The True Experience of Holiness for Life and Ministry

The True Experience of Holiness for Life and Ministry

The True Experience of Holiness for Life and Ministry

Isaiah 35:8-9; Deuteronomy 23:14; Luke 1:74-75; Ephesians 4:24

  • The Lord is inspecting His Church, the family, career and relationships again to ensure we are holy and to deliver us or see uncleanness and turn away from us.
  • The Lord calls our attention to the way of holiness and shows us those who can walk or are not qualified to walk there.
  • It is holy people that can walk in a holy way.
  • It is the desire of God for His children to serve Him without fear but in holiness and righteousness for life.

P1. The Desire for True Experience of Holiness for Personal Life

Psalm 17:15; 1 Peter 1:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:3-7; Mathew 5:6,8; Colossians 2:10

  • Desire is a strong emotion to express a wish to obtain, ask or request something precious. The Lord promised to satisfy the desires of every living thing (Psalm 145:16).
  • The Psalmist desire to awake in the likeness of God each day. What is your own desire?
  • True experience of holiness in your personal life will make you noticeable, makes you a better Christian, worker, husband, wife, and children.

P2. The Description of True Experience of Holiness for Ministry

1 Peter 1:15; 1 Kings 17:7-24; 2 Kings 4:8-23; Ruth 2:1,4-9; 3:1-14; 2 Chronicles 31:18;  Romans 16:1-5

  • The Lord want the called men and women of God to be holy in all manner of life.
  • Elijah shows an example of holiness in his relationship with the widow of Zarephath.
  • Elisha shows an example of holiness in his relationship with Shunamite woman and her family.
  • Boaz and Ruth maintained their purity and patiently waited for the appointed time.
  • God want His ministers to sanctify themselves  in holiness in their set office.

P3. The Determination for True Experience of Holiness for Heaven

2 Timothy 2:22; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Galatians 5:24; 1 Corinthians 6:18 

  • In daily life situations and ministry, we need a resolute heart for holiness that will qualify us for heaven.
  • Joseph was determined to escape all kinds of temptations.
  • The Lord urges us to cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit and  crucify the flesh with affections and lusts.
  • We must disconnect from the world, flee fornication, and obey God’s word to live a holy life and any other thing that wants to jeopardise our journey to heaven.
  • We need to arise and do the needful to be fit for heaven.

Just after the turn of the 20th century, God poured out His Spirit and started a revival on Azusa Street in California. It was an awesome time, a time when people’s entire lives were turned inside out. Everything else in their world seemed to lose importance. Supernatural things were happening, and God was manifesting Himself in their midst. The people involved in the Azusa Street Revival soon began to be known to the world as “holiness” people. They got that title because they were so obviously different from everyone else. Few believers today even know what holiness means. Even fewer understand the outpouring of God that comes to those who dare to step into it (William Joseph Seymour).