God wants to manifest His goodness in your life, but it will require you to walk in true holiness. Satan understands the power of holiness and will attempt to hinder you from experiencing the goodness of God. Therefore, it’s up to you to guard against the enemies of holiness.

  1. Holiness is a prerequisite to experiencing your “day of power”—the manifestation of God’s goodness (Psalm 110:1-3).
    1. Holinessis simply “the habit of being in one mind with God; the conduct of being aligned with God.”.
    2. Holiness is not based on religious tradition, but on the Word of God.
    3. Developing in the love of God is an act of holiness.
  2. There are three traps to be aware of.
    1. You can avoid the traps of ungodliness by studying the paths that others have traveled before you; learn from their examples (Jeremiah 6:16).
    2. In the last days, some people will experience the “glorious hour”—the manifestation of God’s goodness—while others will experience perilous times (2 Timothy 3:1-5).
    3. Satan wants to stop what you have been called to accomplish.
    4. Trap #1: Immorality .
      1. Immorality eventually leads to failure and death; it will destroy you (1 Corinthians 10:8; Proverbs 7:26; Proverbs 5:11; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, AMP).
        1. There is a judgment associated with immorality (Proverbs 6:27-29).
        2. Approximately 23,000 people died in one day because of fornication (1 Corinthians 10:8).
      2. Samson’s life ended because of immorality (Judges 16).
      3. Allow God to remove the “taste” of immorality from your life.
      4. Don’t use your righteousness as an opportunity to sin.
      5. During the end times, there will be a great deal of seduction and demonically-influenced teaching of the Word (1 Timothy 4:1).
      6. Establish boundaries around your decision to live a life of holiness.
      7. Moses chose to suffer rather than enjoy the temporal pleasures of the world (Hebrews 11:25).
    5. Trap #2: Financial Corruption .
      1. Financial corruption leads to death (Exodus 32:26).
      2. Don’t make money your idol (your “god made of gold”), or else your life will be destroyed.
      3. Gehazi, Elijah’s servant, pursued money rather than God; as a result, he became sick with leprosy (2 Kings 5:20-27).
      4. Holiness requires your making God your only Source.
      5. Don’t put your confidence in money (Job 31:24).
      6. When you covet, nothing that is yours appeals to you; you’ll want what others have.
        1. You can overcome covetousness through contentment .
        2. Achan coveted money, and his family suffered as a result (Joshua 7).
        3. Ananias and Sapphira died because of their wrong relationship with money (Acts 5:1-11).

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 110:1-3
  • Jeremiah 6:16
  • 2 Tomothy 3:1-5
  • 1 Corinthians 10:8
  • Proverbs 7:26
  • Proverbs 5:11
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 AMP
  • Proverbs 6:27-29Judges 16
  • 1 Tomothy 4:1
  • Hebrews 11:25
  • Exodus 32:26
  • 2 Kings 5:20-27
  • Job 31:24
  • Joshua 7
  • Acts 5:1-11

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Redeemed Church