Many Christian believers are living in sin and unholiness. They are religious, they go to church, they know the Bible, and they think they are saved, but they have no communion with Jesus Christ, because they are living in sin. We have to keep ourselves pure and holy in order to be in communion with Jesus. Jesus has no communion with sinning believers. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit for Him to dwell in and if we defile our bodies, if we allow ourselves to be soiled and dirty, filled with sin immorality, then the Holy Spirit will leave us, we will not have any relationship with Jesus.
We have to live pure and holy and then Jesus will come and dwell in us, but if we do not obey Jesus, and we do not live according to His Commandments, in holiness and righteousness, in obedience to him then He will not dwell in us we will not have any communion with Him we will not have the hope of salvation.
We read the words of Jesus in John chapter 14 verse 21, He said:“He who has my Commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me, and he who loves me will be loved by My Father, and I will love Him, and I will disclose myself to Him.” Jesus is saying that if we obey His commandments then He will love, us and He will come and dwell with us and He will disclose Himself to us. He will speak to us. His Spirit will dwell in us. In verse 23 we read Jesus said:“If anyone loves Me he will keep my word, and My Father will love him and We will come to him and make our abode with him.”
Jesus will come and live with you and me, if we love him and we obey Him, and we keep His words, but we must keep ourselves pure and holy, because our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit for Him to dwell in and He does not dwell with impurity and with sin. If we allow ourselves to be soiled the Holy Spirit will leave us.
The Apostle Paul wrote in 1st Corinthians 6 verse 9:” Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. Do not be deceived, neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. Such were some of you, but you were washed, you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and in the Spirit of our God.” We were all sinners, but if we have a come to Jesus we are not sinners anymore, then we have turned away from sin and we keep ourselves holy for Jesus Christ, for His Holy Spirit to dwell in.
In verse 15 Paul says:”Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be! Or do you not know that the one who joins himself to a prostitute is one body with her, for He says the two shall become one flesh, but the one who joins himself to the Lord is one Spirit with Him. Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside of the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, Whom you have from God and you are not your own, for you have been bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.”
Many Christian believers live in adultery and fornication. Many are homosexual. They live in morality. Their minds are defiled through the media, video games, TV, movies, pornography and bad company, worldly friends. They have become conditioned to evil, watching soap opera, and participating and worldly entertainment. They are of the world. They are not pure, they are not holy and they cannot be in communion with Jesus, they have no hope of salvation. Merely believing in Jesus cannot save us. We must repent, stop sinning, be holy, turn to Jesus, be baptized in water for the washing off of sin, and then keep yourself clean, be a temple of the Holy Spirit, in which He can dwell. If you allow yourself to be defiled again, then the Holy Spirit will leave you.
If you once knew Jesus, if you once followed Jesus and you backslid, you went away from Jesus, then repent and cleanse yourself, get rid of your sin get, rid of your bad friends. Purify yourself of your cleanliness, your immorality. Make yourself a pure vessel, clean and acceptable unto Jesus, or else you will never be in communion with Him.
Jesus gives His Holy Spirit in those who seek Him, who obey Him and who live holy. Most professing Christians have no relationship with Jesus. They have no communion with Jesus. Jesus said:”My sheep hear My voice, they listen to Me and they follow Me.” Very few Christians know the voice of Jesus. Very few follow Him. It is because they’re living in sin. It is because they are not holy and receptive vessels, they are not pure. They do not reserve themselves unto Jesus Christ and therefor they are not fit for the kingdom of heaven.
We have to purify ourselves of all uncleanliness, all immorality, all sin, all worldliness, and put our focus on Jesus; be a suitable vessel for the Holy Spirit to dwell in, and then He will speak to us. He will guide us. He will teach us. We will be in communion with Him, but if we allow sin to come in, if we give the devil a foothold [a ‘place,’ the Greek word really says – editor], then the Holy Spirit of Christ will leave us. He will go silent on us, because we choose evil, and through our choice of wrong and of evil we reject Jesus Christ and we stray from Him, we stop following Him and go on the wrong path.
Many have never followed Jesus. They have never been in that close relationship with Him. They believe they are saved but they are on the broad road to destruction. There’s only one way to have eternal life and that is to follow and obey Jesus Christ, reserve yourself unto Him, seek Him always in prayer and He will reveal Himself to you. Stay with Jesus until the very end and you will be saved, but if you are not holy you will not see Him. Without holiness no man shall see God. Without holiness no man will enter the kingdom of God. Without holiness nobody will have any relationship with Jesus Christ.
Keep yourself clean and walk with Jesus.
May Jesus bless you.
Keep Yourself Clean Pure and Holy