The Call Of Holiness

The Call Of Holiness

Be holy for I am holy…1 Peter 1:16 What does it mean that God is holy? He is completely separated from any other god. He has no trace of evil. He is perfect. He has no equal, therefore He has no adversary. He doesn’t have opinions. HE IS RIGHT! Leonard Ravenhill said that the emphasis of Isaiah is the emphasis of holiness. It is the most needed thing in the church today. Until the church is holy, there is no rapture. Jesus isn’t coming for a limping old woman. He isn’t coming for a bag woman. He is coming for a bride, pure and spotless! In Isaiah 6, Isaiah finds himself in the throne room of God. He hears the cry of holy, holy, holy. The first thing that happened to Isaiah, and will happen to you, is the realization of your inadequacy. This is not belittlement or condemnation or humiliation or self destruction. This is a pure humility. Realizing without God you are nothing but with Him you have everything you need! Isaiah is then proclaimed clean. The second thing God does is to bring comfort into your life. This is why He sent us the Comforter or the Holy Spirit. He cleanses us and then He imparts into us His strength, power, courage, and peace. He speaks to us and tell us how strong He is in us. Lastly, Isaiah hears a call and he says, “Here am I. Send me.” The third thing God does is He gives you a calling or a mandate or a mantle. God doesn’t need a vast army to get things rolling. He needs one person to take Him at His word and do what He said to do. This is where most people fail. They fall at their calling. They lay down their calling. When you begin to step out in obedience, sometimes something happens. It may be a bankruptcy, a sudden divorce, a sickness, a betrayal of a close friend. A train from hell comes and hits you. You think, if I just lay down this calling, everything will be fine. It doesn’t work that way. Life does not get easier and you cannot live in victory if you lay down the call God has put on your life. What do you do now? Pray in the Holy Spirit daily. Build yourself up in the most holy faith. Draw a circle around yourself on a daily basis and say, “God, fill me with your fire!” There is no better place to be than in the perfect will of God. This is an excerpt from our video devotional series. This is Episode 7 of Faith Bombs. Watch the entire devotional here: Blog