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You Are Called Unto Holiness

During the Old Testament period, the Lord gave Moses strict rules forbidding His people to eat or touch the unclean things (see Leviticus 5-11).

The Lord wants His people to know the difference between the things that are holy and unholy and the things that are clean and unclean.

The Lord expected us to know these differences also although the emphasis is not on the physical but on the spiritual.

What are some of the unclean things that believers must avoid?

  • Unclean spirits and doctrines of devils.

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron. But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. (1 Timothy 4:1-2, 7)

  • The works of the flesh.

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. (Galatians 5:19-21)

Unclean spirits are driven out by Jesus (see Mark 1:27). They have no place in the life of a child of God.

God has called us to holiness. We can achieve holiness when we walk in the Spirit and manifest the fruit of the Spirit.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such, there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Since we are in Christ and have crucified the flesh, let us live and walk in the Spirit.

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. (2 Corinthians 6:17-18)

AMEN!

 

11 Comments »

  1. We are now looking at life through a tiny spectrum where time and space create infinite potential for us to be vessels of the Lord’s light and dispel darkness in the world. If we neglect so great a calling and allow darkness to overshadow His goodness and grace, it will create an environment where chaos and pathos are the resulting factors. The choice is an individual one — but the results are collective to all of mankind.

    “I Imagined”
    I Imagined, a world where a child’s laughter was all the medicine one needed to feel better.
    I Imagined, a world where old couples happily walked streets holding hands and talking.
    I Imagined, a world where peace was not some far off hope, but a very present reality.
    I Imagined, a world where love and truth prevailed. But then I realized,
    I didn’t have to imagine anymore—because it was no longer some far of thought.
    It is only 12 inches away—the distance from my head to my heart!

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  2. We are certainly called unto holiness, both the books of Leviticus (OT) and Peter (NT) command us to be holy. When I think of this word, I think of being set apart, consecrated for the Lord’s use, peculiar, pleasing to our Father. May we daily die to self and follow Jesus. Thank you for reminding us of our mandate, Beverly ☺️

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