Holiness Is of God. No one is entitled to be called 'His Holiness' except the LORD God Almighty. In the Old Testament of the Bible God gave several laws to Isreal His chosen nation as representatives of mankind. But, they were unable to fulfil the entire laws of God and they repeatedly backslide and sinned against God simply because by nature man is sinful. God of course foreknew that man will fall into sin and that man in the fall into sin will be unable to meet His standard of holiness independently of Him and reconcile back to His Holy Spirit without His divine intervention. Therefore, God from the very beginning in His foreknowledge intended to make us holy and acceptable unto Him eternally not by the Old Testament sacrificial system or by laws written on tablet stones, but through a new covenant blood relationship sealed by the remission blood of Christ Jesus (Jeremiah 31:31-33, Revelation 13:8).
Our sinful nature, which is impossible for us to get rid of independent of God's remission intervention was the main barrier in the way of man reconciling with God's Holy Spirit to have and enjoy an eternal life relationship of peace, rest and joy with Him. God as our Maker is entirely sovereignly independently divinely righteous and holy because of who He is. And if God will only grant man relationship access to His Holy Spirit if man is sinless and holy just as He is, then unless God who is His HOLINESS in itself intervenes for us to enable us meet His holiness standards, it will be impossible for us as mankind to get rid of the first Adamic man sinful nature that we all acquiesced in let alone attain God's holiness standard independently of His Holy Spirit (Romans 3:19-31).
God's divine remission intervention for mankind came in the Person of Christ. Through Christ's finished work of remission on the cross, God paved the way for us as mankind to completely do away with our sinful nature and fully adopt His perfect holy nature. Christ through His remission work on the cross crucified the corporate body of the sinful natured flesh and in so doing, He once and for all paved the way for us to have forgiveness of our sins from God, reconcile back with His Holy Spirit and have a sinless relationship with God our Maker and heavenly Father. As a result of Christ's complete remission works we are now able to:
1. Do away with our sinful nature when we repent from sins and adopt God's own holy and perfect righteous sinless nature from the sinless Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
2. Have access to God's Holy Spirit and have a sinless peaceful covenant relationship with Him (Romans 5:1-5)
3. Obey God's laws, which is all about divine love through the power of obedience we receive from Christ (Matthew 22:35-40, Romans 1:1-5).
4. Fulfil God's primary purpose for creating us, which is to worship Him eternally as our God, Creator and Maker in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-24).
5. Exercise dominion over sin, evil powers and the wicked principalities forces of this world who are the primary agents of sins (Romans 6:6-23, Ephesians 6:10-12).
6. See and enter God's kingdom through our new birth in Christ (John 3:1-8).
7. Be free from condemnation of sins, live unto God in newness of spirit with a lively hope of eternal life and no longer live unto sin indebted to consequences of sin, which is death (John 1:12, Romans 6:23 & 8:1-17, Galatians 2:19-21).
Christ Jesus as the fulfiller of all Old Testament remission laws remains man's only means of receiving forgiveness for sins and reconciling with God (Romans 10:1-4). Choosing to surrender your life to Christ therefore is not just a choice of a religious ideology amidst the several religious ideologies in the world that are considered to be of equal standing in promoting the attainment of God's holiness and righteousness standards. Instead, choosing to surrender your all to Christ, is in fact a choice of God's holiness in itself and a departure from devil's nature of sinfulness. This choice is not by force. It is a choice we must all make by willingly surrendering our entire being unto God through Christ and not by any forceful means.
If your desire is to avoid the eternal consequences of sin, which is eternal death, and have eternal life in God's kingdom, then as it is written, your only chance of realistically realising your desire is by fulfilling God's holiness standard through Christ. God's holiness standards requirement is not discretionary. It is a mandatory requirement we must all fulfil if we are to end up in His eternal life kingdom. God will not allow an ungodly or an unholy spirit to enter His holy kingdom to have benefits and rewards of eternal life (1 Corinthians 15:50). And none can ever meet God's holiness standards requirement through vain religious practices or by independent works of so called righteousness. Our only means of entering God's kingdom and receiving from Him the everlasting rewards of eternal life is by meeting His holiness and righteousness standard through His own only divinely approved way, which is Christ Jesus.
Holiness is of God and holiness, which is of God is God's very own divine sinlessness standard. Therefore, it is impossible for man to attain it through any naturalistic centred religious prescription no matter how heavy the dosage is. Holiness is only possible through us reconciling with God's Holy Spirit who as holiness itself is the only one that can make us holy! Christ Jesus as the manifested body of holiness and righteousness of God is the only divinely approved sinless body given to us by God to enable us reconcile back to His Holy Spirit and meet His divine sinlessness, holiness and righteousness standard. Outside of Christ therefore, none in the eyes of God can ever be sinless, righteous and holy just as God is holy let alone have a legitimate lively hope of spending eternal life in the holy kingdom of the Almighty God who is forever and ever: Holy, Holy and Holy.
Jesus Christ is calling you today! Not into a religion, but to enter into a sinless, righteousness and holy relationship with the LORD God Almighty who as is His HOLINESS itself is: our Saviour, Redeemer, eternal Rock of Ages, KING OF KINGS and LORD OF LORDS.
Stop wasting your time labouring in carnal vain religious practices, which profits your soul nothing. Come out of sinfulness into God's holiness by accepting Jesus's holy calling upon your life today if you are yet to!
1 Peter 1:2-5
"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time."