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Up until my mid-twenties, I didn’t know there was something called fashion sense. I would wear shirts and trousers not minding whether colours match. Like having yellow shirt on purple trousers, or brown shirt on green. But I was fine, since I didn’t know, until one day, a classmate showed my how awkward my colour combinations looked, compared with other young men.

My eyes immediately popped open and since then I was mindful of colours. I mean, it was like I’ve been in darkness all along. Little wonder, a few times people would stare as they walked pass me. Well, to me, they’re only admiring the glory of God in me. I never knew they also marveled at my poor dress sense.

So it is with the matter of Holiness. First you need to appreciate how Holy God is, that He is thrice holy, and if you’re to be Holy as he is, you don’t stand a chance if you intend to achieve that by your wit or by simply keeping ‘all’ the law. He has to ‘make’ you holy, and that of course, not without your own cooperation.

But by beholding, acknowledging and surrendering at the grandeur and depth of his holiness, he will shine His light on the dark areas of your life and expose your weakness, frailty, and vanity to you to the extent you seek repentance and want a fix desperately. Bible says, the Holy spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgement – John 19:8-9

And if don’t understand this yet, take a look at Isaiah, in Isaiah 6:3-6. Yesterday, we say how he beheld God’s Holiness as filling all the earth. Following that, he was convicted of his filth. All along, he was a man of unclean lips, and he hasn’t repented of that, yet he’s a prophet of God. God convicted him, and he was desperate for a fix. Thereafter the angel baptized his tongue with fire, and that was his salvation. God is the one who works in us both to will and to do his good pleasure – Phil 2:13.

So Holiness comes when you behold God’s Holiness, he reveals to you your nakedness, you get determined to repent and obey, and that’s it, you’re cleansed by His blood. This process must be continuous and genuine. However, you can speed it up. The more of him you behold, the holier you have the opportunity to become. That’s holiness!

๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’–๐’๐’ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†(๐’”)

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๐Ÿ“Œ ๐™€๐™‡๐˜ผ๐™‹๐™„๐™‰๐™Š ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ผ๐™ฅ๐™ฅ – ๐™‚๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐Ÿ‘‰ย https://bit.ly/31onwNN

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When my daughter turned 3, oftentimes we see her gather objects and instruct them the same way her teacher talks in class. She would even call them names of her friends and push pencils into shoes or plates to make them read and write. Looks strange? The girl is not seeing those objects as lifeless, she’s seeinh her friends and only continuing the wonderful moments they shared in class!

Your life is not defined by what you’re currently living of it, it’s what God has defined it to be. If there’s a gap between the two, checking God’s definition is your best choice. So is the subject of Holiness. Holiness is not what you’ve defined it to be, it’s what God says it is.

Popular religion limits the discussion of Holiness and equates it to morality, to the extent, many unbelievers can boast to be holier than many Christians. Of course we know that God is too holy to behold sin, but God is also so Holy that an attempt to understand the depth of his holiness, will immediately dwarf all our self definition of Holiness and prove to us that our self righteousness are simply filthy rags before him – Isaiah 64:6!

So, what is Holiness? Holiness is God’s Holiness. God is Holiness, or how can I even put it? Holiness is God. Holiness is not just an attribute of God. It’s his nature. So if we ever try to interpret holiness in our lives, let’s take exactly what God says it is. 1 Pet 1:15-16 tells us how it should be:

But as he which has called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation….Be ye holy; for I am holy.

In other words, God’s Holiness is the real standard of Holiness, not our fulfilment of certain ordinances. The next question is: How holy is this God, since his holiness will be the benchmark for scoring our own. Isaiah 6:3 says is Holy, Holy, Holy! Thrice Holy. The angel there lacked words to descriebe God’s Holiness. He then says: The whole Earth is full of His glory! HALLELUJAH! So can you match this depth of Holiness? Tell me. Can you? The good news is, he has commanded us to be Holy, and by that alone we stand a chance. Tomorrow, we’lll see how. Please bow down in awe of this Thrice Holy God.

๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’–๐’๐’ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†(๐’”)

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๐‘ณ๐’†๐’•’๐’” ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฐ๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ – ๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ๐Ÿ‘‡

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In school, we noticed that some students among us who repeatedly topped the class in each examination, were not neccesarily always more brilliant than the rest of us. Of course, many of them were, but we realized that the lecturers handled their scripts with exceptional confidence and care, because these students over time, in addition to their brilliance, had developed personal rapport and relationships with the lecturers. Hence, examiners see them as reference points for other students.

This relates perfectly with today’s topic – The Knowledge of The Holy – Prov 1:9. God is the one referred to as ‘Holy’. Meaning, He doesn’t just have Holiness as an attribute, Another name for Him is ‘Holy’. Hence, you can’t claim to be Holy, except He makes you Holy – 1 Pet 1:16. A tenant cannot know the house more than the one who built it. Visitors can’t know their way round your apartment better than you the main occupant. The depth of your Holiness is then equal to the depth of your knowledge of Him who says He is ‘Holiness’!

Even Jesus Christ was declared to be the son of God according the spirit of Holiness – Rom 1:4. So, there’s a spirit of Holiness. Instead of going about trying to hedge out holiness according to the numerous do’s and dont’s that religion teaches us, why not let’s simply deepen our Knowledge of the Holy, so he increasingly makes us Holy. I said in the last lesson (Gal 5:16) that , to avoid fulfiling the lusts of the flesh, don’t focus on the works of the flesh, instead, walk in the spirit, taking each fruit (Gal 5:22-23) as a project that should manifest in your life. But here today, we’re saying, The Knowledge of the ‘HOLY’ is the understanding of Holiness!

There’s a balance however. The same Jesus Christ also loved righteousness and hated iniquity – Heb 1:9. So, you can’t go about hating righteousnes and loving iniquity, and then think the Spirit of Holiness will abide with you. Receive the Knowledge of the Holy, today, in Jesus Name. Amen.

 

๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’–๐’๐’ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†(๐’”)

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When you visit doctors, you get drugs for your ailment. If you decide not to take the drugs and insist that by Jesus’ stripes you are healed, it will be unto you according to your faith. However, if you find yourself doubting and nursing fear of whether your faith will work or not, please don’t force it. Take the drugs, while you continue building your faith for divine health. Afterall, God deals with you according to your measure of faith – Rom 12:3

But then, if you go about taking poisonous drinks and food injurious to your health because you feel you have taken drugs or that you have faith for healing, you’re on your own. God could even hold you responsible, should anything happen to you. That’s how I explain Romans 6:1. “We cannot remain in sin and say that grace should abound”.

This explanation will help us proceed further in understanding how to walk in the spirit. Earlier we saw in Gal 5:16 (TLB) that walking in the spirit is following the holy Spirit’s instructions, if we don’t want to fulfil the lusts of the flesh.

But lets go a step further, still with the Living Bible Translation. Verse 18 tells us that the only way to be free from forcing ourselves to obey the whole law is to remain guided by the spirit. In essence, obey just one rlule and receive the grace to fulfil all. That single rule is “Walk In The Spirit”! Verse 19 lists to us the many works of the flesh, the bad things! But verse 22 bails us out, it simply nails it! The surest way to avoid fulfilling the many works of the flesh listed in verse 19 is to embrace the fruits of the spirit stated in verses 22-23! Not by struggling to avoid the lusts of the flesh stated earlier.

Note however, that according to my introduction, this doesn’t mean you go about recklessly commiting those lusts of the flesh. That’s against your new nature. You get that? Your new nature by default as outlined from verse 22, is love, joy, peace, patience…meekness….faith…etc. That’s who you are. Take each as a project, be engrossed with loving the unlovable, staying at peace in the middle of a storm, rejoicing always in the Lord, and you will have no passion left in you to lust in the flesh. That’s how it works. That’s how to walk in the spirit. Hallelujah! Amen.

 

 

๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’–๐’๐’ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†(๐’”)

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When we buy products or services, we’re given written user manuals or tutorials to learn how they work. But the seller or service provider also gives us a channel through which we can communicate with their support desks and agents. They call is customer suppprt. Usually these are phone contacts or email addresses, etc, through which you can speak with an agent of the company. We could say customer support is the spoken manual.

Consider the Bible as God’s written manual specifying how we should live, and compare the Holy Spirit as the spoken manual. In fact, behind every line of scripture is a voice, a spoken word (2 Cor 3:6), whispered only to the hearts of those why care seek, as they read. Without the Holy Spirit, the Bible may not make sense to you, as it’s a manual of mysteries!

Yesterday, we asked the question, how do we walk in the spirit? Instead of getting a direct answer, we had to answer a follow up question, How do you walk in a Spirit you don’t Have. We identified that you need Humility of heart, and Joy, to receive the Outpor of the Holy Spirit – Luke 1:35 & 44. Today, we move a step further, answering the question head on. Galatians 5:16 will still help us with the answer, but this time, the Living Bible Version: Hear it yourself.

I advise you to obey only the Holy Spiritโ€™s instructions. He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you wonโ€™t always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to. – Gal 5:16 (TLB). What a word!

There you have it. You walk in the spirit by obeying the Spirit’s instructions. You may say, there he goes again. How do I obey the Holy Spirit when He’s not even telling me things?Trust me, He does. If you’re of Jesus, He’s speaking to you, even right now – Spirit To Spirit. Get that. From His Spirit to your spirit. Just calm down, and stay with the written manual (The Bible) little longer, expecting to hear from the spoken manual – The Holy Spirit!

 

๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’–๐’๐’ ๐‘ด๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘พ๐’†๐’ƒ๐’”๐’Š๐’•๐’†(๐’”)

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๐‘ณ๐’†๐’•’๐’” ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’๐’˜ ๐‘ป๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐‘ฐ๐’ ๐‘ญ๐’‚๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ – ๐‰๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐ญ๐ฒ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ“Œ ๐™€๐™‡๐˜ผ๐™‹๐™„๐™‰๐™Š ๐˜ฝ๐™ž๐™—๐™ก๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฉ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ง๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐˜ผ๐™ฅ๐™ฅ – ๐™‚๐™š๐™ฉ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™ก๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐Ÿ‘‰ย https://bit.ly/31onwNN

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๐Ÿ“Œ ๐’๐ฎ๐›๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐˜๐จ๐ฎ๐“๐ฎ๐›๐ž ๐‚๐ก๐š๐ง๐ง๐ž๐ฅ: ๐Ÿ‘‰ย https://bit.ly/3dxGyWD