THE SERVANT GENERAL
PURITY AND HEAVEN
All Christians are called to live pure. This goes beyond chastity,
which is preserving oneself from immoral sexual conduct. Purity
involves all aspects of the life of a Christian. What are
the aspects of living pure?
those who live pure are those who “are virgins”
(Rev 14:4b). This is a metaphor for those who do not indulge
in idolatry, which in the Old Testament is considered adultery
and fornication. They are those who do not worship the idols
of modernism, materialism, consumerism, secular hedonism,
cultural Marxism, contraceptive imperialism, and all the other
isms that are contrary to the worship of the one
true God. They love God alone.
“on their lips no deceit has been found” (Rev
14:5a). They do not lie. They do not malign or slander. They
do not gossip. Satan is the father of lies, and it is his
children who do these things. God’s children on the
other hand practice purity in speech.
he who lives pure is one “who has not given his soul
to useless things, what is vain.” (Ps 24:4b). His priorities
are not worldly. His agenda is not secularist. We does not
waste his earthly resources on things that are of no real
eternal value. He is not vain.
they “are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever he goes.”
(Rev 14:4c). They are authentic disciples. They are obedient
to God. Their lives have been turned over to Jesus. They live
in the ways of the Holy Spirit. They are focused in their
love for God and in serving Him. “Such is the generation
that seeks him, that seeks the face of the God of Jacob.”
is key to making it to heaven, to be with the Lord forever.
“Who may go up the mountain of the Lord? Who can stand
in his holy place? The clean of hand and pure of heart”
(Ps 24:3-4a). They are those who “are unblemished.”
(Rev 14:5b). Making it to heaven is the ultimate blessing
and the manifestation of what God owes to His beloved children.
“He will receive blessings from the Lord, and justice
from his saving God.” (Ps 24:5).