1 Peter 1:16:
Because it is written, You shall be holy, for I am Holy.
Holiness…sticky subject for some. Preaching God’s truth, NOT RELIGION, reveals that we are “unholy.” OUCH! Too many don’t like that and run. We resent that God says we were born “unholy.” We resent and turn off or turn away from the One stating that truth.
But in a soul that God pursues, it also awakens an intense desire to change…a conviction of heart. If it’s only in your head, it’s information. But if God pierces your heart, it’s transformation!
God is in the business of producing saints, not a bunch of “holy rollers.” He destined us to be holy, so He cares deeply to bring us back into a life of holiness.
But you can’t do that on your own. You have to humble yourself before God for a moment (and you don’t need to be in a church to do that—just right where you are) and ask Jesus to forgive you of all you have done under the influence of the broken Adam nature. Invite Jesus into your heart to be your King, your Master, your Trail Guide. He will show you the way and fill you with His Spirit which is the only nature that can actually meet the commands of God.
His holiness must enter in you, that it can come out through you in your thoughts, words and deeds.
2 Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
1 Thessalonians 3:13
So that He may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before our God and Father…
I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.
1 Peter 1:8
And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, You greatly rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Don’t just seek happiness, seek holiness and God will give you happiness (in the form of His holiness and joy) unspeakable.
Holy-moley…go for it!
NOW GO LIVE IT!
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