Upholding His Holiness
One of the most awesome qualities about God is His Holiness: it is His nature, the reason why He is the source of light and life. The Seraphim while gazing at Him in Isaiah 6, even with their faces covered with two wings were unable to shield themselves from the penetrating power of the brightness of His Holiness. They could not help but cry out to one another “Holy! Holy! Holy is the Lord God Almighty, the whole earth is full of His Glory” (Isaiah 6: 3b). This also must be the response of our heart as true sons and daughters of the Most High when we truly worship Him in spirit and in truth. Beloved we live in a time that perversity, vulgarity, jesting, foolish talking and uncleanness is regarded as correct and acceptable in the sight of many, while Holiness on the other hand is despised. That which was once sacred and held in reverence has now become the topic for public jesting and mockery. The Lord warned us in 2 Timothy 3:4 (MSG) that in the last days many would become unholy and allergic to God, which means that anything Holy would evoke negative reactions from them. Some will mock, some will fight, while others would just ignore it, but the truth of the matter is, God’s standard concerning holiness cannot be changed!
As precious sons and daughters of God that are blood washed and carry the anointing of God, we must uphold His holiness in the sight of a crooked and perverse world by living a life of holiness and righteousness. Our way of life is what the world is watching not the church we go to or the titles we hold. The Bible declares: “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14). For our own sake and the sake of those around us that God needs to convict and purify, we must answer this call to Holy living. God’s call is not to scare us, limit or put restrictions on us; but a call to true liberty, an invitation to a divine and rewarding life that is eternally satisfying. This can only be gotten through a sacrifice of that which many erroneously call ‘fun’ but is actually sinful. Beloved what will it profit you if you gain all the so-called ‘fun’ in this world and lose your soul? Many follow after fame, money and pleasures of this world, only to reach the end of their lives and wished they had pursued a higher purpose. Friend, Holiness is a higher purpose because it can only be achieved by pursuing God Himself. Our prayer should be that when we look back at our lives, it would be without shame but with satisfaction that we spent it pursuing that which is most valuable, Jesus Christ! There would come a time when our strength will be fully spent and Christ would come for his own, may we be found ready to go and reign with Him. The strength to break through every barrier of unholiness and uncleanness placed around us on a daily basis by the enemy of our soul is released to you in Jesus Christ name. God bless you.