Why Should I Be Holy
Why Should I Be Holy
Be ye holy for I am Holy said the Lord. I Corinthians 3:16 know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you. If we love God that first loved us we want to be what He is; Holy. We need the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Ghost to be with us that we can be holy. After all that God has done for us we should want to please Him in every way we can. We live a life of Christ not by might or power but by the Spirit of God. We live Holy by following Godís Word that has been tried and found to be true. We live on the rock of Christís work in the earth which was perfect; for all his ways are judgment, a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right so why wouldnít we want to be like Him.
Romans 14:12 so then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
We should be holy because we are angels on assignment in the earth. What has God told us to do that we have not done? What have He told us to do that we allocated to someone else? Instead of doing it like God says we appoint someone and commission them to do what God has charged us to do and it fails. How many times have we stood in Godís way? But when we keep ourselves pure and clean before the Lord we are ready and available to be used by Him. Some things we go through we would never have gone through it had we remained faithful in our call to be holy. Sin keeps us away from God and the things of God. Sin says we did wrong, guilt says I am wrong, and it keeps us hiding from God and man.
Genesis 19:1-2 and there came two Angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gat of Sodom and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground. And he said, behold now, my lords turn in, I pray you, into your servantís house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways, and they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.
We should be holy and remain holy because we are angels with a mission just like the angels in
Genesis 19:10-13 but the men put forth their hand and pulled Lot into the house to them and shut the door. And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great; so that they wearied themselves to find the door. And the men said unto Lot; hast thou here any besides? Son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place. For we will destroy this place because the cry of them is waxen (increased, grown, enlarged, expanded, and flourished), great before the face of the Lord; and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.
What a task! The kingdom of hell has enlarged itself. Satan is on his job to deceive as many people he can to make his kingdom greater than Godís. We have the awesome assignment to not allow this to happen on our watch. If we observe we will see that sin is more rampant and open today than twenty years ago. People disrespect God with no fear today. We need to take another look at the assignment and be careful not to get caught up in the web of sin. We need to be more watchful, alert, mindful, attentive, observant and wary of the sin that happens in our lives in and around us. We have a call to go and compel men to come to Christ. What are we doing?
The men that came knocking at Lotís door were seeking out the two men (Angels) that came into Lotís house that night. Lot offered them his daughters but that was the way God ordained man to be. God created and made a wife for Adam with his rib and laid her at Adamís side. God never ordained same sex marriage and anyone that succumbs to this abomination will surely die. To them that knows to do right and does not it is sin. We are not to have our good evil spoken of. The homosexual acts; the men of Sodom was caught up in was not just sin but an abomination. The odor smelling in that city was contemptible, disgusting, horrible, loathsome, repugnant and offensive in Godís nostrils. Their doings came before God as despicable. What drove these acts was wickedness. They had given themselves over to this evil spirit and thought they were okay; well their city was destroyed with them in it because of this immorality. Does this sound familiar in our day in this country? What about in the world in which we live? These acts man indulge in or involve themselves in tell God that they donít like what He has made them to be; it is blasphemy. Itís an outcry, complaint or objection. Homosexuality and Lesbianism is wrong as two left shoes on our feet.
They told Lot to take his wife and thy two daughters, which are here that they be not consumed in the iniquity of the city. Instead of going on and doing as they were told they lingered; so that the Angels had to take them by the hand and bring them to the outskirts of the city that their lives were spared. Why does God have to force his mercy and favor on us? For best results follow instructions. God have a hard time blessing some of us because we are disobedient to what He has told us to do and we think too much. We know everything where no one can tell us anything that will benefit us. We rely on what a man says rather than God. God favor is more than money. It is a blessing that we would want to have. Godís divine favor is declared upon us because of our faithfulness in obedience to Godís assignments. God had made a promise to His people that in blessings He would bless us and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars in heaven. He also promised us that the gate of our enemies we shall possess.
Sin is an enemy and when we look around seems as though itís having a field day in the life of the Saints of Jesus Christ. The Lord is our strength. He is our song and is become our salvation. We canít make it in our own strength; we need Jesus. God makes us to lie down in green pastures so what make us think that He will come against us with His great power when we are so weak? God put his strength in us that we walk in the paths of righteousness. It is He that restores our soul unto Him. He leads us beside the still waters. God does all these things that we being glory to His Name. Our problem is this; God gives us assignments and we want to build a Church. Itís no wonder Churches are failing everywhere and men are backsliding every day. God will bring forth his righteousness, give us courage in the day, strengthen our hearts and bless us to continue to hope in Him. God upholds us if we keep the righteous path.
We can wash the curse off of us through obedience to the Word. When we submit ourselves to the Word of God and walk in his Divine Will He will bless us with blessings we will never forget. Donít allow the book of the law depart out of our mouths. Lot was blessed and delivered because of Godís promise to Abraham; Abraham staggered not at the Word. We wonít stagger either when we keep the law of God, His Commandments, observe to do accordingly the whole Word, and meditate on the Word day and night. If we do these things just like Lot and his family we will spend our days in prosperity our years on pleasure. This is the favor of God; Divine blessings.
Lot and his family were right in the midst of the stench of sin that polluted the city of Sodom but they still remained faithful to keep the commandments of God in their heart. Length of days, long life, and peace was added unto them. If we want the blessings of the Lord that make us rich with no sorrow added to it we must obey and follow the Word; living and written. We are Angels on assignment just as these two were. We have a charge to keep and a race to win. The race is not given to the swift or to the strong but to them that endure to the end; the same shall be saved. Obedience in the natural element that brings us into submission to the Father and He in turn blesses us with spiritual blessings. God will bring forth our righteousness as the light. He will uphold us in the time of need when we are of a good courage and realize that God through our hope in Him will strengthen our hearts to take us far and near. We have Godís holiness.
As Godís Angels on assignment we must follow the plan for our lives to the utmost. Make sure we gain a complete knowledge of our assignment and not linger around with it but work it. In our assignment we too as the Angels may face opposition but we have to exercise restraint and allow God to have front and center stage in our lives. It is God that is able to make us stand. We operate in His gifts but it is He that works them. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. When we go on assignment we must know that it is Godís battle and He will fight it to bring it to an expected end. It is God that works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. We are not our own but we belong solely to God; even his gifts, the good and perfect ones. We are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in this time we live in. Everything done in the dark will be revealed and judged.
Godís Divine power has given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue. We have been given promises; exceeding great and precious at that. This has been done so that we might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. If we be faithful unto death we will receive a crown of life. God will in the meantime heal all of our diseases, forgive our iniquities, redeem our life from destruction, crown us with loving kindness and tender mercies, satisfy our mouth with good things and renew our youth like the eagles.
When we are on assignment there is no good thing God will withhold from us that believe. Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have it entered in the hearts of man the things which God has prepared for them that love Him. We keep His Commandments, walk in His Ways, do His Will and continue to obey all of these we will enter into the Holy of Holies and get the spiritual help we need to continue the assignment God called us to.
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