Saturday, March 3, 2012

God's Holiness



Tonight I am basking in God's holiness.  He is so Holy.  When I think about how good he is my spirit cries out and my spirit connects with his.  No one else is like him.  There is no one else in the world that I can compare him to.  He is just to good to even compare.  I can depend on God to work in my life simply because he is Holy.  Just as God will only do for us when we are living a Holy life.  These few months I will be providing scripture on various subjects that we need to know to walk this Christian walk successfully.  There are some things we need to know to be able to do so. We have to know how to live Holy and know how the one we  trust in is Holy.  I have been giving you bible  teachings and devotionals for a year and now I want to provide insight on those things that are important and let you have your own study time with scriptures.  What I suggest with the Scriptures I give is to buy a journal, any Journal does not have to be expensive. Title each subject of scriptures I will be providing and write down each one.  By the time I am done you will have a journal full of scriptures that will help you in lot's of different situations.  He commands us to live a certain way that is only good for us.  To me it is an honor to live Holy.  I strive to live a Holy life.  I wake up each day desiring to be more like God.  To take on his charater, his kindness, his love, his peace, his joy.    To know how to be and live Holy you must know how the One you are seeking and serve is Holy. Then you can start to understand how you can live and be Holy. Here are scriptures on the Holiness of God and the second section will be on Holiness,  I hope that you are blessed by these scriptures that are provided. 

The Holiness of God
  • Is incomparable.
    Exodus 15:11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?
    1 Samuel 2:2 There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside thee: neither is there any rock like our God.
  • EXHIBITED IN HIS
    • Character.
      Psalms 22:3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
      John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
    • Name.
      Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
      Luke 1:49 For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.
    • Words.
      Psalms 60:6 God hath spoken in his holiness; I will rejoice, I will divide Shechem, and mete out the valley of Succoth.
      Jeremiah 23:9 Mine heart within me is broken because of the prophets; all my bones shake; I am like a drunken man, and like a man whom wine hath overcome, because of the LORD, and because of the words of his holiness.
    • Works.
      Psalms 145:17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.
    • Kingdom.
      Psalms 47:8 God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.
      Matthew 13:41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
      Revelation 21:27 And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.
      1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
  • IS PLEDGED FOR THE FULFILMENT OF
    • His promises.
      Psalms 89:35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
    • His judgments.
      Amos 4:2 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks, and your posterity with fishhooks.
  • Saints are commanded to imitate.
    Leviticus 11:44 For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
    1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
  • Saints should praise.
    Psalms 30:4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
  • Should produce reverential fear.
    Revelation 15:4 Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
  • Requires holy service.
    Joshua 24:19 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye cannot serve the LORD: for he is an holy God; he is a jealous God; he will not forgive your transgressions nor your sins.
    Psalms 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.
  • Heavenly hosts adore.
    Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.
    Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.
  • Should be magnified.
    1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.
    Psalms 48:1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.
    Psalms 99:3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name; for it is holy.
    Psalms 99:5 Exalt ye the LORD our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
Here are Scriptures on being Holy

Holiness

Commanded.
  • Leviticus 11:45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
    Leviticus 20:7 Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.
    Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
    Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
    Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
  • CHRIST
    • Desires, for His people.
      John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    • Effects, in His people.
      Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
    • An example of.
      Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
      1 Peter 2:21-22 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
  • The character of God, the standard of.
    Leviticus 19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
    1 Peter 1:15-16 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
  • The character of Christ, the standard of.
    Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
    1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.
    Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
  • The gospel the way of.
    Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
  • Necessary to God's worship.
    Psalms 24:3-4 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
  • None shall see God without.
    Ephesians 5:5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
    Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
  • SAINTS
    • Elected to.
      Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
      Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
    • Called to.
      1 Thessalonians 4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
      2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began,
    • New created in.
      Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
    • Possess.
      1 Corinthians 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
      Hebrews 3:1 Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus;
    • Have their fruit unto.
      Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
    • Should follow after.
      Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
    • Should serve God in.
      Luke 1:74-75 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
    • Should yield their members as instruments of.
      Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
      Romans 6:19 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.
    • Should present their bodies to God in.
      Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
    • Should have their conversation in.
      1 Peter 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
      2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
    • Should continue in.
      Luke 1:75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.
    • Should seek perfection in.
      2 Corinthians 7:1 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.
    • Shall be presented to God in.
      Colossians 1:22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
      1 Thessalonians 3:13 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.
    • Shall continue in, for ever.
      Revelation 22:11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
  • Behavior of aged women should be as becomes.
    Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
  • Promise to women who continue in.
    1 Timothy 2:15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
  • Promised to the Church.
    Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.
    Obadiah 1:17 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.
    Zechariah 14:20-21 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of hosts: and all they that sacrifice shall come and take of them, and seethe therein: and in that day there shall be no more the Canaanite in the house of the LORD of hosts.
  • Becoming in the Church.
    Psalms 93:5 Thy testimonies are very sure: holiness becometh thine house, O LORD, for ever.
  • The Church is the beauty of.
    1 Chronicles 16:29 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.
    Psalms 29:2 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
  • The word of God the means of producing.
    John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
    2 Timothy 3:16-17 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
  • IS THE RESULT OF
    • The manifestation of God's grace.
      Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
      Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
    • Subjection to God.
      Romans 6:22 But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
    • God's keeping.
      John 17:15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
    • Union with Christ.
      John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
      John 17:9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
  • Required in prayer.
    1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
  • MINISTERS SHOULD
    • Possess.
      Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;
    • Avoid everything inconsistent with.
      Leviticus 21:6 They shall be holy unto their God, and not profane the name of their God: for the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and the bread of their God, they do offer: therefore they shall be holy.
      Isaiah 52:11 Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
    • Be examples of.
      1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
    • Exhort to.
      Hebrews 12:14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
      1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
  • MOTIVES TO;
    • The glory of God.
      John 15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
      Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
    • The love of Christ.
      2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
    • The mercies of God.
      Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed 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.
    • The dissolution of all things.
      2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
  • Chastisements are intended to produce, in saints.
    Hebrews 12:10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.
    James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
  • Should lead to separation from the wicked.
    Numbers 16:21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.
    Numbers 16:26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.
    2 Corinthians 6:17-18 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
  • The wicked are without.
    1 Timothy 1:9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
    2 Timothy 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
  • Exemplified.
    David,
    Psalms 86:2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.

    Israel,
    Jeremiah 2:3 Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

    John the Baptist,
    Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

    Prophets,
    Luke 1:70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

    Paul,
    1 Thessalonians 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

    Wives of Patriarchs,
    1 Peter 3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:

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