Most people who call themselves Christians, refuse to give up their old lifestyle and Psalm 1:1 says, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.” Then to make it clear we go to 1 Corinthians 15:33-34, “Be not deceived, evil company corrupts good morals. Awake to righteousness and sin not, for some have not the knowledge of God.” 1 Corinthians 5:11 says, “But now I have written unto you, not to keep company, if any man that is called a fornicator or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such a one no not to eat.”
2 Corinthians 5:17-18 tells us that, “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things are become new, and all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ.” But when we look at 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 it tells us not to be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, “for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? And what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Beliel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said I will dwell in them, and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.”
Ephesians 5:15-17 tells us to see that we walk circumspectly not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Therefore, as a Christian we must put off concerning the former manner of life the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lust; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness (Ephesians 4:22-24. And Romans 12:1-2 tells us to present our bodies as a living sacrifice that is Holy and acceptable to God which is our reasonable service and be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of our minds.
Try to live a lifestyle that shows that you are committed to God and that you love Him. If you love Him you would strive to live as He wants His people to live. On our own this kind of living isn’t easy, but with God and His Spirit we can do all things, including living for Him. Invite jesus into your live today by saying a prayer. There’s an example of a prayer in the salvation page above. I encourage you to visit that page and read it.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled; lest there be any fornicator or profane person like Esau, who for one morsel of food sold his birthright. For you know that afterward, when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought it diligently with tears.
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. And I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.