“I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl?

For what portion should I have from God above [if I were lewd], and what heritage from the Almighty on high?

Does not calamity [justly] befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity? Does not [God] see my ways and count all my steps?” Job 31:1-4 AMPC


It has been 77 days of God’s mercies looking for repentance from us, and stimulating a consecrated Christian life, by waving away the consequences of our sins, iniquity and trespass, and teaching us truth, upon truth on this platform.

Globally, our world has not consumed itself because of this miracle power of God’s mercies upon human lives.

Apart from looking for repentance or righteousness by waving away the consequences of our sins, some of the major things the LORD does through the preaching of the gospel, are geared towards bringing us to a holy and faultless living, establishing us in righteousness and helping us to grow, in our relationship with him.

Our 31-Day Journey with the Cry of His Spirit on matters of Righteousness, Purity and Holiness is to network with His truth and mercy to see God’s redemptive vision for our lives, as explained above, come to pass.

Recently we have been looking at the sanctification of the soul. The necessity of this is seen in so many scriptures in the Bible, especially when you read them in contemporary rendering. One of those scriptures said;

“But sin, finding opportunity in the commandment [to express itself], got a hold on me and aroused and stimulated all kinds of forbidden desires (lust, covetousness) ….” Romans 7:8 AMPC

Clearly God does not want us in a state where sin will be getting hold of us, arousing and stimulating all kinds of forbidden (or hell bound) desires in us. The kingdom advance way He achieve that is by bringing us to righteousness, purity, and holiness, through the process of sanctification; spirit, soul, and body.

Four major tools of sanctification remain, the Holy Spirit, The Bible, the Church and our will.

But How does this work?

Simple! The Holy Spirit, uses the Holy word (Bible Truths), by the hands of able ministers of the New Testament, in a Holy Church, to purify our souls and strengthen our will to live a life that is not aroused and stimulated to fulfill any kind of forbidden desires.


We have the imagination, the memory, the intelligence, the emotions and the will. As taught so far, there will be no sanctification of the soul (to deliver us from a life of sin) without the sanctification of these faculties or units of the soul.

We have seen that a Christian life that lack the sanctification of the soul will just be a hypocritical life; a form of godliness without power; a profession of our lips not our deeds.

God does not want us in that kind of Christianity because it will lead us to nowhere.

True Christianity has a seal called “departure from iniquity” or separation from a life of sin and disregard for GOD’s commands. Especially God’s commands to turn from sinful ways to righteous ways. The Bible says,

“Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven.

Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name?

And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands].” Matthew 7:21-23 AMPC

The disregard for GOD’s righteous ways is a major undoing of our generation of believers. We call ourselves children of GOD, but disregard His ways in our everyday living because we have recited a sinner’s prayer. As you can see in this scripture, making Heaven is far beyond the recitation of the sinner’s prayer. It is conditioned on renouncing the sinner’s way of life and living a sanctified life.

If a life is sanctified, it will not ignore GOD’s commands to live right.

In the Old Testament it was not possible to truly sanctify people by the Holy Spirit, that was why GOD put up with some things like polygamy and etc. He gave commands but there was no internal empowerment of the Holy Spirit to obey those commands. But today we have the Holy Spirit and are expected to even produce better holy lives than the men of old.


One of the major commands many are not obeying today is in the area of sexual purity. An apostolic punchline that we shared yesterday from our devotional text set me thinking of who will make Heaven in our sexually perverse church generation.

It urged us to live right, making it clear that no sinner, especially one who live in sexual sin, has any inheritance in Heaven. If this word did not hit you for yourself, it should hit you for others if you are indeed part of Christ. The word said;

“For be sure of this: that no person practicing sexual vice or impurity in thought or in life, ….has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” Ephesians 5:5 AMPC

This should worry all of us who call upon the name of the LORD but engaged in sexual vices, like adultery, fornication, masturbation and all that. It should worry even those of us who may not be engaged in such acts for the sake of those who are engaged in them.

It should worry the preacher who think that sexual sin is a pleasure and that because you are going to get married, you can be engaged in it; that the blood of Jesus has taken away the judgment. It should worry everyone who care about the souls of men because it clearly tells us who will not make Heaven even if he is a pope. It tells us who will go to hell.

The scripture is very clear on the eternal destiny of all who are involved in sexual vices of any kind. It says, we may be involved in any kingdom assignment, but if we are living in sexual vices, we do not have any inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of GOD! We could be apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, teachers of the word, church workers, intercessors and etc. it does not matter.


That scripture, in its amplified classic edition version, should not depart from us. Because it tells us the truth that most of us preachers will never tell anyone.

Yes, it tells us the naked truth that this large army of men and women, in and outside the church, who engage in sexual vices of any kind, following the arousal and stimulation of carnal desires, are hell bound. It fills our hearts with compassion for any of us engaged in such things showing us where we will end at the end of our lives, if there is no repentance.

It helps to understand how desperate many of us need the sanctification of the soul to stop the march towards eternal damnation. It tells us how much we need the five units of the soul sanctified.

I have come to realize that the battle for our soul rages around the five units, and that the will plays the most important role. The will is the last defense against sin when other units of the soul have been overwhelmed.

For instance, you may be overwhelmed in your imagination, memory, intelligence of emotions to sleep with someone, but if your will is intact, you will come out of it without committing the sinful act either in life or in thoughts. It is the will that plays the strongest role in helping us overcome temptation. God designed it to be the final defense of a Child of God that is why it must be fortified.

Even in the days of the Old Testament, the will helped righteous men and women to earn a Testimony. Job for example, used the will to earn a testimony of being the most righteous man of his days. He used it to guard against sexual sins. He was rich and we know how easy it becomes to engage in sex with anyone once you become wealthy. But not this man. He said in our devotional text;

“I dictated a covenant (an agreement) to my eyes; how then could I look [lustfully] upon a girl?

For what portion should I have from God above [if I were lewd], and what heritage from the Almighty on high?

Does not calamity [justly] befall the unrighteous, and disaster the workers of iniquity? Does not [God] see my ways and count all my steps?” Job 31:1-4 MAPC


Job used his will to decide against looking lustfully at the beautiful ladies who served him or those who crossed his path. He knew he would not have received the prosperity of the Righteous that he received from the LORD if he were lewd or lustful, randy, libidinous or sexually perverse.

That means his testimony did not come cheap. The role of the will in helping us live right must be understood. If it is, we will be spending our days reinforcing it not depleting it, because it is a strong will that becomes a strong defense against sin and defilement in our quest for consecration.

The revelation of the consequence of sexual sins was what kept the will of Job solid against the act. He knew that the act brings calamity and disaster and that God was watching his ways and counting his steps, and will reward him according to his works.

That tells us that if we truly know what sin will do to us, in time and eternity, it will become near impossible for our will to be conquered in our battle against defilement. We will be able to build a righteous resistance in the day of temptation against sin and not fall into it.

The Bible says many of us fall into sin because we do not resist it when our carnal desires are aroused or stimulated. And we are not resisting it because there is no enough power in our wills to help us resist it. If there is sufficient power in our will, it is called will power, and we will be able to say “no,” and say “no to sin, iniquity and trespass.

Sadly, the very instrument GOD uses to re enforce our will is what the sick church and some in the lost world do not like us talking about.

The sick church and some in the lost world do not like us talking about the consequences of sin, God’s judgment on sinful deeds, approaching global judgment on the wickedness of men, then prophetic finger that speaks against adultery, polygamy, lies, deceit and etc. or teachings that spread the conviction of the Spirit to turn hearts to the LORD; the very things that re enforces our will to resist sin.

It is clear that the will against sin cannot be built and strengthend by watered down gospel. The will cannot be built or strengthened by enemy killing and money-making teachings. The will cannot be strengthend by the wealth and health gospel. It can only be strengthened by the message of the cross.

In fact, many have said I make them feel guilty with my teachings. But they forget that it’s not me, neither is what they feel a carnal guilt. It is the Holy Spirit putting words in my spirit to say, and Him using those words to convict them of sin, judgment and righteousness. The reason remains to re enforce their will to become strong enough to resist sin.

Satan knows that if we talk about it, or get the hearts of men established on them, there will be a reduction in the number of those going to hell because the will of those who cannot resist sin will be strengthened. He knows that we will all be like Job, and even more because of Jesus Christ; earning a testimony before the LORD.

As we bring today’s sharing to a close, it is important to note that a sanctified will is a strengthend will. It is a will that is receiving strength from the Holy Spirit’s activities in the human spirit, pouring light and insight into the soul, leading to the re enforcement to resist sin, iniquity and trespass.

God is calling us to a consecrated living so that iniquity will not be our ruin.


“But if the wicked man turns from all his sins that he has committed and keeps all My statutes and does that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

None of his transgressions which he has committed shall be remembered against him; for his righteousness which he has executed [for his moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation], he shall live.

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? says the Lord, and not rather that he should turn from his evil way and return [to his God] and live?

But if the righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity and does according to all the abominations that the wicked man does, shall he live? None of his righteous deeds which he has done shall be remembered. In his trespass that he has trespassed and in his sin that he has sinned, in them shall he die.

Yet you say, the way of the Lord is not fair and just. Hear now, O house of Israel: Is not My way fair and just? Are not your ways unfair and unjust?

When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness and commits iniquity and dies in his sins, for his iniquity that he has done he shall die.

Again, when the wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and does that which is lawful and right, he shall save his life.

Because he considers and turns away from all his transgressions which he has committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Yet says the house of Israel, the way of the Lord is not fair and just! O house of Israel, are not My ways fair and just? Are not your ways unfair and unjust?

Therefore, I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, says the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin and so shall they not be a stumbling block to you.” Ezekiel 18:21-30 AMPC