Impurities of all Kinds
- DEFINITION: [WEBSTERS COLLEGIATE DICTIONARY]
- That which contains something unclean,
dirty or unwholesome;
- Adulterated; unclean ceremonially; not
- Unchaste, lewd, obscene.
- Impurity: That which is, or which renders
- SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians
- The Lord wants His church to be glorious
without blemish [Ephesians
- The Lord has given us the Bible, with His
inspired Word, to warn us about these impurities "that
the man of God may be perfect". II
= "All scripture is given by inspiration of
God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may
be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."
- LOOK WITH FOR A FEW MINUTES AT WHAT THE BIBLE
HAS TO SAY ABOUT IMPURITIES:
- THEY ARE A DIRECT VIOLATION OF GODS
20:14 = "Thou shalt not commit adultery."
5:19-21 = "Now the works of the flesh are
manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness,
lasciviousness,  Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,
variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such
like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told
you in time past, that they which do such things shall not
inherit the kingdom of God."
3:5-9 = "Mortify therefore your members
which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate
affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is
idolatry:  For which things' sake the wrath of God
cometh on the children of disobedience:  In the
which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them
 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice,
blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. 
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the
old man with his deeds;"
- THEY DISHONOR GOD AND HIS HOLINESS:
- Worldly impurities are completely inconsistent
with Gods will.
Peter 1:4 = "Whereby are given unto us
exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might
be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption
that is in the world through lust."
- We are to live in faithful obedience that
we may be found at the judgment to have brought praise and
glory to the Lord.
Peter 1:7 = "That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though
it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:"
5:23 = "That all men should honour the Son,
even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son
honoureth not the Father which hath sent him."
- THEY OPPOSE, OR BLOCK, THE PURPOSE OF THE
2:14 = "Who gave himself for us, that he
might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself
a peculiar people, zealous of good works."
Corinthians 7:1 = "Having therefore these
promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all
filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness
in the fear of God."
John 1:7 = "But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all
suffered and died in the flesh that we should die to the flesh.
Peter 4:1-2 = "Forasmuch then as Christ hath
suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the
same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased
from sin;  That he no longer should live the rest
of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will
- THEY GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT:
4:30 = "And grieve not the holy Spirit
of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."
- The Holy Spirit will not dwell in a person
that is in sin and unclean. Romans
8:7-14 = "Because the carnal mind is enmity
against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither
indeed can be.  So then they that are in the flesh cannot
please God.  But ye are not in the flesh, but in
the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of
his.  And if Christ be in you, the body is dead
because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus
from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from
the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit
that dwelleth in you. Therefore, brethren, we are
debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 
For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through
the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they
are the sons of God."
- THEY DISHONOUR THE BODY:
- Impurities do dishonor the body, which
is the temple of God. 1
Corinthians 6:18-20 = "Flee fornication.
Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that
committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy
Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not
your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore
glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
- For sins lay waste the body.
10:29 = "The way of the LORD is strength
to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity."
5:11 = "And thou mourn at the last, when
thy flesh and thy body are consumed."
- THEY WAR AGAINST THE SOUL:
- Against its life, its aspirations
(service and salvation), and its happiness (dwelling
in the Lord).
Peter 2:11 = "Dearly beloved, I beseech
you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts,
which war against the soul;"
- They darken the judgment and understanding.
4:11 = "Whoredom and wine and new wine take
away the heart."
12:11 = "He that tilleth his land shall be
satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is
void of understanding."
- THEY PROVOKE GODS ANGER:
5:6 = "Let no man deceive you with vain words:
for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the
children of disobedience."
- His anger manifest in keeping the impure
out of heaven.
Corinthians 6:9-10 = "Know ye not that
the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not
deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 
Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
- Sins of impurity are not found among the
saints who are pure in heart, thought, speech and life.
6:12 = "Let not sin therefore reign in your
mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof."
- KNOWING THAT IMPURITES CAUSE US:
- To be in violation of Gods Divine
- To dishonor God.
- To block Gods purpose of salvation.
- To grieve the Holy Spirit.
- To dishonor our body.
- To war against the soul.
- To provoke Gods anger.
- LET US THEREFORE ABSTAIN FROM ALL IMPURITIES.
Thessalonians 5:22 = "Abstain from all appearance
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