
  5. Holiness is a daily process. We must make it a way of life.
    1. At times, the process will be difficult; however, we must not run away from our development.
      1. Many times, we run away from pressure, but we are actually running away from the process that leads to promotion in life.
      2. Press toward the mark. Evaluate your own heart.
      3. Judge how you judge others and be sure to speak the truth in love.
    2. Allow the Lord to give you light (Ephesians 5:14).
      1. Learn of Jesus and find rest for your soul (Matthew 11:29, AMP).

Scripture References:

  • Jeremiah 6:16, AMP
  • Matthew 11:29, AMP
  • 2 Timothy 3:1-5, AMP
  • 1 Corinthians 10:6-8
  • Proverbs 7:26-27
  • Proverbs 6:27-29
  • Proverbs 5:11, AMP
  • Judges 16:20, AMP
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, AMP
  • Hebrews 11:25
  • Ephesians 5:14

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church