“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
This is the reason Christ went to the cross.
That He might redeem us from sin and purify a peculiar people, a people, that desire to do good works.
Have we allowed Him to do that? Are we seperated from sin? Christ paid the price, We are bought by His shed blood, set free from the law of sin and death.
Yet, we toy with sin, we keep our favorite around like it is a pet, not fully conscious of the pain it causes our Lord and the amount it harms our relationship with Him.
When we hang on to this sin, it doesn’t allow the purification process, the whole, complete, sanctification of our lives to the Lord. We are only partially His.
Our prayers are hindered. Our desires are not satisfied, we are in want, ever searching, never finding.
The peace of God alludes us, His joy is just out of reach, we miss the comfort, wisdom and protection of the Holy Spirit.
Gods Grace, Mercy and Salvation is evident to all, available to whosoever will.
Mankind could recognize His majesty if they opened their hearts and eyes.
This knowledge should teach us to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, to live in peaceful quiet service to the Lord. Our lives becoming a road map of righteouness for others to follow to the throne room of God.
We should be peculiar; not out there as some are, (just silly), but different, not joining the pack, a light in the darkness, someone quick to pray, to lend a hand up.
As Jesus fed, healed and taught those He came in contact with, He has sent us to do the same. He promised the Power and Ability would be ours.
We can walk in that Power and Ability when we are purified, wholly sold out to His will and service.
We allow Him to work in us by reading, meditating, praying and living His Word.
2 Timothy: 3. 16-17
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”
We must allow His Word to work in us, to purify us.
Titus: 1. 15-16
“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”
Do you know Him?
The Word of God is pure and sharper then a two edged sword….let it work within you, become that peculiar people, look behind you, you will see signs and wonders following as you truly, wholly follow Him.
Titus: 2. 12-15
“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
Lord, hear our prayer.
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