Saturday, August 19, 2006

Communion Meditation-Holy People

Ps 99:9 9 Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.

Our God is holy but the response to that is not to shrink away but on the contrary, to come and worship Him in holiness. This means at a holy place in a holy way by a holy people. This seems foreign to us. Especially, if we have been raised on such large doses of our own unworthiness, our own lack of holiness. We are afraid to approach, because like, Uzza, we think that we might reach out and touch the Ark of the Covenant, and be annihilated by a Holy God.

But we are the people of God and we are called to holiness. This is a holiness that draws close to the Father, through the Son, by the Spirit. It is not only possible but commanded. And it gives God glory. Listen to these verses.

Rom 12:1-2 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Eph 1:3-6 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Col 1:21-23 21 And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled. 22 In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

Col 3:12 12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

So, with the Apostle Paul, I say to you, come, holy people of God and partake of Christ.

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