Matthew 5:8 says Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God
What is purity? In the dictionary purity is defined as “freedom from adulteration or contamination.” another meaning for it is “freedom from immorality, especially of a sexual nature.“. But this boils down to freedom from something bad or evil.
The bible says in
2 Corinthians 5:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Now with that being said how is it that we keep going back to what God has freed us from through Jesus Christ our Lord? Especially in the things we used to listen to and watch. What you speak is what was in your heart and the things we listen and watch create what we speak. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. And these things clutter our spiritual antenna to hear from God.
See part of you being pure in the heart is checking the music you listening to and the stuff you are watching on TV.
The thing is, will you come before God and worship after watching Harry Potter in prayer? Or would you come before the Lord in prayer after listening to a song with swearing lyrics in it? How about I was just listening to the melody and not the lyrics? Would you still come and worship in freedom? This is what happens today in churches. People come after they had a night of clubbing and come worship and pray and wonder why they prayers aren’t answered. Your mind is cluttered. Your spirit man ss cluttered with junk you’ve been playing you in the music or whatever you were watching if it’s not of God.
See the bible says in 1 Samuel 16:14-16, on the account of Saul, that when he had tormenting spirit, he would call for David to come play his instrument and the bible says the evil spirit would leave. David didn’t even utter any words, he just played.
See the heart of the creator’s melody or music will go with whatever he/she intent is. So the notion of “I only listen to the melody and not the lyrics” doesn’t stick. As a matter of fact you are lying to yourself. And lately we find that Satan has also been creating worshipping songs that we sing today in the church. You just need to read the lyrics, it always has that 3% that is wrong but the 97% of it is right. Just like rat poison, 97% is good food but it’s that 3% that kills.
The bible says “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
This scripture also applies in the church.
You can’t be vigilant if you constantly listening to worldly music and watching their stuff. The bible says in 1 Peter 2:9, we are a holy nation, a royal priesthood, a chosen generation set apart. Can we take this serious? Jesus is coming soon.
Here’s a question you need ask yourself, would you be listening and dancing to that music if Jesus was sitting next to you? Would you be watching those programs you watch if Jesus was sitting next to you? If your answer is no! Then stop because no man will see God if they are not pure. YOu have the Holy Spirit of God and if you have Him, you also have God the Son and the Father within you. We can’t keep grieving the Holy Spirit with the way we live and this we’ll be okay.
We need to repent from where we have fallen and get back to our first love. As we are entering in 2019 let’s make a decision that we are going to follow Jesus no matter. That we will read our bibles on a daily basis to know God.