Do I have any holiness in me?
For I am the Lord who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'”
Leviticus 11:45 NASB
We are to be holy as God is holy. So how does that happen? Can I just be holy because God is holy?
In the Old Testament Holy God resided in the temple. In the Holy of Holies. It was a sanctified, cleansed, holy area of the temple.
In the New Testament we are the temple where the Holy God resides now. In the heart where God has cleansed us by the blood of Christ, is sanctifying us everyday, where holiness, His holiness resides.
How can you receive this holiness?
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 NASB
A repentant heart baptized in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sin is the necessary step to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
Mark 1:8 NASB
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
John 20:22 NASB
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:24 NASB
🌹 Jesus is the holiness in me.
Continually Seeking Him,