My beloved child…What, then, are you to conclude? Are you free to be careless, complacent, and indifferent toward sin in your every day manner of life because you are no longer under the jurisdiction of the Law, but under My grace? Certainly not! How can you who died to sin deliberately pattern your behavior to live any longer in it? [Father God…Rom 6:1-4; 15-23; Jude 4]
Those who are truly My children will be motivated to purity. The deepest desire of the redeemed child of God is for holiness, even when sin hinders the perfect fulfillment of that desire. If you, for example, earnestly desire to commit an evil, but cannot, because I put time, place, and opportunity out of your power to do so, you are nevertheless fully chargeable with the iniquity of the act, for I search and judge the heart. In the same way, if you earnestly desire to be righteous, which at times you fail to perform and commit sin, your desire is credited to you as righteousness, because I take the earnest desire of your heart for the deed. Then, when you confesses your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive your sins, and I am faithful and just to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.
** **, if the purity, holiness, and righteousness that people see in your everyday visible physical life is not a true reflection of an inner purity deep within your heart, then either you do not belong to Christ My Son, or you are living a double life in disobedience to Him. Obedience begins in your heart. Many would abhor to commit one sinful external act before the eyes of men, in a temple of stone; and yet they are not afraid to commit a multitude of such acts in the temple of their hearts, and in the sight of God! Heinous in My sight are sinful thoughts and feelings which may be forever concealed from the world!
My child, don’t you understand? Your heart can be perfect; the ultimate standard for purity of heart is perfection of heart. Purity, holiness, and righteousness…first of all and above all…is a matter of your heart. It is in your hidden life within your heart…in your mind, your thoughts, your imagination…where a pure, holy, and righteous life has its roots. True righteousness lies in the heart; the only righteousness acceptable to Me is purity of heart. Without that purity, your physical life makes no difference. My Divine evaluation takes place in your heart. I judge the source and origin of sin, not its manifestation or lack of manifestation in your actual physical life.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Who may ascend the hill of the LORD? Who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart. Therefore, My beloved child…come near to God and I will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded! Since you have these promises, ** **, purify yourself from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. [Matt 5:8; Ps 24:3-4; James 4:8; 2 Cor 7:1; Heb 12:14; Matt 5:6]
Abba Father, I am eternally grateful to be Your child along with all Your other children… my brothers and sisters in Christ Your Son. I am eternally grateful that none of Your children conceived of God and born into God’s Family deliberately, knowingly, and habitually practice sin, for Your nature, Father, abides within me. Your principle of life, the Divine sperm, remains permanently within me; I cannot practice sinning, because I am born into new life…I am a born again child of God! [John 3:9] I know beyond the shadow of any doubt that everyone born into God’s Family is thereby a regenerated individual and does not make a practice of committing sin. How could I? God’s seed is deep within me, making me who I am. It’s not in the nature of the God-begotten to practice and parade sin! The Son of God carefully watches over and protects me…Christ Your Son’s indwelling Divine Presence preserves me against the evil one…and the Devil cannot lay hold of me. [1 John 5:16]
Oh Father, I know that some have claimed to have a special relationship with God despite their sinful conduct. They assumed that their behavior did not matter to You. Your Apostle John clearly refuted these teachings in John 1:5-7 and 2:1-6, explaining that sin was indeed very important to God. In fact, to keep sinning proves that they did not “live in God” at all: no one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him. Father, I know that Your true children seek to remain “sinless” in Your eyes by continually confessing sin to God and repenting of it. They do not “continue to sin,” meaning that they do not impose upon God’s forgiveness by taking it for granted in order to keep on living as they please. When they repent of sin, they truly desire to remain free of that sin.
Blessed Jesus…my heart hungers and thirsts for purity, holiness, and righteousness in living out my everyday life. As such, I continually look to Your Holy Spirit to guard my heart, that there be nothing in my life I am aware of that I know to be sin…but like doing it, want to keep on doing it, and refuse to give it up for You. Blessed Holy Spirit…the Power of Your indwelling Presence continually guarantees and secures my capability to live my everyday life: faithful to my solemn marriage vows as the bride of Christ [https://preservechristianfamily.org/2019/01/21/bride-of-christ/]; faithfully within the Holy of Holies and my Father’s unclouded Presence in our Sacred Covenant relationship.
Lord Prepare Me to be a Sanctuary: