Sunday 5 June 2011

Revival of Holiness

Glory to God!

This morning we had a wonderful time in God's presence! Through worship, the Word of God and Communion, the Lord led us into greater revelation of His holiness. This is what He showed us:

God's holiness
  • God is holy. His holiness is His essence.
  • The manifestation of God's holiness is His glory.
  • The manifestation of God is the fruit of His holiness. Gal. 5:22

Fire and holiness

  • Fire is the manifestation of God's holiness. Lev. 9:23,24; 2 Chron. 7:1-3
  • God revealed Himself to Moses as fire in a burning bush. Exodus 3:1-6
  • Through the revelation of the possibility of the union of God with the natural (bush, tent of meeting, temple), God forshadowed Penetecost - God's fire dwelling upon and in the natural - the Church. Acts 2:1-4
  • Pentecost is God baptising His people in Holiness!

God's holy people

  • The Church is holy. Col. 3:12; 1 Peter 2:9-12; Eph. 4:24; 5:26,27
  • The believer is holy because of God's presence in the believer; God's possession of the believer and God's purpose for the believer. 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1

"A revival of holiness is what we need.
We need preaching about Christ's claim on us
that will lead us to live entirely
for Him and His Kingdom." Andrew Murray

We praise God for His revelation to us and for calling and empowering us by His Holy Spirit to live holy lives that reveal His holiness! Hallelujah!

Next Sunday we will be meeting at our usual time at 3pm at Eastsite 15, Salzschlirfer Str.15.

Quote of the week:

"Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness out of the fear of the Lord." 2 Cor. 7:1


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