Licentiousness makes you think you are free, when you are in bondage. It is a device of the Devil, whereby he deceives folks into thinking they are really free, when in fact – they are locked up by their own indulgence and vice, and doomed to eternal punishment in the absence of repentance. Satan is deceiving people into believing that nothing they do is bad. Its an attitude; a rebellious, sinful attitude, a form of lasciviousness.
Satan is deceiving men into believing that nothing they do is wrong because God loves all men and wouldn’t cast punishment or judgment upon them. Jesus teaches us in Mark 7:21-23, “ For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”
Today rebellion is more common amongst those that claim they know God. They have the attitude, “I believe in God so he will not punish me. It doesn’t matter that I drink alcohol or sleep around because I know God will forgive me anyway.” If you are one that thinks that he can live in this fashion and all will be forgiven, God says in 1 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.” Don’t let Satan deceive you in believing a lie. God expects his people to live holy and to be separate from the world. Galatians 5:22,23 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.”
Leviticus 11:45- For I am the Lord that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
Matthew 24:44-51-Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
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