I listened to this sermon last week, and I have to listen to it for the second time to write things down. There were so many shocking truths, we should have them in our hearts at all times.
“..remember last time I told you that people who habitually live in sexual immorality will not enter heaven. They’ll go to hell forever. First Corinthians 6 says they don’t enter the Kingdom. Galatians 5 says they don’t enter the Kingdom. Revelation 21:8 and 22:15 says they’re outside heaven. People who have this kind of habitual behavior go to hell. They’re consigned to an eternal hell of damnation.”
#1: Don’t let your body control you: “That each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor.” That each one of you means all of us as Christians. Every one of you individually.
First Corinthians 9:27, Paul says this, “I buffet my body,” the verb means to give a black eye, a knock‑out punch, a wallop. I hit my body hard and seriously and I make it my slave. What do you mean? The slave to my mind. “Lest possibly after I have preached to others I myself should be adokimos, disqualified.” In other words, I will be rendered disqualified for ministry if I don’t control my body.
The key then to controlling your body is walking in the Spirit. The key to walking in the Spirit is being filled by the Spirit. The key to being filled by the Spirit, Colossians 3:16, is letting the Word of Christ dwell in you richly. As the Word saturates your life the Spirit then controls you and you walk in that control. The key to letting the Word of Christ dwell in you richly is hiding the Word in your heart that you might not…what?…sin. Not a superficial reading of your daily devotion, but a serious apprehension of, comprehension of, application of, the Word of God in my life allows the Word to dwell in me richly which yields control to the Spirit of God so that He fills me and I walk in Him. That’s the only way you will not fulfill the lust of your body.