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“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, 


knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Proverbs 9:10

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My God is Holy.

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*He is totally separate above and other (different) than me

He is pure and spotless with no fault at all

As A.W. Tozer says:

We may fear God’s power and admire His wisdom,


His Holiness we cannot even imagine.

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Just read these verses.

It’s what Saint John describes about what he saw when he was in heaven.

It’s in Revelation 4:2-11 

There before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 

 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian. 

A rainbow, resembling an emerald,

encircled the throne. 

Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, 

and seated on them were twenty-four elders. 

They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads.

From the throne came flashes of lightning, 

rumblings and peals of thunder. 

Before the throne, 

seven lamps were blazing. 

These are the seven spirits of God.  

Also  before the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, 

clear as crystal. 

In the center, 

around the throne, 

were four living creatures, 

and they were covered with eyes, 

in front and in back. 

The first living creature was like a lion, 

the second was like an ox,

the third had a face like a man, 

the fourth was like a flying eagle. 

Each of the four living creatures had six wings 

and was covered with eyes all around, 

even under his wings. 

Day and night they never stop saying:

“Holy, holy,  

holy is the Lord God Almighty,

who was,  and is, and is to come.” 

Whenever the living creatures give glory,

honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne 

and who lives for ever and ever, 

the twenty-four elders fall down 

before him who sits on the throne, 

and worship Him  who lives for ever and ever. 

They lay their crowns before the throne and say:  

 “You are worthy, 

our Lord and God,  

to receive 

glory and honor and power,    

for You created all things,      

and by Your will they were created      

and have their being.”

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Our God is Holy,

He is absolutely holy and pure.

And the fact is that without Holiness we will never see Him.

Yet in understanding Holiness,

I am learning that as one saint of old has said:

“Holiness is not just the absence of sin


it is also the presence of God”

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Choosing Holiness prepares us for His Presence.

We have been taught to pray:

“Thy Kingdom come”

His kingdom is a “Holy Kingdom,” and He has made it available to us through the blood of the Lamb.

This takes place at the cross of Jesus where purity and holiness are imparted into our lives.

Because, as A. W. Tozer says:

We must hide our un-holiness 

in the wounds of Christ.

Therefore as I kneel at the cross of Jesus and repent of the sins in my life, 

I give Him my sins. 

I know that it is because of His blood and water poured forth from within Him that:

I am being cleansed

I am being washed,

I am being set apart,

I am being made pure,

I am being made holy. 

1 Corinthians 6:11

What does it say in Psalm 24:3-4?

Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?       

Who may stand in his holy place? 

He who has clean hands 

         and a pure heart,       

who does not lift up his soul to an idol        


swear by what is false.

Being this clean before our God can only take place at the cross of Jesus.

How often should I be thinking about our Lord’s cross?

Well, scripture encourages us to often participate in the Sacrament of Communion because, when I partake of His Body and Blood, at that time I am brought back into remembrance of what the cross of Jesus is all about.  It is His presence, that I desire, and for this reason I choose to make myself clean.

For I know that:

A broken 


the contrite heart,

He will not despise. 

Psalm 51:17

And as Peter says:

“Be Holy, 


I am Holy!”

1 Peter 1:16 

My God is Holy. 

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Greg Wiley,  from his book  

Beholding the Beauty of God

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