We are entering into a new Season that everyone calls this time of year Spring Cleaning. We will beginning a series about Spring Cleaning refreshing our heart, soul, mind and Spirit.
Psalms 24:3-5 NKJV
3 Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord ? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, Nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive blessing from the Lord , And righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Let’s talk about why God is holy. In many ways, holiness is God’s central attribute. It deals with the essence of God’s character.
“Holiness” itself means, “to be set apart”. A thing is holy if it is set apart for a special use.
God’s holiness is the incomparable perfection of His divine nature, His beauty, His majesty, His magnificence, and His splendor. His glory is the display of that holiness.
The glory of God is the manifestation of His holiness.
Leviticus 10:3 NKJV
3 And Moses said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke, saying: ‘By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; And before all the people I must be glorified.’ ” So Aaron held his peace.
II Corinthians 5:21 NKJV
21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
We are completely accepted by God; when God looks at us, He sees us through Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross.
Hebrews 1:3 NKJV
3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
I Corinthians 11:7 NKJV
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man.
I Corinthians 11:12 NKJV
12 For as woman came from man, even so man also comes through woman; but all things are from God.
There are two aspects of righteousness:
1. Our standing before God
We are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.
2. Our walk
As we make Christ-like choices in our life, we are walking in righteousness.
How do you see yourself? Do you see yourself as a sinner, or do you see yourself as a righteous, holy follower of Jesus Christ?
You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. You are the glory of God, the public display of God’s holiness.
Hebrews 12:14 NKJV
14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
Romans 12:18 NKJV
18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Holiness is the mark of God’s children. We are to be holy because we have been made partakers of His divine nature.
It’s possible to be holy in an unholy world. Jesus did the hard part when He died on the cross.
You are holy because you are the glory of God. We’ve got to wipe away the sin-consciousness and allow the glorious, majestic, magnificent, amazing holiness and glory of God to fill our hearts and minds and souls.