Holiness unto the Lord
“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another” (Gal 5:19-25).
We have been called unto righteousness and we should not back away from this call. God calls us to holiness, which must be the trademark and watchword of the church. We have been chosen to be holy. Trusting the sufficient blood of Christ will not only cover our sins, but will also wash them away. Holiness is the intent of God’s salvation, which enables us to walk in His Will. God wants us to walk in holiness and He is ready to grant us the ability to do so. We can’t dare to stand on any other foundation. It is high time we stopped making excuses. It’s clearly stated in God’s Word that we should flee from sin, but we feel it’s permitted to sin a little and not too much. Every form of sin is prohibited, whether big or small.
An Unholy individual can’t enjoy the love of God, peace, joy, goodness, kindness, gentleness and self-control that come with the fruit of the spirit. Holiness is being like Christ. We are meant to be holy as our God is holy. Seeing Jesus makes you see the father. Jesus has set us examples to follow. You have to know Christ for you to be like Him. If you don’t know Him, you can’t be like Him. We need the Holy Spirit of God to overcome sin because working to live a holy life without the Holy Spirit may lead to failure. If we are still trying to overcome a particular sin in our lives, and the more we are still drawn to it, we need the Holy Spirit.
Our God is light, and we need to think more of Him and His holiness. That brings us close to light. In God, darkness disappears. Drawing closer to the light exposes sin in our lives. Repenting and confessing these sins, cleanses us from all forms of unrighteousness. “And a highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein” (Isaiah 35:8). One day, we will leave this world to give account of our sojourn on earth. Let’s be prepared!
The Saint’s Gospel Church Of Christ-Hand of Fire City (SHADOW TABERNACLE)
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