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Grace For Sexual Purity - By Pastor Linus Ochai

Text: Romans 11:22, 1Thessalonians 4:1-8.

You continually enjoy God’s goodness when you continually cooperate in the manner that is good.

God can still disconnect the righteous.

God has redeemed us from lawless deeds (Titus 2:11-15).

There is a way to walk and to please God. After all prayers, everybody has a right to possess his vessel (body) in sanctification and honour. When people get involved in sexual immorality, they do not know God. You cannot truly know God and intentionally go into immorality (1Thessalonians 4:1-8).

You cannot carry a coal of fire and not be burnt (Proverbs 6:23-32).

Sexual immorality is derived from the greek word ‘porneia’. It is sin because sex is strictly reserved for the marriage institution (Gen 2:24, 1Cor 7:2).

Sexual immorality includes, sexual relationship before marriage and wrong sexual relations among married people (Proverbs 9:13-18).

Lustful passions are sexual desires that dominate the thought of some people -pornography, masturbation, homosexuality. God says because they have a reprobate heart, He would give them up. God has already abandoned them. But there is a hope for restoration if they abandon these ways. God destroyed an entire nation because of homosexuality.

What is Grace?

It is the influence of the life of God operating in the life of a believer to regenerate him. God has already given you the strength to say NO. Sexual purity is the pursuit of personal holiness in an individual’s sexual life. It is about pleasing God in our bodies and our emotions.
How Do We Enforce Sexual Purity?

1. The knowledge of God. Know Him, know His power. As you get intimate with God, you get to know His power and His patience. You need to excel in your intimacy with God. You need self improvement spiritually. You need to know that God is the source of true, genuine and lasting pleasure.

Activate the grace of God by simply saying NO to immorality (Philippians 1:20, 2:13, 1Corinthians 6:18-20).
2. Know the Lord’s patience.
3. Avoid every appearance of evil. Protect yourself, be wise.
4. Choose the right company. Identify God fearing people as your friends.
5. Do not keep Intimate friendship with unbelievers or any other person apart from your spouse. Keep fellowship with brethren to be preserved in purity and godliness.

In the event you have been overtaken in the sin of sexual immorality, there is hope for you. Repent and the grace of God is available to redeem you from every work of flesh and impurity (1John1:8).

Why Sexual Purity?
1. It is the will of God.
2. It gives you the opportunity to please God.
3, It is honorable.
4. It demonstrates the love of God in your heart for others.
5. It prevents the vengeance of man.
6. And most importantly, to avoid the wrath of God.

Grace For Sexual Purity - By Pastor Linus Ochai
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