By Candra Shanice Pedro
He is Holy and asks us to be Holy as He is Holy.
Thinking it’s impossible?
Remember when JESUS DIED on the cross for our SINS so that we may come boldly to the throne of GOD, not as slaves or covered in the blood of our own sins but as CHILDREN of the LIVING GOD, REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB.?
So what did we actually do, in order to achieve this?
Simply, Believe and Receive and at the beginning of our new found journey, the Holy Spirit walks with and works within us.
When we think of the nature of mankind, especially in the situations where we are found having to “GIVE”, the first thing we think of would be “what would we get out of having to give” and if nothing is reciprocated in this giving, we stop giving. Similar to that, when something is FREELY GIVEN, we immediately have the gut feeling that there’s a catch involved. As if we’re being tricked cause in this world we are lead to believe that “nothing in life is (actually) free”.
John 15:13 New International Version (NIV) says.
13″ Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
THIS WAS FREELY GIVEN.
His life for our lives, was freely GIVEN. No strings attached, no hidden agendas, simply Love.
Where am I going with this?
what JESUS did was sign adoption papers for us to be called FAMILY, GOD’S CHILDREN, GOD’S FAMILY. Now as the Children of the Living God, Jesus tells us, “Be Holy For I am Holy. When a child is adopted at any age or born into a family, that child will get the surname of the family they belong to. There was nothing that child did to get this surname, and as each surname is meaningful for the one carrying it. Being Holy is the surname, the Family of Christ carries.
You are a part of a Family, not a clan not a mob, those things would have so many restrictions and rules, instructions and step by step to do lists that will leave you more empty and feeling Hopeless to being Holy before God. Clans/Mops are filled with an inner hatred just to be at the top. It would prefer keeping people out rather than having people come in, but the family of Christ as God’s Heart is towards each of His Children, He wants to keep adding to His family and adopting each broken heart and soul that needs love. This family isn’t measured by blood or our own blood to say the least, but measured by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ that was shed for us. A family that doesn’t want to stop growing.
Similiar to this THE GREAT ALMIGHTY, LIVING GOD, OUR ABBA FATHER IS HOLY, THE AWESOME KING JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE, LION OF JUDAH OUR VERY LORD AND SAVIOR IS HOLY AND OUR BEAUTIFUL POWERFUL GENTLE FORCE AND HEART OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT. . . IS HOLY.
When we walk with this Family, God works within us through His Holy Spirit, as Jesus Prepares a place for us with His Father in Heaven and as God takes out each and every false god trying to be Him, they left us with the Holy Spirit who is our teacher our comforter and our friend, teaching us about our new found Family that We now Belong to. If you were an African child adopted into a Chinese family you would now do things the way the Chinese does the way they speak, the way they eat etc, all this will take a lot of learning and they will help you along the way, they wouldn’t reject you if you got a few things wrong, that’s family for you💗.
Be Holy as the family of God is Holy
Walk with God and let the Holy Spirit lead your heart to the Holiness of their Family. Don’t try to hard, just be teachable allowing the Holy Spirit to lead the way that you should walk and Trust Him. The more time you spend with your family(of God),
[[[in Word in Prayer in Worship]]]
the More you will begin to resemble them. 💗
“Be Holy for I am Holy”
It was never Religion but a call to a Relationship.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU and KEEP You.