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.
To try to understand the holiness of God on your own is like trying to hold water with your hands. It’s like trying to understand the trinity…it just makes your brain work overtime. To understand some of the bibles mysterious information you have to have the Holy Spirit and study the bible. (1 Corinthians 2:10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.) We need to get some understanding about the holiness of God because this is how we will see and experience God in our lives now and this is how we will see God face to face one day.
Recently when I was in my prayer closet time with God I could sense a small drop of His holiness and I became terrified of it. (Psalms 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.) I told God that I was scared of His holiness and I really am! I experienced a little of His greatness for a brief moment and I really couldn’t deal with it because of dread. The dread comes from seeing my own heart in light of God’s holiness. This experience also shows me another side of God and that is of His love and grace for which I’m so grateful for. It’s amazing to me that a being with so much power can also be so loving and caring. Look how man acts with a microscopic amount of power.
We humans can’t get the scope of God’s holiness because our own world seems so large to us and we can’t see much beyond it.
God has MANY attributes but His holiness to me is the most magnificent part of His character. It’s played a major role in humanities creation, separation and salvation.
There is a movie called Avatar and in the movie the two lead characters were experiencing a touching moment. They were from 2 different cultures/worlds. As the man was dying he looked at the being a woman and said “I see you” She looked at him and she said to the man “I see you”. That meant that they could see each other’s true inner selves. I can really see and experience God in unusual ways in prayer. I too have told God “I see you”. I see Him in my spirit. It’s during these deep times of prayer that I see more of God than at other times but it doesn’t last long. I can’t hold on to it, again it’s like holding water in my hands. So I depend on the word of God…His holy book. My bible study updates and refreshes me.
The holiness of God makes me so grateful to Jesus. He took on our sin so that we would no longer be an enemy of God. Jesus helps us to live a holy life now and one day He will present us faultless before our holy God. Just writing these precious words does not give it the glory that Jesus act of love and sacrifice deserves. 2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
If I want to see the power of God in my life I need to be holy!! My heart has got to be clean! I need to be right with God! God commands that we be holy like He is. 1 Peter 1:16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy
Everything that affects us humans is a result of the holiness of God. People have cheapened the word holy by using in phrases like holy cow, holy moly, holy smoke and so on. Man describes the word holy as being set apart, deity, consecrated, hallowed, sanctified, sacred, separateness and divine. I see the word holy like this…. backing up in time and before the creation of the earth and imagining in your mind an awesome being who always existed and who is so unique that there is nothing to compare Him with. Ephesians 1:4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love. Our lives began way back before creation and His existence goes back into infinity. When you are so glorious, majestic and powerful that you refer to yourself as “I AM”… I just have to say…..WOW!
God is a spirit being that has great powers to be able to create universes, people, others beings and billions of other unique things. He is so perfect and has never done anything wrong because He is so very holy. Nobody can even see Him unless they are holy…100% clean. Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, 26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
The whole concept of God being holy can’t possibly be easy for us to understand in our natural state. We need the power of the words from the holy bible, the power and anointing of the Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus to get this knowledge and understanding into our spiritman. Job 11:7 Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
Right now we see God through the fullness of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. But one day soon we will able to partake, experience and enjoy God’s full holiness!!! Revelation 22:4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. I think about this all the time. It helps me get through life’s difficulties to have this blessed hope in my heart and mind.
We must ponder on the holiness of God whose image we were made in and what he’s requiring us to be like. Holiness is who God our father is. This is a really big thing! It puts who we are and how we are to be in total perspective. Our lives are all about God. We are supposed to be like our creator….holy. How can we possibly do this if we don’t try to understand the holiness of God? My pray for you today is that you will be able to say to God in your prayer time….”I see you”.