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Without Holiness No Man Shall See The Lord.

Hebrews 12:14 - Without Holiness No man Shall See God [part 2]

God is a holy God: Christ is a holy Savior: the Spirit of God is a holy Spirit: heaven is a holy place: the angels are holy angels: and all God’s redeemed people are holy people. Am I a holy person? If I am not, the Scripture assures me, that I shall not (cannot) see God. Holiness is a separation of heart from sin to God. It is not mere decency of conduct; there may be external morality where there is no holiness, though there can be no holiness without morality. If you are a holy person, you not only abstain from sin, but you really hate it.

You hate all sin; whatever is not consistent with the will of God, you hate and abhor. Your abhorrence is turned against yourself on account of your remaining sinfulness. You not only discover sin in your life but in your heart. If you are a sanctified person, you make conscience not only of your actions and words but of your thoughts. You not only desire to appear good in the eyes of the world but to approve yourself to God who searches the heart. You seek an inward conformity to the mind and will of God. Is this the case? Remember that it is written, “Without holiness, no man shall see the Lord.” 

Holiness is, in short, the love of God shed abroad in the heart by the Holy Spirit given unto us. This love becomes the motive to all holy obedience; the Word of God then becomes the rule of the whole conduct, and the glory of God is proposed as the end of our conversation. Now no man can enter heaven till he is made holy. Do you believe it? And is it the prayer of your heart, “Lord, sanctify me wholly, soul, body, and spirit”? (see 1 Thess. 5:23). If it be, the Lord hath begun the good work in your heart, and He will perfect it unto the day of Jesus Christ, that you may be presented holy and unblameable before Him in love.

Conclusion:  Because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:16)   Holy is the Lord, God Almighty. The earth is filled with His glory.  🌏💐 🌅

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Your Answer to the One Question Everyone Has About Healing

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The topic of healing raises many questions in believers’ minds. How does God heal? Will He heal every time? What about those times when healing seems delayed?

The answer to those questions is found in our healing covenant from the Lord, Dr. Chip Beaulieu, pastor and longtime healing evangelist, tells Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of the Greenelines podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network. He finds the foundation for that covenant—and his new book—in Exodus 15:26, where God says, “I am the Lord who heals you.”

“In the original language, that says, ‘I am Jehovah Rapha,'” Beaulieu explains. “So it’s the first time that the Lord spoke those two words together—’I am Jehovah, God that I am,’ but then He also said, ‘I am Rapha, the Lord who heals.’ And so He was making a covenant with Israel at that point in time that this is not just something that I do; this is something that I am.”

“As Christians, we get to take advantage of that,” says Beaulieu, who has seen many people healed through his international ministry as well as through the healing school at his church, Word of Truth Church in Dayton, Tennessee. Ha adds that the first question people have about healing is this one: Is it God’s will to heal?

Beaulieu has put the answers to those questions together in his new book, Our Healing Covenant, in the form of roughly 400 Bible verses in a variety of translations, all pertaining to healing.

“If you’ll read these verses, you’ll come to the same conclusion that we have, which is that it’s God’s will to heal—really, every single time without a single exception for all of humanity,” he says. “And that sounds like a radical statement, but it’s really not—it’s a covenant.”

“The Lord’s never stopped being who He is,” Beaulieu adds. “And if He was Jehovah Rapha with Moses and the children of Israel, he still Jehovah Rapha with us today. And that’s really a fundamental principle that we have to get in our hearts: that God desires to heal me. And then we can figure out the rest of it, you know because healing doesn’t always happen immediately. It didn’t even happen immediately, every single time in the ministry of Jesus.

For much more from Dr. Chip Beaulieu on God’s healing covenant and how He is working to heal today, listen to this entire episode of the Greenelines podcast , and subscribe to Greenelines on your favorite podcast platform for more inspiring stories like this one. Find Beaulieu’s book, Our Healing Covenant, wherever fine books are sold.

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