1 Samuel 2:2 “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God.
I’ve blogged 5 times on the subject of the Holiness of God. This is my 6th one. I’m obsessed with it!! Why? Because It’s who God is! If you don’t understand His holiness….you really won’t understand the concept of our spiritual lives and who our Father God really is.
What was God like before humanity met God? He was Holy and different from anyone in the universe. God was NEVER born! He was never bad/sinful/evil. He was and has always been Holy and set apart from any other principalities or humans. He’s pure perfection! So let’s get all of that out of the way.
Before humanity met God He was and still is on His throne and in all of His Glory, splendor and perfection. There are really no human words to explain His greatness or holiness. We can understand it by looking at us and knowing He is nothing even close to us except He is a spirit and we have a spirit in us also. We can’t see God because He is a spirit and we can’t even see our own spirit within us. God doesn’t have skin or a human type form. (He can get one if He wanted to though…He’s God and can present Himself in any form He wants to! Can I just say…”Jesus?” Virgin birth or the time He was a burning bush…Hello!) With this ability to transform Himself into anything He wants, it enables Him to interact easily and convienently with us humans.
He wants us to be holy because this is His nature and this should be our nature too. When we are holy we are able to really get into the deep things of God because of being sanctified. Holiness is who God is and this is what Jesus is working out in us to be. Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the ability that He gave us to have God’s Holy Spirit dwell in us… this gives us the opportunity to obtain…holiness. We can’t seem to maintain this holiness though because of our sinful nature or flesh. (That’s why we need the Holy Spirit helping us.)
1 Peter 1:16 Since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
God doesn’t have this problem because He is holy ALL THE TIME. This is what sets Him apart from everyone. No one can ever be like Him except Jesus when He became man and that was because Jesus is God.
To understand the holiness of God you must:
- Study the scriptures and learn about God.
- Meditate and ponder on what you’ve learned.
- Listen to what the Holy Spirit is revealing to you about your own sinful nature.
- Think out of the box about God but don’t be unscriptural with it. In other words, God is very unique and not your average everyday experience.
- You must be a Christian and believe in who God/Jesus and the Holy spirit is.
- Want to know more about God.
- Not be fearful of His supernaturalness. God is not going give you knowledge that you are afraid to know and experience.
Once you put into practice the things above, then you will start to see how wrenched your life would be without Jesus and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit helps you to become aware of your own sinfulness and how much you needed Jesus. You’ll notice how much your own flesh wants to do what it wants to do. When you think about God you will see how we are nothing like Him and that we need to be very close to Jesus so that we will be in Gods will. In other words our own inadequacies can reveal Gods holiness to us. The more we see who we really are the more we see who God really is…. very very Holy. We couldn’t even hold our heads up if it wasn’t for Jesus…and even then we better remain….HUMBLE!
The closer I come to understanding the holiness of God…
- The more I want to do right by Him.
- The more I love His purity and unique nature.
- The more respect I have for His power and authority.
- The more I fear His justice.
- The more I appreciate what Jesus did for me on that cross and for His constant intercession on my behalf.
- The more I know I need the Holy Spirit exposing my sins to me.
- The more Gods Glory and Majesty are magnified to me in the form of His holiness.
Gods Holiness is a mystery to us humans. It’s almost impossible to hold on to it in your mind because our brains capacity to analyze this information is just not within our reach. The bible and the Holy Spirit’s revelation of God’s direction for our lives is the only way for us to try to decipher even the tiniest drop of understanding enough for us act accordingly.
Do we want to be Holy? Nobody can even see God unless we are! Jesus Christ will present us faultless to God. Jesus keeps us from stumbling and making total fools of ourselves. He cleans us up when we’re spiritual dirty.
Psalms 96:9 Worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth!
You know …. If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your Savior…you can talk bad about God and you’ll still be ok….you can curse Jesus and you can still live….but when you do those things to the Holy Spirit…you betta’ run and hide!!!. There is something about the Holiest nature of God that you just can’t mess with. You could lose your eternal life in heaven. (Hell is eternal too ya’ know!)
Who is God? God is love…God is just and God is Holy. Just because God is loving and Holy doesn’t mean that there won’t be hell to pay for rejecting His Son. His Holiness also make Him very just. God don’t play!!! He’s Holy! His holiness makes Him off the chain… to put it into today’s language. I’m sure there are other principalities and powers in the universe….but God is so set apart from any other being that He is untouchable and incomparable to anything past, present or future.
So this world…earth betta’ recognize the creator!!! The Church betta’ get their eyes on the creator! We betta’ recognize His holiness and bow down as low as we can and humble ourselves and recognize who He really is and not like what everyone has imagined Him to be like.
Until the Church…His adopted Children stop being narcissistic because many preachers/teachers has us focusing on our needs, our happiness and ourselves….we are not going to experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit manifesting the Glory of God leading us to be as Holy as our wonderful God is. Just because you haven’t been exposed to or don’t understand the holiness of God is no excuse to not live right. The Holy Spirit lives in all true believers and I’m asking you to listen to that inner voice. He will take what you know about the truth of God’s word and reveal it to you so that you can repent and ask Jesus for forgiveness and live that holy life.
Those who grab on to holiness will experience the joy of their salvation when God gives them a visitation of Himself exposing the results of their desire to live a holy and sanctified life.
Father God…please open our ears, our heart and our minds to the knowledge of your word about who you are. Please help us to receive all that your Holy Spirit can reveal to us about you. Lord we want to go deeper in you. I pray for those who are your children and are fearful of going deep in you. I pray for those who never even thought to go deeper in you. Revive us oh Lord I pray in Jesus name…amen.
Jude 1:24 Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.