You Must be Holy

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Most believers are not holy, and need to understand how important it is to BE holy.

Seven days thou shalt make an atonement for the altar, and sanctify it; and it shall be an altar most holy: whatsoever touch the altar shall be holy. Exodus 29:37

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Worldliness is the enemy of godliness

Most believers are part of the world and part time, or casual, Christians

I am not talking about church attendance.

I am talking about where people’s minds are.

We have no choice, as long as we are in fleshly bodies, to be in the world.

We need food, clothing, shelter, and to work for a living.

So, although we are IN the world, we are not to be OF the world.

The world should not dictate our values and thinking and priorities.

Dealing with the world is a daily battle

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Eph 6:12

We must strive for victory OVER the world, so that we can be a light to those we left behind IN the world

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Phl 2:15

The world is the source of spots and wrinkles that taint our souls, so we must be pure and unspotted

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

To love the world is to NOT love the Father in heaven

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1 john 2:15

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 John 2:16

When Jesus instructed his apostles, he gave them a command that would be impossible to achieve, but would take a lifetime of effort to even get started

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matt 5:48

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 1 Pet 1:15

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Salivation and holiness

Salvation makes us forgiven before god for our sins, but it does not automatically make us as holy as god

Salvation plants a holy seed in us.

Salivation makes us acceptable, but not perfect, before the Father God.

Holiness is a goal, and we must learn to grow in it, and be as holy as we can be.

The more holy we become, the closer we can get to God in this life, and I believe, also the next.

The evidence, as we grow, is in our fruits.

Holy trees produce holy fruit.

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How?

1. Salvation is always step 1. Without the Lord Jesus/ Yahshua/ Yeshua, we have nothing and are nothing. This involves also the repentance of sins

2. Renounce all sin in your life, and separate yourself from worldly influences. This includes people, media, music, books

3. Receive the Holy Spirit.

4. Spend time alone with God.

5. Forget who you are, and what you want, and what the world says. This is really hard, because we all have a certain level of self -consciousness, and our bodies remind us of our physical needs on a daily basis.

6. Forget your own needs, and focus on the needs of God.

7. You may be forced to be IN the world, but just do what you need to do, like job, school…. family ( family , out of love of course)…. Do not make anything in the world a greater priority than God….and God understands caring for children, etc.

8. Point is, do not make anyone or anything in the world a “god”

9. Pray, and ask God to help you grow, and give you wonderful , inspiring thoughts about him. Rejoice in little things.

10. If you can, fast and pray, as the Lord leads you.

11. Read and study the Bible, and let it speak to you.

12. Repent quickly when you sin or make a mistake.

13. Fellowship with only like minded people.

14. Over time, increase your alone time with God until He is all you want.

15. Let this beautiful time with God flow over to your family and bless them. Encourage family to do the same thing.

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Many blessings on your sacred journey.

We are all on it with you.

 


22 Responses to “You Must be Holy”

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  2. Can we be saved and still “not see the Lord”?

    • marlene

      yes. most saved people do not have visions of the Lord, although having one is a huge blessing.

      • marianne – yes, i did have a holographic vision of Jesus, with sound and sight, but i’m not holy according to the things i occasionally say. thank you for puttiing my mind at ease because although i truly know from God directly that I was saved, i worry about losing it through behavior and thoughts and things that i do not do. Again. thank you so much for letting me comment and for your kind reply.

        • marlene

          that is why jesus died on the cross for you..to make repentance and forgiveness easier

          keep doing your best, and repent when you fall.

          jesus gave you that vision of him to give you something to hold on to when you have doubts…he is giving you assurance

  3. Can you come back to God if you have fallen away from him in such a way that you never have before??? I know that the bible says that he will never leave you or forsake you, but I don’t know I guess I’m kinda confused I’m in a part of my life where I’m lost and I’m not sure what to do. I try to pray, but I feel as though that God doesn’t hear me!!! Can you still go to heaven??? Is it ever too late???

    • sternberg09

      As long as you are still breathing, you can repent and come back to God.

      He hears you, and it blesses him to hear what you have to say about wanting him and heaven..

      just be honest and yourself with HIm, and you will see your life change

      you cannot go by your own feelings…they are confused..but god is clear in his word that he accepts everyone back who has a repentant heart

    • Hello sternberg09 – I agree with Marianne. I was just talking with someone today about the emotional part of following God. The person I was talking with was frustrated because they haven’t been “feeling anything” when talking to God. I referred her to an excellent article by A. W. Tozer called “True Religion Is Not Feeling but Willing”. I would encourage you to look this article up. It is available online. Keep on seeking God! We need Him more than He needs us, but we were made to love Him.

    • Dear Sternberg09..I would guess every true Christian has been where you are, as you describe in your post. Please remember that God hears the tiniest, weakest breath from us. The fact that you are expressing desire for God, even in your confusion, is a prayer in and of itself. God will fan the tiniest spark of faith and turn it into a mighty flame. Keep asking, keep seeking, Keep believing, Keep loving. Take one step at a time. If there is anything you are aware of in your life that is unpleasing to God, repent and ask him to forgive…he will walk you through it all.

      and SOMEday, I expect we will meet in Heaven!

    • This will help you my brother

      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+15%3A11-32

  4. Ament! very well said. I like this because your have more scripture than comments, I wish others did that to,

  5. Many things, and people, come in and out of our lives on this earth.
    People come and go.
    Jobs come and go.
    Places come and go.
    Friends, family, die and leave us.

    There is one that can never be taken from me.

    That One is my relationship with God. My relationship with Him is the only sustaining light in my life that will never leave me. In the good, and in the bad.

    Every day, every prayer, I yearn to learn more to know Him better.

  6. That’s what God did to me, I was so caught up in to becoming a singer,actress, and model that he brought me back down to earth to make me realize he was first. Now he gives me an opportunity to sing with my church chancel choir instead of the music I wanted to be in. God works in mysterious ways! When I was dating an ex boyfriend of mine, God was letting me see what I wanted to what I really needed. needless to say my boyfriend at the time finally started showing his true colors and he started bossing me around and he was saying that I was dumb and in a way he told me I was ugly and the last straw was when he had came over and I was sleepy due to my pregnancy at the time (pregnancy due to the rape by my biological father,later miscarried. I endured to live with my mom,(God’s plan to bring me home to my mom).) So I woke up when he got there and we did hang out. So finally my step dad came home and they started talking and I went to go say something and he said “Be quite Emily the Men are talking.” He said that in my parents/my apartment I was so mad that I was about to slap him and my mom was like, “So Emily how are you feeling today?” I said, “Sick to my stomach and aching.” Then the next thing all I knew was, I was on the way to the bathroom to go throw up. So yeah God does work in mysterious ways.

    • emily

      I am sorry to hear you had been so mistreated. may god keep you and take care you, and may you continue to grow in wisdom and discernment.

  7. To all
    Character: by Holy Spirit or the World spirits.
    1. A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is then natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thought. An ignoble and bestial character, by the same process, is the result of the continued harboring of grovelling thoughts.

    2. Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with the which he builds for himself; heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace,.by the”” right choice and true application of thought, man ascends to the Divine Perfection””; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, “”he descends below the level of the beast.””

    3. These two extremes are all the grades of character, and man is their own maker and master by his own will. Of all the beautiful truth pertaining to the soul which have been restored and brought to light in this age, none is more gladdening or fruitful of divine promise and confidence than this— that man is a master of thought, the moulder of character and the maker and the shaper of condition, environment and destiny.

    4. As a being of Power, Intelligence, and Love and the Lord of his own thoughts, man holds the key to every situation, and contains within himself that transforming and regenerative agency by which he may make himself what he wills himself what he is to be. Holy or Un-regenrated character. The Holy Spirit was in you in the beginning. As you were children of the Most High God. But once you start tutoring to the world you are slowly drawn into satan’s world of evil spirits and false hoods that take away the child like innocent that children have. We all start out as Children. We we all do not make the right choices. As the first couple on earth did.
    The Holy Ghost is a Must Have today. To Guide you to all truth and set you free from bondage to this worlds spirits which are many.

    Palisade

  8. You are so precious to Me.

    That is what God says to you and me.

    Jesus said “. . .if you love Me. . . I and my Father will make Our abode in you.”

    God said I will build a house for you. . . an enduring house. He. . . God said, He will build the house. . . for us . . .a house of God with us . . in us.

    “I in you, My Father in you and. . .
    you. . . in Us, Jesus said.” A HOLY ONENESS.

    God made a Way: His perfect plan of Redemption. . . His complete perfect work. To complete us. To perfect us with Him.

    No one can add to it . . . or do anything to take away from it. His perfect plan.

    IT CAN NOT BE EARNED !
    You can not steal it or take it by force! You just have to believe.

    Jesus said “ It is finished”. Nothing else has to be done by anyone. . .not you or me. . . or anyone! That’s what perfect means. . .It’s PERFECT!

    . . . SO NO MAN CAN BOAST!

    God sooo Loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son. . . that whosoever would BELIEVE would have Everlasting LIFE. THIS IS OUR ALL AND ALL, WE NEED NOTHING ELSE, WE NEED TO DO NOTHING ELSE, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONE !

    THE GREAT COMMISSION: “Go into all the world (and with great JOY and great LOVE) tell all creation (. . .all the world)
    the Great News of GOD’S GREAT LOVE AND SALVATION.

    Those who believe and are baptized (those who come alive and are filled with God) will be saved (their soul will exalt in God their Salvation) and those who don’t (will be lost).

    Jesus said. . . I AM the the Way. . . the Truth and the Life and no one comes to the Father except Through Me.

    God said we have to BELIEVE.

    Jesus also said “no one comes to the Father unless He draws them to Him”.
    So it is God Who builds the house.

    It is God Who allows us to BELIEVE. . . to BECOME ALIVE IN JESUS . . . TO BE OF GOD! TO BE HOLY!

    So how does it happen ?

    In the bible it says Righteousness
    was accounted to Abraham when he BELIEVED God.

    GOD BECAME REAL TO ABRAHAM when Abraham accepted GOD’s REVELATION to him.

    Since Righteousness is the PERFECTION OF GOD,
    Abraham was attributed perfection Righteousness by accepting (believing) God.

    So how did Abraham believe God?

    This is where the miracle happens. . . when our eyes and ears are opened and our heart allows God to intervene and heal us. God reveals Himself in us.
    (we realize He was always there)

    FROM THE APOSTLE PETER (Shimon) “Repent, therefore, Teshuvah(HEBREW) , return to (the devotion of ) God and be converted (changed to who we really are . . .God’s- we belong to Him ), Draw near to JESUS, (Teshuvah) that your sins (all that blocks you from experiencing God) may be blotted out , so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

    Turn to the One who answers and looks after you, The One Who made every part of you in His HANDS! See you are already HIS !

    The Israelites were taught Teshuvah. . . it was a holy time in August, Forty days before just prior to Rosh Hashana (Sept 1st, the Jewish New Year), just before Sept 10th the day of Yom Kippur (FEAST OF ATONEMENT) that sins were blotted out. (all that blocks you from experiencing God)

    But under the New Covenant, we do not have to wait for Yom Kippur…Today is the day of salvation.

    Cease striving and know I am God. I am your Lord, your Savior, Redeemer, your mighty One.

    He made us…We belong to Him…You are MINE!!!! Says the Lord.

    We should always walk in an attitude of Teshuvah (belonging to God, devoted to God devoted to us, I am yours YOU are mine).

    The Apostle John wrote in his first epistle: “If we TURN TO GOD, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1st John 1:9) HE WILL MAKE US HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, TO MAKE US ALL HIS, THAT IS. . .HIS PERFECTION, TO MAKE US HOLY,. . .HIS HOLINESS.
    God is the One Who creates us anew (to believe). God is the ONE Who accounts us righteous. It is nothing of ourselves! It is beautifully, wonderfully ALL HIM, ALL GOD, OUR ALL AND ALL !
    SO TO BELIEVE IS GOD HIMSELF !
    We believe when we know we have God. Our faith is that we know that we know we are God’s and God is ours !

    Rejoice in the Lord always… Again I say Rejoice… Let your forbearing Spirit (God’s TRUE LOVE,THE POWER OF HIS TRUE LOVE IN US) be known (TO YOURSELF) to all men……. THE LORD IS NEAR…(HE IS IN US) (HE IS IN ME) be anxious for nothing but in everything with prayer
    ( DEPENDENCE and reliance ON GOD) and supplication (I am Yours, and You are mine God) with thanksgiving ( my soul exalts in God my salvation) let your requests be known to God and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind and be with you in Christ Jesus, Who Loves you. (BECAUSE I KNOW, BECAUSE I AM YOURS)

    In God I have abundance, ample supply, more than enough. . . I don’t need any thing! So myALL THE TIME request is to be ALWAYS overwhelmed satisfied, completely over taken by God’s TRUE LOVE. . .no lack, no want, no need. . . I NEED YOU LORD . . . the constant yearning for God, my God, my all and all ! My everything!

    I NEED TRUE LOVE. . . THE POWER OF TRUE LOVE (THE HOLY SPIRIT)

    OH TO KNOW YOU LORD. . . Oh to seek You
    “MOST PRECIOUS DAY”. . . today is the day in which we know we are so precious to You our God, we are Your very own. We are Most dear, holy and innocent, loved and cherished baby girl. . .baby boy. . . (humble as little children)
    Your Creation, YourLife itself in us. . . Lord We are “ the apple of Your eye”. . . Your very own!!!

    It’s the very breath HEH of God, the giving to us of His very Self, to us . . . IT IS GOD HIMSELF.
    His Love/Life, His unspoken essence (His Excellence) that quickens AWE deep in us. TRUE LOVE
    The deepest affection. . .the deepest Love. . .God’s Love. Pure POWERFUL Love. . .

    TRUE LOVE KEEPS US IN GOD!

    Jesus said, follow Me. . .take up your cross (the work already done for you) and follow me. Take my yoke upon you, My load is Light.

    His load it is not any burden it is our delight. . .the knowledge and possession of His Love. . . ALL OF His LOVE for us . . .His perfect Work. . .

    THE WONDERFUL WEIGHT OF TRUE LOVE UPON US !!!!!! (that is the cross)
    I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE IT. . .I DON’T WANT TO BE WITHOUT IT. . .MY LIFE ITSELF in me! The weight of YOU MY GOD . . .Your Love !

    NO MORE FLESH, NO MORE SIN,
    NO MORE DEATH
    . . .no excuses nothing to ever keep me away
    . . . from THIS MARVELOUS TRUE LOVE.

    Lord, I desire You and Your TRUE LOVE !
    BECAUSE WE ARE GOD’S,
    God is ours and we are His. . . WE are Holy.
    . . . and IF We are Holy, we don’t have to still LIVE IN or remain in UNRIGHTEOUSNESS!!!!!
    God Himself, says you are MINE! You are MY RIGHTEOUSNESS.
    SO BE HOLY. BE MINE!

    Even the Hebrew word for Jerusalem, the holy capital, is Yerushalayim. This word is in fact a composite of two words: Yirah and Shalem, meaning “a perfect state of Awe and Perfection.”
    That is what God is! IN US! TRUE LOVE IN US !

    When our consciousness taps into God’s splendor we allow His Love/Life His HOLINESS to overwhelm us . . .Oh what Great Joy. . . it becomes our very own, our treasure, our preciousness to God of God. The power of true love, overwhelms us and delights us in innocence and purity (holiness).
    Perfection of God becomes us. Oneness with God.

    Teshuvah should be our everyday life. . .living in the splender of God, in Yeshua (GOD’S SALVATION) JESUS all the time.

    How? By God’s True Love weightiness ALL THE TIME upon our heart !!! That is the Holy Spirit!

    (the Holy Spirit is grieved when we ignore and depart from God’s TRUE Love)

    H E H- Letters of the verse אֲנִי לְדוֹדִי וְדוֹדִי לִי – I am (devoted) to my Beloved, and my Beloved is (devoted) to me (Song of Songs 6:3).

    Everyday, every moment returning to our soul root, OUR GOD. . . we belong to our GOD, we are His very own, we are holy because of His Holiness, because of His Love. . . the power of true LOVE.

    Enter now and Live now, in His Love, His REST, devoted to Him, Him devoted to us.

    SHALOAM

  9. IT’S ALL YOUR LOVE LORD !

    1. Jesus said He had come for the House of israel.
    His disciples were told to go only to the House of Israel.
    2. Jesus went to all the House of Israel to bless, heal and receive them.
    3. The amazing thing is, that on many occasions when Jesus ignored the
    gentiles, they made their way to Him anyway. . .and Jesus responded
    concerning the gentiles:
    “ He had not seen such faith in all of Israel ”.
    4. Jesus blessed and healed the gentiles.
    5. Jesus remarked to one gentile woman that, “ the bread was for the
    (legitimate) Children”. . .
    the gentile woman said, “but even the crumbs, can be taken by the
    puppies under the table”.
    Jesus was pleased and affirmed her answer. . .and healed her.
    6. Grace is unmerited, undeserved favor, which God imparts to
    everyone. Even to the unholy.
    7. But to the real son or daughter- they do not have to expect grace.
    For them, there is no unmerited, undeserved favor . . . GOD SAYS
    THEY ARE HOLY!
    They are His very Own. . .His true baby girls, and baby boys. . . their
    needs are automatically and freely met.
    They don’t have to wait for blessings and favor ! Blessings and favor
    are always theirs ! TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION!
    8. YES, by right , as true baby girls, and baby boys. . . it is OUR very
    own. God Himself. God’s Holiness.
    You are holy. . you are God’s. God’s very Own.
    it is not grace. . . it is pure love. . .it does not have to be earned or
    pleaded for, worked for. . . or given by grace !
    Blessings and favor are always there by TRUE LOVE. . .NOT BY
    ANY ACT OF OUR OWN. . . SO NO MAN CAN BOAST!!!!!!
    9. By (YESHUA-GOD’S SALVATION) Jesus’ very suffering, death,
    burial and raising from the grave . . .

    we all are. . . BORN AGAIN. . . MADE HOLY. . .NOTHING ELSE
    HAS TO BE DONE…IT IS A FINISHED WORK!!!!

    IT IS NOT I WHO LIVES. . .BUT JESUS WHO LIVES IN ME.
    AS JESUS IS. . .SO AM I IN THIS WORLD! GOD’S SALVATION.

    When we realize we ARE legitimate baby boys and baby girls. . .by
    God’s very own perfect Plan of Redemption. . . we realize we are
    God’s very Own. . .HOLY.
    10. God says we have to believe and then we have Eternal Life, we have
    God. . .
    He makes His abode in us… He makes us an enduring house. . .
    God Himself. In us, HOLY.
    When we believe, we love God, we become devoted to God’s
    devotion to us. . . it is by God’s Own hand
    . . .it is done by God not us.
    It is God Who makes Holy, by His Holiness. It is God who opens our
    heart to freely receive God, all love, blessings, and abundance from
    our God and Father.
    It is God Who makes God our every delight, because nothing else
    can satisfy. Evertyhing else falls away.
    It is the heaviness of God’s TRUE LOVE upon us, in us, that
    satisfies and overwhelms us. Holiness.
    It is God Who says we are His very own! We are Holy!
    Abundant Life,ample supply, more than enough!

    The flesh, the world , the devil, our very selves
    has nothing on us, no power over us !

    THE POWER OF TRUE LOVE (THE HOLY SPIRIT) DOMINATES!

    God’s Love is not even expected. . .it is now, just as natural, as it was taking our very first breath! . . by God Himself. . .NOTHING DONE BY US!

    11. BUT EVEN GREATER. . . ALL THAT IS GOD, ALL THAT IS
    GOD’S. . . IS OURS. AUTOMATICALLY WHEN WE KNOW,
    WE KNOW . . .WE ARE HIS! HOLY!

    AUTOMATIC LOVE, BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES !
    NOT BY GRACE, BUT BY TRUE LOVE!
    ALL OF GOD. . . CUZ I KNOW, I KNOW. . .
    I AM YOURS AND YOU ARE MINE ! HOLY!

    12. SO WHY THEN. . .ARE WE TAUGHT. . .OR ARE WE ACTING LIKE
    ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN ?

    LIKE ISRAEL THEMSELVES. . . having to do something. . .do
    something more. . .like PRODIGALS,ORPHANS, THE LOST, THE
    BEGGER ?
    DON’T YOU KNOW YOU ARE GOD’S !

    GOD SAYS: WHY ARE YOU WORKING FOR HOLINESS,
    QUESTIONING GOD’S OWN WORDS? QUESTIONING EVEN IF
    THERE IS A GOD? Like you have the knowledge. SEEK GOD.

    “CEASE STRIVING…KNOW I AM GOD. . .BRING ALL HIGH AND LOFTY THOUGHTS TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD. . .BRING EVERYTHING INTO CAPTIVITY TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST’S PEFRECT WORK”

    God has done it! It is God Who draws us to Him! ALL POWER.
    IT IS PERFECT NOT ALMOST PERFECT.
    God is not almost mighty. HE IS ALMIGHTY!

    LET GOD LOVE YOU. . . GOD FREELY GIVES SONSHIP.
    HOLINESS. . .HIS GREAT LOVE, BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES,
    HIS VERY SELF TO US? HIS HOLINESS. OUR HOLINESS.

    JUST BELIEVE so easy. . .just a breath. . .just a heart beat. SEE YOU ALREADY HAVE. WHEN YOU SEE. . .YOU SEE. . .WHEN YOU HAVE. . .YOU HAVE.

    IT’S ALL YOUR LOVE LORD !

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