HOLINESS: PLATFORM TO ACCESS IMMORTALITY (1) – Rev. Dr. Joshua Talena

(Galatians 5:16, 24) This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affection and lusts.

Holiness is more than being good and morally upstanding, working in a department or membership of a church. Holiness is the characteristics of God and it is a realm where God dwells. Holiness is God’s defining characteristic. Holiness is used to describe both God’s goodness and power.God wants us to share or partake of His holiness. Hebrews 12:10 says, “For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.” Holiness is to practice self-denial. It is to crucify the flesh, curb selfish and human passions and to restrain his carnal desires.

Believers are to come out of the world. 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 says “Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you, And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty”. Christ’s believers are not to conform to the world. They are to live a holy life.

Romans 12:1-2, says “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God”.

Child of God, when life seems dark and dreary, and you think, you don’t have anything to live for anymore, all I know and I am assured of is, God will take care of you. God knows every minute detail of your situation, and He is doing something about it. God cares about you, He loves you dearly, and He is taking care of you. Leave the past behind and start over with Him this New Year.

Meditation:When referring to the holiness of God, the holiness definition takes on a much richer meaning.

RM:Platforms to Accessing Immortality

Prayer:My Father, my Maker, clothe me with the garment of righteousness so that I can access immortality in Jesus name, Amen.

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