December 26, 2020

BE HOLY - Bro. T. Stephen

I greet and bless everyone in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.  The blessed word that   God   has given for you today is from the book of  Hebrews 12:14, “Follow peace with all men, and holinesswithout which no man shall see God.”

God wants us to be at peace with all men and also be Holy if we need to see God.  The above passage reminds us of our position in Christ and the glories that are to be experienced in Him, who is the Author and Finisher of our   faith. But as God’s blood-bought us as children, we are beloved of the Father. He disciplines those whom He loves, so that through the sufferings of this world, we will be trained by it, and afterwards will enjoy the peaceful fruit of righteousness.  Then God will allow the Holy Spirit to descend upon you, God will uproot all uncleanness from your body spirit and soul.  God will allow the Holy Spirit to descend upon you, for the time has come for you to put on the garment of Holiness. For without Holiness it is impossible to please God.

When the Holy Spirit descends upon you then, the time for God to perform miracles over your life has begun.  The time to prosper you and your children. You will begin to shine in all walks of your life. Your business will flourish; your education will be upgraded. Your very standard of life will reach its peak. You will begin to prosper in all the work of your hands. People will admire your skill, your efficiency at work and praise you. You will begin to receive name and fame. God will undo all the work of the uncircumcised and unclean people and set you above others. You will lend to others and not borrow from others. You shall be blessed in the city and outside the city.

Now having received the Blessings and Honour   of God, it is important that our faith does not fail and that we stand firm in these evil days and strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble. It is necessary   to hold on to our faith and our hope without wavering, and to pursue peace with all men, and holiness, for all the promises of God are faithful and true.  Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Let not your heart   be troubled “. Hence we need to turn our heart upon Jesus, and fix the thoughts of our minds on Him, that His peace like a river will flood our heart, and His holiness will become a practical reality in our life. God will give you the strength to resist the devil. As a result all your failures will become victorious.

We are called to be holy and set apart unto Him, for God is holy, we cannot achieve this by our own efforts. We need the presence of the Holy Spirit, within us, then we can “Pursue peace with all men  and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord.”  Have you made an attempt to be Holy?  Is your life a testimony before   others?  Have you surrendered your life to God?  If not try to be perfect and Holy as God is Holy.  Be perfect in all that you do.   Never compromise with the things of the world.  God bless you.

Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Thank you for telling us that we need to be Holy in order to see God. For He is Holy and Blameless and Spotless. Give us the desire to be Holy and consecrated to God.  Not to lust after the things of this world but to be sanctified and set apart   as we are  God’s blood-bought children.  May our desire in thought, word and deed be focused on God.  May our  garments  be Holy  by pursuing Your perfect peace. Help us to   fix   our heart on Jesus and  we  pray  that  the  life that we now live may reflect our  position in Christ.

In Jesus name we pray,


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