The Purity of Jesus
by Margarita Garcia. from our Ekklesia
Hi my name is Margarita Garcia, Kelly invited me to talk about the purity of God and I prayed and asked God: Lord, what do you want us to know about the purity of your son in these times? Why is it important to know about Jesus' purity in the end times, as his return approaches?
1 Peter 2:22 says, "Who did not sin, neither was guile found in his mouth."
In a text by Octavius Winslow, I read the this.
Jesus was purer than the cleanest glass, more transparent than the brightest sun, that was the character of Jesus, all it took was a clear eye from the blinding and distorting effects of sin to see even into the deepest corners of his heart, to see every pulse and read every thought, to understand the whole purpose of His soul, so open and transparent as a child was, He.
His enemies tried to trick him into traps, but he was too innocent to fall for it, the moral atmosphere of his being was too pure and translucent for impious purposes to find fault with, they could not provoke a single evil thought, not an evil desire and no imagination in his chest that will leave a stain or a cloud on that resplendent and pure spirit that he possesses, what he affirmed about satan can also be established with the truth of the wicked, comes the prince of this world and he has nothing on me.
They found no evil upon which their sinfulness could work, impiety could not exist for a moment in such a holy atmosphere. Meditate on the integrity and honesty of Jesus as in the fulfillment of a prophecy of Isaiah 53:9 “He never did evil nor was there deceit in His mouth."
According to the word of God, only those who develop a character similar to Jesus will remain standing in the most difficult time in history.
But what is CHARACTER?
Character is the internal motivation to do the right thing at all times, according to the highest standards of behavior, that is, the Word.
Character is made up of the stable and definitive qualities that are firmly founded in a person's life and that determines his behavior in all circumstances.
Character is what we do when we think no one is watching. Character dictates good behavior.
Character is the wise response to the pressure of a difficult situation.
Jesus highlighted four battles that will attack the character of many people in the end times: Lust, offense, fear, and deceit.
It is crucial to remain as pure as Him if we want to stand and overcome them.
Battle 1: The Battle of LUST
The battle of lust is the disordered and unlimited appetite for carnal pleasures. Excess or abundance of things that stimulate or excite the senses.
"Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap," Luke 21:34
Here we have to reinforce our CHARACTER about being moderate and temperate, and having self-control. Know how to say, “Enough of this, no more.” Do not confuse blessing with ambition. We need to be people who do not remain in search of the blessing, but who go in search of the One who blesses.
Not be superficial, but deep. Do not get drunk with the wine of this world. Sin is what we do when our heart is not satisfied with God.
John Piper says, "Happiness is not the result of circumstances, but of character and communion with God."
Battle 2: The Battle of OFFENSE
Many will be offended with God and among the brothers, there will be a lot of division, due to the lack of understanding in Biblical and prophetic times. Instead of uniting in the most important, the political causes and philosophies of the present will divide the Church. The lack of clarity in the final picture will cause the Church to start discussing the outlines.
"At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other," Matthew 24:10
We need to work on a humble and Gentle CHARACTER: The character that doesn't get offended in the Church in the end times will be one of its greatest weapons in the midst of difficult times. For this, Jesus left us the only attribute that He himself highlighted that we learn from Him: gentleness and humility.
Our humility (poverty in Spirit) brings us closer to Jesus to learn from Him, and meekness (docility of character that is manifested in how we treat others) connects us with people.
We need to learn both from his humility and his meekness in order to translate it into our personal relationships and not let ourselves be defeated by the offense.
"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves," Philippians 2:3
Lack of humility makes you arrogant, self-sufficient, and a seeker of excuses that tries to evade your processes and responsibilities.
Battle 3: The Battle of FEAR
Many will allow themselves to be dominated by fear because of all the things that God will allow to happen on earth, not understanding that God exposes sin before judging it.
"Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken," Luke 21:26
We need a CHARACTER PERFECTED IN LOVE: The apostle John assured that "perfect love casts out fear" (1 John 4:18). Jesus, in his letters to the churches in Revelation, linked the message to Ephesus to "return to first love" with what was written to Smyrna, whose purpose was "not to fall into fear" (Rev. 2: 1- 11)
Battle 4: The Battle of DECEPTION
“For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect," Matthew 24:24.
"And many false prophets will arise and will deceive many," Matthew 24:11
It is important to have a CHARACTER OF PURITY AND INTEGRITY:
Purity of heart is directly related to our firmness in the truth. On the contrary, those who do not keep themselves in integrity are prone to deceit and lies.
"This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;
14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled, and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled," Titus 1:13-15
David connected the purity of his heart with the ability to learn the truth in his intimacy with God.
"Behold, you love the truth in the Intimate and in secret you have made me understand wisdom. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow," Psalm 51:6-7
Some people think that the only way to maintain the purity of Jesus is with external spiritual acts such as praying, reading the Bible, attending meetings, worshiping, etc. All this is important but many people do all this and yet they do not live in acceptable spiritual cleanliness before God.
Seeking intimacy with Jesus, being alone with him and spending time in contemplation will lead us to be like him, to love what He loves, to seek what He seeks, and to maintain the purity that allows us to stand until He comes back.
Looks like a lot of work to be like Him, but don't worry, His Spirit is already in you, a third part in you is as pure as He is, which makes you powerful and gives you the ability to transform yourself as his image, just listen to his voice if you really are hungry of Him, tell him you are ready.
My prayer for you,
17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, 19 and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength…"