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Be Holy Even As I Am Holy – Part One

on August 25, 2014

Several months ago, I was led to explore what it is to “Be Holy Even As I Am Holy.”  The Lord has brought revelation to me and because it is long, I will submit this writing to you in four segments.

These words have resonated with me over and over again. God says to us in 1 Peter 1:15-16 NLT, “But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy.” If that were not possible, He would not have told us. We all know that in our flesh, that seems like an impossible command. It is then that we must come to the realization that at salvation our spirit was recreated into His image. It is our recreated spirit that is alive unto God and which is the perfect, sinless part of us. We find that we need to learn how to bring the rest of ourselves into alignment with our spirit. We have now set out on our journey to holiness.

We are spirit, soul, and body; three distinct parts. Too often we allow our flesh to dictate to us. Our flesh screams out for food, for comfort, for self-gratification and we are all too ready to accommodate that. Our soul, which is our mind, will and emotions, goes right along with that program getting caught up in supplying the desires of the flesh. Whatever we can think of is what we want. As our thinking becomes more perverse, so do our actions. We tend to be moved by our emotions and those often betray us. Our spirit is often the last part of ourselves that we are ever even aware of and it is off in the corner literally starving to death while we go on with satisfying the flesh. As Christians, we should strive to change this worldly pattern. The only way to effectively bring about the kind of change we need for victory in our lives is to cultivate a deeper relationship with our Father God through Christ Jesus by the power of Holy Spirit by spending time with Him in the place where He is. That is where we become holy even as He is holy.

I have heard Christians say about another that they are ‘so heavenly-minded they are no earthly good.’ That is a statement right out of the pit of hell itself. The truth is that if we do not become heavenly-minded we can be of no earthly good. As long as we remain bound to earthly constraints, our faith level will never be enough to see the type of victory we long to see. Our spirits are meant to soar, to experience heavenly vision, to dream dreams. Scripture tells us that we are already seated together in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. That is our reality but until we move to heaven we can only ‘see it’ in the Spirit when our spirit, inspired by Holy Spirit, ascends to those heavenly places. We have access through visions and dreams to see into that heavenly realm. The Lord invites us in as He says, “Call unto me and I will answer you and I will show you great and mighty things that you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3. In Revelation 4:1 He says, “Come up here and I will show you things that must take place.”

Our flesh cannot access this realm because that is the part of us that was created in sin. Our soul cannot access this realm without being renewed by the washing of the water of the Word. Scripture says to ‘let this mind be in you which is also in Christ Jesus’ and to ‘renew your mind by the washing of the water of the Word.’ It seems to me that the soul part of us can be renewed both in first heaven, which is the earth, where we hear, read and speak the Word and in third heaven where God is, where we experience the Word. That would make our soul the bridge between heaven and earth. We are not to remain earth-bound because our spirit is created to soar to those heavenly places in Christ.

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One response to “Be Holy Even As I Am Holy – Part One

  1. Fran Wagner says:

    Had to read one loved it. Keep feeding me

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