I was ministering to prostitutes in a street in my city the other day and later had this thought: ‘How come those prostitutes look and dress the way modern church women look and dress?’ I’ll tell you why, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude 1:4). You know who they deny? An extremely holy God! They have a god of their own imaginations who suits their carnal proclivities.
A message of a certain type of grace, a false grace, at first crept in, but has now kicked down the Church doors and removed all boundries and is reigning proud, allowing all the filthy sewage of the world to flow in, with the spirit of the Antichrist, and has spread like a plague. A grace that permits all things. A grace that is going to lead millions upon millions (most probably over 90%) of Christians to hell. A grace that has removed from the memory of Christians the truth that the body of any Christian woman or man is the temple of the Holy Spirit, sacred and not to be adorned with the attire of the harlot, namely makeup, “female pants,” tight and revealing clothing, fake hair, jewelry, dye, nail polish, fake nails, cleavages, etc. as seen on filthy television. A false grace that calls inner and outer holiness legalism. That teaches that God looks “only” at the heart. Notice that word “only” is an addition to the sacred text. Interpreters have concocted an imaginary historical background in interpreting the passages that forbid things like jewelry and makeup such as 1Timothy 2:9 and 1Peter 3:1-3, giving these passages some sort of Western meaning. Weak preachers who are afraid of telling modern masculine christian feminists the truth. Ravenhill said, “I can understand why the world is against holiness, but I can’t understand why the Church is against it.” This false grace began with “certain men” in the early Church but was catalyzed by the damnable theology of John Calvin. I do not have the desire to go into all that “irresistible grace” and “OSAS” stuff right now. This dirty grace says “Simul Justus et Peccator,” meaning a Christian is simultaneously righteous (a saint) and a sinner.
This is a counterfeit grace of Satan, it does not free the believer from the power of sin, whereas the “Apostle of grace” himself said, “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law but under grace” (Romans 6:14). This grace keeps telling you that you have fallen short of the glory of God and are a sinner who can never escape sinning daily, whereas true grace tells the born again believer that by the Spirit they are being transformed into the image of Christ from glory to glory. Is the image of Christ therefore sinful? God forbid. What a powerless fake grace, the modern apostate church loves it because it supposedly saves one from hell but not from sin. So one can enjoy their sins and still go to heaven…certainly not!!! Run from this modern fake grace and determine to become a man or woman of true holiness (Ephesians 4:24).
Men of holiness seek for moral perfection, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (Matthew 5:48). Let no one deceive you with vain words, know that this verse means exactly what it says. Christ was teaching on morality and the chapter closes by saying be perfect, so to remain true to the tenor of the text you have to conclude that He means you must be morally perfect. That is why He uses the Father as a point of reference for that moral perfection. “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God” (2Corinthians 7:1).
People of true holiness seek to abstain from all appearance of evil, not just actual evil but even what looks like evil (1Thessalonians 5:22). They seek to be sanctified wholly, spirit, soul and body preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1Thessalonians 5:23), and they know the Lord is able to sanctify them entirely and He will do it (1Thessalonians 5:24). They seek to be found by Christ without spot and blameless (2Peter 3:14). Almost all the verses that deal with perfect holiness point to the second coming of the Lord, exhorting believers to be found in that condition. These passages are not saying that Christ will make believers perfectly holy after He comes (or through the rapture) but He is making them that way now. He wants to find them holy, so don’t be deceived by the sophists who channel Scripture to suit their moral struggles, so-called theological experts who know not the true holiness of God.
Men and women of true holiness believe it is possible to be entirely free from sin. I mean those who do not believe that the blood of Jesus Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit are powerful enough to entirely eradicate sin must not disparage those of us who do. All things are possible to him who believes, so said our holy master Jesus Christ. His Apostle, John the beloved, said that we ought to walk even as Jesus walked (1John 2:6).
Christians of true holiness do not get desensitized to sin. It grieves them deeply to sin against the wonderful Jesus, or to see sin in others. That’s why they hate filthy secular tv which spews nothing but filthy sewage from the bosom of Satan. “Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). Holy people mourn over sin. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God, so said Jesus of Nazareth.
The modern apostate church is going to burst hell wide open, with its celebrity preachers. If you want to make it to heaven, get a revelation of the holiness of God, “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1Peter 1:16). Do not confuse positional holiness with practical, experiencial daily holiness, the latter is as essential as the former, and both are essential to entry into heaven. Consider the threatenings of Christ to the churches at the beginning of the book of Revelation, very serious threats, with fire in His eyes saying, “I know thy works,” and giving promises ONLY to those who overcome. Again, do not be deceived by ignorant theological sophists, but look at this verse, “Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:14). That is the literal translation, beware of translations that have other wording. What about those who do not do His commandments? They are going to hell, even while they say (whiney voice) “But I’m a Christian.” What makes modern-day Christians presumptuously suppose that they can ignore or disobey some passages of God’s Word and yet enter His heaven? I’ll tell you what, in addition to the doctrine of fake grace, most people think God is like themselves, unstable shape-shifters who are ever adapting to the malleable demon pushed cultures and ideologies of a sin-loving-God-hating world. This clearly shows that people do not know God at all, how that He is rock solid firm in His holiness and Word.
Many who dangerously misunderstand Paul will say, “You’re preaching works here, aren’t we saved by grace?” – as one asked me the other day. Let me submit to the Body of Christ once and for all, WE ARE SAVED BY GRACE BUT OUR SALVATION IS SUSTAINED BY SANCTIFICATION, which is a work of the blood and the Spirit, for we can do nothing without Jesus. But sanctification depends also on you oh Christian, you are to work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. We have been saved by grace unto “good works” in Ephesians 2:10. Matthew to Revelation is rife with exhortation to be rich in good works. “Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27). This is “holiness” and “righteousness.” Holiness is separation from sin, the world and the deceptions of Satan, whereas righteousness is the practice of good deeds. These two somehow affect our salvation, for without holiness no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14) and those who obey His commandments shall have the right to the tree of life and to enter the holy city (Revelation 22:14). So we are to be in holiness and righteouness as we await the coming of the Lord. You have to actively pursue holiness (Hebrews 12:14). Adam was perfect but he himself decided to sin. His perfection did not automatically sustain itself. So you have to pray always and seek the Lord day and night for complete victory over all sin.
Now what about the one who has imperfections? It depends on the posture of the heart when the Lord comes or when you die. The blood and mercy of Jesus cover those who are pursuing holiness with all their hearts with utmost sincerity, but careless and casual Christians will be treated like the five foolish virgins. The Lord desires truth in the inward parts (Psalms 51:6), and He shows mercy to those who FEAR Him(Psalms 103:11;17), not those who take sin casually. Do not presume upon the Lord, strive diligently for perfection.
If you ask me, “Are you saying someone can go to hell because of jewelry or makeup?” I will say, “And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life” (Revelation 21:27). As for shock that someone in lampooning women wearing pants in the 21st century, the answer is, should men also disobey Deuteronomy 5:22 and crossdress? Should men wear dresses and skirts? Should they wear panties and stockings? If you are a man and object to my objection to pants on women, why don’t you go ahead and get a dress and let’s see which heaven you will go to dressed like that.
Ladies and Gentlemen, if you do not believe in inner and outer holiness, and in perfect holiness, you are unfortunately and dangerously walking on some false narrow way which leads to death, for there is a way that seemeth right unto a man but the end thereof are the ways of death. Satan in the last days has a fake for every genuine work of the Holy Spirit and for every true thing. Behold, he has faked even the narrow way.
“Beware” “Beware” “Beware”
Make your calling and election sure!