Bible verses on holiness

Our second series of topical bible verses the Holy Spirit led us to fast and seek his whole
counsel on holiness. We were amazed to see what the lord is up-to with the church. Producing
sons and daughters who are exactly as he is. Peter reminds us of the old command “Be holy for I
am holy.” God never gives us standards to live by that he hasn’t provided the grace to lead us
there. Nothing is ever by our strength and or might, it’s all by His Spirit..
Personally I was disturbed and convicted for I am falling short of the expectations of our lord.
But bearing in mind it’s a journey I have hope that he can do it, nothing is too hard for him and
he never sends his word in vain, it surely fulfills all that he desires before returning to him. This
is one of the reasons I believe His will will surely come to pass. We have one who is able to
create a pure heart in us if we can make that prayer and believe it’s possible. We can never
sabotage the move of God, if he can’t get a holy nation of priest and kings in our time he surely
can raise another. May your will come to pass lord in my life. Be blessed as you go through this
scriptures bearing in mind there is no condemnation for all that are in Christ Jesus, only
conviction.
How I pray for all who are willing to journey in the school of the Holy Spirit to be clothed with
a teachable spirit and not miss their shifting from glory to glory as the lord prepares noble
vessels that are going to serve in His next great move on earth.
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything
that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God

 

 

Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God

2 Corinthians 7:1.

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because
I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:15-16
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see
the Lord.
Hebrews 12:14
How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
By living according to your word.
Psalm 119:9

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because
of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of
time.
2 Timothy 1:9
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure,
children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among
them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.
Philippians 2:14-16a
But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or
of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people.
Ephesians 5:3
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a
living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
Romans 12:1
You are to be holy to me because I, the Lord, am holy, and I have set you apart from the nations
to be my own.
Leviticus 20:26
But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you
reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.
Romans 6:22
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Mathew 5:48
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you
may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.Peter 2:9
“I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded
your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your
members servants to righteousness unto holiness.”
Romans 6:19
“And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the
unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not
err therein.”
Isaiah 35:8
Whoever pursues righteousness and love
finds life, prosperity and honor.
Proverbs 21:21
And put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and
holiness of the truth
Ephesians 4:24
because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man.
When Herod heard John, he was greatly puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him.
Mark 6:20
But women will be saved through childbearing–if they continue in faith, love and holiness with
propriety
1Timothy 2:15
Worship the lord in holy attire; Tremble before him all the earth
Psalm 96:9
Your statutes, LORD, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.

Psalm 93:5
But hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined.
Titus 1:

VICTORY OVER SIN

 

The battle over sin, be it addictions, bad habitsfleshly tendencies, is rigged in our favor, we are bound to win 

The primary name of God being Jesus in the new testament, there is a secondary( Colossians 1:15-16)​ name that is Jehovah Mekoddishkem – The Lord Who Sanctifies You. 

God has always known that we might err and need help, and He assures us He can 

Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. Exodus 31:13 NKJV 

He can sanctify us, we can constantly pray for God to sanctify our thoughts, our hearts, it good to pray with word, since its a like a bank cheque that we can cash that promise from God Himself 

Israelites were from Egypt, where there were strange Gods, strange practices, and He had to redeem them by the Blood first( smearing of blood on the doorposts), through water baptism ( crossing the red sea ) and through the Holy Spirit(Pillar of cloud and fire, these three are essential in beginning walking in the freedom Jesus purchased, we have been assured this by the Lord, Romans 6:14 For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace. 

sin of all nature is so bad that even the best of us under the law could not overcome it, but the worst among us by grace can overcome it, this Grace overcame and crushed the power of sin. 

but then despite all this, some still struggle with habitual sin, having temporary victories, not saying we won’t be tempted or be allured by sin, but it should not have dominion over us. Over the years, i have found this key to be true, 

2 Corinthians 3: 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 

we see that sin seeks to be our Lord and master, but sin cannot be our master or have dominion over us if we do not give it permission, knowingly or unknowingly, most of us are here, some have been scarred from childhood traumas, breakups, and all manner of things, some even did not know how they get into drug and sexual addiction, a door was opened and the enemy took advantage, but then we can do something now. 

James 4: 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. We first offer ourselves willingly to the Lord through receiving his life through salvation, but we do not stop there, we continually and daily offer ourselves offer ourselves to Him, our thoughts, our plans, our hearts, everything. 

Submission means to accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person. in greek, it is Hupotassō, meaning 1) to arrange under, to subordinate 2) to subject, put in subjection 3) to subject oneself, obey 4) to submit to one’s control 5) to yield to one’s admonition or advice 6) to obey, be subject 

now back to this 2 Corinthians 3: 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom., we see when we submit ourselves to sin and fleshly impulses, we are bound, but only in this one place , do we find complete freedom, being willingly submitted to the Lord, His Will, His word, allowing Him have His way in our lives and gradually the hold of certain things, if not all things will bow to His Lordship, there is complete victory purchased by our Lord Jesus on the Cross 

PRAYER AND ACTION POINTS. 

ACTION POINTS​. 

    

  Write down or pinpoint areas of struggle, i.e., anger, unforgiveness, lust and so on, and look for a scripture that talk about that issue or that speaks about that area, and set your heart to do it, with that you can easily ask and pray for grace according to what the Lord says, the Word has power to clean and sanctify, coupled with prayer, the hold of the issue at hand loses its grip on us. 

Eph 5: 26 26to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, Isaiah 1: 18 18“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will become like wool. James 1:21 21Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and every expression of evil, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save your souls. 22Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Colossians 2: …14having canceled the debt ascribed to us in the decrees that stood against us. He took it away, nailing it to the cross! 15 And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross. 16Therefore let no one judge … 

It is one thing to hear the word and believe in it, it is another to act. Any sin that comes across the word must bow 

PRAYER 

THANK YOU LORD JESUS FOR IN YOU AM SAFE AND SECURE,IN YOU IS FREEDOM. LORD I REPENT FOR WILLINGLY SUBMITTING MYSELF TO SIN AND TO SERVE THE LUSTS AND DEMANDS THEREOF, I WILLINGLY CHOOSE TO BE SUBJECT TO YOU, AND IN THIS LORD YOU PROMISE ME FREEDOM, IN THIS ALL THE CHAINS OF SIN SHALL BE BROKEN, YOU PROMISE TO GIVE US NEW DESIRES, GIVE ME A DESIRE TO SEEK AND PURSUE HOLY AND PURE AND HEAVENLY THINGS, TAKE AWAY THE LOVE AND THE TASTE FOR SIN AND ITS PLEASURES, LET THEM BECOME DETESTABLE TO ME, LORD CREATE IN ME A NEW AND PURE AND PERFECT HEART, RENEW MY MIND, LORD , CLEANSE ME FROM ALL FILTHINESS , LET THE POWER AND ALLURE OF SIN BE PERPETUALLY DEFEATED IN MY LIFE, LORD IS CHOOSE TO WALK WITH YOU IN PURITY AND FREEDOM, HELP TAKE PRACTICAL STEPS AND MAKE CHOICES THAT WILL KEEP ME FAR FROM SIN AND OVERCOME ANY TEMPTATIONS EVEN AT VULNERABLE MOMENTS. THANK YOU FOR THIS VICTORY AND MY COMPLETE FREEDOM FROM ANY HOLD OF DARKNESS, IN JESUS NAME, AMEN 

 

Why is sexual purity so important to God? 

 

God designed sexual intimacy for a husband and a wife, for both procreation and pleasure.  Through ages, the devil has managed to deceive people into different sexual perversions such as homosexuality, lesbianism, masturbation, bestiality and orgies. The devil knows that this is one of the easiest ways to trick the human mind out of the ways of God because it involves pleasure.   

 

God views sexual intimacy as a sacred act between a couple. God made man in his own likeness. He compares the relationship between Christ and the Church to the relationship between a man and his wife. When we worship God and trust in Him fully, we are committed to serving Him with all of our belongings. In many instances, God referred to idolatry as adultery. God instructed the prophet Hosea to marry an adulterous woman just to demonstrate how hurt he was by the act of idolatry.  The more intimate we get with God the more fruits we bear and the more our love grows. Sexual intimacy serves the same purpose in marriage. 

 

What happens when we engage in sexual intimacy outside marriage? 

Our bodies are vessels. They are temples of the Holy Spirit. Man is a spirit and the body is just a vessel that carries the spirit. The physical man has desires that defile the spirit in us. When you engage in sexual intercourse with someone else, your spirits are also joined in the act. The more sexual partners you have, the more you are tied to a lot of spirits. Gen: 2:24 A man shall leave his parents and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh. When you defile your body, which is a temple of the holy spirit, He leaves. When the Holy Spirit leaves us, the devil gets a chance to fight us. This becomes a tough moment and we begin to slide back into sin. The Holy Spirit is our divine help and the moment he leaves us we become helpless. Our prayers become empty chantings and we eventually lose the hunger for God and the strength to pray. 

 

What about masturbation? 

Over time the devil has deceived humanity into using other methods and object of pleasure to ‘help’ themselves. He has made sex look like a basic necessity while it is not. He has tactfully used the entertainment industry as well as technology to popularize masturbation. This is not the way God intended it to be. Sex begins in the mind. The devil first tricks your mind into entertaining sexual content such as pornographic films. He then makes you feel as if masturbation is not a sin because there is no other person involved. While other people may not know it, God sees even the sins we do in private. Masturbation is a sign that you have not completely died to the flesh and the spirit of lust still manifests in you. 

 

 

It is disheartening to see that today’s Christians have embraced gay homosexuality and lesbianism in church. The word of God allows us to call out sin with love and show others the right path. In Genesis 19, we see God destroying Sodom and Gomorrah for this sin. This shows that God deeply recents this sin. God designed sex to be between a husband and a wife. 

 

Is there forgiveness for those who have already defiled their bodies? 

Our God is merciful and he forgives those who repent their sins and commit their loves to God. There is no sin too great to exhaust the grace of God. 

CIRINTHIANS 6:9-11. 

 

In Galatians 5: 19-21 

 

The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 

5:20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 

5:21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. 

We see that lust is one of the manifestations of the work of the flesh. As mentioned earlier, the body of a human being is just a vessel that holds our spirit. If the Holy spirit is not in us, the devil takes advantage of our emptiness. For this reason, it is important to involve men of God in case we are unable to free ourselves from sexual sin. Addictions are generally difficult to quit but it is possible. It is a struggle to regain freedom from this sin. The Lord Jesus Christ left us power and authority to cast out every demon. 

 

Is it possible to live a pure life? 

It is certainly possible. Some people have the gift of celibacy and they can live a chaste life. 

Revelations 14:4 

These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as first-fruits to God and the Lamb. 

 

The above scripture shows us that it is indeed possible to completely abstain even from marriage and serve the Lord. It is also assures us that sexual purity is important to God. This is not to mean that marriage is a bad thing. It is in deed a beautiful thing and God created sex for the purpose of procreation. 

 

As Christians, we need to preserve our bodies for the works of the Holy Spirit. One of the ways to do this is by abstaining from sexual activity until we are married. Contrary to popular beliefs, your chastity is not a gift to your partner, it is obedience to God. It also saves you from a lot of sexually transmitted diseases that weaken your immunity and defile the temple of the Holy spirit further. It is the will of God that we may prosper in all our ways. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bible verses on anger.

Bible verses on anger.

 

 

We strongly believe in a matter is established where there are two or more witnesses. This is the same way we are to discern the principles of our lord that we are supposed to be walking by. The Bible never contradicts itself for the the Holy Spirit is not an author of confusion. If you want to gain mastery in any field the Bible reminds us if you strive lawfully, dominion is yours. We are not perfected yet but that’s the journey we are on, the lord put in our hearts to seek his whole counsel on matters where the enemy is oppressing us and also on virtues we would want to instill in our spirits.

 

This first articles on topical verses is the first of many to come in the near future, we tried to garner as many scriptures as we could on the topic of anger. We believe anger is is not of the fruit of the spirit but a door the enemy is able to access in our lives through and divert our walk in the spirit to that of flesh. As you go through this scriptures  may the Holy Spirit minister to you and if you are not set free in this field be expectant to be liberated by the truth you are about to encounter.. We are not the generation that perishes for lack of knowledge for we are not ignorant people.

 

The lord bless you and give you victory over this work of the flesh. If you come to the realization of scriptures touching on anger that we might have missed out it will be a great honor if you can add them in the comment section and we shall be delighted to keep updating the list for the edification of the body of Christ. Also feel free to suggest what we should tackle next in our future articles

 

Pr 29:11

Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.

 

 

Pr 19:11

A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

 

 

 

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.

 

Pr 15:1

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

 

 

Pr 15:18

A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.

 

 

Colossians 3:8

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

 

Pr 16:32

Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.

 

Pr 22:24

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered,

 

 

Mat 5:26

But I tell you that anyone who is angry  with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell

 

 

Psalm 37:8-9

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

 

 

Pr 14:29

Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.

 

 

 

Colossians 3:8

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

 

Ephesians 4:26

In your anger don’t sin, don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. Don’t give the devil a foothold.

 

 

James 1:19-20

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.

 

 

 

Proverbs 12:16

A fool’s anger is known at once,

But a prudent man conceals dishonor.

 

 2 Timothy 2:23-24

But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged,

 

Proverbs 17:27

He who restrains his words has knowledge,

And he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding

 

Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.

 

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great anger will bear the penalty,

For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.

 

Proverbs 21:19

It is better to live in a desert land

Than with a contentious and vexing woman.

 

Titus 2:2

Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

 

Leviticus 19:17-18

‘You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord.

 

Colossians 3:21

Fathers, do not provoke your children into anger,, so that they will not lose heart

 

Proverbs 21:14

“A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a reward concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath.”

Ecclesiastes  7:9

keep your anger under control, it is foolish to harbor a grudge.

proverbs 25:28

If you cannot control your anger, you are as helpless as a city without walls. Open to attack.