The Truth about Holiness

Remember the song that said "Shake off those heavy bands, lift up those holy hands"? Well, perhaps it's time to shake off some of those religious, un-scriptural notions we've heard about holiness. The Biblical truth about holiness is a blessing, not a burden and is surprising and refreshing! It is a joy learning and living what the LORD defines as "true holiness." (Ephesians 4:24) OVERCOMING SIN can only happen by surrender, not self ... self is the whole problem and so self much be crucified.

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“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” Exodus 15:11

“Holiness is NOT the way to Jesus. Jesus is the Way to Holiness.” anonymous

“I have ever believed that Jesus Christ releases the Grace to lead the Holy Life, and not the other way round. This Grace is very ready for us as we walk in obedience with Him. Our Salvation came through this Grace and is sustained by same. If we teach holiness without God’s Grace, it could mislead some as they try by their power to lead the life, in practice!” Basil Afam Nsofor

HOLINESS is NOT a work of the flesh saints any more than salvation is of mere men or a work of men (Galatians 3:3).

“Holiness, according to Jesus, has to be first and foremost UNCONDITIONAL love (Matthew 5:48)—especially love for our enemies. If someone does not have agape love, especially for their enemies, then their brand of holiness is not the real thing. If agape love is not present then all the other holiness virtues are relatively worthless (1 Corinthians 13:1-3). The cross and death to self are the exact components of self-sacrificial agape love!” Travis Bryan III

“But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.” Psalms 37:39

He who saves, sanctifies – as we abide in Him (John 15:1-6; Philippians 2:12-13, etc.). Holiness is a work of the Holy Ghost in the life of the abiding saint (John 15:1-16). Any holiness that is outside of this biblical truth/model is a work of the flesh and God-less (Matthew 23:23-25; Galatians 3:3). CHRIST alone can save and sanctify! Only Jesus is the Savior and Sanctifier! 1 Corinthians 1:30 says “But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and SANCTIFICATION, and redemption:” As the appropriation of all things in Christ’s kingdom, it’s by faith saints! (Romans 4:4-5; Hebrews 11:6) Please share this post.

The fruit of an abiding relationship with Christ always produces the fruit of His holiness (John 15:1-16).

Holy Scripture reveals that there is a “True holiness” as opposed to a false or feigned holiness (Matthew 23:23-25; Ephesians 4:24). Which one are you walking in?

PERSONAL Holiness is essential and yet, it’s not a work of the flesh but rather a work of God in the life of the truly BORN AGAIN, CURRENTLY abiding believer whose “first love” is Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:4-5).

“The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” Psalms 138:8

“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13

Eliset Igat writes:

“If you have repented and believed, Christ’s life is alive within you, and His grace is sufficient to meet and remove every hint of sin’s stain…and you can have victory over sin. Jesus’ life, death and resurrection was God’s supreme brush stroke of grace across the canvas of creation. He is the embodiment of all hope and grace. Praise the Lord Jesus! ‘For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth’ (Romans 10:4). God’s grace is given so we may know what Jesus Christ did for us at Calvary. Experiencing God’s gracious forgiveness motivates us to live a holy and obedient life for His glory. Forgiven and blessed by His matchless grace are those who call Him Savior.”

Holiness God’s Way | Abide in Christ by Andrew Murray | The Daily Cross

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