Holiness according to Oxford dictionary means “The state or condition of being holy”.
What does it mean to be holy?
To be holy means
(a)”To be perfect or flawless”
(b) to be Set apart or dedicated for a specific purpose.
Holiness is also from the Hebrew word
Translated “ko’-desh” and it means
apartness, sacredness, separateness.
To be holy is to be “whole”,is to be set apart,is to be separated For God’s use.
Meaning for you to practice genuine holiness, you have to be separated, there are somethings you need to separate yourself from
Holiness is the nature of God.
God is clothed in Holiness.
Jesus said be ye holy as I am Holy.
Like you may say, there is no one that is perfect,we all are working towards perfection, I agree but shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
In the book of Hebrews chapter 1 and verse 9 the bible says “Thou hast loved righteousness , and hated iniquity ; therefore God , even thy God , hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
I have discovered through studies and research the secret of anointing and access to the power of God which I will be sharing with you today.
We live in a world and generation where people are doing all kinds of dubious and fetish thing just to get the anointing, some even visits witch doctors,some can even travel to Indian and all kinds of funny places just to do some fetish thing in other to get the anointing. All this anointing gotten from the wrong sources wouldn’t last and stand the test of time. It will definitely end in pain and penury. Anything Satan gives doesn’t last,when Satan give you a cap, he is aiming at your head, when he gives you a shoe, he is aiming at your legs.so what Satan gives always end in shame and disaster.
I have discovered the genuine source of anointing and power,and it is in holiness and righteousness.
God said because you have loved Holiness and righteousness, I my self I have anointed you with the oil of gladness above thy fellow.
The anointing you get through holiness will stand the test of time. I will not come and go.
How do I now practice holiness and live a Holy life?
Holiness child of God is not refusal to put on ear rings,make your hair, brush your teeth, put on marriage ring or another ring,not refusal to make up or dress well.but holiness is connected to the heart. It’s something of the heart.
Jesus said, these people draweth nigh unto me,but their heart is very far from me.
So holiness is not religiosity,but it’s a lifestyle and a nature of God.that is why God doesn’t commit sin,because his nature of holiness wouldn’t allow him to do so.
The Bible said in the book of 1 John he that is born of God, doesn’t commit sin,he can’t sin because the seed of God remaineth in him.
Do you see that? Child of God the moment you become Born again, the life of God which is called “zoe” and the nature of God which is holiness enters you immediately, so you can’t commit sin any more, or live in sin many more because the seed of God has entered you and you can’t behave the same way you used to behave why you where still in the world.
You aren’t a sinner any more the moment you become born again, you might fall into sin as you begin to walk with God and grow up in your Christian faith, but that doesn’t make you a sinner. Who is a sinner?
A sinner is one who commit and live in sin habitually, that is to say sin has become the nature and the life style of that Person. he/She can commit sin without showing any form of remorse,his or her conscience is dead and doesn’t speak to him/her any more.
Steps to practice holiness
1.Get born again genuinely.
2.Be filled with the holy spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues.
3.Rely on the power of the holy spirit
Depend on the holy spirit for the power to live and walk in Holiness daily. The Bible said in the book of
1Sa 2:9 He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.
Don’t depend on the alm of the flesh,because it will surely fail you.
Believe God for the strength and Grace to live the life of holiness daily.
Your physical strength and Muscle can’t help you.
4.When you fall,don’t sit or remain there get up and get going
The Bible said in Pro 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief
In Mich 7:8 The Bible said “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.
In Psa 34:19 The Bible said “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all”
When you fall my Friend Rise up,dust your feet and continue your movement.
5.Leave a disciplined life,and control the area of your weakness.
The devil will always fight and hunt you in the area of your weakness.
The area of weakness of Esau was food,the guy loves red porridge and ultimately He lost his birth Right because of red porridge,if your area of weakness is food, control your appetite, mind how you eat and where you eat,lest you will be tempted by the devil through food.
Some Christians have a very bad appetite, anywhere they see food they must eat,in even in their enemies house lol. Even when they are fasting self, immediately they set their eyes on food it doesn’t matter where the food is coming from they must break the fast and eat the food immediately,if you are under that yoke and the Spirit of glutoning is at work in your life, I break that yoke and set you free in Jesus name.
The weakness of Samson was that he loves women. And that landed him on his early grave without completing his assignment. What is your weakness?
Discover and deal with it,if you don’t deal with it, it will deal with you later on in the future.
Just to name a few,the weakness of Judas Iscariot was money, no wonder he sold his master because of 30 pieces of silver and ultimately the bad news was that he died before his master Jesus.
What is your weakness? Recognise it and deal with it, that is the areas you are most vulnerable to Sin. That is the area Satan will come and tempt you.
6.don’t tempt the holy spirit.
When you recognised the area of your weakness, guide against that area,defend that territory, don’t allow the devil to tempt you through that area. And you don’t tempt the holy spirit by playing with the area of your weakness.
It was when Eve was playing with the forbidden fruit ( areas of her weakness) that Satan came and tempt her to eat the forbidden fruit.
When you know that for example the area of your weakness is woman, you have the Spirit of lust, anything under skirt is your thirst don’t go to proustite joint to go and preach,else you will be tempted and you will eventually fall.
Don’t tempt the holyspirit that he will lead you, he will not,you will eventually fall.
When you discovered that the area of your weakness is drunkenness, you like alcohol run from bear parlour and night clubs, run from those friends of yours, that leads you to commit sin.else you will be tempted, and eventually fall into sin.