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The Holiness of God

"Jerry retired Trucker- Author- Ph.D. in Philosophy/ Life Coach from Kingdom Ambassadors Global Univ. & Currently MHC Life University"

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Scriptural References

(1 Peter 1:13-16) (13) "Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;" (14) " As obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance;" (15) " But as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, "Be holy, for I am holy."

(Romans 12:1-2) (1) " I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service." (2) " And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

(Ephesians 5:26-27) (26)That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,” (27) “That He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”

(Ephesians 1:3-4) (3) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,” (4) “According as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,”

(1 Corinthians 3:16-17) (16) Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (17) “If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are."


Preface Summary

Dear reader, the message this book presents is a timely message which allows us to catch a glimpse of the invisible God and learn about his attributes and holiness.

Beloved, we must realize that our God is eternal and is not bound by the dimension of time and the law of physics, for he created time as a temporary context for His creation, and dear Saints, everything that has ever happened or will ever happen has already occurred within His awareness.

Dear reader, did you know that all creation relies on God for existence, but He does not need what was created to sustain him.

Beloved, our God has the power to speak everything seen and unseen into existence and sustain it with the right hand of his power for beloved, his creative power is beyond our comprehension because when he speaks galaxies are born.

Saints, our God our God is holy which is what sets him apart from everything that is created and his moral character is the absolute standard of integrity and ethical purity.

Church, as we meditate on God’s supreme holiness, we cannot help being overcome with a sense of awe.

(Psalm 96:9) “Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the Earth."

Dear reader, this book will give revelation on the Lord our God that he is just in all His judgments.

Saints, to get a better revelation of what I am attempting to say, we can imagine that we are in the court room of a judge that is known to be unforgiving and very harsh with those that would come into his court but one particular morning, his mother was brought before him.

Beloved in my story, not only was she brought before him but the sate has witnesses that caught her in the very act of committing a crime.

Saints notice the stern look on the judges face as the state presented its witnesses leaving the defense attorney no loop hole to convince the jury that the woman is innocent.

Beloved listen as the judge renders the verdict that she is guilty as charged but saints, what took place next caused everyone in the court room to gasp in unbelief as the judge found his mother guilty and sentenced her to pay her debt to society in the state prison.

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Saints, after giving his mother a harsh sentence, and adjuring the court, the judge started removing his robe and stretch his hand out to the bailiff saying, "there is nothing in the law that would prevent me from serving mom's sentence and beloved reader, that is exactly what our God did for his greatest creation for you and for me.

Beloved, the word states that He that knew no sin, was made sin for us or in our place, that we might become the righteousness of God in him.

(2 Corinthians 5:21) "For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."


A Look At the Holiness of God

Dear reader, the thought for this hub came after hearing a message from one of our newly ordained ministers expounding on the new heaven and new earth which will be filled with righteousness. Beloved, I also have been touched by reading some inspiring hubs by Christian authors on hub pages.

These inspiring hubs made me think that maybe there is hope for America and the world at large which caused me to think on the Holiness of the Living God.

Beloved, some of these hubs caused me to think of the famous sermon preached by Jonathan Edwards titled “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." Dear reader, this sermon caused the Holiness of God to fall mightily upon the congregation bringing the people to a realization of their sin before the eyes of a Holy God who sees and hears everything in his universe. Beloved to be Holy is to be unique and separate from all things created both seen and unseen.

Beloved, our God is far above and beyond anything our three pound brain can imagine because he has no limitations on what he can and cannot do in other words, he is able to work inside and out side creation with no restrictions.

(Psalms 24: 3-5) (3) "Who may ascend to the hill of the Lord, and who may stand in His holy place?" (4) "He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to falsehood, and has not sworn deceitfully." ( 5.) "He shall receive a blessing from the Lord and righteousness from the God of his salvation."


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The cleansing Fire of God

Dear reader, we can reflect back and review what took place in the days of Lot and discover a conversation between God and Abraham concerning the impending judgment that was soon to fall on the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abram started by interceding before God for mercy concerning these wicked cities knowing that his nephew Lot had chosen these cities for his home.

Beloved, Abraham began by asking God as he stood in proxy as a mediator for these wicked cities because he knew his nephew Lot had chosen to live in these cities. He began to ask God if he would spare the cities if fifty righteous people could be found and God agreed that if fifty could be found that he would show mercy and spare the cities.

Beloved, Abraham continued to plead with God till he had bargained himself down to ten cities and God said he would spare the cities if he could find ten righteous people. Beloved, the search was made to find ten righteous people that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah could have been spared from the severity of God’s judgment who hates sin, but sadly, there was not even ten righteous people in the two cities that could be found.

Beloved, if sin in its fullness caused the judgment of God to fall on a nation in that day, then the question for us today in this unthankful wicked generation should be; “ Lord, with all the violence and disregard for all that is Holy, how close are we in reaping the same judgment or something even worse? "

Beloved, we desperately need a spiritual cleansing in our world today and it needs to start with the men and women standing in their churches attempting to bring some hope and meaning to their congregations.

Beloved, my question to you the reader and to myself is this, "what is this cleansing fire that would cause men and women to weep and mourn before their creator?"

Dear reader, to fully answer that question, would be for us to get a visitation from heaven and get an up close glimpse of the Holiness and justice of our Living God which will strip off all pretense as his cleansing fire falls and flesh is exposed before his piercing eyes as we discover that what we were exploiting in our services calling it a moving of his Holy Spirit was nothing more than worked up flesh.


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Our Works Will Be Tried By Fire

Dear reader if what you have read thus far does not cause you to think about the world situation today, then I ask you to view the suffering and trial of Job who thought he was at the point of death which caused him to curse his day of birth, yes look at Job as his anguish turns into pure joy, worship and adoration when he came face to face with the holiness of God after his trial.

Look at Isaiah the sixth chapter and see the prophet of God shaking in weakness when he was confronted with the awesome keen awareness of God’s holiness and power which caused the man of God to become aware of his own sinful nature and the sin of the people around him. In verse 5 we hear him crying out that he is a man of unclean lips. He was terrified of being in the presence of a Holy God.

Beloved, when we see and recognize God’s holiness, we soon become aware of our own ungodliness. Dear reader, Isaiah realizes that there is a whole nation of people around him in desperate need of the same cleansing he himself has just received which caused him to be filled with compassion for the lost and changed this man of God into a humble man that is filled with a desire to commit his entire life to the Lord’s service.

Beloved, our churches today need this cleansing revival fire and presence of the Living God to show up in our services which will pull the masks off of what we think are important persons and strip away the false pretenses or shall I call them actors in the house of God.

Beloved, the Holiness of God will cause the souls of men and women to be laid bare before the eyes of an all knowing and all seeing God. When God shows up in his Holiness, the works of men are tested and what we thought was the workings of his Spirit, will be shown to be nothing more than our own fleshly cravings and desires which will burned and consumed like wood, hay and stubble.

Beloved, we read in the Holy Scriptures that men and women trembled in the presence of the Angels of God and my question is, “will this give us a glimpse of his Holiness and awesome presence to one day stand before him and give an account of our lives? "

Dear reader, it is no secret today that some of our churches have become social clubs and have lost their love and zeal for lost humanity finding themselves in the category of the elder brother in the parable of the prodigal son. Yes beloved, they are selfish people that claim to know God but find themselves seated with people that use the pretense of gossip as a prayer request in a church meeting and they do it with no shame.


Our God Is Holy in Thought and Deed

Dear reader, as we stated earlier in this hub and I really feel an urge to say it again and again that the awesome truth we need to proclaim in todays wicked world is that our God will not be mocked because the Holiness of God is who God is and it clearly defines his character.

Beloved, it is that part that separates him from all other things in the universe because he does not depend on things that were created to sustain him but all creation is dependent upon him for its existence.

Beloved, our God is Holy in thought and deed because he is not held in place by anything or anyone nor is he bound or limited by space and time.

Beloved, let me take a stand in this mixed up world to day that has no room for God or anything that is holy but beloved, our awesome creator God is and has always existed with no beginning or ending to be found but beloved, let me declare that all things are held in place by the word of his power.

Dear reader, the most powerful Supreme Court judge holding the life and future of an individual brought before him would pale in comparison to the day that he himself will be standing in front of the Judge of the universe who created him and standing there without representation giving an account of the life he was mercifully granted in his life span on earth.

Beloved, if we look at Exodus nineteen and verse eighteen, we will discover that the people of God after witnessing the mighty hand of God deliver some three million of them from bondage in Egypt, yes beloved, we find them trembling before the mountain as it was shaking as God’s awesome presence and power descended upon it in front of them.

Dear reader, the awesome presence and holiness of almighty God caused Adam and Eve to hide in the garden because of failing to keep his commandment. In closing beloved, let me declare that it caused the face of Moses to shine so bright that he had to place a cover over it to address the people.

Why Does the World Not Want What We Have

Beloved, as long as we think we are right, what need is there for a change and a voice to cry out to a Living God to come and kindle us with fresh revival cleansing fire which will consume and expose sin and its wages for what it is and that is death both spiritually and physically with eternal separation from God and all that is Holy. Amen.

In closing beloved, let me say that the bottom line is that people know when you love them and they know when you are pretending to love them and dear reader, those attending church service are to be treated with love and respect and if they do not sense and feel it in the parking lot and when they enter the door of a sanctuary, they are not going to be able to receive the message from the one bringing the message because their mind is already focused on how they were treated as a guest before and after they entered the building.

Beloved, did you not know that sometimes, there is a reason someone living near the church or beside one of the church elders as a neighbor, have no intention of attending services where they go because they have already watched how they lived their life when they are not in church.

Dear reader, the bottom line to our call and purpose for being here is to occupy our position and follow the command of our Lord in the great commission by letting our light shine before men that they would see our good works and glorify the father in Heaven and beloved, nowhere can we find in scripture where we are told to make our light shine, therefore beloved in closing, let me say that "you can not give what you do not have and there are no short cuts with God!"

My Conclusion

Dear reader, many Kings, peoples and governments have attempted to bring God down to their level in an attempt to convince people that he has lowered his standard but my answer to all would be that according to how he has shown up in history and made himself known even in the founding of this republic called the United States of America, He is the standard that we must measure up to.

Beloved reader, we must not forget that we are living in his Kingdom in the here and now. He has already defeated Satan and Ephesians says that all Authority has been granted unto him. Beloved, it is Delegated Authority that was given unto him by the Father and he in turn has delegated that Authority unto us.

Beloved, I close this hub with a word and a prayer that we the church which make up the body of Christ here on Earth, desperately need a fresh encounter with the Holiness of God which will make us become aware of how dangerous it is to play with sin. Some people including church folks play with sin today as if it is something to be toyed. They give the impression of someone putting a snake in their pocket to warm it up with a mindset of trusting it not to bite them as if they are somehow immune to its venom and judgment of death it brings to its victims.

Dear reader may I ask, "why does the world not want what we have to offer?"

Beloved, as long as we think we are right, what need is there for a change and a voice to cry out to a Living God to come and kindle us with fresh revival cleansing fire which will consume and expose sin and its wages for what it is and that is death both spiritually and physically with eternal separation from God and all that is Holy. Amen.

My Closing Prayer

Dear Lord help us to realize our dependence upon you and realize that we are apart of your glorious body on Earth. Lord help us realize that there is strength in numbers and we need each other to be fruitful and live a prosperous life as your people. Lord help us to not be careless and prideful in our Christian walk, Lord, looking like a bunch of used body parts, but help us realize Lord, that we are apart of something bigger than ourselves; that we are a part of your glorious body as sons and daughters in your kingdom. Lord I ask in Jesus mighty name that you will touch, heal and deliver all that read this prayer and call upon your wonderful name. A-men

International Evangelist
Jerry W. Hulse Ph.D.
Miracle Life Church International

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2012 Jerry W Hulse

Comments

Duncan on May 09, 2013:

Thank you very much for this hub and your comments. It appears for me that today's Religions don't love God because they fear God, It's impossible to love God if we fear him. Why people Where are the true God or the true Jesus in our Religions ?

shofarcall on February 07, 2013:

Hi Jerry,

It is so good, always, to read anything which expounds Gods character which is "Holy", which is "Holiness" and praise God that we can approach Him by the righteousness of Christ. That does not excuse us though, from preparing ourselves as best we can, in Holiness for the return of the Bridegroom. I only know that since receiving the Holy Spirit, my greatest, my only desire, is to please God. But I do this through love not as works. Once we have received the Spirit the fruit will be born. It cannot be any other way.Voted up

Dianna Mendez on October 26, 2012:

Powerful message on the holiness of God. When he shows up, you know that you will be blessed beyond compare. Our churches do need to seek out his presence and to know his Holiness in their worship and faith.

Jerry W Hulse (author) from Kingsport, Tennessee / Philippines on October 26, 2012:

Sword, There was a lot involved here and I do not have time to do it justice. The law required both parties be stoned but the Romans was the occupiers and reserved capitol punishment to be meted out only by their courts. Jesus knew their hearts and why they tried to trap him because there was no right answer but he knew how to prick their hearts and reveal their own sinful nature. Our God is a perfect being that will do only the right thing and sometimes he must bring correction and sometimes a swift judgment but when he does it serves his purpose and his cause for his Kingdom. just look at the part that states that these were made examples for us, yes they received harsh punishment but it served his purpose but we can never use our human reason to try to figure out god and his ways. Be Blessed.

SwordofManticorE from Burlington on October 26, 2012:

Jerry, again I will ask YOU! How would you feel about God if He judged all, the same way His Son judged the adulterous?

Jerry W Hulse (author) from Kingsport, Tennessee / Philippines on October 25, 2012:

Thanks Ercramer and gypsy for your comments, u know; it looks like God is sending missionaries to America to evangelize the very nation that was founded to be a safe haven for the church to take the greatest new on Earth which is the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Be Blessed.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on October 25, 2012:

Voted up and awesome. We have a lot of catching up to do. We must do a lot of praying, keep to our faith and believe in the Lord. If you're wondering the USA is my homeland and I want to return someday so I pray for guidance for us all. Passing this on.

Eric Cramer from Chicagoland on October 24, 2012:

Great hub! God is Holy and we fall so short of his standards. It is way too easy to think that we have God all figured out and if that were the case He would not be God. God is so much greater and bigger than we can fathom. I join you in prayer for revival!

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