1 John 2:6
Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
The message of heart holiness is much needed in a world that is morally sick and spiritually oppressed. A clarion call must be sounded for separated living by the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Holiness Brings About Spiritual Discernment: Isaiah 44:3
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
1. Sensitivity . Jeremiah 31:31-33
“The time is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. 32It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them, declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
2. Openness . Joel 2:28-29
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. 29Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days.”
Holiness Reflects GodÕs Divine Love to Others: 1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1. Supremacy .
2. Submission .
Holiness Encourages Humility and Compassion: John 17:17
Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
1. Grace . Ephesians 2:8
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faithÐÐand this not from yourselves, it is the gift of GodÐÐ
2. Godliness . 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
Holiness Stimulates Service and Servanthood: Matthew 5:6
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
1. Fruitfulness . Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self‑control. Against such things there is no law.
2. Future . Hebrews 12:2
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.