Text : Jeremiah 9:24
” Let him that glory, glory in that he knoweth and understandeth me… “


If you’re born again, you have been blessed (empowered and upgraded to operate in the class of God, no longer in the weakness and imperfection of your human nature )…
You have been blessed with:
¤ the gift of eternal life –
¤ the gift of righteousness – Romans 5:17.
¤ the gift of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2:34.
So, whatever God requires of you (including chastity, purity and abstinence) should be on the basis of these three divine endowments. Any other thing you base your relationship with God on, disqualifies your efforts before God and makes you a cheap prey for the devil. I tell you!

God is happy, accepts your worship and service, stands strong to defend and protect you, when your boast and confidence is in your understanding of him and his provisions for you in Christ. That’s the way things work in the kingdom into which you were born when you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior. Read Jeremiah 9:20-24; John 4:23-24.

Young lady, please stop glorying in your virginity!
> Stop thinking that that is why you’re God’s favourite!
> Stop thinking that’s why God must give you a good husband!
> Stop thinking that’s why you surely can’t have any problem getting pregnant when you marry! You’re like, “God, why is this happening to me? After all, I kept myself for you! I did not defile myself! I married as a virgin! God why? Why? ”

And God is like, “Okay then, since your virginity became your idol, and stole your heart from me… Since your faith was in your #virginity and not in my power… Well then, let your virginity save you.”

You see, you will be there and someone who lived a #reckless life and even committed several #abortions before marriage, will be getting #pregnant and having children! Read Jeremiah 17:5-8 to understand what God is saying.

When God destroyed Jericho, a #prostitute who recognised his power and trusted in him was spared, and her family too, because of her. Read Joshua chapter 2. That harlot became the great grandmother of Jesus the Messiah!

In Christ God has justified, accepted and qualified all men for all his blessings. Any other thing you are celebrating or boasting about makes you a proud person before God, and of course, puts you in a place of disadvantage.

Please, understand what I’m saying… I’m not downplaying virginity… God forbid! All I’m saying is, if you’re keeping your virginity for after wedding, let it be on the basis of your faith in God’s provision of abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness (ie, the roghtness of God in your heart) in Christ. That way, in fact, you won’t need to make any special effort to keep your virginity; because God will take personal responsibility to ensure that no temptation from any man or devil can make you fall; because he is able to keep you from falling – Jude v 24. In fact, any vagabond of a man that tries it can even die for your sake if he insists on defiling you. I tell you! No one can mess with what belongs to God… Paul said so in  1Timothy 2:12. That’s how committed God can be to anyone who trusts in his power. Yes! Faith pleases God – Hebrews 11:6.

Parents, please don’t confuse or put your children in bondage, or a place of disadvantage by hammering or focussing their attention on their own strength or efforts, or on anything else but Christ and his finished work; which is the greatest empowerment you can give them to make it in this so “crooked and perverse generation”. Don’t!
This requires that….

(to be continued… )

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