And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean [See Hebrews 5:11-14]. Ezekiel 44:23.
There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the midst thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls; they have taken the treasure and precious things; they have made her many widows in the midst thereof.
Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Her princes in the midst thereof are like wolves ravening the prey, to shed blood, and to destroy souls, to get dishonest gain.
And her prophets have daubed them with untempered morter, seeing vanity, and divining lies unto them, saying, Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath not spoken. Ezekiel 22:28.
THE DOCTRINE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR [verse 12 of Titus 2, below]:
10 Not purloining [stealing], but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
VERSE 12 IS THE DOCTRINE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR [ALSO CALLED THE DOCTRINE OF GODLINESS]:
12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world [age];
13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14 Who gave Himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. [verse 15 ARE commands to the preacher/teacher].
If one always goes out of his congregation happy, then something is very wrong because the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, righteousness and judgment. David Wilkerson.
Note that verse 11 refers to grace—WHICH IS NOT CHEAP GRACE—but costly grace (Titus 2:11- 14) as discussed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. See:
The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer – https://jrichardduke.wordpress.com/2016/01/15/the-cost-of-discipleship-by-dietrich-bonhoeffer/
Grace teaches us that we must be: denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world [age]. Many are called and many are predestined and called but few are chosen; and we are chosen for going through sanctification. And those with God are those who are called, and chosen, and faithful. See:
Richard Duke–Many are called but few are chosen. Audio
1 Timothy 6:1-11
1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine [DOCTRINE STATED AT TITUS 2:10-15] be not blasphemed.
2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
3 If any man teach otherwise [than the doctrine of Godliness–the doctrine of God our Savior], and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness [IF YOU ARE BEING BLESSED YOU ARE HOLY. IF LIFE IS GOOD FOR YOU ARE HOLY]: from such withdraw thyself.
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.
9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.
Begin at 18:00 into the sermon by David Wilkerson: