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Revelation 4:8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.”
We hear this phrase a lot…”The Holiness of God”. Just what is that?
Holy is who God is! He is Holy, Holy, Holy! It’s His greatest attribute!!! It’s the essence of His character! It’s what makes Him a just God over all human beings. It’s the first thing a new Christian recognizes about Him. It’s by what everything we do is judged by! It’s the reason for the cross! It’s the reason Lucifer and those angels were kicked out of heaven. There is no getting around the Holiness of God! Nothing can bend it or escape it.
Godholiness…you cannot separate those words from each other! If God were not holy you would truly be scared to death of Him and rightly so! Anything unfairly could happen to you. But God is Holy so everything that happens to you is perfect, without error, just and pure. We should never be afraid in our relationship with Him…because our God is….Very Very Very Very Very VERY VERY VERY…….HOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holiness means to me being perfect, pure, having no error, can’t tolerate any sin, totally just and righteous, containing no darkness and reflecting pure light.
God is a Supreme being and there is no other perfect, without sin, Omnipresent, Immutable, Omniscience, Righteous, Unique, Sacred, Majestic, Glorious, Self-existing/Eternal, Sovereign, and Omnipotent being like Him anywhere. Never was and never will be! This is the Holiness of God and also the attributes of His nature! There is no other being that knows the past, present and future.
No other being can be everywhere at the same time. God knows every thought of every person all at the same time. He knows how many hairs that is on everyone’s head at the same time. He can create universes and He can create any kind of living thing. He never changes. He is self-governing, independent and has supreme authority. The power that He has is unlimited. Our minds just can’t comprehend the level of awesomeness this super powerful being has. This alone should push you over the edge in your thinking about His greatness. God doesn’t lie, He doesn’t sin, He doesn’t do wrong, He is perfect, He is just, and he is totally righteous!
Job 11:7 “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
In order to understand the Holiness of God you have to figure out who He is. You do this by studying the bible, praying a lot, going through hard trials and asking the Holy Spirit to help you and He will. It takes years to really understand who God is because part of the finding out is experiencing Him over time.
I can say that after years of walking with the Lord and learning to trust Him… I feel I know Him. You know how I know Him now? I know Him because I hardly cry anymore when I go through hard times. I’ve learned not to cry but to pray!!!!! In my mind I know now that God is my Father and has planned everything for my life. I do what the bible says to do when the hard trials come… which is to come boldly to Him and ask for His help. I know my Father God will ALWAYS be there for me! I cast everything over to Him. It still hurts when I go through the trials. I am human after all! I pray and wait for my Father to work it out for me as HE sees fit. I’m 60 years old now and God has never failed me!
Another thing you have to do when trying to understand the Holiness of God is… “YOU HAVE TO MEDITATE ON WHO HE IS!!!!!!!” You have to meditate on this beautiful planet, His design of it, the creatures on it, these bodies we have which is amazing. You have to mediate on this universe…the sky, the moon the sun and the planets. You have to meditate on the scriptures. You have to meditate on the past miracle in your life and other supernatural things that you know it could have only been God.
Another thing you have to do is… you have to seek Him and ask Him to reveal Himself to you. I can tell you He will go out of His way to reveal Himself to you. The more you know about our Father the more you will begin to absorb His holiness into your spirit. It has to be slowly absorbed because you just can’t take in His Holiness all at once. It will be too much to comprehend.
You also have to be clean…sanctified before Him. If you are sinning….REPENT and ask for forgiveness. Why should you do this? Because God is Holy so HE won’t be able to fellowship with you until you are washed clean.
Understanding His Holiness changes you. It develops in you a healthy fear of God. Understanding Gods Holiness helps you understand why the crucifixion and resurrection was necessary. It makes you grateful to Jesus and thankful to God.
2 Corinthian 5:11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.
If we really understood the Holiness of God we would act better than we do. We would want to please this powerful Holy being that adopted us into His family. Just thinking about the Holiness of God and that we have Gods Holy Spirit living inside of us is very encouraging and exciting. But we don’t walk around thinking….holiness 24/7…but we should. We should be holy because God told us to do so. In doing so we would be like our Father God. I’m ashamed that I don’t act more holy. I want to but this human nature just gets in my way sometimes. Everyday I strive to live a holy life. It brings me to my knees a lot. I ask the Lord to search me…search my heart. I need to be in a right place with God because I’m a prayer intercessor and I have many personal needs also. I know I can’t get in Gods face with sin hanging off of me.
So I check myself and repent for all wrong….and then I approach the Lord. I want and need to live a holy life!!
Leviticus 19:2 Speak to the entire assembly of Israel and say to them: ‘Be holy because I, the Lord your God, am holy.
I thank God for His word and the Holy Spirit that lets me know when I’m not acting holy. I want to be like my Father. He is Holy!!! When you think about the Seraphim’s that cry out about how Holy God is all day and all night… you say to yourself…why does God want that said to Him all day and night? When we think something like that… it’s because we don’t fully understand the Holiness of God and that understanding won’t fully come until we get to heaven. So what do we do now? Well I mentioned a few things above and I pray it will lead you into a further understanding of God’s holiness.
Let’s respect our God. Let’s respect His Holiness. Press every single day and dwell on the holiness of God. The result is a personal revival and an intense deepening relationship with Father God. Everything in our lives should point to our Holy Father God. Jesus tried to explain this to the disciples when He was here. There is no other like our Holy God…HE is the I Am, the Alpha and Omega. He’s a powerful, all knowing, all seeing, wise and very Holy God.
God is separated from anybody else in the whole universe because there is no other like Him anywhere. There is no evil in Him, no darkness and He cannot look upon sin. Not one drop of sin or anything corrupt. There isn’t anything to compare God with. He is untouchable! He is pure light…there’s no darkness in Him whatsoever!!!
God cannot deal with sin…so if you have original sin (Adam and Eve’s sinning thing) He cannot touch you or come near you. You must repent and confess your sin and deal with it by asking Jesus Christ to forgive you and then believe in Jesus. Then and only then will God be able to have a relationship with you! You still will sin which can block your blessing from God….but thanks to Jesus Christ death and resurrection…you can be forgiven those sins by asking His forgiveness and be washed cleaned so your relationship with our Holy Father God won’t be put on pause and the blessings and relationship can flow once again.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience.
Why could this sin thing be a problem? Because God cannot deal with sin….why? Because He is…..HOLY! Jesus is the ONLY ONLY way for a human being to become a friend of God. Jesus is the only way to God! The bible is very clear on this. We humans need a Savior and God Himself sent His only Son. God had to look away from His precious Son to the point that Jesus cried out to God not to forsake Him…which had to be horrible for Jesus!! The agony Jesus went through…no not just the horrendous crucifixion…but the terror of seeing and bearing all of our nasty, disgusting, vile, horrific and stinking sin. One of the things that really hurt me about the savage things Jesus went through was when I read that they slapped Him. That hurt me so bad because I know how Holy God is and Jesus is God and they slapped my Holy God!! How insulting to His Holiness. This is why Jesus said they don’t know what they are doing… slapping a Holy God who came to save them. Oh my Holy God!…Oh my precious Jesus! If they only understood about His Holiness. If Jesus were to come here again there would be those who would slap Him again.
In our heart and mind we should be bowed down in a state of constant worship to our God. I have had many moment recently… where I can be driving the car or sitting in church or a doctors office… and my eyes will well up with tears when my mind thinks about my Holy Father God. When I sing my solos in church I want to just sing my heart right out of my chest and bow before my Holy God. Everybody I know or have come into contact with knows how much I love God. I try to live right so others can see God in me and follow Christ. That’s why I want to live a Holy life. Holiness is the way to be because it reflects who my Father is. My God is a very very very Holy God. He is so pure, and so perfect. I come before Him with a very humble heart. I can come to this very Holy God only because of His love for me and because His only Son Jesus Christ came right down here to earth to make this relationship so intimate and possible. Can you imagine this very Holy God having such a close and personal relationship with something that He created. Oh how He loves me… and you. This week and really for the rest of your life here on earth…can you dwell/meditate on the Holiness of God? Let’s pray that the saved and unsaved will get this and that they too will be changed. Understanding the Holiness of God will be life changing!!
Habakkuk 1:13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. This is the Holiness of God for sure! Sin is an offense to my God!!
Message for today: This is my mother way….my personal understanding and expression of the Holiness of God. I would have said it this way to my kids and their friends ( and I have!)…..
Sin! He doesn’t like sin/evil! God Don’t Play!! Repent today. Ask for forgiveness..
“God don’t play!!!” He’ll give you an adjustment for ya sinfulness! Ya betta wake up and recognize about who He is. He ain’t playin’ wit you!!!!! He’s not gonna put up wit ya’ mess! Ya’ betta check yourself before you reck yourself! Ya’ betta get on your knees and ask for mercy and then you need to fly right. God ain’t play wit you! He bought ya’ into this world and He can take ya’ out! Let me break it down to ya this way….God is Holy and He don’t take no mess from anyone.
Get your mess straight wit God… so that everything will be cool with you and Him. Jesus Christ!….Yes that name you like to toss around a lot and it’s the only name that can make things cool wit you and God. If you don’t make it cool with you and God… things will get very hot for ya’ in the future! Time is running out! Ya’ betta act now! I’m telling ya…”God ….don’t ….play!!!! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 NIV (No slang there…just TRUTH!)