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Holiness

Holiness is self-affirming purity.  In virtue of this attribute of His nature, God eternally will maintain His own moral excellence.  In this definition are contained three elements: first, purity; second, purity willing; and third, purity willing itself.

The following passages provides a description of this attribute.
In Exodus 15:11, God is "glorious in holiness, In Exodus 19:10-16, the people of Israel were instructed to purify themselves before they came into God's presence,In Isaiah 6:3, God is Holy, holy, holy is Jehovah of host,In Isaiah 6:5-7, the prophet's lips are purged with coal,In II Corinthians 7:1, we are instructed to cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of the Lord,In I Thessalonians 3:13, we are established blameless in holiness,In I Thessalonians 4:7, God called us not for "uncleanness, but in sanctification," and In Hebrews 12:29, God is described as a consuming fire. The development of the…

The Omnipresence of God

By this I mean that God, in the totality of His essence, without diffusion or expansion, multiplication or division, penetrates and fills the universe in all its parts.

Psalm 139:7 says, "Whither shall I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?

For God is never so far off as even to be near.  He is within. Our spirit is the home He holds most dear.  To think of Him as by our side is almost untrue as to remove His shrine beyond those skies of starry blue.  So all the while I thought myself homeless, forlorn, and weary, missing my joy.  I walked the Earth myself God's sanctuary. (Fredrick William Faber)

Speak to Him then, for He heard, and Spirit with spirit can meet; closer is He than breathing, and nearer than hands and feet "As full, as perfect, in a hair as heart." (Alexander Pope)

The enemy thinks we shouldn't battle him in to affect his effort to separate humanity from God.  As silly as it may sound, the devil believes this. Satan's n…

Ministers Should Know About the Gift of Prophecy

The Gift of Prophecy restores the communion that was and is being made inactive by man's disobedience. In a certain sense, it is a pipeline to God's ministers telling them what He (God) needs seen through us.

The prophetic gift has variations.  It may be exhortational and may take the form of song or poetry as in the Psalms, or it may on occasion reveal future events. When in operation it has a direct line from the sender (God), to receiver (Minister or saint), and to the hearers (saints or others).  The gift has varied operations and may be a vehicle for other gifts such as the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, or discerning of spirits.

Prophecy relating to the future is of two distinct kinds.  Some prophecies are unconditional as an example, the Abrahamic Covenant or the Messianic Prophecies.  Others are conditional such as Isaiah's warning of Hezekiah's impending death (2 Kings 20:1-6) or Jonah's pronouncement of judgement on Nineveh (Jonah 3:3-10) Uncondit…