A CALL TO HOLY LIVING
June 04, 2018
The subject of Holiness has been destroyed and bastardized by Legalists.
You see, when a man has drown so much in what He can do to please God, He will never truly live in rest!
For the man who has received FAITH, has entered rest.
The first time in the bible, something will be described as HOLY was the SEVENTH DAY!
The day did nothing!
The day was just a normal day!
UNTIL GOD DID SOMETHING!
GOD SANCTIFIED IT!
GOD HALLOWED IT!
GOD CALLED IT HOLY!
GOD RESTED IN IT!
An ordinary 24 hours was called HOLY, 24hours!
The ground that Moses stepped on was called HOLY!
The vessels in Solomon temple; cups, bowls etc were called HOLY!
The cups did nothing!
The bowls did nothing!
God declared it HOLY!
God is the one who confers HOLINESS!
PROUD, EGOCENTRIC HUMAN BEINGS MAY TRY, BUT THEY CAN NEVER BE HOLY!
HOLINESS IS FROM GOD!
Abraham once LIED!
Called Sarah his sister.
Took bride price from the king!
A man sold his wife into sex for MONEY AND SECURITY!
This is a kind of Man that CAN BE CALLED A PIMP!
A worthless man!
Sold his wife to enjoy safety!
But guess what?
When God would appear to ABIMELECH, He called Abraham a PROPHET!
He never spoke of the wrong Abraham had done.
Rather warned the king!
Asked Him to return the wife of a PROPHET!
Genesis 20:7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a PROPHET, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.
This man is a cheat!
This cup is just gold!
This vessel is just silver!
But GOD CALLS IT HOLY!
CAN YOU PLEASE SHUT UP?!
SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND RECEIVE IT?!
GOD CALLS THE MAN WHO HAS BELIEVED IN JESUS, HOLY!
Ephesians 5:25-28 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
The text above has been often twisted by LEGALISTS!
TO THEM, THE WIFE IS TO MAKE HER SELF HOLY,WITHOUT SPOT FOR THE HUSBAND!
This text says very different!
Husbands are to Love their wives and DO SOMETHING CHRIST DID!
DIE FOR THEM!
WASH THEM BY THE WORD!
PRESENT HER TO HIMSELF.
OR ANY SUCH THING!
THIS IS SURELY A SPIRITUAL REALITY!
JESUS DIED TO MAKE UNTO HIMSELF A HOLY CHURCH!
HE IS NOT A TERRIBLE HUSBAND SOME HAVE PRESENTED TO US!
DEMANDING HOLINESS FROM US!
RATHER, HE DIED TO MAKE US HOLY!
Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren.
He is the SANCTIFIER, WE ARE THE SANCTIFIED!
JESUS SANCTIFIED US!
Hebrews 10:10, 14 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.
We ARE PERFECTED FOREVER!
THROUGH JESUS’ DEATH!
This is WHY WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLYGHOST!
NOT BECAUSE OF MORAL GOODNESS!
BUT BECAUSE OF WHAT JESUS HAS DONE!
Many today TEACH HOLY LIVING!
THEY WILL NEVER BUILD THE BASIS OF WHAT CHRIST HAS DONE!
PRIDE HAS ENTERED THEIR SOUL!
THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN AMOUNT TO SOMETHING IN GOD’S PRESENCE BY THEIR CONDUCT!
THEY SHAME THE DEATH OF JESUS!
BUT THE TRUTH WILL YET PREVAIL!
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