I demand purity from those who would walk closely with Me. I am a holy God. Many of My people mistakenly think sin does not matter to Me. It matters very much.
It matters to you too, My people, for you shall not flow in My mighty power as you could if you do not leave your sin behind. I do not give My power lightly, for it is not a small thing at all.
Why are you so reluctant to lay aside your sins, pick up your crosses and follow Me, My children? Is My way too hard for you?
Yet you beg Me for rewards and blessings.
Come and follow Me!
Matthew 16:24: Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Luke 9:23: And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
Luke 14:27: And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
1 Peter 1:15-17: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear:
1 Timothy 6:6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
NOTE: Two things should be noted when reading this word. 1. God never commands us to do anything He does not also give us the power to do; and 2. Though we cannot earn God's blessings, there are many blessings He cannot bestow on us while there is known sin in our lives, because the enemy could use those to harm us.