Chaste Conversation

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This week’s bible study is more or less a continuing thought that the Lord has given me as a trial and lesson, within myself and outside externally. As I studied out what chaste conversation is, the Lord provided much more than I originally thought this phrase meant. I hope you all will be able to receive this message as it was given to me because it really is amazing when the Lord makes something a revelation to us, isn’t it? It is one thing to think we understand, but it is a whole different situation to be given the eyes to see and the ears to hear another part of the revelation of Jesus Christ.


What is chaste conversation scripturally?


I wanted to retrace my study steps while speaking with you all, so I will start in this talk where I started when studying this topic out.


When I look up chaste in Miriam- Webster’s Dictionary, I see this:



1: innocent of unlawful sexual intercourse

2:  celibate

3: pure in thought and act:  modest

4 a: severely simple in design or execution:  austere<chaste classicism> b:  clean, spotless




1obsolete:  conduct, behavior

2 a(1): oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas(2): an instance of such exchange:  talk<a quiet conversation> b: an informal discussion of an issue by representatives of governments, institutions, or groups c: an exchange similar to conversation


Sometimes, the dictionary makes very little sense. For the word conversation we have number 2 saying, “oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas…. an exchange similar to conversation”.


How does that make sense? The word conversation has one definition of: an exchange similar to conversation. Anyways.


When looking up the biblical definition we get a whole different picture of what the Holy Spirit reveals in this phrase and the two words used separately.



Chaste used in scripture:





Total KJV Occurrences:8

pure, 4

Phi_4:8, 1Ti_5:22, Jas_3:17, 1Jn_3:3

chaste, 3

2Co_11:2, Tit_2:5, 1Pe_3:2

clear, 1




Conversation used in the OT scripture: 

(Psa 37:14)  The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation.
(Psa 50:23)  Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I show the salvation of God. 



Total KJV Occurrences:706

way, 462

Gen_16:7, Gen_18:19, Gen_24:27, Gen_24:40, Gen_24:42, Gen_24:48, Gen_24:56, Gen_28:20, Gen_32:1, Gen_33:16, Gen_35:3, Gen_35:19, Gen_38:14, Gen_38:16, Gen_38:21, Gen_42:25, Gen_42:38, Gen_45:21, Gen_45:23-24 (2), Gen_48:7 (2), Gen_49:17, Exo_4:24, Exo_13:17-18 (2), Exo_13:21, Exo_18:8, Exo_23:20 (2), Exo_32:8, Exo_33:3, Exo_33:13, Num_14:25, Num_20:17, Num_21:1, Num_21:4 (2), Num_21:22, Num_21:33, Num_22:22-23 (4), Num_22:26, Num_22:31-32 (2), Num_22:34, Num_24:25, Deu_1:2, Deu_1:19, Deu_1:22, Deu_1:31, Deu_1:33 (2), Deu_1:40, Deu_2:1, Deu_2:8 (2), Deu_2:27, Deu_3:1, Deu_6:7, Deu_8:2, Deu_9:12, Deu_9:16, Deu_11:19, Deu_11:28, Deu_11:30, Deu_13:5, Deu_14:24, Deu_17:16, Deu_19:3, Deu_19:6, Deu_22:4, Deu_22:6, Deu_23:4, Deu_24:9, Deu_27:17-18 (3), Deu_28:7, Deu_28:25, Deu_28:68, Deu_31:29, Jos_1:8, Jos_2:7, Jos_2:16, Jos_2:22, Jos_5:4-5 (4), Jos_5:7, Jos_8:15, Jos_10:10, Jos_12:3, Jos_23:14, Jdg_2:17 (2), Jdg_2:19, Jdg_2:22, Jdg_8:10-11 (2), Jdg_9:25, Jdg_18:5-6 (2), Jdg_18:26, Jdg_19:9, Jdg_19:27, Jdg_20:42, Rth_1:7, 1Sa_1:18, 1Sa_6:9, 1Sa_6:12 (2), 1Sa_9:6, 1Sa_9:8, 1Sa_12:23, 1Sa_13:17-18 (3), 1Sa_15:2, 1Sa_15:20, 1Sa_17:52, 1Sa_24:3, 1Sa_24:7, 1Sa_25:12, 1Sa_26:3, 1Sa_26:25, 1Sa_28:22, 1Sa_30:2, 2Sa_2:24, 2Sa_13:30, 2Sa_13:34, 2Sa_15:2, 2Sa_15:23, 2Sa_16:13, 2Sa_18:23, 2Sa_22:31, 2Sa_22:33, 1Ki_1:49, 1Ki_2:2, 1Ki_2:4, 1Ki_8:25, 1Ki_8:32, 1Ki_8:36, 1Ki_11:29, 1Ki_13:9-10 (3), 1Ki_13:12 (2), 1Ki_13:17, 1Ki_13:24-26 (4), 1Ki_13:28, 1Ki_13:33, 1Ki_15:26, 1Ki_15:34, 1Ki_16:2, 1Ki_16:19, 1Ki_16:26, 1Ki_18:6-7 (3), 1Ki_19:15, 1Ki_20:38, 1Ki_22:52 (3), 2Ki_2:23, 2Ki_3:8 (2), 2Ki_3:20, 2Ki_6:19, 2Ki_7:15, 2Ki_8:18, 2Ki_9:27 (2), 2Ki_10:12, 2Ki_11:16, 2Ki_11:19, 2Ki_16:3, 2Ki_19:28, 2Ki_19:33, 2Ki_21:21-22 (2), 2Ki_22:2, 2Ki_25:4 (2), 2Ch_6:16, 2Ch_6:23, 2Ch_6:27, 2Ch_6:34, 2Ch_11:17, 2Ch_18:23, 2Ch_20:32, 2Ch_21:6, 2Ch_21:13, Ezr_8:21-22 (2), Ezr_8:31, Neh_9:12, Neh_9:19 (2), Job_3:23, Job_8:18-19 (2), Job_12:24, Job_17:9, Job_19:12, Job_21:29, Job_21:31, Job_23:10-11 (2), Job_24:4, Job_24:18, Job_24:24, Job_28:23, Job_28:26, Job_29:25, Job_31:7, Job_36:23, Job_38:19, Job_38:24-25 (2), Psa_1:1, Psa_1:6 (2), Psa_2:12, Psa_5:8, Psa_18:30, Psa_18:32, Psa_25:8-9 (2), Psa_25:12, Psa_27:11, Psa_32:8, Psa_35:6, Psa_37:4-5 (2), Psa_37:7, Psa_37:23, Psa_37:34, Psa_49:13, Psa_67:2, Psa_77:13, Psa_77:19, Psa_85:12-13 (2), Psa_86:11, Psa_89:41, Psa_101:2, Psa_101:6, Psa_102:23, Psa_107:4, Psa_107:7, Psa_107:40, Psa_110:7, Psa_119:1, Psa_119:14, Psa_119:27, Psa_119:29-30 (2), Psa_119:32-33 (2), Psa_119:37, Psa_139:24 (2), Psa_146:8-9 (2), Pro_1:15, Pro_1:31, Pro_2:8, Pro_2:12, Pro_2:20, Pro_3:23, Pro_4:11, Pro_4:14, Pro_4:19, Pro_5:8, Pro_6:23, Pro_7:8, Pro_7:27, Pro_8:2, Pro_8:13, Pro_8:22, Pro_9:6, Pro_10:29, Pro_11:5, Pro_11:20, Pro_12:15, Pro_12:26, Pro_13:6, Pro_13:15, Pro_14:8, Pro_14:12, Pro_15:9, Pro_15:19, Pro_16:9, Pro_16:17, Pro_16:25, Pro_16:29, Pro_16:31, Pro_19:3, Pro_20:24, Pro_21:2, Pro_21:8, Pro_21:16, Pro_21:29, Pro_22:5-6 (2), Pro_23:19, Pro_26:13, Pro_28:10, Pro_29:27, Pro_30:19-20 (5), Ecc_10:3, Ecc_12:5 (2), Isa_3:12, Isa_8:11, Isa_9:1, Isa_15:5, Isa_30:11, Isa_30:21, Isa_35:8 (2), Isa_37:29, Isa_37:34, Isa_40:3, Isa_40:14, Isa_40:27, Isa_43:16 (2), Isa_43:19, Isa_48:15, Isa_48:17, Isa_49:11, Isa_51:10, Isa_55:6-7 (2), Isa_56:11, Isa_57:10, Isa_57:14 (2), Isa_57:17, Isa_59:8, Isa_62:10, Isa_65:2, Jer_2:17-18 (3), Jer_2:23, Jer_2:33, Jer_2:36, Jer_3:21, Jer_4:18, Jer_5:4-5 (2), Jer_6:16, Jer_6:25, Jer_6:27, Jer_10:2, Jer_10:23, Jer_12:1, Jer_18:11, Jer_18:15, Jer_21:8 (2), Jer_23:12, Jer_23:22, Jer_25:5, Jer_26:3, Jer_28:11, Jer_31:9, Jer_31:21, Jer_32:39, Jer_35:15, Jer_36:3, Jer_36:7, Jer_39:4 (2), Jer_42:3, Jer_48:19, Jer_50:5, Jer_52:7 (2), Eze_3:18-19 (2), Eze_7:27, Eze_8:5 (2), Eze_9:2, Eze_9:10, Eze_14:21-22 (3), Eze_16:25, Eze_16:27, Eze_16:31, Eze_16:43, Eze_18:25 (2), Eze_18:29, Eze_21:19-21 (3), Eze_22:31, Eze_23:13, Eze_23:31, Eze_33:8-9 (3), Eze_33:11, Eze_33:17 (2), Eze_33:20, Eze_36:17 (2), Eze_36:19, Eze_42:1, Eze_42:4, Eze_42:11-12 (3), Eze_43:2, Eze_43:4, Eze_44:1, Eze_44:3-4 (3), Eze_46:2, Eze_46:8-9 (7), Eze_47:2 (3), Eze_47:15, Eze_48:1, Hos_2:6, Hos_6:9, Hos_10:13, Jon_3:7-8 (3), Jon_3:10, Nah_1:3, Nah_2:1, Mal_2:8, Mal_3:1

ways, 164

Gen_19:1-2(2), Lev_26:22, Deu_5:33, Deu_8:6, Deu_10:12, Deu_11:22, Deu_19:9, Deu_26:17, Deu_28:7, Deu_28:9, Deu_28:25, Deu_28:29, Deu_30:16, Jos_22:4-5 (2), 1Sa_8:3, 1Sa_8:5, 1Sa_18:14, 2Sa_22:22, 1Ki_2:3, 1Ki_3:14, 1Ki_8:39, 1Ki_8:58, 1Ki_11:33, 1Ki_11:38, 1Ki_22:43, 2Ki_17:13, 2Ch_6:30-31 (2), 2Ch_7:14, 2Ch_13:22, 2Ch_17:3, 2Ch_17:6, 2Ch_21:12 (2), 2Ch_22:3, 2Ch_27:6-7 (2), 2Ch_28:2, 2Ch_28:26, 2Ch_34:2, Job_4:6, Job_13:15, Job_21:14, Job_22:3, Job_22:28, Job_24:13, Job_24:23, Job_26:14, Job_31:4, Job_34:21, Job_34:27, Job_40:19, Psa_10:5, Psa_18:21, Psa_25:4, Psa_39:1, Psa_81:13 (2), Psa_91:11, Psa_95:10, Psa_103:7, Psa_119:3, Psa_119:5, Psa_119:26, Psa_119:59, Psa_119:168, Psa_128:1, Psa_138:5, Psa_139:3, Psa_145:17, Pro_2:13, Pro_3:6, Pro_3:17 (2), Pro_3:31, Pro_4:26, Pro_5:21, Pro_6:6, Pro_7:25, Pro_8:32, Pro_10:9, Pro_14:2, Pro_14:12, Pro_14:14, Pro_16:2, Pro_16:7, Pro_16:25, Pro_19:16, Pro_23:26, Pro_28:6, Pro_28:18, Pro_31:3, Ecc_11:9, Isa_2:3, Isa_42:24, Isa_45:13, Isa_49:9, Isa_55:8-9 (4), Isa_57:18, Isa_58:2, Isa_58:13, Isa_63:17, Isa_64:5, Isa_66:3, Jer_2:23, Jer_2:33, Jer_3:2, Jer_3:13, Jer_6:16, Jer_7:3, Jer_7:5, Jer_7:23, Jer_12:16, Jer_15:7, Jer_16:17, Jer_18:10-11 (2), Jer_18:15, Jer_26:13, Jer_32:19 (2), Lam_1:4, Lam_3:9, Lam_3:11, Lam_3:40, Eze_7:3-4 (2), Eze_7:8-9 (2), Eze_14:23, Eze_16:47 (2), Eze_16:61, Eze_18:23, Eze_18:25, Eze_18:29-30 (3), Eze_20:43-44 (2), Eze_21:19, Eze_21:21, Eze_28:14-15 (2), Eze_33:11, Eze_33:20, Eze_36:31-32 (2), Hos_4:9, Hos_9:8, Hos_12:2, Hos_14:9, Joe_2:7, Mic_4:2, Hag_1:5, Hag_1:7, Zec_1:4, Zec_3:6-7 (2), Mal_2:9

toward, 35

1Ki_8:44, 1Ki_8:48, 1Ki_18:43, 2Ki_25:4, 2Ch_6:34, 2Ch_6:38, Eze_20:46, Eze_40:6, Eze_40:20, Eze_40:22-24 (5), Eze_40:27 (2), Eze_40:32, Eze_40:44-46 (4), Eze_41:11-12 (4), Eze_42:1, Eze_42:7, Eze_42:10-12 (4), Eze_42:15 (2), Eze_43:1, Eze_43:4

journey, 23

Gen_24:21, Gen_30:36, Gen_31:23, Exo_3:18, Exo_5:3, Exo_8:27, Num_9:10, Num_9:13, Num_10:33 (2), Num_11:31 (2), Num_33:8, Jos_9:11, Jos_9:13, Jdg_4:9, 1Sa_15:18, 2Sa_11:10, 1Ki_18:27, 1Ki_19:4, 1Ki_19:7, 2Ki_3:9, Pro_7:19

manner, 8

Gen_19:31, 1Sa_21:5, Isa_10:24, Isa_10:26, Jer_22:21, Eze_20:30, Amo_4:10, Amo_8:14

conversation, 2

Psa_37:14(2), Psa_50:23

away, 1


because, 1


custom, 1


eastward, 1


high, 1


journeyed, 1


passengers, 1


pathway, 1


through, 1


wayfaring, 1


wayside, 1


whithersoever, 1




Conversation used in the NT scripture:





Total KJV Occurrences:11

conversation, 2

2Co_1:12, Eph_2:3

live, 2

Heb_13:18, 2Pe_2:18

abode, 1


behave, 1


overthrew, 1


pass, 1


return, 1


returned, 1


used, 1










Total KJV Occurrences:13

conversation, 13

Gal_1:13, Eph_4:22, 1Ti_4:12, Heb_13:7, Jas_3:13, 1Pe_1:15, 1Pe_1:18, 1Pe_2:12, 1Pe_3:1-2 (2), 1Pe_3:16, 2Pe_2:7, 2Pe_3:11




I have listed all these scriptures to show you where these words appear in scripture, but I now want to share with you what the Lord has given to me on these words. I will start with the old testament.


Chaste = Pure


The word chaste is not translated as such in the OT. So, I with the new testament definition and work our way back from there.


The new testament has the greek word for chaste listed only eight times in the NT. Four times it is translated pure, three times as chaste and one time as clear. The four verses listed as pure are:

(Php 4:8)  Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
(1Ti 5:22)  Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure. 
(Jas 3:17)  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 
(1Jn 3:3)  And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure

So, going with the definition of pure, lets look at only a few scriptures that use the word  pure in the OT. The main word translated pure in the OT is:




t a ho r

Total KJV Occurrences:94

clean, 51

Gen_7:2(2), Gen_7:8 (2), Gen_8:20 (2), Lev_4:12, Lev_6:11, Lev_7:19, Lev_10:10, Lev_10:14, Lev_11:36-37 (2), Lev_11:47, Lev_13:13, Lev_13:17, Lev_13:37, Lev_13:39-41 (3), Lev_14:4, Lev_14:57, Lev_15:8, Lev_20:25 (2), Num_5:28, Num_9:13, Num_18:11, Num_18:13, Num_19:9 (2), Num_19:18-19 (2), Deu_12:15, Deu_12:22, Deu_14:11, Deu_14:20, Deu_15:22, Deu_23:10, 1Sa_20:26 (2), 2Ch_30:17, Job_14:4, Psa_51:9-10 (2), Ecc_9:2, Isa_66:20, Eze_22:26, Eze_36:25, Eze_44:23, Zec_11:17

pure, 40

Exo_25:11, Exo_25:17, Exo_25:24, Exo_25:29, Exo_25:31, Exo_25:36, Exo_25:38-39 (2), Exo_28:14, Exo_28:22, Exo_28:36, Exo_30:3, Exo_30:35, Exo_31:8, Exo_37:2, Exo_37:6, Exo_37:11, Exo_37:16-17 (2), Exo_37:22-24 (3), Exo_37:26, Exo_37:29, Exo_39:15, Exo_39:25, Exo_39:30, Exo_39:37, Lev_24:4, Lev_24:6, 1Ch_28:17, 2Ch_3:4, 2Ch_9:17, 2Ch_13:11, Ezr_6:20, Job_28:19, Psa_12:6, Pro_15:26, Pro_30:12, Mal_1:11

fair, 2


purer, 1



A few of those verses are:


(Gen 7:2)  Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.


(Lev 11:47)  To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.


(Exo 25:11)  And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without shalt thou overlay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about.


(Mal 1:11)  For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.


(Pro 15:26)  The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.


(Pro 30:12) There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.


As we can see, being pure or “chaste” is very important to the Lord. Now, let’s look at the word conversation, and we can see what the Spirit would have us know about how we are to have chaste conversation.


Conversation = “Way” or “Behavior”


Only two times in the OT do we see the English word conversation. However, the Hebrew word used as the English word conversation is translated a total of 706 six times as various words. Out of those 706 times, the Hebrew word H1870 or “derek” is translated 462 times as “way” and 162 times as “ways.” So, I think it is fairly evident that the Holy Spirit would have this Hebrew word mean way.


In the NT, we have the English word “conversation” listed mostly as either G390 or G391. We also have it listed once as G4175 and once as G5158.


G390 is listed 11 times in the scripture, and here are a few times it is used:


(2Co 1:12)  For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you- ward.


(Eph 2:3)  Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.


(Heb 13:18)  Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly.


(2Pe 2:18)  For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.


G391 is translated 13 times as the word conversation and only that. A few of those examples are:


(Gal 1:13)  For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it:


(Eph 4:22)  That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;


(1Ti 4:12)  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.


(Heb 13:7)  Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.


Here is the scripture that has conversation listed once as G4175 and G5158:


(Php 3:20)  For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ:


(Heb 13:5) Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.



G5158 is listed 8 times and those verses are:





Total KJV Occurrences:8

manner, 2

Act_1:11, Jdg_1:7

means, 2

2Th_2:3, 2Th_3:16

way, 2

Rom_3:2, Phi_1:18

conversation, 1


even, 1



What is “Chaste Conversation”


Whew! That was a lot of scripture, but I felt it completely necessary to show you the foundation that has been laid for what chaste conversation is.


We have now seen that chaste means pure and conversation is way or behavior. Together, we have “a pure way” or “pure behavior.” In other words, we have a way of living, a behavior of living that is pure. When I say living, there is ONLY ONE WAY TO LIVE.


(Joh 14:6)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


Jesus Christ, the Word of God, is the means by which we judge ourselves in order to KNOW if we are living by the pattern given.


           (1Co 11:31)  For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.


(1Co 11:32)  But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.


Do you see that? Judgment’s result is purity.


(Rev 3:19)  As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.


Only those who are loved are even chastened now; therefore, those are the only ones who will receive the start of purification.


(Psa 47:4)  He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.


            (Mal 1:1)  The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.


            (Rom 9:13)  As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. 


(Gen 49:26)  The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.


What am I getting at? There is “way” we can know if we are indeed the “we” in these verses. More importantly, others will know who it is God love’s by those fruits which are there or are not there. Here we have this admonition:


(1Jn 5:2)  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.


(1Jn 5:3)  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


(1Jn 3:14)  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.


Now how can this possibly relate to “chaste conversation?” Well, we have an example in the scripture that has these words placed together.


(1Pe 3:1)  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives


(1Pe 3:2)  While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.


I want to look at these verses very carefully to hopefully be used of the Lord to show the spiritual meaning that these words mean. I always saw this as an outward application, but I didn’t fully grasp the gravity of what these verses are saying spiritually.


Hopefully, we all know that the wife of Christ is His body. God is the head of Christ making Christ the bride of God. So, once we take that approach to trying to understand these verses, the verses open up as we are given the ability to see it.


(1Co 11:3)  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.


If we are the bride as told here, the body of Christ with Christ being the head, then we have to look at these verses in that light.


“Likewise ye BODY, be in subjection to CHRIST that if ANY obey NOT CHRIST – the Word of GOD, that those that are OUTSIDE the Word of God, may be won by the WAY of the BODY – THE CHRIST.”


I believe we would all agree that we CAN NOT correct Jesus Christ with the Word of God for which He is. So, these verses are specifically speaking to the body FOR THE BODY. The body, via the “pure way” of the Word of God will be the EXAMPLE that is needed to win those who are standing outside the door. Last week I talked about who is standing outside the door and who those are who ARE THE DOOR.


This is all being done as 1Pe 3:2 says, with the “pure way” the “pure Word of God.” How can we know it is the pure Word of God which is being used and not an interpretation of some other way or spirit?


(1Jn 4:1)  Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.


How do we try the spirits?


(1Co 4:6)  And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.


We use the Word of God to try the spirits. I’ll give you a great example of exactly this happening. Stay with me as I read this story we all know well. There is quite a revelation here to be had.


(Luk 4:1)  And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

(Luk 4:2)  Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

(Luk 4:3)  And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.


(Luk 4:4)  And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.


(Luk 4:5)  And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

(Luk 4:6)  And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

(Luk 4:7)  If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.


(Luk 4:8)  And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.


(Luk 4:9)  And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

(Luk 4:10)  For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

(Luk 4:11)  And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.


(Luk 4:12)  And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

(Luk 4:13)  And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.


Ok. There is so much here that I just have to expound on it. I want you to notice the progression that satan uses to tempt with.


Satan first tempts Christ by saying, “If you are who you say you are, do this,” which results in Christ saying, “It is written…”. You then have satan again tempting Christ but in a much more subtle way. Satan tempts with, “ I, prince of the power of the air, will also give you this, NOW WHILE ON EARTH.” This also results in Christ repeating, “For it is written….” Lastly, we see one last and the MOST DECEIVING temptation that satan has in his bag of tricks. Satan tempts Christ with what is written. Satan says in verse 10, “For it is written…” which Christ then uses the Word of God to rebuke satan.


If Christ who came in the flesh and is the Word of God rebukes satan WITH, “For it is WRITTEN…” how much more so do we, Christ’s body need to do the same? We MUST now think, say, or talk above that which is written.


(Rev 22:18)  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:


(Rev 22:19)  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.


(Pro 30:5)  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.


(Pro 30:6)  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.


The revelation of Jesus Christ is the ENTIRE BIBLE from cover to cover. Christ says Himself:


(Luk 24:44)  And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.


(Luk 24:45)  Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures,


In order to have chaste conversation, or “a pure way,” it demands that we only go by that which is written, but who does this apply to? Again:


(1Pe 3:1)  Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives 

(Pro 30:5)  Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.


It is the body who uses the Word of God to chastise and judge the REST OF THE BODY.




I pray that the Lord has used me to show you all what it is to have a chaste conversation. Having a pure way, the pure Word of God, is the only way we can win those that are standing outside the Word of God. It is the BODY of Christ which ministers to the rest of the body. When we chasten our body, when we JUDGE our body, we are LOVING our body.


(2Co 11:2)  For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ


We must be a PURE bride, a PURE body for Christ and that is only accomplished by the Head being the Head- the Word of God over the body. When using the Word of God, it is our very brothers who want to kill us for doing so. It is not “loving,” according to our brothers, when we aren’t acceptant of whatever various spirits are trying to make their way into our spiritual household, our spiritual temple, the body of Christ.


(1Jn 5:2)  By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.


(1Jn 5:3)  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.


(1Jn 3:14)  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.


We love our brothers by keeping the commandments of God. His commandments are the VERY Word of God, cover to cover.


(1Ki 6:12) Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spoke unto David thy father:


(Joh 15:20)  Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.


(Joh 15:21)  But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.


I love you all.

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