2/3/2008 ~ Be Ye Holy


... at the revelation of Jesus Christ; as obedient children, not conforming
yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called
you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:1-21

When you STAND with God you stand in a safe place.

... if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. ...
~ 1st Peter 3:13-14

We won’t be able to defend ourselves if we are blatantly guilty.

... it is better, if it is the will of God, to suffer for doing good
than for doing evil. ~ 1st Peter 3:15-17

                                  └─> ~ Bad people do get punished.

... because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy." ~ 1st Peter 1:15-16
    └─> Be like the Father.

Make all of your decisions for the Glory of the Father.

... You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. ~ Leviticus 11:44-45

... distinguish between the unclean and the clean, ... ~ Leviticus 11:46-47

How do you become Holy on a daily basis?
◎ Avoid darkness and put on the light.

Uncleanness = Unholiness

... although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful,
but became futile in their thoughts, ... ~ Romans 1:20-27

Sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;
Full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; Whisperers, backbiters, ...
┌─> Sins of the heart.                                                       
... those who practice such things are deserving of death, ... ~ Romans 1:28-32
└─> Unclean.         
... Haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to
parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful.
                                 ┌─> Unclean practices among us separate us from God.
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? ...
~ 1st Corinthians 6:9-10

Fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites,
nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners.
... you were brought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body
and in your spirit, which are God's. ~ 1st Corinthians 6:18-20

Gossip or dirty thoughts separate us from God.
Fellowship with evil separates you from God.
If you’re not excited about being with God now,
when it comes time, it will be too late.

"... For by your words you will be justified, and by your words
you will be condemned." ~ Matthew 12:33-37

Careful what you say -
~ gossiping, lying, cursing, malice,
Do you want to be separated from God?
Turn from evil to remain Holy

Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil.
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:21-22

Own your own faith.                                          
└─> Build on your own faith.
└─> Read scripture.           
                └─> Look to the promise through Christ.
                                                 └─> Heir of the grace of God.
                                                             └─> Now a child of God.
                                                                      └─> Believe God.
                                                                                        └─> Repent of sins.

    ┌─> We must direct our hearts.
... hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and
quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4

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Control your heart, thoughts, for the glory of God.
Would you turn your heart to the world over God?

"... You cannot serve God and mammon." ~ Matthew 6:24

Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you, ... ~ James 4:7-10

Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved,
he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised ~ James 1:12

                                                       /   |   \

Consequence of rejecting God:                                 

     Defeat = Death = Victory for SATAN     

                                    ┌─> Spiritual conduct of men.  
I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands,
without wrath and doubting; ... ~ 1st Timothy 2:8-10

Be careful where you go in honesty.
Going to a bar or viewing pornography puts one closer to the world.
● Stay away from darkness where it is not holy ○

... providing honorable things, not only in the sight of the Lord,
but also in the sight of men. ~ 2nd Corinthians 8:20-21

... Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. ... ~ Romans 12:17-21

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Matthew 5:16

Stand with God.

"Be holy, for I am holy."

... let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit,
perfecting holiness in the fear of God. ~ 2nd Corinthians 7:1

... present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God,
which is your reasonable service. ~ Romans 12:1

... slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end,
everlasting life. ... ~ Romans 6:15-23

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which
no one will see the Lord: ... ~ Hebrews 12:14-15

To be holy or not to be holy?





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