“Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
The King James version says Holiness instead of sanctification in this verse. The Greek word is ἁγιασμός, meaning purification. Most people will say it is impossible to be pure. Really? I disagree. You can’t be pure on your own without the help of the Holy Spirit that is for sure. But if you have been “born again” into the family of God and you are what I refer to as a Christ lover and if you have been filled with the Holy Spirit, living a life subject to our Father in heaven, then you are able to be pure through the power of that same Holy Spirit who filled you. That is not to say you will not have issues with your flesh rising up, but Jesus Christ does the work of purification in us. The only thing we need to do is submit to Him. Our flesh and our spirit will always war with each other. “For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish.” Gal 5:17 So in this world even our body is at war with the Spirit! Evil abounds in this world on all levels.
So, what does living a holy (pure) life look like in this world today? We must live in this world, but we must not be a partaker in the evil of this world. “If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” Gal 5:25 This verse tells us we must be in tune with Jesus at all times. Praying at all times, asking the Lord to direct us in all things. There is nothing we must make a decision about without Jesus being consulted in our decision-making process. Going to the grocery store what should we buy and how much money should we spend to who we should marry.
Taking ourselves out of the evilness of this world means not being a part of anything that does not glorify God. From what movies or TV programs we watch to what kind of music we listen too. It matters greatly to our Father and it corrupts our Spirit to listen or watch things that do not glorify our Father in heaven.
It grieves me to see what is happening to our children and what they are seeing adults do. What is our country going to look like in 20 years from now? I daresay if we last that long it will be so cold and evil you will shudder. Your children are going to be here in those 20 years and I ask you are you preparing them for the evil to come? Are you teaching them that God alone is their real source of power? Are you showing them how to live a holy life so that their eternity is secured? Are you consulting Jesus on how to raise your child in every aspect of their life right now?
As I watched just a small portion of those ungodly, blind women march on Washington this week, it broke my heart to see such evil abound. These women had such an opportunity to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world! Instead satan was upheld, some of the most horrible words came out of these women speaker’s mouths! This is not freedom. This is bondage to lies from satan. Women, you want respect? Then give respect to yourself. A woman of holy character will garner much respect.
“Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God.” Lev. 20:7 and Peter he quoted it also by saying: “Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:16
God does not tell us to do something that is impossible for us to do. I challenge you ladies especially to be an example of holiness to your family. Be a Proverbs 31 woman!