THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Today our flag should fly at half-mast for the over 30 million babies killed through abortion.
Today our flag should fly at half-mast because of the loss of moral purity which led to the above.
1 Thess 4:1-8
1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
First of all, vs 3 says that living a life of sexual purity is "the will of God" for Christians.
And we show our "sanctification" by and to God when we live in obedience to His will.
Secondly, vs 1 tells us that being obedient to the will of God pleases Him,
and He pours "grace upon grace" so that we might "abound more and more."
Thirdly, vs 4 teaches us that we must take ownership and rulership of our "bodies" in order to live in "honor" to God.
But I want to dwell this morning for a moment on the 4th point which is:
God is the "avenger" of our immorality!
"Be not deceived, God is not mocked: For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." (Galatians 6:7)
In the 40's and 50's there were only 2 or 3 sexually transmitted diseases (STD's).
But today, mostly because of the "free love" of the 60's and 70's, we have over 38 STD's,
and MOST of them are viral in form, which means they are INCURABLE.
THE most dangerous STD of all is the HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus).
This virus alone is responsible for over 90% of all cervical cancer!
Over 5.5 million people will be infected by this virus in the USA this year!
This virus can be spread by genital contact in any form -- for instance, just touching!
There is valid research which indicates that this virus can be spread from mouth to mouth - KISSING!
Do ya think God is SEEING?
Do ya think God is KNOWING?
Do ya think God is "AVENGING?"
God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness!
So live that you might present your body as sanctified to Him today!