There are some very important questions we need to ask ourselves regarding holiness in 2021.
Is holiness still for the modern man? What is holiness and who cares in this day and age? Is it still “cool” to talk of holiness? When was the last time you heard a contemporary message on holiness? Who needs to be holy? What is holiness? What holiness is not? How does one come by holiness? Imputed and outworked holiness.
Holiness is not predominately discussed in Christian circles, and we need to ask ourselves why. Maybe it is because holiness is who God is (1 Peter 1: 15-16) and the more you desire to be holy, the more you act like your creator.
Over the month of October and November we have discussed holiness in depth with the aim of challenging our ideas of holiness.
Firstly, you should know holiness is not:
Lies and make believe,
business tricks that are not for the Christian,
anger, hatred, jealousy,
spirit of non-cooperation,
the Holy Spirit in an unholy body, attitude,
In fact when you study holiness there are certain aspects to consider:
- The beauty of holiness
- The power of holiness
- The necessity of holiness
- The command to be holy
- Holiness unto the Lord
- What is holiness
- Separation and holiness
- How does holiness come?
- Holiness separates from all that is evil
- The spirit of holiness
- What holiness is not
- Companions of holiness
- The presence of the Lord and holiness
- The ground on which you stand is holy
- Holiness and the altar
- Holiness and the anointing
- Righteousness and holiness
- Saints are sanctified ones
- Holy and unholy fear
Here are some scriptures to help you with your study:
And thou shalt make a plate [of] pure gold, and grave upon it, [like] the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD.
Give unto the LORD the glory [due] unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Chronicles 1 16:29
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Chronicles 2: 20-21
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God
2 Corinthians 7:1
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
1 Thess 3:13
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
1 Thess 4:7
Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
We are also continuing our Preaching series on holiness. Watch the replays below and please share them with your family and friends.