The Power of God’s Holiness

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Isaiah 6: 1. “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. 2. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. 3. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. 4. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. 5. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”

Isaiah was a young man when king Uzziah died, and that period was the beginning of his prophetic ministry. God showed him the great vision of His awesome glory and Holiness which was similar with what John revealed in the book of Revelations centuries later.

God’s Holiness is exceedingly unique that we cannot fully fathom it. It is incomparable, incomprehensible, unattainable but He reveals himself as he so desires to whom he chooses to reveal himself to.

The natural man is totally blind to the holiness of God and the spiritual man sees in parts as God reveals to him.

Understanding The Power of God’s Holiness

1. Holiness is a quality of perfection, sinlessness, and an inability to sin that is possessed by God alone. Psalm 18: 30a. “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried:…… “

2. Holiness is the name by which God is known. Isaiah 57: 15a. “For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy;… “ Psalm 103: 1. “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.” Jesus taught in Matthew 6: 9. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.”

3. Holiness is the term used by God to describe himself and which all the host of Heaven witnesses and testifies to – He says in Ezekiel 39: 7. “…… I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.”

4. All holiness finds its origin and source in God alone. – God is the source of all holiness. God therefore rightly sets the standard of what is holy.

Biblically Nothing is holy until it is connected to the origin and source of holiness— which is God.

There is no holiness independent of God’s holiness. Revelation 15:4 says, “Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy.”  “There is no one holy like Jehovah.” (1 Samuel 2:2)

5. The holiness of God describes both His goodness and His power. It is completely unique, and utterly all-powerful radiating out from God like an energy. God’s holiness is so overwhelming, that it can actually be dangerous to approach. Exodus 33: 20. “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and llive” Using the sun as an example – The sun is so bright and powerful that its energy radiates out through the solar system. but the sun itself is so powerful that it’s dangerous to get too close. Like the Holy of holiest – the high priest must be both ritually and morally pure to enter into the holiest place in the Old Testament

6. God’s holiness pervades {fills} His entire being and shapes all His attributes. His love is a holy love, His mercy is holy mercy, and even His anger and wrath are holy anger and holy wrath, his wisdom is holy, his name is holy

7. Holiness is one of the attributes God swears by – Psalm 89: 35. “Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.” Amos 4: 2a “The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness,…”

8. All the evil in the world is an offense against the holiness of God and its preparing this world for an ultimate and divine vindication. The book of revelation tells us about the wrath to come upon the unrighteous. God has prepared the wine of wrath to pour upon the earth.

9. God defends his holiness and cherishes his purity. Ezekiel 36: 18.” Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: 19. And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: according to their way and according to their doings I judged them. 20. And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land. 21. But I had pity for mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. 22. Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy name’s sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 23. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, saith the Lord GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.”. Ezekiel 36:23 AMPC – “And I will vindicate the holiness of My great name and separate it for its holy purpose from all that defiles it–My name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned among them–and the nations will know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service], when I shall be set apart by you and My holiness vindicated in you before their eyes and yours

10. Holiness is the attribute that most effectively speaks of who God is. – He is holy. Everything in the Old Testament begins and ends with the holiness of God and which was greatly expanded in the New Testament.

Our God is a Holy God!

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